Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional for Dummies

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You know you're light years ahead of most computer nerds. For example, you can make conversation with a neighbor without mumbling about the latest "Flash ROM Upgrades." But when it comes to Windows and computers, the fascination just isn't there for you, is it? You just want to get your work done, go home, feed the dog, walk the cat, and relax for a while. You don't want to spend half the night wondering why Windows 2000 keeps giving you an error message that's keeping you from ...
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Overview

You know you're light years ahead of most computer nerds. For example, you can make conversation with a neighbor without mumbling about the latest "Flash ROM Upgrades." But when it comes to Windows and computers, the fascination just isn't there for you, is it? You just want to get your work done, go home, feed the dog, walk the cat, and relax for a while. You don't want to spend half the night wondering why Windows 2000 keeps giving you an error message that's keeping you from finishing you work.

That's where Windows 2000 Professional For Dummies can help. This book may look similar to all those earlier Dummies books on Windows, but it's been completely revamped to describe Windows 2000 Professional, the "business" version of Microsoft Windows – which is probably what you have on your desktop computer or laptop at work. You can get the skinny on all those new features of Windows 2000 Professional, if you've recently upgraded from Windows NT or Windows 98. And experienced Windows 2000 Professional users may be able to fine a tidbit or two that they didn't know.

You won't find any fancy computer jargon in this book. Instead, you'll find topics like these, discussed in plain old English:

  • Understanding your computer hardware
  • A review of basic Windows stuff, from double-clicking to opening and closing programs
  • An introduction to those networking things your tech people think you should already know
  • Examining all those Windows buttons, bars, and boxes
  • Getting around on your company's intranet
  • Actually getting something done (imagine that!), such as printing documents, faxing, and setting up e-mail
  • Troubleshooting and deciphering those cryptic error messages
  • Top Ten lists on Windows 2000 Professional's new features and on things that Windows 2000 doesn't do too well (and how to work around them)

You know you're no dummy; but you don't appreciate being made to feel like one when you sit down in front of a computer. Windows 2000 Professional For Dummies can ease you through your Windows frustration and help you do the work that you're supposed to do.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764506413
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,441,587
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Andy Rathbone wrote all the previous editions of Windows?? For Dummies?? and Windows NT?? For Dummies??. Sharon Crawford, a Microsoft MVP, has written books on Windows NT Server and Windows 98.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Intro to Windows 2000 (Bare-Bones Stuff).

Chapter 1: What Is Windows 2000?

Chapter 2: Boring Hardware Talk.

Chapter 3: Windows 2000 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know.

Chapter 4: Network Things Administrators Think You Already Know.

PART II: Making Windows 2000 Do Something.

Chapter 5: Getting to Work with Windows 2000 Professional.

Chapter 6: Examining All Those Buttons, Bars, and Boxes.

Chapter 7: Moving the Windows Around.

Chapter 8: I Can't Find It!

Chapter 9: Sharing It All on the Network.

Chapter 10: Shuffling Words, Pictures, and Sounds from One Place to Another.

Chapter 11: Switch Flipping in the Control Panel.

PART III: Using Windows 2000 Applications.

Chapter 12: The Windows 2000 Desktop, Start Button, and Taskbar.

Chapter 13: Exploring without Risk.

Chapter 14: Facing the Fax.

Chapter 15: Little Accessories that Clog the Start Button's Programs Menu.

Chapter 16: Talking to Computers Everywhere.

PART IV: Been There, Done That: Quick References for Moving to Windows 2000 Professional.

Chapter 17: Getting My Pro to Look Like My Old Windows.

Chapter 18: What Can I Do in Four Steps or Less?

PART V: Getting Help.

Chapter 19: Fixing Windows That Don't Work.

Chapter 20: The Terror of the ERROR! ERROR! ERROR!

Chapter 21: Helpful Handouts from the Windows 2000 Help Program.

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten New Windows 2000 Features for Windows NT 4 Users to Check Out.

Chapter 23: Ten Windows 2000 Shortfalls (And How to Work around Them).

Chapter 24: Ten Windows 2000 Icons and What They Do.

Glossary.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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