By Michael Miller
&> Who knew how basic pcs should be? What are you able to do along with your new laptop? The sky is the restrict! Absolute Beginner's consultant to desktop fundamentals will assist you organize and configure your computing device, together with the right way to connect with the web. Then you are going to how to repair your electronic pictures, create electronic scrapbooks, obtain electronic tune on your iPod, burn your individual customized CDs, watch DVD video clips, write letters and memos, stability your checkbook, and create show-stopping shows. And if you would like extra computing horsepower, you are going to even how to improve your computing device and upload new peripherals. it is all effortless, due to Michael Miller's step by step directions and invaluable recommendation! Now up-to-date for either home windows Vista™ and home windows® XP, Absolute Beginner’s consultant to computing device fundamentals can have you utilizing your new computing device very quickly! here is a preview of what you can find within: methods to manage and configure your new computing device, and set up new laptop and software program Get the inside track on tips to paintings with Microsoft home windows XP or home windows Vista, and the way to customize it only for you research tips on how to use the preferred computing device programs—including Microsoft® be aware, Microsoft® Works, Microsoft® cash, and Quicken hook up with the web for net browsing, e-mail, quick messaging, running a blog, and podcasts—and create your individual MySpace web page develop into a electronic media pro—learn to paintings with electronic cameras and photographs, obtain and hear electronic song, and burn your personal CDs and DVDs how you can guard your notebook from unsolicited mail, viruses, spy ware, and desktop assaults tips on how to arrange a instant domestic community and proportion your web reference to a number of computers creation I Getting began 1 knowing computing device computers 2 realizing pc desktops three establishing Your New computing device method II utilizing home windows four learning home windows Vista five utilizing home windows XP on Older desktops 6 Personalizing home windows 7 operating with documents, Folders, and Disks III Upgrading and protecting Your approach eight including New and units in your method nine constructing a house community 10 acting regimen upkeep eleven facing universal difficulties 12 retaining Your notebook from Viruses, unsolicited mail, and different on-line IV utilizing software program thirteen fitting New software program 14 The Suite Spot: operating with Microsoft Works and Microsoft 15 Letters, Memos, and extra: operating with Microsoft notice sixteen Crunching Numbers: operating with Microsoft Excel 17 proposing your self: operating with Microsoft PowerPoint 18 Banking and past: operating with Microsoft funds and Quicken 19 Connecting to the Internet—At domestic and at the highway V utilizing the Internet 20 Sending and Receiving e mail 21 browsing the net with net Explorer 22 looking the net 23 procuring on-line 24 trading in eBay on-line Auctions 25 Exploring Blogs and Podcasts 26 Social Networking with MySpace 27 growing your personal online page 28 Exploring different Cool and beneficial web content 29 Sending and Receiving speedy Messages VI Exploring the electronic way of life 30 utilizing Your computer with a digicam 31 Organizing and enhancing Your electronic images 32 Sharing Your electronic pictures on-line 33 enjoying, Ripping, and Burning CDs 34 Downloading and enjoying electronic song 35 utilizing Your laptop with an iPod or MP3 participant 36 taking part in DVDs and video clips in your notebook 37 Downloading and taking part in video clips from the internet 38 Making your individual electronic domestic videos Index Michael Miller is the best-selling writer of greater than seventy five how-to books, overlaying issues similar to home windows XP and eBay on-line auctions. Michael has helped greater than 1000000 readers be efficient with their desktops and has earned a name for useful recommendation, technical accuracy, and making tough issues effortless to appreciate. type: pcs & web Covers: normal Computing consumer Level: starting $21.99 united states / $26.99 CAN / ?15.99 web united kingdom www.quepublishing.com
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Software programs, such as Microsoft Money and Quicken, let you create budgets, write checks, and balance your accounts, right from your computer screen. CHAPTER 1 UNDERSTANDING DESKTOP PCS 11 Or you can go directly to your bank’s website and do all your banking online. You can even set up your system to automatically pay bills and do other banking online—no paper checks necessary. Good for Keeping in Touch Want to send a letter to a friend? With your new PC (and a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word), it’s a cinch.
In addition, most DVD drives play full-length DVD movies, which turns your PC into a mini movie machine. And, just as there are recordable CDROM drives, you can also find recordable DVD drives, which let you record an entire movie on a single disc. DVD really isn’t an acronym for anything in particular. Some manufacturers claim that it stands for digital versatile disc or digital video disc, but it’s really just a bunch of initials with no real meaning. CHAPTER 1 UNDERSTANDING DESKTOP PCS 21 Some high-end PCs do the standard DVD one step better and utilize one of the new high-definition DVD formats—either Blu-ray or HD DVD.
This operating system has been around for more than 20 years and is published by Microsoft Corporation. Windows isn’t the only operating system around, however. Computers manufactured by Apple Computing use a different operating system, called the Mac OS. Therefore, computers running Windows and computers by Apple aren’t totally compatible with each other. Then there’s Linux, which is compatible with most PCs sold today, but used primarily by uber-techie types; it’s not an operating system I would recommend for general users.
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