Press Release

Que Publishing Releases 20th Edition of Scott Mueller’s Upgrading and Repairing PCs

Top-Selling PC Hardware Title For More Than 20 Years Available in Print and eBook Formats

Indianapolis, Ind. – September 20, 2011 – Scott Mueller’s Upgrading and Repairing PCs, which provides step-by-step information on identifying and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs from scratch, has been the top-selling PC hardware book for over 20 years, according to Bookscan, the book sales monitoring and analysis service. The new, updated print and eBook editions are available on, and through retailers nationwide

New to This Edition

  • The newest processors, including Intel’s 2nd generation Core i3, i5, i7 plus the Atom, and AMD’s new VISION series CPUs
  • 3TB (and larger) disks, 4K sectoring, partition alignment, faster SATA disk interfaces, and SSD (Solid State Drive) hard drive replacements
  • New firmware innovations, from full UEFI BIOS support to built-in motherboard flash BIOS upgrade utilities
  • Integrated video and audio, including 5.1/7.1 surround sound, HDMI, and DisplayPort connections
  • Updated PCI Express and Power Supply specifications for powering high-end video cards
  • Emerging interfaces such as USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt
  • Updated coverage of building PCs from scratch—from choosing and assembling hardware through BIOS setup and troubleshooting
  • A 90-minute DVD containing studio-quality, how-to videos, and detailed presentations covering key components in a PC, including hard disk drives, power supplies, and motherboards

Product Information

Title: Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 20th Edition
ISBN-10: 0789747103
ISBN-13: 9780789747105
Author: Scott Mueller
Publisher: Que Publishing
Pages: 1,104
Suggested Retail Price: $59.99 U.S. (print); $38.39 (eBook)

About the Author
Scott Mueller has sold more than two million copies of his best-seller Upgrading and Repairing PCs, which was originally published in 1988. Translated into 11 languages, the book has received accolades from PC technicians, enthusiasts and students worldwide. President of Mueller Technical Research, an international research and corporate training firm, Scott’s seminars have been presented to thousands of PC support professionals around the globe, and he has developed and presented training courses in all areas of PC hardware and software.

About Pearson
The world's leading learning company, Pearson (NYSE: PSO) is home to such respected brands as Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, Exam Cram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall Professional, Que, and Sams Publishing, which have as their online publishing arm, InformIT ( – The Trusted Technology Learning Source. In addition, Berkeley-based Peachpit (, the publishing partner for Adobe Press, Apple Certified, and others, publishes best-selling books for creative design professionals.

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