Windows XP Fast & Easy / Edition 1

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Windows XP brings the convergence of integrating the strengths of Windows 2000—standards-based security, manageability and reliability—with the best features of Windows 98 and Windows Me. With a fresh new visual design, common tasks have been consolidated and simplified, and new visual cures have been added to help users. And now learning Windows XP is a breeze. With this book's step-by-step instructions, you'll be sure to get the most out of what the popular XP operating system has to offer. Whether you're starting with desktop basics or jumping ahead to networking, this book is the perfect tool for mastering the many features of Windows XP.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931841412
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/20/2002
  • Series: Fast and Easy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Koers owns and operates All Business Service, a software training and consulting business formed in 1988 that services the central Indiana area. Her area of expertise has long been in the word-processing, spreadsheet and graphics area of computing as well as providing training and support for Peachtree Accounting Software. Diane's authoring experience includes over forty books on topics such as PC Security, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Works, WordPerfect, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop Elements, Lotus SmartSuite, Quicken, Microsoft Money and Peachtree Accounting, many of which have been translated into other languages such as Dutch, French, Bulgarian, Spanish and Greek. She has also developed and written numerous training manuals for her clients.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part I - Undestanding Basic Windows Operations Chapter 1 - Discovering the Windows Desktop Chapter 2 -Using Windows Programs Chapter 3 - Asking for Help with Windows Part II - Working with the Accessories Chapter 4 - Using the Calculator Chapter 5 - Writing with WordPad Chapter 6 - Painting with the Paint Program Chapter 7 - Palying Around with the Games Chapter 8 - Discovering Multimedia Part III - Managing Files Chapter 9 - Organizing Files and Folders Chapter 10 - Managing the Recycle Bin Chapter 11 - Searching for Items Part IV - Customizing Windows Chapter 12 - Customizing the Desktop Chapter 13 - Tinkering with the Control Panel Chapter 14 - Having Fun with the Control Panel Chapter 15 - Setting Accessibility Options Part V - Preparing for an Emergency Chapter 16 - Working with Printers Chapter 17 - Preparing for Disasters - Backin Up your Data Chapter 18 - Troubleshooting Problems Chapter 19 - Iimproving System Performance Part VI - Connecting to other Computers Chapter 20 - Using a Network Chapter 21 - Connecting to the Internet Chapter 22 - Surfing with Internet Explorer Chapter 23 - Working with Outlook Chapter 24 - Using the Windows Address Book Chapter 25 - Using Windows Messenger Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows XP Index

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