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spring into Windows XP Service Pack 2
By Brian Culp
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Pub Date: May 03, 2005
ISBN: 0-13-167983-X
Pages: 384

Table of Contents  | Index

   spring into series
   From the Series Editor
      Who Should Read This Book
      How This Book Is Organized
      What's Unusual About This Book
      Who Helped Me Write This Book
      About the Author
      About the Series Editor
   Chapter 1.  New Features in Service Pack 2
      What's a Service Pack?
      New Features of Service Pack 2
      How Does Outlook Express Now Combat Spam?
      Defense Against Spam
      New SP2 Security Tools
      Why SP2 Will Improve the Computing Experience
      Get Ready to Install SP2
      Install with Automatic Updates
      Install with Windows Update
      Other Installation Methods
      Post Installation Tasks
      Remove Service Pack 2
      The Security Center
      Wrap Up
   Chapter 2.  Windows Installation and Upgrade
      A Tale of Two Families
      XP Professional v. Home v. Tablet v. Media Center
      XP's New Features
      Install or Upgrade?
      Upgrade to Windows XP
      Files and Settings Transfer
      Finish XP Migration
      Activate Windows XP
      Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
      Wrap Up
   Chapter 3.  Startup and Shutdown
      Set XP Startup Options
      Set Startup and Recovery Options
      Use the Power Button
      The Startup Folder
      Bypass the Startup Items
      Restrict Shutdown
      Fast User Switching
      The System Configuration Utility
      Clean Up the Desktop
      Wrap Up
   Chapter 4.  Disk and File System Management
      Add Hard Drive to Increase Storage
      Partition a Drive
      Format a Drive
      Manage the XP File Systems
      Considerations for Dual Booting
      Convert from One File System to Another
      Basic Storage
      Dynamic Storage
      Upgrade a Basic Disk
      Create a Volume on a Dynamic Disk
      Extend a Volume
      Run Disk Cleanup
      Defragment a Volume
      Govern AutoRun Behavior
      Wrap Up
   Chapter 5.  Customizing the Windows Interface
      Use Desktop Themes
      Change the Appearance
      Change the Desktop Background
      Choose a Screen Saver
      Use the My Pictures Slideshow
      Change Monitor Settings
      Improve Monitor Performance
      Change the Date and Time
      Change the Start Menu
      Create Desktop Icons from the Start Menu
      Use the Quick Launch Toolbar
      Pin a Program
      Start Menu and the Classic Theme
      Change the Start Menu with Group Policy
      Edit the Start Menu with a GPO
      Edit Start Menu Contents
      Use the Explorer Window to Edit the Start Menu
      Add Other Content to the Start Menu
      Wrap Up
   Chapter 6.  The Command Line and Other Advanced Techniques
      Get Started with the Command Prompt v. Cmd.exe
      Use the Command Prompt's Online Help
      Tips for Using Console Commands
      AutoComplete at the Command Prompt
      The Command Console and the Clipboard
      Open the Command Prompt for a Specific Target
      The Tree Command
      Disk Quotas
      Use Offline Files, Part I
      Use Offline Files, Part II
      Device Manager
      Driver Signing
      Wrap Up
   Chapter 7.  Clicking Less
      Windows Explorer Defined
      Change the Task Pane
      Work with Explorer Views
      Modify the Details View
      Understand the New Views
      Use the Same View for All Folders
      Add Album Art to Music Folders
      Open Explorer for Specific Targets
      Control the Explorer Bar's Contents
      Customize Explorer
      Navigate the Folder Structure
      Customize the Places Bar in the Open Dialog Box
      Customize the Send To Menu
      Use Ctrl and Shift Keyboard Shortcuts
      The Windows Key
      Recycle Bin Options
      Eliminate Confirmation of Delete Operations
      Change the Size of the Recycle Bin
      Wrap Up
   Chapter 8.  Print Management
      Printing Vocabulary
      Printer Types
      Use Printers and Faxes
      Set Up a Printer
      Make a Printer Available to All
