An illustrated, step-by-step guide to repairs and upgrades
Whether you want to prepare your computer for Windows 7, avoid investing in a new one, or just “go green”, this fully illustrated guide has what you need. You’ll learn how to add printers and new keyboards, boost your PC’s performance and increase memory, improve power consumption, rev up your multimedia capacity, and much more. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photos that show you exactly what you should see at every stage.
- Learn to perform basic upgrades and prepare your PC for high-speed Internet connections, network connections, and added security, all with fully illustrated instructions
- Find out how to expand memory, enhance speed, and update your computer’s power supply
- Prepare an old computer for Windows 7 and beef up your capacity for multimedia
Upgrading & Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies is a show-and-tell course in making your PC happy, healthy, and green.Like all Dummies books, Upgrading & Fixing PCs for Dummies, Third Edition, shows you what you absolutely need to know and little more–but in very clear language. Oriented toward casual users who want to solve specific problems, the book pays attention to such troubles as parity error messages and out-of-memory warnings.
Upgrading & Fixing PCs for Dummiespromotes the ideas that you shouldn’t fix things that aren’t broken and that you should apply the simplest possible solutions to the broken things. The guide includes excellent coverage of the hardware-management features in Windows 95.
This book’s problem-oriented approach yields sections about common hardware-related problems, such as, “My printer puts out only junk characters!” and “How do I install a new hard drive?” Cartoon-like sequential diagrams outline physical procedures, such as installing and removing SIMMs. Similar drawings help you find key parts of your computer, such as the PCI slots and the video port.
Overall, Upgrading & Fixing PCs for Dummies, Third Edition, does what all the Dummies books do–it clearly explains how to solve certain problems. If your particular troubles happen to fall outside of what’s covered here, you’ll need to consult a geekier reference book.