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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics by Michael Miller

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11. Installing New Software

Your new computer system probably came with a bunch of programs preinstalled on its hard disk. As useful as these programs are, at some point you’re going to want to add something new. Maybe you want to upgrade from Microsoft Works to the more full-featured Microsoft Office. Maybe you want to add some educational software for the kids or a productivity program for yourself. Maybe you just want to play some new computer games.

Whatever type of software you’re considering, installing it on your computer system is easy. In most cases software installation is so automatic you don’t have to do much more than stick a ...

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