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PCs For Dummies, 13th Edition by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 4

Both On and Off

In This Chapter

arrow Starting your PC

arrow Introducing Windows

arrow Turning off the computer

arrow Activating Sleep mode

arrow Exploring various shutdown options

arrow Keeping the PC on all the time

No doubt about it: Evil computers cannot be turned off. To prove it, I turn to the canon of Star Trek, Episode 53: When Scotty tried to turn off the malevolent M5 computer, it actually killed the red-shirted crewman trying to pull the plug. Nope, you just can’t turn off an evil computer.

Your PC isn’t evil. If it were, you could use Captain Kirk’s infallible logic to reason the computer into committing suicide. I regret to tell you, however, that this book doesn’t have information on arguing a computer to death. That’s because your PC has a power button, which is used to turn the computer both on and off.

Turn On Your PC

You turn on the computer this way:

  1. Turn on everything but the console. ...

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