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PCs for dummies
Gookin, Dan.
Personal Author:
Seventh edition.
Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxvi, 421 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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QA76.5 .G629 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
QA76.5 .G629 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Throw out those dense, mind-numbing, jargon-filled computer manuals and grab yourself a copy of PC's For Dummies,  your all-in-one guide that is packed with all the tried-and-true advice and special tricks that you can expect from all-time best-selling author Dan Gookin. In his familiar, fun, and easy-to-follow fashion, Gookin guides you through the wonderful world of PCs with a minimum of technobabble and a maximum of hardware smarts and software savvy.

Find out what lurks inside a PC and sort your way through chips, cards, cables, and connections The Dummies Way™. You don't have to be a geek to get the most bang for your computing buck PC's For Dummies,  is the ideal reference for first-time PC users. From putting your PC together to finding quick answers and sage advice on installing new hardware and software, surfing the Internet and sending e-mail, or troubleshooting your PC problems, you can feel confident-and get your work done-in no time at all.

Table of Contents

Part I Introducing the PC
Chapter 1 Computer? PC? What's That?
Chapter 2 The Nerd's-Eye View
Chapter 3 Insert Tab A into Slot B
Chapter 4 Computer On, Computer Off
Chapter 5 Places to Go, Things to See in Windows.7
Part II Computer Guts
Chapter 6 Inside the Box
Chapter 7 The Basic Ports
Chapter 8 Disk Drives Me Crazy
Chapter 9 Memories . .
Like a PC Full of RAM
Chapter 10 Minding Your Monitors
Chapter 11 The Keyboard and Mouse Chapter
Chapter 12 More than a Mortal Printer
Chapter 13 The Mighty Morphin' Power Modem
Chapter 14 Sounds Like
Chapter 15 Even More Hardware!
Part III Networking Nonsense
Chapter 16 Basic Painless Networking
Chapter 17 Abusing the Network
Chapter 18 Your Network and the Internet
Chapter 19 Look, Ma: No Wires!
Part IV The Soft Side of Computing
Chapter 20 Files: The Key to Understanding Software
Chapter 21 Organizing Your Compu-Junk
Chapter 22 File Control
Chapter 23 Software, Programs, Applications
Chapter 24 Making Your Own CDs
Chapter 25 Your Basic Internet Introduction
Chapter 26 It's a World Wide Web We Weave
Chapter 27 Basic E-Mail
Chapter 28 Files to Here, Files from There!
Part V The Part of Tens
Chapter 29 Ten Common Beginner Mistakes
Chapter 30 Ten Things Worth Buying for Your PC
Chapter 31 Ten Tips from a PC Guru