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* Set up your computer right the first time
* Install and run all of the latest software
* Connect and use your printer, scanner, modem, Zip drive and other add-ons
* Organize your files and folders - and then find them again quickly
* Maintain your PC: clean your hardware, change printer cartridges, check for software updates
About the Author
About the Authors Barry Press is the author of the blockbuster PC Upgrade and Repair Bible, Professional Edition from IDG Books Worldwide. He has designed leading-edge computer hardware, software, and networks for more than 25 years, including a unique cable television modem, campus-wide ATM networks, a desktop computer capable of analyzing adverse drug interactions, and an artificial intelligence planning system. He has programmed Windows since version 1.0 and has taught as an adjunct professor of computer science at the University of Southern California. Marcia Press worked in public accounting as a tax CPA for what was then one of the Big Eight, moving later to her own practice. She handles the administrative part of the work for the Press's computer books - the tracking, calls, followups, and research - and does the sanity checks on the initial drafts. She's a fan of good wine, gardening, reading, and shopping, and is a serious gourmet cook.
Table of Contents
PART I: Starting Up.
Chapter 1: Unpacking and Booting Your New PC.
Chapter 2: Writing a Letter.
Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Printer.
Chapter 4: A First Look at Disk Drives.
PART II: Hardware the Way You Want It.
Chapter 5: Mouse and Joystick.
Chapter 6: Keyboard.
Chapter 7: Display.
Chapter 8: Sound.
PART III: Application Software.
Chapter 9: Install and Uninstall.
Chapter 10: Running Windows 98 Applications.
Chapter 11: Quickstart Word 97.
Chapter 12: Quickstart Excel 97.
Chapter 13: Running WinFax.
PART IV: Internet.
Chapter 14: Connecting to the Internet.
Chapter 15: Basic Web Browsing.
Chapter 16: Customizing Your Browser.
Chapter 17: Electronic Mail.
Chapter 18: Sending and Receiving Files.
PART V: Maintenance and Upgrades.
Chapter 19: Periodic Maintenance.
Chapter 20: Upgrades.
Chapter 21: Setting Up a Network.
Chapter 22: Virus Protection and Security.
Chapter 23: Troubleshooting.
Answers to Personal Workbook Questions.