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Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition is the only book you need to help you get your Windows XP Home system configured and optimized for maximum performance.
Written for humans by humans! While many authors spend time trying to overwhelm you with their technical expertise, Bob and Brian drive right to the point with the clear, natural language that you have come to love and expect.
Hands on, roll-up-your-shirtsleeves advice! Bob and Brian don't just tell you how to use the Windows features and point you elsewhere for networking or hardware advice. Instead, they help you choose, install and configure hardware and software that work in concert with Windows.
Build your own network at home! Turn two PCs and a ball of cable into the ultimate network for high-powered gaming, sharing files, and backing up essential data! Use XP's simple and reliable networking features to network your home for gameplay, sharing files and printers, as well as sharing broadband Internet connections.
CD-ROM Includes: 45 minutes of video from Brainsville.com. This unique video package is a new, innovative feature in computer books and video courseware, which brings Bob and Brian right to your desktop. This personal seminar flattens your learning curve, introduces you to Windows XP and demonstrates how to use it while you watch. Topics covered range from mastering the new XP user interface to setting up and fine-tuning your local area network.
I. INTRODUCING WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION.
1. Introducing Windows XP Home Edition.
2. Getting Your Hardware and Software Ready for Windows XP.
3. Installing Windows XP Home.
II. GETTING YOUR WORK DONE.
4. Using the Windows XP Interface.
5. Using the Simple Supplied Applications.
6. Printing and Faxing.
7. Multimedia and Imaging.
III. WINDOWS XP AND THE INTERNET.
8. Internet and TCP/IP Connection Options.
9. Browsing the World Wide Web with Internet Explorer.
10. Sending E-Mail with Outlook Express.
11. Reading Newsgroups with Outlook Express.
12. Chatting and Conferencing with Windows Messenger.
13. Troubleshooting Your Internet Connection.
14. Overview of Windows XP Networking.
15. Creating a Windows XP Home Network.
16. Using a Windows XP Network.
17. Windows Unplugged: Remote and Mobile Networking.
18. Connecting Your LAN to the Internet.
19. Network Security.
20. Troubleshooting Your Network.
V. SYSTEM CONFIGURATION AND CUSTOMIZATION.
21. Tweaking the GUI.
22. Configuration via Control Panel Applets.
23. Maintaining and Optimizing System Performance.
VI. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION AND SYSTEM MAINTENANCE.
24. System Utilities.
25. Managing Users.
26. Managing the Hard Disk.
27. Installing and Replacing Hardware.
28. Multibooting Windows XP with Other Operating Systems.
29. The Registry.
30. Troubleshooting and Repairing Windows XP.