Windows XP Secrets

Windows XP Secrets : Complete Course

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Do what you never thought possible with Windows XP! Harness the power of the latest version of Windows with hundreds of undocumented features and shortcuts to optimize performance and productivity.This is an in-depth expose on the hottest undocumented functions and shortcuts, that takes you through a wide range of Windows XP features. The author provides insider information on the latest features of Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6.0, performance enhancements, and more.
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  • Mixed media product | 696 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 40.64mm | 1,043.26g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764548522
  • 9780764548529
  • 1,925,179

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Windows XP(TM) Secrets(R) For over a decade, the Secrets series has been tracking down the shortcuts, tune-ups, fixes, and workarounds that let you get more done -- and have more fun -- with Microsoft Windows. From streamlining media management to fine-tuning a firewall, this totally revised and updated guide delivers hundreds of Windows XP secrets that will take your productivity to a new level. Visit us at Take control of Windows XP Get goof-proof instructions for a clean installation (see Chapter 1) Revamp the desktop to work the way you do (see Chapter 4) Solve application compatibility problems (see Chapter 8) Customize Media Player and create playlists (see Chapter 9) Set your own file associations in the Registry (see Chapter 12) Find tips for painless scanner and digital camera setup (see Chapter 13) Install, configure, and troubleshoot your modem (see Chapter 14) Manage cookies and temporary Internet files in IE 6 (see Chapter 16) Discover home and small-office networking solutions (see Chapter 20) Set up Remote Desktop and use Remote Assistance (see Chapter 22)
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Table of contents

PART I: Installation and Drive Configuration Secrets. Chapter 1: Installing and Upgrading to Windows XP. Chapter 2: Advanced Windows XP Installation. Chapter 3: Windows XP Drive Configuration. PART II: XP Interface and Settings Secrets. Chapter 4: Display and Taskbar Configuration. Chapter 5: Configuring the Start Menu, Shortcuts, and Search Functions. Chapter 6: Folders, the Recycle Bin, and My Documents. Chapter 7: The Microsoft Management Console. PART III: Software Secrets. Chapter 8: System Components and Software Management. Chapter 9: Managing Media. PART IV: Hardware Secrets. Chapter 10: Managing Your Computer with Control Panel. Chapter 11: Installing and Managing Hardware. Chapter 12: The Registry. Chapter 13: Configuring Printers, Cameras, and Scanners. Chapter 14: Configuring Modems. PART V: Internet and Dial-Up Communication Secrets. Chapter 15: Configuring Internet Connections. Chapter 16: Configuring Internet Explorer. Chapter 17: Outlook Express. Chapter 18: Web Publishing with Windows XP. PART VI: Windows XP Networking Secrets. Chapter 19: Windows XP and Networking Concepts. Chapter 20: Home and Small Office Networking. Chapter 21: Other Types of Networks. Chapter 22: Internet Connection Firewall and Remote Desktop Management. Chapter 23: User Management. PART VII: Optimization and Troubleshooting Secrets. Chapter 24: Optimizing Windows XP. Chapter 25: Troubleshooting Tools in Windows XP. Index.
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"...Verdict? Good for power users..." (Microsoft Windows XP (The Official Magazine), September 2002)
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About Curt Simmons

About the Author Curt Simmons is a technology author and trainer focusing on Windows operating systems and Internet technologies. A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Chauncey Group Certified Technical Trainer, he is the author of over twenty books.
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