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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Getting Started

    1. Startup and Shutdown

    2. Controlling Your Monitor and Sounds

    3. Individual Windows Tricks

    4. User Accounts and Logons

  2. Chapter 2 The Desktop and Interface

    1. Desktop Makeover

    2. The Start Menu

    3. The Taskbar

    4. The Control Panel

    5. Icons and Themes

  3. Chapter 3 Windows Explorer and Searching

    1. The Windows Explorer Interface

    2. Working with Files and Folders

    3. Compressing Files and Folders

    4. Searching Your Computer

  4. Chapter 4 Built-In Utilities

    1. Better Backups

    2. Notepad and Clipboard

    3. Other Built-In Utilities

  5. Chapter 5 Microsoft Office

    1. General Office Advice

    2. Microsoft Word

    3. Excel

    4. PowerPoint

    5. Access

    6. FrontPage

  6. Chapter 6 The Internet

    1. Internet Speed Tricks

    2. Pop-Ups and Cookies

    3. Firewalls

    4. Online Safety You May Not Have Considered

    5. Evaluating and Troubleshooting

    6. Windows Messenger

    7. Other Instant Messengers

  7. Chapter 7 Web Browsers

    1. Smarter Surfing

    2. Searching the Web from Internet Explorer

    3. Managing Your Favorites

    4. Cache Flow

    5. Customizing Internet Explorer

    6. Alternative Browsers

  8. Chapter 8 Email

    1. Sending and Receiving Email

    2. Sign-Offs

    3. Slamming Spam

    4. Organizing and Handling Mail

    5. Getting Email to Play Nicely with Windows

    6. Outlook-Only Tips

    7. Just for Outlook Express

    8. Beyond Outlook: Other Email Software

  9. Chapter 9 Networking

    1. Wireless Networking

    2. Home Networking

    3. Troubleshooting Network Problems

  10. Chapter 10 Hardware

    1. Hardware Troubleshooting

    2. Laptop Tricks

    3. Printers and Printing

    4. Of Mice and Keyboards

  11. Chapter 11 System Speedups

    1. Managing Your Memory

    2. Processor Tricks

  12. Chapter 12 Security

    1. Securing Your System

    2. Encryption for Windows XP Pro

  13. Chapter 13 Crash Recovery

    1. Creating a Restore Point

  14. Chapter 14 Windows Media Player

    1. Finding the Menu Bar

    2. Listening to Music

    3. Recording, Mixing, and Copying Music

    4. Video

    5. Keyboard Shortcuts

  15. Chapter 15 The Registry

    1. The five registry hives

  1. Appendix A Windows XP Keyboard Shortcuts

  2. Colophon