Alan Simpson's Windows XP Bible

Alan Simpson's Windows XP Bible

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Jam-packed with more than 900 pages of comprehensive information on the Service Pack 2 update of Windows XP, this book covers the basics as well as more complex topics Features new coverage of Media Player 10, Movie Maker, and Service Pack 2, with sidebars, workarounds, solutions, and tips Focusing on Windows XP functionality, the book addresses the most popular Internet features, how to customize the work environment, maintain and tweak the system, and work with text, numbers, and graphics This is an ideal reference for users with limited Windows XP experience who need a comprehensive resource to make the most out of their hardware and operating system
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1200 pages
  • 188 x 233.7 x 58.4mm | 1,474.19g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764578154
  • 9780764578151
  • 2,224,869

About Alan Simpson

Alan Simpson is an award-wining computer book author with some 90 published books to his credit. His books are published in many languages throughout the world and have sold millions of copies. Alan is best known for his light, conversational writing style and clear jargonfree 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 Web site (when time permits) and can be reached via that Web site.
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If Windows XP can do it, you can do it too ...Windows XP is the undisputed market leader among operating systems, and the enhancements and security improvements in Service Pack 2 made it even better. So if you already know how to turn on a PC and use a mouse, here's the place to learn how to use every fabulous feature of Windows XP. Let an expert show you the new security features and help you customize your Windows, manage files, go online safely, work with digital media, set up a network, and solve PC problems.Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Windows XPCustomize your desktop, taskbar, and Start menuSet up multiple monitors and multiple user accountsProtect your PC and privacy with new SP2 features including Windows Firewall, Pop-up Blocker, Data Execution Prevention (DEP), and Outlook Express virus protectionConnect and use modern USB digital cameras, MP3 players, portable media players, jumpdrives, memory cards, and moreWirelessly connect Bluetooth devices to your PC, and use the Wireless Network Setup Wizard to create a wireless networkImprove your Internet efficiency with instant messaging, transfer files with MSN Messenger, and upload or download files with FTPCreate and manage digital photos, music, and movies, and transfer data from VHS, vinyl, and other analog mediaLearn to keep your PC running at maximum speedExplore home or small business networking optionsUse Speech-to-Text to have e-books and other content read aloud Use speech recognition to dictate text to Microsoft Word and other programs
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: Getting Started. Chapter 1: What's New in Windows XP SP2? Chapter 2: Getting Around in Windows XP. Chapter 3: Files, Folders, Documents, and Icons. Chapter 4: Help and Support for Power Users. Chapter 5: Troubleshooting Interface Problems. Part II: Customizing Windows XP. Chapter 6: Setting Up Your Work Environment. Chapter 7: Sharing a Computer with User Accounts. Chapter 8: Customizing Startup Options. Chapter 9: Using Speech, Language, and Accessibility Features. Chapter 10: Setting Up Multiple Monitors. Chapter 11: Troubleshooting Customization Problems. Part III: Managing Files and Folders. Chapter 12: Industrial-Strength File Management. Chapter 13: Creating and Managing Folders. Chapter 14: Managing Disks, Folders, and Files. Chapter 15: Using CDs and DVDs. Chapter 16: Creating Shortcuts to Favorite Places. Chapter 17: Searching for Files and Folders. Chapter 18: Realistic Backup Strategies. Chapter 19: Troubleshooting File and Folder Problems. Part IV: Printing and Faxing. Chapter 20: Installing and Managing Printers. Chapter 21: Printing Documents and Screenshots. Chapter 22: Managing Print Jobs. Chapter 23: Sending and Receiving Faxes. Chapter 24: Troubleshooting Printing and Faxing. Part V: Securing Your System. Chapter 25: Getting Online. Chapter 26: Blocking Hackers with Windows Firewall. Chapter 27: Keeping Current with Security Patches. Chapter 28: Blocking Viruses and Worms. Chapter 29: Conquering Pop-Up Ads. Chapter 30: Dealing with Adware and Spyware. Chapter 31: Troubleshooting Security. Part VI: Power Using the Internet. Chapter 32: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer. Chapter 33: Doing E-Mail with Outlook Express. Chapter 34: Communicating Online with .NET Passport. Chapter 35: Using FTP and Newsgroups. Chapter 36: Troubleshooting Internet Problems. Part VII: Using and Creating Digital Media. Chapter 37: Playing with Pictures. Chapter 38: Making Music with Windows Media Player 10. Chapter 39: Watching DVD, Video, and More. Chapter 40: Getting Started with Windows Movie Maker 2. Chapter 41: Power Users Guide to Movie Maker 2. Chapter 42: Using VHS, LPs, DVD, and More. Chapter 43: Troubleshooting Multimedia. Part VIII: Installing and Removing Programs. Chapter 44: Downloading Programs. Chapter 45: Installing and Upgrading Programs. Chapter 46: Getting Older Programs to Run. Chapter 47: Setting Program Access and Defaults. Chapter 48: Getting Rid of Programs. Chapter 49: Managing Application Programs and Processes. Chapter 50: Troubleshooting Software Problems. Part IX: Installing, Using, and Troubleshooting Hardware. Chapter 51: Installing Hot-Pluggable Devices. Chapter 52: Installing Other Hardware. Chapter 53: Managing Drivers and Devices. Chapter 54: Troubleshooting Hardware Errors. Part X: Performance and Maintenance Issues. Chapter 55: Using System Restore the Right Way. Chapter 56: Performance-Tuning Your System. Chapter 57: Managing Your Power Options. Chapter 58: Editing the Windows Registry. Chapter 59: Troubleshooting Performance Problems. Part XI: Home and Small-Business Networking. Chapter 60: Creating Your Own Network. Chapter 61: Setting Up Your Network. Chapter 62: Sharing Resources on a LAN. Chapter 63: Using Shared Network Resources. Chapter 64: Troubleshooting Network Problems. Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows XP. Appendix B: Installing XP on a New System. Appendix C: Professional Edition Features. Appendix D: Universal Shortcut Keys. Index.
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