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Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-it-Yourself For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-92305-4
340 pages
August 2010
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Part I: Getting Ready to Upgrade.

Chapter 1: Start Here First.

Chapter 2: Assembling Your Tools.

Part II: Making Your Computer Work Better.

Chapter 3: Keyboards, Mice, Game Controllers, and Monitors.

Chapter 4: Printers and Scanners.

Chapter 5: Adding More Memory.

Chapter 6: Adding or Replacing a Hard Drive.

Chapter 7: Adding a DVD Drive.

Chapter 8: Fine-Tuning Your Computer's Sound.

Chapter 9: Beefing Up Your Computer's Video Card.

Chapter 10: Replacing the Power Supply or Laptop Battery.

Part III: Teaching an Old Computer New Tricks.

Chapter 11: Creating a Home Theater with Windows 7's Media Center.

Chapter 12: Upgrading a Computer for Editing Movies.

Chapter 13: Repurposing an Old Computer.

Part IV: Communications.

Chapter 14: Adding or Replacing a Modem.

Chapter 15: Linking Computers with a Network.

Chapter 16: Filtering Out Evil with Firewalls.

Part V: Introducing Parts to Windows.

Chapter 17: Hiring the Right Driver for Windows.

Chapter 18: Installing or Upgrading to Windows 7.

Chapter 19: Troubleshooting and Fixing Windows 7.

Chapter 20: Moving from the Old Computer to the New Computer.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Find Help Online.

Chapter 22: Ten Cheap Fixes to Try First.

Appendix: The Rathbone Reference of Fine Ports.


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