The Mother of All Windows 98 Books / Edition 1

The Mother of All Windows 98 Books / Edition 1

by Woody Leonhard, Barry Simon
     
 

In this irreverent sequel to the bestselling The Mother of All Windows 95 Books, the irascible and irrepressible Mom and her loyal sidekicks return to give you the inside track on Windows 98. With a wacky sense of humor and in-depth insider knowledge, The Mother of All Windows 98 Books (a.k.a. MOM98) goes right to the heart of what you need to know to become a… See more details below

Overview

In this irreverent sequel to the bestselling The Mother of All Windows 95 Books, the irascible and irrepressible Mom and her loyal sidekicks return to give you the inside track on Windows 98. With a wacky sense of humor and in-depth insider knowledge, The Mother of All Windows 98 Books (a.k.a. MOM98) goes right to the heart of what you need to know to become a Win98 power user. MOM98 illustrates how, and more importantly, why things work (or don't work) enabling even novices to quickly become wizards with Win98.

Written in plain language (so even your Mom can understand it) MOM98 is packed with insight, unique tips, and shortcuts so you can customize and fine-tune Win98 to get the maximum benefit of this powerful new operating system.

MOM98 isn't just another Win98 book, no way, Mom serves up a hearty helping of features and coverage for your benefit. Here's some samples of Mom's work:

  • coverage is based entirely on the final "shrink-wrapped" version of Windows 98, no beta stuff in here
  • describes how Windows 98 really works, not how it's supposed to work includes a Fast Track chapter to get experienced Windows 95 users up-to- speed rapidly
  • reveals what works, what doesn't, and how to work around the obstacles (this coverage is worth the price of the book alone!)
  • explains all of Windows 98's snazziest features: the Update Manager, Multilink Channel Aggregation, Virtual Private Networking, FAT32, Win32 Driver Model, DirectX 5.0, The Tune-Up Wizard, HTML Help, VBScript, control panel applets, and more
  • covers the mysterious Windows 98 Registry in depth

And, MOM98 has a comprehensive supporting website, that is regularly updated to give you the latest work-arounds as inherent bugs emerge. MOM98 offers you the most on the market-a comprehensive reference and timely updates when you need them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201433128
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
10/16/1998
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Do you need MOM98?
Conventions
Billy98's Road Map
The Facts2
System Requirements3
What's New in 98?4
Is Win98 for you?18
Plus20
Janet and the Grasshoppers21
MOM98 for Upgraders26
Of Mice and Menus29
Objection, your Honor50
A First Look under the Hood66
And Dots not all95
Putting up a Good Font102
Winning on the First Palette129
Putting Windows on a Sound Basis135
No PC is an Island148
Explorering the Great Unknown170
You gave me such a Start194
Desktop Dancing212
Configuring Context Menus and Associations219
I've Got it under Control Panel243
DOS V'Danya256
Mr. Rogers's Network280
Browsing the Net281
Outlook Express286
Microsoft Fax298
Helping those who Help themselves308
Disk'n Dat320
Undercover Agents333
Let me work that into my Schedule336
Gettin' it together342
Gettin' Hitched to the Net362
Internet Tools370
Your Wordpad or Mine?389
Draw, Pardner392
Little 'ns395
Multimediaaaaahhhhh404
Da Games412
Microsoft Presents416
File Utilities425
Internet Tools427
Other Goodies430
Installation Blues433
Deciding how to Install433
Preparing for Installation443
Setup Verite448
A Perfect Installation450
What can go Wrong?458
Postpartum Blues, Part 1462
Tooling Along474
Postpartum Blues, Part 2478
How Win98 Starts488
Nonstandard Ways of Starting496
How Win98 Really Boots506
Setup509
Startup518
System Files526
Other Files and Programs535
Active Desktop556
Accessibility Options587
Add New Hardware589
Add/Remove Programs597
Date/Time598
Desktop Themes601
Display605
Fonts634
Game Controllers635
Internet637
Keyboard646
Modems648
Mouse652
Multimedia657
Network662
Passwords669
Power Management670
Printers672
Regional Settings672
Zounds! ... er, Sounds678
System679
Telephony699
Tweak UI700
Users716
Regedit718
Care and Feeding of the Registry725
Gettin' Around738
HKCR743
HKCU773
HKLM782
Registry Hacks, Ultimate Power Users' Tricks790

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