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Insider Power Techniques for Microsoft Windows XP (Bpg-Other)

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Publisher Comments:

Accept no limits! Tweak Windows XP for ultimate performance with the undocumented secrets and hidden gems of the experts who work with the technology every day. Three Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) professionals have teamed with well-known Windows book author Paul McFedries to reveal their best from-the-field techniques, practices, hacks, tricks, and workarounds for putting all of your PC’s muscle to work. Smart, straightforward, and uncompromisingly practical, this book is the ultimate insider’s guide to pushing Windows XP as far as it can go!

Put professional-level practices to work for you:

  • Tweak registry settings without getting burned
  • Employ lethal techniques to help fight viruses, intruders, and spam
  • Customize startup and shutdown—get work done behind the scenes
  • Install devices and drivers—painlessly
  • Learn 10 ways to help give your system rock-solid stability
  • Write your own scripts—or run the ones inside
  • Share your PC using group policies, account lock-outs, and other management tools
  • Optimize memory, performance, and usability
  • Easily synchronize files between your mobile and desktop PCs
  • Troubleshoot problems the way the experts do

Book News Annotation:

Written for advanced Windows users, this book describes techniques for working more efficiently and creating an optimized and relatively trouble-free system. The author explains how to work with Registry keys and settings, automate Windows XP with script files, install devices, customize the interface, implement Internet security, and set up a small network. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Amp up your Windows XP knowledge with the little-known, undocumented insider techniques from professional consultants who work with customers and the technology every day. INSIDER POWER TECHNIQUES FOR MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP delivers from-the-field insights and secrets of three Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) consultants who've been deploying and supporting the operating system since its release. Well-known Windows book author Paul McFedries has teamed with these experts to provide power users with a wealth of unique, real-world techniques, tweaks, tricks, and workarounds-all focused on doing more and getting more from Windows. Topics include customizing the interface, resource management, the registry, Microsoft Internet Explorer, networking, scripting, digital media, Windows XP PowerToys, everyday maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Synopsis:

Delivering from-the-field insights and secrets of three Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) consultants who've been deploying and supporting the operating system since its release, this resource provides power users with a wealth of unique, real-world techniques, tweaks, tricks, and workarounds--all focused on doing more and getting more from Windows. (Computer Books)

About the Author

Paul McFedries is the author of numerous books on Windows, including Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows XP, Unauthorized Guide to Windows Me, Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows Me, Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 2000, Unauthorized Guide to Windows 98, Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 98, Windows 98 Unleashed, and Windows 95 Unleashed.

Geoff Winslow has been in the consulting field for more than 10 years, with just over five years with Microsoft, first as a consultant and then as a senior consultant. His experience with Windows has been infrastructure engagements, from Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 OS deployments and domain designs all the way through to current day Windows 2000 and XP deployments and Active Directory® designs and deployments.

Scott Andersen is an MCS consultant and MCP with 12 years of IT and consulting experience. He works with customers designing, building and deploying Windows XP desktop solutions.

Austin Wilson has been with Microsoft since 1994 as a systems engineer, an architectural engineer, a principal consultant, and a service line architect. Most recently he has been involved in corporate Windows XP deployments.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: Mastering Essential Insider Techniques
  • Chapter 1: Mastering Control Panel, Policies, and PowerToys
  • Chapter 2: Getting the Most Out of the Registry
  • Chapter 3: Programming Windows XP with Scripts
Part II: Getting the Most Out of Your Everyday Tasks
  • Chapter 4: Starting Up and Shutting Down
  • Chapter 5: Managing Logons and Users
  • Chapter 6: Installing and Running Programs
  • Chapter 7: Getting the Most Out of Files and Folders
  • Chapter 8: Playing, Copying, and Storing Digital Media
  • Chapter 9: Installing and Troubleshooting Devices
Part III: Customizing and Optimizing
  • Chapter 10: Customizing the Interface
  • Chapter 11: Optimizing Performance
  • Chapter 12: Maintaining Your System in 10 Easy Steps
  • Chapter 13: Troubleshooting and Recovering from Problems
Part IV: Mastering Internet and Networking Features
  • Chapter 14: Implementing Internet Security and Privacy
  • Chapter 15: Getting the Most Out of Internet Explorer
  • Chapter 16: Setting Up and Administering a Small Network
  • Appendix : About the Authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735618961
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Location:
Redmond, Wash.
Author:
Andersen, Scott
Author:
Wilson, Austin
Author:
McFedries, Paul
Author:
Winslow, Geoff
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Operating systems
Subject:
Microsoft Windows (Computer file)
Subject:
Microsoft Windows
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows XP
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Bpg-Other
Series Volume:
29
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 7.38 x 0.89 in 1.55 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Amp up your Windows XP knowledge with the little-known, undocumented insider techniques from professional consultants who work with customers and the technology every day. INSIDER POWER TECHNIQUES FOR MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP delivers from-the-field insights and secrets of three Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) consultants who've been deploying and supporting the operating system since its release. Well-known Windows book author Paul McFedries has teamed with these experts to provide power users with a wealth of unique, real-world techniques, tweaks, tricks, and workarounds-all focused on doing more and getting more from Windows. Topics include customizing the interface, resource management, the registry, Microsoft Internet Explorer, networking, scripting, digital media, Windows XP PowerToys, everyday maintenance, and troubleshooting.
"Synopsis" by ,
Delivering from-the-field insights and secrets of three Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) consultants who've been deploying and supporting the operating system since its release, this resource provides power users with a wealth of unique, real-world techniques, tweaks, tricks, and workarounds--all focused on doing more and getting more from Windows. (Computer Books)
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