Microsoft Windows XP Plain & Simple

Microsoft Windows XP Plain & Simple

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by Jerry Joyce, Moon Joyce Resources, Marianne Moon
     
 

Easy numbered steps in FULL COLOR

Here’s WHAT you’ll learn:

  • Record music, make movies, play games
  • Send e-mail, browse the Web, have a voice-and-video chat
  • Set up your printer and a simple network
  • Organize, print, and share digital photos
  • Perform easy tune-ups and fixes
  • Use the new security

Overview

Easy numbered steps in FULL COLOR

Here’s WHAT you’ll learn:

  • Record music, make movies, play games
  • Send e-mail, browse the Web, have a voice-and-video chat
  • Set up your printer and a simple network
  • Organize, print, and share digital photos
  • Perform easy tune-ups and fixes
  • Use the new security features in Windows XP Service Pack 2, ready to download at http://www.microsoft.com/windows

Here’s HOW you’ll learn it:

  • Jump in wherever you need answers—for the simplest ways to get the job done
  • Easy NUMBERED STEPS show exactly what to do
  • Handy TIPS teach new techniques and shortcuts
  • Quick TRY THIS! exercises help you apply what you learn right away

Fully updated—new topics, new content! Covers Windows XP Service Pack 2

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
This Windows XP guide makes a bold promise: "No computerese!" How do they do? Pretty darned well.

The full-color format is perfect both for beginners and for any experienced WinXP user who's looking for an easier way to find answers but has no interest in becoming a computer expert. And in just a couple hundred pages, it manages to cover the tasks typical users ask about most often, from setting up email addresses in Outlook Express to connecting a wireless network.

This Second Edition has just been thoroughly updated for Windows XP Service Pack 2's urgent security improvements. It also covers most everything else that's new with Windows XP since it was first launched a couple of years ago, including new media features you can download free from Microsoft or get with Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition.

You'll find all the coverage you'd hope for in a Windows XP guide for committed non-techies: how to manage and search for files; run DVDs and music CDs with Windows Media Player; set a new home page with Internet Explorer; manage your email and contacts with Outlook Express; keep your files private; set up a new printer; and so forth. But there's some content here you might not expect: how to run older programs that need to be tricked into working with Windows XP; how to create video slide shows; control pop-up windows; label your CD-ROMs; create a multimedia screen saver...

Between the colorful numbered steps and the friendly, informal writing, Windows XP Plain & Simple will make WinXP more useful and more fun for a whole lot of people. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735621121
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
08/04/2004
Series:
Plain & Simple Series
Edition description:
2nd ed.
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Joyce has had a long-standing relationship with Microsoft: He has been the technical editor on numerous books published by Microsoft Press and has written manuals, help files, and specifications for various Microsoft products. As a programmer, he has tried for many years to make using a computer as simple as using a toaster but has yet to succeed.Marianne Moon has worked in the publishing world for many years as proofreader, editor, and writer--sometimes all three simultaneously. She has been editing and proofreading Microsoft Press books since 1984 and has written and edited documentation for Microsoft products such as Microsoft Works, Flight Simulator, Space Simulator, Golf, Publisher, the Microsoft Mouse, and Greetings Workshop.

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Microsoft Windows XP Plain & Simple 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TG11 More than 1 year ago
Microsoft Windows XP Plain and Simple is user friendly and well organized. The most widely-used topics are adequately covered and it is a good reference for those getting started with XP.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago