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DOS For Dummies

Author : Dan Gookin
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DOS made easy! Windows may rule the world of popular computing on PCs around theglobe, but DOS still has a place in the hearts and minds ofcomputer users who vaguely remember what a C prompt looks like.Even if DOS (with all its arcane commands and its drab, boringlook) isn't your idea of the best way to get things done on a PC,you'll find plenty of fast and friendly help on hand with the thirdedition of DOS For Dummies. Here's a plain-speaking reference guide to all the command-linestuff and nonsense that makes DOS work, whether you're a native DOSuser or are an occasional dabbler who needs the operating system torun all those cool games under Windows. DOS For Dummies, 3rd Edition, avoids all the technicaljargon to cut to the heart of things with clear, easy-to-understandexplanations and step-by-step help for * Changing disks and drives * Dealing with the DOS prompt * Managing files * Running DOS inside Windows * Installing and running DOS-based software programs * Working with the printer and serial ports * Using the mouse and keyboard * Troubleshooting problems * Understanding DOS error messages All the basic DOS commands, from APPEND to XCOPY, aredemystified to make life in DOS much more bearable. This handyguide has plenty of helpful tips and tricks for bending DOS to yourwill, without having to dedicate your life (and all your free time)to mastering this little corner of the PC. Author Dan Gookin's first edition of DOS For Dummies became an international best-seller. He considers himself a computer "guru" whose job it is to remind everyone that computersare not to be taken too seriously. His approach to computers islight and humorous, yet very informative. Gookin mixes hisknowledge of computers with a unique, dry sense of humor that keepsyou informed - and awake.

More DOS for Dummies

Author : Dan Gookin
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A sequel to DOS for Dummies, this book covers the latest version of the biggest selling DOS in history. Other titles in this series include Excel for Dummies, Word for Windows for Dummies, and More Windows for Dummies.

DOS For Dummies Windows 95 Edition

Author : Dan Gookin
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"This is the best book ever written for a beginner. I know, I have the rest." — Clarence Peterson, Chicago Tribune "Gookin writes in a humorous, informal style that entertains as it teaches." — Craig Crossman, Nationally Syndicated Computer Columnist "DOS For Dummies is the ideal book for anyone who's just bought a PC and is too shy to ask friends stupid questions." — MTV, United Kingdom, Computer Book of the Year, on DOS For Dummies® Free DOS "Cheat Sheet" Inside! Find Out Why Over 25 Million Readers Love the …For Dummies® Titles from IDG Books! DOS For Dummies® has topped national bestseller lists for years! Now, frustrated users get even more up-to-date information and help with DOS For Dummies,® Windows® 95 Edition. This book is for those "lucky" souls who need to use DOS in Windows 95. (If you are using an older version of DOS or Windows, you should be reading DOS For Dummies, 2nd Edition by the same author!) Uncover why millions of computer users trust Dan Gookin to demystify DOS and teach the essentials of computing. His plain English explanations and humorous, down-to-earth style make learning about computers fun and easy. DOS For Dummies, Windows 95 Edition is truly A Reference for the Rest of Us!® Use DOS for Windows 95 the Fun and Easy Way: Tame DOS in a Windows environment Find out tips for multi-tasking DOS applications Share information between DOS programs and Windows Configure Windows 95 properly to run demanding DOS games Use the new DOS -in-Windows commands Discover how long file names work, finally! Forget Windows entirely! Run all your programs from the DOS prompt Ask for IDG Books' …For Dummies® Books, the Fun and Easy Way to Find Out About Computers. Also look for IDG Books' PCs For Dummies,® 3rd Edition, the fun and easy way to set up your own PC, and Word For Windows® 95 For Dummies,® the powerful way to create awesome documents!

