PCs All-in-One For Dummies, 6th Edition

A perfect companion for your PC!

Whether you use your PC for work or play, there’s a lot to learn and a lot of territory to discover, so take along a good guide. Serving up nine meaty minibooks, this All-in-One guide covers essential PC topics from soup through nuts, including the latest on PC hardware, Windows 8, the Internet, all the tools in Office 2013, digital media, troubleshooting and maintenance, upgrading your PC, home networking, and PC gaming. You’ll get to know your PC inside and out and find yourself turning to this terrific resource again and again.

This new edition features expanded coverage of home networking and desktop gaming, cool hardware for hardcore gamers, exciting new Windows 8 features, and much more.

  • Nine minibooks provide a comprehensive PC overview and include PC Hardware; Windows 8; The Internet; Troubleshooting and Maintenance; Office 2013; Music, Movies, and Photos; Upgrading and Supercharging; Home Networking; and Gaming
  • Explores step-by-step procedures for using the new Windows 8 operating system
  • Delves into the techy nitty-gritty on things like processor speeds, hard drive capacities, and upgrading
  • Reviews ways to protect your PC from viruses, offers troubleshooting tips, and discusses how to supercharge your PC’s performance

PCs All-in-One For Dummies, 6th Edition covers everything you need to know to get the most out of your PC.

Table of Contents
Book I: Getting Started with PCs
Chapter 1. Starting with the Basics
Chapter 2. Additional Toys Your PC Will Enjoy
Chapter 3. Connectors, Ports, and Sundry Openings

Book II: Windows 8
Chapter 1. Shake Hands with Windows 8
Chapter 2. The Many Windows of Windows
Chapter 3. Windows 8 Basics
Chapter 4. Advanced Windows 8
Chapter 5. Taking Control of the Control Panel

Book III: The Internet
Chapter 1. Making Sense of the Internet
Chapter 2. Adding an Internet Connection to Windows 8
Chapter 3. Protecting Your Internet Privacy
Chapter 4. Cruising the Web with Internet Explorer 10
Chapter 5. Harnessing Your E-Mail

Book IV: PC Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Chapter 1. Easy PC Troubleshooting
Chapter 2. Maintaining Windows 8
Chapter 3. Maintaining Your Hardware

Book V: Office 2013
Chapter 1. Introducing Office 2013
Chapter 2. Using Word
Chapter 3. Putting Excel to Work
Chapter 4. Performing with PowerPoint
Chapter 5. Doing Database Magic with Access
Chapter 6. Staying in Touch with Outlook
Chapter 7. Working with SkyDrive

Book VI: Fun with Movies, Music, and Photos
Chapter 1. Scanning with Gusto
Chapter 2. Dude, MP3 Rocks!
Chapter 3. Making Movies with Your PC
Chapter 4. I’m Okay, You’re a Digital Camera

Book VII: Upgrading and Supercharging
Chapter 1. Determining What to Upgrade
Chapter 2. Adding RAM to Your Hot Rod
Chapter 3. Adding Hard Drive Territory to Your System
Chapter 4. Partying with USB, FireWire, Thunderbolt, and eSATA
Chapter 5. Pumping Up Your Sound and Video

Book VIII: Home Networking
Chapter 1. Do I Really Need a Network?
Chapter 2. Ethernet to the Rescue
Chapter 3. Going Wireless
Chapter 4. Sharing Your Internet Connection
Chapter 5. Securing Your Home Network

Book IX: Gaming
Chapter 1. What’s Different About a Gaming PC?
Chapter 2. Gaming Hardware That Helps You Win
Chapter 3. Software for Gamers
Chapter 4. Playing Milestone PC Games

Book Details

  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 6th Edition (April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118280350
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118280355
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