Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual

Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual

by David Pogue, Qusay H. Mahmoud, Pogue David

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This complete reference covers the entire Windows XP Home operating system inan easy-to-read, all-in-one handbook.See more details below


This complete reference covers the entire Windows XP Home operating system inan easy-to-read, all-in-one handbook.

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Library Journal
As the installed base of Microsoft's newest operating system, XP, grows, guides to its use will continue to proliferate (see also Computer Media, LJ 3/1/02). Upgraders with little previous experience will be drawn to 10 Minute Guide, which highlights changes from earlier versions and explains common tasks step by step. Small and leaving no room for background or troubleshooting assistance, this should be purchased in conjunction with more comprehensive guides, such as The Missing Manual. It provides enough background to allow new home users and upgraders to get up and running, while leaving them feeling as if they have a handle on why and how things work. Ample screen shots and sidebars further this process; recommended for all libraries. Headaches, for beginning to intermediate users, focuses on troubleshooting common XP problems and annoyances, like a too-rapid cursor blink rate. Nutshell is a reference for advanced users of home and professional editions, with an alphabetical format that allows quick lookup of functions and features within larger sections (e.g., networking, the registry, etc.). Each is useful and appropriate for larger libraries.'

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O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
Missing Manual Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.38(d)

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David Pogue, a Yale grad and former Broadway conductor, writes the back-page column for Macworld magazine. He's the author or coauthor of 15 computer, humor, and music books, including Macs for Dummies, Opera for Dummies, Classical Music for Dummies, Magic for Dummies, Macworld Mac Secrets, Hard Drive (a novel), The Microsloth Joke Book, and Tales from the Tech Line. Mia Farrow, Carly Simon, Harry Connick, Jr., and Stephen Sondheim are among his computer students. Pogue's Web page is; email is

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