Set XP Startup Options

The startup options discussed in this chapter can all be accessed through XP's graphical interface. Other startup behaviors can be configured through scripted operations, but a full discussion of these scripted startup options is beyond the scope of this book.

Most XP configuration and administrative changes can be accomplished through its graphical interface; you just have to know where to look. To access the startup options, you need to first open the System Properties Control Panel applet. You can do so in one of two ways:

  • Right-click My Computer, choose Properties, and select the Advanced tab.

  • Open the Control Panel. With the category view selected, choose the Startup and Recovery control group. Either way, the System Properties dialog box displays, as shown in Figure 3-1.

    Figure 3-1. The System Properties dialog box.

We'll be dealing with this dialog box throughout the course of this chapter. Further instructions will assume you know how to open the System Properties dialog box.

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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