Appendix B. About the CD

In This Appendix

  • System requirements

  • Using the CD with Windows

  • What you'll find on the CD

  • Troubleshooting

The CD-ROM for this book contains practice files that enable you to walk through the exercises in this book yourself, as well as demos that take you through important tasks and Excel features you'll find useful. In this Appendix, I tell you everything you need to know to get the most out of the tools in this CD-ROM.

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 500 megahertz (MHz) or faster processor

  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7

  • Microsoft Excel 2010

  • At least 256MB of total RAM installed on your computer; for best performance, we recommend at least 1GB

  • A CD-ROM drive

  • A sound card

  • A 1024×768 or higher resolution monitor

If you need more information on the basics, check out these books published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.: PCs For Dummies, by Dan Gookin; or Windows XP For Dummies, Microsoft Windows Vista For Dummies, or Microsoft Windows 7 For Dummies, all by Andy Rathbone.

Using the CD

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 ...

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