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Mastering Windows XP Home Edition

Mastering Windows XP Home Edition by Guy Hart-Davis
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The Only Windows XP Home Edition Resource You Need—Now Completely Updated

Here's the insider knowledge you need to maximize Microsoft's powerful home operating system, whether you're moving straight to XP or upgrading from Windows 98 or Me. This encyclopedic guide delivers full coverage of every topic from installation and multimedia, to security and networking. Beginners can start off by using Windows XP on a stand-alone computer and connecting to the Internet, while experienced users can quickly build and secure a home network, work with the Registry to change XP's behavior, and optimize and troubleshoot Windows XP.

Coverage includes:

  • Upgrading from Windows 98 or Me
  • Taking full advantage of XP multi-user support
  • Customizing Windows XP
  • Installing, removing, and running programs
  • Sharing files securely--or keeping them private
  • Adding hardware and installing drivers
  • Connecting your computer or network to the Internet
  • Sending secure e-mail and minimizing spam
  • Communicating via the latest versions of Windows Messenger
  • Using Windows Firewall
  • Getting and giving help via the Internet
  • Enjoying audio, video, and DVDs with Windows Media Player 10
  • Burning audio and data CDs
  • Building a secure home network
  • Using Microsoft PowerToys
  • Using VPNs and connecting to a company network
  • Setting up wireless networks with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Wiley; February 2006
1054 pages; ISBN 9780782150599
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Title: Mastering Windows XP Home Edition
Author: Guy Hart-Davis
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