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By Michael Miller

Absolute Beginner's advisor to Upgrading and solving Your laptop is a entire, non-technical advisor to upgrading your computing device and solving universal difficulties. It offers step by step directions for particular varieties of enhancements, quickly and straightforward how one can troubleshoot universal laptop difficulties - and the way to revive your approach to operating order after a foul upgrade.Included are directions for the subsequent varieties of process improvements: * including new USB, serial, parallel, and FireWire ports * including higher not easy disks and extra procedure reminiscence * Upgrading to raised mice and keyboards * Upgrading to new printers, faxes, and scanners * Upgrading to greater displays and extra strong video playing cards * Upgrading for electronic images and electronic video enhancing * Upgrading for television and DVD viewing * Upgrading for electronic tune playback * Upgrading for more suitable online game play * fitting a stressed or instant community * dashing up your web connection * Upgrading your working method to home windows XP

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In addition to having different chip manufacturers (and different chip families from the same manufacturer), you'll also run into microprocessor chips that run at different speeds. CPU speed is measured in megahertz (MHz); a CPU with a speed of 1MHz can run at one million clock ticks per second! The higher the megahertz, the faster the chip runs. If you're still shopping for a new PC, look for one with the combination of a powerful microprocessor and a high clock speed for best performance. tip Today's fastest chips are actually measured in gigahertz (GHz).

Removable disks—often called floppy disks or diskettes—work much like hard disks except that they consist of thin sheets of a magnetic-tape–like material instead of hard metallic platters. note Many new PCs are coming without floppy drives standard. I guess the PC manufacturers figure you'll do all your file transferring over a network, via e-mail, or with recordable CD-ROM disks. Because removable diskettes are more portable than hard disks, they're typically used to store data that's transported physically from PC to PC.

His most recent books include Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay, and TechTV's Microsoft Windows XP for Home Users, 2nd Edition. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his practical, real-world advice as well as his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience. Mr. Miller is also president of The Molehill Group, a strategic consulting and authoring firm based in Carmel, Indiana. As a consultant, he specializes in providing strategic advice to and writing business plans for Internet- and technology-based businesses.

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