Master Visually Windows XP: Service Pack 2

Master Visually Windows XP: Service Pack 2

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"One picture is worth a thousand words." If you prefer instructions that show you how rather than tell you why, then this intermediate to advanced level reference is for you. Hundreds of succinctly captioned, step-by-step screen shots reveal how to accomplish more than 170 Windows XP tasks, including: installing the Service Pack 2 upgrade; disabling automatic updates; using speech recognition or text-to-speech; configuring the Security Center Securing Outlook[registered] and Outlook Express Working with Windows[registered] Media Player 10; and, managing multiple users.show more

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  • Paperback | 415 pages
  • 203.2 x 226.1 x 30.5mm | 907.2g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764576410
  • 9780764576416
  • 2,206,451

About Rob Tidrow

Rob Tidrow is a writer and computer consultant for Tidrow Communications, Inc., a firm specializing in content creation and delivery. Rob has authored or co--authored over 30 books on a wide variety of computer and technical topics, including Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Outlook 2003, Windows 2000 Server, and Microsoft Internet Information Server. His most current work is Microsoft Outlook 2003 Bible. Rob also is the Technology Coordinator for Union School Corporation, Modoc, Indiana. He lives in Centerville, Indiana with his wife Tammy and their two sons, Adam and Wesley. You can reach him at www.tidrow.com or via e--mail at rtidrow@tidrow.com. David J. Clark has been working with some form of Windows since the beta version of 1.0 and with Windows XP since the early beta while working at Microsoft. He has been explaining how Windows works to others for just as long, with over 15 years experience as an author, editor, translator, and technical editor of computer books, working at major computer book publishers from 1984 through 1994, and then at Microsoft from 1994 through 2002. He now runs DJC Productions and works as a freelance author and editor living in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two daughters. His clients include John Wiley & Sons and Intel Corporation. He hasn't given up hope on finding time to finish that inevitable novel. Michael S. Toot is a Seattle--based author and consultant. When he's not writing books, customer case studies, or marketing materials for various software products, he is remodeling his 1908 home, reading, sailing, cleaning up cat hair from his two Maine Coon cats, or exploring the great outdoors of Washington state. You can visit his Web site at www.miketoot.com.show more

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Master Visually Windows XP, Service Pack 2 Edition"One picture is worth a thousand words." If you prefer instructions that show you how rather than tell you why, then this intermediate to advanced level reference is for you. Hundreds of succinctly captioned, step-by-step screen shots reveal how to accomplish more than 170 Windows XP tasks, including: ? Installing the Service Pack 2 upgradeDisabling automatic updatesUsing speech recognition or text-to-speechConfiguring the Security CenterSecuring Outlook(R) and Outlook ExpressWorking with Windows(R) Media Player 10Managing multiple usersshow more

Table of contents

Part I: Installation, Configuration, and Customization. 1) Preparing for Installation. 2) Installing Windows XP. 3) Customizing and Updating Windows XP. Part II: Managing the Desktop Environment. 4) Using the Windows XP Interface. 5) Customizing the Desktop. 6) Managing Users. 7) Managing Files and Folders. 8) Managing Security. 9) Mastering Multimedia with XP. PART III: Networking with Windows XP. 10) Networking and the Internet. 11) Working with Network Services. 12) Working with IIS Components. 13) Integrating with Active Directory. PART IV: Managing the Hardware Environment. 14) Working with Windows Internals. 15) Working with Hard Drives. 16) Managing Portable Computers. 17) Optimizing Performance. 18) Troubleshooting Windows XP.show more

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