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Product details

  • Paperback: 1088 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (5 Feb. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0782129854
  • ISBN-13: 978-0782129854
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 6.1 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,320,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Windows XP Professional Complete is a one–of–a–kind book valuable both for its broad content and its low price. The book contains all the essentials on XP, from basic navigation to accessing the Internet to setting up and securing a network.

Windows XP Professional Complete provides in–depth coverage of the hottest new features, including the Network Setup Wizard, Internet Connection Sharing, Media Player 8, Internet Explorer 6, and CD–R and CD–RW support. Once you ve got the basics down, Windows XP Professional Complete shows you how to automate, optimize and troubleshoot your computer so that you get work done faster and easier.

Windows XP Professional Complete introduces you to the work of some of Sybex s finest authors, so you ll know where to go to learn even more about Windows XP.

Inside:

Windows XP Professional Essentials

  • Installing Windows XP Professional
  • Using the Desktop and Getting Help
  • Installing, Removing and Running Applications
  • Managing, Files, Folders and Disks
  • Customizing System Settings
  • Printers and Printing
  • Sharing Data Between Applications
Communications and the Internet
  • Connecting to the Outside World
  • Web Browsing with Internet Explorer
  • Using Outlook Express for E–Mail and News
  • Using the Communications Programs
  • Faxing and Telephony
Multimedia in Windows XP Professional
  • Working with Photos and Still Images
  • Playing Music and Videos
  • Creating Your Own Sounds and Videos
  • Burning CDs
Networking Windows XP Professional
  • An In–Depth Introduction to Networks
  • Network Architectures
  • Setting Up and Configuring a Peer–to–Peer Network and Working with Domains
  • Living with Windows XP Professional Strict Security
  • Secure Telecommuting
Working with the Registry
  • What is the Registry and Why
  • Preventing Disaster
  • Anatomy of the Registry: The Blood, Gore and Guts
  • Registry Tools and Tips: Getting the Work Done
Maintaining and Troubleshooting Windows XP
  • Managing Your Disks and Drives
  • Managing Hardware, Drivers and Power
  • Troubleshooting, Optimizing, and Dual–Booting Windows XP Professional

About the Author

Sybex editors and authors have pulled together the best information from the company′s Windows XP library to create this collection of essential information. Sources include Mastering Windows XP Professional, Mastering Windows Registry and Windows XP Home/Professional Editions Instant Reference.

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Format: Paperback
This book consists of a selection of adapted chapters published in other, specialised, works. There is a lot of good "newbie" information, but it also delves quite deeply into the important parts of WinXP Pro, such as security, networking and the registry. As a confirmed and experienced W2k user, I'm a relative newcomer to XP and I was pleased to be able to home into where the two OSs differed and how to gain the best advantage, particularly in the various ways that the registry could be backed up and restored in the event of a problem. I'd recommend this book to anyone, from a beginner to an IT expert, who is encountering XP Pro for the first time. However, I bet that old-time users can also learn a lot from it. Excellent value for money (and it doesn't come with a CD-ROM whose only use is as a coaster!).
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Amazon.com: 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing! 7 Dec. 2003
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Format: Paperback
Sybex books still leave much to be desired and Windows XP Processonal Complete also falls into that category. It isn't worth even the sale price of $13.99!
I wanted to learn how to delete some programs from the start menu. The programs I was looking for were not in the start menu and there is no reference to be found in the Sybex as to what to do. A free daily "Kim Komando Tip of the Day" had the simple answer -- go to "Run", type in msconfig and go to the appropriate tab and uncheck the programs you don't want to have start up. After reading this tip, I then researched the Sybex book and there is no reference in its over 1046 pages about "msconfig"! There are other things that I have attempted to research and they are not be be found in this Sybex book.
I recommend that you spend a few more dollars and buy other an Sybex books.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I CALL IT THE SYBEX CLASSICAL 6 Dec. 2002
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Format: Paperback
Like all other 'Complete' series from Sybex, this "Windows XP Professional Complete" offers an excellent combination of low price and full coverage. It is comprehensive too. There is no topic that I saw in the more popular (text) brands that I did not find in this one. And know what? It is much more simplified here!
This book is the Sybex classical. It is truly complete. My only wish is that Sybex should start attaching e-books to all her series: in the form of CD-ROMs; even if it means increasing the price a bit. Compared to its 1000-plus pages, this book is not heavy. But the extra flexibility a CD-ROM adds will gladden the souls of most mobile users.
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