Upgrading to Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional: A Migration Guide for Windows 98 and Windows NT Users

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A Windows 2000 Professional Migration Guide for Windows 98 and NT Users.

Upgrading to Microsoft(r) Windows 2000 Professional is the perfect companion for anyone planning on migrating from Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT Workstation 4 to Windows 2000 Professional. Designed to be compact, this book provides a detailed examination of the differences between your operating system and Windows 2000 Professional. You will learn everything that you need to know to get up and ...

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Overview

A Windows 2000 Professional Migration Guide for Windows 98 and NT Users.

Upgrading to Microsoft(r) Windows 2000 Professional is the perfect companion for anyone planning on migrating from Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT Workstation 4 to Windows 2000 Professional. Designed to be compact, this book provides a detailed examination of the differences between your operating system and Windows 2000 Professional. You will learn everything that you need to know to get up and running fast. Coverage focuses on how to take advantage of new features like personalized menus, active desktop, modem sharing and multiple monitor support without forgetting to show what has happened to your favorite programs and utilities.

Coverage includes:

* Installing Windows 2000 Professional

* Desktop Customization

* Managing Applications

* System Administration

* Networking

* Internet Access

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595148042
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/18/2000
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

New Features and Options in Windows 2000 Professional 1
Getting to Know Windows 2000 Professional 1
Easy to use 2
More Secure and Reliable 4
Easier Networking 6
Hardware Requirements 7
Where has Everything Gone? 8
Getting Started 14
Getting Ready to Upgrade to Windows 2000 Professional 14
Migration Paths from Windows 95, 98 and NT 15
File System Support (FAT, FAT32, NTFS) 17
Upgrade Packs 18
Upgrading to Windows 2000 Professional 19
Working With Windows 2000 Professional for the First Time 22
Logging In 23
Welcome to Windows 2000 24
Changing Your Password 25
Logging Off 28
Locking Windows 2000 29
Shutdown Options 31
Establishing a Non-authenticated Login 32
Installing New Hardware 34
Plug and Play 34
Non-Plug and Play 36
Installing New Software 38
Add/Remove Programs 38
Change or Remove Programs 40
Add New Programs 41
Add/Remove Windows Components 42
Managing User and Group Accounts 43
Working With the Desktop 47
The Windows 2000 Desktop 47
Overview of the Windows 2000 Desktop 47
Adding Active Desktop Objects 50
Managing Active Desktop Objects 53
Navigating Windows 2000 Professional 55
Personalised Menus 55
Task Bar and Start Menu Properties 56
Quick Launch Bar 58
Additional Toolbars 60
My Computer 61
Dialog Toolbars 62
Favorites 64
Search 67
Looking for Help 68
Windows Explorer 70
Thumbnail Views 72
Windows 2000 Professional Applications 74
Accessories 74
Accessibility 78
Communications 82
Fax 83
Hyper Terminal 83
NetMeeting 84
Internet Connection Wizard and the Network and Dial-up Connections 84
Phone Dialer 85
Entertainment 86
CD Player 87
Windows Media Player 88
Games 90
System Tools 90
Backup 91
Character Map 93
Disk Defragmenter 93
Scheduled Tasks 96
System Information 96
Other Applications 97
Microsoft Management Consoles 102
Working With Files and Folders 104
Opening and Saving Data 104
The Open and Save Dialogs 104
The Open With Dialog 107
Working With Files and Folders 108
My Documents 108
My Pictures 109
Customizing Folders 112
File and Folder Encryption 114
Offline Files and Folders 116
Networking 119
Setting Up Network Connectivity 119
Naming Your Computer, Workgroup and Domain 119
TCP/IP and Automatic IP Addressing 122
Introducing the Network Connection Wizard 124
The Network Connection Wizard 125
Dial-Up To Private Network 125
Dial-Up To The Internet 127
Connect To A Private Network Through the Internet 128
Accept Incoming Connections 130
Connect Directly To Another Computer 133
Finding and Connecting to Network Resources 135
My Network Places 136
Network and Dial-up Connections 137
Local Area Connection 138
Printing 141
Searching for other Computers 143
Mapping a Network Drive 144
Sharing Local Resources 147
Sharing Folders and Drives 147
Sharing Printers 150
Sharing a Modem 150
The Internet 153
Getting Connected 153
Internet Options 154
Finding a Proxy Modem Server 156
Working with Internet Explorer 5.01 158
Accessing the World Wide Web from Windows Explorer 160
Windows Update 161
Communicating 164
Outlook Express 5.01 164
Address Book 167
Internet Printing 169
NetMeeting 171
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