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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Getting Started with Windows XP

    1. A Brief History of Time, Re: MS Windows

    2. Windows Editions and Service Packs

    3. What You Get with Windows XP

    4. Installing Windows XP

    5. Migrating to Windows XP

  2. Chapter 2 Basic Explorer Coping Skills

    1. Working with Explorer

    2. Handling Files and Folders

    3. Customizing the Interface

  3. Chapter 3 The Registry

    1. The Registry Editor

    2. The Structure of the Registry

    3. Registry Procedures

  4. Chapter 4 Tinkering Techniques

    1. Customizing Your Desktop

    2. Covering Your Tracks

    3. File Types: The Link Between Documents and Applications

    4. Cool Things You Can Do with Drives and Folders

  5. Chapter 5 Maximizing Performance

    1. Trimming the Fat

    2. Hard Disk

    3. System Hardware

  6. Chapter 6 Troubleshooting

    1. General Troubleshooting Techniques

    2. Specific Software Issues

    3. Dealing with Drivers and Other Tales of Hardware Troubleshooting

    4. Fixing Device-Specific Problems

    5. Preventive Maintenance and Data Recovery

  7. Chapter 7 Networking andGoing Wireless

    1. Getting Started with Networking

    2. Build a Workgroup (Local Area Network)

    3. Connect to the Internet

    4. Stuff You Can Do with a Network

    5. Go Wireless

    6. Securing Your System on a Network

  8. Chapter 8 User Accounts and Administration

    1. Managing Users

    2. Permissions and Security

    3. Logon Options

    4. Sharing Files and Printers

  9. Chapter 9 Scripting and Automation

    1. Building a Script with VBScript

    2. Object References

    3. Development Tips

    4. Wacky Script Ideas

  10. Chapter 10 The Command Prompt

    1. DOS Commands

    2. Batch Files: The Other Way to Do It

    3. Command Prompt Integration

  1. Appendix A Setting Locator

    1. Alphabetical Listing of All Windows XP Settings

  2. Appendix B BIOS Settings

  3. Appendix C TCP/IP Ports

  4. Appendix D Class IDs (CLSIDs) of System Objects

  5. Colophon