Get the most out of your PC, Michael Maardt

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64 pages about DOS 6 and Windows 3.11 - this booklet was the world's first PC "softbook" published ever (in Denmark 1993).

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Optimize your PC under DOS 6 and Windows 3.11. AUTOEXEC.BAT und CONFIG.SYS are the most important files for running your computer. This booklet shows you how to edit them. The buzz-word is "memory-optimization". Lots of useful tips. First danish edition in 1993. European bestseller: more than 300,000 sold in northern European countries. Still relevant for Windows 9x (DOS games!).

Table of Contents

  • What is a PC? - The motherboard - The operating system - RAM - I/O Board - Controller board - Graphics adapter / Monitor - The hard disk - Mouse - Directories and files - Files - Different types of file - Edit and BAT files - ASCII - 16-number system - CPU and memory - CPU types - Bus - VESA Local Bus - PCI - Enhanced IDE
  • Forms of memory - Conventional memory - Upper memory area - Expanded and extended memory - High memory area (HMA) - How upper and extended memory work together - Devices
  • The startup files - The boot process - CONFIG.SYS - 286 - 386 - Requires EMS memory - AUTOEXEC.BAT - Codepages
  • SMARTDRV disk cache - SMARTDRV.EXE - Double buffering - The hard disk - Disk optimisation
  • Norton Commander (NC) - Introduction - Configuration - Using Norton Commander! - Copying files with XCOPY - Hidden files - Selecting files - Rename - View/edit text files - Searching for files - Creating a new file - Recent DOS commands - Switching window on/off. - Switching windows - Changing directories - Leafing through directories - Comparing two directories - Practice makes perfect - Menu - Version 4.0 - Version 5.0 -
  • Making backups - Windows - Swap file - 32-bit disk access - Miscellaneous tips for Windows
  • DOS 6 - Installation - Help - EMM386.EXE - MEMMAKER - Need expanded memory? - Custom - More booting - F5 - F8 and ? - Multiple Boots - NumLock - MS-DOS 6.2 - Disk compression with DBLSPACE - Use Dblspace? - Custom - Express - Custom and express - In general - Uninstalling - Windows for Workgroups 3.11
  • Miscellaneous - Optimisation tips - Using upper memory - Looking in memory - DOS tips - Deleting all files in a directory - CHKDSK /F - From , to . - Boot diskettes - Disk 1 – clean boot - Diskette 2 - CMOS and setup - Touch typing - Your health

 

 
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