Mastering Windows XP Home Edition, 2nd Edition
By Hart-Davis
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: February 2006
Pages: 1043

The Only Windows XP Home Edition Resource You Need—Now Updated and Expanded

Here's the insider knowledge you need to make the most of Microsoft’s powerful home operating system, whether you’re moving straight to XP or upgrading from Windows 98 or Me. Combining a fully visual treatment of essential XP skills with detailed explanations of the whys behind Windows configuration, this comprehensive guide delivers full coverage of every topic from installation and networking, to backup and multimedia.

Coverage includes:

  • Upgrading from Windows 98 or Me
  • Performing a clean installation
  • Taking full advantage of XP multi-user support
  • Customizing Windows
  • Installing, removing, and running programs
  • Securely sharing files
  • Adding hardware and installing drivers
  • Connecting your computer or network to the Internet
  • Sending secure email and minimizing spam
  • Chatting using text, voice, and video
  • Getting and giving help via the Internet
  • Enjoying audio, video, and DVDs
  • Burning audio and data CDs
  • Building a secure home network
  • Using Microsoft PowerToys
  • Using VPNs and connecting to a company network
Windows XP Essential Skills
The Essential Skills section contains step-by-step visual instructions for performing 37 essential tasks in XP, from logging on and off and using Fast User Switching to burning CDs, installing and removing programs, using the System Restore feature, and much more.
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