Fix your own computer—without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to save money on computer repairs, avoid unnecessary frustration, and keep using perfectly good equipment instead of throwing it away! Even if you’re completely non-technical, you’ll learn how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer repair and maintenance has never, ever been this simple!
Who knew how simple fixing your computer could be
This is the easiest, most practical beginner’s guide to fixing your own computer… simple, reliable instructions and crystal-clear pictures that show you exactly how to do it yourself! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn:
•¿¿ Maintain your computer so it’s less likely to break in the first place
•¿¿ Perform simple “ounce of prevention” tasks now, so it’s easier to fix problems later
•¿¿ Learn simple troubleshooting techniques for figuring out what’s wrong
•¿¿ Find the right tools (you might already have them!)
•¿¿ Buy the right parts without spending more than you have to
•¿¿ Fix aggravating Windows startup problems
•¿¿ Smoothly recover from PC crashes
•¿¿ Perform basic hardware repairs or upgrades at home, often in minutes
•¿¿ Install a new hard disk, CD/DVD drive, or Blu-ray drive
•¿¿ Speed up your computer by adding memory or upgrading its processor
•¿¿ Troubleshoot and fix network and Internet connection problems
•¿¿ And much more…
Paul McFedries is a full-time technical writer and passionate computer tinkerer. He has authored more than 80 computer books that have sold more than 4 million copies. His recent titles include My Office 2013 RT, Windows 8 In Depth, Microsoft Windows 7 Unleashed, Microsoft Home Server 2011 Unleashed, and Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way. He is also proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com), a website that tracks new words and phrases as they enter the English language.