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How to Do Everything with Windows� XP

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ISBN-10: 0072259531

ISBN-13: 9780072259537

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Curt Simmons

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This easy-to-follow guide shows anyone running Windows XP how to take advantage of the power, stability, and versatility of the most popular operating system in use today. Coverage of basic system features enables you to use your computer effectively and efficiently. Learn to access the Control Panel and customize settings, use keyboard commands, operate and maintain hardware, use all the software properly, and enjoy all the digital entertainment features. Key updates to this edition include full details on Service Pack 2--which provides increased protection against viruses, hackers, and worms--and how it affects security, email, home networking, and firewalls. The new interface and components of Media Player 10 are also covered, making downloading, playing and organizing music and videos much easier.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Publication date: 5/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.20" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Curt Simmons , MCP, MCTS, is a technology consultant and trainer. He is the author of more than 50 computing titles, including How to Do Everything with Windows XP and MCSE Windows XP Professional Study Guide .

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Introduction
Get to Know Windows XP
Explore the XP Desktop
Start Your Computer
Get to Know Your Windows XP Desktop
Log Off Your Computer
Restart or Turn Off Your Computer
Manage Your Computer with the Control Panel
Access the Control Panel
Accessibility Options
Add Hardware
Add or Remove Programs
Administrative Tools
Automatic Updates
Date and Time
Display
Folder Options
Fonts
Game Controllers
Internet Options
Keyboard
Mouse
Network Connections
Network Setup Wizard
Phone and Modem Options
Power Options
Printers and Faxes
Regional and Language Options
Scanners and Cameras
Scheduled Tasks
Security Center
Sounds and Audio Devices
Speech
System
Taskbar and Start Menu
User Accounts
Windows Firewall
Configure System Settings
Customize Your Start Menu and Taskbar
Configure Your Display
Configure Folder Views
Configure Folder Views and Toolbars
Manage Components, Programs, Folders, and Files
Manage Programs with Windows XP
Use Windows XP's Compatibility Mode
Manage Windows XP Components
Manage Folders and Files
Use the Accessories that Come with Windows
Accessibility
Communications
Entertainment
System Tools
Address Book
Calculator
Command Prompt
Notepad
Paint
Synchronize
Windows Explorer
WordPad
Manage Hardware
Understand Hardware
The Golden Rules of Windows XP Hardware
Install a Plug-and-Play Device
Remove a Plug-and-Play Device from Your Computer
Install a Non-Plug-and-Play Device
Use Device Manager
Driver Signing
Use Hardware Profiles
Hardware Troubleshooting Tips
Use Printers, Fax Machines, Scanners, and Digital Cameras
Check Out the Printers and Faxes Folder
Install a New Printer
Configure Your Printer
Manage Print Jobs
Troubleshoot Common Printer Problems
Use Fax Support in Windows XP
Use Scanners and Digital Cameras with Windows XP
Get Connected
Create Connections to the Internet
Internet Connections 101
Configure Your Modem
Create Connections to the Internet
Create Connections Using the Network Connections Folder
Edit a Dial-Up Connection
Surf the Internet
Understand Internet Terms and Technology
Understand the Internet Explorer Interface
Configure Internet Explorer Through Internet Options
Windows Messenger
Use MSN Explorer
Use the Web Publishing Wizard
Run Outlook Express
How E-Mail Works
Set Up Outlook Express
Check Out the Outlook Express Interface
Send and Receive E-Mail
Change Outlook Express Views
Create Message Rules
Use Identities
Manage Your Accounts
Customize Outlook Express
Use the Address Book
Create a Home Network
Windows Networking Basics
Plan Your Home Network
Understand Internet Connection Sharing
Use the Network Setup Wizard
Set Up Your ICS Clients
Use My Network Places
Create a Direct Cable Connection
Set Up a Wireless Network
Use Windows XP Professional on a Large Network
Virtual Private Networking
Manage Users and Groups
Understand User Accounts
Manage User Accounts
Manage Groups
Understand Advanced Permissions
Windows XP Security and Remote Connections
Use Windows Firewall
Configure Remote Desktop
Use Remote Assistance
Cool Things You Can Do with Windows XP
Play Games
Manage Game Controllers
Play Games with Windows XP
Use Volume Controls and Sound Recorder
Use Windows Media Player 10
Now Playing
Library
Rip
Burn
Sync
Guide
Skin Chooser
Media Player Configuration Options
Create Movies with Windows Movie Maker 2.1
Why Use Windows Movie Maker?
Get Ready to Use Windows Movie Maker
Get to Know the Movie Maker Interface
Record and Import Video
Work with Collections and Clips
Make Movies
Add Audio to Your Moives
Save Movies
Use Your Movies on the Web
Manage Digital Photos on Windows XP
Connect to Your PC
View and Manage Your Photos
Order Prints Online
Print Your Photos
Publish Photos on the Web
E-Mail Your Photos
Burn Your Photos to a CD
Explore Windows XP Plus! Packs and PowerToys
Use Microsoft Plus!
Use Plus! Digital Media Edition
Use PowerToys
Optimize, Troubleshoot, and Fix Windows XP
Take Care of Windows XP
Hard Disk Basics
File System Basics
Set Hard Disk Properties
Schedule Tasks
Use Automatic Updates
Manage Disks
Manage Disks
Use Windows XP Backup and Restore
Use Removable Storage
Solve Problems with Windows XP
Use System Information
Use the Performance Monitor
Use System Properties to Optimize Windows XP
Use Automatic Updates
Troubleshooting Tips
Use Windows Help
Use Safe Mode
Use System Restore
Install Windows XP
Upgrade to Windows XP
Check the System Requirements
Back Up Your Data
Check Out Your Device Drivers
Check for Viruses and Disable Antivirus Software
Shut Down All Programs
Upgrade to Windows XP
Install Windows XP on a Computer with No Operating System
Prepare for a Clean Installation
Activate Windows XP
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