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Laptops All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-38399-5
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840 pages
August 2008
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Introduction.

Book I: Choosing the Best Laptop.

Chapter 1: Knowing What You Want, Getting What You Need.

Chapter 2: Touring a Modern Laptop.

Chapter 3: Microprocessors, Memory, and Operating Systems.

Chapter 4: Doing It Yourself versus Calling in the Cavalry.

Book II: Setting Up Your Laptop.

Chapter 1: Installing or Upgrading an Operating System.

Chapter 2: Painting Flames on the Operating System: Customizing.

Chapter 3: Transferring Settings, E-mail, and Documents.

Chapter 4: Managing Files, Folders, Extensions.

Book III: Running Basic Windows Operations.

Chapter 1: Opening Windows.

Chapter 2: Using Built-in Windows Applications and Gadgets.

Chapter 3: Windows Maintenance Utilities.

Chapter 4: Honk, Honk! Windows Backup and Restore Utilities.

Book IV: Using Common Applications.

Chapter 1: Writing Documents.

Chapter 2: Crunching Data with Spreadsheets.

Chapter 3: Presenting Yourself with PowerPoint Professionalism.

Chapter 4: Checking Your Calendar.

Book V: Playing with Multimedia.

Chapter 1: Walking Through Windows Media Playe.

Chapter 2: Feeling the Music, Seeing the Stream.

Chapter 3: Hamming It Up for the Webcam.

Chapter 4: Gaming with a Laptop.

Book VI: Managing Your Power Supply.

Chapter 1: Using Your Power for Good Purposes.

Chapter 2: Replacing or Upgrading Your Power Source.

Chapter 3: Power-Management Utilities.

Book VII: Upgrading Your Laptop.

Chapter 1: Adding RAM.

Chapter 2: Adding or Replacing a Drive: Internal, External, CD, or DVD.

Chapter 3: Changing Your Input and Output Options.

Chapter 4: Going External with Printer, Network, and Special Peripherals.

Book VIII: Networking and Linking to the Internet.

Chapter 1: Networking with Other Machines.

Chapter 2: Managing a Windows Network.

Chapter 3: Going Wireless.

Chapter 4: Spinning the Web.

Chapter 5: Exchanging E-mail, IMs, and Newsgroups.

Chapter 6: Communicating with VoIP.

Book IX: Protecting Your Laptop.

Chapter 1: Traveling with a Laptop.

Chapter 2: Guarding Against Intruders.

Book X: Troubleshooting Common Problems.

Chapter 1: Sweating the Hard(ware) Stuff.

Chapter 2: Knowing When Good Software Goes Bad.

Index.

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