DOS For Dummies

Author : Dan Gookin
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Windows may rule the world of popular computing on PCs around theglobe, but DOS still has a place in the hearts and minds ofcomputer users who vaguely remember what a C prompt looks like.Even if DOS (with all its arcane commands and its drab, boringlook) isn't your idea of the best way to get things done on a PC,you'll find plenty of fast and friendly help on hand with the thirdedition of DOS For Dummies. Here's a plain-speaking reference guide to all the command-linestuff and nonsense that makes DOS work, whether you're a native DOSuser or are an occasional dabbler who needs the operating system torun all those cool games under Windows. DOS For Dummies, 3rd Edition, avoids all the technicaljargon to cut to the heart of things with clear, easy-to-understandexplanations and step-by-step help for Changing disks and drives Dealing with the DOS prompt Managing files Running DOS inside Windows Installing and running DOS-based software programs Working with the printer and serial ports Using the mouse and keyboard Troubleshooting problems Understanding DOS error messages All the basic DOS commands, from APPEND to XCOPY, aredemystified to make life in DOS much more bearable. This handyguide has plenty of helpful tips and tricks for bending DOS to yourwill, without having to dedicate your life (and all your free time)to mastering this little corner of the PC. Author Dan Gookin's first edition of DOS For Dummiesbecame an international best-seller. He considers himself acomputer "guru" whose job it is to remind everyone that computersare not to be taken too seriously. His approach to computers islight and humorous, yet very informative. Gookin mixes hisknowledge of computers with a unique, dry sense of humor that keepsyou informed – and awake.

C For Dummies

Author : Dan Gookin
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while (dead_horse) beat (): If you’re like most people, the above seems like nonsense.Actually, it’s computer sense—C programming. Afterdigesting C For Dummies, 2nd Edition,you’ll understand it. C programs are fast, concise andversatile. They let you boss your computer around for a change. Soturn on your computer, get a free compiler and editor (the booktells you where), pull up a chair, and get going. You won’thave to go far (page 13) to find your first program example.You’ll do short, totally manageable, hands-on exercises tohelp you make sense of: All 32 keywords in the C language (that’sright—just 32 words) The functions—several dozen of them Terms like printf(), scanf(), gets (), and puts () String variables, numeric variables, and constants Looping and implementation Floating-point values In case those terms are almost as intimidating as the idea ofprogramming, be reassured that C For Dummies was written byDan Gookin, bestselling author of DOS For Dummies, the bookthat started the whole library. So instead of using expletives andgetting headaches, you’ll be using newly acquired skills andgetting occasional chuckles as you discover how to: Design and develop programs Add comments (like post-it-notes to yourself) as you go Link code to create executable programs Debug and deploy your programs Use lint, a common tool to examine and optimize your code A helpful, tear-out cheat sheet is a quick reference forcomparison symbols, conversion characters, mathematical doodads, Cnumeric data types, and more. C For Dummies takes themystery out of programming and gets you into it quickly andpainlessly.

DOS For Dummies Quick Reference

Author : Greg Harvey
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Put away your secret decoder rings and pick up a copy of the latest edition of DOS For Dummies Quick Reference, 3rd Edition, the only book you'll ever need to take the mystery out of those strange, enigmatic commands in DOS-speak. Even if you've upgraded to the snazzy new Windows operating system, you may have times when those old DOS commands (which have been around since the first IBM computers appeared) may come in handy. What's a person to do? Grab yourself a copy of DOS For Dummies Quick Reference, 3rd Edition, and keep it near your computer for quick, step-by-step instructions for doing almost anything in DOS. Author Greg Harvey has packed all the do's and don'ts of DOS together in one handy guide, written in language you can understand. Flip open the comb-bound, lay-flat book and let your fingers do the walking through the land of DOS, alphabetized from A to Z, to find fast answers to your questions. Whether you're running the original DOS or just playing DOS games under the latest versions of Windows, you'll find that this slim little reference book can be a big, big help. Plus, DOS For Dummies Quick Reference, 3rd Edition, features a Techie Talk" glossary in the back of the book to keep you from stumbling over words and phrases like clusters, FATs, sectors, and TSRs.

