By Dan Gookin
Home windows may possibly rule the realm of renowned computing on computers all over the world, yet DOS nonetheless has a spot within the hearts and minds of computing device clients who vaguely keep in mind what a C instructed feels like. whether DOS (with all its arcane instructions and its drab, uninteresting glance) is not your proposal of how you can get issues performed on a laptop, you will discover lots of speedy and pleasant assistance on hand with the 3rd version of DOS For Dummies.
Here's a plain-speaking reference consultant to all of the command-line stuff and nonsense that makes DOS paintings, even if you are a local DOS consumer or are an occasional dabbler who wishes the working process to run all these cool video games below Windows.
DOS For Dummies, third Edition, avoids all of the technical jargon to chop to the guts of items with transparent, easy-to-understand reasons and step by step aid for
- Changing disks and drives
- Dealing with the DOS prompt
- Managing files
- Running DOS inside of Windows
- Installing and operating DOS-based software program programs
- Working with the printer and serial ports
- Using the mouse and keyboard
- Troubleshooting problems
- Understanding DOS errors messages
All the elemental DOS instructions, from APPEND to XCOPY, are demystified to make existence in DOS even more bearable. this convenient consultant has lots of beneficial information and tips for bending DOS in your will, with no need to commit your lifestyles (and your entire unfastened time) to gaining knowledge of this little nook of the PC.
Author Dan Gookin's first variation of DOS For Dummies grew to become a global best-seller. He considers himself a working laptop or computer "guru" whose task it really is to remind every body that pcs are usually not to be taken too heavily. His method of desktops is mild and funny, but very informative. Gookin mixes his wisdom of pcs with a distinct, dry humorousness that retains you educated – and awake.