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Table of Contents

  1. The Windows XP Desktop

    1. Chapter 1 The Desktop and Start Menu

      1. Logging In
      2. The Elements of the XP Desktop
      3. The Start Menu
      4. Start→Log Off
      5. Start→Shut Down (Turn Off Computer)
      6. Start→All Programs
      7. Start→Run
      8. Start→Search
      9. Start→Help and Support
      10. Start→Control Panel
      11. Start→Set Program Access and Defaults
      12. Start→My Network Places
      13. Start→My Computer
      14. Start→My Music, My Pictures
      15. Start→My Recent Documents
      16. Start→My Documents
      17. 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
    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. 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. 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. Troubleshooting Service Pack 2
    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. Sending Email
      3. Reading Email
      4. Configuring Outlook Express
      5. Newsgroups
  4. 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 Joining, Compressing, and Encrypting Disks

      1. Dynamic Disks
      2. Compressing Files and Folders
      3. Encrypting Files and Folders
    4. Chapter 16 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. Life on the Network

    1. Chapter 17 Accounts, Permissions, and Logging On

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

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

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

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

      1. Remote Access Basics
      2. Dialing Direct
      3. Virtual Private Networking
      4. Remote Desktop
  6. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Installing Windows XP Pro

      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. Network Identification Wizard
      8. Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
      9. Backing Out of Windows XP
      10. Ditching Windows XP
      11. Ditching the Older Windows
    2. Appendix 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 Fun with the Registry

      1. Meet RegEdit
      2. A Few Regedit Examples
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