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Windows XP for dummies quick reference
Harvey, Greg.
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Publication Information:
New York : Hungry Minds ; London : Transworld, [2001]

Physical Description:
xiv, 22 pages, 202 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Includes indes.
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QA76.76.O63 H373 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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XP (short for experience ) is a powerful version of Microsoft Windows. Whether you use Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional, you'll get colorful graphics and pumped up computing capability. With Windows XP For Dummies Quick Reference at your side, you'll be a Windows wonder in no time.

This handy guide is right for you if

You just got a new computer with Windows XP preinstalled and don't know what to do with it Your computer crashes a lot when using an older version of Windows (it may be time to upgrade) You already use Windows XP and want to know more about its advanced features You want quick, accessible answers to questions about Windows XP

Windows XP offers exciting improvements over earlier versions; new features include remote assistance, CD-burning capability, a built-in firewall, and multiple-user accounts. Figuring out how to work all those cool, new features is easy with Windows XP For Dummies Quick Reference. Here's a sampling of the easy-to-access information that you'll find in this guide :

Customizing your Windows desktop Saving music with Windows media Player Troubleshooting annoying XP problems Using the Task Manager like a pro Browsing the Web Mastering Windows basics such as renaming or deleting files and folders Controlling desktop icons, adding and removing software and printers Creating sound files Using Windows Update to get the latest XP updates and bug fixes from Microsoft

Author Greg Harvey has written numerous technical books, including the best-selling Excel 2003 For Dummies and Microsoft Windows XP Millennium Edition For Dummies Quick Reference.  

Author Notes

Greg Harvey is a prolific author of personal computing books that are highly informative, yet entertaining and easy to understand.

Harvey earned a B.A. in classics and American history from the University of Illinois in Urbana in 1970. He moved to San Francisco the following year and worked as a draftsman on civil engineering projects for the next 10 years

Harvey became interested in the growing computer field in the early 1980s. While teaching college computer classes at Golden Gate University, he wrote his first books, WordPerfect Desktop Companion (1987) and WordPerfect Instant Reference (1988). Since then, he has written, in his own words, "tons of books." These include Lotus 1-2-3 Instant Reference (1989), Encyclopedia Lotus 1-2-3 (1991), and WordPerfect 6 for Windows Quickstart (1993).

Since 1993, Harvey has written exclusively for Dummies Press of IDG Books, for whom he has turned out several personal computing classics, such as 1-2-3 for Dummies (1993), DOS for Dummies (third edition, 1998), and Excel 2000 for Windows for Dummies (1998).

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

The Big Picture: Microsoft Windows XP
Part I Doing Everyday Stuff
Part II Windows and the Web
Part III Windows Accessories
Part IV The Windows Control Panel
Glossary: Tech Talk
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