Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-it-Yourself For Dummies

  • 4h 12m
  • Andy Rathbone
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2010

Whether you want to prepare your computer for Windows 7, avoid investing in a new one, or just "go green", this fully illustrated guide has what you need. You'll learn how to add printers and new keyboards, boost your PC's performance and increase memory, improve power consumption, rev up your multimedia capacity, and much more. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photos that show you exactly what you should see at every stage.

  • Learn to perform basic upgrades and prepare your PC for high-speed Internet connections, network connections, and added security, all with fully illustrated instructions
  • Find out how to expand memory, enhance speed, and update your computer's power supply
  • Prepare an old computer for Windows 7 and beef up your capacity for multimedia

Upgrading & Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies is a show-and-tell course in making your PC happy, healthy, and green.

About the Author

Andy Rathbone is a bestselling author of computer reference books including Windows For Dummies, which has sold millions of copies in its several editions. Andy has also covered consumer technologies such as TiVo and MP3 players.

In this Book

  • Start Here First
  • Assembling Your Tools
  • Keyboards, Mice, Game Controllers, and Monitors
  • Printers and Scanners
  • Adding More Memory
  • Adding or Replacing a Hard Drive
  • Adding a DVD Drive
  • Fine-Tuning Your Computer's Sound
  • Beefing Up Your Computer's Video Card
  • Replacing the Power Supply or Laptop Battery
  • Creating a Home Theater with Windows 7's Media Center
  • Upgrading a Computer for Editing Movies
  • Repurposing an Old Computer
  • Adding or Replacing a Modem
  • Linking Computers with a Network
  • Filtering Out Evil with Firewalls
  • Hiring the Right Driver for Windows
  • Installing or Upgrading to Windows 7
  • Troubleshooting and Fixing Windows 7
  • Moving from the Old Computer to the New Computer
  • Ten Ways to Find Help Online
  • Ten Cheap Fixes to Try First


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