Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies: Edition 2

For Dummies

Windows is the number one operating system in the world.  There’s a lot to Windows XP, with office productivity applications, multimedia features, the Internet, and security upgrades. Now and then, you probably wish you could call Tech Support.

That’s when you’ll be grateful to have nine books about Windows XP in one — Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Second Edition.  It replaces a whole shelf of reference books and covers

  • Windows XP basics
  • Customization
  • The Internet
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Network
  • Hardware
  • Multimedia
  • Windows Media Center
  • Wired and wireless networks

Fully updated with the latest information on Microsoft’s improved security features, the newest on multimedia applications and Windows Media Center, and plenty of additional stuff to help you decide about broadband Internet connections, this edition of Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies makes Windows XP manageable.   It helps you

  • Get started with Windows XP, search for files, use shortcuts, deal with common problems, and take advantage of built-in help
  • Customize your desktop, menus, icons, and startup programs
  • Protect your PC by using Windows Firewall, appropriate virus protection, and other security measures
  • Compare browsers, connect to the Internet, choose the right e-mail program, and manage newsgroups and chats
  • Work with digital images, download and play music, burn CDs, find out about digital camcorders, and create movies with Movie Maker
  • Decide whether a Media Center PC is right for you
  • Create a home network and troubleshoot any problems that come up

With thumbtabs that make it easy to find what you’re looking for and the famous For Dummies cheat sheet in the front, this book is designed to make life with Windows XP a lot easier, happier, safer, and a whole lot more fun.

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About the author

Woody Leonhard is the author of Windows XP Timesaving Techniques For Dummies. He's won more Computer Press Awards than any other writer, and his newsletters reach 500,000 subscribers.

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Publisher
For Dummies
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Published on
Oct 8, 2004
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Pages
813
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ISBN
9780764584961
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Operating Systems / General
Computers / Operating Systems / Windows Server
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Peter Weverka
What’s a Gigabook? A collection of just about everything you need to know on a topic, all in one convenient place!  Windows XP Gigabook For Dummies takes the best from five other For Dummies books and squeezes out everything but the most important stuff. This single super-sized reference — more than 800 pages’ worth — gives you a go-to guide on everything connected with Windows XP, PCs and peripherals, the Internet, Office 2003, and Money 2004. You might think of it as a “greatest hits” collection.

Want to know how to set up, navigate, use, and maintain Windows XP? It’s all in Book I. Book II covers the care and feeding of PCs in general and takes you on a complete tour of peripherals—those add-ons that make computing cool. Want to explore the world via the World Wide Web? Check Book III. And if you finally have to do some work, check into Book IV, where you’ll get the complete story on Office 2003 and Money 2004. You’ll discover how to:

Customize Windows XP, set up user accounts, and share files Work with digital photos, Windows Media Player, and Windows Movie Maker Choose a printer, scanner, game hardware, and additional storage Set up a wireless home network Get online safely, protect your kids, create your own Web pages, and cruise for bargains on eBay Use Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint Manage your finances with Microsoft Money

Windows XP Gigabook For Dummies is packed with information that’s easy to find and even easier to understand. Keep it handy for reference—you’ll be gigapleased with how useful it is!

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