D


damage to computer, preventing, 777

data storage, 327-328

data transfer

bulk transfers, 248

interrupt transfers, 247

isochronous transfers, 247

with USB, 247

databases, 525

date and time

changing settings in BIOS, 124

setting, 425-426

DC power, 300-301, 352

dead pixels, 190

default settings, 126-127

defragmenting drive

analyzing defragmentation, 803-805

Disk Defragmenter utility, 803

starting defragmentation, 805

Delete key, 202

deleting unneeded items, 429-430

design limitations of laptop computers, 11-12

desks, 388, 463

desktop, changing, 475-476

desktop computers

adding PC card reader to, 382

advantages of

cost less, 6

easy to repair, 8

easy to upgrade, 7-8

flexible design, 7

standard parts, 6-7

connecting projectors to, 579-580

disadvantages of

difficult to transport, 9-10

require external power, 10

space taken up by, 9

inputs and outputs, 273-287

calibrating game controllers, 286-287

parallel (printer) port, 275-277

PS/2 mouse and keyboard sockets, 275

serial ports, 277-283

testing game controllers, 283-286

installing hard drives in, 142-144

opening case, 56

power management, 289-301

DC power supply, 300-301

reducing power consumption, 295

setting Windows power options, 289-291

uninterruptible power supply (UPS), 295-300

turning on and off, 270-273

configuring power button, 270-272

reset pushbutton, 272

Restart command, 273

Windows shut down, 272-273

Desktop tab, display settings, 414-416

device drivers

adding new hardware to system, 499

installing, 405-406

overview, 87-88

using Device Manager, 499-502

dial-up connection, 718, 723-727

digital cameras

connecting to computer, 595

downloading digital pictures, 596-599

dynamic range, 592

editing pictures

adjusting brightness and contrast, 606-607

cropping images, 604-606

removing objects, 608-609

removing red eye, 608

rotating images, 603-604

flash memory, 593

image formats, 593-594

lenses, 592-593

publishing images to Web sites, 599-600

resolution in megapixels, 592

settings, 594

storing pictures

backing up images to DVD, 610-611

printing images, 609-610

viewing pictures

as screen saver, 601-602

as slide show, 600-601

digital cellular services, 368-369

digital graphics controllers, 170-171

digital monitors, 184

digital notepads, 222-223

direction keys, 201

Disk Cleanup utility, 800-802

Disk Defragmenter utility, 803

Disk Operating System (DOS), 495, 534

display

Appearance tab, 417-420

changing desktop, 475-476

changing Web pages, 479-483

Desktop tab, 414-416

on-screen cues, 483

Screen saver tab, 416-417

Settings tab, 413-414

text-to-speech translation, 483

Themes tab, 420-421

using Magnifier, 476-479

docking stations, 327, 363

DOS (Disk Operating System), 495, 534

downloading

digital pictures, 596-599

updates for Windows, 406-409

video to mobile media player, 669-670

drive bays

external, 71

internal, 72

drives. See CD drives; DVD drives; flash drives; hard drives

DVD drives, 328

DVDs

overview, 148-150

playing on laptop, 667-668




PC User's Bible
PC Users Bible
ISBN: 0470088974
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 372

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