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Alan Simpson's Windows XP Bible, Desktop Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5722-4
720 pages
March 2004
Alan Simpson


Focusing on Windows XP functionality, this Bible is value-packed and covers the basics (e.g., navigating a computer) as well as how to use the most popular Internet features; customize the work environment; maintain and tweak the system; use general techniques for working with text, numbers, and graphics. The Desktop Edition offers the very best content from the Windows XP Bible, combined with new coverage of Media Player, Movie Maker, and Service Pack 1, and features sidebars with annoyances, workarounds, solutions, and tips.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xxix

Part I: Beginner’s Crash Course 1

Chapter 1: Getting Started 3

Chapter 2: Workin’ It 23

Chapter 3: Getting Help When You Need It 41

Part II: Programs, Documents, and Folders 55

Chapter 4: Running Programs 57

Chapter 5: Navigating Your Folders 75

Chapter 6: Working with Documents 99

Chapter 7: Type, Edit, Copy, and Paste 123

Chapter 8: Printing and Faxing Documents 141

Part III: Using the Internet 161

Chapter 9: Getting Online 63

Chapter 10: Browsing the World Wide Web 173

Chapter 11: Sending and Receiving E-mail 209

Chapter 12: Using a .NET Passport 245

Chapter 13: Keeping It Safe 283

Part IV: Fun with Multimedia 301

Chapter 14: Using Your Camera and Scanner 303

Chapter 15: Playing with Pictures 319

Chapter 16: Music and Video with Media Player 9 333

Chapter 17: Managing Music, Making CDs 359

Chapter 18: Making Home Movies 383

Part V: Getting Organized, Staying Organized 417

Chapter 19: Managing Files and Folders 419

Chapter 20: Using Your Hard Disk 447

Chapter 21: Using Floppies, CDs, and DVDs 477

Chapter 22: Working with Compressed (Zip) Files 501

Part VI: Have It Your Way 513

Chapter 23: Creating and Managing User Accounts 515

Chapter 24: Personalizing Your Desktop 533

Chapter 25: Expanding Your System 561

Chapter 26: Disaster Prevention and Recovery 577

Part VII: Connecting Your Computers 591

Chapter 27: Design and Create Your Own Network 593

Chapter 28: Sharing Things on a Network 613

Appendix A: Installing Windows XP 627

Appendix B: Shortcut Key Quick Reference 633

Index 639

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Author Information

Alan Simpson is the author of more than 90 computer books, on topics ranging from Windows to word processing and Web-page design to databases. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have sold millions of copies throughout the world. Prior to becoming a full-time author, Alan taught computer science at the college level and served as a computerized training consultant to the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.
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