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Windows XP for Dummies

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ISBN-10: 0764508938

ISBN-13: 9780764508936

Edition: 2001

Authors: Andy Rathbone

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Whether you're a newcomer to Windows or are just upgrading from Windows 95, 98 or ME, this is an all-in-one-reference guide to all things XP. It includes mastering the basics and troubleshooting.
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

About This Book
How to Use This Book
And What about You?
How This Book Is Organized
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Windows XP Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know
What Is Windows XP?
What Is Windows and Why Are You Using It?
Windows XP's Luggage: Service Packs
The Desktop, Start Menu, and Other Windows XP Mysteries
Being Welcomed to the World of Windows XP
The Desktop
The Start Button's Reason to Live
Bellying Up to the Taskbar
Logging Off from Windows
Basic Windows Mechanics
Dissecting a Typical Window
Filling Out Bothersome Dialog Boxes
Maneuvering Windows around the Desktop
Flipping Through Files, Folders, Floppies, and CDs
Browsing My Computer's File Cabinets
Getting the Lowdown on Folders
Peering into Your Drives and Folders
Creating a New Folder
Renaming a File or Folder
Selecting Bunches of Files or Folders
Getting Rid of a File or Folder
Copying or Moving Files and Folders
Seeing More Information about Files and Folders
What's That Windows Explorer Thing?
Writing to CDs and DVDs
Floppy Disks and Memory Cards
Working with Programs and Files
Playing with Programs and Documents
Starting a Program
Opening a Document
Saving a Document
Choosing Which Program Opens a File
Taking the Lazy Way with a Shortcut
The Absolutely Essential Guide to Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
Windows XP's Free Programs!
I Can't Find It!
Finding Lost Windows on the Desktop
Finding Lost Files, Folders, Music, Photos, Videos, People, or Computers
Printing, Faxing, and Scanning
Printing Your Masterwork
Sending and Receiving Faxes in Windows XP
Scanning a Photo, Letter, Receipt, or Clothing Stain
Getting Things Done on the Internet
Cruising the Web
What Is the Internet?
What's an ISP and Why Do I Need One?
Setting Up Internet Explorer the First Time
How Do I Navigate the Web with Microsoft Internet Explorer?
The Web Page Says It Needs a Weird Plug-In Thing!
Saving Information from the Internet
It Doesn't Work!
The Pages Won't All Fit on My Screen!
Sending Mail and Instant Messages
Using Outlook Express
Bugging Friends with Windows Messenger
Safe Computing
Assessing Your Safety in XP's Security Center
Staying Safe on the Internet
Maintaining Your Privacy in Windows XP
Customizing and Upgrading Windows XP
Customizing Windows XP with the Control Panel
Finding the Right Switch in the Control Panel
Changing Windows' Appearance and Themes
Changing Network and Internet Connections
Adding or Removing Programs
Adjusting Windows XP's Sounds
Performance and Maintenance
Adding Printers and Other Hardware
Fiddling with User Accounts
Setting the Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options
Accessibility Options
Security Center
Icons to Avoid
Keeping Windows from Breaking
Creating a Restore Point
Tuning Up Windows XP with Built-In Maintenance Tools
Fiddling with Drivers
Cleaning Your Computer
Sharing One Computer with Several People
Understanding User Accounts
Setting Up or Changing User Accounts
Switching Quickly between Users
Changing a User Account's Picture
Setting Up Passwords and Security
Connecting Two or More Computers with a Network
Understanding a Network's Parts
Setting Up a Small Network
Setting Up a Wireless Connection
Troubleshooting a Network
Sharing and Accessing Your Computer's Files and Folders
Sharing a Printer on the Network
Music, Movies, Memories (And Photos, Too)
Playing and Copying Music in Media Player
Stocking Media Player's Library
Understanding Media Player's Controls
Playing CDs
Playing DVDs
Playing Videos and TV Shows
Playing Music Files (MP3s and WMAs)
Playing Internet Radio Stations
Creating, Saving, and Editing Playlists
Copying CDs to Your Hard Disk
Duplicating Music CDs
Copying Songs to Your Portable Player
Buying Music and Movies from Online Stores
Fiddling with Photos and Movies
Using Your Computer as a Digital Shoebox
Creating, Editing, and Viewing Digital Movies
The Case of the Broken Window
My New Computer Keeps Getting Shut Down!
Restoring Calm with System Restore
My Mouse Doesn't Work Right
My Double-Clicks Are Now Single Clicks!
Making and Using a Password Reset Disk
Making Older Programs Run under Windows XP
It Says I Need to Be an Administrator!
I'm Stuck in Menu Land
All My Desktop Icons Vanished
My Computer Is Frozen Up Solid
The Printer Isn't Working Right
Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute
Access Is Denied
Allow This Page to Install ActiveX Controls
Click Here to Activate Now
Did You Notice the Information Bar?
Do You Want to Run This File?
Error Renaming File or Folder
Found New Hardware
Language Pack Installation
Hiding Your Inactive Notification Icons
If You Remove This File, You Will No Longer Be Able to Run This Program
New Fax Received
New Programs Installed
New Updates Are Ready to Install
The Publisher Could Not Be Verified
There Are Unused Icons on Your Desktop
To Help Protect Your Computer, Windows Firewall Has Blocked This Program
When You Send Information to the Internet
Windows Cannot Open This File
You Have Files Waiting to Be Written to the CD
Moving from an Old Computer to a New One
Using the File and Settings Transfer Wizard
My New Computer Won't Open My Old Computer's Files!
Disposing of the Old Computer
Help on the Windows XP Help System
Get Me Some Help, and Fast!
Consulting a Program's Built-In Computer Guru
Using the Windows Help and Support Center
The Part of Tens
Ten Aggravating Things about Windows XP (And How to Fix Them)
Windows Makes Me Log On All the Time!
Turning Down (Or Up) the Volume
The Taskbar Keeps Disappearing!
My Bar Full of Buttons Just Fell Off!
Keeping Track of Open Windows
Lining Up Two Windows on the Screen
It Won't Let Me Do Something Unless I'm an Administrator!
My Folders List the Wrong Task Panes!
What Version of Windows Do I Have?
My Print Screen Key Doesn't Work
Ten Things to Remember about Windows XP
When in Doubt, Right-Click
Create Restore Points
Make Windows Update Automatic
Show the Quick Launch Toolbar
Add Your Favorite Goodies to the Quick Launch Toolbar
Use the Show Desktop Icon
Use BCC When Forwarding E-Mails
Add Your Own User Account Picture
Share Files with Other User Accounts
Make Windows Open to the Size You Want
Lock Your PC before Leaving
Ten Things to Look Forward to in the Next Version of Windows
It Won't Run Well on Older Computers
Longhorn Looks Much Prettier
New Improved Digital Photo Viewer
Improved Security
Improved Filing System
Longhorn Supports DVD Burning
Upgrading to Windows XP