Windows XP All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, 2nd Edition

Windows XP All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Windows is the number one operating system in the world. There's a lot to Windows XP, with office productivity applications, multimedia features, the Internet, and security upgrades. Now and then, you probably wish you could call Tech Support. That's when you'll be grateful to have nine books about Windows XP in one - "Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Second Edition". It replaces a whole shelf of reference books and covers: Windows XP basics; customization; the Internet; Internet explorer; microsoft network; hardware; multimedia; Windows media center; and, wired and wireless networks.Fully updated with the latest information on Microsoft's improved security features, the newest on multimedia applications and Windows Media Center, and plenty of additional stuff to help you decide about broadband Internet connections, this edition of "Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies" makes Windows XP manageable.
It helps you: get started with Windows XP, search for files, use shortcuts, deal with common problems, and take advantage of built-in help; customize your desktop, menus, icons, and startup programs; protect your PC by using Windows Firewall, appropriate virus protection, and other security measures; compare browsers, connect to the Internet, choose the right e-mail program, and manage newsgroups and chats; work with digital images, download and play music, burn CDs, find out about digital camcorders, and create movies with Movie Maker; decide whether a Media Center PC is right for you; create a home network and troubleshoot any problems that come up.With thumbtabs that make it easy to find what you're looking for and the famous "For Dummies" cheat sheet in the front, this book is designed to make life with Windows XP a lot easier, happier, safer, and a whole lot more fun.
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  • Paperback | 816 pages
  • 186 x 234 x 44mm | 1,202.03g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0764574639
  • 9780764574634
  • 706,401

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9 books in 1 -- your key to Windows XP success!

Your one-stop guide to Windows XP, fully updated for Service Pack 3 enhancements

Whether you want to set up a reliable network in your home office or you just want to beat the computer at Solitaire, here's your guide! In one of these handy minibooks, you'll find exactly what you need to know about basic Windows XP operation, getting around online, applying new security procedures, enjoying multimedia, and more.

Use new Service Pack 3 security tools Personalize your desktop

Set up Web pages and use e-mail

Work with digital cameras and camcorders

Choose and set up a Media Center

Coverage of the essentials and beyond

Explanations in plain English

"Get in, get out" information

Thumbtabs and other navigation aids

Tear-out cheat sheet

A dash of humor and fun
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Table of contents

Introduction.Book I: A Windows XP Overview.Chapter 1: Introducing Windows XP.Chapter 2: A Windows XP Orientation.Chapter 3: Running Windows from Start to Finish.Chapter 4: Getting Help with Windows XP.Chapter 5: Searching Your Machine and Beyond.Chapter 6: Getting the Basic Stuff Done.Chapter 7: Maintaining Your System.Chapter 8: Focusing on Windows XP/Professional.Book II: Customizing Your Windows eXPerience.Chapter 1: Personalizing Your Desktop.Chapter 2: Organizing Your Windows XP Interface.Chapter 3: Lock Down: Spies, Spams, Scams, and Slams.Chapter 4: Security Center: Windows Firewall.Chapter 5: Security Center: Automatic Updates.Chapter 6: Security Center: Virus Protection.Book III: Windows XP and the Internet.Chapter 1: Expanding Your Reach through the Internet.Chapter 2: Connecting to the Internet.Chapter 3: Managing E-Mail and Newsgroups with Outlook Express.Chapter 4: Chatting with Windows Messenger.Book IV: Adventures with Internet Explorer.Chapter 1: Finding Your Way around the Internet Explorer Window.Chapter 2: Advanced Browsing and Searching with Internet Explorer.Chapter 3: Making Internet Explorer Your Own.Book V: Connecting with Microsoft Network.Chapter 1: MSN: Who Needs Ya, Baby?Chapter 2: MSN Explorer.Chapter 3: Taking MSN Explorer for a Spin.Chapter 4: Hotmail (a.k.a. MSN E-Mail).Chapter 5: MSN Messenger.Book VI: Adding and Using Other Hardware.Chapter 1: Finding and Installing the Hardware You Want.Chapter 2: Working with Printers.Chapter 3: Getting the Scoop on Scanners.Book VII: Joining the Multimedia Mix.Chapter 1: Jammin' with Windows Media Player.Chapter 2: Lights! Action! Windows Movie Maker.Chapter 3: Discovering Digital Cameras and Recorders.Book VIII: Windows Media Center.Chapter 1: Windows Media Center: Should You Buy One?Chapter 2: Setting Up a Media Center PC.Chapter 3: Running Windows Media Center.Book IX: Setting Up a Network with Windows XP.Chapter 1: Those Pesky Network Things You Have to Know.Chapter 2: Building Your Network.Chapter 3: Putting the Why in Wi-Fi.Chapter 4: Protecting Your Privacy.Index.
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About Woody Leonhard

Woody Leonhard is the author of Windows XP Timesaving Techniques For Dummies. He's won more Computer Press Awards than any other writer, and his newsletters reach 500,000 subscribers.
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