Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows XP Home

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Que Publishing, 2004 - Computers - 1141 pages
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If you want to go beyond the basics of learning the Windows XP operating system, this is the book for you.Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows XP Home, 3rd Editionhas been updated to include Service Pack 2 features and coverage of Windows XP Media Center. Windows XP Home touches everything you do with your computer, so this book is full of hands-on, roll-up-your-shirtsleeves advice that will help you learn to choose, install and configure network hardware and software for Windows XP. Topics include:

  • Gettins Your Hardware and Software Ready for Windows XP
  • Using the Simple Supplied Application
  • Internet and TCP/IP Connection Options
  • Chatting and Conferencing with Windows Messenger
  • Creating a Windows XP Home Network
  • Network Security
  • Troubleshooting and Repairing Windows XP and More!
Expert authorsRobert CowartandBrian Knittelwill help guide you through Windows XP so that you'll never need another Windows XP book again!
  

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Contents

Introducing Windows XP Home Edition
11
Getting Your Hardware and Software Ready
37
Installing Windows XP Home
59
Getting Your Work Done
89
Using the Windows XP Interface
92
Using the Simple Supplied Applications
139
WordPad
145
Calculator
154
Network Security
661
Blocking Known Methods of Attack
667
Preparation for Recovery After an Attack
677
Troubleshooting Your Network
689
Testing Network Connectivity
700
System Configuration and Customization
705
Tweaking the GUI
707
Configuration via Control Panel Applets
737

Printing and Faxing
173
Changing a Printers Properties
184
Printing from Windows Applications
190
Viewing and Altering Document Properties
196
Troubleshooting
208
Multimedia and Imaging
211
Windows XP and the Internet
253
Browsing the World Wide Web with Internet
289
Warning and Disclaimer
308
Sending Email with Outlook Express
335
Creating and Sending New Mail
346
Using the Address Book
354
Reading Newsgroups with Outlook Express
373
Bulk Sales
388
Chatting and Conferencing with Windows
397
Communicating with Voice
413
Conferencing Options
419
What About NetMeeting?
425
Troubleshooting Your Internet Connection
431
ThirdParty Utilities
449
Networking
453
Network Connection Technologies
459
Ways of Connecting to Windows XP Networks
473
Creating a Windows XP Home Network
481
Configuring a PeertoPeer Network
508
Manually Configuring Your Network
517
Using a Windows XP Network
533
Troubleshooting
570
Remote and Mobile
573
Remote Desktop
603
Connecting Your LAN to the Internet
621
Making Services Available
648
Accessibility Options
747
Add or Remove Programs
753
Game Controllers
759
Maintaining and Optimizing System
783
Troubleshooting
825
System Administration and Maintenance
831
Accessibility
863
Troubleshooting
876
Managing Users
881
Working with Passwords
885
Sharing Files Among Users
891
Troubleshooting
898
Managing the Hard Disk
901
Quieting a Noisy System
941
Installing and Replacing Hardware
943
Adding Hardware
947
Understanding and Resolving Hardware Conflicts
960
Installing and Using Multiple Monitors
966
Multibooting Windows XP with Other Operating
977
Application Considerations
983
Windows XP and MSDOS
996
The Virtual Machine Approach
1005
The Registry
1013
Using Regedit
1027
Registry Tips on the Web
1037
Troubleshooting and Repairing Windows
1039
Appendixes
1055
B New Features in Service Pack 2
1071
Index
1075
Windows XP Media Center Edition CD1
1079
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Robert Cowart has written more than 30 books that have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. He made his name writing for Sybex and Osborne, most notably the best selling Mastering Windows series of books.

Brian Knittel is a software developer, consultant and writer. He's authored or co-authored four of Que's best selling Windows books.

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