Windows XP Pocket Reference [NOOK Book]

Overview

Windows XP Pocket Reference is a handy book for power users and system administrators who need a solid reference with quick answers, but not a lot of explanation. This book is a powerful tool that quickly covers XP's applications and tools, tasks and settings, and ...

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Windows XP Pocket Reference

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Overview

Windows XP Pocket Reference is a handy book for power users and system administrators who need a solid reference with quick answers, but not a lot of explanation. This book is a powerful tool that quickly covers XP's applications and tools, tasks and settings, and commands.Windows XP Pocket Reference covers the following topics:

  • Getting Started
  • Mouse and Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Components of Windows XP
  • Setting Locator
  • Registry Tweaks
  • Command Prompt & Recovery Console
  • Error Messages
Packed with information in an easy-to-read format, Windows XP Pocket Reference is perfect for someone familiar with Windows who wants to get the most out of Windows XP or needs to support other users as part of their job.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596552206
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/19/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

David A. Karp is the author of twelve power-user books, including the bestselling Windows Annoyances series of books and O'Reilly's eBay Hacks. David's books are available in ten languages, and can be found under the short legs of tables around the world.

David is the founder of Annoyances.org, one of the most respected and popular computer help sites on the Interwebs. He writes for PC Magazine, but they're curiously reluctant to publish photos of his bicycle. Notable recognition has come from PC Computing, Windows Magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and the New York Times.

He scored 30.96647% on the Geek Test (http://www.innergeek.us/), earning a rating of "Total Geek." He hopes future revisions of the test reward publishing his score in the backs of computer books. David spends nearly every spare moment with his son.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction
A Crash Course in the Basics of Windows XP 4
Pt. II Shortcuts
Working with Files 12
Helpful Explorer Keystrokes 17
Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Function 19
Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Key 24
Pt. III Components
Pt. IV Setting Index
Alphabetical List of Windows XP Settings 92
Pt. V Registry Tweaks
Registry Editor Crash Course 136
Registry Tweaks 141
Class IDs of Interface Objects 149
Pt. VI Command Prompt
Wildcards, Pipes, and Redirection 152
Command Prompt Commands 153
Windows Recovery Console 170
Pt. VII Security Checklist
Closing Back Doors in Windows XP 176
Scan Your System for Open Ports 179
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2003

    Needs an index

    The book is good for my needs, something small and easy to carry. It does have a table of content but who would know where to find a subject? An index is what is needed. Maybe if the book is printed again some time could be given to add an index. The rest of the book will help me and I assume once I use it over a period of time I may know where to look for something.

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