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Publisher Comments:

Sams Teach Yourself Windows XP in 24 Hours is designed to teach the new Windows XP user how to get the most out of a desktop computer. It also provides additional coverage for the experienced Windows user who wants to learn more about what's new in Windows XP.

The book includes extensive coverage of Windows XP's new features, including: Adapting to Windows XP's new user interface and enhanced reliability and manageability; Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 6; Setting up Windows XP's enhanced wireless and home networking features; Playing MP3s and streaming media files with Windows Media Player 8; Editing digital video with Windows Movie Maker 1.1.

Book News Annotation:

Introduces the desktop new to the home edition of the Windows XP operating system, and reviews common tasks performed by users. The 24 one-hour lessons explain navigating files, networking, firewall and security features, surfing the web with Internet Explorer, managing newsgroups with Outlook Express, installing a printer, and giving Windows XP a tune-up.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This title covers all the features new to Windows XP, including its interface, Internet Explorer 6, Media Player 8, and Movie Maker 1.1.

Synopsis:

Sams Teach Yourself Windows XP in 24 Hours is designed to teach the new Windows XP user how to get the most out of a desktop computer. It also provides additional coverage for the experienced Windows user who wants to learn more about what's new in Windows XP.

The book includes extensive coverage of Windows XP's new features, including:

  • Adapting to Windows XP's new user interface and enhanced reliability and manageability
  • Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 6
  • Setting up Windows XP's enhanced wireless and home networking features
  • Playing MP3s and streaming media files with Windows Media Player 8
  • Editing digital video with Windows Movie Maker 1.1

Synopsis:

Considered one of the best tutorial writers in the industry, Greg Perry now shows new Windows XP users how to get the most out of a desktop computer. He includes extensive coverage of Windows XP's new features, including adapting to the new interface, setting up enhanced wireless and home networking features, and playing MP3s and streaming media files with Windows Media Player 8.

About the Author

Greg Perry is a computer trainer who is renowned for his ability to explain complex computer topics to novices.

Considered one of the best tutorial writers in the industry, he is the author or coauthor of more than 60 books on topics ranging from operating systems to desktop applications to entry-level programming.

His books have sold more than two million copies worldwide.

Other books by Greg Perry include:

  • Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Office XP in 24 Hours, 0-672-32105-X
  • Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 24 Hours, 0-672-31533-5

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with a Summary, Q&A, and Workshop. )

I. WAKE UP WITH WINDOWS XP.

Hour 1. Taking a Bird's-Eye Look at Windows XP.

Windows XP Simply Works Better. Windows XP Comes in Several Flavors. Do You Have the Necessary Hardware? Getting a Feel for Windows XP. Mouse Around. Windows XP Knows Multimedia. Make Sure You Understand Windows Controls. Taking the Taskbar to Task. The Start Menu: Your Windows Cockpit.

Hour 2.Getting Started with Windows XP.

First Things First. Shut Down Before Leaving. I Do Windows! Manually Changing Window Sizes. Moving Windows. Closing a Window. A Window's Menu. A Window's Toolbar. One Last Note About Windows.

Hour 3. Managing the Windows XP Interface.

A Quick Taskbar and Start Button Review. Moving the Taskbar. The Taskbar Menu. Managing Multiple Windows with the Taskbar. Sizing the Taskbar. Starting Programs with the Start Menu. Using the Run Command.

II. MORNING WINDOWS DESKTOP EXPLORATION.

Hour 4. Working with the My Computer Window.

Looking at My Computer. Working in the My Computer Window. Accessing the Control Panel.

Hour 5. Navigating Files with Windows Explorer.

Introducing the Windows Explorer. The Explorer Options. Managing Documents with a Right Mouse Click. Right-Click to Copy and Move Documents. Using the Explorer's Task Pane. Where Do the Deleted Files Go? Making Windows XP Easier to Use.

Hour 6. Calling for Help.

Introducing the Help and Support Center (HSC). Getting Topical Help. Obtaining Support. Searching the Index. Other Forms of Help.

Hour 7. Improving Your Windows Desktop Experience.

Activate Your Desktop. Sychronizing Your Web Page Desktop. Active Content. SOS-Save Our Screens! Paint Windows XP.

III. Early Afternoon Windows Exploration.

Hour 8. Installing Programs with Windows XP.

Using the Add or Remove Programs Window. Customizing Windows XP. Installed Applications. Uninstallation Procedures. A Last Resort.

Hour 9. Finding Files, Folders, and Friends.

