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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Making the Most of Windows Me

    1. What’s Wrong with Windows

    2. The Windows Family Tree

    3. Transition to Windows Me

  2. Chapter 2 Basic Explorer Coping Skills

    1. Coping with Explorer

    2. Tweaking the Interface

    3. Regaining Control of the Desktop

  3. Chapter 3 The Registry

    1. Getting to Know the Registry Editor

    2. Behind the Scenes: Hives and DAT Files

    3. Backing Up the Registry

    4. Restoring a Corrupted Registry

    5. Using Registry Patches

    6. Finding the Right Registry Key

    7. Automating the Deletion of Registry Items

    8. Search the Registry Effectively

    9. Compacting the Registry

    10. Using INI Files

    11. Understanding File Types

    12. Registry Tools

  4. Chapter 4 Tinkering Techniques

    1. Cleaning Up the Desktop

    2. Files and Folders

    3. Making Windows Your Own

  5. Chapter 5 Maximizing Performance

    1. Removing Software Bottlenecks

    2. Fine-Tuning and Upgrading Hardware Components

    3. Transfer Windows onto Another Hard Disk

  6. Chapter 6 Troubleshooting

    1. General Troubleshooting Techniques

    2. Dealing with Drivers and Other Tales of Hardware Troubleshooting

    3. Error Messages

    4. Preventive Maintenance and Data Recovery

  7. Chapter 7 Networking and Internetworking

    1. Setting Up a Workgroup

    2. Connecting to the Internet

    3. Dealing with Dialing

    4. Mixing and Matching Networks and Other Tricks of the Trade

    5. Security and Multiple Users

  8. Chapter 8 Taking Control of Web Integration

    1. The Lowdown on Web Integration Components

    2. Make Good Use of the Web View

    3. Using the Active Desktop

    4. Choosing Your Browser Defaults

  9. Chapter 9 Scripting and Automation

    1. Building a Script with VBScript

    2. Running Applications from Scripts

    3. Accessing the Registry from Scripts

    4. Manipulating Files from Scripts

    5. Creating Windows and Internet Shortcuts in Scripts

    6. Networking with Scripts

    7. Manipulating Internet Explorer from Scripts

    8. Using Command-Line Parameters in Scripts

    9. Writing CGI Scripts for a Web Server

    10. Making a Startup Script

    11. Deciphering Script Errors

    12. Finding a Better Editor

    13. Further Study

    14. Automating Scripts with Scheduled Tasks

    15. Wacky Script Ideas

  1. Appendix Setting Locator

    1. Alphabetical Listing of All Windows Me Settings

  2. Appendix DOS Resurrected

    1. MS-DOS Crash Course

  3. Appendix Class IDs of System Objects

  4. Colophon