This book helps consumers get the most out of their HP Pavilion, the best-selling home computer in the world. There are over 10 million Pavilions over a year old. With all the recent advancements in home computing, now is the time when most home users are looking to upgrade. More recent HP Pavilions can be supercharged with memory upgrades, new video cards, or bigger, faster hard drives. Sheldon leads readers through all the steps, from making a decision about what to upgrade, to step-by-step upgrade instructions. Even if readers have the latest and fastest HP Pavilion, this book will help them get the most out of their system, from upgrading memory to optimizing the system for more performance, to adding on a CD or DVD burner. Readers will appreciate the many tips and suggestions Sheldon provides on how to upgrade systems. The book is written for all models of HP Pavilions, from the earliest models first introduced in the mid-1990s to the latest models on sale today.