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Computer Basics Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Windows® 8.1 Edition, Seventh Edition by Michael Miller

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2. Setting Up and Using a Desktop Computer

Chapter 1, “How Personal Computers Work,” gave you the essential background information you need to understand how your computer system works. With that information in hand, it’s now time to connect all the various pieces and parts of your computer system—and get your PC up and running!

Of course, how you set up your computer depends on what type of computer you have. We examine notebook and tablet PCs in Chapter 3, “Setting Up and Using a Notebook or Tablet Computer”; in this chapter, we address ...

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