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Microsoft Windows XP: Simply Visual, 2nd Edition

Microsoft Windows XP: Simply Visual, 2nd Edition

Faithe Wempen

ISBN: 978-0-782-14394-2

Nov 2004

443 pages

Select type: Paperback


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Learning How to Use Windows XP Has Never Been Easier!

This highly illustrated introduction to the latest release of Windows XP is packed with easy-to-follow lessons that make learning simple. Just follow the screens and instructions, step by step, and you'll understand the most essential and frequently used features of Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition. If you want to explore beyond the basics, you'll find tips on customizing your computer, setting up a home network, and much more.

Master all the fundamental skills, including:

  • Navigating and managing files and folders
  • Installing and running programs with Windows XP
  • Working with photographs and still images
  • Playing with music and videos
  • Customizing the look and function of Windows XP
  • Setting up a home network
  • Connecting your computer to the Internet
  • Exploring the web
  • Communicating online
  • Customizing your online experience
  • Optimizing system performance
  • Safeguarding and troubleshooting your system
  • Installing new hardware


Part 1: Navigating and Managing Files and Folders in Windows XP.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows XP Home Edition.

Chapter 2: Navigating in a Window.

Chapter 3: Managing Files, Folders, and Disks.

Chapter 4: Setting File Management Options.

Part 2: Running Programs with Windows XP.

Chapter 5: Program Basics and Exploring Accessories.

Chapter 6: Installing New Programs.

Chapter 7: Organizing Your Programs.

Part 3: Working with Multimedia Content.

Chapter 8: Working with Photographs and Still Images.

Chapter 9: Playing Music and Videos.

Chapter 10: Creating Your Own Sounds and Videos.

Part 4: Customizing Windows XP.

Chapter 11: Adjusting Screen Appearance.

Chapter 12: Customizing System Settings.

Chapter 13: Managing Fonts and Printers.

Chapter 14: Sharing a PC with Multiple Users.

Part 5: Online and Network Connectivity.

Chapter 15: Setting Up a Home Network.

Chapter 16: Connecting to the Internet.

Chapter 17: Exploring the Web.

Chapter 18: Communicating Online.

Chapter 19: Customizing Your Online Experience.

Part 6: System Maintenance.

Chapter 20: Optimizing System Performance.

Chapter 21: Safeguarding and Troubleshooting.

Chapter 22: Installing New Hardware.