BN.com Gift Guide

Show Me!: Microsoft Windows XP(Show Me Series)

Overview

If you're looking for a fast, easy way to learn all about your Windows XP computer, this is it. Show Me Microsoft Windows XP, Second Edition covers all the most important features of Windows XP using clear, step-by-step instructions supported by hundreds of illustrations and screenshots. A troubleshooting guide will also help you solve ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (33) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $4.46   
  • Used (26) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 6 of 7
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$4.46
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(2559)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2004-10-24 Paperback 2 New 0789733366 Ships Within 24 Hours. Tracking Number available for all USA orders. Excellent Customer Service. Upto 15 Days 100% Money Back Gurantee. Try ... Our Fast! ! ! ! Shipping With Tracking Number. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.49
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(489)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0789733366! ! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! ! ENJOY OUR BEST PRICES! ! ! Ships Fast. All standard orders delivered within 5 to 12 business days.

Ships from: Southampton, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.49
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(316)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0789733366 XCITING PRICES JUST FOR YOU. Ships within 24 hours. Best customer service. 100% money back return policy.

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.68
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(553)

Condition: New
0789733366

Ships from: Northridge, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.98
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(769)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0789733366! ! ! ! BEST PRICES WITH A SERVICE YOU CAN RELY! ! !

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$5.32
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(1021)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0789733366 Friendly Return Policy. A+++ Customer Service!

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 6 of 7
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

If you're looking for a fast, easy way to learn all about your Windows XP computer, this is it. Show Me Microsoft Windows XP, Second Edition covers all the most important features of Windows XP using clear, step-by-step instructions supported by hundreds of illustrations and screenshots. A troubleshooting guide will also help you solve common problems. You'll even get information on the latest set of Windows XP features, Service Pack 2, including:

  • Security Center
  • Windows Firewall
  • Automatic updates
  • Internet Explorer security
  • Pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer
  • Outlook Express security
  • Data execution prevention
With Show Me Microsoft Windows XP, Second Edition, you will spend less time reading and more time doing.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
The Barnes & Noble Review
If you’re like most Windows XP users, you often find yourself wondering, How do I do that? And it isn’t always obvious how to find out. If only someone could dispense with the technical blather, and just show you. Someone has: the authors of Show Me! Microsoft Windows XP.

With this book, it’s child’s play to answer hundreds of the questions you’re most likely to ask. This is the flagship title in a new series of books that combine a wonderfully clean design, lucid, step-by-step instructions, and plenty of screen shots to guide you every step of the way.

But that’s not all. Once you buy the book, go straight to its companion site. There, you can download exclusive software that’ll walk you through every procedure in the book in digital video. It even talks you through the process. Who else offers that?

These books come from Perspection, Inc., a training firm with more than a decade’s worth of experience creating courseware that’s easy to learn from. (They’ve also been responsible for more than 60 tech books. More than 4.5 million people have learned from their books alone.) You can be pretty confident you’ll understand what they’re teaching you.

If you’ve just upgraded to Windows XP (or you’ve just bought a PC that has it preinstalled), start with the review of XP’s new features, and the exploration of the Windows desktop -- including the heavily revamped Start menu.

The book’s chapter on running and managing programs covers everything from built-in Windows applets (how to set paragraph tabs and indents in WordPad) to running programs that are finicky about Windows XP (tricking a program to think it’s running under Windows 98).

You’ll find practical coverage of managing files and folders (how to rename a folder, add one to your Favorites list, or create a shortcut to a folder on the Desktop -- or even the Start menu or Taskbar. Oh, and the ever-popular: “I hate those big folder icons. How do I change them to a list -- and then get all my folders to look that way?”

Pretty much anything you want to do with Windows XP’s Internet features is covered here. Browsing the Web (and changing your home page.) Maintaining favorites. Viewing sites you’ve already visited, using the History list. (Most folks don’t even know it’s there, but it’s there, quietly tracking everywhere you’ve gone in the past 20 days.) Creating email “stationery.”

You’ll even learn how to automatically organize your email (so all your friend’s allegedly “funny” messages go into her folder automatically, where you can read them whenever you’ve got time.)

Next, there’s a full chapter on holding Web discussions, phone calls, and videoconferences with Windows Messenger. (This stuff’s simpler than you think -- and way cheaper than the phone company.)

You’ll find chapters on both Windows Media Player and the newest Windows Movie Maker, as well as practical coverage of Windows security: passwords, firewalls, XP Professional encryption, even the Internet Explorer Content Advisor.

Printing and faxing, cleaning up junk to make more room on your disk, changing game controller settings, backing up your files -- it’s all here. Easy. Quick. Done. 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.

Library Journal
Windows XP continues to generate manuals. Hacks offers power users 100 step-by-step ways to improve their productivity and user experience by tweaking Windows XP systems, from user interface modifications, to registry hacks, to the addition of useful freeware and shareware applications. XP's increased stability and built-in error recovery tools make it a good candidate for hacks (i.e., code to solve a problem or glitch); multiple people contributed hacks of their own, and their collective wisdom results in a good addition for larger public libraries seeking to expand beyond how-to introductions. The other three guides are appropriate for all libraries. For beginning to intermediate readers, TechTV updates the first edition with information on the changes in XP Service Pack 1 and 1a; tips, notes, and cautions add extra info, and each chapter ends with a longer point from one of TechTV's experts. Appendixes cover upgrading to XP, accessories, and accessibility options. Especially useful is an extensive maintenance and troubleshooting section. Show Me offers more screen shots, tips, "See Also" references, and information on topics as basic as using the mouse. Step-by-step instructions and no assumption of previous knowledge equal a great choice for absolute beginners; buy in conjunction with more advanced titles. Top 100 shows step by step and in full color how to accomplish timesaving and useful tasks, from adding desktop images to sending a FAX. Each task is assigned a level of difficulty; notes, cautions, and asides add further information, and clear explanations tell why each tip or trick is useful. Oddly, some tasks, such as "Searching with Google," are not unique to Windows XP. For near-beginners. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789733368
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Series: Show Me Series
  • Edition description: Includes Service Pack 2 features
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 494
  • Product dimensions: 7.88 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Perspection, Inc. is a software training company committed to providing performance-based training to help people effectively and efficiently use computer technology. Perspection writes and produces software training books, and develops Web-based training for Windows and Macintosh personal computers. Since 1991 they have written more than 60 computer books and sold over 4.5 million copies.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 Getting started with Windows XP 1
2 Working with Windows programs 23
3 Managing files and folders 51
4 Customizing Windows using the control panel 81
5 Exploring the Internet 111
6 Exchanging messages and news 141
7 Holding Web discussions and video conferences 175
8 Working with pictures 199
9 Working with Windows Media Player and sound 223
10 Creating movies using Movie Maker 249
11 Setting up accounts and maintaining security 277
12 Managing files using a network 311
13 Printing and faxing 343
14 Maintaining your computer 373
15 Managing hardware 397
16 Backing up your computer 419
17 Administering your computer 439
18 Appendix 455
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)