"PC Magazine" Windows XP Solutions

"PC Magazine" Windows XP Solutions

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From the No.1 source for computing information, trusted by more than six million readers worldwide. This book shows Windows users how to turn off features they don't want, clean up the Registry after an uninstall, safely remove old drivers, use the Recovery Console after a crash, and much more. It is packed with authoritative advice and instruction, this latest edition includes more than 100 pages of new coverage and provides insight and suggestions for hundreds of third party tools and software for Windows XP. New sections are the result of feedback from readers who asked for additional coverage of security, fighting spyware, disaster recovery, and more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 36mm | 839.16g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0471747521
  • 9780471747529

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You wanted more Windows XP solutions.
Here they arePC Magazine's Neil Randall heard you when you asked for more about Windows XP security, fighting spy- ware, and surviving a crash. This second edition includes more than 100 pages of new information about protecting your system, preventing problems, and rescuing data if something does go wrong. It also helps you optimize your Internet experience, understand permissions and policies, maximize Windows XP for small business use, and more, with recommendations for helpful utilities in every section.Your questions find answers here
Neil Randall can tell you how to do everything with Windows XP-- work with its programs, build a network, add hardware and software, make Windows XP the center of your Internet activity, and fix every major problem. And it's all right here.Solutions for a safer, more efficient Windows XPInstall firewalls and use anti-spyware and antivirus softwareDodge disaster by knowing how to use System RestoreDiscover Windows' remote-control programsExplore creative and entertainment toolsCustomize the interface to meet your needsAdd and remove hardware and softwareUnderstand Group Policy settings and learn how to protect your filesUse XP's built-in support to set up a wireless network
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: Securing Windows XP. Chapter 1: Windows XP Service Pack 2. Chapter 2: Protecting XP Against Viruses. Chapter 3: Dealing with Spyware and Adware. Utilities. Part II: Avoiding Disaster. Chapter 4: Backing Up Your Data. Chapter 5: Windows Update: Letting Microsoft Protect Windows XP for You. Chapter 6: Recovering from Windows XP Problems. Utilities. Part III Taming the Internet. Chapter 7: Connecting to the Internet. Chapter 8: Putting the Internet to Work for You. Chapter 9: Tailoring Internet Explorer 6. Chapter 10: Controlling Windows from Afar. Utilities. Part IV: Letting Windows' Hair Down: The Creative and Entertaining Side of Windows XP. Chapter 11: Imaging Central: Working with Digital Cameras and Scanners. Chapter 12: Working with Video Files. Chapter 13: Unleashing Your Inner Spielberg: Making Videos. Chapter 14: Playing, Ripping, and Recording Music. Utilities. Part V: Changing the Interface. Chapter 15: Giving Windows a Facelift. Chapter 16: Taking Control of Your Start Menu, Taskbar, and Folders.5 Chapter 17: Changing Your Interface from the Control Panel. Chapter 18: Taking Even Greater Control of Your Interface. Utilities. Part VI: Installing and Removing Software and Hardware. Chapter 19: Installing Software. Chapter 20: Removing Software. Chapter 21: Installing Hardware. Chapter 22: Hardware Configuration, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting. Chapter 23: Speeding Up Windows. Utilities. Part VII: Who Owns What: Setting Up Users, Permissions, and Policies. Chapter 24: Adding Users and Groups to Your System. Chapter 25: Controlling User Access with Permissions. Chapter 26: Locating and Migrating User Data. Chapter 27: Configuring Group Policies. Utilities. Part VIII: Networking Your Home or Business. Chapter 28: Planning Your Network. Chapter 29: Connecting Your PCs in a Small Workgroup. Chapter 30: Using Windows XP as an Internet Server. Utilities. Part IX: Appendixes. Appendix A: Installing Windows XP. Appendix B: Reinstalling Windows XP. Index.
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About Neil Randall

Neil Randall is currently a Contributing Editor for PC Magazine and arguably the world's most knowledgeable expert on Microsoft Windows. He has tested every version since Windows 95, and shares his experience freely in PC Magazine.
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