This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book
includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook
version."Speed It Up! A Non-Technical Guide for Speeding Up Slow
Computers," by Michael Miller is a unique look at speeding up PCs
that are performing like grandma on a cold winter morning. It's
something we all face with every computer we own, but there are
precious few resources for information on putting a little action
back in grandma's step. Sure, there are uber-geeky guides out there
that provide tweaks and customizations appealing to the pocket
protector nation, but there is not a single book out there that
addresses these common problems at the consumer, everyday user
level. We think it's time for a short, to-the-point, affordably
priced solution to this common problem. More importantly, we think
it's time for a book that covers all of these topics in a way that
appeals to real humans. We cover a variety of topics that are
typically spread across several kinds of books: 1) Troubleshooting
- Because PCs can be slowed down by a variety of reasons (bloated
software, improperly configured software, conflicting software,
aging hardware, network resources, etc.) the first order of
business is to diagnose the problem. Is it hardware-related?
Software? Network? A virus? 2) Software - If you have determined
that the problem is software-related, then we show you dozens of
easy, non-techy things you can do to speed up Windows, your
applications, your Internet apps, and more. 3) Hardware - If you
have determined that your PC's hardware is the bottleneck, we show
you easy upgrades you can do yourself (no need to call your nerdy
neighbor over to help).Sometimes, the fix is as simple as loading a
better driver. Sometimes, it might involve installing more memory
or a bigger hard drive. In any case, the solutions we provide are
easy to implement and won't leave you wishing you had a rifle and a
tall building from which to use it. 4) Network - Aack! Really?
You're going to discuss networking issues? You bet your boxers, we
are. Truth is, nearly everyone uses some sort of network - whether
they have a full blown, multi-computer and printer network or they
connect to the Internet wirelessly, networks - and all the weeping
and gnashing of teeth that goes with them - are just as much a part
of everyday life as is your microwave oven. The secret is that
networking isn't nearly as challenging as you might think. We show
you how to easily fix network issues that are robbing you of
precious time. 5) Buyer's advice - If it's time to put your beloved
PC out to pasture, we offer some tried and true advice for choosing
a new PC and keeping it in tip-top condition. Note: This is NOT a
tweaker's guide. This is not a book on overclocking, hacking or
squeezing every drop of performance from a PC. This book IS,
however, one that will help you keep your PC running like it did
the day you brought it home from the hospital, er, store.
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