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Table of Contents

  1. The Windows XP Desktop

    1. Chapter 1 The Very Basics

      1. What Is Windows, Anyway?
      2. Working Windows Smarter
    2. Chapter 2 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 → Search
      8. Start → Help and Support
      9. Start → Control Panel
      10. Start → My Network Places
      11. Start → My Computer
      12. Start → My Music, My Pictures
      13. Start → My Recent Documents
      14. Start → My Documents
    3. Chapter 3 Windows, Folders, and the Taskbar

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

      1. Creating a Folder
      2. The Folders of Windows XP
      3. Life with Icons
      4. Copying and Moving Folders and Files
      5. The Recycle Bin
      6. Shortcut Icons
      7. Burning CDs from the Desktop
  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
    2. Chapter 6 Pictures, Music, and Movies

      1. Digital Photos in XP
      2. Scanning
      3. Windows Media Player
  3. Windows Online

    1. Chapter 7 Getting on the Web

      1. How to Get Online
      2. Establishing a New Dial-Up Internet Account
      3. Manually Plugging in Internet Settings
      4. Dialing Up to the Internet
      5. Surfing the Web
      6. Internet Explorer
    2. Chapter 8 Outlook Express 6

      1. Setting Up Outlook Express
      2. Sending Email
      3. Reading Email
  4. Beyond the Basics

    1. Chapter 9 Printers and Other Hardware

      1. Installing a Printer
      2. Printing
      3. Controlling Printouts
      4. Printer Troubleshooting
      5. Hardware
      6. Connecting New Gadgets
      7. The Device Manager
    2. Chapter 10 The Control Panel

      1. Navigating the Panel
      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. Chapter 11 Help, Maintenance, and Backups

      1. Navigating the Help System
      2. "What's This?": Help for Dialog Boxes
      3. Getting Help from Microsoft
      4. PC Maintenance: Internet Security
      5. Security Center
      6. Automatic Updates
      7. Microsoft Backup
  5. Life On the Network

    1. Chapter 12 User Accounts

      1. Introducing User Accounts
      2. Setting Up Accounts
      3. Setting Up the Logon Process
    2. Chapter 13 The Home Network

      1. The Network Setup Wizard
      2. Simple File Sharing
      3. The Shared Documents Folder
      4. Sharing Your Own Folders
      5. Accessing Other Computers
      6. Working with Network Files
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