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Book cover image of Upgrading & Fixing PCs For Dummies by Andy Rathbone

Authors: Andy Rathbone
ISBN-13: 9780470121023, ISBN-10: 0470121025
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Date Published: May 2007
Edition: REV

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Author Biography: Andy Rathbone

Andy Rathbone is the author of Windows Vista For Dummies as wellas previous editions of Windows For Dummies. He is also the author of TiVo For Dummies and MP3 For Dummies.

Book Synopsis

Covers upgrades for gaming, digital video, and entertainment!

Transform your PC into a glitch-free, turbocharged, multimedia machine

Want to add punch to your PC? This handy reference helps add power to your old computer. Easy steps show you how to add memory, update your virus protection, get your PC ready for Windows Vista or rev it up as a cool entertainment center capable of recording TV shows or hearing DVDs in surround sound.

  • Move files from an old PC to a new one

  • Upgrade to Windows Vista

  • Get rid of computer viruses

  • Configure a wireless network

  • Add a TV tuner and DVD burner

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Boring, Basic Repairs7
Ch. 1Start Here First9
Ch. 2Keyboards, Mice, and Joysticks21
Ch. 3Tweaking the Monitor37
Ch. 4Printers (Those Paper Wasters)47
Pt. IIThe Scary Stuff Inside the Case67
Ch. 5Power Supplies69
Ch. 6Playing with Cards77
Ch. 7Memory Stuff You Wish You Could Forget89
Ch. 8Hard Drives and Floppy Drives103
Pt. IIIAdding the Fun Toys133
Ch. 9Digital Cameras and DV Camcorders135
Ch. 10The Dirt on Scanners151
Ch. 11Playing with CD and DVD Drives163
Ch. 12Sounds Good to Me177
Pt. IVCommunications and Networking189
Ch. 13Mucked-Up Modems191
Ch. 14Networks for the Needy207
Ch. 15Filtering Out Evil with Firewalls231
Pt. VNotifying Windows XP That You've Made Changes245
Ch. 16Hiring the Right Driver for Windows247
Ch. 17Installing or Upgrading to Windows XP267
Ch. 18Moving from the Old PC to the New One289
Pt. VIFixing Software305
Ch. 19Troubleshooting and Fixing Windows XP307
Ch. 20Handling Windows XP's Incompatibilities323
Ch. 21Repairing Virus Damage333
Ch. 22Finding Help Online343
Pt. VIIThe Part of Tens353
Ch. 23Ten (Or So) Cheap Fixes to Try First355
Ch. 24Ten Handy Upgrade Tools359
Ch. 25(Nearly) Ten Upgrade Do's and Donuts365
AppThe Rathbone Reference of Fine Ports369




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