PCs Cheat Sheet

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Que, 1999 - Computers - 334 pages
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Que's Cheat Sheet Series offers the busy, beginning PC user just the right amount of information to get started with his/her PC. Each chapter has a Basic Survival section that teaches the essentials of that chapter. The author then has "highlighted" important content for the reader in a different color to stand out. Finally the author gives the reader additional notes, tips, and shortcuts in the handwritten margin notes. All combine to give the new PC user, a quick, easy way to navigate and use his/her PC.

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Contents

Computers Defined
3
Drives Defined
17
Software Defined
23
Setting Up Your PC
29
Turning the PC On and Off
33
Understanding the Windows Desktop
39
Selecting Commands
45
Working with Windows
51
Viewing Web Content on Your Desktop
181
Changing the Taskbar
187
Installing and Uninstalling Programs
191
Changing the System Date and Time
199
Changing the System Date and Time
201
Changing How the Mouse Works
203
Playing Sounds and Music
207
Setting Up a Printer
215

Getting Help
55
Program Basics 11 Starting a Program
61
Switching Among Programs
67
Using Windows Programs
71
Selecting Text
77
Copying Cutting and Pasting Text
81
Saving a Document
89
Opening and Closing a Document
95
Printing a Document
101
File Basics 19 Displaying Files and Folders
107
Creating and Working with Folders
115
Selecting Files
121
Moving and Copying Files
125
Deleting and Undeleting Files
131
Renaming Files and Folders
135
Searching for a File or Folder
139
Displaying File Folder Disk and System Properties
145
Displaying File Folder Disk and System Properties
147
Creating Shortcuts
151
Setting Up the Start Menu
155
Changing How the Desktop Looks
163
Using a Screen Saver
175
PC Maintenance 38 Correcting Hard Disk Errors
221
Scanning for Viruses
227
Defragmenting Your Hard Disk
233
Creating a Startup Disk
239
Backing Up Your System
245
Restoring Your Data from a Backup
249
Installing New Hardware
253
Troubleshooting Problems
257
Connecting to the Internet 46 Getting Connected to the Internet
265
Starting and Exiting Internet Explorer
273
Browsing the Internet
277
Searching the Internet
283
Sending and Receiving Email
287
Joining Newsgroups
293
Networking 52 Networks Defined
301
Hardware Components
305
Software Components
309
Accessing Your Network and Its Peripherals
313
Potential Network Problems
319
Index
323
Copyright

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