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How to Use Microsoft Windows XP, Bestseller Edition

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Hundreds of thousands of users of Windows XP are looking for straightforward, easy-to-understand information on how to adapt to this new generation of Windows and how to make the most of its new features. How to Use Windows XP, Bestseller Edition covers both the Home and Professional editions of the operating system, including the features of the just-released Service Pack 1, making it a book for all users. The information is divided into tasks with simple directions and full-color graphics and illustrations that make learning easy and enjoyable.

Table of Contents

  1. How to Use Microsoft® Windows® XP, Bestseller Edition
    1. About the Author
    2. Acknowledgments
    3. We Want to Hear from You!
    4. The Complete Visual Reference
    5. Introduction
    6. 1. Using the Windows XP Desktop
        1. 1. How to Log On to Windows XP
          1. 1. Select the User Account
          2. 2. Enter Your Password
          3. 3. Log On
          4. 4. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del
          5. 5. Enter Your Username and Password
          6. 6. Show Extra Login Options
          7. 7. Shut Down
        2. 2. How to Use Your Mouse
          1. 1. Point to an Object
          2. 2. Click an Object
          3. 3. Double-Click an Object
          4. 4. Right-Click an Object
          5. 5. Drag an Object
          6. 6. Open a Menu
          7. 7. Select a Menu Command
        3. 3. How to Display Icons on Your Desktop
          1. 1. Open the Start Menu
          2. 2. Find the Icon You’re Looking For
          3. 3. Click an Icon to Open Its Window
          4. 4. Open an Icon’s Shortcut Menu
          5. 5. Show the Icon on the Desktop
          6. 6. Open the Desktop Icon
          7. 7. Turn on Other Icons
        4. 4. How to Start a Program
          1. 1. Click the Start Button
          2. 2. Click the More Programs Button
          3. 3. Click a Quick Launch Shortcut
          4. 4. Maximize a Program Window
          5. 5. Restore a Program Window
          6. 6. Minimize a Program Window
          7. 7. Close a Program Window
        5. 5. How to Arrange Windows on the Desktop
          1. 1. Resize a Window
          2. 2. Move a Window
          3. 3. Cascade Windows
          4. 4. Tile Windows Vertically
          5. 5. Tile Windows Horizontally
          6. 6. Minimize All Windows
        6. 6. How to Switch Between Programs
          1. 1. Click the Program’s Window
          2. 2. Click the Taskbar Button
          3. 3. Resize the Taskbar
          4. 4. Use Grouped Taskbar Buttons
          5. 5. Press Alt+Tab
        7. 7. How to Use the Notification Area
          1. 1. Expand the Notification Area
          2. 2. Viewing the Date
          3. 3. Setting the Clock
          4. 4. Setting the Volume
          5. 5. Using Other Notification Area Icons
        8. 8. How to Browse Your Disk Drives
          1. 1. Open My Computer
          2. 2. Select a Disk Drive
          3. 3. Open a Drive
          4. 4. Open a Folder
          5. 5. Open a File
          6. 6. Navigate Folders
        9. 9. How to Get Help
          1. 1. Open Help
          2. 2. Enter a Search Term
          3. 3. Select a Result
          4. 4. Pick a Help Topic
          5. 5. Pick a Category
          6. 6. Pick an Article
        10. 10. How to Use the Recycle Bin
          1. 1. Drag an Object to the Recycle Bin
          2. 2. Confirm the Deletion
          3. 3. Open the Recycle Bin
          4. 4. Restore Files
          5. 5. Delete Files
          6. 6. Empty the Recycle Bin
        11. 11. How to Log Off Windows XP
          1. 1. Click Log Off
          2. 2. Switch User
          3. 3. Log Off
          4. 4. Log On Another User
        12. 12. How to Turn Off Your Computer
          1. 1. Click Turn Off Computer
          2. 2. Choose the Turn Off Option
          3. 3. Choose the Restart Option
          4. 4. Choose Hibernate or Standby
          5. 5. Save Any Open Files
    7. 2. Working with Files and Folders
        1. 1. How to Use Windows Explorer
          1. 1. Open Explorer
          2. 2. Browse Folders
          3. 3. Open a Folder
          4. 4. Open a File
          5. 5. Move a File to Another Folder
          6. 6. Copy a File to Another Drive
        2. 2. How to Search for a File or Folder
          1. 1. Open the Search Window
          2. 2. Select the Type of Document
          3. 3. Type the Document Name
          4. 4. Select a Time Frame
          5. 5. Click Search
          6. 6. View the Results
        3. 3. How to Create a Folder
          1. 1. Find the Place to Make the Folder
          2. 2. Create the New Folder
          3. 3. Rename the Folder
          4. 4. Create a Folder on the Desktop
          5. 5. Name the New Folder
        4. 4. How to View Items in a Folder
