Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies / Edition 2

Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies / Edition 2

by Woody Leonhard
     
 

9 books in 1 — your key to Windows XP success!

Your one-stop guide to Windows XP, fully updated for Service Pack 3 enhancements

Whether you want to set up a reliable network in your home office or you just want to beat the computer at Solitaire, here's your guide! In one of these handy minibooks, you'll find exactly what you need to know about basic

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Overview

9 books in 1 — your key to Windows XP success!

Your one-stop guide to Windows XP, fully updated for Service Pack 3 enhancements

Whether you want to set up a reliable network in your home office or you just want to beat the computer at Solitaire, here's your guide! In one of these handy minibooks, you'll find exactly what you need to know about basic Windows XP operation, getting around online, applying new security procedures, enjoying multimedia, and more.

  • Use new Service Pack 3 security tools
  • Personalize your desktop
  • Set up Web pages and use e-mail
  • Work with digital cameras and camcorders
  • Choose and set up a Media Center
  • Coverage of the essentials and beyond
  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Thumbtabs and other navigation aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • A dash of humor and fun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764574634
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: A Windows XP Overview 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Windows XP 9

Chapter 2: A Windows XP Orientation 41

Chapter 3: Running Windows from Start to Finish 63

Chapter 4: Getting Help with Windows XP 103

Chapter 5: Searching Your Machine and Beyond 123

Chapter 6: Getting the Basic Stuff Done 145

Chapter 7: Maintaining Your System 177

Chapter 8: Focusing on Windows XP/Professional 201

Book II: Customizing Your Windows eXPerience 213

Chapter 1: Personalizing Your Desktop 215

Chapter 2: Organizing Your Windows XP Interface 239

Chapter 3: Lock Down: Spies, Spams, Scams, and Slams 255

Chapter 4: Security Center: Windows Firewall 277

Chapter 5: Security Center: Automatic Updates 289

Chapter 6: Security Center: Virus Protection 297

Book III: Windows XP and the Internet 309

Chapter 1: Expanding Your Reach through the Internet 311

Chapter 2: Connecting to the Internet 329

Chapter 3: Managing E-Mail and Newsgroups with Outlook Express345

Chapter 4: Chatting with Windows Messenger 367

Book IV: Adventures with Internet Explorer 379

Chapter 1: Finding Your Way around the Internet Explorer Window381

Chapter 2: Advanced Browsing and Searching with InternetExplorer 397

Chapter 3: Making Internet Explorer Your Own 415

Book V: Connecting with Microsoft Network 435

Chapter 1: MSN: Who Needs Ya, Baby? 437

Chapter 2: MSN Explorer 445

Chapter 3: Taking MSN Explorer for a Spin 457

Chapter 4: Hotmail (a.k.a. MSN E-Mail) 467

Chapter 5: MSN Messenger 479

Book VI: Adding and Using Other Hardware 491

Chapter 1: Finding and Installing the Hardware You Want 493

Chapter 2: Working with Printers 535

Chapter 3: Getting the Scoop on Scanners 559

Book VII: Joining the Multimedia Mix 573

Chapter 1: Jammin’ with Windows Media Player 575

Chapter 2: Lights! Action! Windows Movie Maker 619

Chapter 3: Discovering Digital Cameras and Recorders 643

Book VIII: Windows Media Center 671

Chapter 1: Windows Media Center: Should You Buy One? 673

Chapter 2: Setting Up a Media Center PC 679

Chapter 3: Running Windows Media Center 691

Book IX: Setting Up a Network with Windows XP 701

Chapter 1: Those Pesky Network Things You Have to Know 703

Chapter 2: Building Your Network 715

Chapter 3: Putting the Why in Wi-Fi 737

Chapter 4: Protecting Your Privacy 749

Index 761

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