Andy Rathbone started geeking around with computers in 1985 when he bought a 26-pound portable CP/M Kaypro 2X. Like other nerds of the day, he soon began playing with null-modem adapters, dialing computer bulletin boards, and working part-time at Radio Shack.
He wrote articles for various techie publications before moving to computer books in 1992. He’s written the Windows For Dummies series, Microsoft Surface For Dummies, Upgrading & Fixing PCs For Dummies, and many other computer books.
Today, he has more than 15 million copies of his books in print, and they’ve been translated into more than 30 languages. You can reach Andy at his website,
Special thanks to Dan Gookin, Matt Wagner, Tina Rathbone, Steve Hayes, Colleen Diamond, Virginia Sanders, and Ryan Williams.
Thanks also to all the folks I never meet in editorial, sales, marketing, proofreading, layout, graphics, and manufacturing who work hard to bring you this book.
Executive Editor: Steve Hayes
Project Manager: Colleen Diamond
Development Editor: Colleen Diamond
Copy Editor: Virginia Sanders
Technical Editor: Ryan C. Williams
Editorial Assistant: Claire Brock
Sr. Editorial Assistant: Cherie Case
Production Editor: Kinson Raja
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