Laptops For Dummies, 6th Edition
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Nothing beats tips and suggestions, especially when you’re starting out with something new and different, like a laptop computer. Here are some things that are highly recommended:

  • Restart Windows. This fixes many common problems.

  • If it was working “yesterday,” try the Windows 10 feature Reset This PC.

  • Changes cause problems. Upgrading software or hardware or changing the settings in Windows usually causes whatever new problems your laptop encounters.

  • Activate and use antivirus software.

  • Put a personal label or asset-tracking sticker on your laptop.

  • Hunt down those AC power outlets when you’re out on the road!

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Dan Gookin has been an author, editor, ghostwriter, and a public official. He's written more than a dozen Dummies books on technology, with a special focus on PCs, the Android operating system, and Microsoft products. And in 1991, he was the author of the very first Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, which started the whole enterprise.

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