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Chapter 1. Understanding Your PC Hardwar... > Getting to Know Your Personal Comput...

Getting to Know Your Personal Computer System

Now that you know why you have that brand-new personal computer sitting on your desk, you might be interested in just what it is that you have. It's important to know what each part of your system is, what it does, and how to hook it all together.

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This book is written for users of relatively new personal computers—in particular, PCs running the Windows XP operating system. If you have an older PC, most of the advice here is still good, although not all the step-by-step instructions will apply.



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