Whether you want to prepare your computer for Windows 7, avoidinvesting in a new one, or just "go green", this fully illustratedguide has what you need. You'll learn how to add printers and newkeyboards, boost your PC's performance and increase memory, improvepower consumption, rev up your multimedia capacity, and much more.Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photos that show youexactly what you should see at every stage.Learn to perform basic upgrades and prepare your PC forhigh-speed Internet connections, network connections, and addedsecurity, all with fully illustrated instructionsFind out how to expand memory, enhance speed, and update yourcomputer's power supplyPrepare an old computer for Windows 7 and beef up your capacityfor multimedia
Upgrading & Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself ForDummies is a show-and-tell course in making your PC happy,healthy, and green.
Millions of Windows users have turned to Windows For Dummies for quick, friendly, and easy-to-understand help with their computers. Windows 10 For Dummies, 3rd Edition continues this tradition as it helps you navigate the twists and turns of Windows. Start at the beginning to discover the basics of the Windows interface or flip to later chapters to help you work with Windows apps, connect to the Internet, or customize your privacy settings.
Updated to cover the latest changes to Windows 10, this revised edition is ideal for first-time Windows users who need a guide to their operating system as well as experienced users who need a road map to the latest features. Inside, the book quickly and easily shows you how to do everything from establishing a user account, to corralling your photos, to setting up a printer, to using Windows on a tablet—and everything in between.Manage the start-up menu and the Windows desktopGet to know the programs that come with Windows 10Discover troubleshooting tips and privacy tricksBe productive at home or in the office
If you use Windows 10, you’ll want to keep this updated edition of the trusty companion nearby as you make your way around the new OS.
Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8. Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more.Combined editions of this book, all by Microsoft MVP Andy Rathbone, have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, making Windows For Dummies the #1 bestselling technology book of all timeCovers all the basics of using Windows 8--core desktop components, managing files and folders, saving files, using Windows search, printing, and working in the cloudShows how to get online, set up and use e-mail, use the latest version of Internet Explorer, set up security and virus protection, add music to the media player, organize photos, and edit mediaIncludes coverage on using Windows 8's new start screen on both a desktop computer and a touchscreen device
Windows 8 For Dummies has what all Windows newbies need to know as well as complete coverage of the new version's bells and whistles.
Microsoft has fine-tuned Windows 8 with some important new features, and veteran author Andy Rathbone explains every one in this all-new edition of a long-time bestseller. Whether you're using Windows for the first time, upgrading from an older version, or just moving from Windows 8 to 8.1, here's what you need to know. Learn about the dual interfaces, the new Start button, how to customize the interface and boot operations, and how to work with programs and files, use the web and social media, manage music and photos, and much more. You'll even find troubleshooting tips!This edition covers the upgrades in Windows 8.1, including the dual interfaces, basic mechanics, file storage, and how to get the free upgrade to Windows 8.1Shows how to manipulate app tiles, give Windows the look you choose, set up boot-to-desktop capabilities, connect to a network, and create user accountsCovers working with programs, apps, and files; using the Internet and social media; new apps and capabilities for working with onboard and online media; and how to move files to a new PCWritten by Andy Rathbone, author of every edition of the bestselling Windows For Dummies
Windows 8.1 For Dummies is exactly what you need to get going and be productive with the newest Windows update.
Transform your PC into a glitch-free, turbocharged,multimedia machine
Want to add punch to your PC? This handy reference helps addpower to your old computer. Easy steps show you how to add memory,update your virus protection, get your PC ready for Windows Vistaor rev it up as a cool entertainment center capable of recording TVshows or hearing DVDs in surround sound.Move files from an old PC to a new oneUpgrade to Windows VistaGet rid of computer virusesConfigure a wireless networkAdd a TV tuner and DVD burner
Microsoft's Windows 7, the long-awaited replacement for WindowsVista has arrived, and now you can learn the basics of this newoperating system with this practical guide. Understand the new userinterface, set up your desktop, cover basic applications, and muchmore with this easy-to-follow book. Whether you're upgrading orstarting fresh, this is the perfect basic reference.Introduces the operating system and shows you how to navigatethe user interface, set up your desktop, and manage filesCovers basic management of applications and data and how toprintHelps you get things done online by setting up a user accountand build a home networkShows you how to have fun with your new system by editingaudio, burning CDs, creating videos, and moreExplores troubleshooting issues, such as warning notices,finding missing files, transferring data from one PC to another,and more
This is the basic Windows 7 reference you'll want to keep onhand.
