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Helps students become comfortable using computers, software, peripherals, and the Internet without ever getting lost in complexity.
Helps students get past the obstacles that prevent beginning computer users from achieving their goals.
Gives students a head start in using the productivity and office software they are most likely to encounter.
Helps students use computers in their personal as well as business lives.
Gives students the expert insights they would otherwise have to learn through trial and error.
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, 2E, teaches you how to get the most from your personal computer system - and from common peripherals, including CD burners, digital cameras, and PDAs. This book shows new computers users how to set up their computer hardware, find their way around the Windows XP desktop, learn to use essential software programs, and get connected to and start using the Internet. Users will also learn how to keep their computer systems up and running, and how to troubleshoot common computer problems.
Everything is explained in an easy-to-understand language, with step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations. This book presents a non-technical approach to an otherwise technically intimidating topic, it's filled with practical information and real-world advice.
I. GETTING STARTED.1. Understanding Your Computer Hardware.
II. USING WINDOWS.3. Understanding Microsoft Windows XP.
III. UPGRADING AND MAINTAINING YOUR SYSTEM.7. Adding New Hardware and Devices to Your System.
IV. USING COMPUTER SOFTWARE.11. Installing New Software.
V. USING THE INTERNET.21. Connecting to the Internet.
VI. WORKING WITH MUSIC, MOVIES, AND PHOTOS.31. Playing CDs and DVDs.