Many people unnecessarily spend money buying a new computer when their current PC can be upgraded to meet their requirements. This title takes the reader through this process in simple stages. Many of us would spend more time fixing a ten-dollar pen than repairing or upgrading a thousand dollar computer. Delving inside a PC seems so forbidding that many people would rather avoid it at any cost, even though replacing computer parts is so easy that, with the proper guidance, even technophobes can do it. Upgrading & Fixing a PC in easy steps provides all the information one needs to do just that. A must for all PC users. Upgrading & Fixing a PC in easy steps enables you to keep your PC at the cutting-edge by explaining how to replace components or add new ones. Its simple, illustrated instructions and nifty sidebars teach you to identify, locate, and install the relevant parts to make your computer faster, more versatile, and more powerful. But this book isn't just a handy how-to manual; it's a consumer guide. In truly easy steps, it teaches you to evaluate the performance, storage, and networking needs of your PC yourself.Upgrading & Fixing a PC in easy steps even provides you with a money-saving tutorial on your various buying options and a separate chapter on troubleshooting nasty problems. When one considers the high price and inconvenience of computer store visits, it's no wonder that we think of this both a learning tool and an investment.
Visual Basic In Easy Steps shows you how to quickly create Windows applications using the latest Visual Basic 2010 programming environment. It provides code examples, screenshots, and step-by-step instructions that illustrate each aspect of Visual Basic. Visual Basic In Easy Steps begins by describing the installation process then introduces form controls, application properties, the programming language, and problem-solving techniques. It illustrates, by example, how to build and deploy a complete Windows application. It also explores scripting with Visual Basic to create macros for Microsoft Office and exciting dynamic web pages for Internet Explorer. The book demonstrates how to incorporate external data into your applications from text files, Excel spreadsheets, XML documents, live RSS web feeds, and SQL databases. You need have no previous knowledge of any programming language so it's ideal if you're a newcomer to Windows programming. Each chapter builds your knowledge of Visual Basic. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of Visual Basic programming and be able to create your own interactive applications. Visual Basic In Easy Steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to begin Windows programming. It will appeal to programmers who want to quickly learn the latest Visual Basic techniques, and to the student who is studying computing at school or college, and to those seeking a career in Information Technology who need a thorough understanding of Visual Basic programming.
Begun as a small-scale labor of love, Linux has blossomed into the world's most versatile and flexible operating system. The reasons for its appeal are manifold: This open source OS allows numerous users to simultaneously work with multiple applications without experiencing any traffic problems, thus making it an ideal operating system for web servers. In addition, Linux is an extremely stable operating system that serves as a platform for an ever-growing number of quality applications. And not least, it's free! You can download it for nothing from the Internet. With Linux In Easy Steps, joining the Linux Revolution is as easy as one, two, three. Following its simple instructions, you can learn to install the operating system, explore the desktop, and launch great applications. This fully illustrated primer teaches you to climb the Linux directory tree, navigate with the File Browser, and much more. Its easy-to-understand tutorials guide you through the OpenOffice business suite and media applications that let you enjoy the web, music, video, and graphics. Later chapters show you how to use the Linux shell to communicate directly with the kernel at the very heart of the operating system, allowing you total control over your Linux system. Linux In Easy Steps opens the door to a whole new world of digital possibilities!
Windows 10 for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd edition is written with older citizens in mind. This best-selling guide uses larger type for easy reading and takes you through the essentials a step at a time. It will help you to: · Install or upgrade to Windows 10, and customize it to suit your needs · Master the key features of Windows 10 on your Windows device (including PCs, laptops and touch devices) · Find your way around with the Start button, the Start menu, and the new Taskbar · Use the Quick Access section - an area you can personalize with your favorite apps, programs, contacts and websites so you can quickly get to the functions and files you use most often · Search the web with the Microsoft Edge browser · Learn about apps, find and download them, then resize and move them and maximize, minimize or close from their titlebars · Understand how Cloud storage with OneDrive works, and use it for free storage and sharing files · Talk to Cortana, the voice-activated Personal Digital Assistant which can perform searches on your computer or the web, perform actions like opening apps or documents, or set reminders and more This guide is filled with tips and shortcuts to help you get the most out of Windows 10, whatever your level of experience and whichever type of PC system you are using. Covers the April 2018 Update.
Ready to repair or upgrade your PC -- the quick and easy way? Want to make your computer hum, but don't want to shell out bucks to a technician? Use this guide to give your system a makeover or successfully complete repairs. From prepping your PC for high-speed Internet access to adding more RAM, veteran For Dummies author Andy Rathbone will help you create and maintain your dream system. Helping you to assess the time, money, and tools needed to repair your PC, this is your first aid kit for modem and printer problems, installation nightmares, and Internet traffic jams.
Windows 10 in easy steps – Special Edition, 3rd edition builds on Windows 10 in easy steps and Windows 10 for Seniors in easy steps, taking the user to the next level. Written to help non-technical PC-users to make the most of their Windows 10 computer, all in the familiar In Easy Steps style. Windows 10 in easy steps – Special Edition, 3rd edition is a comprehensive, yet concise guide that will walk you through Windows 10 basics so that you can get up and running in no time. Then, in easy steps, it'll gently guide you through advanced features to help you venture further and get more from Windows 10. · Install/upgrade the right Windows 10 release · Master the new interface, desktop and the Start menu · Learn to use the great new features in the Redstone 4 update · Find, download and use key apps for work and for fun · Utilize internet and cloud facilities such as OneDrive · Enjoy Microsoft Edge, the new innovative web browser · Take control of devices and printers · Save time – use the Search feature and Cortana · Create and monitor a home network · Organize and share files safely · Keep Windows 10 working smoothly & efficiently · Explore Windows Registry, file encryption, Windows PowerShell, and more · This guide also includes a chapter on troubleshooting so it'll serve as a key reference point for the future Table of Contents: 1. Introducing Windows 10 2. Choosing your computer 3. Installing Windows 10 4. The Windows 10 interface 5. Windows 10 apps 6. Desktop and Taskbar 7. Built-in programs 8. Windows downloads 9. Microsoft Store 10. Search techniques 11. Manage files and folders 12. Email and messaging 13. Microsoft Edge 14. Digital images 15. Windows games 16. Music and sound 17. Devices and printers 18. Networking Windows 19. Protection and Ease of Access 20. Troubleshooting 21. Backup and recovery 22. Security and encryption 23. Windows PowerShell 24. Update and maintain 25. Windows performance 26. Windows Registry 27. Extending Windows
Updated and revised with eighty percent new material, this book is 100 percent of what readers need to upgrade, fix, or troubleshoot PCs Sixty-five percent of U.S. households own a PC; this book caters to the do-it-yourselfers in these households, both novices and tech hobbyists alike, who are looking for an approachable reference A one-stop reference for topics such as video, CD, and DVD; multimedia; storage; communications (network and Internet); peripherals; and integrating with laptops and handhelds Concludes with a step-by-step tutorial on building an "extreme" machine that can handle the most demanding multimedia or gaming applications Written by Marcia and Barry Press, authors of PC Toys (076454229X)