Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies
Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies takes a step-by-step approach that walks you through some pretty scary computer tasks.
To keep you on track, nearly every step includes an illustration, whether it’s a screenshot from Windows 7, Windows XP, or a photograph of how to install or replace a computer part.
Designed for people who’d rather save money by doing repairs themselves, the book covers fixes, upgrades, and repairs for netbooks, laptops, and desktop computers.
The easy-to-understand book tackles these chores and more:
- Moving from an old Windows XP or Windows Vista PC to a new Windows 7 PC
- Knowing which parts work with your particular PC, buying them at the best price, and avoiding the lemons
- Beefing up your PC’s graphics to handle Windows 7 and gaming
- Tracking down Windows 7-compatible drivers for troublesome parts
- Running old but indispensable Windows XP programs in Windows 7’s “Windows XP Mode”
- Networking your computers
- Adding wireless access to your network
- Adding a TV Tuner to record high-definition shows with Windows 7’s Media Center
- Upgrading your netbook to a more powerful version of Windows 7
- Installing Windows 7 on a new hard drive
- Installing memory, hard drives, printers, scanners, and cable modems
- Diagnosing and replacing a dead power supply
- Creating a system image backup
- Salvaging your old computer’s parts
- Creating a portable hard drive from any hard drive, even one from an older computer
The book not only walks you through each installation job, but it explains how to find the most compatible part with the biggest bang for your buck.
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A few errors inevitably creep into every book. These errors have appeared in Upgrading and Fixing Do It Yourself For Dummies. As soon as they’re reported, I make sure they’re fixed in the book’s next printing.