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  1. The Windows XP DesktopPart OneThe Windows XP Desktop

    1. Chapter 1 A Welcome to Windows XPA Welcome to Windows XP

      1. What It’s ForWhat It’s For
      2. Getting Ready for WindowsGetting Ready for Windows
      3. What’s New in Windows XPWhat’s New in Windows XP
      4. Professional Edition vs. Home EditionProfessional Edition vs. Home Edition
      5. The Dark Side of Windows XPThe Dark Side of Windows XP
    2. Chapter 2 The Desktop and Start MenuThe Desktop and Start Menu

      1. Logging InLogging In
      2. The Elements of the XP DesktopThe Elements of the XP Desktop
      3. The Start MenuThe Start Menu
      4. Start→Log OffStart?Log Off
      5. Start→Shut Down (Turn Off Computer)Start?Shut Down (Turn Off Computer)
      6. Start→All ProgramsStart?All Programs
      7. Start→RunStart?Run
      8. Start→SearchStart?Search
      9. Start→Help and SupportStart?Help and Support
      10. Start→Control PanelStart?Control Panel
      11. Start→My Network PlacesStart?My Network Places
      12. Start→My ComputerStart?My Computer
      13. Start→My Music, My PicturesStart?My Music, My Pictures
      14. Start→My Recent DocumentsStart?My Recent Documents
      15. Start→My DocumentsStart?My Documents
      16. Customizing the Start MenuCustomizing the Start Menu
    3. Chapter 3 Windows, Folders, and the TaskbarWindows, Folders, and the Taskbar

      1. Windows in WindowsWindows in Windows
      2. The Desktop Window OverhaulThe Desktop Window Overhaul
      3. Window ToolbarsWindow Toolbars
      4. The TaskbarThe Taskbar
      5. Taskbar ToolbarsTaskbar Toolbars
    4. Chapter 4 Organizing Your StuffOrganizing Your Stuff

      1. The Folders of Windows XPThe Folders of Windows XP
      2. Life with IconsLife with Icons
      3. Copying and Moving Folders and FilesCopying and Moving Folders and Files
      4. The Recycle BinThe Recycle Bin
      5. Shortcut IconsShortcut Icons
      6. Burning CDs from the DesktopBurning CDs from the Desktop
    5. Chapter 5 Getting HelpGetting Help

      1. Navigating the Help SystemNavigating the Help System
      2. “What’s This?”: Help for Dialog Boxes
      3. Remote AssistanceRemote Assistance
      4. Getting Help from MicrosoftGetting Help from Microsoft
  2. The Components of Windows XPPart TwoThe Components of Windows XP

    1. Chapter 6 Programs and Documents

      1. Launching ProgramsLaunching Programs
      2. Switching ProgramsSwitching Programs
      3. Exiting ProgramsExiting Programs
      4. When Programs DieWhen Programs Die
      5. Saving DocumentsSaving Documents
      6. Closing DocumentsClosing Documents
      7. The Open Dialog BoxThe Open Dialog Box
      8. Moving Data Between DocumentsMoving Data Between Documents
      9. Filename ExtensionsFilename Extensions
      10. Installing SoftwareInstalling Software
      11. Uninstalling SoftwareUninstalling Software
      12. Running Pre-XP ProgramsRunning Pre-XP Programs
    2. Chapter 7 The Freebie SoftwareThe Freebie Software

      1. The Windows XP AccessoriesThe Windows XP Accessories
      2. Windows XP GamesWindows XP Games
      3. Everything ElseEverything Else
    3. Chapter 8 Pictures, Sounds, and MoviesPictures, Sounds, and Movies

      1. Digital Photos in XPDigital Photos in XP
      2. ScanningScanning
      3. Windows Media PlayerWindows Media Player
      4. Making WAVs with Sound RecorderMaking WAVs with Sound Recorder
      5. Windows Movie Maker 2Windows Movie Maker 2
    4. Chapter 9 The Control PanelThe Control Panel

      1. Category View: The Big XP ChangeCategory View The Big XP Change
      2. Accessibility OptionsAccessibility Options
      3. Add New HardwareAdd New Hardware
      4. Add or Remove ProgramsAdd or Remove Programs
      5. Administrative ToolsAdministrative Tools
      6. Date and TimeDate and Time
      7. DisplayDisplay
      8. Folder OptionsFolder Options
      9. FontsFonts
      10. Gaming OptionsGaming Options
      11. Internet OptionsInternet Options
      12. KeyboardKeyboard
      13. MouseMouse
      14. Network ConnectionsNetwork Connections
      15. Phone and Modem OptionsPhone and Modem Options
      16. Power OptionsPower Options
      17. Printers and FaxesPrinters and Faxes
      18. Regional and Language OptionsRegional and Language Options
      19. Scanners and CamerasScanners and Cameras
      20. Scheduled TasksScheduled Tasks
      21. Sounds and Audio DevicesSounds and Audio Devices
      22. SpeechSpeech
      23. SystemSystem
      24. Taskbar and Start MenuTaskbar and Start Menu
      25. User AccountsUser Accounts
  3. Windows OnlinePart ThreeWindows Online

    1. Chapter 10 Hooking Up to the InternetHooking Up to the Internet

      1. Five Degrees of Online ReadinessFive Degrees of Online Readiness
      2. How to Get OnlineHow to Get Online
      3. Establishing a Brand-new Internet AccountEstablishing a Brand-new Internet Account
      4. Manually Plugging in Internet SettingsManually Plugging in Internet Settings
      5. Connecting to the InternetConnecting to the Internet
      6. Advanced Modem SettingsAdvanced Modem Settings
    2. Chapter 11 Web, Chat, and VideoconferencingWeb, Chat, and Videoconferencing

