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Table of Contents

  1. The Big Picture

    1. Chapter 1 The Lay of the Land

      1. The Big Picture
      2. What’s New in Windows XP
      3. Windows XP Home and Professional Editions
      4. Windows Update
    2. Chapter 2 Using Windows XP

      1. The Desktop
      2. Point and Click Operations
      3. Starting Up Applications
      4. Styles and Consequences of Styles
      5. Windows and Menus
      6. Keyboard Accelerators
      7. Common Controls
      8. Files, Folders, and Disks
      9. The Command Line
      10. Online Help
      11. Shutting Down
  2. Alphabetical Reference

    1. Chapter 3 The User Interface

    2. Chapter 4 Windows XP Applications and Tools

      1. Using the Command Prompt
      2. Alphabetical Reference to Windows Components
      3. Accessibility Options
      4. Accessibility Wizard
      5. Activate Windows
      6. Active Connections Utility
      7. Add Hardware Wizard
      8. Add or Remove Programs
      9. Address Book
      10. Administrative Tools
      11. At
      12. Attrib
      13. Backup
      14. Boot Configuration Manager
      15. Cabinet (CAB) Maker
      16. Calculator
      17. Character Map
      18. Chat
      19. Chkdsk
      20. Chkntfs
      21. Clipbook Viewer
      22. Command Prompt
      23. Component Services
      24. Computer Management
      25. Connection Manager Profile Installer
      26. Control Panel
      27. Create Shared Folder
      28. Date and Time Properties
      29. DDE Share
      30. Device Manager
      31. DirectX Management Tool
      32. Disk Cleanup
      33. Disk Defragmenter
      34. DiskPart
      35. Display Properties
      36. Dr. Watson
      37. Driver Verifier Manager
      38. DriverQuery
      39. Event Viewer
      40. Explorer
      41. FAT to NTFS Conversion Utility
      42. Fax Console
      43. Fax Cover Page Editor
      44. File Compare (comp)
      45. File Compare (fc)
      46. File Expansion Utility
      47. File and Settings Transfer Wizard
      48. Finger
      49. Folder Options
      50. Font Viewer
      51. Fonts Folder
      52. ForceDOS
      53. Format
      54. FreeCell
      55. FTP
      56. Game Controllers
      57. Group Policy Refresh Utility
      58. Hearts
      59. Help and Support Center
      60. HyperTerminal
      61. IExpress
      62. Internet Backgammon
      63. Internet Checkers
      64. Internet Explorer
      65. Internet Hearts
      66. Internet Reversi
      67. Internet Options
      68. Internet Spades
      69. Java Command-Line Loader
      70. Keyboard Properties
      71. Label
      72. Local Security Policy
      73. Logoff
      74. Microsoft Chat
      75. Microsoft Magnifier
      76. Microsoft Management Console
      77. Microsoft NetMeeting
      78. Minesweeper
      79. Mouse Properties
      80. Msg
      81. MSN Explorer
      82. MSN Gaming Zone
      83. My Computer
      84. My Network Places
      85. Narrator
      86. Net
      87. Netstat
      88. Network Connections
      89. Network Setup Wizard
      90. New Connection Wizard
      91. Notepad
      92. NSLookup
      93. NTFS Compression Utility
      94. NTFS Encryption Utility
      95. Object Packager
      96. ODBC Data Source Administrator
      97. On-Screen Keyboard
      98. OpenFiles
      99. Outlook Express
      100. Paint
      101. Pentium Bug Checker
      102. Performance Log Manager
      103. Performance Logs and Alerts
      104. Phone and Modem Options
      105. Phone Dialer
      106. Pinball
      107. PING
      108. Power Options
      109. Printers and Faxes
      110. Private Character Editor
      111. Product Activation
      112. Program Manager
      113. Query Process
      114. Regional and Language Options
      115. Recycle Bin
      116. Registry Console Utility
      117. Registry Editor
      118. Remote Assistance
      119. Remote Copy
      120. Remote Desktop Connection
      121. Route
      122. Rundll32
      123. Run As
      124. Scanners and Cameras
      125. Scheduled Tasks
      126. Scheduled Tasks Console
      127. Security Template Utility
      128. Send a Fax
      129. Services
      130. Shutdown
      131. Signature Verification Tool
      132. Solitaire
      133. Sound Recorder
      134. Sounds and Audio Devices
      135. Speech Properties
      136. Spider Solitaire
      137. SQL Server Client Network Utility
      138. Start Menu
      139. Subst
      140. Synchronization Manager
      141. System Properties
      142. System Configuration Editor
      143. System Configuration Utility
      144. System Information
      145. System Restore
      146. Task Manager
      147. Taskbar and Start Menu Properties
      148. Taskkill
      149. Tasklist
      150. Telnet
      151. Telnet Administrator
      152. Tracert
      153. User Accounts
      154. Utility Manager
      155. Volume Control
      156. Windows Explorer
      157. Windows File Checker
      158. Windows Help System
      159. Windows IP Configuration
      160. Windows Media Player
      161. Windows Messenger
      162. Windows Movie Maker
      163. Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
      164. Windows Script Host
      165. Windows Update
      166. WordPad
    3. Chapter 5 Task and Setting Index

    4. Chapter 6 The Command Prompt

      1. Using the Command Line
      2. Command Prompt Choices
      3. Wildcards, Pipes, and Redirection
      4. Alphabetical Reference to DOS Commands
      5. cd or chdir
      6. cls
      7. copy
      8. date
      9. del or erase
      10. dir
      11. echo
      12. exit
      13. find
      14. md or mkdir
      15. more
      16. move
      17. path
      18. prompt
      19. rd or rmdir
      20. ren or rename
      21. set
      22. sort
      23. time
      24. type
      25. ver
      26. xcopy
      27. MS-DOS Batch Files
      28. call
      29. choice
      30. errorlevel
      31. for
      32. goto
      33. if
      34. pause
      35. rem
      36. shift
  3. Advanced Topics

    1. Chapter 7 Networking

      1. Networking Terminology
      2. General Procedures
    2. Chapter 8 The Registry

      1. What’s in the Registry
      2. Adding and Deleting Registry Keys and Values
      3. Organization of the Registry
      4. Hives
      5. Backing Up the Registry
      6. Exporting and Importing Registry Data with Patches
      7. Ten Cool Things You Can Do in Your Registry
    3. Chapter 9 The Windows Script Host

      1. What Is WSH?
      2. Additional Resources
      3. Executing Scripts
      4. Creating a Script
      5. VBScript
      6. Object Model
      7. Wscript Object
      8. Shell Object
      9. Registry Routines
      10. Shortcuts
      11. Popup
      12. Network Object
      13. Network Printer-Related Functions
      14. FileSystem Object
      15. TextStream Object
      16. Object Browser
      17. Database Example
      18. Messaging
  4. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Installing Windows XP

      1. Installation on a New (Clean) System
    2. Appendix Migrating to Windows XP

      1. Before Upgrading to Windows XP
    3. Appendix Keyboard Shortcuts

      1. Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Key
      2. Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Function
    4. Appendix Power Toys and TweakUI

      1. Inside TweakUI
    5. Appendix Keyboard Equivalents for Symbols and International Characters

    6. Appendix Common Filename Extensions

    7. Appendix Services

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