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Teach yourself PCs
Press, Barry.
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Publication Information:
Foster City, Calif. : IDG Books Worldwide, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxi, 376 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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QA76.5 .P718 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Teach Yourself(r) PCs When you need on-the-spot answers - Teach Yourself! Learn fast with short, clear steps Find the answers you need easily Explore the Web for related topics
* 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

Author Notes

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