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Teach Yourself Visually™: Computers, 5th Edition by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 4. Getting Started with Your Computer

Getting Started with Your Computer

After you purchase your new computer, you need to set up and connect the components. If you are not already familiar with using a computer system, then you should also learn how to use basic devices such as the keyboard, mouse, and CD drive.

Set Up Your Work Area 46

Connect the Computer Components 48

Turn On the Computer for the First Time 50

Use a Keyboard 52

Keyboard Types 54

Use a Mouse 56

Explore Mouse Types 58

Use a CD–ROM or DVD–ROM Drive 60

Use a Memory Card Reader 62

Restart the Computer 64

Turn Off the Computer 65

Set Up Your Work Area

To ensure your work area is comfortable and you are productive, you should ...

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