Everything you need to know about Using third-party interface and application compatibility tools Working with digital media applications Managing power, security, hardware, and software Auditing files and restoring data Setting up wireless, workgroup, and remote networks Applying Service Pack 1 for improved security, compatibility, and stability Maximizing system performance Having fun with Windows XP Power Toys Learn how you can harness all the power of Windows XP If youre ready to use all the features of Windows XP to your best advantage, heres how to sharpen your skills as a power user. This book enables you to take control of the system, configure operating system services, build and manage networks, handle the interface, expand XPs capabilities with scripting, enhance security features, experiment with Power Toys, and a whole lot more. Packed with step-by-step instructions and thorough coverage of configuration and performance, it takes you to a new level of Windows expertise.
Table of Contents
Preface.Acknowledgments.Chapter 1: Configuring the Windows XP Interface.Chapter 2: Managing Users.Chapter 3: Working with Applications.Chapter 4: Using Digital Media on Windows XP.Chapter 5: Startup, Shutdown, and Power Management.Chapter 6: Managing Hardware on Windows XP.Chapter 7: Managing the Hard Disk.Chapter 8: Working with Folders and Files.Chapter 9: Working with the Registry.Chapter 10: Working with the Microsoft Management Console.Chapter 11: Networking on a Workgroup.Chapter 12: Networking in Windows Networks.Chapter 13: Remote Networking.Chapter 14: Internet Access, ICS, and ICF.Chapter 15: Sharing and Security.Chapter 16: Auditing and Disk Quotas.Chapter 17: Backing Up and Restoring Data.Chapter 18: Monitoring and Managing System Performance.Chapter 19: System Failure and Recovery.Chapter 20: Customizing with Windows XP PowerToys.Chapter 21: Scripting with Windows XP.Appendix A: Windows XP Installation Options.Appendix B: Using the Command Console.Appendix C: Helpful Windows XP Utilities.Index.
Curt Simmons is a technical trainer and author of more than thirty books on Microsoft and Internet technologies, including several bestsellers. Considered an expert on Microsoft Office and Windows, he recently penned Windows XP Secrets, Windows XP Headaches, Windows XP Networking Inside Out and How to Do Everything with Windows XP.