- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Which? Books (13 Oct. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844901092
- ISBN-13: 978-1844901098
- Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 1.2 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 325,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
PC Problem Solving Made Easy: Fix Your Windows 7 Computer Yourself (Which?) Paperback – 13 Oct 2010
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Chapter One: Hardware difficulties; start up-problems, sound and memory problems, installing Windows 7.
Chapter Two: Full chapter on Windows 7, common problems associated with it, and how to troubleshoot them.
Chapter Three: Files and documents; accidentally losing documents, moving and saving files, common printer errors.
Chapter Four: Network problems; securing your network, problems connecting to the internet, faster web-surfing, changing your I.S.P.
Chapter Five: Internet and mail; problems with web browsers, common error messages on websites, using e-mail attachments.
Chapter Six: Security; virus checking, and what to do if you find a virus in your computer; removing spyware; using a firewall; which websites are safe or unsafe?
Chapter seven: USB devices; installing and using printers, cameras, camcorders, etc., and troubleshooting common problems.
Chapter eight: Photos, music and video; troubleshooting common problems plus video editing tips.
Chapter nine: P.C. Health; files back up, system repair, updating drivers, what to do if your computer is running slowly.
Where some books of this kind either assume you already have a degree in IT, or that you are a idiot with the mind of a 2 year old, this book tackles everyday problems with clear instructions, nicely laid out, without talking down to the reader. Although my current operating system is VISTA, I am thinking of updating to Windows 7, which this book is based on. However, much of what it details works in much the same way with Vista. so I was able to put much into practice. Only a week after getting this book, my PC crashed and I had to reinstall windows. Where I might have struggled with how to do this, the instructions in here helped me through it with ease. There is also the basic PC healthchecks detailed, which I now follow on a regular basis to help my PC run more smoothly. There is chapters on all aspects of Computing, from security and network problems, to connecting devices and dealing with photos, music and video. Everything is explained in an easy-to-follow step by step guide.
I have read a few of these 'manuals' in the past, but this is the only one I would refer to time and again. Much recommended....
The book is based on Windows 7 and includes free access to Which? computer helpdesk.
I found that before reading this book I couldn't connect my camcorder to the computer, but after realising the camcorder should be plugged into the mains and using the trouble shooting guide realised what the problem was.
Jargon Buster is a little highlighted box with the term and what it means that is easy to find on relevent pages. Instructions are illustrated so that you can sort out a problem at a galance.
On email and internet the book explains how to stop junk mail.
Other useful tips explained are how to download music and video, Security,connection issues,and keeping your computer healthy.
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It is just alright but I am not wild with enthusiasm about a moderate successful productPublished 23 days ago by Trumpeter
arrived quickly not read it yet but the bits i have it seams good 5*....will post more when ive read it properly ...Published 5 months ago by shopping fan
Very fast delivery. Excellent book. When things go wrong with this book I hope to be able to put things right.Published 11 months ago by C. M. Edwards
Most of the information is straight forward and easy to understand and follow, but there are one or two sections where the instructions in the book doe sn't match up with the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by lynnoot
A very good book for people like myself who does not know much about computers. Easy to understand.Published 17 months ago by maxiebee