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Microsoft Windows 2000 professional step by step
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Redmond, WA : Microsoft Press, [2000]

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xxvi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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QA76.76.O63 M524133 2000 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks

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Users learn Windows 2000 at their own pace using the proven Step by Step methodology. This book packs eight hours of instruction -- featuring ample screen shots, illustrations, and real-world examples to make learning easy, plus CD-based practice files that are tightly integrated with the lessons. Its modular design lets users find their own starting point and drive their own instruction. A quick look guide provides easy visual navigation, while lay-flat binding lets readers follow the text with both hands at the keyboard. Users build mastery of new Windows features such as the Active Desktop TM and Active Directory, new support for DVD, better Internet and remote access features and security, OnNow technology, and more.

Table of Contents

QuickLook Guidep. vii
Finding Your Best Starting Pointp. xv
Finding Your Best Starting Point in This Bookp. xv
New Features in Windows 2000p. xvii
Using the Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Step by Step CD-ROMp. xix
Hardware Requirementsp. xx
Optional Hardwarep. xx
Network Requirementsp. xx
Installing the Practice Filesp. xxi
Using the Practice Filesp. xxi
Using the Multimedia Filesp. xxii
Uninstalling the Practice Filesp. xxii
Corrections, Comments, and Helpp. xviii
Visit Our World Wide Web Sitep. xviii
Conventions and Features in This Bookp. xxv
Conventionsp. xxv
Other Features of This Bookp. xxvi
Part 1 Getting Started With Microsoft Windows 2000 Professionalp. 1
Lesson 1 Touring Microsoft Windows 2000 Professionalp. 3
Starting Windows 2000p. 4
Understanding Windows 2000 Componentsp. 6
Starting Programsp. 11
Moving, Resizing, and Closing Windowsp. 13
Making Windows Activep. 16
Shutting Down Windows 2000p. 18
Lesson Wrap-Upp. 20
Glossaryp. 20
Quick Referencep. 23
Lesson 2 Getting Help When You Need Itp. 25
Using the Help Systemp. 26
Creating Complex Searchesp. 27
Creating a List of Favorite Help Topicsp. 31
Troubleshootingp. 35
Other Sources for Helpp. 37
Using Windows Updatep. 41
Lesson Wrap-Upp. 45
Glossaryp. 46
Quick Referencep. 47
Lesson 3 Managing Files and Foldersp. 49
Navigating Through Foldersp. 50
Opening Filesp. 54
Printing a Filep. 57
Sorting Fiilesp. 58
Searching for Files and File Contentp. 60
Creating Files and Foldersp. 63
Moving, Copying, and Renaming Folders and Filesp. 66
Deleting Files and Foldersp. 69
Lesson Wrap-Upp. 71
Glossaryp. 71
Quick Referencep. 72
Part 1 Review and Practicep. 75
Part 2 Getting Connectedp. 79
Lesson 4 Using Windows on a Networkp. 81
Using My Network Placesp. 82
Directly Connecting Two Computersp. 86
Changing Passwordsp. 91
Setting Up a Userp. 94
Sharing a Folderp. 97
Mapping a Network Drivep. 100
Lesson Wrap-Upp. 102
Glossaryp. 103
Quick Referencep. 104
Lesson 5 Accessing and Browsing the Internetp. 107
Connecting to the Internetp. 108
Navigating the Webp. 113
Finding What You Need on the Webp. 117
Keeping Track of Web Sitesp. 118
Subscribing to a Newsgroupp. 120
Lesson Wrap-Upp. 126
Glossaryp. 127
Quick Referencep. 128
Lesson 6 Communicating with Othersp. 131
Managing E-Mail Messages with Outlook Expressp. 132
Keeping Track of Contactsp. 136
Organizing Your Messagesp. 139
Using the Send Fax Wizardp. 143
Lesson Wrap-Upp. 147
Glossaryp. 148
Quick Referencep. 148
Part 2 Review and Practicep. 151
Part 3 Getting The Most From Windows 2000 Professionalp. 155
Lesson 7 Customizing Your Desktopp. 157
Creating Shortcut Icons on the Desktopp. 158
Arranging Icons on the Desktopp. 162
Changing the Appearance of the Desktopp. 164
Applying a Screen Saverp. 166
Adding Active Desktop Itemsp. 168
Changing Mouse Propertiesp. 172
Customizing the Start Menup. 174
Customizing the Taskbarp. 177
Lesson Wrap-Upp. 179
Glossaryp. 180
Quick Referencep. 180
Lesson 8 Using Windows On The Gop. 183
Using Power Schemesp. 184
Creating a Dial-Up Network Connectionp. 186
Using Web Files Offlinep. 191
Using the Synchronization Managerp. 193
Setting File and Folder Security Optionsp. 194
Lesson Wrap-Upp. 197
Glossaryp. 198
Quick Referencep. 199
Lesson 9 Working with Software and Hardwarep. 201
Configuring Windows Componentsp. 202
Installing Softwarep. 205
Removing Softwarep. 209
Adding a Printer Driverp. 211
Installing Plug and Play Hardwarep. 215
Installing Non-Plug and Play Hardwarep. 217
Lesson Wrap-Upp. 220
Glossaryp. 221
Quick Referencep. 222
Lesson 10 Maintaining Peak Performancep. 225
Freeing Up Disk Spacep. 226
Defragmenting a Diskp. 230
Checking a Disk for Errorsp. 232
Backing Up Datap. 233
Restoring Datap. 237
Scheduling Maintenancep. 241
Lesson Wrap-Upp. 243
Glossaryp. 244
Quick Referencep. 244
Part 3 Review and Practicep. 247