PCs All-in-One For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 22, 2010 - Computers - 648 pages
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If you're a PC owner, you have a pretty good idea of just how much there is to discover about your PC, whether you use it for work or play. Comprised of eight minibooks, this All-in-One guide covers essential PC topics from soup through nuts, including the latest updates to PC hardware, Windows 7, the Internet, Office 2010, digital media, upgrading and troubleshooting, social media, and home networking.

This new edition features expanded coverage of using popular social media such as Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, and blogging. Plus, you’ll walk through the new Windows 7 operating system and explore revisions for each of the Office 2010 applications.

  • Provides PCs users of all levels of experience with a series of eight minibooks that include the most up-to-date coverage of PC hardware, Windows 7, the Internet, Office 2010, digital media, upgrading and troubleshooting, social media, and home networking
  • Explores step-by-step procedures for using the new Windows 7 operating system
  • Discusses updates to each of the Office 2010 applications, the latest features of version 8 of Internet Explorer, and new information on the latest PC hardware
  • Reviews ways to protect your PC from viruses, troubleshooting tips, and upgrading and supercharging your PC.

PCs All-in-One For Dummies covers everything you need to know in order to get acquainted with your PC!


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Table of Contents
PC Hardware
Chapter 2 Additional Toys Your PC Will Enjoy
Using USB Stuff Riding in the Fast Lanewith FireWire Your Fossilized Serial Port
Windows 7
Using the Windows 7Help System Displaying Help
Chapter 3 Windows 7 Basics
Chapter 4Advanced Windows 7
Working withNumbers andDates
The Basics of Excel Formulas
Adding a Chart Linking Cells
Chapter 5 Doing Database Magic with Access
Running Outlook
Funwith Movies Music and Photos
Chapter 2 Dude MP3Rocks
Chapter3 Making Movies with Your

Chapter 5 Taking Control of the Control Panel
The Internet
Chapter 2 Adding an Internet Connection to Windows 7
Chapter 3 Protecting YourInternet Privacy
Chapter 4 Cruising theWeb with Internet Explorer
Chapter 5 Harnessing Your EMail
Chapter 6Instant Messaging Done Right
PC Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Chapter 2 Maintaining Windows 7
Chapter 3 Maintaining Your Hardware
Office 2010
Running Word
Typing Selecting and Editing Text
Running Excel
Welcome to Windows
Digital Camera Extras to Covet
Organizing Your Pictures
Defining the Different Types of
Chapter 3 Adding Hard Drive Territory to Your System
Chapter 4 Partying with USB FireWire and eSATA
Chapter 5 Pumping Up Your Sound and Video
Home Networking
Chapter 2 Ethernet to the Rescue
Chapter 3 Going Wireless
Using Wireless Hardware in Windows 7
Chapter 5 Securing Your Home Network

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About the author (2010)

Mark L. Chambers has been an author, technical writer, and consultant for over twenty years and also has experience as a computer hardware technician. His books include Building a PC For Dummies, MacBook For Dummies, iMac For Dummies, and previous editions of PCs All-in-One For Dummies.

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