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TitleWindows XP for Dummies (ISBN - 0764573268)
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Table of Contents
                            Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition
	About the Author
	Author’s Acknowledgments
	Contents at a Glance
	Table of Contents
		About This Book
		How to Use This Book
		And What about You?
		How This Book Is Organized
		Icons Used in This Book
		Where to Go from Here
	Part I: Windows XP Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know
		Chapter 1: What Is Windows XP?
			What Is Windows and Why Are You Using It?
			Windows XP’s Luggage: Service Packs
		Chapter 2: The Desktop, Start Menu, and Other Windows XP Mysteries
			Being Welcomed to the World of Windows XP
			The Desktop
			The Start Button’s Reason to Live
			Bellying Up to the Taskbar
			Logging Off from Windows
		Chapter 3: Basic Windows Mechanics
			Dissecting a Typical Window
			Filling Out Bothersome Dialog Boxes
			Maneuvering Windows around the Desktop
		Chapter 4: Flipping Through Files, Folders, Floppies, and CDs
			Browsing My Computer’s File Cabinets
			Getting the Lowdown on Folders
			Peering into Your Drives and Folders
			Creating a New Folder
			Renaming a File or Folder
			Selecting Bunches of Files or Folders
			Getting Rid of a File or Folder
			Copying or Moving Files and Folders
			Seeing More Information about Files and Folders
			What’s That Windows Explorer Thing?
			Writing to CDs and DVDs
			Floppy Disks and Memory Cards
	Part II: Working with Programs and Files
		Chapter 5: Playing with Programs and Documents
			Starting a Program
			Opening a Document
			Saving a Document
			Choosing Which Program Opens a File
			Taking the Lazy Way with a Shortcut
			The Absolutely Essential Guide to Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
			Windows XP’s Free Programs!
		Chapter 6: I Can’t Find It!
			Finding Lost Windows on the Desktop
			Finding Lost Files, Folders, Music, Photos, Videos, People, or Computers
		Chapter 7: Printing, Faxing, and Scanning
			Printing Your Masterwork
			Sending and Receiving Faxes in Windows XP
			Scanning a Photo, Letter, Receipt, or Clothing Stain
	Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet
		Chapter 8: Cruising the Web
			What Is the Internet?
			What’s an ISP and Why Do I Need One?
			Setting Up Internet Explorer the First Time
			How Do I Navigate the Web with Microsoft Internet Explorer?
			The Web Page Says It Needs a Weird Plug-In Thing!
			Saving Information from the Internet
			It Doesn’t Work!
			The Pages Won’t All Fit on My Screen!
		Chapter 9: Sending Mail and Instant Messages
			Using Outlook Express
			Bugging Friends with Windows Messenger
		Chapter 10: Safe Computing
			Assessing Your Safety in XP’s Security Center
			Staying Safe on the Internet
			Maintaining Your Privacy in Windows XP
	Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows XP
		Chapter 11: Customizing Windows XP with the Control Panel
			Finding the Right Switch in the Control Panel
			Changing Windows’ Appearance and Themes
			Changing Network and Internet Connections
			Adding or Removing Programs
			Adjusting Windows XP’s Sounds
			Performance and Maintenance
			Adding Printers and Other Hardware
			Fiddling with User Accounts
			Setting the Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options
			Accessibility Options
			Security Center
			Icons to Avoid
		Chapter 12: Keeping Windows from Breaking
			Creating a Restore Point
			Tuning Up Windows XP with Built-In Maintenance Tools
			Fiddling with Drivers
			Cleaning Your Computer
		Chapter 13: Sharing One Computer with Several People
			Understanding User Accounts
			Setting Up or Changing User Accounts
			Switching Quickly between Users
			Changing a User Account’s Picture
			Setting Up Passwords and Security
		Chapter 14: Connecting Two or More Computers with a Network
			Understanding a Network’s Parts
			Setting Up a Small Network
			Setting Up a Wireless Connection
			Troubleshooting a Network
			Sharing and Accessing Your Computer’s Files and Folders
			Sharing a Printer on the Network
	Part V: Music, Movies, Memories (And Photos, Too)
		Chapter 15: Playing and Copying Music in Media Player
			Stocking Media Player’s Library
			Understanding Media Player’s Controls
			Playing CDs
			Playing DVDs
			Playing Videos and TV Shows
			Playing Music Files (MP3s and WMAs)
			Playing Internet Radio Stations
			Creating, Saving, and Editing Playlists
			Copying CDs to Your Hard Disk
			Duplicating Music CDs
			Copying Songs to Your Portable Player
			Buying Music and Movies from Online Stores
		Chapter 16: Fiddling with Photos and Movies
			Using Your Computer as a Digital Shoebox
			Creating, Editing, and Viewing Digital Movies
	Part VI: Help!
