Microsoft Windows XP Inside Out (Deluxe Edition)

Microsoft Windows XP Inside Out (Deluxe Edition)

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by Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, Craig Stinson
     
 

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Hey, you know your way around a desktop — so now dig into the Windows XP operating system and really put your PC to work! The Deluxe Edition of this popular reference provides updated coverage of Windows XP Professional and expanded coverage of Windows XP Home Edition — plus all-new information on Service Pack 1 and the latest developments in computer

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Hey, you know your way around a desktop — so now dig into the Windows XP operating system and really put your PC to work! The Deluxe Edition of this popular reference provides updated coverage of Windows XP Professional and expanded coverage of Windows XP Home Edition — plus all-new information on Service Pack 1 and the latest developments in computer security, Windows digital media, and technologies such as the Tablet PC. With Inside Out, you'll discover smarter ways to perform everyday tasks and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Topics include configuring smarter setup and shutdown options; using remote access; setting up a wired or wireless Windows-based network; using encryption, the personal firewall, and other security tactics; optimizing Microsoft Internet Explorer; editing the Registry; and automating routine tasks. In addition to third-party utilities, scripts, and batch programs, your Deluxe Edition CD-ROM now features the Windows Media "TM" Bonus Pack and eBooks of the Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking, Second Edition, and the Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition — more than 2000 additional pages of e-reference!

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When the first edition of Microsoft Windows XP Inside Out was published, we raved about it, calling it the XP guide for power users. Now Microsoft’s released an even better Deluxe Edition.

This one’s been fully updated for Service Pack 1, the latest computer security issues, and the newest Windows digital media offerings. Its CD-ROM now contains the new Windows Media Bonus Pack, with loads of media utilities, visualizations, and skins, and the complete Windows Movie Maker Creativity Kit. It even contains two outstanding full-length e-references: the Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking, Second Edition, and the Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition.

But the heart of the book remains its incredibly deep, no-holds-barred coverage of Windows XP Home and Professional editions -- now 1,500 pages strong. Want to set up a wireless network with Windows XP? Protect your data via XP’s built-in personal firewall and email encryption? Get around XP Home’s limitations on setting file and folder permissions? Download web pages at a scheduled time for offline viewing? Make a folder private, so your kids can’t get into it? Find a world music station with Windows Media Player? Whatever you want to do, we’ll bet it’s here. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735618053
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
10/16/2002
Series:
Microsoft Inside Out Series
Edition description:
Teacher ed.
Pages:
1488
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.69(d)

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Meet the Author

Ed Bott is an award-winning journalist known to millions of readers through two decades of writing for leading industry publications and more than 25 books on Microsoft Office and Windows, including Windows 7 Inside Out and Microsoft Office Inside Out: 2013 Edition.

Carl Siechert specializes in implementing and documenting operating system technologies. He has coauthored several Windows®-related books, including the popular Windows Vista® Inside Out, Deluxe Edition, with Ed Bott and Craig Stinson.

Craig Stinson is a journalist and author. He has written or coauthored more than 20 books including Windows Vista® Inside Out, Deluxe Edition and Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 Inside Out.

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Microsoft Windows XP Inside Out 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great reference. With step by step on how to do and a good index.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book because I think is very helpful. Even though I have not gotten my copy yet, I was able to go to Barnes and Noble and read it. First, I had bought "Mastering Windows XP Professional" and returned it right away. I think it is for novice. Then, I compared some others with the same topic and this one to me is the best. With this book, you do not need anything else, all you need to know about XP is there. I am not associated with the authors in any way. But if you have Windows Xp installed in your machine get a copy of it and keep it close to it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It could be organized more clearly, but it does seems to have lots of good information for the XP Professional user. Beware using it for XP Home Edition reference. With no disclaimers it alludes to features that are found only in XP Pro. Even worse, some of these are partially implemented, but just enough to get you in trouble. It was only the system restore feature that allowed me to undo major damage this caused to my Home system.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't recommend this. It's too big and too expensive. I use it to hold papers on my desk.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No question about it this book is great. It does what it is designed to do. If you still haven't found the perfect Windows XP "do it all" book this is surely the one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent reference guide for understanding Windows XP. When I first got this it was very useful. Having had the book for a while I find that there's a lot of insubstantial extra stuff but when you have 1200 pages that's okay. The book provides fairly good instructions and details. I use this book but found Windows XP Administrator's Pocket Consultant to be better at the day to day stuff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent reference guide for how to accomplish almost anything in Windows XP. I have used it for tailoring many facets of XP. It provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each task, including planning considerations before starting, which are critical since there are many signficant changes in XP vs any other Windows, including 2000. Even though it is produced by Microsoft Press, it provides non-Microsoft ideas and solutions where applicable, such as firewalls other than Internet Connection Firewall, the one supplied with Windows XP (ZoneAlarm, for example). The list of topics and tasks is comprehensive; I have found all the topics I need, and more, in this book. It comes with an eBook CD which provides convenient hyperlinks to definitions and related topics throughout the text.