A guide for beginning users covers setup, disks and disk drives, monitors, printers, peripheral equipment, acronyms and jargon, computer security, and common mistakes.
If PCs have you perplexed, then PCs For Dummies, 8th Edition, will help you overcome any fears you have about using one. This friendly guide is for anyone whoWants to explore computers for the first timeHas a PC that uses Microsoft Windows 98 or higher as the operating systemUses a computer, but is in the dark about all it can doUnlike other tools that have definite purposes, a computer can do a number of different things, solving an infinite number of problems for an infinite number of people. Just about anything that can be done with words, numbers, information, or communication can be done with a computer. Here's a look at what you can do with this handy book by your side:Recognize the basic parts of computer hardwareUnderstand what software is and how it can work for youGet to know the Windows operating systemWork with folders and files efficientlyFigure out how to use a mouse and keyboardWork with printers, scanners, and digital camerasExplore the Internet and use e-mailDeal with scary system problems like virusesTroubleshoot your PC without panicThe biggest problem with people who are new to the world of computers is that they quickly blame themselves when something goes wrong. It’s not your fault! Computers goof up. Software programs have bugs. Things go wrong, and sometimes they would do so even if you weren’t sitting there at the controls. A good deal of the time, the computer is just acting dumb and PCs For Dummies, 8th Edition, will help you through it all.