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Windows XP For Dummies Quick Reference [Kindle Edition]

Greg Harvey
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Next to your keyboard and mouse, this could be your most importantaccessory. Just keep it next to your keyboard and your mouseand refer to it to capitalize on the terrific capabilities at yourfingertips with Windows XP. Windows XP For Dummies QuickReference Second Edition covers the latest updates to WindowsXP, including enhanced security and changes to Internet Explorer.It starts with the basics for true beginners, goes through everydaystuff, and progresses to the Web, accessories, and the controlpanel. After a quick introduction to the desktop, My Documents,dialogue boxes, and other basic info, you’ll explore:
  • Customizing your desktop
  • Saving music with Windows Media Player
  • Browsing drives, folders and files
  • Dragging, dropping, cutting, and pasting
  • Playing music, videos and movies
  • Browsing with Internet Explorer
  • Sending and receiving e-mails
  • Using Windows Accessories

Written by Greg Harvey, author of Excel 2002 For Dummiesand more than 50 other computer books, Windows XP For DummiesQuick Reference, 2nd Edition is so clear and conciseit turns computer phobes into computer geeks with step-by-stepguides to:

  • Using the Home Networking Wizard so two or more home computerscan share a single Internet connection and other resources
  • Creating slideshows with your graphics files
  • Producing videos with Windows Movie Maker accessoryprogram
  • Downloading Microsoft Reader free and then downloading eBooks(many are free) and saving them in My Library
  • Using the link to the Photo Printing Wizard to format and printyour digital photos
  • Using Windows Media Player to play audio, video, and animationfiles you’ve saved, play Internet radio stations, viewtrailers for upcoming movies, and play MP3 audio files you’vedownloaded

Complete with a glossary and index, Windows XP For DummiesQuick Reference doesn’t delve into the technology andterminology: it sticks to exploring the things Windows XP lets youdo and describing how to!


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From the Back Cover

Fast answers to frequently asked questions

Windows XP essentials at your fingertips! If you like your answers quick and your information up–to–date, look no further. With this concise, superbly organized reference, you get authoritative, cut–to–the–chase advice on how to make the most of Windows XP. This handy little guide is packed with tips on the many new Windows features and enhancements – from the revamped interface and the new music search feature to Internet Explorer 6 and Media Player 8 – so you can start getting more done and having more fun right away.

The Dummies Way
∗ Concise, "get it done" information
∗ Helpful alphabetical organization
∗ Convenient lay–flat binding
∗ Icons and other navigational aids
∗ A dash of humor and fun
Get smart! www.dummies.com

About the Author

About the Author Greg Harvey, the author of more than 50 computer books, has had a long career of teaching business people the use of IBM PC, Windows, and Macintosh software application programs. From 1983 to 1988, he conducted hands–on computer software training for corporate business users with a variety of training companies (including his own, PC Teach). From 1988 to 1992, he taught university classes in Lotus 1–2–3 and Introduction to Database Management Technology (using dBASE) in the Department of Information Systems at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. In mid–1993, Greg started a new multimedia publishing venture, Mind over Media, Inc. As a multimedia developer and computer book author, he hopes to enliven his future online computer books by making them into true interactive learning experiences that will vastly enrich and improve the training of users of all skill levels.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3227 KB
  • Print Length: 237 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (29 May 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00108M2TI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful 28 Mar. 2010
By P.H.
Format:Plastic Comb
I am glad I bought this book. Although it was published five years ago (hence the four stars instead of five) I refer to it often and the easy style of writing and explaining things is great.
It doesn't confuse you with too much techno talk.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Horrible- unless you know absolutly nothing about computers! 21 Jan. 2002
By Dillon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book had to be the most horrible book for novices in the world! First of all, this book covers the bare-bone basics. It's basically only for the people that don't even know hwat Windows XP is. Second, most of the book is devoted to showing only what everyone else knows how to do in previous Windows versions. It does explain a little about XPs new features such as fast user switching and the welcome screen, but not enough. I also find some of the "Go get your system administrator for this one!" extreemly annoying! The type of people who would buy this book are home users. Now how many of us have system administrators running about in our home?
Save yourself the money, and the frustration, and buy yourself another book. You'd have to be a real big dummy to get this one.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Book! 13 May 2003
By Vista Bill Raley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Some of us are still using Windows 95 and Windows 95 for Dummies Quick Reference is a great reference tool when used alone or along with Windows 95 for Dummies. It's compact size and alphabetical format assists in finding the answers quickly.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worthless 30 Oct. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have been referring to this guide for six months now and have not taken a single item of help from it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars XP for the tech challenged! 9 Jan. 2007
By rockymac - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Plastic Comb
This is a great book for people who call u with the questions like this!

"Do you know how to change the background on my desktop"

If you get these types of questions? Spend some small change and give them this book!

Your newbie tolerance will thank you!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Book! 13 May 2003
By Vista Bill Raley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Some of us are still using Windows 95 and Windows 95 for Dummies Quick Reference is a great reference tool when used alone or along with Windows 95 for Dummies. It's compact size and alphabetical format assists in finding the answers quickly.
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