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Easy Computer Basics, Windows® 8.1 Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 2. Setting Up Your PC

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When you first get a new PC, you have to get everything set up, connected, and ready to run. If you’re using a traditional desktop PC, setup involves plugging in all the external devices—your monitor, speakers, keyboard, and such. If you’re using an all-in-one desktop, the task is a bit easier because the system unit, monitor, and speakers are all in a single unit; all you have to connect are the keyboard and mouse.

Setup is even easier if you have a notebook PC, as all the major components are built in to the computer itself. Same thing with a tablet; there’s really nothing to connect.

If you’re connecting a desktop ...

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