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Laptops for Dummies, 6th Edition


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Introduction 1 Part I: This Laptop Thing 5 Chapter 1: The Portable Computing Quest 7 Chapter 2: A Laptop of Your Own 21 Part II: Say Hello to Your Laptop 31 Chapter 3: From Laptop Box to Lap 33 Chapter 4: To Turn On a Laptop 43 Chapter 5: To Turn Off a Laptop 55 Chapter 6: Traditional Laptop Tour 67 Chapter 7: The Tablet PC Tour 79 Chapter 8: Your Laptop and Windows 93 Part III: Out and About with Mr. Laptop 109 Chapter 9: You and Your Laptop 111 Chapter 10: Portable Power 129 Chapter 11: The Printing Chapter 141 Chapter 12: Expanding Your Laptop's Universe 153 Chapter 13: O the Places You'll Go 165 Chapter 14: Presentation Information 177 Chapter 15: A Laptop at Play 187 Part IV: Laptop Networking 203 Chapter 16: The Networking Thing 205 Chapter 17: Network Life in Laptop Land 215 Chapter 18: Your Files from Afar 227 Part V: Security and Maintenance 237 Chapter 19: Internet Safety 239 Chapter 20: A More Secure Laptop 255 Chapter 21: Laptop Troubleshooting 269 Chapter 22: Laptop Maintenance and Upgrading 279 Part VI: The Part of Tens 285 Chapter 23: Ten Battery Tips and Tricks 287 Chapter 24: Ten Handy Laptop Accessories 293 Chapter 25: Ten Things to Throw in Your Laptop Bag 299 Index 303

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Dan Gookin has penned a plethora of computer books more than 130 with 12 million copies in print, translated into more than 30 languages. His DOS For Dummies, published in 1991, launched the For Dummies series and became the world's fastest-selling computer book. Visit Dan at

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