Appendix A. About the CD

In This Appendix

  • Understanding system requirements

  • Using the CD

  • Discovering what's on the CD

  • Troubleshooting

System Requirements

Make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements shown in the following list. If your computer doesn't match up to most of these requirements, you may have problems using the software and files on the CD. For the latest and greatest information, please refer to the ReadMe file located at the root of the CD-ROM.

  • A PC with a Pentium or faster processor; or a Mac OS computer with a 68040 or faster processor

  • Microsoft Windows 98 or later; or Mac OS system software 7.6.1 or later

  • At least 32MB of total RAM installed on your computer; for best performance, we recommend at least 64MB

  • A CD-ROM drive

  • A sound card for PCs; Mac OS computers have built-in sound support

  • A monitor capable of displaying at least 256 colors or grayscale

  • A modem with a speed of at least 14,400 bps

If you need more information on the basics, check out these books published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.: PCs For Dummies, by Dan Gookin; Macs For Dummies, by David Pogue; iMacs For Dummies, by David Pogue; Windows 95 For Dummies, Windows 98 For Dummies, Windows 2000 Professional For Dummies, Microsoft Windows ME Millennium Edition For Dummies, all by Andy Rathbone.

Using the CD with Windows

To install the items from the CD to your hard drive, follow these steps.

  1. Insert the CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive.

    The license agreement appears.

    Note to Windows users: The interface ...

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