9780735618572

Faster Smarter Microsoft Windows XP

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  • ISBN13:

    9780735618572

  • ISBN10:

    0735618577

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-11-13
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press

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Summary

Now you can do everyday thingsfrom e-mailing photos to creating your own digital media libraryfaster, smarter, and better. Dive in! This friendly, high-energy guide makes it easy to teach yourself exactly what you need. Use the quick lists, numbered steps, and helpful examples to accelerate your productivityand move on to doing the cool things you want to do! Set up your e-mail and connect to the Internet Burn CDs, master your digital camera, and share photos on line Tweak memory and system settingsget more speed Help foil viruses, hackers, and spam Traverse the Webbut keep cookies in check Build and troubleshoot your own network Avoid PC trouble with five healthy habits

Author Biography

Ed Bott is an award-winning journalist and one of the most recognized voices in the computing world. He's been writing about Microsoft Windows and Office for two decades and is the author of more than two dozen books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
You've Got Microsoft Windows XP ... Now What?
1(22)
What's New in Windows XP
2(5)
Home Edition or Professional: What's the Difference?
7(2)
Before You Upgrade
9(2)
Moving Your Files and Settings to a New Computer
11(7)
Get the Latest Windows Updates
18(3)
Everything You Need to Know About Windows Product Activation
21(2)
How Windows Works (and How to Work with Windows)
23(36)
Getting Started
24(6)
Disks, Drives, Files, and Folders
30(14)
Change Settings with Control Panel
44(3)
Make Windows Run Faster
47(5)
How Do I...?
52(3)
Shutting Down
55(4)
Installing, Uninstalling, and Running Programs
59(18)
Installing a New Program
59(4)
Create Shortcuts to Your Favorite Programs
63(4)
Your Old Program Won't Run Right? Try This Fix
67(1)
What to Do When a Program Freezes
68(2)
Choose the Program That Works with a File Type
70(2)
Change Programs That Run Automatically at Startup
72(2)
Remove Programs the Right Way
74(3)
Microsoft Windows and Hardware
77(16)
Hardware Made Easy
78(7)
Inspecting Your Hardware with Device Manager
85(3)
Updating a Device Driver
88(2)
Troubleshooting Hardware Problems
90(1)
Working with Removable Devices (USB and Others)
91(2)
Fixing Computer Problems
93(30)
Be Prepared! Five Habits to Fend Off Trouble
93(9)
Troubleshooting 101: Figuring Out What's Wrong
102(6)
Using Remote Assistance for Hands-On Help
108(4)
Decoding Error Messages
112(4)
Rolling Back to a Previous Configuration
116(2)
How to Recover After Your Computer Crashes
118(5)
Connecting to the Internet and Browsing the Web
123(28)
Using a Modem to Get on the Internet
124(6)
Setting Up a Broadband (Cable or DSL) Connection
130(1)
Sharing Your Internet Connection
131(4)
Search Secrets
135(4)
Keeping Track of Your Favorite Web Sites
139(3)
What to Do When a Web Page Won't Work
142(1)
Filling In Forms and Remembering Passwords
143(2)
Saving a Copy of a Web Page for Later Use
145(6)
E-Mail Made Easy
151(28)
Setting Up Your E-Mail Accounts
152(7)
Checking Your E-Mail
159(3)
Composing a New Message
162(3)
Managing Your Address Book
165(3)
What to Do with File Attachments
168(2)
Organizing Your E-Mail
170(7)
Using Windows Messenger
177(2)
Protecting Your Privacy and Your Computer's Security
179(22)
What You (and Your Family) Need to Know
180(2)
Protect Yourself from Viruses
182(5)
Block Spam and Junk E-Mail
187(3)
Keep Hackers Out with a Firewall
190(5)
The Truth About Cookies
195(6)
Making Windows Work Your Way
201(24)
Choose Your Interface: Windows XP or Windows Classic
202(2)
Make the Taskbar Easier to Work With
204(6)
Streamline Your Start Menu
210(2)
Redecorate Your Desktop
212(6)
Set Up a Screen Saver
218(2)
Add New Fonts
220(1)
Customize Windows Sounds
221(4)
Organizing Your Files
225(22)
Where Should You Keep Your Stuff?
225(5)
Working with Windows Explorer
230(5)
Working with Hidden Files
235(1)
Organizing Files
236(6)
Compressing Files to Save Space
242(5)
Managing Music (and More) with Windows Media Player
247(20)
Windows Media Player at a Glance
248(3)
Playing Music CDs on Your Computer
251(3)
Managing a Digital Music Collection
254(9)
Playing DVDs
263(1)
Creating Your Own CDs
264(3)
Picture-Perfect Digital Photography
267(14)
Out of the Camera, Onto the Computer
267(4)
Organizing Your Images
271(1)
Putting Your Pictures on Paper
271(3)
E-Mailing Photos to Friends and Family
274(2)
Posting Your Pictures on the Web
276(1)
Slide Shows and Screen Savers
277(4)
Managing User Accounts
281(16)
How User Accounts Control Access to Your Computer
282(1)
Creating a New Account
283(2)
Using the Guest Account
285(1)
Changing an Existing Account
286(6)
Deleting an Account
292(1)
Making Your Files Private
293(4)
Setting Up and Running a Small Network
297(26)
Do You Need a Network?
298(1)
What Hardware Does Your Network Need?
298(2)
Making Network Connections
300(6)
Setting Up a Wireless Network
306(2)
Troubleshooting Network Problems
308(3)
How File Sharing Works
311(3)
Using the Shared Documents Folder
314(1)
Sharing a Folder with Other Network Users
315(2)
Sharing a Printer
317(2)
Accessing Shared Folders and Printers on Your Network
319(4)
Index 323

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