Can’t remember where Windows XP buries its “Add Printer” Wizard, Address Book, Backup tool, CD Writing Wizard, Device Manager, or command prompt? Need quick, no-nonsense primers on stuff like tightening up system security, or setting up Windows Media Player playlists? Prefer color pictures to excess words? You’ll love Windows XP Visual Encyclopedia.
Longtime Windows expert Jim Boyce has created two visual books in one here. The first: an “encyclopedic” alphabetic reference to Windows’ most common tools and wizards, what they do, where to find them, how to use them. (“Accessibility Wizard, Add Hardware Wizard...”) The second: full-color instructions for performing 160 commonly Windows tasks. Reminiscent of its cousins in the Teach Yourself Visually series, this book is both refreshingly simple and thoroughly usable. Bill Camarda, from the June 2006 Read Only