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Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do–it–Yourself For Dummies Paperback – Illustrated, 10 September 2010

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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 340 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0470557435
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0470557433
  • Customer reviews:
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From the Back Cover

Save money! Go green! Get that old machine ready for Windows 7, and do it yourself!

Be the envy of your friends with these easy-to-follow, step-by-step, illustrated instructions for upgrading any computer. Replace any drive, beef up your video, salvage an old PC's parts, or upgrade your tiny netbook -- all by yourself.

Discover how to find the best parts at the best price, avoiding lemons along the way. Locate and install the drivers that make everything work, and troubleshoot problems you encounter. Turn your newly beefed-up PC into a home theater or backup system, or simply make it ready to run Windows 7. This book makes it all easy!

Open the book and find:

  • How to locate and choose the right replacement part
  • Where to find new drivers and how to install them
  • How to get a pokey laptop back up to full speed
  • Inexpensive ways to update your old computer and avoid buying a new one
  • Which tools you need to make simple repairs

Learn to:

  • Upgrade and repair your PC, laptop, or netbook
  • Find the right parts at the best price
  • Add memory, replace a hard drive, beef up your video, and do it all yourself!

About the Author

Andy Rathbone is a bestselling author of computer reference books including Windows For Dummies, which has sold millions of copies in its several editions. Andy has also covered consumer technologies such as TiVo and MP3 players.

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