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  • Copyright 2002
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32256-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32256-3

How to Use Microsoft Windows XP is designed to teach the new Windows XP user how to get the most out of a desktop computer. It also provides coverage for the experienced Windows user who wants to learn more about what's new in Windows XP.

The book includes extensive coverage of Windows XP's new features, including: *

  • Windows XP's new user interface and enhanced reliability and manageability
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  • Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 6
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  • Setting up Windows XP's enhanced wireless and home networking features
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  • Playing MP3s and streaming media files with Windows Media Player 8
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  • Editing digital video with Windows Movie Maker 1.1
  • Sample Content

    Online Sample Chapter

    Printing with Windows XP

    Table of Contents



    Introduction.


    1. Using the Windows XP Desktop.

    How to Log On to Windows XP. How to Use Your Mouse. How to Display Icons on Your Desktop. How to Start a Program. How to Arrange Windows on the Desktop. How to Switch Between Programs. How to Use the System Tray. How to Browse Your Disk Drives. How to Get Help. How to Use the Recycle Bin. How to Log Off Windows XP. How to Shut Down Your Computer.



    2. Working with Files and Folders.

    How to Use Windows Explorer. How to Search for a File or Folder. How to Create a Folder. How to View Items in a Folder. How to Create a File. How to Open a File. How to Save a File. How to Create a Shortcut to a File or Folder. How to Rename a File or Folder. How to Delete a File or Folder. How to Move or Copy a File or Folder. How to Format a Floppy Disk. How to Format a Floppy Disk. How to Send a File to the Floppy Drive. How to Open a File with a Certain Program.



    3. Printing.

    How to Print a Document from a Program. How to Print a Document from Windows. How to Manage Documents Waiting to Print. How to Change Printer Settings. How to Share a Printer with Others. How to Install a Local Printer. How to Set Up Your Computer to Use a Network Printer.



    4. Working on the Internet.

    How to Start Internet Explorer. How to Get to a Web Site. How to Search for a Web Site. How to Use the Favorites Menu. How to Use the History List. How to Make Web Pages Available Offline. How to Change Settings for Internet Explorer. How to Use MSN Explorer. How to Use Windows Messenger. How to Publish a File to the Web.



    5. Using Internet E-Mail and Newsgroups.

    How to Send E-Mail with Outlook Express. How to Receive E-Mail. How to Use the Address Book. How to Change Settings for Outlook Express. How to Receive an Attached File. How to Send an Attached File. How to Subscribe to a Newsgroup. How to Read a Newsgroup Posting. How to Post to a Newsgroup.



    6. Working on a Network.

    How to Set Up a Small Network. How to Set Up Additional User Accounts. How to Share an Internet Connection. How to Use My Network Places. How to Add a Network Place. How to Find a Computer on the Network. How to Find a File on the Network. How to Share a File or Folder with Others. How to Map a Network Drive.



    7. Working Away from the Network.

    How to Create and Fill a Briefcase. How to Take a Briefcase with You. How to Update Files in a Briefcase. How to Make Items Available Offline. How to Use Offline Items. How to Synchronize Offline Items. How to Change Offline Settings.



    8. Having Fun with Windows XP.

    How to Play Music and Movies. How to Record Music. How to Find Music Online. How to Make Movies. How to Work with Pictures. How to Play Games.



    9. Protecting Your Files.

    How to Set Local Permissions on a Domain-Based Network. How to Set Shared Permissions on a Domain-Based Network. How to Encrypt a File or Folder. How to Lock Your Workstation. How to Assign a Screen Saver Password. How to Change Your Logon Password.



    10. Changing Windows XP Settings.

    How to Change the Volume. How to Set Up a Screen Saver. How to Change Your Desktop Theme. How to Change Your Wallpaper. How to Change Desktop Appearance. How to Change Display Settings. How to Change Mouse Settings. How to Change Keyboard Settings. How to Customize the Taskbar. How to Change Folder Options. How to Change Power Options. How to Change System Sounds. How to Add an Item to the Start Menu. How to Add an Item to the Quick Launch Bar. How to Start a Program When Windows Starts. How to Set Accessibility Options.



    11. Using the System Tools.

    How to Back Up Your Files. How to Restore Files from a Backup. How to Use Automated System Recovery. How to Free Up Space on Your Hard Disk. How to Defragment Your Hard Disk. How to Schedule a Task to Occur Automatically. How to Use the Windows Troubleshooters. How to Get System Information. How to Use System Restore. How to Compress Files and Folders.



    12. Installing New Software and Hardware.

    How to Add a Program to Your Computer. How to Change or Remove a Program. How to Add Windows Components from the CD. How to Add Windows Components from the Internet. How to Find Out About Your Installed Hardware.



    Appendix: Installing Windows XP.

    How to Upgrade to Windows XP. How to Install Windows XP on a Blank Hard Drive. How to Activate Windows XP. How to Create Setup Floppy Disks.



    Glossary.


    Index.

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