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The Healthy PC : Preventive Care, Home Remedies, And Green Computing (2012)

Call Number 004.16/HART-DAVIS,G

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Adult Nonfiction004.16/HART-DAVIS,GAvailable
Published: New York : McGraw Hill, c2012
Edition:  2nd ed
Description:  xv, 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780071752916 (pbk.), 0071752919 (pbk.), 0071752919 :,
Language:  English

Includes index

Rev. ed. of: The healthy PC / Carey Holzman. 2003

"The latest techniques for keeping your PC running at peak performance--without spending a lot of money! Written by the co-host of the longest-running, nationally syndicated radio talk show on computers, "Computer America", The Healthy PC, Second Edition shows you how to maintain your PC's performance and prevent problems before they happen. Using easy-to-follow steps and clear instructions, the book teaches you how to keep your computer in top condition, diagnose and fix common problems, and improve overall performance. No prior experience or knowledge is needed! Get tips on saving money with free, quality software and free tech support websites. The author developed his approach to teaching computer maintenance skills out of more than 20 years of PC repair experience and talking with thousands of customers about their questions and concerns. Learn from the expert! The Healthy PC, Second Edition Provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions with illustrations. Shows you how to be proactive with preventive maintenance and how to detect problems before they happen. Features clear and concise language that makes computer terms and concepts easy to understand. Recommends the best free software and tech support websites that can save you thousands of dollars. Practical, in-depth coverage: Upgrading Your Operating System; 32-bit vs. 64-bit; The Internet; How to Surf Safely; E-mail, Spam, and Hoaxes; Optimizing Your Internet Connection; Preventive Maintenance; System Optimization Tips & Tricks; Other Ways to Increase System Performance; Backing Up Your Computer; Computer Security; Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, and Firewalls"--

"Save yourself time, money, and frustration by becoming your own computer guru. The Healthy PC: Preventive Care, Home Remedies, and Green Computing, Second Edition shows you how to find out what's wrong with your PC and solve the problems yourself. You'll get expert tips for making your PC start up faster, keeping its hard drive in good shape, and updating Windows with the latest security fixes. This hands-on guide also explains how to protect your PC for free using Microsoft Security Essentials, use the Internet safely, and configure parental controls to protect your children both online and offline"--

Part I. Tune up, optimize, and protect your PC. Make your PC run faster -- Free up space on your PC's hard drive -- Protect your PC against attacks, viruses, and malware -- Part II. Use networks and the Internet safely. Connect your PC safely to a network -- Connect safely to the Internet -- Surf the Internet safely -- Enjoy e-mail, instant messaging, and social networking safely -- Protect your children with parental controls -- Part III. Upgrade your hardware and operating system. Upgrade your PC's memory and hard drive -- Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 -- Appendix. Practicing green computing

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