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Windows 98 to go
Grace, Rich.
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Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. ; London : Prentice Hall, 2000.
Physical Description:
xv, 251 pages ; 24 cm
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QA76.76.O63 R538 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Work faster and smarter with Windows 98 Windows 98 To Go is a concise collection of expert advice, troubleshooting tips, workarounds, and practical solutions to the problems Windows 98 users of all levels frequently encounter. You dont have to read this book from beginning to end. Weve divided the key topics into self-contained chapters that let you jump right to the section that interests you now. Need to set up a second display monitor for your system? Theres a section on that. Want to set up Virtual Private Networks? We have a section for that. Need to optimize your disks performance? You guessed it-theres a section for that. Windows 98 To Go provides step-by-step guidance for setting up or correcting critical Windows components, including tips on how to get your hardware running properly and how to troubleshoot problems with peripherals. It explains how you can set up your file systems for fast access and better data protection and how to expand your existing disk drives, in addition to showing you the most commonly unused techniques for configuring the way Windows 98 looks and behaves. Other topics covered include setting up your own Web server, setting up a simple network, Vi

Author Notes

Rich Grace is author of a wide variety of computing books, including The Benchmark Book and The Lingo Handbook (Prentice Hall PTR).

Table of Contents

1 Installing Hardware
Introducing the Device Manager
Introducing Microsoft System Information
Installing and Using Dual Monitors
Using Hardware Profiles to Manage Devices in Your Computer
Adjusting Power Management Features
Atomic Glossary
2 Managing Your Disks for Faster Performance
Creating a Windows 98 Boot Floppy
Creating a Windows 98 Startup Disk
Checking Virtual Memory Settings
Adjusting the Virtual Cache
Checking and Cleaning Up Disk Space
Converting FAT16 to FAT
Compressing a Hard Disk
Handling Drivespace 3 Problems
Scanning a Hard Disk
Defragmenting a Hard Disk
Eliminating Unneeded Files and Directories
Cleaning Off Applications
Installing a Second Hard Disk
Replacing a Hard Drive With a Bigger Disk
Atomic Glossary
Partitioning and Formatting a Hard Disk
3 Making Your Desktop More Productive
Selecting a Monitor
Understanding Your Video Card
Changing Screen Resolution and Color Depth
Introducing the Active Desktop
Enabling the Active Desktop
Getting Rid of the Active Desktop
Changing Folder Display Options
Changing the Desktop Background
Changing the Desktop Color Scheme
Creating New Desktop Settings
Atomic Glossary
4 Managing Your Stuff: Files and Folders
General Use of the Mouse
Copying an Individual File
Copying Multiple Files
Moving an Individual File
Moving Multiple Files
Copying Folders
Moving Folders
Creating Folders
Renaming Files and Folders
Finding Files and Folders
Finding Files by Type
Showing File and Folder Properties
Atomic Glossary
5 Internet Connections
Opening Dial-Up Networking for the First Time
Configuring Your Modem in Dial-Up Networking
Selecting the Correct Dial-Up Server Type
Setting Name Server IP Address Settings
Dialing Up the Internet
Troubleshooting DUN Problems
DUN Passwords
Using Multilink to Increase Transmission Speed
Removing Temp Files From Internet Explorer's Cache
Setting Advanced Internet Properties and Conveniently Changing Dial-Up Connections
Sharing a Connection
Atomic Glossary
6 Accessing Windows 98 Systems Remotely: Remote Access Client
Setting Up a Remote Access Connection
Selecting a Server Type
Connecting to Your Server
Dialing Out From Hotel Rooms
Using a Calling Card
Virtual Private Networks
Setting Up a Virtual Private Network
Testing and Running the VPN
Atomic Glossary
7 Your Personal Web Server
Introducing Intranets
Installing the Personal Web Server
Setting Up the Default Home Page
Enabling User Access
Monitoring Web Server Activity
Viewing Your Intranet's Home Directory
Publishing Web Page Files
Removing Published Files
Refreshing Published Files
Editing Your Default Home Page
Viewing Your Guest Book
Reading Messages in Your Drop Box
Glancing at FrontPage Express
Getting Help and Learning More About Personal Web Server
Atomic Glossary
8 Basic Networking With Windows
Understanding Network Neighborhood
Understanding Permissions and Access Rights
Installing a Network Card
Understanding Networking Protocols
Checking For and Installing Networking Protocols
Configuring the Client for Microsoft Networks
Sharing Devices With Other Users
Accessing Shared Resources
Searching for Other Computers in Network Neighborhood
Mapping a Networked Hard Disk to a Drive Letter
Capturing a Networked Printer
Atomic Glossary
9 Trouble-Free Networking
Understanding TCP/IP Terminology
Installing TCP/IP
Assigning an IP Address
Setting Up a Windows 98 Client to Use WINS Services
Setting Up a Windows 98 Client to Use DNS Services
Setting Up a Windows 98 Client to Use DHCP Services
Adding Gateways
Checking Your Computer's TCP/IP Configuration
Atomic Glossary
10 Managing Network Clients
Network Management and Windows
Understanding User Profiles
Enabling User Profiles
Adjusting Profile Settings
Setting Up Your Computer to Be Used by More than One Person
Setting Up a Windows 98 System to Connect to Novell NetWare
Enabling Windows 98's Remote Administration Features
Atomic Glossary
Installing and Using Net Watcher and System Monitor