This book is aimed at a professional audience that wants task-based information about working more efficiently with Windows XP. Also, it assumes that this same audience has plenty of other things to read at night. If you spend a good portion of your day in front of a Windows XP computer, whether at the job or at home, then you'll find lots of useful information in these pages. Teachers, doctors, lawyers, vets, salespeople, stockbrokers, policemen…just about anyone looking to more efficiently use Windows XP will find something they like.
Will you find every single topic of interest? Of course not. No computer title can be all things to all people. If you've used a computer before, you'll probably find a few things that you already know how to do, and a few things that you don't want to know about anyway. Easily fixeddon't read those parts. And, if you've never used a computer before, then quite frankly this book will be a little over your head, and you need to look for another title. Don't let anyone call you dumb, though. Just remember: at one time, Bill Gates didn't know a thing about Windows XP, either.