PCs For Dummies, 12th Edition
By Dan Gookin
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: January 2013
Pages: 360

Learn to:

  • Determine what you need in a PC and how to set it up
  • Configure your PC, hook up a printer, and connect to the Internet
  • Find your way around Windows® 8 and use the touchscreen
  • Play movies and music, view photos, and explore social media

Your PC just wants to be understood. This book will make you both happy.

Nervous about starting a relationship with that box of chips and circuits? Fear not! Dan Gookin has been holding the hands of new PC users for nearly 20 years. This friendly guide tells you what to look for in a PC, how to work with Windows 8, ways to protect your files, what to do online, media management tips, and even basic stuff you were shy about asking.

  • Just what you need — follow Dan's advice for buying a PC and choosing one just for you
  • Assembly 101 — get plug-by-plug directions for connecting a keyboard, mouse, printer, and other peripherals
  • Ah, memories — learn about RAM, ROM, and flash memory, how much memory you need, and how to add more
  • Do Windows — tour the Start screen, use the charms bar, find and run programs, and create and manage files
  • Get off my cloud — explore storage options including optical discs, removable drives, and cloud storage
  • Spinning the web — choose an ISP, get online, browse and share web pages, and protect your PC with antivirus software and a firewall
  • It's a digital life — store and share photos, play music, watch TV and movies, and venture into social media

Open the book and find:

  • How to start up and shut down your PC
  • A peek inside the console
  • Why USB ports are so useful
  • How to resurrect a dead file or find a missing one
  • A straightforward look at Windows 8
  • The scoop on wired and wireless networking
  • What Bluetooth is all about
  • Helpful hints for parents
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