Hacking Windows XP

Hacking Windows XP

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This book helps you get ready for some down-and-dirty hackin'! It features over 200 serious hacks that readers can use to force Windows XP to do it their way, written in the ExtremeTech no-holds-barred style. Sinchak doesn't waste time tweaking Movie Maker or Instant Messenger - these hacks are heavy-duty, detailed instructions for squeezing every drop of power from Windows XP and maximizing speed, appearance, and security. Not for the faint of heart! This book is written for users who aren't afraid to roll up their sleeves, risk voiding their warranties, take total control of the task bar, uninstall programs that are supposedly permanent, and beef up boot speed. It mines gems like unlocking hidden settings, customizing boot screens, supercharging online and program launch speed, maximizing the file system and RAM, and dumping hated features for good. It is written by the creator of TweakXP.com, a site considered Mecca for Windows hackers and trusted by more than ten million Windows XP users worldwide.
It includes a hacker's dream CD-ROM with a set of ready-to-install hacks, theme creation tools, custom boot screens, 'undo' files that help the reader tinker with Windows XP's registry, and a whole lot more.
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Product details

  • CD-ROM | 384 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764569295
  • 9780764569296
  • 2,242,153

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"...excellent...up-to-date guide..." (PC Utilities, No. 54, 2004)
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About Steve Sinchak

Steve Sinchak is the creator and proprietor of TweakXP.com, the number one online playground for Windows XP hackers. He owns and operates SSMGi, a Web development firm. Steve is a self-taught hacker and the victim of his own insatiable curiosity about what lies beneath the Windows.
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Back cover copy

Check out the view from Steve Sinchak's WindowsSure, Windows XP is already superior to its predecessors. But what if you could make it even better? Well, stop reading the cover and buy this book, because that's exactly what it teaches you. This is the serious stuff-step-by-step hacks that beef up speed and security, customize screens to make your life easier, and kick performance into overdrive. Roll up your sleeves, make your backups, and go for it!Try ThisDetailed, step-by-step instructions for these hacks and dozens moreBuild your own boot screenTweak task bar and start buttonSpeed launch and execution timeUnlock hidden settingsSupercharge network speedBlast features you hate, for goodCreate visual styles Add special visual effectsMod Internet ExplorerLock down system securityBenchmark your hardwareScrub spyware and adwareCD-ROMS INCLUDESRegistry hacks ready to installHack templates, and over 45 hacking tools and toys that will help you get the most out of Windows XP
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