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Upgrading and Fixing PCs For Dummies, 7th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-17101-1
384 pages
July 2007
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Part I: Boring, Basic Repairs.

Chapter 1: Start Here First.

Chapter 2: Keyboards, Mice, and Joysticks.

Chapter 3: Replacing the Monitor, Adding a Second One, or Connecting to a TV.

Chapter 4: Choosing a New Printer.

Chapter 5: Moving from the Old PC to the New One.

Part II: Beefing Up Your PC for Windows Vista, Games, and Video.

Chapter 6: Discovering How Well Your PC Will Run Windows Vista.

Chapter 7: Beefing Up Your PC’s Video.

Chapter 8: Adding More Memory.

Chapter 9: Adding Storage with a Hard Drive.

Chapter 10: Replacing the Power Supply or Laptop Battery.

Part III: Teaching an Old PC New Tricks.

Chapter 11: Fine-Tuning Your PC’s Sound.

Chapter 12: Turning Your TV into a Home Theater with Vista’s Media Center.

Chapter 13: Making Movies.

Chapter 14: Adding a Scanner.

Chapter 15: Adding a CD or DVD Drive.

Part IV: Communications.

Chapter 16: Replacing a Modem.

Chapter 17: Linking PCs with a Network.

Chapter 18: Filtering Out Evil with Firewalls.

Part V: Introducing Parts to Windows.

Chapter 19: Hiring the Right Driver for Windows.

Chapter 20: Installing or Upgrading to Windows Vista.

Chapter 21: Troubleshooting and Fixing Windows.

Chapter 22: Finding Help Online.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten Cheap Fixes to Try First.

Chapter 24: Ten Handy Upgrade Tools.

Chapter 25: (Nearly) Ten Upgrade Do’s and Donuts.

Appendix: The Rathbone Reference of Fine Ports.


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