          1. 1. Open a Folder
          2. 2. Change to List View
          3. 3. Change to Details View
          4. 4. Change to Thumbnail View
          5. 5. Arrange Icons
        5. 5. How to Create a File
          1. 1. Locate the Parent Folder
          2. 2. Create the File
          3. 3. Locate the New Document
          4. 4. Rename the File
          5. 5. Open the File to Edit
        6. 6. How to Open a File
          1. 1. Double-Click the File
          2. 2. Open a Recently-Used File
          3. 3. Run a Program
          4. 4. Choose Open from the File Menu
          5. 5. Find the File to Open
        7. 7. How to Save a File
          1. 1. Open the Save As Dialog Box
          2. 2. Choose a Location
          3. 3. Choose a Favorite Place
          4. 4. Create a New Folder
          5. 5. Name the File
          6. 6. Save the File
          7. 7. Save the File as You Work
        8. 8. How to Create a Shortcut to a File or Folder
          1. 1. Open Windows Explorer
          2. 2. Select a File or Folder
          3. 3. Drag the File to Your Desktop
          4. 4. Choose Create Shortcuts Here
          5. 5. Rename the Shortcut
          6. 6. Double-Click the Shortcut
        9. 9. How to Rename a File or Folder
          1. 1. Select the File
          2. 2. Choose Rename from the File Menu
          3. 3. Type a New Name
          4. 4. Click the Name Twice Slowly
          5. 5. Right-Click the File
        10. 10. How to Delete a File or Folder
          1. 1. Select a Group of Files
          2. 2. Drag to the Recycle Bin
          3. 3. Select a File
          4. 4. Use the Delete Key
          5. 5. Choose Delete from the File Menu
        11. 11. How to Move or Copy a File or Folder
          1. 1. Find the Parent Folder
          2. 2. Locate an Object
          3. 3. Drag the File to a New Location
          4. 4. Choose Copy Here
          5. 5. Choose Move Here
        12. 12. How to Format a Floppy Disk
          1. 1. Open My Computer
          2. 2. Right-Click the Floppy Drive
          3. 3. Choose a Capacity
          4. 4. Enter a Volume Label
          5. 5. Perform a Quick Format
          6. 6. Format the Disk
        13. 13. How to Send a File to the Floppy Drive
          1. 1. Open My Documents
          2. 2. Open My Computer
          3. 3. Tile Your Windows
          4. 4. Drag the File to the Floppy Drive
          5. 5. Copy the File
          6. 6. Select a File
          7. 7. Choose Send to Floppy Drive
        14. 14. How to Open a File with a Different Program
          1. 1. Right-Click the File
          2. 2. Choose the Program
          3. 3. Find Another Program
          4. 4. Make It the Default Choice
          5. 5. Open the File
    8. 3. Printing
        1. 1. How to Print a Document from a Program
          1. 1. Open the File
          2. 2. Choose the Print Command
          3. 3. Choose the Printer to Use
          4. 4. Choose Printing Options
          5. 5. Choose Pages and Number of Copies
          6. 6. Print the Document
        2. 2. How to Print a Document from Windows
          1. 1. Find the Document You Print
          2. 2. Right-Click and Choose Print
          3. 3. Open Your Printers Folder
          4. 4. Select Documents to Print
          5. 5. Drag a Document to a Printer Icon
        3. 3. How to Manage Documents Waiting to Print
          1. 1. Open the Print Queue
          2. 2. View Documents Waiting to Print
          3. 3. Cancel the Printing of a Document
          4. 4. Pause the Printing of a Document
          5. 5. Restart the Printing of a Document
          6. 6. Change a Document’s Priority
          7. 7. Pause the Whole Print Queue
        4. 4. How to Change Printer Settings
          1. 1. Open the Printers Folder
          2. 2. Set the Default Printer
          3. 3. Open Printer Preferences
          4. 4. Change the Page Layout
          5. 5. Change the Paper Source
          6. 6. Change the Media Type
          7. 7. Change the Print Quality
        5. 5. How to Share a Printer with Others
          1. 1. Open the Sharing Dialog Box
          2. 2. Share the Printer
          3. 3. Click the Security Tab
          4. 4. Remove the Everyone Group
          5. 5. Add New Users
          6. 6. Select a User to Add
          7. 7. Apply the New Permissions
        6. 6. How to Install a Local Printer
          1. 1. Run the Add Printer Wizard
          2. 2. Choose Local Printer
          3. 3. Don’t Detect the Printer Automatically
          4. 4. Go to the Next Page
          5. 5. Choose a Port
          6. 6. Choose a Manufacturer
          7. 7. Choose a Model
          8. 8. Name the Printer
          9. 9. Make It the Default Printer
          10. 10. Share the Printer
          11. 11. Enter a Location and Description
          12. 12. Print a Test Page
          13. 13. Finish the Installation
        7. 7. How to Set Up Your Computer to Use a Network Printer
