Windows XP Hacks: Tips & Tools for Customizing and Optimizing Your OS [NOOK Book]

Overview

A smart collection of insider tips and tricks, Windows XP Hacks, Second Edition covers the XP operating system from start to finish. Among the multitude of topics addressed, this must-have resource includes extensive coverage of hot-button issues such as:

  • security
  • web browsing
  • controlling the control panel
  • removing uninstallable XP ...
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Windows XP Hacks: Tips & Tools for Customizing and Optimizing Your OS

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Overview

A smart collection of insider tips and tricks, Windows XP Hacks, Second Edition covers the XP operating system from start to finish. Among the multitude of topics addressed, this must-have resource includes extensive coverage of hot-button issues such as:

  • security
  • web browsing
  • controlling the control panel
  • removing uninstallable XP components
  • pop-up ads
You'll also find timesaving hacks for file distribution; digital media, such as iTunes; and high-visibility web software, services, and exploits that have emerged since the book's last edition. Each hack in the book can be read easily in just a few minutes, saving countless hours of searching for the right answer.Now completely revised and updated to cover Service Pack 2 (SP2), the second edition of this bestseller carefully breaks down the new features that come with SP2, including IE pop-up blocker, Windows Firewall, and the new wireless client.Written by Preston Gralla, the compact and affordable Windows XP Hacks, Second Edition provides direct, hands-on solutions that can be applied to the challenges facing XP beginners, as well as the more experienced power user. Each year, Windows XP is pre-installed on 90 million PCs worldwide, making it the world's most popular operating system.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596553203
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/23/2005
  • Series: Hacks
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 574
  • File size: 11 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Preston Gralla is the editor of WindowsDevCenter.com and OnDotNet. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Internet Annoyances, PC Pest Control, and Windows XP Hacks, Second Edition, and co-author of Windows XP Cookbook. As an award-winning author and technology expert, Preston has written articles for major national newspapers and magazines and has also appeared on several TV and radio programs.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Startup and shutdown 1
Ch. 2 The user interface 25
Ch. 3 Windows Explorer 85
Ch. 4 The Web 125
Ch. 5 Networking 218
Ch. 6 Email 251
Ch. 7 Wireless 287
Ch. 8 Security 339
Ch. 9 The registry 374
Ch. 10 Applications 392
Ch. 11 Graphics and multimedia 430
Ch. 12 System performance 466
Ch. 13 Hardware 497
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