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Mastering Windows XP Home Edition, 2nd Edition

Mastering Windows XP Home Edition, 2nd Edition

Guy Hart-Davis

ISBN: 978-0-782-15221-0

Feb 2006

1043 pages

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Windows XP Home Edition is Microsoft's next generation operating system for home users. Unlike Windows 95/98/Me, Windows XP Home Edition is based on the same code as Windows NT/2000, a more reliable and powerful system.
  • Windows XP Home Edition makes it easier for families to set-up and switch between individual, personalized accounts, search for particular files and customize the way they manage files and folders. Other exciting features include Internet Explorer 6, the Photo Printing Wizard, and Windows Media Player 8, which includes DVD playback and CD burning utilities. Advanced features include a Network Setup Wizard, and Internet Connection Sharing and Firewall support.

Essential Skills to Windows XP Home Edition.

Part I: Up and Running with Windows XP Home Edition.

Chapter 1: Introducing Windows XP Home Edition.

Chapter 2: Installing Windows XP Home Edition.

Chapter 3: Getting Started with Windows XP Home Edition.

Chapter 4: Customizing Your Desktop.

Chapter 5: Installing, Removing, and Running Programs.

Chapter 6: Managing Your Files and Folders.

Chapter 7: Making the Most of the Bundled Programs.

Chapter 8: Finding Help to Solve Your XP Problems.

Part II: Administering and Troubleshooting Windows XP Home.

Chapter 9: Managing Users and Accounts.

Chapter 10: Sharing and File Types.

Chapter 11: Managing Your Disks and Drives.

Chapter 12: Working with the Registry.

Chapter 13: Installing, Configuring, and Managing Printers and Fonts.

Chapter 14: Managing Hardware, Drivers, and Power.

Chapter 15: Using XP Home Edition on a Portable Computer.

Chapter 16: Optimizing Windows XP Home Edition.

Chapter 17: Backup, Troubleshooting, and Disaster Recovery.

Part III: Communications, the Internet, and the Web.

Chapter 18: Connecting to the Internet.

Chapter 19: Surfing the Web with Internet Explorer.

Chapter 20: Using Address Book.

Chapter 21: E-mail with Outlook Express.

Chapter 22: Reading News with Outlook Express.

Chapter 23: Instant Messaging with Windows Messenger.

Chapter 24: Giving and Getting Remote Assistance.

Chapter 25: Publishing Information to the Web.

Part IV: Audio, Video, and Games.

Chapter 26: Windows Media Player.

Chapter 27: Working with Pictures and Videos.

Chapter 28: Burning CDs on XP.

Chapter 29: Playing Games on XP Home Edition.

Part V: Networking Windows XP Home Edition.

Chapter 30: Understanding Windows Networking.

Chapter 31: Building a Home or Home-Office Network.

Chapter 32: Sharing Resources on Your Network.

Chapter 33: Securing Your Network.

Chapter 34: Connecting to a Remote Computer or Network.

Appendix A: Windows Basics.

Appendix B: Faxing and Telephony.


Bonus Chapter 01: Installation Walkthroughs
Bonus Chapter 02: Making Movies with Windows Movie Maker
Bonus Chapter 03: Sharing and Conferencing with NetMeeting