Windows XP Visual Encyclopedia

Windows XP Visual Encyclopedia

by Jim Boyce, Kate J. Chase
     
 

If you prefer to see what things look like and how to perform a task, instead of just being told, this is your ideal A to Z reference. Part I shows every Windows(r) XP tool and how to use it. Part II provides step-by-step instructions for more than 160 key tasks and techniques. Both are arranged alphabetically and illustrated in full color. It's the ultimate Visual…  See more details below

Overview

If you prefer to see what things look like and how to perform a task, instead of just being told, this is your ideal A to Z reference. Part I shows every Windows(r) XP tool and how to use it. Part II provides step-by-step instructions for more than 160 key tasks and techniques. Both are arranged alphabetically and illustrated in full color. It's the ultimate Visual resource--you'll see!

* Each tool and technique illustrated in full color
* Alphabetical listings for easy reference
* Step-by-step instructions for performing dozens of tasks
* A comprehensive guide for visual learners

A Visual guide to
* Using each of the Windows XP Wizards
* Backing up your files automatically
* Managing user and administrator accounts
* Configuring your computer's IP address
* Creating and managing Media Player playlists
* Securing your system on and offline

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471756866
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/08/2006
Series:
Visual Encyclopedia Series
Pages:
445
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Kate J. Chase (Woodbury, VT) has more than three dozen references for Windows operating system, Microsoft applications including the Microsoft Office Suite, Web design and publishing, and the Internet. She has previously written Norton Desktop Reference For Dummies and Build It Yourself Visually: Windows Media Center PC. A general freelance writer as well as a columnist and journalist, Kate also works on science, medical, political, and other topics. She is perhaps best known as PC Kate (www.pckate.com) from America Online and the Microsoft Network where she led thriving technical communities for more than a decade and is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional).

Jim Boyce (Rothsay, MN) has authored/co-authored 50 books on computer software and hardware. His more recent titles include Outlook 2003 Inside Out, Windows 2003 Server Bible (with Jeffrey Shapiro), Windows XP Power Tools, and Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Office 2003. He is a former contributing editor and columnist for WINDOWS Magazine and has contributed to several publications including PC Magazine, Connected Home, Cadence, CADalyst, InfoWorld, Home PC, and others. He is also a frequent contributor to techrepublic.com and WatchIT.com, and he writes daily Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server TechMails for techrepublic.com. He has also authored white papers and reports for techrepublic.com and developed content for online training and white papers for Microsoft.

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