We have the technology. This book shows how to make it stronger, faster, better than it was before...
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Upgrading and Fixing Your PC
For some, buying a new PC is out of the question, so we show how to breathe life back into an older PC.
Does that PC really need an upgrade or just a little fixing? This book shows how to make that call without breaking the bank.
Why pay to have a PC tech perform simple upgrades? With the help of this book, readers can install a new DVD-ROM drive, memory and new speakers!
will help you in lots of ways. This book will help you better understand how your PC works, so that you can more easily get it to do what you want it to do. This book will also help you upgrade some or all of the components of your computer system, so that it will run faster or more reliably or just be able to do more things better. And, finally, this book will help you when things go wrong—you'll learn how to track down and fix all sorts of pesky PC problems.
This book will help you do all those things, even (and especially) if you're an absolute beginner where computers are concerned. You don't have to be a techie to keep your computer up and running. The advice I give you is simple and practical and easy to do—for anyone.
That means, of course, that there are some more advanced upgrades and repairs that I don't go into. That's okay; my motto is if you need anything more than a screwdriver, let a professional do it. The good news is that there's a lot of cool and useful stuff you can do with just a screwdriver—or even your bare hands!
(By the way, if you're interested in more technically advanced hardware issues than what I cover in this book, I heartily recommend what is now a classic in the computer book publishing industry: Que's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, a 1000+ page tome by the extremely knowledgeable Scott Mueller. It picks up where this book leaves off—and then some!)