Essential Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

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Essential Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional is a desktop user's guide for beginning and intermediate users. Everything is explained from the perspective of the end user with targeted coverage of essential tasks and procedures that desktop users need to know. This book is the perfect companion for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME or Windows NT Workstation 4 users looking to make the jump to Windows 2000 Professional. Packed with helpful notes and tips, this book will provide everything that you need to know to...
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Overview

Essential Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional is a desktop user's guide for beginning and intermediate users. Everything is explained from the perspective of the end user with targeted coverage of essential tasks and procedures that desktop users need to know. This book is the perfect companion for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME or Windows NT Workstation 4 users looking to make the jump to Windows 2000 Professional. Packed with helpful notes and tips, this book will provide everything that you need to know to get up and running fast without having to wade through the overhead of technical reference manuals and on-line documentation.

Coverage includes:

  • An Overview of Windows 2000 Professional Features
  • Installing Windows 2000 Professional
  • Customization of the Windows Desktop
  • Enabling Multiple Monitor Support
  • Installing and Managing Application
  • Printer Installation and Management
  • User Account Management
  • Establishing Internet Access
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595171026
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/20/2001
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi
Introduction xiii
Readership For This Book xiii
Conventions Used in This Book xiv
Chapter 1 Getting Started With Windows 2000 Professional 1
Windows 2000 Professional Features and Capabilities 2
Stronger Security 3
More Intuitive Graphical User Interface 5
Better Networking 7
Better Internet Tools 9
Advanced Plug And Play Support 10
Expanded Hardware Support 12
Advanced Power Management 13
Comprehensive Systems Management 14
Comparing Windows 2000 Professional To Windows 98 And Windows NT Workstation 4 18
Hardware Requirements 19
Compatibility 19
Reduced Number Of Reboots 21
Chapter 2 Installing Windows 2000 Professional 23
FAT Versus NTFS 24
Upgrading Versus A Full Install 25
Creating A Upgrade Report 26
Installing Windows 2000 Professional 27
Chapter 3 Working With Windows 2000 Professional For The First Time 34
The Getting Started with Windows 2000 dialog 34
Log Off And On 36
Working With The Windows Security dialog 39
Using The Task Manager 43
Understanding The Windows 2000 Boot Menu 45
Operating In Safe Mode 47
Chapter 4 The Windows 2000 Professional Desktop 49
Understanding Desktop Components 49
Desktop Icons 51
Adding, Removing And Deleting Desktop Objects 52
Working With Active Desktop 56
The Start Menu 59
It Learns The Way You Work 60
The Programs Menu 61
The Documents Menu 61
The Settings Menu 63
The Search Menu 63
The Help Menu 64
The Run Menu 67
The Shut Down Menu 68
Working With The Taskbar 68
Toolbars 69
Open Applications 70
The System Tray 70
Date and Time 71
Chapter 5 Spicing Up Your Display 74
Changing backgrounds 75
Turning On A Screen Saver 77
Changing Appearances 79
Web Integration 81
Special Effects 84
Changing Settings 86
Using Multiple Monitors 88
Requirements 89
Installing additional monitors 90
Chapter 6 Working With Your Applications 94
Microsoft Windows Logo 94
Windows Installer Service 95
Using The Add/Remove Programs utility 96
Changing And Removing Programs 96
Adding New Programs 98
Managing Windows Components 99
Installing Via The Windows 2000 Desktop 100
Launching Applications 101
Working With Applications 101
Saving And Retrieving Your Work 103
Switching Between Active Applications 106
Using The Task Manager To Control Applications 106
Chapter 7 Basic Administrative Tasks 109
Installing A Printer 109
Managing Your Print Jobs 114
Managing Individual Print Jobs 115
Managing A Print Queue 116
Administering User Accounts 118
Guest, User and Administrator Accounts 118
Establishing An Automatic Log In 119
Working With User Accounts 119
Resetting User Account Passwords 122
Connecting To The Internet 123
Installing A Modem 124
Connecting To The World Wide Web 127
About the Author 131
Glossary 133
Index 143
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