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Got a new PC? Get up to speed on Windows 7, Office 2010, and home networking!
Get acquainted with your PC and all the amazing things it can do with this soup-to-nuts guide. Whether you use yourPC for work or play, this book helps you make your PC run faster and do more! This edition of PCs All-in-One For Dummies covers it all — upgrading and adding hardware, Windows 7 essentials, Office 2010 basics, music, movies, digital photos, and even home networking.
Work with Windows — explore the Windows 7 operating system and find your way around the task bar and Start menu
Get productive with Office 2010 — discover the latest features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook and start creating professional-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
Identify your PC's ports — recognize and use internal and external ports to add toys and cool accessories to your PC
Protect your PC — stop viruses before they spread and learn how to tackle troubleshooting issues
Take control of the Control Panel — easy instructions forchanging settings and repairing programs and features
Share the Internet — set up multiple computers to share one Internet connection
Have a little fun! — make movies on your PC, download digital photos, and rip and play MP3s legally
Get in touch — learn the ins and outs of e-mail and instant messaging
Open the book and find:
Common components of adesktop PC
How to add printers and scanners
Advice on adding an internal hard drive and video card
Tips for installing a wired or wireless home network
How to avoid viruses andphishing scams
An introduction to Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Access®, and Outlook®
Directions for making your own DVDs
How to add RAM to your system
8 books in 1
PC Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Fun with Movies, Music, and Photos
Upgrading and Supercharging
One-stop shopping for everything you need to know about PCs!
If you're a PC owner, you have a pretty good idea of just how much there is to discover about your PC, whether you use it for work or play. Comprised of eight minibooks, this All-in-One guide covers essential PC topics from soup through nuts, including the latest updates to PC hardware, Windows 7, the Internet, Office 2010, digital media, upgrading and troubleshooting, social media, and home networking.
This new edition features expanded coverage of using popular social media such as Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, and blogging. Plus, you’ll walk through the new Windows 7 operating system and explore revisions for each of the Office 2010 applications.
- Provides PCs users of all levels of experience with a series of eight minibooks that include the most up-to-date coverage of PC hardware, Windows 7, the Internet, Office 2010, digital media, upgrading and troubleshooting, social media, and home networking
- Explores step-by-step procedures for using the new Windows 7 operating system
- Discusses updates to each of the Office 2010 applications, the latest features of version 8 of Internet Explorer, and new information on the latest PC hardware
- Reviews ways to protect your PC from viruses, troubleshooting tips, and upgrading and supercharging your PC.
PCs All-in-One For Dummies covers everything you need to know in order to get acquainted with your PC!
About the Author
Mark L. Chambers has been an author, technical writer, and consultant for over twenty years and also has experience as a computer hardware technician. His books include Building a PC For Dummies, MacBook For Dummies, iMac For Dummies, and previous editions of PCs All-in-One For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Book I: PC Hardware.
Chapter 1: Starting with the Basics.
Chapter 2: Additional Toys Your PC Will Enjoy.
Chapter 3: Connectors, Ports, and Sundry Openings.
Book II: Windows 7.
Chapter 1: Shake Hands with Windows 7.
Chapter 2: The Many Windows of Windows.
Chapter 3: Windows 7 Basics.
Chapter 4: Advanced Windows 7.
Chapter 5: Taking Control of the Control Panel.
Book III: The Internet.
Chapter 1: Making Sense of the Internet.
Chapter 2: Adding an Internet Connection to Windows 7.
Chapter 3: Protecting Your Internet Privacy.
Chapter 4: Cruising the Web with Internet Explorer.
Chapter 5: Harnessing Your E-Mail.
Chapter 6: Instant Messaging Done Right.
Book VI: Fun with Movies, Music, and Photos.
Chapter 1: Scanning with Gusto.
Chapter 2: Dude, MP3 Rocks!
Chapter 3: Making Movies with Your PC.
Chapter 4: I Can Make My Own DVDs?
Chapter 5: I'm Okay, You're a Digital Camera.
Book VII: Upgrading and Supercharging.
Chapter 1: Determining What to Upgrade.
Chapter 2: Adding RAM to Your Hot Rod.
Chapter 3: Adding Hard Drive Territory to Your System.
Chapter 4: Partying with USB, FireWire, and eSATA.
Chapter 5: Pumping Up Your Sound and Video.
Book VIII: Home Networking.
Chapter 1: Do I Really Need a Network?
Chapter 2: Ethernet to the Rescue.
Chapter 3: Going Wireless.
Chapter 4: Sharing Your Internet Connection.
Chapter 5: Securing Your Home Network.