Windows XP MVP

Windows XP MVP

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Ever wish you could hire a Windows XP expert? You just did. If you use Windows XP at home or in a small business, you don't have the luxury of calling IT whenever you need help. But now, you can call on a Microsoft MVP and a team of highly qualified experts. They cover everything you might need to know about Windows XP - configuration, file management, digital media, Internet options, security, network set-up, and more. No complex theory here, just straightforward information about how to do what you want to do, with plenty of helpful tips and sidebars to make it even easier. Set up your desktop and menus for maximum convenience. Install and manage additional hardware and software. Work with your folders and files. Create and manage dial-up and broadband Internet connections. Configure and customize Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. Build and manage wired or wireless networks. Learn to use all the digital media applications. Secure your system, translate error messages, and recover from a crash.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 662 pages
  • 190 x 233 x 38.1mm | 1,133g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • ill
  • 0764597868
  • 9780764597862

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: Configuring and Personalizing Windows XP. Chapter 1: Configuring the Windows XP Interface. Chapter 2: Managing Programs. Chapter 3: Installing and Configuring Hardware. Chapter 4: Managing Power Options. Chapter 5: Customizing Startup and Shutdown. Chapter 6: Customizing and Using Folders. Chapter 7: Managing Files and File Type Associations. Chapter 8: Compressing and Encrypting Folders and Files. Chapter 9: Organizing, Archiving, and Remotely Storing Files and Folders. Chapter 10: Personalizing and Managing User Accounts. Chapter 11: Fun Tools for Customizing Windows XP. Part II: Internet and Networking with Windows XP. Chapter 12: Creating Internet Connections. Chapter 13: Configuring and Customizing Internet Explorer. Chapter 14: Configuring and Customizing Outlook Express. Chapter 15: Using Windows Messenger. Chapter 16: Wired Networking. Chapter 17: Wireless Networking and Virtual Private Networking. Chapter 18: Managing Network Security and Access. Chapter 19: Sharing Resources. Chapter 20: Configuring and Using Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance. Part III: Multimedia Solutions with Windows XP. Chapter 21: Organizing and Managing Digital Photos and Video Files. Chapter 22: Using Windows Media Player 10. Chapter 23: Making Movies with Windows Movie Maker 2. Chapter 24: Printing Digital Photos with Windows XP. Chapter 25: Custom Projects and Fun Activities with Digital Photos. Part IV: Hacking Windows XP. Chapter 26: Hacking Your System. Chapter 27: Expert Tips and Tricks. Chapter 28: Scripting With Windows XP. Part V: Securing and Troubleshooting Windows XP. Chapter 29: Managing Local Security. Chapter 30: Keeping Your Computer Safe on the Internet. Chapter 31: Managing Disks and Drives. Chapter 32: Taking Care of Windows XP and Automating Tasks. Chapter 33: Using Event Viewer and Performance Monitor. Chapter 34: System Information, System Restore, and Windows Help. Chapter 35: Tips and Tricks for Speeding Up Windows XP. Chapter 36: Recovering from a Crash or Other Serious Problem. Appendix: A Primer on Registry Editing. Index.
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About Curt Simmons

John Barnett has been a Microsoft MVP since 2000, specializing in XP help and support. He is a frequent contributor to the Windows XP Trial and Windows Expertzone newsgroups, and runs his own XP help and support site at For several years he has been a software tester for Microsoft and other software manufacturers such as Zone Labs, Future Systems Solutions, Inc. and McAfee. Curt Simmons (B.A., M.Ed, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, CTT, former MVP for Windows Server-Directory Services) is a technology author and trainer specializing in Microsoft products. He is the author of more than fifty computing books on various technologies. Alan Simpson is a popular and best-selling technology author who has been writing about Windows since the days of Windows 95. He is particularly knowledgable in Windows XP configuration and multimedia. David Dalan (MCP, MCSE) is a network engineer, Internet Service Provider manager, and Windows instructor. He brings an unusually high level of expertise to the areas of networking with Windows XP and Windows XP scripting.
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