Alan Simpson's Windows XP Bible

Alan Simpson's Windows XP Bible

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This is a thorough reference work on Windows XP which describes the new operating system's upgraded features and covers installation, configuration, multimedia management, networking, registry customization and intuitive system maintenance. As well as the basics it shows how to use the most popular internet features, customize the work environment, maintain and tweak the system, use general techniques for working with text, numbers and graphics, and set up a LAN. It also covers both the personal and professional editions of the Microsoft Windows XP.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1050 pages
  • 186.9 x 234.7 x 52.1mm | 1,374.4g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764548603
  • 9780764548604

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Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. PART I: Know This or Suffer. Chapter 1: What Is Windows XP? Chapter 2: Getting Around Like a Pro. Chapter 3: Opening Programs and Documents. Chapter 4: Shortcuts and Other Cool Tricks. PART II: Becoming an Internet Guru. Chapter 5: Connecting to the Internet. Chapter 6: Browsing the World Wide Web. Chapter 7: Maximum Web. Chapter 8: Internet E--Mail. Chapter 9: Participating in Usenet Newsgroups. Chapter 10: Windows Messenger, Games, and Such. Chapter 11: Online Conferencing with NetMeeting. PART III: Have It Your Way. Chapter 12: General Housekeeping (Copying, Deleting, and So On). Chapter 13: Organizing Your Virtual Office. Chapter 14: Personalizing the Screen. Chapter 15: Speech, Handwriting, Joysticks, and More. PART IV: Growth, Maintenance, and General Tweaking. Chapter 16: Installing and Removing Programs. Chapter 17: Installing and Removing Hardware. Chapter 18: Disaster Prevention and Recovery. Chapter 19: Updates, Maintenance, and Monitoring. Chapter 20: Managing Multiple Users. Chapter 21: Road Warrior Tools and Techniques. PART V: Work and Play. Chapter 22: Numbers, Text, and Pictures. Chapter 23: Cameras, Scanners, and Faxes. Chapter 24: Sounds, Music, Video, and DVD. Chapter 25: Fun with Windows Movie Maker. PART VI: Local Area Networks. Chapter 26: Create Your Own LAN. Chapter 27: Sharing Resources on a LAN. Chapter 28: Cool LAN Tricks. Chapter 29: Beefing Up Security. PART VII: Advanced Stuff. Chapter 30: File Icons, Associations, and Properties. Chapter 31: Partitions, Volumes, and NTFS. Chapter 32: Advanced Security Administration. Chapter 33: Dealing with the Windows XP Registry. Chapter 34: Special Features of Windows XP Professional. Appendix A: Installing Windows XP. Appendix B: What's New in Windows XP. Appendix C: Special Folders and Shortcut Keys. Glossary. Index.
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"...The word 'comphrehensive' certainly applies to this one... We liked the writing style..." (Software World, 1 July 2002)
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About Alan Simpson

About the Author Alan Simpson is a freelance computer/Internet consultant and veteran author of digilit (digital literature). He's the author of more than 80 computer books, published in many languages throughout the world. Alan is best known for his light, conversational writing style and clear jargon--free approach to dealing with technical topics. Prior to writing books full time, Alan taught introductory and advanced computer programming courses at San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego Extension. He also worked as a freelance programmer and computer consultant. He maintains the www.coolnerds.com Web site (when time permits), and can be reached at alan@coolnerds.com. Brian Underdahl is the best--selling author of more than 50 computer books, including several current titles from IDG Books Worldwide: Pocket PCs For Dummies, Opera Web Browser For Dummies, Windows 98 One Step at a Time, Internet Bible, 2nd Edition, Teach Yourself Office 2000, Teach Yourself Windows 2000 Professional, and Teach Yourself Windows Me. Brian spends most of his time at the keyboard, writing about personal computing. When he finds the time, he enjoys taking in the view from the home he and his wife, Darlene, built in the mountains 2,000 feet above Reno, Nevada. He tries to find the time to attend Mensa meetings whenever possible, and he has become a fairly decent gourmet cook in the recent years, too.
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