PC Upgrading and Troubleshooting QuickSteps

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9780072259612: PC Upgrading and Troubleshooting QuickSteps

This low-priced, fast reference uses color screenshots and brief instructions show and explain how to fix all kinds of PC problems. Each chapter’s “How to” list and color coded tabs make it easy to flip straight to specific tasks, such as routine maintenance, start-up issues, drive, monitor, and peripheral problems, Internet connections, upgrading, and more. Useful tips, reminders, shortcuts, and cautions are displayed in the margins so they don’t break the flow of the book. Learn instantly from the step-by-step graphics that cover:

  • Desktop and laptop PCs
  • Windows XP
  • Multimedia and gaming functions
  • Printers, monitors, CD and DVD drives

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Learn instantly from step-by-step graphics!

We know a picture is worth a thousand words--so we went heavy on pictures and light on words in this easy-to-use guide. Color screenshots and brief instructions show you how to maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot your PC in no time. Follow along and learn to handle start-up issues, drive, monitor, and peripheral problems, Internet connection complications, multimedia and gaming glitches, and much more. Each chapter’s “How to” list and color-coded tabs make it easy to flip straight to the tasks you need to do. Get the book that makes it easy to keep your PC running in optimal condition.

In each chapter:

  • Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks
  • Need-to-know facts in concise narrative
  • Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Bonus information related to the topic being covered
  • Errors and pitfalls to avoid

Screenshots with callouts show and explain exactly what you’ll see on your computer screen while you’re doing a task

Kirk Steers is the longtime author of PC World magazine’s popular “Hardware Tips” column. He has written for several magazines including CD-ROM Today, Mutual Funds, and Computers Made Easy. Kirk has also appeared on CNN.

About the Author:

Kirk Steers (Oakland, CA) has been covering computers, technology and business for over 10 years. He is currently a Contributing Editor for PC World and longtime author of PC World’s popular Hardware Tips column. He has written for CNET, CD-ROM Today, Mutual Funds magazine, Computers Made Easy (a Family Circle publication) and has appeared on CNN. His 1999 feature article "Troubleshooting Is My Business" was a Neal Award finalist.

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