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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 The Fundamentals

    1. A Look at Windows XP and What’s New

    2. Starting and Logging On to Windows XP Home

    3. Starting and Logging On to Windows XP Professional

    4. Understanding the Windows XP Screen

    5. A Look at the New Windows XP Start Menu

    6. Using the Mouse: Pointing, Clicking, and Double-Clicking

    7. Using the Mouse: Clicking and Dragging

    8. Using the Mouse: Right-Clicking

    9. Using the Keyboard

    10. Exiting Windows and Turning Off Your Computer

    11. Chapter One Review

  2. Chapter 2 Working with a Window

    1. Starting a Program

    2. Understanding the Parts of a Window

    3. Minimizing, Maximizing, and Restoring a Window

    4. Closing a Window

    5. Moving a Window

    6. Sizing a Window

    7. Switching Between Windows

    8. Tiling and Cascading Windows

    9. Chapter Two Review

  3. Chapter 3 Working with a Windows Program

    1. Using Menus

    2. Using Toolbars

    3. Filling Out a Dialog Box

    4. Entering Text in the WordPad Program

    5. Editing Text

    6. Saving and Opening a File

    7. Selecting, Replacing, and Deleting Text

    8. Using Undo

    9. Printing a File

    10. Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text

    11. Changing the Font Type and Size

    12. Using Bold, Italics, and Underline

    13. Changing Paragraph Alignment

    14. Getting Help by Contents

    15. Getting Help with the Help Index and Search

    16. Saving and Opening Files in Different Locations

    17. Chapter Three Review

  4. Chapter 4 Working with Files and Folders

    1. Understanding Storage Devices, Folders, and Files

    2. Using My Computer to See What’s in Your Computer

    3. Opening a Folder

    4. Creating and Renaming a Folder

    5. Copying, Moving, and Deleting a Folder

    6. Opening, Renaming, and Deleting a File

    7. Copying and Moving a File

    8. Restoring a Deleted File and Emptying the Recycle Bin

    9. A Closer Look at Files and Folders

    10. Changing How Information Is Displayed

    11. Selecting Multiple Files and Folders

    12. Finding a File Using the Search Companion

    13. Managing the Search Companion

    14. Using Windows Explorer

    15. File Management Using Windows Explorer

    16. Using MS-DOS

    17. Creating and Using a Compressed Folder

    18. Chapter Four Review

  5. Chapter 5 Customizing the Taskbar and Desktop

    1. Using the Windows Classic Start Menu

    2. Using the Windows Classic Appearance

    3. Moving, Resizing, and Hiding the Taskbar

    4. Customizing the Start Menu

    5. Working with the Quick Launch Bar

    6. Opening Recent Documents

    7. Using the Run Command to Start a Program

    8. Adding Shortcuts to the Desktop

    9. Starting a Program Automatically When Windows Starts

    10. Chapter Five Review

  6. Chapter 6 Customizing Windows

    1. A Look at the Control Panel

    2. Changing the Date and Time

    3. Adjusting the Computer’s Volume

    4. Changing the Color Scheme and Appearance

    5. Adding Wallpaper to the Desktop

    6. Adjusting the Screen Resolution

    7. Adjusting the Screen Color Depth

    8. Using a Screen Saver

    9. Changing System and Program Sounds

    10. Adjusting the Mouse

    11. Customizing How Folders Look and Work

    12. Customizing Folder View Options

    13. Chapter Six Review

  7. Chapter 7 The Free Programs

    1. WordPad

    2. Notepad

    3. Calculator

    4. Sound Recorder

    5. Paint

    6. Creating Pictures with Paint

    7. Play Games

    8. Character Map

    9. Chapter Seven Review

  8. Chapter 8 Working with Pictures and Multimedia

    1. Introduction to the Digital Camera

    2. Transferring Digital Photos to the Computer

    3. Viewing and Managing Digital Photos

    4. Printing Digital Photos

    5. E-mailing Digital Photos

    6. Ordering Prints Online

    7. Introduction to the Windows Media Player

    8. Playing a CD

    9. Copying a CD to the Hard Drive

    10. Creating a Playlist

    11. Burning a Music CD

    12. Listening to Internet Radio Stations

    13. Changing Skins

    14. Playing a DVD

    15. Chapter Eight Review

  9. Chapter 9 Optimizing and Maintaining Your Computer

    1. Repairing Disk Errors

    2. Defragmenting Your Hard Disk

    3. Freeing Up Space on Your Hard Disk

    4. Scheduling Tasks

    5. Installing New Software

    6. Removing Software

    7. Adding and Removing Windows Components

    8. Installing a Printer

    9. Changing Printer Settings and the Default Printer

    10. Shutting Down a Frozen Program

    11. Installing New Hardware

    12. Using Automatic Updates

    13. Using Windows Update

    14. Restoring Your Computer

    15. Using the Device Manager

    16. Formatting a Disk

    17. Chapter Nine Review

  10. Chapter 10 Exploring the Internet

    1. Introduction to the Internet

    2. Connecting to the Internet

    3. Displaying a Specific Web Page

    4. Browsing the Web

    5. Searching the Web

    6. Adding a Web Page to Favorites and Changing Your Home Page

    7. Displaying a History of Visited Web Pages

    8. Clearing the History of Visited Web Pages

    9. Downloading Pictures and Files

    10. Understanding the Information Bar

    11. Using the Pop-up Blocker

    12. Understanding Information Security

    13. Understanding Windows Firewall

    14. Introduction to E-mail

    15. Composing and Sending E-mail

    16. Adding a Name to the Address Book

    17. Receiving E-mail

    18. Replying to a Message

    19. Forwarding and Deleting a Message

    20. Chapter Ten Review

  11. Chapter 11 Passwords, Logons, and User Accounts

    1. Workgroup vs. Domain

    2. Creating a New User Account on a Workgroup Computer

    3. Creating a New User Account on a Domain Computer

    4. Editing a User Account on a Workgroup

    5. Editing a User Account on a Domain

    6. Logging Off Windows on a Workgroup

    7. Logging Off Windows on a Domain

    8. Logging On to Windows on a Workgroup

    9. Logging On to Windows on a Domain

    10. Changing Your Password on a Workgroup

    11. Changing Your Password on a Domain

    12. Changing the Logon Process on Windows XP Home

    13. Chapter Eleven Review

  12. Chapter 12 Networking with Windows XP

    1. Introduction to Networks

    2. Browsing the Network

    3. Mapping a Network Drive

    4. Connecting to a Network Printer

    5. Sharing Your Files and Printers on the Network

    6. Changing Access Permissions to a Shared Folder

    7. Specifying Security Options to a Shared Folder

    8. Chapter Twelve Review

  13. Chapter 13 Setting Up a Network

    1. A Look at Common Network Hardware

    2. Ethernet Networks

    3. Installing an Ethernet Home Network

    4. Wireless Networks

    5. Installing a Wireless Home Network

    6. Connecting to a Wireless Network

    7. Connecting to a Wireless Network Manually

    8. Connecting to a Wireless Network Automatically

    9. Basic Network Troubleshooting

    10. Installing a Network Card

    11. Managing Network Protocols and Components

    12. Understanding and Configuring TCP/IP

    13. Chapter Thirteen Review

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