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PCs All-in-One For Dummies, 6th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-33067-8
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720 pages
April 2013
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Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with PCs 7

Chapter 1: Starting with the Basics 9

Chapter 2: Additional Toys Your PC Will Enjoy 23

Chapter 3: Connectors, Ports, and Sundry Openings 39

Book II: Windows 8 49

Chapter 1: Shake Hands with Windows 8 51

Chapter 2: The Many Windows of Windows 73

Chapter 3: Windows 8 Basics 91

Chapter 4: Advanced Windows 8 117

Chapter 5: Taking Control of the Control Panel 145

Book III: The Internet 171

Chapter 1: Making Sense of the Internet 173

Chapter 2: Adding an Internet Connection to Windows 8 187

Chapter 3: Protecting Your Internet Privacy 195

Chapter 4: Cruising the Web with Internet Explorer 10 207

Chapter 5: Harnessing Your E-Mail 229

Book IV: PC Troubleshooting and Maintenance 251

Chapter 1: Easy PC Troubleshooting 253

Chapter 2: Maintaining Windows 8 267

Chapter 3: Maintaining Your Hardware 291

Book V: Office 2013 303

Chapter 1: Introducing Offi ce 2013 305

Chapter 2: Using Word 317

Chapter 3: Putting Excel to Work 349

Chapter 4: Performing with PowerPoint 377

Chapter 5: Doing Database Magic with Access 405

Chapter 6: Staying in Touch with Outlook417

Chapter 7: Working with SkyDrive 437

Book VI: Fun with Movies, Music, and Photos 445

Chapter 1: Scanning with Gusto 447

Chapter 2: Dude, MP3 Rocks! 461

Chapter 3: Making Movies with Your PC 475

Chapter 4: I’m Okay, You’re a Digital Camera 487

Book VII: Upgrading and Supercharging 505

Chapter 1: Determining What to Upgrade 507

Chapter 2: Adding RAM to Your Hot Rod 515

Chapter 3: Adding Hard Drive Territory to Your System 523

Chapter 4: Partying with USB, FireWire, Thunderbolt, and eSATA 535

Chapter 5: Pumping Up Your Sound and Video 545

Book VIII: Home Networking 555

Chapter 1: Do I Really Need a Network? 557

Chapter 2: Ethernet to the Rescue 565

Chapter 3: Going Wireless 583

Chapter 4: Sharing Your Internet Connection 595

Chapter 5: Securing Your Home Network 605

Book IX: Gaming 617

Chapter 1: What’s Different About a Gaming PC? 619

Chapter 2: Gaming Hardware That Helps You Win 631

Chapter 3: Software for Gamers 639

Chapter 4: Playing Milestone PC Games 651

Index 661

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