This book reminds me of the cover of the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, which had the words 'Don't Panic' written on the front. For anybody like me, who finds a computer necessary but does indeed panic when the wretched thing doesn't work properly, this book is like a cross between the Little Book of Calm and your best mate who works in I.T and knows what to do. It gives sensible, practical, knowledgeable advice on computer problems and breakdowns, talking you step by step through how to fix everything that can be fixed at home by yourself. Totally invaluable. Topics covered are:
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.