Download The Complete Idiot's Guide to PC Basics, Windows 7 Edition by Joe Kraynak PDF

By Joe Kraynak

Discover find out how to do exactly approximately whatever together with your home windows 7 PC

The entire Idiot's consultant® to notebook fundamentals, home windows 7 Edition exhibits you ways to do useful and enjoyable stuff along with your notebook, including...


  • Buy and arrange a home windows 7 PC
  • Navigate and customize home windows 7
  • Manage disks, records, and folders
  • Install and uninstall programs
  • Use place of work functions, together with a notice processor and spreadsheet
  • Manage your own finances
  • Get up and working with email

Fun stuff

  • Manage your electronic pictures and percentage them online
  • Transform a set of photographs right into a motion picture and burn it to a DVD
  • Download tune and move it in your MP3 participant or CDs
  • Get attached with neighbors, kin, and old style pals on Facebook
  • Tweet on Twitter
  • Discover cool gains on Google you by no means knew existed
  • Watch and percentage video on YouTube
  • Find offers on eBay and different buying sites
  • Create your individual web site or web publication for free
  • Make loose or rather reasonable mobile calls around the globe with Skype

For energy users

  • Set up a house or small-business network
  • Protect your laptop from viruses and different on-line threats
  • Upgrade and troubleshoot your PC

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See Chapter 6 for details. The Least You Need to Know t Be careful unpacking your PC and peripheral devices. t Put all your equipment in place before connecting anything. t To figure out where to plug in all the cables, check the manual or setup instruc­ tions that came with your PC and match the shape and configuration of the connectors with the ports. t When starting your PC, turn on all the peripheral devices before turning on power to the system unit. t To turn off your PC, click the Windows Start button, click Shut down, and then turn off anything that’s connected to the system unit, including the monitor.

This opens the Mouse Properties dialog box. If your PC has a touchpad, Your Mouse Properties dialog box may look a little different. INSIDE TIP If your PC is equipped with a touchpad, touch-screen, or other pointing device, check the Mouse Properties dialog box for additional settings that control its special features. You may also have an icon in the Windows notification area (lower-right corner of your screen) that you can right-click or double-click to access the device settings or disable the device.

This allows you to expand your desktop, as explained in Chapter 6, so you can, for example, have your e-mail displayed in one window while you’re working on a docu­ ment in the other. UÑMultiple display support: Hardcore game players often opt for systems with multiple video cards (as many as four) linked together for optimum display quality and performance. If this is what you have in mind, look for systems that support the nVidia Scalable Link Interface (SLI) or ATI Crossfire technology. UÑDirectX 10: Newer graphics cards support DirectX 10 (DX10), Microsoft’s multimedia technology for displaying realistic images with complex lighting and shading effects.

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