Quattro Pro for DOS for Dummies

Author : John Walkenbach
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The hopeless and helpless can now take heart with this introductory work that explores the basics of the popular DOS version of the spreadsheet program. Original.

Quicken 8 for DOS for Dummies

Author : Stephen L. Nelson
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Steve Nelson explains Quicken, the most popular personal finance program, in simple terms for people who want control of their personal or business finances. Nelson explains the basics of the DOS version of Quicken in the friendly, easy-to-understand . . . For Dummies style, and he throws in a touch of humor for good measure and easy reading.

Troubleshooting Your PC For Dummies

Author : Dan Gookin
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Provides information on PC maintenance and repair, covering such topics as system restore, using tech support, startup noises, a slow PC, finding lost files, Internet connections, changes in Windows Vista, Windows event logs, and computer shutdown.

DOS for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Author : Dan Gookin
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Laptops For Dummies

Author : Dan Gookin
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The fast and easy way to get up and running with a laptop Are you new to the world of laptops? You've come to the right place! Laptops For Dummies covers the many topics and issues unique to laptops, including synchronizing with the desktop, coordinating email pick-up between two machines, remotely accessing the desktop, networking, power management, storage, security, and more. This new edition also provides updates to cover the latest technology, current processors, and steps to update memory and hard drive capacities. In business—while they spend most of their time in a desktop docking station—laptops are absolutely essential for providing mobility to professionals. In the home, they've begun to replace desktop PCs, as they now offer larger displays, longer battery power, and speeds equal to desktop computers. Plus, you can do just about everything with a laptop that you can do with a traditional desktop, minus the big, bulky machine and multiple cords. If you're just making the switch over to a laptop, this hands-on, easy-to-follow guide makes the transition easy! Covers the latest hardware and technology updates you need to get up and running with your laptop Includes updates on the new Windows 10 operating system, wireless networking, smartphone tethering, and using productivity applications on laptops Walks you through everything you need to deal with add-ons, networking procedures, and connectivity and communication Presents complex material in a way that makes it simple and accessible Whether you've never logged onto a laptop or are just looking to stay up-to-date with the latest information on operating systems and software, Laptops For Dummies has you covered.

PCs For Dummies

Author : Dan Gookin
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The bestselling PC reference on the planet—now available in its 13th edition Completely updated to cover the latest technology and software, the 13th edition of PCs For Dummies tackles using a computer in friendly, human terms. Focusing on the needs of the beginning computer user, while also targeting those who are familiar with PCs, but need to get up to speed on the latest version of Windows. This hands-on guide takes the dread out of working with a personal computer. Leaving painful jargon and confusing terminology behind, it covers Windows 10 OS, connecting to and using services and data in the cloud, and so much more. Written by Dan Gookin, the original For Dummies author, it tells you how to make a PC purchase, what to look for in a new PC, how to work with the latest operating system, ways to protect your files, what you can do online, media management tips, and even basic topics you're probably too shy to ask a friend about. Determine what you need in a PC and how to set it up Configure your PC, hook up a printer, and connect to the Internet Find your way around Windows 10 OS with ease and confidence Play movies and music, view photos, and explore social media If you're a first-time PC user at home or at work or just need to brush up on the latest technological advancements, the new edition of this bestselling guide gets you up and running fast.

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your PC All in One For Dummies

Author : Dan Gookin
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Stop being a prisoner to your PC! Need a PC problem fixed in a pinch? Presto! Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies offers 5 books in 1 and takes the pain out of wading through those incomprehensible manuals, or waiting for a high-priced geek to show up days or weeks after you need them. Arming you with everything you need to get that pesky PC working for you ASAP, this handy guide walks you through all the steps to restoring whatever's making your PC go rogue —so you can get back to making it work for you. There's nothing worse than firing up your PC only to discover it's inexplicably unresponsive. With this guide, you'll gain all the skills and insight you need to need to bring it back to life —and to prevent it from ever leaving you in the lurch again. Find out what's behind common PC problems Solve email and web woes, both big and small Perform regular maintenance and get serious about backups Troubleshoot to find solutions to your issues and learn proper maintenance to head off future headaches! Your PC problems aren't as big as you think! Take matters into your own hands with the helpful instruction provided inside this book!

