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Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows XP (Complete Idiot's Guides (Computers)) Paperback – 28 Apr 2005

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha Books; 2Rev Ed edition (28 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592570844
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592570843
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 2.2 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,045,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paul McFedries runs Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company, and has been writing computer books for more than 17 years. He is the author or coauthor of more than 60 books that have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. Paul is also the proprietor of Wordspy.com, a website that tracks new words and phrases as they enter the language.

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Become a Windows XPert in no time! You're no idiot, of course. You're computer literate, but it seems you need a Ph.D. in Geek Speak to read most books on Windows XP. Don't worry! You don't have to learn another language to understand The Complete Idiot's Guide ® to Windows XP. This is not a book for those who think the pocket protector is the height of fashion. Written for anyone who may be the proud yet bewildered new user of Windows XP, this Complete Idiot's Guide give you: @BULLET1=Advise to help you master the basics of navigating Windows XP. @BULLET2=Information on all the new Windows XP features, including the new interface and the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. @BULLET3=Ways to put Windows Media Player 8, the new digital media features, and other cool applications to work for you. @BULLET4=Excellent instruction on how to set up and maintain a network using Windows XP.

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About the Author

Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, and he has written over 40 books that have sold nearly three million copies worldwide. These books include many titles in The Complete Idiot's Guide® series, including the first edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Windows XP and the various editions of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Creating a Web Page, as well as Special Edition Using JavaScript. Paul is also the proprietor of Word Spy (www.WordSpy.com), a website and blog devoted to recently coined words and phrases, and to old words that are being used in new ways. Word Spy generates over a million page views each month, has won numerous awards, and has been mentioned or featured in such august publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin (don't ask). Paul lives in Toronto with his wife, Karen, and their dog, Gypsy.

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Bought this for my wife to go with the Dell Latitude, she accused me of calling her an "Idiot" but she now understands why I bought it for her and the title doesn't means shes an idiot. Ideal for someone new to computers.
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Bought this for a complete Newby to computers and it has given him confidence to get started, not sure he will read it all, just a crutch to build some courage to get going!
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bought this for a friend who had no idea about windows xp> he has found it useful was very good price would recommend this book.
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