Faster Smarter Microsoft Windows XP

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Overview

Now you can do everyday things—from e-mailing photos to creating your own digital media library—faster, 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 productivity—and 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 settings—get more speed
  • Help foil viruses, hackers, and spam
  • Traverse the Web—but keep cookies in check
  • Build and troubleshoot your own network
  • Avoid PC trouble with five healthy habits

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You’d like a simple, easy-to-understand guide to getting the most of Windows XP. You’d like it to come from a real expert -- but without the jargon. You hate being patronized. And you’re also a bargain hunter: You want the most useful information for the fewest smackeroos. We’ve got just the book for you: Ed Bott’s Faster Smarter Microsoft Windows XP.

Bott’s been writing about Windows for well over a decade. Most recently, he coauthored the gigantic, definitive Windows XP Inside Out and Microsoft Windows Security Inside Out. These are two of the most complete, intelligent, and well-written books on Windows ever published. But, while tomes like these warm the hearts of power users and IT professionals, Faster Smarter Microsoft Windows XP is for the rest of us.

Bott begins with a quick rundown of Windows XP’s most important new features -- including its enormous reliability improvements. Chapter 1 focuses on stuff you need to know right away. For instance, there’s no more pressing Esc to evade Windows password security -- and you can also create separate accounts for everyone in your family or office, without worrying that anyone will stray into forbidden files.

You’ll learn how to use Fast User Switching, which lets your kids switch between accounts quickly, without logging off (perfect if one wants to check email quickly while the other’s downloading some monstrous media file). And if you still can’t be bothered with passwords, Bott shows how to set up automatic logons that sail right past the Welcome screen.

Bott illuminates Windows XP’s “Start menu on steroids,” then explains the differences between “Home” and “Professional” -- so you can decide if Pro is worth the extra cash (for most individuals it won’t be).

For many users, the most helpful section of Chapter 1 will be Bott’s coverage of migrating to a new PC. Some folks will want to invest in a spiffy utility like Aloha Bob’s PC Relocator to help with this. For everyone else, Windows XP will help with migrating your data and settings (though not your software, unfortunately).

Once you’ve manually reinstalled Microsoft Office, Works, and so forth, Windows XP’s nifty Files and Settings Transfer Wizard makes the rest of the job a lot easier. The Wizard’s interface can be a bit confusing, but Bott clears that up with a detailed, step-by-step walkthrough.

There’s a full chapter on installing software. You might consider that excessive -- until you see all the tips Bott presents. Did you know you can set up a keyboard shortcut to start any program you like? Or that some programs which aren’t “formally” compatible with Windows XP can be tricked into thinking they’re still running under Windows 90-whatever? Ever install some program that insists on running at startup, haranguing you with annoying messages or just taking up precious memory? Bott shows how to get it running only when you want it to.

You’ll also find a detailed chapter on troubleshooting (including Windows XP’s greatly improved System Restore feature); and another on protecting your computer’s security and your family’s privacy against spam, viruses, unwanted cookies, intruders, et al.

Then it’s on to the fun stuff -- plenty of it. You’ll find practical coverage on connecting to the Internet (via broadband or old-fashioned modem) and browsing the Web with IE 6; and using email and Windows Messenger instant messaging. Bott especially focuses on Windows XP’s rich collection of digital media tools -- showing you how to create your own CDs; play DVDs; organize images from your digital camera -- even email or Web-publish those images.

He wraps up with a step-by-step guide to setting up and running a small network with Windows XP -- wired or wireless. In particular, he explains Simple File Sharing, the easy (if somewhat limited) innovation introduced with Windows XP.

If you want fast Windows XP answers you can rely on -- with no fuss, muss, or unnecessary expense -- you want Faster Smarter Windows XP. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735618572
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 11/13/2002
  • Series: Bpg-Other Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 You've Got Microsoft Windows XP ... Now What? 1
Ch. 2 How Windows Works (and How to Work with Windows) 23
Ch. 3 Installing, Uninstalling, and Running Programs 59
Ch. 4 Microsoft Windows and Hardware 77
Ch. 5 Fixing Computer Problems 93
Ch. 6 Connecting to the Internet and Browsing the Web 123
Ch. 7 E-Mail Made Easy 151
Ch. 8 Protecting Your Privacy and Your Computer's Security 179
Ch. 9 Making Windows Work Your Way 201
Ch. 10 Organizing Your Files 225
Ch. 11 Managing Music (and More) with Windows Media Player 247
Ch. 12 Picture-Perfect Digital Photography 267
Ch. 13 Managing User Accounts 281
Ch. 14 Setting Up and Running a Small Network 297
Index 323
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2003

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    If you have recently upgraded to Windows XP and want a quick guide to XP's features, this book is for you! It is not an "XP Bible" type of book, but it's not too basic either. I was recently upgraded to XP at work, and I wanted a book that would give me a quick look at the new features in XP, and explain how and whether I could do things in XP that I used to do in Windows 98 or Windows 2000. This book does a great job of explaining these things, in a very organized and straight-forward style. This book will do a great job of helping someone who already works well with past versions of Windows, get up-to-speed with XP!

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