WordPerfect for DOS for Dummies Quick Reference

Author : Greg Harvey
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Written in an accessible style, this WordPerfect guide is designed to assist beginners and experts alike in thoroughly understanding functions and fine tuning their skills. Original.

Android Tablets For Dummies

Author : Dan Gookin
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A quick and easy reference to get the most out of your Android tablet It's not a computer and it's not a smartphone—so what in the world is it? Whether you're new to Android or new to tablets altogether, you're about to experience mobile computing like never before with this fun, full-color guide! In Android Tablets For Dummies, you'll find clear, easy-to-follow explanations for making sense of all the features native to Android tablets, as well as model-specific guidance. Inside, trusted tech guru Dan Gookin—who wrote the very first For Dummies book in 1991—walks you through setting up your Android tablet, navigating the interface, browsing the web, setting up email, finding the best apps, and so much more. No matter which Android tablet tickles your fancy, this hands-on guide takes the intimidation out of the technology and gives you everything you need to make the most of your new device. Set up your tablet, configure the Home screen, and get connected Surf the web, send and receive email and texts, and use video chat and social media to keep in touch with family and friends Have fun with photos, videos, games, eBooks, music, and movies Get up and running with the Nougat Operating System If you're eager to learn the ins and outs of your Android device—but don't want to pull your hair out in the process—this one-stop guide has you covered.

Word 2019 For Dummies

Author : Dan Gookin
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The bestselling beginner’s guide to Microsoft Word Whether you've used older versions of this popular program or have never processed a single word, this hands-on guide gets you going with the latest version of Microsoft Word. In no time, you'll begin editing, formatting, proofing, and dressing up your Word documents like a pro. In this leading book about the world’s number one word processing application, Dan Gookin talks about using Microsoft Word in friendly, easy-to-follow terms. Focusing on the needs of the beginning Word user, it provides everything you need to know about Word—without any painful jargon. Covers the new and improved features found in the latest version of Word Create your own templates Explains why you can’t always trust the spell checker Offers little-known keyboard shortcuts If you’re new to Word and want to spend more time on your actual work rather than figuring out how to make it work for you, this new edition of Word X For Dummies has you covered.

DBASE for DOS for Dummies

Author : Scott D. Palmer
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Learn the ins and outs of dBASE with this humorous, step-by-step approach. This book introduces beginning users to databases in a clear and easy manner and enlightens them to the many capabilities of dBASE. The book is flexible and informative. Palmer's humorous approach and dBASE expertise provide the perfect introduction to database management and dBASE.

C All in One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author : Dan Gookin
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Covers everything users need to get up to speed on C programming, including advanced topics to take their programming skill to the next level Walks C programmers through the entire development cycle of a C program-designing and developing the program, writing source code, compiling the code, linking the code to create the executable programs, debugging, and deployment Provides thorough coverage of keywords, program flow, conditional statements, constants and variables, numeric values, arrays, strings, functions, pointers, debugging, prototyping, and much more Addresses some advanced programming topics such as graphics and game programming as well as Windows and Linux programming Includes dozens of sample programs that readers can adapt and modify for their own uses Written by the author of the first-ever For Dummies book-a man known for his ability to take complex material and present it in a way that makes it simple and fun

DOS for Dummies Command Reference

Author : Greg Harvey
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A quick reference A-Z dictionary explaining DOS commands in plain English.

Word 6 for DOS for Dummies

Author : Beth Slick
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A witty, fast-paced guide to solving real-life Word 6 problems covers previous versions of the software as well. Original.