Introducing Search. Improving Your Searches.

Hour 10. Using the Desktop Accessories.

Calculate Results. Write with Flair. Paint a Pretty Picture.

IV. LATE AFTERNOON INTERNET INTEGRATION.

Hour 11. Surfing the Web with Internet Explorer.

Introduction to the Internet. The WWW: World Wide Web. Introducing the Internet Explorer Web Browser. Surfing the Internet. Locating Information. Helpful Browsing Tools.

Hour 12. Tying Windows into the Web.

Listening to Audio Content. Customizing the Explorer Bar. Instant Messaging with MSN Messenger. Using Messenger. MSN Messenger Is Flexible. Introducing the Internet Connection Firewall.

Hour 13. Networking with Windows XP.

Networking Your Environment. Working with a Network.

Hour 14. Managing E-mail and Newsgroups with Outlook Express.

The E-mail World. Managing E-mail with Outlook Express. Using Newsgroups.

V. AN EVENING WITH EXTENDED WINDOWS.

Hour 15. Exploring Your Hardware Interface.

Plug and Play. Windows Offers Hardware Help. Setting Up a Second PC.

Hour 16. Understanding Printing and Fonts.

Introduction to Spooled Printing. Setting Up a Printer. The Print Dialog Box. Managing Print Jobs. Deferred Printing. Fonts Have Style. Fonts and Typefaces. Removing Fonts.

Hour 17. Using Windows on the Road.

Docking Your Laptop. Using PC Cards. The Windows Briefcase. Going Wireless with Infrared. A Word About Power.

Hour 18. Giving Windows XP a Tune-Up.

How the Updates Work. Updating Windows Yourself. Transferring Settings from One Computer to Another. What's in Your System.

Hour 19. Managing Your Hard Drives.

Fill In the Holes. Cleaning Up Your Disk. Back Up Often.

Hour 20. Tinkering with the Advanced System Tools.

Check Your System. Dr. Watson, Come Right Way. Using the Task Manager. Scheduling System Tasks. Using System Tasks.

VI. HAVING FUN AT NIGHTTIME.

Hour 21. Using Media Player.

Introducing the Windows Media Player. Using AutoPlay. Changing the Look of the Windows. The Media Guide. CD Audio Extras. The Media Library and Playlists. A Radio in Your PC. Downloading to a Portable Player. What About Video? Playing DVD Movies.

Hour 22. Picturing Windows XP Graphics.

Reasons for Using Digital Images. The Scanners and Cameras Window. Working Inside My Pictures. You Can Store Digital Images on CDs. Internet Explorer's Image Toolbar.

Hour 23. Making Movies with Windows XP.

Starting Movie Maker. Movie Maker Video Sources. Some Movie Maker Terminology. Movie Maker Supports Many File Types. An Overview of Movie Maker's Use.

Hour 24. Advanced Windows XP Tips.

Windows Desktop Tips. Make Yourself More Comfortable. Internet Explorer Tips. Outlook Express Tips. Printing Tips. Miscellaneous Tips.


Product Details

ISBN:
9780672322174
Author:
Perry, Greg
Publisher:
Sams
Location:
Indianapolis, Ind.
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Operating systems
Subject:
Microsoft Windows
Subject:
Microsoft Windows XP
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows XP
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself ... in 24 Hours
Series Volume:
107-98
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9 x 7.4 x 0.8 in 853 gr

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"Synopsis" by , This title covers all the features new to Windows XP, including its interface, Internet Explorer 6, Media Player 8, and Movie Maker 1.1.
"Synopsis" by , Sams Teach Yourself Windows XP in 24 Hours is designed to teach the new Windows XP user how to get the most out of a desktop computer. It also provides additional coverage for the experienced Windows user who wants to learn more about what's new in Windows XP.

The book includes extensive coverage of Windows XP's new features, including:

  • Adapting to Windows XP's new user interface and enhanced reliability and manageability
  • Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 6
  • Setting up Windows XP's enhanced wireless and home networking features
  • Playing MP3s and streaming media files with Windows Media Player 8
  • Editing digital video with Windows Movie Maker 1.1
"Synopsis" by , Considered one of the best tutorial writers in the industry, Greg Perry now shows new Windows XP users how to get the most out of a desktop computer. He includes extensive coverage of Windows XP's new features, including adapting to the new interface, setting up enhanced wireless and home networking features, and playing MP3s and streaming media files with Windows Media Player 8.
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