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Windows XP For Dummies. 2nd Edition Paperback – 8 Oct 2004
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“…the most well–known range of computer books…” ( Computer Active, January 2005)
“Readers will enjoy reading this bouncy, overwhelming accessible text….gives a peek at the next generation of Windows genius.” (Good Book Guide, December 2004)
“…sure to be a huge seller…” (Publishing News, July 2004)
Windows is the world's most popular operating system, and "Windows For Dummies" is the bestselling computer book ever. When you look at "Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition", it's easy to see why. Here's all the stuff you want to know, served up in plain English and seasoned with a few chuckles. But make no mistake, this book means business. Author Andy Rathbone listened to what you wanted to know, and this edition is loaded with additional information about: e-mail, faxing, and troubleshooting; maximizing security features; customizing and upgrading Windows XP; multimedia applications-CDs, digital music and photos, video, and more; and, answers to questions asked by thousands of Windows users.If you're just getting started with Windows XP, you'll find "Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition" is a lot easier than trying to get the fourth-grader next door to explain it to you. (Andy Rathbone is a lot more patient.) There's a whole section devoted to "Windows XP Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know," so you can get the hang of the basics quickly and in the privacy of your own home.And if you've been around a couple of generations of Windows, you'll be especially interested in how to squeeze maximum security from the beefed-up anti-spam and firewall features in Service Pack 2."Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition" is sort of like a buffet - you can sample everything, or just stick with the stuff you know you like. You'll find out how to: locate programs and files, organize your information, and fax, scan, or print documents; get online safely, send and receive e-mail, work with Internet Explorer's security toolbar, and steer clear of pop-ups, viruses, and spam; make Windows XP work the way you want it to, share your computer while maintaining your privacy, set up a network, and perform routine maintenance; transfer and organize pictures from your digital camera, edit digital video, and create custom CDs of your favorite tunes; and, use Windows XP's troubleshooting wizards and become your own computer doctor.With its task-oriented table of contents and tear-out cheat sheet, "Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition" is easy to use. You can quickly find what you want to know, and you just may discover that this book is as important to your computer as the power cord. See all Product description
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This is my first ever dummies book and have to say i loved the clarity of it and the humour in between. I found it easy to follow the steps so far (only on page 44 and actually learning to love Windows 10)
Once you've got over your initial shock of the change, get going with this book, you will enjoy personalising your computer to you and even enjoy some of the new features on Windows 10.
I've only ever really known the basics of computing and this guide made sense to me, you don't need to be a technogeek to understand it.
Well done Andy Rathbone for saving the day, the view from my windows is now much brighter!
Dummies editions do tend to "start you from scratch" as if this is your first encounter with Windows so you have to accept there will be stuff you can skip quite easily. Then again there is lots of hidden info and the new stuff that brings to life the additional functions you wonder what the hick that does/mean. A typical example being the additon of the 'OneDrive' in the new OS. While a real change within the op system, read up and really understand what this means to your files on your other systems and how you can load one file and view on several devices. Read up though on what this means for your privacy and backup options....and further research on what it could cost given nothing comes free after the first 15Gb.!!
Brilliant for first time users of Microsoft OS. Reference/Interest for upgraders.
The important thing to say is that I had forgotten about Google and that any problem with PC or internet just ask Google and some kind knowledgeable soul will provide the answer. So I've found no need for the book.
It might be great I just wouldn't know. Waste of money therefore.
So it was so good to hear that once again the authors of the wonderful "Dummies" series of books have come to the rescue, and published this great book which contains everything needed to master Windows 10. A great book which I most certainly recommend to everyone.
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