Windows XP Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips and Techniques

Windows XP Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips and Techniques

by Preston Gralla
     
 

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Offering the tips, tools, and bottled know-how to get under the hood of Windows XP, this book won't make anyone feel like a dummy. It covers both XP Home and XP Pro editions.See more details below

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Offering the tips, tools, and bottled know-how to get under the hood of Windows XP, this book won't make anyone feel like a dummy. It covers both XP Home and XP Pro editions.

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Windows XP continues to generate manuals. Hacks offers power users 100 step-by-step ways to improve their productivity and user experience by tweaking Windows XP systems, from user interface modifications, to registry hacks, to the addition of useful freeware and shareware applications. XP's increased stability and built-in error recovery tools make it a good candidate for hacks (i.e., code to solve a problem or glitch); multiple people contributed hacks of their own, and their collective wisdom results in a good addition for larger public libraries seeking to expand beyond how-to introductions. The other three guides are appropriate for all libraries. For beginning to intermediate readers, TechTV updates the first edition with information on the changes in XP Service Pack 1 and 1a; tips, notes, and cautions add extra info, and each chapter ends with a longer point from one of TechTV's experts. Appendixes cover upgrading to XP, accessories, and accessibility options. Especially useful is an extensive maintenance and troubleshooting section. Show Me offers more screen shots, tips, "See Also" references, and information on topics as basic as using the mouse. Step-by-step instructions and no assumption of previous knowledge equal a great choice for absolute beginners; buy in conjunction with more advanced titles. Top 100 shows step by step and in full color how to accomplish timesaving and useful tasks, from adding desktop images to sending a FAX. Each task is assigned a level of difficulty; notes, cautions, and asides add further information, and clear explanations tell why each tip or trick is useful. Oddly, some tasks, such as "Searching with Google," are not unique to Windows XP. For near-beginners. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596005115
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/22/2003
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.93(d)

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