PCs for dummies

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IDG Books Worldwide, Sep 3, 1997 - Computers - 410 pages
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Does the PC market seem like a sea of hardware and software ready to swallow you in one gulp? Then this is the reference for you! PCs For Dummies, 5th Edition, (by best-selling author Dan Gookin) offers tried and true advice for successfully overcoming your computerphobia. In his fun and easy-to-follow fashion, Gookin leads PC novices from basic setup to troubleshooting common PC problems. With expanded coverage on the Internet, Windows 95, and the latest PC hardware and software information, you'll have a computer system that fits your needs.

Inside, find helpful advice on how to Set up your computer, printer, and modem without becoming a tech-head Troubleshoot problems when your PC acts up Get online to take advantage of Internet and World Wide Web resources Find out what's inside your PC, including the newest Pentium chips and accelerated video cards Use the new Windows 95 fonts successfully Fit your mouse and your keyboard to your needs Uncover real-world definitions of computer terms and acronyms Plus, Dan's Top Ten Lists of computer tips: Ten things worth buying for your PC Ten common computer mistakes and how to avoid them Ten things you should always remember

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User Review  - scoop530 - Overstock.com

Good ref. book for those of us that need alittle help with the basics every now and then.... The more that is added to my system, the more I forget. LOL Read full review

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User Review  - Jerry Bullard - Goodreads

I can't help but think the authors had me in mind for the title. When I got my first computer in 1994 and unpacked it at home I thought, "What the heck have I done; I don't know anything about ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Helpful Hints on PC Setup
19
What about Those Surge Protectors?
29
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Dan Gookin, the original For Dummies author, has more than 11 million copies of his many books in print. He also shares his technological know-how through online forums and newsletters.

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