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Title:
Rescued by upgrading your PC
Author:
Jamsa, Kris, 1960-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Australia ; United States : Onword Press Thomson Learning, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
iv, 300 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780766848467
Format :
Book

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Central Library TK7887 .J35 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Now in it's 4th edition by best selling author Kris Jamsa, Rescued by Upgrading Your PC is a must-have resource for anyone who owns a personal computer or notebook PC. Step-by-step instructions make PC hardware and software upgrading and maintenance easy! Filled with full color illustrations, this edition helps readers take control of their own hardware and software installations. Each lesson is very detailed, requiring only 5-10 minutes of time to complete and will save you money!


Table of Contents

Section 1 Getting Started with PC Upgrades
Lesson 1 Getting Past Your Fears (You Can Do This)p. 3
Lesson 2 Opening Your PC's System Unitp. 11
Lesson 3 Understanding Your Computer's Portsp. 17
Lesson 4 Understanding the PC's Expansion Slotsp. 23
Lesson 5 Working with Boards and Chipsp. 28
Lesson 6 Understanding Your Computer,s CMOS Memoryp. 34
Lesson 7 Replacing Your PC's CMOS Batteryp. 39
Section 2 Common Motherboard Upgrades
Lesson 8 Understanding Common Conflictsp. 45
Lesson 9 Understanding DIP Switches and Jumpersp. 54
Lesson 10 Upgrading Your Processorp. 60
Lesson 11 Upgrading the PC BIOSp. 68
Lesson 12 Adding Memory to Your PCp. 73
Section 3 Common Hardware Upgrades
Lesson 13 Installing a Floppy Disk Drivep. 82
Lesson 14 Installing a SCSI Adapterp. 89
Lesson 15 Installing a New Hard Drivep. 94
Lesson 16 Installing a Zip Drivep. 104
Lesson 17 Installing a Modemp. 108
Lesson 18 Installing a Multimedia Sound Cardp. 117
Lesson 19 Upgrading Your Monitorp. 124
Lesson 20 Upgrading Your Video Cardp. 132
Lesson 21 Installing a CD-ROM Drivep. 140
Lesson 22 Replacing the PC's Power Supplyp. 148
Lesson 23 Upgrading Your Mousep. 154
Lesson 24 Installing a Tape Backup Unitp. 161
Lesson 25 Upgrading Your Printerp. 165
Lesson 26 Upgrading Your Keyboardp. 174
Lesson 27 Upgrading Your Notebook PCp. 178
Lesson 28 Using a Universal Serial Bus (USB)p. 183
Lesson 29 Understanding Infrared (IR) Devicesp. 187
Section 4 Software Upgrades
Lesson 30 Understanding Device Driversp. 193
Lesson 31 Telling Windows About Your Hardware Upgradep. 202
Lesson 32 Installing New Softwarep. 207
Lesson 33 Improving Disk Performance with a Disk Cachep. 216
Lesson 34 Doubling Your Disk's Storage Capacityp. 224
Lesson 35 Installing MS-DOS-based Memory Management Softwarep. 230
Lesson 36 Defragmenting Your Hard Diskp. 237
Lesson 37 Fine-Tuning Windows Memory Usep. 244
Lesson 38 Cleaning Up Your Existing Disk Spacep. 251
Lesson 39 Troubleshooting with MSDp. 257
Lesson 40 Using the Windows Device Managerp. 268
Lesson 41 Monitoring Windows Performancep. 274
Lesson 42 Connecting Your PC to a Networkp. 279
Lesson 43 Basic Troubleshooting Tipsp. 286
Indexp. 295

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