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ISBN-10: 1118324072
ISBN-13: 9781118324073
Edition: 2012
Authors: James Pyles
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Building on the most common and challenging tasks PC Technicians must face, this book shows the reader step-by-step how to perform these tasks. The book is written as if the reader was actually on the job, offering a variety of scenarios as well as potential roadblocks one might face in the field.The book is broken down into the following sections:Hardware and Software InstallationHardware and Software MaintenanceInstalling and Upgrading Operating Systems Installing and Upgrading NetworksInstalling and Upgrading Security SystemsEach part will include step-by-step instructions to how to perform common of tasks, including:Installing or replacing a power supplyInstalling or replacing a laptop hard driveInstalling of Upgrading to Windows 7Scanning for and removing virusesInstalling printer driversTroubleshooting your network

served as Developmental Editor for Global Support Content Operations at Hewlett-Packard. He is currently the technical writer and marketing contributor for Kount.

Introduction
Installing Hardware and Software
Preventing ESD Damage
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing RAM
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a PCI Card
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a PCI Express Card
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a Power Supply
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing an IDE Hard Drive
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a SATA Hard Drive
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Moving an Operating System to a New SATA Drive with Acronis True Image
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a SCSI Drive
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a DVD Drive
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a Video Card
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a Laptop Keyboard
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing SO-DIMM in a Laptop
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a Laptop Hard Drive
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a Laptop Optical Drive
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a KVM Switch
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing Drivers from a Disc
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing Drivers from the Internet
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Reformatting a Hard Drive Using Windows XP
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing Windows XP Professional as a Fresh Install
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing Windows Vista as a Fresh Install
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing Microsoft Applications in Windows XP
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Uninstalling Software in Windows XP
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Uninstalling an Application Using Windows
Programs and Features
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Shutting Down Background Processes in Windows 7
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a Local Printer
Objective
Scenario
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing Printer Drivers
Objective
Scenario
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a Bluetooth Printer on Windows 7
Objective
Scenario
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a Bluetooth Device for Pairing with Windows 7
Objective
Scenario
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Syncing a Mobile Device with Media Player in Windows 7
Objective
Scenario
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Maintaining and Documenting Computer Systems
Identifying a Motherboard
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Identifying a Power Supply
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Performing a Quick Test and Replacing a Power Supply
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Searching for Windows Vista Drivers
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Listing All of the Drivers Installed on a Windows 7 PC
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Cleaning Fans
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Oiling Fans
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Defragging a Hard Drive
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Scheduling Automatic Defragging in Windows 7
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Defragmenting a Single File
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Updating Security Patches
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Checking Internal Connectors
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Backing Up with Acronis True Image Home
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Flashing the BIOS
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Changing the CMOS Battery to Correct a Slow PC Clock
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Resetting Passwords
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Creating a New Local User in Windows Vista
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Testing Ports with an Online Scanner
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Changing Printer Toner
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Scanning a Document Using Windows 7
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Managing Windows Startup and Recovery Behavior in Windows XP
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Turning Windows 7 Features On or Off
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Controlling AutoPlay Settings in Windows 7
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Setting Up Advanced File Sharing in Windows 7
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing Windows Live Mail
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Configuring Mail Accounts in Windows Live
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Rolling Back Device Drivers
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Disabling and Removing Hardware Devices
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Networking Computer Systems
Mapping Drives
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Creating File Shares
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Configuring PCs to Use Dynamic Addressing
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Releasing and Renewing a Dynamic Address Assignment
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Installing a Network Printer
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Making a Straight-Through Cable
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Making a Crossover Cable
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Testing Network Cables
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Joining a Computer to a Domain
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Creating a User in Active Directory
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Setting Up a Local User ID
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Adding a Multi-Port Card to a PC
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Setting Up VPN on a PC
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Connecting a PC to a Network Printer
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Managing Windows Vista Outbound Firewall Settings
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Monitoring Network Activity with Windows Vista Firewall
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Configuring MAC Filtering on a Wireless Router
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Turning Off SSID Broadcasts on a Wireless Router
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Changing the Default Username and Password on a Wireless Router
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Setting Up a Mobile Phone to Use Email
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Setting Up Windows Live Mobile
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting and Restoring Computer Systems
Scanning for and Removing Viruses
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Using Restore Point in Windows 7
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting in Windows 7 Using the Action Center
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Scanning for and Removing Malware
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Scanning for Rootkits
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Backing Up Outlook
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Quickly Diagnosing Windows Vista Problems
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting a Randomly Rebooting PC
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting an Intermittent Boot Failure of a PC
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting a Failed RAM Upgrade
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting a PC That Can't Print to a Local Printer
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting a PC That Can't Print to a Network Printer
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting the Error Message "The Specified Domain Either Does Not Exist or Could Not Be Contacted"
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting the Error Message "Print Processor Unknown"
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting a System Conflict with a Hidden Device
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting a Word Template Error Message
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting a Serious System Error in Windows 7
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting No Monitor Image When the PC Is Powered Up
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting the Inability to Connect to a Mapped Drive
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting the Inability to Access a Shared Folder on a Remote Computer
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting the Inability to Connect to the Network
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting Connection Problems with an External USB Hard Drive
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting a Scanner Problem
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting a Laptop Wi-Fi Connection Failure
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting the Failure of a Hard-Disk Drive
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
Troubleshooting a Persistent "Align Print Cartridges" Message after Cartridges Have Been Replaced and Aligned
Objective
Scenario
Scope of Task
Procedure
Criteria for Completion
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