The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

Windows XP for Dummies 2ND Edition

by

Windows XP for Dummies 2ND Edition Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Windows is the world’s most popular operating system, and Windows For Dummies is the bestselling computer book ever. When you look at Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition, it’s easy to see why. Here’s all the stuff you want to know, served up in plain English and seasoned with a few chuckles. But make no mistake, this book means business.

Author Andy Rathbone listened to what you wanted to know, and this edition is loaded with additional information about

  • E-mail, faxing, and troubleshooting
  • Maximizing security features
  • Customizing and upgrading Windows XP
  • Multimedia applications—CDs, digital music and photos, video, and more
  • Answers to questions asked by thousands of Windows users

If you’re just getting started with Windows XP, you’ll find Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition is a lot easier than trying to get the fourth-grader next door to explain it to you. (Andy Rathbone is a lot more patient.) There’s a whole section devoted to “Windows XP Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know,” so you can get the hang of the basics quickly and in the privacy of your own home. And if you’ve been around a couple of generations of Windows, you’ll be especially interested in how to squeeze maximum security from the beefed-up anti-spam and firewall features in Service Pack 2.

Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition is sort of like a buffet—you can sample everything, or just stick with the stuff you know you like. You’ll find out how to

  • Locate programs and files, organize your information, and fax, scan, or print documents
  • Get online safely, send and receive e-mail, work with Internet Explorer’s security toolbar, and steer clear of pop-ups, viruses, and spam
  • Make Windows XP work the way you want it to, share your computer while maintaining your privacy, set up a network, and perform routine maintenance
  • Transfer and organize pictures from your digital camera, edit digital video, and create custom CDs of your favorite tunes
  • Use Windows XP’s troubleshooting wizards and become your own computer doctor

With its task-oriented table of contents and tear-out cheat sheet, Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition is easy to use. You can quickly find what you want to know, and you just may discover that this book is as important to your computer as the power cord.

Book News Annotation:

Intended for the home user, this guide provides step-by-step instructions for working with programs and files, connecting to the internet, organizing music and photos, and customizing the Windows XP operating system. The second edition adds a chapter on faxing and scanning documents, and a section on Internet Explorer's new security toolbar.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Intended for the home user, this guide provides step-by-step instructions for working with programs and files, connecting to the internet, organizing music and photos, and customizing the Windows XP operating system. The second edition adds a chapter on faxing and scanning documents, and a section on Internet Explorer's new security toolbar. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

  • The bestselling computer book of all time– more than eight million copies sold in all editions– now revised to cover the updates in Windows XP Service Pack 2 as well as updates in popular Windows applications
  • This fifty percent revision includes a fully revamped, " task-oriented" table of contents as well as expanded coverage of e-mail, anti-spam tools, faxing, troubleshooting, customization, multimedia, and CDs and DVDs– plus a brief look ahead to the next generation of Windows, codenamed " Longhorn"
  • Walks first-time Windows XP users through signing on, navigating the interface, using basic applications, finding and working with files, handling Internet functions, setting up peripherals, and fixing basic problems
  • Written in the friendly, accessible For Dummies style by Andy Rathbone– one of the bestselling tech authors of all time

  • Synopsis:

    The bestselling computer book of all time is now revised to cover the updates in Windows XP Service Pack 2 as well as updates in popular Windows applications.

    Synopsis:

    Covers the latest Windows XP updates including Service Pack 2

    Fully revised to quickly answer your XP questions

    You asked for more coverage of Outlook Express, scanning and faxing, CD burning, and more in Windows XP For Dummies — and we delivered! This updated edition is packed with answers to your Windows XP questions, from getting files and programs to work to troubleshooting common problems. Best of all, it's written in author Andy Rathbone's fun and friendly style that's made this book a bestseller for over 10 years.

    Praise for Windows For Dummies

    "This book feels your pain and prescribes a chuckle."

    — G. David Wallace, Business Week

    "Informative, friendly, conversational, and slightly irreverent. . . . It could help save you time and ease your frustration level."

    — Suzanne A. Smith, San Diego Union-Tribune

    "Written in a humorous style that gets the job done."

    — Don Crabb, Chicago Sun-Times

    Discover how to

    • Burn CDs, scan, and fax from your desktop
    • Increase security with a firewall
    • Exchange instant messages over the Internet
    • Block annoying pop-ups, viruses, and spyware
    • Customize your computer screen with your own photos

    About the Author

    “…the most well-known range of computer books…” (Computer Active, January 2005)

    “Readers will enjoy reading this bouncy, overwhelming accessible text….gives a peek at the next generation of Windows genius.” (Good Book Guide, December 2004)

    “…sure to be a huge seller…” (Publishing News, July 2004)

    Table of Contents

    Introduction.

    Part I: Windows XP Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know.

    Chapter 1: What Is Windows XP?

    Chapter 2: The Desktop, Start Menu, and Other Windows XP Mysteries.

    Chapter 3: Basic Windows Mechanics.

