Fix Your Own Computer For Seniors For Dummies
By Corey Sandler
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: November 2009
Pages: 388

Make simple repairs to your computer that extend its life and save you money

Do you go into panic mode when your computer isn't working properly? End the worry with this accessible guide! Expert Corey Sandler shows you how to quickly uncover what's wrong and fix it by following easy steps. In no time, you'll learn the best way to maintain your PC, solve hardware problems, restore system settings, troubleshoot issues, and more.

  • Get to know the parts — from the mouse and keyboard to the monitor, printer, and connection ports, discover how PC components work

  • Inside the box — develop a working knowledge of your PC's "brain" and the Windows operating system

  • Keep your PC healthy — follow tips and techniques for proper computer hygiene

  • Upgrade memory and replace drives — change your PC's memory, hard disk drives, and CD/DVD drives

  • Get Windows® back on track — repair, refresh, or reinstall Windows to quickly get up and running again

  • Diagnose the problem — use the Windows Troubleshooting Wizard and make changes to your injured PC using a list of solutions

  • Enhance security — take the steps needed to protect your PC from viruses and other threats

Open the book and find:

  • Introductions to your PC's parts and operating system

  • Ways to keep your computer healthy

  • Steps for stopping viruses, malware, and spam

  • When to repair and when to replace your PC

  • How to change your computer's memory

  • Tips for repairing Windows

  • How to get your printer and monitor working again

  • Tricks for fixing common PC problems

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