		Chapter 17: The Case of the Broken Window
			My New Computer Keeps Getting Shut Down!
			Restoring Calm with System Restore
			My Mouse Doesn’t Work Right
			My Double-Clicks Are Now Single Clicks!
			Making and Using a Password Reset Disk
			Making Older Programs Run under Windows XP
			It Says I Need to Be an Administrator!
			I’m Stuck in Menu Land
			All My Desktop Icons Vanished
			My Computer Is Frozen Up Solid
			The Printer Isn’t Working Right
		Chapter 18: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute
			Access Is Denied
			Allow This Page to Install ActiveX Controls
			Click Here to Activate Now
			Did You Notice the Information Bar?
			Do You Want to Run This File?
			Error Renaming File or Folder
			Found New Hardware
			Language Pack Installation
			Hiding Your Inactive Notification Icons
			If You Remove This File, You Will No Longer Be Able to Run This Program
			New Fax Received
			New Programs Installed
			New Updates Are Ready to Install
			The Publisher Could Not Be Verified
			There Are Unused Icons on Your Desktop
			To Help Protect Your Computer, Windows Firewall Has Blocked This Program . . .
			When You Send Information to the Internet . . .
			Windows Cannot Open This File
			You Have Files Waiting to Be Written to the CD
		Chapter 19: Moving from an Old Computer to a New One
			Using the File and Settings Transfer Wizard
			My New Computer Won’t Open My Old Computer’s Files!
			Disposing of the Old Computer
		Chapter 20: Help on the Windows XP Help System
			Get Me Some Help, and Fast!
			Consulting a Program’s Built-In Computer Guru
			Using the Windows Help and Support Center
	Part VII: The Part of Tens
		Chapter 21: Ten Aggravating Things about Windows XP (And How to Fix Them)
			Windows Makes Me Log On All the Time!
			Turning Down (Or Up) the Volume
			The Taskbar Keeps Disappearing!
			My Bar Full of Buttons Just Fell Off!
			Keeping Track of Open Windows
			Lining Up Two Windows on the Screen
			It Won’t Let Me Do Something Unless I’m an Administrator!
			My Folders List the Wrong Task Panes!
			What Version of Windows Do I Have?
			My Print Screen Key Doesn’t Work
		Chapter 22: Ten Things to Remember about Windows XP
			When in Doubt, Right-Click
			Create Restore Points
			Make Windows Update Automatic
			Show the Quick Launch Toolbar
			Add Your Favorite Goodies to the Quick Launch Toolbar
			Use the Show Desktop Icon
			Use BCC When Forwarding E-Mails
			Add Your Own User Account Picture
			Share Files with Other User Accounts
			Make Windows Open to the Size You Want
			Lock Your PC before Leaving
		Chapter 23: Ten Things to Look Forward to in the Next Version of Windows
			It Won’t Run Well on Older Computers
			Longhorn Looks Much Prettier
			New Improved Digital Photo Viewer
			Improved Security
			Improved Filing System
			Longhorn Supports DVD Burning
		Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows XP
			Upgrading to Windows XP
			Installing the Windows XP Upgrade

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