Written for the beginning or intermediate computer user over the age of 50, this large-print guide introduces the computer, leads users through the components that make up a PC, and describes the fundamentals of Windows XP. Users will become comfortable with computer terms, make sense of all the information on the screen, learn to install software, and perform basic troubleshooting operations. Described is the world of connectivity and communication, from getting online to surfing the web. Details on customizing a PC, using a CD burner and other multimedia hardware, and protecting against viruses are included. An enclosed interactive CD-ROM provides a tour of the inside of a computer.