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How To Do Everything With Windows XPby Curt Simmons
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Get the most out of all the powerful and versatile features available in Windows XP with help from this step-by-step guide. Learn to customize settings, operate and maintain hardware, use all the software properly, connect to the Internet, set up a home network, play games, and much more. Get full details on Service Pack 2--which provides increased protection against viruses, hackers, and worms--and find out how it affects security, email, home networking, and firewalls. Youll also get coverage of Windows Media Player 10, which makes downloading, playing, and organizing music and videos easier than ever.
About the Author - Curt Simmons is a technology expert and trainer who has been working with Windows XP since its early testing days. He is the best-selling author of more than 50 computer books, including Windows XP Headaches: How to Fix Common [and Not So Common] Problems in a Hurry, Second Edition and How to Do Everything with Your Blackberry, Second Edition.
This guide covers the components of Windows XP, and how to use the new features, updated software components, and fun Power Toys that are available. It provides details on home networking and more advanced OS topics for users that want more than the basics.
This easy-to-follow guide shows anyone running Windows XP how to take advantage of the power, stability, and versatility of the most popular operating system in use today. Coverage of basic system features enables you to use your computer effectively and efficiently. Learn to access the Control Panel and customize settings, use keyboard commands, operate and maintain hardware, use all the software properly, and enjoy all the digital entertainment features. Key updates to this edition include full details on Service Pack 2--which provides increased protection against viruses, hackers, and worms--and how it affects security, email, home networking, and firewalls. The new interface and components of Media Player 10 are also covered, making downloading, playing and organizing music and videos much easier.
Take advantage of the power, stability, and user-friendliness of one of the most popular operating systems ever. Learn about basic system features that will enable you to use your computer effectively and efficiently--access the Control Panel and customize settings, use mouse and keyboard buttons, operate and maintain hardware, use all the software properly. Step-by-step coverage will help you conduct office or home tasks more smoothly, but there's also plenty of coverage of XP's many fun features. Create movies, manage digital photos, explore XP Plus! packs and PowerToys, play games, and have a wonderful time learning to get the most from this versatile operating system.
About the Author
Curt Simmons (Saint Jo, TX) is a freelance author and technical trainer. He's written more than thirty computing and technology books since 1998, including How To Do Everything with Windows XP, Windows XP Headaches, and Mac OS X Headaches. He also teaches several Internet courses on computing and digital photography which are distributed through the Education To Go network. These courses are available at hundreds of junior and senior colleges throughout the U.S but are not directly available to the public on the Internet — students have to sign up at a local college first.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Explore the XP Desktop
Chapter 3: Configure System Settings
Chapter 5: Use Those Accessories That Come with Windows
Chapter 7: CH7: Use Printers, Fax Machines, Scanners, and Digital Cameras
Chapter 9: Surf the Internet
Chapter 11: Create a Home Network
Chapter 13: Configure ICS, ICF, Remote Desktop, and Remote Assistance
Chapter 15: Use Windows Media Player 9 for Your Music and Videos
Chapter 17: Manage Digital Photos on Windows XP
Chapter 19: Take Care of Windows XP
APPENDIX A: INSTALLING WINDOWS XP