Fixing Windows XP Annoyances: How to Fix the Most Annoying Things About the Windows OS [NOOK Book]

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Windows XP is the most popular operating system on the planet--and the most annoying. From incomprehensible error messages to inexplicable crashes, from wonky wireless setups to just finding a file, Windows can make your computing life a nightmare. But thanks to Fixing Windows XP Annoyances, you can banish the bugs, speed up operations, and just make Windows work right.
Inspired by author David Karp's Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks, this all-new tome pulls together tips, ...
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Fixing Windows XP Annoyances: How to Fix the Most Annoying Things About the Windows OS

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Overview

Windows XP is the most popular operating system on the planet--and the most annoying. From incomprehensible error messages to inexplicable crashes, from wonky wireless setups to just finding a file, Windows can make your computing life a nightmare. But thanks to Fixing Windows XP Annoyances, you can banish the bugs, speed up operations, and just make Windows work right.
Inspired by author David Karp's Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks, this all-new tome pulls together tips, tricks, insider workarounds, and fixes for PC novices and pros, in a handy, accessible Q&A format that lets you find the solutions in a flash. Fixing Windows XP Annoyances will not only increase your productivity but lower your blood pressure. Karp's new book covers:
Setup and Hardware-Update Windows, reinstall Windows safely, speed up start up, resolve driver-hardware conflicts, and more.
Windows Interface-Navigate quickly, fix screen resolution problems, customize the desktop, and switch applications more quickly.
Windows Explorer-Force XP's file & folder management application to remember your view settings, save your default application choices, and get XP's Search tool to behave.
Multimedia-Having a problem playing a video or burning a CD? Want to do more with your digital photo collection? We have the answers.
Web and Email-Get a handle on spyware, spam and pop-ups; protect your privacy online; learn how to improve your online experience.
Wireless and Home Networking-Connect all your PCs; share Internet connections; share files and drives securely; make your wireless network purr; share network printers; and more.
If you're having a problem, just look through the Table of Contents for the annoyance that most closely matches your problem, or feel free to start thumbing through the pages. You'll likely find a fix to a problem you didn't even know could be solved.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449390945
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2006
  • Series: Annoyances
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 6 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2006

    IF IT'S ANNOYING, FIX IT!!

    Is Windows making your computing life a nightmare? If it is, then this book is for you. Author David A. Karp, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that shows you how to fix Windows. Karp, begins by showing you how to deal with interface quirks that plague Windows and most of the applications that you run on your PC. Then, the author covers Windows Explorer in all of its forms, including tips on how to do things like force it to remember your view settings, save your default application choices, tame File&#61664 Open and File&#61664 Save As dialog boxes, and get XP¿s Search tool to behave. The author then covers Multimedia and more. Next, he shows you how to get a handle on Internet Explorer¿s role, and what you can do to improve your online experience. The author also shows you how to make everything work without ever compromising your security. Finally, he shows you how to reinstall Windows, update it safely, get it to start up more quickly and shut down without complaining, and finally, make it work with all your hardware. Several techniques are used in this most excellent book to help you better understand and retain the information you need to fix Windows. More importantly, the preceding approach is what makes this book a more effective learning tool than other books on the shelf.

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