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Windows XP Pro the Missing Manual 2ND Edition


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Publisher Comments:

With the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft latest and most reliable corporate desktop operating system now provides better protection against viruses, worms, and malicious hackers. SP2 includes Windows Firewall, Pop-up Blocker for Internet Explorer, and the new Windows Security Center. But it still comes without a single page of printed instructions.This superbly written guide fills the gap. Coauthored by David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist and Missing Manuals creator, Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual uses wit, technical insight, and scrupulous objectivity to light the way for first-time and intermediate network and standalone PC users. In fact, this jargon-free book explains XP's features so clearly revealing which work well and which don't that it should have been in the box in the first place.The book reveals which features work well and which don't, such as the Remote Desktop software that enables people to connect to the office from home, the encryption file system that protects sensitive information, and the Windows Messenger that enables real-time text, voice and video communication. Contents include:

  • Getting started. The book's early chapters cover using menus, finding lost files, reducing window clutter, and taming the new, multi-column Start menu.
  • Mastering the network. Special chapters help you navigate the corporate network, dial in from the road, and even set up your own small-office (peer-to-peer) network, step by step.
  • Understanding security. User accounts, file encryption, and the NTFS file system keep your private files private, while still offering network access to coworkers you specify.
  • Flying the Net. This book demystifies Outlook Express 6 for email, Internet Explorer 6 for Web browsing, and the new Windows Messenger for voice, chat, and video conferencing.
Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual isn't for system administrators or OS theory geeks; it's for the novice or budding power user who wants to master the machine and get down to work. Yet, anyone who uses XP Pro (including hardcore techies) will find this new system much easier-- and more fun--to digest with this new Missing Manual.

Book News Annotation:

Pogue, a weekly computer columnist for the New York Times, rescues users of Windows XP Pro with a manual that should have come with the software. He offers step-by-step directions for using Windows features, in sections on the desktop, components of Windows XP, Windows online, plugging into Windows XP, and building a network.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "For Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

Craig Zacker has published numerous books and articles on networking topics and Windows NT.

L.J. Zacker has published numerous books and articles on networking topics.

Table of Contents

What the Reviewers Said The Missing Credits Introduction The Windows XP Desktop Chapter 1: The Desktop and Start Menu Chapter 2: Windows, Folders, and the Taskbar Chapter 3: Organizing Your Stuff Chapter 4: Getting Help The Components of Windows XP Chapter 5: Programs and Documents Chapter 6: The Freebie Software Chapter 7: Pictures, Sound, and Movies Chapter 8: The Control Panel Windows Online Chapter 9: Hooking Up to the Internet Chapter 10: Security, Firewalls, and Service Pack 2 Chapter 11: Web, Chat, and Videoconferencing Chapter 12: Outlook Express 6 Plugging into Windows XP Chapter 13: Printing, Fonts, and Faxing Chapter 14: Hardware Chapter 15: Joining, Compressing, and Encrypting Disks Chapter 16: Maintenance, Backups, and Troubleshooting Life on the Network Chapter 17: Accounts, Permissions, and Logging On Chapter 18: Setting Up a Workgroup Network Chapter 19: Introducing Network Domains Chapter 20: Sharing Network Files Chapter 21: Three Ways to Dial In from the Road Appendixes Installing Windows XP Pro Windows XP, Menu by Menu Fun with the Registry Colophon

Product Details

Pogue, David
O'Reilly Media
Zacker, Craig
Zacker, L. J.
Operating systems (computers)
Operating Systems - Windows XP
Operating Systems - General
General Computers
Edition Number:
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Missing Manual
Publication Date:
9.19 x 7 x 1.39 in 2.44 lb

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