Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

by Woody Leonhard


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Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies by Woody Leonhard

Windows is the number one operating system in the world.  There’s a lot to Windows XP, with office productivity applications, multimedia features, the Internet, and security upgrades. Now and then, you probably wish you could call Tech Support.

That’s when you’ll be grateful to have nine books about Windows XP in one — Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Second Edition.  It replaces a whole shelf of reference books and covers
    Windows XP basics Customization The Internet Internet Explorer Microsoft Network Hardware Multimedia Windows Media Center Wired and wireless networks

Fully updated with the latest information on Microsoft’s improved security features, the newest on multimedia applications and Windows Media Center, and plenty of additional stuff to help you decide about broadband Internet connections, this edition of Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies makes Windows XP manageable.   It helps you
    Get started with Windows XP, search for files, use shortcuts, deal with common problems, and take advantage of built-in help Customize your desktop, menus, icons, and startup programs Protect your PC by using Windows Firewall, appropriate virus protection, and other security measures Compare browsers, connect to the Internet, choose the right e-mail program, and manage newsgroups and chats Work with digital images, download and play music, burn CDs, find out about digital camcorders, and create movies with Movie Maker Decide whether a Media Center PC is right for you Create a home network and troubleshoot any problems that come up

With thumbtabs that make it easy to find what you’re looking for and the famous For Dummies cheat sheet in the front, this book is designed to make life with Windows XP a lot easier, happier, safer, and a whole lot more fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764574634
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 816
Product dimensions: 8.24(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.67(d)

About the Author

Woody Leonhard is the author of Windows XP Timesaving Techniques For Dummies. He's won more Computer Press Awards than any other writer, and his newsletters reach 500,000 subscribers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: A Windows XP Overview 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Windows XP 9

Chapter 2: A Windows XP Orientation 41

Chapter 3: Running Windows from Start to Finish 63

Chapter 4: Getting Help with Windows XP 103

Chapter 5: Searching Your Machine and Beyond 123

Chapter 6: Getting the Basic Stuff Done 145

Chapter 7: Maintaining Your System 177

Chapter 8: Focusing on Windows XP/Professional 201

Book II: Customizing Your Windows eXPerience 213

Chapter 1: Personalizing Your Desktop 215

Chapter 2: Organizing Your Windows XP Interface 239

Chapter 3: Lock Down: Spies, Spams, Scams, and Slams 255

Chapter 4: Security Center: Windows Firewall 277

Chapter 5: Security Center: Automatic Updates 289

Chapter 6: Security Center: Virus Protection 297

Book III: Windows XP and the Internet 309

Chapter 1: Expanding Your Reach through the Internet 311

Chapter 2: Connecting to the Internet 329

Chapter 3: Managing E-Mail and Newsgroups with Outlook Express 345

Chapter 4: Chatting with Windows Messenger 367

Book IV: Adventures with Internet Explorer 379

Chapter 1: Finding Your Way around the Internet Explorer Window 381

Chapter 2: Advanced Browsing and Searching with Internet Explorer 397

Chapter 3: Making Internet Explorer Your Own 415

Book V: Connecting with Microsoft Network 435

Chapter 1: MSN: Who Needs Ya, Baby? 437

Chapter 2: MSN Explorer 445

Chapter 3: Taking MSN Explorer for a Spin 457

Chapter 4: Hotmail (a.k.a. MSN E-Mail) 467

Chapter 5: MSN Messenger 479

Book VI: Adding and Using Other Hardware 491

Chapter 1: Finding and Installing the Hardware You Want 493

Chapter 2: Working with Printers 535

Chapter 3: Getting the Scoop on Scanners 559

Book VII: Joining the Multimedia Mix 573

Chapter 1: Jammin’ with Windows Media Player 575

Chapter 2: Lights! Action! Windows Movie Maker 619

Chapter 3: Discovering Digital Cameras and Recorders 643

Book VIII: Windows Media Center 671

Chapter 1: Windows Media Center: Should You Buy One? 673

Chapter 2: Setting Up a Media Center PC 679

Chapter 3: Running Windows Media Center 691

Book IX: Setting Up a Network with Windows XP 701

Chapter 1: Those Pesky Network Things You Have to Know 703

Chapter 2: Building Your Network 715

Chapter 3: Putting the Why in Wi-Fi 737

Chapter 4: Protecting Your Privacy 749

Index 761

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