    Chapter 4: Flipping Through Files, Folders, Floppies, and CDs.

    Part II: Working with Programs and Files.

    Chapter 5: Playing with Programs and Documents.

    Chapter 6: I Can’t Find It!

    Chapter 7: Printing, Faxing, and Scanning.

    Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet.

    Chapter 8: Cruising the Web.

    Chapter 9: Sending Mail and Instant Messages.

    Chapter 10: Safe Computing.

    Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows XP.

    Chapter 11: Customizing Windows XP with the Control Panel.

    Chapter 12: Keeping Windows from Breaking.

    Chapter 13: Sharing One Computer with Several People.

    Chapter 14: Connecting Two or More Computers with a Network.

    Part V: Music, Movies, Memories (And Photos, Too).

    Chapter 15: Playing and Copying Music in Media Player.

    Chapter 16: Fiddling with Photos and Movies.

    Part VI: Help!

    Chapter 17: The Case of the Broken Window.

    Chapter 18: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute.

    Chapter 19: Moving from an Old Computer to a New One.

    Chapter 20: Help on the Windows XP Help System.

    Part VII: The Part of Tens.

    Chapter 21: Ten Aggravating Things about Windows XP (And How to Fix Them).

    Chapter 22: Ten Things to Remember about Windows XP.

    Chapter 23: Ten Things to Look Forward to in the Next Version of Windows.

    Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows XP.

    Index.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780764573262
    Author:
    Rathbone, Andy
    Publisher:
    For Dummies
    Subject:
    Operating systems (computers)
    Subject:
    Programming - Systems Analysis & Design
    Subject:
    Operating Systems - Windows XP
    Subject:
    Operating Systems - NT
    Subject:
    Operating Systems / Microsoft Windows
    Subject:
    Operating Systems - Windows
    Subject:
    Operating Systems - General
    Copyright:
    Edition Number:
    2
    Edition Description:
    WebSite Associated w/Book
    Series:
    For Dummies
    Publication Date:
    20070529
    Binding:
    Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    432
    Dimensions:
    9.21x7.36x.94 in. 1.39 lbs.

    Other books you might like

    1. The Upanishads (Penguin Classics) Used Mass Market $6.95
    2. PCs for Dummies (For Dummies) Used Trade Paper $5.95
    3. Cleaning Windows XP for Dummies New Trade Paper $20.50
    4. Windows XP Timesaving Techniques for... Used Trade Paper $1.00
    5. Excel 2003 for Dummies Used Trade Paper $3.95
    6. Absolute Beginner's Guide to... New Trade Paper $20.50

    Related Subjects


    Computers and Internet » Networking » General
    Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
    Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Microsoft Windows » NT
    Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Microsoft Windows » Windows XP

    Windows XP for Dummies 2ND Edition Used Trade Paper
    0 stars - 0 reviews
    $1.95 In Stock
    Product details 432 pages For Dummies - English 9780764573262 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by ,
  • The bestselling computer book of all time– more than eight million copies sold in all editions– now revised to cover the updates in Windows XP Service Pack 2 as well as updates in popular Windows applications
  • This fifty percent revision includes a fully revamped, " task-oriented" table of contents as well as expanded coverage of e-mail, anti-spam tools, faxing, troubleshooting, customization, multimedia, and CDs and DVDs– plus a brief look ahead to the next generation of Windows, codenamed " Longhorn"
  • Walks first-time Windows XP users through signing on, navigating the interface, using basic applications, finding and working with files, handling Internet functions, setting up peripherals, and fixing basic problems
  • Written in the friendly, accessible For Dummies style by Andy Rathbone– one of the bestselling tech authors of all time

  • "Synopsis" by , The bestselling computer book of all time is now revised to cover the updates in Windows XP Service Pack 2 as well as updates in popular Windows applications.

    "Synopsis" by , Covers the latest Windows XP updates including Service Pack 2

    Fully revised to quickly answer your XP questions

    You asked for more coverage of Outlook Express, scanning and faxing, CD burning, and more in Windows XP For Dummies — and we delivered! This updated edition is packed with answers to your Windows XP questions, from getting files and programs to work to troubleshooting common problems. Best of all, it's written in author Andy Rathbone's fun and friendly style that's made this book a bestseller for over 10 years.

    Praise for Windows For Dummies

    "This book feels your pain and prescribes a chuckle."

    — G. David Wallace, Business Week

    "Informative, friendly, conversational, and slightly irreverent. . . . It could help save you time and ease your frustration level."

    — Suzanne A. Smith, San Diego Union-Tribune

    "Written in a humorous style that gets the job done."

    — Don Crabb, Chicago Sun-Times

    Discover how to

    • Burn CDs, scan, and fax from your desktop
    • Increase security with a firewall
    • Exchange instant messages over the Internet
    • Block annoying pop-ups, viruses, and spyware
    • Customize your computer screen with your own photos

    spacer
    spacer
    • back to top
    Follow us on...




    Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.