Microsoft's Surface tablet has the features and personalityyou're looking for, with a robust environment for businesscomputing that doesn't skimp on fun. Surface for Dummies,2nd Edition explains how Windows 8.1 Pro and WindowsRT differ, and helps you decide which Surface model is best foryou. Step by step, this book walks you through both the hardwareand software features of the Surface, including the touch cover andtype cover, Windows RT and Windows 8.1 Pro operating systems, andthe coveted Office Home & Student 2013 software suite that'sbundled with the Surface. Written by bestselling author AndyRathbone, this easy-to-access book is filled with information onhow to use the tablet, figure out the operating system, navigatethe app environment, and take advantage of your exciting newSurface.
The book is your personal guide to one the fastest, sleekest,and most powerful tablets on the market. Surface is designed to bethin, light, and with hours of battery life so you can powerthrough your day with ease. With this handy reference, you'll beable to make quick work of your to-do list and have fun all at thesame time!Create: release your inner artist with Fresh Paint, atouch-based art appShare: Multiple accounts offer privacy and security so you canshare your Surface, but not your stuffEnjoy: Snap apps side by side to multi-task on the vivid HDscreenDiscover: New apps in the Windows Store so you can workefficiently and get more done
With Surface For Dummies, 2nd Edition you cannavigate and enhance your entire Surface experience!
Author Andy Rathbone listened to what you wanted to know, andthis edition is loaded with additional information aboutE-mail, faxing, and troubleshootingMaximizing security featuresCustomizing and upgrading Windows XPMultimedia applications—CDs, digital music and photos,video, and moreAnswers to questions asked by thousands of Windows users
If you’re just getting started with Windows XP,you’ll find Windows XP For Dummies, 2ndEdition is a lot easier than trying to get the fourth-gradernext door to explain it to you. (Andy Rathbone is a lot morepatient.) There’s a whole section devoted to “WindowsXP Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know,” so you can getthe hang of the basics quickly and in the privacy of your own home.And if you’ve been around a couple of generations of Windows,you’ll be especially interested in how to squeeze maximumsecurity from the beefed-up anti-spam and firewall features inService Pack 2.
Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition is sort oflike a buffet—you can sample everything, or just stick withthe stuff you know you like. You’ll find out how toLocate programs and files, organize your information, and fax,scan, or print documentsGet online safely, send and receive e-mail, work with InternetExplorer’s security toolbar, and steer clear of pop-ups,viruses, and spamMake Windows XP work the way you want it to, share yourcomputer while maintaining your privacy, set up a network, andperform routine maintenanceTransfer and organize pictures from your digital camera, editdigital video, and create custom CDs of your favorite tunesUse Windows XP’s troubleshooting wizards and become yourown computer doctor
With its task-oriented table of contents and tear-out cheatsheet, Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition iseasy to use. You can quickly find what you want to know, and youjust may discover that this book is as important to your computeras the power cord.
Move your files to a new computer, or get your old PC readyfor Vista
The thing that's made Windows For Dummies so successfulis that it's packed with the basics you need to make Windows work.This book gets you through all the Windows Vista tasks andtripwires, including starting programs, finding files, navigatingthe new see-through interface, staying safe while you cruise theInternet, and much more.
Discover how toFind files when they're hidingHook up with another computerMake Vista work like XPBlock Internet bad guysShare a PC without sharing your filesFix problems yourself