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Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7645-7463-4
Paperback
816 pages
October 2004
US $29.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book

Introduction 1

Book I: A Windows XP Overview 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Windows XP 9

Chapter 2: A Windows XP Orientation 41

Chapter 3: Running Windows from Start to Finish 63

Chapter 4: Getting Help with Windows XP 103

Chapter 5: Searching Your Machine and Beyond 123

Chapter 6: Getting the Basic Stuff Done 145

Chapter 7: Maintaining Your System 177

Chapter 8: Focusing on Windows XP/Professional 201

Book II: Customizing Your Windows eXPerience 213

Chapter 1: Personalizing Your Desktop 215

Chapter 2: Organizing Your Windows XP Interface 239

Chapter 3: Lock Down: Spies, Spams, Scams, and Slams 255

Chapter 4: Security Center: Windows Firewall 277

Chapter 5: Security Center: Automatic Updates 289

Chapter 6: Security Center: Virus Protection 297

Book III: Windows XP and the Internet 309

Chapter 1: Expanding Your Reach through the Internet 311

Chapter 2: Connecting to the Internet 329

Chapter 3: Managing E-Mail and Newsgroups with Outlook Express 345

Chapter 4: Chatting with Windows Messenger 367

Book IV: Adventures with Internet Explorer 379

Chapter 1: Finding Your Way around the Internet Explorer Window 381

Chapter 2: Advanced Browsing and Searching with Internet Explorer 397

Chapter 3: Making Internet Explorer Your Own 415

Book V: Connecting with Microsoft Network 435

Chapter 1: MSN: Who Needs Ya, Baby? 437

Chapter 2: MSN Explorer 445

Chapter 3: Taking MSN Explorer for a Spin 457

Chapter 4: Hotmail (a.k.a. MSN E-Mail) 467

Chapter 5: MSN Messenger 479

Book VI: Adding and Using Other Hardware 491

Chapter 1: Finding and Installing the Hardware You Want 493

Chapter 2: Working with Printers 535

Chapter 3: Getting the Scoop on Scanners 559

Book VII: Joining the Multimedia Mix 573

Chapter 1: Jammin’ with Windows Media Player 575

Chapter 2: Lights! Action! Windows Movie Maker 619

Chapter 3: Discovering Digital Cameras and Recorders 643

Book VIII: Windows Media Center 671

Chapter 1: Windows Media Center: Should You Buy One? 673

Chapter 2: Setting Up a Media Center PC 679

Chapter 3: Running Windows Media Center 691

Book IX: Setting Up a Network with Windows XP 701

Chapter 1: Those Pesky Network Things You Have to Know 703

Chapter 2: Building Your Network 715

Chapter 3: Putting the Why in Wi-Fi 737

Chapter 4: Protecting Your Privacy 749

Index 761

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