      Connect to a Network Printer
      Set Permissions on Network Printers
      Manage a Printer
      Use Two Printers, One Device
      Set Hours of Availability
      Print Priority
      Set up a Print Pool
      The Print Queue
      The Print Spool
      Redirect Print Jobs
      Wrap Up
   Chapter 9.  Playing Nicely with Others
      TCP/IP Fundamentals
      TCP/IP's Big Three
      Default Gateway
      Automatically Configure TCP/IP
      Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing
      Alternate Configuration
      Repair a Connection
      Connect Using Dial-Up Networking
      Lend a Hand with Remote Assistance
      Request Remote Assistance
      Remote Assistance Network Considerations
      Remote Desktop
      Wrap Up
   Chapter 10.  Setting Up a Wireless Connection, or How to Check Your Email in a Coffee Shop
      Types of Wireless Access
      What's Down the Road
      Wireless Network Adapters
      Connect to an Existing Wireless Network
      Additional Wireless Connection Considerations
      Connect Automatically
      Connect to a Secure Network
      Connect to an "Unseen" Network
      Disable the Existing Network Connection
      Secure the Wireless Connection with 802.1x Authentication
      Secure the Wireless Access Point
      Infrared Communication
      Wrap Up
   Chapter 11.  Sharing and Securing Information
      What's a Server?
      So What's a Share?
      Allow Network Sharing
      Share with Simple File Sharing
      Classic Sharing in XP Professional
      Control Access to Shared Folders
      Share Permission Interactions
      Secure Files and Folders with NTFS Permissions
      Connect to a Shared Resource
      Map a Drive
      Firewall Settings for Sharing
      Lock Your Computer
      Work with Apple Computers
      Wrap Up
   Chapter 12.  Email and Internet Browsing Tricks
      Use Email Stationery
      Email a Web Page
      Access Web-Based Email in Outlook Express
      Set Up Outlook Express with AOL
      Back Up Your Email Files
      Back Up Outlook Email
      Restore from Backup
      Protect Your Email: Disable Virus Scanning
      Avoid Virus Hoaxes
      Start Outlook Express from an IE Window
      Stop Automatically Adding to Your Address Book
      Use Multiple Outlook Express Identities
      Use a Messenger Service
      Block People from Contacting You in Messenger
      Prevent Automatic Messenger Sign-In
      Configure the Windows Firewall to Allow IM
      Use "Find On Page"
      Share Your Internet Favorites
      Clear AutoComplete
      Wrap Up
   Chapter 13.  XP Backup and Recovery
      Backup Utility Basics
      Select What to Back Up
      Use Advanced Mode
      Types of Backups
      Create an Automated System Recovery
      Restore with an ASR
      Automate Backup
      Change an Existing Scheduled Job
      Use Existing Backup Settings
      Restore a File from Backup
      Understand System Restore
      Use a Restore Point
      Customize the System Restore Interval
      Clean Up after System Restore
      Other Backup Options
      Wrap Up
   Chapter 14.  Common ProblemsEasy Fixes
      Add Yourself to the Administrators Group
      Never Forget Your Password
      Remove a Stored Network Place Password
      Program Compatibility
      Trouble Using Remote Assistance
      Disable an IE Add-On
      Diagnose Slow Performance
      Disable Pop-Up Balloons
      Manage SP2's Pop-up Blocker
      Capture Screen Contents
      Close a Frozen Application
      Disable Error Reporting
      Allow Active Content
      Wrap Up
   XP Help and Support
      Use the Help and Support Center
      Features of the Help and Support Center
      Help and Support Center Navigation
      Guided Tours
      Customize the Help and Support Center
      Add and Share Windows Help
      Get Help on the Web
      What to Do If the Help and Support Center Is Not Running
      Wrap Up

Spring Into Windows XP Service Pack 2
Spring Into Windows XP Service Pack 2
ISBN: 013167983X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 275
Authors: Brian Culp © 2008-2017.
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