Brilliant Troubleshooting and Repairing Your Vista PC

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This book provides an antidote to that sinking feeling you get whenever you wonder who is in control – you or the computer.  From now on you will be a confident, virtual-spanner-wielding technician ready and able to deal with (nearly) anything your digital assistant throws at you. Combining a first aid manual with advice on preventative medicine and detailed instructions on emergency response routines this book will soon become your indispensable companion. Now in full colour, and updated to cover all of the new interfaces, features -and error codes - of Windows Vista and Office 2007, this book will make sure that your experiences with your Vista PC are as trouble-and stress free as possible.

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Spend less time reading and more time doing


Brilliant Troubleshooting & Repairing your Vista PC, 2nd edition, is a visual quick reference book that will show you how to get to grips with the inner workings of your computer. Encouraging you to open the box and learn your way around the motherboard, find out which components can be easily replaced, understand error messages and discover what happens behind the scenes when you switch on, this book strips away the mystique and shows computers for what they are – digital assistants under your control.



brilliant Troubleshooting & Repairing your Vista PC

Microsoft Windows Vista UK Edition



Brilliant guides provide the quick, easy-to-access information that you need:

  • Detailed table of contents and troubleshooting guide to help you find exactly what you need to know.
  • Each task is presented on one or two pages.
  • Numbered steps guide you through each task or problem.
  • Numerous screenshots illustrate each step.
  • “See also…” boxes point you to related tasks and information in the book.
  • “Did you know?...” sections alert you to relevant expert tips, tricks and advice.


Brilliant Troubleshooting & Repairing your PC, now fully updated to cover Windows Vista, provides…

  • A confidence-boosting visual tutorial to dip into, find and fix PC problems instantly.
  • Detailed instructions on using the integral system tools to identify faulty software and hardware; experience-based advice on how best to maintain smooth and efficient running of your machine; comprehensive tutorials on how to install the necessary security measures.
  • Crash recovery. Cold starts. Rejuvenating old and tired processors. Memory boosts. Strategies for countering malicious attack. Recovering data. All this and more, covered in step-by-step detail.


This new Windows Vista edition features…

  • New Vista screenshots throughout with updated instructions and advice.
  • Comprehensive guidelines on navigating the Windows Vista desktop and Control Panel, setting security management options and using Windows Help and Support.
  • Detailed instructions on using the new Backup and Restore Centre, recovering lost data and using a System Restore point.
  • Step-by-step guidance on installing and reinstalling Windows Vista.





About the Author:

John Taylor is an experienced Editor who has spent 20 years working on home computer and technology titles for various magazine publishers. He has edited 19 magazine titles and edited and compiled many books including Windows for Beginners.  He conceived and launched PDA Essentials and Windows Made Easy which spawned the ‘Made Easy’ brand that defines the beginners magazine market.  He also launched and edited PC First Aid, Digital Video Made Easy, Practical PC and launched GigaHz  Magazine. He has also worked on Which PC. He has held the posts of Editor, Group Editor, Managing Editor, Publisher and Editorial Director.  The tutorial format of the magazines and their audience profile (beginner to intermediate users) mean that John has plentiful experience explaining complicated subjects in clear and concise English, compiling step-by-step tutorials and selecting topics that are of interest to the general reader.  He is a professional writer with in-depth knowledge of all the latest trends and developments in computer technology.

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Taylor, John; Spick, Geoff
Published by Pearson Prentice Hall (2007)
ISBN 10: 0132354500 ISBN 13: 9780132354509
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