Microsoft Windows 2000 Fast and Easy


Relax. Learning Microsoft Windows 2000 is now a breeze. You're holding a book dedicated to one simple idea: Helping you get to work as quickly and easily as possible. Now you don't have to wade through endless pages of boring text. With Prima-Tech's Fast & Easy™ series, you simply look and learn.
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Relax. Learning Microsoft Windows 2000 is now a breeze. You're holding a book dedicated to one simple idea: Helping you get to work as quickly and easily as possible. Now you don't have to wade through endless pages of boring text. With Prima-Tech's Fast & Easy™ series, you simply look and learn.
  • Want to use online help resources? Go to Chapter 4
  • Need to restore a deleted file from the Recycle Bin? Look in Chapter 6
  • Want to choose a screen saver? Learn how in Chapter 8
  • Wonder how to customize the taskbar? Turn to Chapter 9
  • Need to install a new printer? See Chapter 13
  • Want to add to your Favorites list? Go to Chapter 16
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761516651
  • Publisher: Course Technology, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/30/1999
  • Series: Fast and Easy Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Windows Basics
Chapter 1: Learning Your Way Around
Understanding the Windows Desktop
Understanding the Taskbar
Using the Start Button and Start Menu
Using the Quick Launch Bar
Using the System Tray
Restarting and Shutting Down
Shutting Down Windows the Right Way
Restarting Windows
Shutting Down Windows after a Crash
Chapter 2: Working with Windows
Identifying Window Components
Using Scroll Bars
Switching among Windows
Resizing and Moving Windows
Manually Resizing a Window
Maximizing a Window
Minimizing a Window
Moving a Window
Using a Dialog Box
Closing a Window
Learning Common Windows Commands
Chapter 3: Using Windows Programs
Starting a Program
Opening with the Start Menu
Opening from the Desktop
Using a Program's Menu System
Making Menu Choices with a Mouse
Making Menu Choices with the Keyboard
Using Shortcut Menus
Using a Program's Toolbars
Handling a Crashed Program
Exiting a Program
Chapter 4: Using the Help System
Ways to Get Help
Using ScreenTips
Using What's This?
Using the Windows Help System
Opening Help from the Desktop
Opening Help from My Computer
Using the F1 Key
Browsing the Help Contents
Using the Help Index
Searching by Keyword
Using Favorites
Adding Favorites
Viewing a Favorite Topic
Finding a Previous Windows Feature in Windows 2000
Using the Troubleshooting Wizards
Using Online Help Resouces
Part I Review Questions
Parti II: File Management
Chapter 5: Managing Files
Opening a Drive or Folder with My Computer
Exploring Drive and Folder Contents
Identifying Explorer Components
Expanding and Collapsing Tree Levels
Changing the Way Files are Displayed
Sorting Files
Using Auto Arrange
Selecting Files and Folders
Moving or Copying a File or Folder
Deleting a File or Folder
Chapter 6: Advanced File Operations
Renaming a File or Folder
Searching for a File
Working with the Recycle Bin
Restoring a Deleted File from the Recycle Bin
Emptying the Recycle Bin
Setting Recycle Bin Properties
Controlling File Management Settings
Setting File Properties
Changing a File Type
Chapter 7: Managing Folders and Data
Changing the View of the Folder
Creating New Folders
Renaming a Fodler
Customizing a Folder
Formatting a Floppy Disk
Part II Review Questions
Part III: Configuring Your System
Chapter 8: Customizing the Screen Display
Opening the Display Properties Dialog Box
Changing Windows Colors
Customizing a Color Scheme
Saving a Customized Color Scheme
Changing the Video Resolution and Color Depth
Adjusting the Refresh Rate
Adding a Background
Choosing a Screen Saver
Chapter 9: Customizing the Desktop
Customizing the Taskbar
Changing Taskbar Options
Adjusting Taskbar Height
Moving the Taskbar
Creating a Shortcut
Renaming a Shortcut
Adding a Shortcut to the Quick Launch Toolber
Editing the Start Menu
Reorganizing the Start Menu
Adding an Item to the Start Menu
Removing an Item from the Start Menu
Chapter 10: Customizing System Settings
Changing the Current Date and Time
Changing Mouse Settings
Changing the Mouse Button Operation
Changing the Mouse Pointer Appearance
Changing the Mouse Pointer Operation
Setting Power Management Settings
Changing System Sound Effects
Chapter 11: Installing New Programs
Opening the Add/Remove Programs Dialog Box
Adding Windows Program Components
Installing a New Program
Removing an Installed Program
Chapter 12: Installing New Hardware
Installing a Driver for a New Device
Using the Found New Hardware Wizard
Manually Specifying a Driver
Uprgading a Driver for an Existing Device
Checking a Device's Status in Device Manager
Upgrading a Driver for a Device from the Device Manager
Removing a Device
Chapter 13: Working with Printed Output
Installing a New Printer
Discovering Printer Properties
Sharing a Printer
Connecting to a Network Printer
Making a Printer the Default
Installing Fonts
Part III Review Questions
Part IV: Connecting to Other Computers
Chapter 14: Using a Network
Working with My Network Places
Browsing Computers Near You
Browsing the Entire Network
Searching for a Computer on the Network
Creating a Network Place
Choosing a Network Drive in an Application
Mapping a Network Drive
Disconnecting from a Network Drive
Chapter 15: Connecting to the Internet
Setting Up an Internet Connection
Starting the Internet Connection Wizard
Signing Up for a New Internet Account
Setting Up an Existing Internet Account
Configuring a Mail Account
Completing the Wizard
Entering Location Information
Establishing a Dial-up Connection
Starting Your Web Browser
Chapter 16: Exploring the Internet
Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer
Starting Internet Explorer
Following Hyperlinks
Moving Backward and Forward
Returning to the Start Page
Entering a Specific Address
Searching for Information Online
Searching with MSN from the Start Page
Searching with the Search Pane
Working with Favorites
Adding a Favorite
Displaying a Favorites Page
Setting Content Restrictions
Chapter 17: Working with Outlook Express
Starting Outlook Express
Creating an E-Mail Message
Formatting an E-Mail Message
Removing Formatting from a Message
Attaching Files to E-Mail
Working with the Address Book
Entering an E-Mail Address into the Address Book
Selecting a Recipient from the Address Book
Retrieving Incoming E-Mail
Replying to a Message
Forwarding a Message
Creating an E-Mail Folder
Moving an E-Mail Message
Deleting an E-Mail Message
Part IV Review Questions
Part V: System Maintenance
Chapter 18: Preparing for Disasters
Starting the Backup Program
Creating an Emergency Repair Disk
Backing Up Files
Restoring Files
Chapter 19: Repairing Problems
Scanning for Hard Disk Errors
Restoring a Previous Windows Configuration
Troubleshooting Problems Using the Hardware Wizard
Troubleshooting Problems with Device Manager
Resolving Device Conflicts
Chapter 20: Improving System Performance
Defragmenting Your Hard Drive
Using Disk Cleanup
Automatically Scheduling Tasks
Part V Review Questions
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