Author(s): John R. Levine
Get comprehensive coverage of Windows XP Home Edition with this one-stop resource. You?ll learn to set up and configure XP on your PC or laptop, work with multimedia applications, connect to the Internet, optimize your system for maximum performance, and much more. This step-by-step resource gives you the skill and confidence to run XP like a pro--in home or small office settings. Set up your desktop, menus, and taskbar for one-click access to your most important files and programs. Install software and peripherals, secure your Internet connection using XPs built-in firewall, and maximize the entertainment features of your system--including playing CDs and games, and viewing and sharing digital camera images. Plus, network computers to share an Internet connection, CD burner, and printer. Windows XP Home Edition: The Complete Reference will help you get the most out of the remarkable XP operating system.
Margy Levine Young (Cornwall, VT) is the author of many computer books for beginners and intermediates, including The Internet for Dummies. John Levine (Trumansburg, NY) is an internationally acclaimed Internet authority, author, and the host of his own radio show. He's the author of two dozen books ranging from Linkers and Loaders (O'Reilly) to The Internet for Dummies(Hungry Minds). He also runs online newsgroups and mailing lists, hosts a hundred Web sites, and consults on programming languages and Internet topics.
Part I: Working in Windows XP 1: Running Windows and Application Programs 2: Troubleshooting Windows XP and Application Programs 3: Installing and Uninstalling Programs and Windows Components 4: Running DOS Programs and Commands 5: Copying, Moving, and Sharing Information Between Programs 6: Sharing Your Computer with Family Members and Officemates Part II: Managing Your Files 7: Using and Customizing Windows Explorer 8: File Attributes, Searching for Files, and Burning CDs 9: Backing Up Your Files with the Backup Utility Part III: Configuring Windows for Your Computer 10: Setting Up Your Start Menu and Taskbar 11: Setting Up Your Desktop 12: Keyboards, Mice, and Game Controllers 13: Adding and Removing Hardware 14: Printing and Faxing 15: Running Windows XP on Laptops 16: Accessibility Options Part IV: Working with Text, Numbers, Pictures, Sound, and Video 17: Working with Documents in Windows XP 18: Working with Graphics 19: Working with Sound 20: Working with Video Part V: Windows XP Home on the Internet 21: Configuring Windows to Work with Your Modem 22: Connecting to the Internet 23: E-Mail and Newsgroups Using Outlook Express 24: Web Browsing with Internet Explorer and MSN Explorer 25: Internet Conferencing with Windows Messenger and NetMeeting 26: Using Other Internet Programs with Windows XP Part VI: Home and Office Networking with Windows XP Home 27: Designing a Windows-Based Local Area Network 28: Networking without LANs 29: Adding Your Computer to a LAN 30: Sharing Drives and Printers on a LAN 31: Connecting Your LAN to the Internet 32: Network, Internet, and Web Security Part VII: Windows and Disk Housekeeping 33: Formatting and Partitioning Disks 34: Keeping Your Disk Safe 35: Tuning Windows XP for Maximum Performance 36: Windows Update, Remote Assistance, and Other Windows XP Resources Part VIII: Behind the Scenes: Windows XP Internals 37: Windows XP Configuration Files 38: Displaying and Editing the Windows XP Registry A: Installing or Upgrading to Windows XP