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Table of Contents

  1. Part One: The Windows XP Desktop

    1. Chapter 1 The Desktop and Start Menu

      1. Logging On
      2. The Elements of the XP Desktop
      3. Start→Log Off
      4. Start→Turn Off Computer
      5. Start→All Programs
      6. Start→Run
      7. Start→Search
      8. Start→Help and Support
      9. Start→Control Panel
      10. Start→Set Program Access and Defaults
      11. Start→My Network Places
      12. Start→My Computer
      13. Start→My Music, My Pictures
      14. Start→My Recent Documents
      15. Start→My Documents
      16. Customizing the Start Menu
    2. Chapter 2 Windows, Folders, and the Taskbar

      1. Windows in Windows
      2. The Desktop Window Overhaul
      3. Window Toolbars
      4. The Taskbar
      5. Taskbar Toolbars
    3. Chapter 3 Organizing Your Stuff

      1. The Folders of Windows XP
      2. Life with Icons
      3. Copying and Moving Folders and Files
      4. The Recycle Bin
      5. Shortcut Icons
      6. Burning CDs from the Desktop
      7. Compressing Files and Folders
    4. Chapter 4 Getting Help

      1. Navigating the Help System
      2. "What's This?": Help for Dialog Boxes
      3. Remote Assistance
      4. Getting Help from Microsoft
  2. Part Two: The Components of Windows XP

    1. Chapter 5 Programs and Documents

      1. Launching Programs
      2. Switching Programs
      3. Exiting Programs
      4. When Programs Die
      5. Saving Documents
      6. Closing Documents
      7. The Open Dialog Box
      8. Moving Data Between Documents
      9. Filename Extensions
      10. Installing Software
      11. Uninstalling Software
      12. Running Pre-XP Programs
    2. Chapter 6 The Freebie Software

      1. The Windows XP Accessories
      2. Windows XP Games
      3. Everything Else
    3. Chapter 7 Pictures, Sound, and Movies

      1. Digital Photos in XP
      2. Scanning
      3. Windows Media Player
      4. Making WAVs with Sound Recorder
      5. Windows Movie Maker 2
    4. Chapter 8 The Control Panel

      1. Category View: The Big XP Change
      2. Accessibility Options
      3. Add Hardware
      4. Add or Remove Programs
      5. Administrative Tools
      6. Automatic Updates
      7. Bluetooth Devices
      8. Date and Time
      9. Display
      10. Folder Options
      11. Fonts
      12. Game Controllers
      13. Internet Options
      14. Keyboard
      15. Mail
      16. Mouse
      17. Network Connections
      18. Network Setup Wizard
      19. Phone and Modem Options
      20. Power Options
      21. Printers and Faxes
      22. Regional and Language Options
      23. Scanners and Cameras
      24. Scheduled Tasks
      25. Security Center
      26. Sounds and Audio Devices
      27. Speech
      28. System
      29. Taskbar and Start Menu
      30. User Accounts
      31. Windows Firewall
      32. Wireless Network Setup Wizard
  3. Part Three: Windows Online

    1. Chapter 9 Hooking Up to the Internet

      1. Five Degrees of Online Readiness
      2. How to Get Online
      3. Establishing a New Dial-Up Internet Account
      4. Manually Plugging in Internet Settings
      5. Dialing Up to the Internet
      6. Advanced Modem Settings
    2. Chapter 10 Security, Firewalls, and Service Pack 2

      1. Security Center
      2. The Windows Firewall (and Others)
      3. Virus Software
      4. Automatic Updates
      5. Spyware Cleaners
      6. Other Miscellaneous Features
      7. Service Pack 2 Installation Checklist
    3. Chapter 11 Web, Chat, and Videoconferencing

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

      1. Setting Up Outlook Express
      2. Reading Email
      3. Configuring Outlook Express
      4. Newsgroups
  4. Part Four: Plugging into Windows XP

    1. Chapter 13 Printing, Fonts,and Faxing

      1. Installing a Printer
      2. Printing
      3. Controlling Printouts
      4. Fancy Printer Tricks
      5. Printer Troubleshooting
      6. Fonts
      7. Faxing
    2. Chapter 14 Hardware

      1. The Master Compatibility List
      2. Hardware Connections
      3. Connecting New Gadgets
      4. When Plug and Play Doesn't Work
      5. Driver Signing
      6. The Device Manager
      7. Hardware Profiles
    3. Chapter 15 Maintenance, Backups, and Troubleshooting

      1. System Restore
      2. Disk Cleanup
      3. Disk Defragmenter
      4. Hard Drive Checkups
      5. Disk Management
      6. Task Scheduler
      7. Microsoft Backup
      8. The Briefcase
      9. Safe Mode and the Startup Menu
  5. Part Five: Building a Network

    1. Chapter 16 Accounts, Security, and Logging On

      1. Introducing User Accounts
      2. Setting up Accounts
      3. Setting Up the Logon Process
      4. Logging On
      5. The Guest Account
      6. The Administrator Account
      7. All About Profiles
    2. Chapter 17 Setting Up a Network

      1. Kinds of Networks
      2. Installing Drivers
      3. Internet Connection Sharing
      4. The Network Setup Wizard
    3. Chapter 18 Using Your Network

      1. Simple File Sharing
      2. The Shared Documents Folder
      3. Sharing Your Own Folders
      4. Accessing Other Computers
      5. Working with Network Files
      6. Shared Folders Online
      7. Mapping Shares to Drive Letters
      8. Three Ways to Dial In from the Road
  6. Part Six: Appendixes

    1. Appendix A Installing Windows XP

      1. Before You Begin
      2. Upgrade vs. Clean Install
      3. Dual Booting
      4. Choosing a File System
      5. Installing Windows XP
      6. Setup Wizard
      7. Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
      8. Backing Out of Windows XP
    2. Appendix B Windows XP, Menu by Menu

      1. File Menu
      2. Edit Menu
      3. View Menu
      4. Favorites Menu
      5. Tools Menu
      6. Help Menu
    3. Appendix C Fun with the Registry

      1. Meet RegEdit
      2. A Few Regedit Examples
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