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Table of Contents

  1. The Big Picture

    1. Chapter 1 The Lay of the Land

      1. The Big Picture
      2. What’s New in Windows XP
      3. Windows XP Home and Professional Editions
      4. Windows Update
      5. Windows Service Packs
    2. Chapter 2 Using Windows XP

      1. The Desktop
      2. Point-and-Click Operations
      3. Starting Up Applications
      4. Styles and Consequences of Styles
      5. Windows and Menus
      6. Keyboard Accelerators
      7. Common Controls
      8. Files, Folders, and Disks
      9. The Command Line
      10. Online Help
      11. Shutting Down
  2. Alphabetical Reference

    1. Chapter 3 The User Interface

    2. Chapter 4 Windows XP Applications and Tools

      1. Using the Command Prompt
      2. Alphabetical Reference to Windows Components
    3. Chapter 5 Task and Setting Index

    4. Chapter 6 The Command Prompt

      1. Using the Command Line
      2. Command Prompt Choices
      3. Wildcards, Pipes, and Redirection
      4. Alphabetical Reference to DOS Commands
      5. MS-DOS Batch Files
  3. Advanced Topics

    1. Chapter 7 Networking

      1. Networking Terminology
      2. General Procedures
    2. Chapter 8 The Registry

      1. What’s in the Registry
      2. Adding and Deleting Registry Keys and Values
      3. Organization of the Registry
      4. Hives
      5. Backing Up the Registry
      6. Exporting and Importing Registry Data with Patches
      7. Ten Cool Things You Can Do in Your Registry
    3. Chapter 9 The Windows Script Host

      1. What Is WSH?
      2. Additional Resources
      3. Executing Scripts
      4. Creating a Script
      5. VBScript
      6. Object Model
      7. Wscript Object
      8. Shell Object
      9. Registry Routines
      10. Shortcuts
      11. Popup
      12. Network Object
      13. Network Printer-Related Functions
      14. FileSystem Object
      15. TextStream Object
      16. Object Browser
      17. Database Example
      18. Messaging
  4. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Installing Windows XP

      1. Installation on a New (Clean) System
    2. Appendix Migrating to Windows XP

      1. Before Upgrading to Windows XP
    3. Appendix Keyboard Shortcuts

      1. Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Key
      2. Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Function
    4. Appendix Power Toys and TweakUI

      1. Inside TweakUI
    5. Appendix Keyboard Equivalents for Symbols and International Characters

    6. Appendix Common Filename Extensions

    7. Appendix Services

    8. Appendix Service Packs

      1. Before You Install
      2. Getting Service Packs
      3. Installing a Service Pack
      4. Key Features in Service Pack 1
      5. Key Features in Service Pack 2
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