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DVD-ROM Includes 3 hours of new how-to video

For more than 25 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: The single source for reliable information on how PCs work, troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. This 22nd edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenance techniques, plus more than two hours of new video.

Scott Mueller delivers practical answers about PC processors, mother-boards, buses, BIOSes, memory, SSD and HDD storage, video, audio, networks, Internet connectivity, power, and much more. You’ll find the industry’s best coverage of diagnostics, testing, and repair—plus cutting-edge discussions of improving PC performance via overclocking and other techniques.

Mueller has taught thousands of professionals in person and millions more through his books and videos—nobody knows more about keeping PCs running perfectly. Whether you’re a professional technician, a small business owner trying to save money, or a home PC enthusiast, this is the only PC hardware book you need!


The newest processors, including Intel’s latest Core i Haswell processors and AMD’s Kaveri core processors.

Everything you need to know about the latest GPU technology from NVIDIA and AMD, including developments in OpenGL, DirectX, and Mantle.

New firmware innovations like the InSyde BIOS, Back to BIOS buttons, and all the updated settings available for the newest processors and chipsets.

The latest in updated home networking standards, from blazing fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi to HomeGrid and G.hn powerline networking.

Ever larger storage, thanks to new technologies like helium-filled hard disks, shingled magnetic recording, and Cfast and XQD for flash memory.

Emerging interfaces such as mSATA, USB 3.1, and M.2

Updated coverage of building PCs from scratch—from choosing and assembling hardware through BIOS setup and troubleshooting


Get 3 hours of up-to-the minute, studio-quality how-to videos—all playable on your DVD player or computer! In this edition, Scott Mueller delivers a complete seminar on PC troubleshooting, teaching you how to identify and resolve an array of common and not-so-common PC problems.

From detailed explanations on all the tools that should be a basic part of any PC toolkit, to all the critical rules you should follow to safely operate on your PC’s internal components, in these videos Scott Mueller ensures you are equipped with everything you need to know to successfully resolve your PC’s problems.

From there, Scott takes you through a complete disassembly of an All-in-One (AiO) system, showing just what you can do to keep these specialized systems running smoothly. Finally, there is a detailed look at today’s ultra-fast solid state disk drives (SSD) and the benefits they bring to modern systems.

This DVD also contains the complete 19th and 20th editions of this book in printable form, plus extensive technical reference material, a comprehensive glossary, and more!

“…continually revised and updated to reflect the ever-changing PC landscape. A resource from my PC repair days, Scott Mueller’s tome is one of the books that has stayed on my bookshelf
throughout the years.”

—Adam Overa, Managing Editor, Tom’s Hardware

Product Details

  • Series: Upgrading and Repairing
  • Hardcover: 1176 pages
  • Publisher: Que Publishing; 22 edition (July 17, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789756102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789756107
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 2.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds

Customer Reviews

DIY and enthusiasts will appreciate this book

 on April 4, 2013
By Andrea Polk
I purchased the 21st Edition of Upgrading and Repairing PCs, based upon reviews of previous editions of the book. I have built a few desktop PCs (reading other books and materials online to do so) and have replaced internal parts including memory, hard drives, video and sound cards, over the past 12 years. I consider myself an advanced intermediate in terms of upgrading and repairing PCs, with a desire to learn more.

Best computer book

 on August 14, 2015
By John T. Watkins
I’ve been buying these books for years now ever since the 18th edition. I am an IT professional and I give these books an Scott Mueller every bit of credit for the knowledge I have in the field. I strongly recommend watching the DVD’s that come with the books as they are very informative and give you a lot of practical knowledge from experience.

Well written "authoritative technology reference"

 on December 29, 2014
By Geoffrey Sarkissian
At first I was put off by the density of technical detail in Mueller’s book, but as I began to read individual chapters, I grew to appreciate that this is an extremely useful, well written and interesting text on PC hardware. I bought this book as a companion to “Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC” by Andrews which was a textbook required for my A+ certification class. Both are 1000+ page books: Andrews’ is an expensive carefully constructed textbook with glossy pages, lots of illustrations, exercises, projects. It covers both hardware and software. Mueller’s book, is devoted strictly to hardware, and here’s my comments:

A quality in-depth guide

 on October 20, 2011
By Lex Rex
First, the physical book has a hard cover, quality paper, clear crisp font. I like the ‘contents at a glance’ along with a detailed contents section. The index seems complete and accurate. Each page has the section description, chapter # at the top, and page # bold/lager font. The book is loaded with useful tables and figures. Many of the tables have expansion of acronyms for quick reminder. Throughout the book are pointers to locations that expand on a specific topic.

Best in Show

 on November 14, 2011
By BluegrassPicker
This is an absolutely splendid book. I have used previous editions upon occasion, but since I was about to try my hand at building my own PC, I spent considerably more time reading sections in this new (20th) edition — which, by the way, is very much up to date. Mueller’s book contains an unbelievable wealth of information, much more than any one person is likely to require. But the volume is so well organized and indexed that it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.

Perfect for someone like me who wants to learn about Computers

 on May 2, 2013
By splash
I am 40 years old and do not have the time or money to go back to school, but I wanted very much to learn more about computers than simply how to type on one. This book is great, using the appendix I can search for and find answers to all the questions I have about computers from the beginning of the PC to taking one apart and putting it back together again.

This is a must own and must read book!

 on June 5, 2013
By Robert S. Lyss
This is truly an incredible book. Virtually everything related to PC hardware is covered in detail. This 21st edition is the latest update and I find I read at least every third edition from cover to cover, even though I am not a computer professional. The writing is quite good and actually pretty entertaining. There indeed is a lot of stuff from previous editions but that is the nature of a book about a rapidly evolving technology. The author works hard to keep the book at a “reasonable” length by taking less used information out and putting it on the companion disk. If you want to know how each hard drive type works or how each modern connector is configured, it’s all in here. About the only complaint I could have is with the book’s title “Upgrading and Repairing PCs” since the book is so much more than that. That title is now as outdated as was the “Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe Trilogy” when the fifth volume came out.

The best of the best.

 on November 4, 2015
By Charles M. Kent
The classic for upgrading and repairing a PC. I have bought every edition through the years and used it as a supplement when teaching computer classes at different colleges. Not a good beginners read as the detail and number of subjects covered is astounding and will overwhelm a beginner. This is an outstanding reference manual for IT professionals, instructors, and administrators. I always keep this at my side just in case I get stuck with a problem not easily solved. In my mind, Scott Mueller is probably the most talented writer on this subject.

Excellent computer reference, not for the beginner more for advanced readers

 on January 10, 2013
By John Senchak
I have bought previous editions of this book in the past years and I’ve always been quite impressed with the sheer volume of information that these books offer the reader. The hard cover editions of this book are of very high quality , with the chapters nicely organized so you can find what you are looking for. I’ve always been amazed with the chapter on the history of central processors units and the depth of the information on each chip. From the start of Intel’s 8088 chip all the way up the newest processor you will find it here. If you are a beginner to computers and are first starting off learning about how computers work, this book is not for you. I think a lot of this book is rather technical in nature and you should have a better understanding of the basics before any person begins reading the chapters. I would recommend this book to a person who is rather serious about learning how to repair computers after they get some type of initial computer education like a A+ certification . You are going to need a little bit of electrical background to handle some of the chapters otherwise you will get lost in the technical terms. I strongly believe that this book is one of the best computer reference and or repair books on the market. to date.

Mueller always give us a good and technically understandable narration within the reach of anyone …

 on November 18, 2016
By ReneRLopez-Dorticos
A technical book for everyone

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