      1. Internet Explorer 6Internet Explorer 6
      2. Windows MessengerWindows Messenger
    3. Chapter 12 Outlook Express 6Outlook Express 6

      1. Setting Up Outlook ExpressSetting Up Outlook Express
      2. Sending EmailSending Email
      3. Reading EmailReading Email
      4. Configuring Outlook ExpressConfiguring Outlook Express
      5. NewsgroupsNewsgroups
  4. Plugging into Windows XPPart FourPlugging into Windows XP

    1. Chapter 13 Printing, Fonts, and FaxingPrinting, Fonts, and Faxing

      1. Installing a PrinterInstalling a Printer
      2. PrintingPrinting
      3. Controlling PrintoutsControlling Printouts
      4. Fancy Printer TricksFancy Printer Tricks
      5. Printer TroubleshootingPrinter Troubleshooting
      6. FontsFonts
      7. FaxingFaxing
    2. Chapter 14 HardwareHardware

      1. The Master Compatibility ListThe Master Compatibility List
      2. Hardware ConnectionsHardware Connections
      3. Connecting New GadgetsConnecting New Gadgets
      4. When Plug and Play Doesn’t WorkWhen Plug and Play Doesn’t Work
      5. Driver SigningDriver Signing
      6. The Device ManagerThe Device Manager
      7. Hardware ProfilesHardware Profiles
    3. Chapter 15 Joining, Compressing, and Encrypting DisksJoining, Compressing, and Encrypting Disks

      1. Dynamic DisksDynamic Disks
      2. Compressing Files and FoldersCompressing Files and Folders
      3. Encrypting Files and FoldersEncrypting Files and Folders
    4. Chapter 16 Maintenance, Backups, and TroubleshootingMaintenance, Backups, and Troubleshooting

      1. System RestoreSystem Restore
      2. Disk CleanupDisk Cleanup
      3. Disk DefragmenterDisk Defragmenter
      4. Hard Drive CheckupsHard Drive Checkups
      5. Disk ManagementDisk Management
      6. Task SchedulerTask Scheduler
      7. Microsoft BackupMicrosoft Backup
      8. The BriefcaseThe Briefcase
      9. Safe Mode and the Startup MenuSafe Mode and the Startup Menu
      10. The RegistryThe Registry
  5. Life on the NetworkPart FiveLife on the Network

    1. Chapter 17 Accounts, Permissions, and Logging OnAccounts, Permissions, and Logging On

      1. Introducing User AccountsIntroducing User Accounts
      2. Windows XP: The OS With Two FacesWindows XP The OS With Two Faces
      3. Local Accounts on a WorkstationLocal Accounts on a Workstation
      4. Local Accounts on a Domain ComputerLocal Accounts on a Domain Computer
      5. Local Users and Groups
      6. Setting Up the Logon ProcessSetting Up the Logon Process
      7. Logging OnLogging On
      8. ProfilesProfiles
      9. NTFS Permissions: Protecting Your StuffNTFS Permissions Protecting Your Stuff
    2. Chapter 18 Setting Up a Workgroup NetworkSetting Up a Workgroup Network

      1. Kinds of NetworksKinds of Networks
      2. Installing DriversInstalling Drivers
      3. Sharing an Internet ConnectionSharing an Internet Connection
      4. The Network Setup WizardThe Network Setup Wizard
    3. Chapter 19 Introducing Network DomainsIntroducing Network Domains

      1. The DomainThe Domain
      2. Joining a DomainJoining a Domain
      3. Five Ways Life Is Different on a DomainFive Ways Life Is Different on a Domain
    4. Chapter 20 Sharing Network FilesSharing Network Files

      1. Accessing Other ComputersAccessing Other Computers
      2. Working with Network FilesWorking with Network Files
      3. Shared Folders OnlineShared Folders Online
      4. Mapping Shares to Drive LettersMapping Shares to Drive Letters
      5. Two Roads to File SharingTwo Roads to File Sharing
      6. Simple File SharingSimple File Sharing
      7. Standard File SharingStandard File Sharing
      8. Offline FilesOffline Files
    5. Chapter 21 Three Ways to Dial In from the RoadThree Ways to Dial In from the Road

      1. Remote Access BasicsRemote Access Basics
      2. Dialing DirectDialing Direct
      3. Virtual Private NetworkingVirtual Private Networking
      4. Remote DesktopRemote Desktop
  6. AppendixesPart SixAppendixes

    1. Appendix Installing Windows XP ProInstalling Windows XP Pro

      1. Before You BeginBefore You Begin
      2. Upgrade vs. Clean InstallUpgrade vs. Clean Install
      3. Dual BootingDual Booting
      4. Choosing a File SystemChoosing a File System
      5. Installing Windows XPInstalling Windows XP
      6. Setup WizardSetup Wizard
      7. Network Identification WizardNetwork Identification Wizard
      8. Files and Settings Transfer WizardFiles and Settings Transfer Wizard
      9. Backing Out of Windows XPBacking Out of Windows XP
      10. Ditching Windows XPDitching Windows XP
      11. Ditching the Older WindowsDitching the Older Windows
    2. Appendix Windows XP, Menu by MenuWindows XP, Menu by Menu

      1. File MenuFile Menu
      2. Edit MenuEdit Menu
      3. View MenuView Menu
      4. Favorites MenuFavorites Menu
      5. Tools MenuTools Menu
      6. Help MenuHelp Menu
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