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Windows XP For Dummies
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Windows XP is the most powerful of Microsoft's Windows software -- software that's been updated many times since starting to breathe in January 1985. XP is short for Experience, but Microsoft calls it Windows XP to give it a more modern--day, "at--this--happening--moment" sound. Someday, sometime, something in Windows XP will eventually leave you scratching your head. No other program brings so many buttons, bars, and babble to the screen. Windows XP For Dummies is for everyone who has a clue about what they want to do with their computers. Bypassing the technical hoopla, this friendly reference comes to the rescue when Windows XP stumps you or when you're feeling spunky and want to dig into deeper details of the ever--popular operating system. In either case, you can expect to pick up information on Finding the file you saved or downloaded yesterday Moving those little windows around on the screen with the mouse Making Windows XP run like your older versions of Windows Starting and closing programs by clicking the mouse button Making Windows XP work again when it's misbehaving Beginning with the basics, this book explains all the Windows XP stuff that everybody thinks they already know -- until the program starts tossing them stumbling blocks. Windows XP For Dummies clears the way to Navigating the new Start menu and taskbar with ease Setting up a secure Internet connection Having a good time with digital photos, music, and videos Personalizing XP for each member of your family Fixing common problems using System Restore and online resources Most people meet up with Windows XP by something other than choice. Their new computer probably came with a version already installed; maybe the workplace introduced a Windows XP update; or perhaps the latest version of their favorite program required Windows XP. Any in case, Windows XP For Dummies helps you adjust easily to the new Windows kid in town -- and even enjoy his company!
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Introduction. PART I: Bare--Bones Windows XP Stuff. Chapter 1: What Is Windows XP? Chapter 2: Ignore This Chapter on Computer Parts. Chapter 3: Windows XP Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know. PART II: Making Windows XP Do Something. Chapter 4: Starting Windows XP. Chapter 5: Field Guide to Buttons, Bars, Boxes, Folders, and Files. Chapter 6: Moving Windows Around. Chapter 7: I Can't Find It! Chapter 8: That "Cut and Paste" Stuff (Moving Around Words, Pictures, and Sounds). Chapter 9: Sharing It All on the Network. PART III: Using Windows XP Applications (And Surfing the Web). Chapter 10: Your Desktop, Start Button, and Taskbar (And Free Programs). Chapter 11: That Scary My Computer Program. Chapter 12: Cruising the Web, Sending E--Mail, and Using Newsgroups. Chapter 13: Sound! Movies! Media Player! PART IV: Help! Chapter 14: Customizing Windows XP (Fiddling with the Control Panel). Chapter 15: The Case of the Broken Window. Chapter 16: Figuring Out Those Annoying Pop--Up Messages. Chapter 17: Help on the Windows XP Help System. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Exciting New Windows XP Features. Chapter 19: Ten Aggravating Things about Windows XP (And How to Fix Them). Chapter 20: Ten (Or So) Windows XP Icons and What They Do. Chapter 21: Ten Most Frequently Asked Windows Questions. Appendix: Glossary. Index. Book Registration Information.

About the Author

Andy Rathbone has more than 15 million For Dummies books in print, including Windows ME For Dummies and Upgrading & Fixing PCs For Dummies.

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"...humorous and irreverent approach...user-friendly instructional tool that will guide even the most apprehensive user through a number of basic tasks..." (Personal Computer World, October 2002)

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