PCs for Dummies (For Dummies Computer Book)

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9781568840789: PCs for Dummies (For Dummies Computer Book)

This work explains the latest in PC hardware, software, and peripherals.

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Explaining the fundamentals of personal computing to those who would rather read words than look at pictures, PCs for Dummies tells you everything you need to know in order to use an IBM-compatible PC running Windows 98. Dan Gookin's prose is technically astute and fun to read.

This isn't the book for you if you're looking through a computer catalog and wondering what all the jargon means (Buying a Computer for Dummies covers that). Rather, this book will help you when you've gotten the machine into your home and you need to know what to do next. Starting with the process of unpacking the box and plugging in all the cables, this book shows you what to do with your new machine.

After assembly is out of the way, Gookin shows you how to get around in Windows 98 (and Windows 95, which is almost identical). He explains concepts like files, directories, and applications, and frequently explains the exact procedures involved in common tasks like adjusting screen resolution. Once you've heard all about the basics, Gookin goes on to explain modem configuration, printer problems, productivity software, and a fair amount about Internet use. --David Wall

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Join the PC generation the fun and easy way®!

Hook up your PC, connect peripherals, get online, and get to work — or play

Don't start a relationship with that PC until you read this book! It's full of the stuff you need — and just the stuff you need — without the technobabble. From bringing your baby home and setting up the parts to getting extra storage, installing a modem, managing information, and even playing online games, it's all explained in plain English.

Discover how to

  • Connect all the parts of your computer
  • Understand and use toolbars, menus, and shortcuts
  • Set up your modem and get online
  • Create a wired or wireless network
  • Make your own CDs

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