Complete idiot's guide to windows xp


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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Windows XP is not a book for nerds, geeks, or anyone else who regards a pocket protector as the height of fashion. Instead, this book is aimed squarely at people who, through no fault of their own, have ended up with Windows XP installed on their computer and they want some guidance on how to tame this new beast. This completely revised edition covers both Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. It includes all the new Windows XP features, including the new interface, the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express, Windows Media Player 8, the new digital media features, and more.


1.New News Is Good News: New Windows XP Features.

More Windows Equals More Computer. Some Spit and Polish on the Fit and Finish. New Multimedia Bells and Whistles. What's New on the Internet Front. A Few More Nouveau Riches.

2.A Field Guide to Windows XP.

Starting Windows XP. What's What in the Windows Screen. Some Mouse and Keyboard Fundamentals. Making It Legit: Activating Your Copy of Windows XP. Quittin' Time: Shutting Down Windows.

3.Making Your Programs Do What You Want Them to Do.

How to Start a Program. Now What? Getting a Program to Do Something Useful. Switching from One Program to Another. When Enough's Enough: Quitting a Program.

4.Your Twenty-Minute Window Workout.

Warming Up: A Window Walkabout. Breaking a Sweat: Window Exercises. Window Weightlifting: Using Scrollbars. Scrolling with a 'Wheel' Mouse.

5.Saving, Opening, Printing, and Other Document Lore.

'What's Up, Doc(ument)?' Manufacturing a New Document. The All-Important Save Command. Getting It Right: Text Editing for Beginners. Closing a Document. Opening an Existing Document. Sending a Document to the Printer.

6.Using My Computer to Fiddle with Files and Folders.

My, Oh, My: Learning About Your Computer Using My Computer. Workaday File and Folder Maintenance. Finding a File in That Mess You Call a Hard Disk. Launching a Program with the Run Command.

7.Installing and Uninstalling Programs and Devices.

The Welcome Wagon: Installing a Program. The Bum's Rush: Uninstalling a Program. Device Advice I: Installing Hardware. Device Advice II: Removing Hardware.


8.Playing with Pictures.

The Alphabet Soup of Picture File Formats. A Tour of the My Pictures Folder. Capturing a Picture of the Screen.

9.Graphics Gadgetry: Working with Scanners and Digital Cameras.

Installing a Scanner or Digital Camera. Getting Images from Your Scanner or Camera. Browsing Digital Camera Images.

10.Giving Your Right Brain a Workout with Paint.

A Tour of the Paint Studio. Tool Time: How to Use the Paint Tools. Erasing Paint Mistakes. Other Ways to Zoom. 'I've Got a Cutout Now What?' Setting the Image Attributes.

11.Sights and Sounds: Music and Other Multimedia.

Notes About Multimedia Files. Notes About Multimedia Hardware. Making Multimedia Whoopee with Media Player. Messing with Media Player's Audio CD Features. Rollin' Your Own Music: Copying Tracks to a CD or Device. Web Waves: Listening to Internet Radio. Assigning Sounds to Things Windows XP Does.

12.Creating Movies with Windows Movie Maker.

What Hardware Do You Need to Use Movie Maker? A Tour of the Movie Maker Screen. Adding Video to a Project. Hip Clip Tips: Working with Clips. From Projector to Project: Creating Your Movie Project.

13.Avoiding Fistfights While Sharing Your Computer.

Understanding Windows XP's New User Accounts. Creating a New Account. Changing an Existing Account. Logging On to an Account. Sharing Documents with (and Hiding Them from) Other Users.


14.Prose Programs: Windows XP's Writing Tools.

Using Notepad for Garden-Variety Text Files. Using WordPad for Fancier Word Processing Files. Finding and Replacing Text. Using Character Map for Foreign Characters and Other Symbols.

15.Fax-It-Yourself: Using Windows XP's Faxing Features.