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Windows 7: how to learn computer from scratch?

12 May 2010   #1

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how to learn computer from scratch?


I know very little, so how can i learn about computers from scratch so that i wont need to take it to service and fix its problems myself.

I mean, i want to be a professional in computer general stuff.


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12 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Honestly, I'd start by reading a book. While lots of stuff is available online for free...having it all in one place might cause you to read things that you normally wouldn't have otherwise through about.

Perhaps something like this; Upgrading and Repairing PCs (19th Edition) (9780789739544): Scott Mueller: Books
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12 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Let me tell you how I learned. I joined SevenForums in September, asking a question, and decided to stick around. I started to answer the easy questions, and also read hundreds of posts by other members. Gradually, I started to learn more and more.

Granted, I am still no professional by any means. My point is hanging around here has helped immensely.
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12 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

The books by O'Reilly are excellent - if you want to look at books. In addition you may want to look at your local Community College and see whether they have classes. Also look whether there is a Computer Club in your area. They are always very helpful and usually offer classes too.
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12 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Building your own computer is the only real way to get started in learning the hardware...and usually results in learning how to troubleshoot as well. Once it is done, installing the OS is where you should start. My wife went from not know anything to working in I.T. without any traiing other than from me. When she wanted a computer, I had her build it. So, if you have any friends who are into computers, start shadowing them.
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12 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I learned a lot from hands on experience, building my PC's and friends machines.
I learned even more from the internet when it finally came around.
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12 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Reading through forums, such as this one, is a great way to start learning about computers. It takes baby steps, learn one thing at a time, and something new every day. Before you know it, you will start finding questions here and there that you can answer.

You can also use as a place to learn all about Windows 7. The tutorials here ( are also great resources for learning!

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12 May 2010   #8
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

Probably need to start by thinking about which aspect of computers you want to learn. The totality of the computer industry, together with business, science, and engineering is HUGE. No one can possibily know much about it all.

I think what you're really asking is how to service computer hardware -- a small part of the totality of computing.

And, if you want to narrow that down to servicing PCs, best way to start is to buy one of the PC repair guides that are out.

Ii you get good at it, you might want to consider earning your A+ certification -- and get PAID for servicing computers.
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12 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Building your own computer is the only real way to get started in learning the hardware...and usually results in learning how to troubleshoot as well. .
I would have to agree with this statement as I find it quite true myself.
I dont know alot, but what I have learned has been through hands on experience.
As well as through forums ,such as this one, when I have a problem I can not or do not know how to solve myself.
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12 May 2010   #10

Wds 7 32.bit Ultimate

Google is your best friend ....
Follow through these sites will help you ...
Top 10 Sites about Computer Basics | Xmarks
Have fun .
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