Mastering Windows XP Home Edition, 3rd Edition
By Guy Hart-Davis
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: February 2006
Pages: 1009

The Only Windows XP Home Edition Resource You Need—Now CompletelyUpdated

Here's the insider knowledge you need to maximizeMicrosoft's powerful home operating system, whether you're moving straight to XPor upgrading from Windows 98 or Me. This encyclopedic guide delivers fullcoverage of every topic from installation and multimedia, to security andnetworking. Beginners can start off by using Windows XP on a stand-alone computerand connecting to the Internet, while experienced users can quickly build andsecure a home network, work with the Registry to change XP's behavior, andoptimize and troubleshoot Windows XP.

Coverage includes:

  • Upgrading from Windows 98 or Me
  • Taking full advantage of XPmulti-user support
  • Customizing Windows XP
  • Installing, removing, andrunning programs
  • Sharing files securely--or keeping them private
  • Addinghardware and installing drivers
  • Connecting your computer or network to theInternet
  • Sending secure e-mail and minimizing spam
  • Communicating via thelatest versions of Windows Messenger
  • Using Windows Firewall
  • Getting andgiving help via the Internet
  • Enjoying audio, video, and DVDs with WindowsMedia Player 10
  • Burning audio and data CDs
  • Building a secure homenetwork
  • Using Microsoft PowerToys
  • Using VPNs and connecting to a companynetwork
  • Setting up wireless networks with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
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