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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows XP in 24 Hours

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ISBN-10: 067232217X

ISBN-13: 9780672322174

Edition: 2002

Authors: Greg M. Perry

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In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will be up and running with Windows XP. Using a straight-forward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds upon the previous one, allowing you to learn the essentials of Windows XP.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 9/10/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Introduction
Wake Up with Windows XP
Taking a Bird's-Eye Look at Windows XP
Windows XP Simply Works Better
Windows XP Comes in Several Flavors
Do You Have the Necessary Hardware?
Getting a Feel for Windows XP
Mouse Around
Windows XP Knows Multimedia
Make Sure You Understand Windows Controls
Taking the Taskbar to Task
The Start Menu: Your Windows Cockpit
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Getting Started with Windows XP
First Things First
Shut Down Before Leaving
I Do Windows!
Manually Changing Window Sizes
Moving Windows
Closing a Window
A Window's Menu
A Window's Toolbar
One Last Note About Windows
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Managing the Windows XP Interface
A Quick Taskbar and Start Button Review
Moving the Taskbar
The Taskbar Menu
Managing Multiple Windows with the Taskbar
Sizing the Taskbar
Starting Programs with the Start Menu
Using the Run Command
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Morning Windows Desktop Exploration
Working with the My Computer Window
Looking at My Computer
Working in the My Computer Window
Accessing the Control Panel
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Navigating Files with Windows Explorer
Introducing the Windows Explorer
The Explorer Options
Managing Documents with a Right Mouse Click
Right-Click to Copy and Move Documents
Using the Explorer's Task Pane
Where Do the Deleted Files Go?
Making Windows XP Easier to Use
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Calling for Help
Introducing the Help and Support Center (HSC)
Getting Topical Help
Obtaining Support
Searching the Index
Other Forms of Help
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Improving Your Windows Desktop Experience
Activate Your Desktop
Synchronizing Your Web Page Desktop
Active Content
SOS--Save Our Screens!
Paint Windows XP
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Early Afternoon Windows Exploration
Installing Programs with Windows XP
Using the Add or Remove Programs Window
Customizing Windows XP
Installed Applications
Uninstallation Procedures
A Last Resort
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Finding Files, Folders, and Friends
Introducing Search
Improving Your Searches
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Using the Desktop Accessories
Calculate Results
Write with Flair
Paint a Pretty Picture
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Late Afternoon Internet Integration
Surfing the Web with Internet Explorer
Introduction to the Internet
The WWW: World Wide Web
Introducing the Internet Explorer Web Browser
Surfing the Internet
Locating Information
Helpful Browsing Tools
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Tying Windows into the Web
Listening to Audio Content
Customizing the Explorer Bar
Instant Messaging with MSN Messenger
Using Messenger
MSN Messenger Is Flexible
Introducing the Internet Connection Firewall
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Networking with Windows XP
Networking Your Environment
Working with a Network
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Managing E-mail and Newsgroups with Outlook Express
The E-mail World
Managing E-mail with Outlook Express
Using Newsgroups
Summary
QandA
Workshop
An Evening with Advanced Windows
Exploring Your Hardware Interface
Plug and Play
Windows Offers Hardware Help
Setting Up a Second PC
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Understanding Printing and Fonts
Introduction to Spooled Printing
Setting Up a Printer
The Print Dialog Box
Managing Print Jobs
Deferred Printing
Fonts Have Style
Fonts and Typefaces
Removing Fonts
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Using Windows on the Road
Docking Your Laptop
Using PC Cards
The Windows Briefcase
Going Wireless with Infrared
A Word About Power
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Giving Windows XP a Tune-Up
How the Updates Work
Updating Windows Yourself
Transferring Settings from One Computer to Another
What's in Your System
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Managing Your Hard Drives
Fill In the Holes
Cleaning Up Your Disk
Back Up Often
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Tinkering with the Advanced System Tools
Check Your System
Dr. Watson, Come Right Away
Using the Task Manager
Scheduling System Tasks
Using System Restore
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Having Fun at Nighttime
Using Media Player
Introducing the Windows Media Player
Using AutoPlay
Changing the Look of the Windows Media Player
The Media Guide
CD Audio Extras
The Media Library and Playlists
A Radio in Your PC
Downloading to a Portable Player
What About Video?
Playing DVD Movies
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Picturing Windows XP Graphics
Reasons for Using Digital Images
The Scanners and Cameras Window
Working Inside My Pictures
You Can Store Digital Images on CDs
Internet Explorer's Image Toolbar
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Making Movies with Windows XP
Starting Movie Maker
Movie Maker Video Sources
Some Movie Maker Terminology
Movie Maker Supports Many File Types
An Overview of Movie Maker's Use
Summary
QandA
Workshop
Advanced Windows XP Tips
Windows Desktop Tips
Make Yourself More Comfortable
Internet Explorer Tips
Outlook Express Tips
Printing Tips
Miscellaneous Tips
Summary
Appendixes
Differences Between the Windows Home and Professional Edition
General Impressions
Upgrade Path
System Requirements
General Differences
Glossary
Answers to Quizzes
Index