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Easy Microsoft Windows XP : see it done, do it yourself
O'Hara, Shelley.
Personal Author:
Home edition, second edition.
Publication Information:
[Indianapolis, IN] : Que, 2003.

Physical Description:
xi, 303 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM.
General Note:
Cover title.

Includes index.
Added Author:
Format :


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QA76.76.O63 O347 2004 Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
QA76.76.O63 O347 2004 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
QA76.76.O63 O347 2004 Book and Software Set Computer Books

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Easy Windows XP, Home Edition 2nd Editioncovers more than 150 of the most important tasks, ranging from the simple features such as opening a folder to more advanced topics such as installing new hardware or restoring a system. This book uses visual learning to appeal to the most common users of Windows XP - the home user.

Author Notes

Easy Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Second EditionEasy Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Second Edition About the Author Shelley O'Hara is the author of more than 100 books, including the best-selling Easy Microsoft Windows 98 and other top-selling titles. She recently published her first novel, The Marriage Trifecta, and has a English from the University of South Carolina and a M.A. in English from the University of Maryland. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband (Sean), son (Michael), English Bulldog (Jelly Roll), and Doberman (Xie). © Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started
Understanding the Desktop
Understanding the Start Menu
Opening and Closing a Window
Minimizing a Window
Maximizing a Window
Moving a Window
Resizing a Window
Arranging Windows on the Desktop
Using Menus
Using Shortcut Menus
Using a Dialog Box
Getting Help
Getting Context-Sensitive Help
Restarting and Shutting Down the Computer
2 Working with Programs
Starting a Program from the Start Menu
Exiting a Program
Starting a Program from a Shortcut Icon
Switching Between Programs
Saving and Closing a Document
Opening a Document
Switching Between Open Documents
Creating a New Document
3 Working with Folders
Opening My Computer
Opening the My Documents Folder
Opening the My Pictures Folder
Opening the My Music Folder
Selecting a Folder
Navigating Folders
Changing the Window View
Sorting the Contents of a Window
Grouping Icons
Creating a New Folder
Displaying the Folders List
Copying Folders
Moving Folders
Renaming Folders
Deleting Folders
Changing the Folder Options
4 Working with Files
Selecting Files
Viewing File Details
Viewing File Properties
Renaming a File
Moving a File
Printing a File from a File Window
Copying a File
Copying a File to a Floppy Disk
Deleting a File
Undeleting a File
Opening a File from a File Window
Setting File Associations
Searching for Documents
5 Working with Printers, Scanners, and Digital Cameras
Adding a Printer
Displaying Installed Printers
Setting Printing Preferences
Viewing Printer Properties
Previewing a Document
Printing a Document
Viewing the Print Queue
Canceling a Print Job
Viewing Fonts
Adding Fonts
Setting Up a Scanner
Setting Up a Digital Camera
Printing Photographs
Ordering Photo Prints from the Internet
6 Entertainment
Playing Games
Changing the Volume
Playing a Sound with Sound Recorder
Playing an Audio CD
Working with Media Player Controls
Changing the Visualizations
Copying CD Tracks
Using the Media Library
Creating a Playlist
Tuning into the Radio
Changing the Skin for Windows Media Player
Playing a Video Clip
Importing a Movie with Windows Movie Maker
7 Sending Faxes and E-mail
Sending a Fax
Receiving and Viewing Faxes
Starting Outlook Express
Reading Mail
Responding to Mail
Creating and Sending New Mail
Attaching a File
Opening a File Attachment
Deleting Messages
Setting E-mail Options
Adding Addresses to Your Address Book
Using Your Address Book to Enter Names
Organizing Messages in Folders
Moving Messages
Cleaning Out the Deleted Items Folder
8 Connecting to the Internet
Starting Internet Explorer
Browsing with Links
Typing an Address
Searching the Internet
Adding a Site to Your Favorites List
Going to a Site in Your Favorites List
Rearranging Your Favorites List
Using the History List
Clearing the History List
E-mailing a Page or Link
Setting Your Home Page
Setting Internet Privacy Levels
Turning on Firewall Protection
9 Using Windows Accessories
Using Calculator
Using Command Prompt
Using WordPad
Typing Text
Selecting Text
Deleting Text
Copying Text
Moving Text
Formatting Text
Using Notepad
Using Paint
Drawing a Shape with Paint
Adding Text to a Drawing
Adding Color to a Drawing
Erasing Part of a Drawing
10 Personalizing Windows
Customizing the Taskbar
Selecting a Desktop Theme
Applying a Background Image
Customizing Desktop Icons
Adding Desktop Content
Choosing a Screen Saver
Changing the Color Scheme
Setting Resolution and Color Quality
Changing How the Mouse Works
Changing the Sound Scheme
Changing the System Date and Time
Setting Up Windows for Multiple Users
Using Accessibility Options
11 Setting Up Programs
Working with Program Shortcuts
Pinning a Program to the Start Menu
Customizing the Start Menu
Adding Programs to the Classic Start Menu
Removing Programs from the Classic Start Menu
Adding Folders to the Classic Start Menu
Rearranging the Classic Start Menu
Starting an Application When You Start Windows
Installing Software
Installing Programs Via Windows Up20030821
Uninstalling Applications
Setting Default Programs
Removing Windows Components
12 Maintaining Your System
Displaying System Information
Displaying Disk Information
Cleaning Up Unnecessary Files
Scanning Your Disk for Errors
Defragmenting a Disk
Scheduling Tasks
Formatting a Floppy Disk
Transferring Files and Settings from Another PC
Installing New Hardware
Restoring Your System
13 Home Networking Basics
Using the Network Setup Wizard
Enabling File Sharing
Browsing Shared Files
Mapping a Network Drive
Creating Network Shortcuts in My Network Places
Enabling the Security Log