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Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-05433-8
432 pages
September 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: Windows XP Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know 7

Chapter 1: What Is Windows XP? 9

Chapter 2: The Desktop, Start Menu, and Other Windows XP Mysteries 15

Chapter 3: Basic Windows Mechanics 41

Chapter 4: Flipping Through Files, Folders, Floppies, and CDs 61

Part II: Working with Programs and Files 83

Chapter 5: Playing with Programs and Documents 85

Chapter 6: I Can’t Find It! 107

Chapter 7: Printing, Faxing, and Scanning 115

Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet 139

Chapter 8: Cruising the Web 141

Chapter 9: Sending Mail and Instant Messages 163

Chapter 10: Safe Computing 185

Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows XP 203

Chapter 11: Customizing Windows XP with the Control Panel 205

Chapter 12: Keeping Windows from Breaking 229

Chapter 13: Sharing One Computer with Several People 243

Chapter 14: Connecting Two or More Computers with a Network 255

Part V: Music, Movies, Memories (And Photos, Too) 273

Chapter 15: Playing and Copying Music in Media Player 275

Chapter 16: Fiddling with Photos and Movies 295

Part VI: Help! 321

Chapter 17: The Case of the Broken Window 323

Chapter 18: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute 333

Chapter 19: Moving from an Old Computer to a New One 347

Chapter 20: Help on the Windows XP Help System 359

Part VII: The Part of Tens 367

Chapter 21: Ten Aggravating Things about Windows XP (And How to Fix Them) 369

Chapter 22: Ten Things to Remember about Windows XP 375

Chapter 23: Ten Things to Look Forward to in the Next Version of Windows 379

Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows XP 381

Index 387

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