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#1 willh6919


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:06 PM

Hi could some one please recommend some good books covering the pc in general i am not looking for any thing specific at the moment i just want to understand my pc better.
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:32 PM

I found the best for me was to just go to support forums such as ours, and just start reading all of the posts. When an interesting link was offered, I made sure I bookmarked it and read them all. There used to be some interesting tv programs, but sadly that's a thing of the past.
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:25 PM

I agree with garmanma about reading thru forums,but want to add this.
It is hard say recommend a book. There are quite a few variables involved. Consider your skill level. Are you looking for general or more specific info? Do you want to know about your Operating system or all? Internet, hardware or software. How things work and why?

I would say you should start in 2 places. Web site like Bleeping Computer and this

Also I'd go to a Barnes and Nobles stroll the Computer section. Pull a few books and see what you want to know.
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#4 willh6919

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 05:41 AM

thanks. yeah i have been reading through here and its been really helpful but i dont always have accsess to the internet so a book would make it easyir.
I think I am more interested in the OS i have been doing the tips and tutorials on youtube and posted on here like speeding up parts of the OS which are great i would just like to know what i am doing and fully understand it instead of just copying a step by step guide to making the start menu faster etc.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 06:48 PM

Well I think you should have general goal for your study, then find some relating material online and just as they suggest, you can ask your questions in the forum. They are always happy to help you.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 06:05 PM

All the ... for beginners at the book stores :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 07:45 AM

Someone said they like television programs that involve computer talk. Try your local radio station. My local radio station has a computer tech talk show every Saturday morning.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:36 PM

The "dummies" line of books are a good place to start. I have used their books in the past for MS dos, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Adobe Illustrator. You can also brows your local college book store for MCSE or MCP class text books (there quite expensive though the set I have was several hundred dollars [MCSE Course] ). However looking at Amazon.com I just found a Windows XP Pro Lab manual for under 4 bucks. I am actually ordering one for myself as soon as the seller confirms the CDs are included.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 11:04 AM

If you want a really good reference text try Scott Mueller's Upgrading and RepairingPCs.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:42 PM

The TweakGuides provide good information on Windows XP and Vista. Best of all they're free.
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