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Title:
Sams teach yourself more Windows 98 in 24 hours
Author:
Miller, Michael, 1958-
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : Sams, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xvii, 429 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"24 proven one-hour lessons"--Cover p. [1.].

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780672313431
Format :
Book

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Summary

Sams Teach Yourself More Windows 98 in 24 Hours takes users beyond Windows 98 basics and gives them the inside knowledge on how to get more out of their operating system. This title teaches users how to enhance software performance, upgrade system hardware, take full advantage of Internet features, and troubleshoot Windows 98 problems. It also introduces users to more advanced topics, such as editing the Registry, hooking up to a network, and using TweakUI, Plus 98, and the Microsoft Resource Kit. This title also offers a special appendix with 30 one-minute tips to help users get the most out of Windows 98, along with a quick-start refresher chapter on Windows 98 basics.


Author Notes

Michael Miller has been involved with the publishing industry since 1987, as both an executive and an author. He currently serves as Vice President of Business Strategy for Macmillan Publishing, where he helps to develop the company's strategic vision. He is also the author of twenty-two computer books that, together, have sold more than 500,000 copies and have been reprinted in more than a half-dozen different languages. His most recent books are Using Windows 98 Preview Edition, Using Windows 95, and Easy Internet, 2nd Edition.


Table of Contents

I Revisiting The Windows 98 Desktop
Hour 1 Windows 98 Refresher Course
Launching and Exiting Windows
Understanding the Windows Desktop
Four New Actions You Need to Master for Windows
98 Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 2 Organizing Your Desktop
Active Desktop Versus Classic Desktop: Your Choice
Personalizing the Taskbar
Working with Toolbars
Working with Shortcuts
Arranging Your Desktop
Personalizing the Start Menu
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 3 Customizing Your Desktop
Understanding the Windows Control Panel
Setting the Time, Date, and Locality for Your System
Managing Windows Fonts
Managing StartUp and Send to
Personalizing Your Desktop's Background and Colors
Using Screen Savers
Setting up Windows for Multiple Users
Personalizing Your Input Devices
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 4 Maximizing File Management
Choosing Between My Computer and Windows Explorer
Web View versus Classic View: Take Your Pick
Using Toolbars
Changing the Look of My Computer and Windows Explorer
Advanced File Management
Working with Deleted Files and the Recycle Bin
Working with File Types
Ten File-Management Tips
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
II Enhancing Software Performance
Hour 5 Installing and Configuring Windows Software
Managing Your Windows Installation
Installing and Uninstalling Software Programs
Launching and Exiting Windows Applications
Using Multiple Programs Together
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 6 Installing and Configuring Dos Software and Games
Installing and Uninstalling DOS Programs
Using DOS Programs
Working from the MS-DOS Prompt
Running Troublesome DOS Applications
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
III Upgrading Your System Hardware
Hour 7 Installing and Configuring New Hardware and Peripherals
Ten Tips for Upgrading Your System for Windows
98 Installing New Hardware
Dealing with Device Drivers
Troubleshooting Hardware Problems
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 8 Setting Up and Using Printers and Fax Devices
Installing and Configuring Printers
Printing from the Desktop
Managing Print Jobs from Print Manager
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 9 Setting Up and Using Modems
Configuring Your Modem
Diagnosing Modem Problems
Creating a New Internet Connection
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 10 Setting Up and Using Audio and Video Options
Managing Windows's Audio Options
Configuring and Using MIDI Audio
Audio Playback with Windows
98 Managing Windows's Video Options
Watching Video on Your PC
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 11 Setting Up and Using Disk Drives
Make More Space on Your Hard Disk with DriveSpace
3 Make More Space on Large Drives with FAT32
Installing a New Hard Disk Drive
Installing Portable Zip and Jaz Drives
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
IV Supercharging The Internet
Hour 12 Becoming a Super Web Surfer with Internet Explorer
Configuring Internet Explorer
Managing Your Favorite Sites
Searching the Web
Advanced Web Surfing with Internet Explorer
Safe and Secure Browsing
Alternative Ways to Surf
Enhancing Your Browsing Experience
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 13 Enhancing Your Email with Outlook Express
Configuring Outlook Express for Email
Working with File Attachments
Sending More Sophisticated Messages
Managing Your Address Book
Advanced Email Operations
All About Email Mailing Lists
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 14 Maximizing Usenet Newsgroups with Outlook Express
Setting Up Outlook Express and Subscribing and Posting to Newsgroups
Working with File Attachments
Advanced Newsgroup Operations
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 15 Creating Your Own Web Pages with FrontPage Express
An HTML Primer
Creating a Web Page--the Easy Way
Creating a Web Page from Scratch
Publishing Your Web Pages
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 16 Talking to Other Internet Users with Netmeeting and Microsoft Chat
Using NetMeeting
Using Microsoft Chat
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
V Maximizing Windows 98 Performance
Hour 17 Enhancing Windows 98 With Microsoft Plus! 98
Finding and Installing Microsoft Plus!
98 Using the System Maintenance Tools in Plus!
98 Using the Fun Parts of Plus!
98 Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 18 Supercharging Windows 98 with TweakUI and the Resource Kit
Using TweakUI
Using the Windows 98 Resource Kit Sampler
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 19 Backing Up and Recovering Data
Creating and Using a Windows 98 Startup Disk
Backing Up and Restoring Data
Recovering from a Disaster with Microsoft System Recovery
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 20 Advanced System Maintenance
Memory Maintenance
Hard Disk Maintenance
File Maintenance
Monitoring the Performance of Your System
Other System Maintenance
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 21 Editing and Repairing the Registry
Managing Your Registry
Editing the Registry
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 22 Using Windows 98 on a Network
Setting Up a Network
Connecting Your Computer to a Network
Sharing Resources with Other Computers on Your Network
Installing and Using a Network Printer
Connecting to the Internet from a Network
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 23 Using Windows 98 on a Portable Computer
Managing Resources on a Portable PC
Using Portable and Desktop PCs Together
Using Windows 98 with Palm-Sized Computers
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Hour 24 Troubleshooting Common Problems
Troubleshooting Basics
Solutions to Common Problems
A Windows Application Won't Run
Decoding Windows 98 Error Messages
Summary
Q&A
Appendix
Extra Credit: 30 One-Minute Windows Tips
Tips for Customizing Your Desktop
Tips for Starting Up and Shutting Down
Tips for Changing the Way Windows Works
Tips for Managing Files
Tips for Input and Output
Tips for Using Outlook Express
Tips for Surfing the World Wide Web
Index