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PCs For Dummies, 12th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-23261-3
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360 pages
February 2013
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Introduction 1

What’s New in This Edition? 1

Where to Start 2

Conventions Used in This Book 3

What You Don’t Need to Read 4

Foolish Assumptions 4

Icons Used in This Book 4

Getting in Touch with the Author 5

Where to Go from Here 5

Part I: Hello, PC! 7

Chapter 1: What Is This Thing, This PC? 9

Chapter 2: The PC Knobs, Buttons, and Doodads Tour 17

Chapter 3: PC Setup 29

Chapter 4: On and Off 41

Part II: The Nerd’s-Eye View 51

Chapter 5: Deep Inside the Console 53

Chapter 6: PC Memory 65

Chapter 7: Mass Storage 75

Chapter 8: Merry Monitor Mayhem 89

Chapter 9: Input This! 101

Chapter 10: System Expansion 117

Chapter 11: P Is for Printer 125

Part III: Basic Computing 157

Chapter 14: The Windows Tour 159

Chapter 15: It’s the Software Chapter 169

Chapter 16: Fun with Files and Folders 179

Chapter 17: The Grim Topic of File Management 193

Chapter 18: Save Your Butt When You Really Screw Up 203

Chapter 19: The Optical Disc Factory 213

Part IV: Networking Nonsense  223

Chapter 20: The Non-TV Kind of Network 225

Chapter 21: Network Abuse 235

Chapter 22: Why Does This Book Have a Bluetooth Chapter? 247

Chapter 23: As Little of the Internet as Possible 255

Chapter 24: PC Nightmares 263

Part V: Your Digital Life 271

Chapter 25: The Whole Digital Photography Thing 273

Chapter 26: Electronic Entertainment 285

Chapter 27: Sharing Your Life Online 297

Chapter 28: Kid-Safe Computing 309

Part VI: The Part of Tens 317

Chapter 29: Ten PC Commandments 319

Chapter 30: Ten Tips from a PC Guru 323

Index 329

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