          1. 1. Run the Add Printer Wizard
          2. 2. Choose Network Printer
          3. 3. Go to the Next Page
          4. 4. Find the Printer
          5. 5. Choose the Printer
          6. 6. Make It the Default Printer
          7. 7. Finish the Installation
    9. 4. Working on the Internet
        1. 1. How to Start Internet Explorer
          1. 1. Open Internet Explorer
          2. 2. Connect to the Internet
          3. 3. View a Web Page
          4. 4. Select a Link
          5. 5. Refresh a Page
          6. 6. Stop a Page from Loading
        2. 2. How to Get to a Web Site
          1. 1. Enter the Address
          2. 2. Open the Address List
          3. 3. Choose a Link Button
          4. 4. Choose a Favorite Site
          5. 5. Go to Your Home Page
          6. 6. Go Backward and Forward
        3. 3. How to Search for a Web Site
          1. 1. Open the Search Window
          2. 2. Enter Some Keywords
          3. 3. Click Search
          4. 4. Scroll to View Results
          5. 5. Select a Link
        4. 4. How to Use the Favorites Menu
          1. 1. Add a Page to the Favorites Menu
          2. 2. Make Available Offline
          3. 3. Rename the Page
          4. 4. Create in a Specific Folder
          5. 5. Choose a Folder
          6. 6. Add the Favorite
        5. 5. How to Use the History List
          1. 1. Open the History Window
          2. 2. Choose a Time Frame
          3. 3. Choose a Site
          4. 4. Choose a Page
          5. 5. Change the View
          6. 6. Close the History Window
        6. 6. How to Make Web Pages Available Offline
          1. 1. Make It Available Offline
          2. 2. Make Links Available Offline
          3. 3. Select the Link Depth
          4. 4. Schedule Offline Updates
          5. 5. Set Up a Schedule
          6. 6. Enter a Username and Password
        7. 7. How to Change Settings for Internet Explorer
          1. 1. Open Internet Options
          2. 2. Enter a New Home Page
          3. 3. Delete Temporary Files
          4. 4. Change Temporary Settings
          5. 5. Reduce Disk Space Used
          6. 6. Change History Setting
          7. 7. Open the Colors Dialog Box
        8. 8. How to Use MSN Explorer
          1. 1. Start MSN Explorer
          2. 2. Select a User
          3. 3. Enter Your Password
          4. 4. Browse the Web
          5. 5. Check Your Calendar
          6. 6. Check Your Stocks
          7. 7. Create a List of Web Sites
          8. 8. Store and Share Digital Photos
          9. 9. Check Your Email
          10. 10. Find and Talk to People
          11. 11. Manage Your Finances
          12. 12. Shop
          13. 13. Find Music
        9. 9. How to Use Windows Messenger
          1. 1. Start Messenger
          2. 2. Check Your Status
          3. 3. Add a Contact
          4. 4. Send an Instant Message
          5. 5. Invite Another Contact to Join
          6. 6. Block a Contact
          7. 7. Set Your Status
        10. 10. How to Publish a File to the Web
          1. 1. Find the File to Publish
          2. 2. Click Next
          3. 3. Choose a Network Destination
          4. 4. Choose a File Destination
          5. 5. Finish
    10. 5. Using Internet Email and Newsgroups
        1. 1. How to Send Email with Outlook Express
          1. 1. Start Outlook Express
          2. 2. Compose a New Message
          3. 3. Type an Address
          4. 4. Type a Subject
          5. 5. Write Your Message
          6. 6. Send It
        2. 2. How to Receive Email
          1. 1. Switch to Your Inbox
          2. 2. Select a Message
          3. 3. Open a Message
          4. 4. Reply to a Message
          5. 5. Forward a Message
          6. 6. Delete a Message
        3. 3. How to Use the Address Book
          1. 1. Open the Address Book
          2. 2. Select an Address
          3. 3. Send a Message
          4. 4. Add a New Contact
          5. 5. Fill in Personal Information
          6. 6. Enter an Address
        4. 4. How to Change Settings for Outlook Express
          1. 1. Open the Options Dialog Box
          2. 2. Set General Options
          3. 3. Set Read Options
          4. 4. Set Send Options
          5. 5. Create a Signature
          6. 6. Set Spelling Options
          7. 7. Set Connection Options
        5. 5. How to Receive an Attached File
          1. 1. Start Outlook Express
          2. 2. Select a Message with an Attachment
          3. 3. Open the Attached File
          4. 4. Save the Attachments
          5. 5. Choose a Save Location
        6. 6. How to Send an Attached File
          1. 1. Start a New Message
          2. 2. Write Your Message
          3. 3. Insert a File Attachment
          4. 4. Select the File
          5. 5. Send the Message
        7. 7. How to Subscribe to a Newsgroup
          1. 1. Switch to Your News Server
          2. 2. Open the Newsgroups List
          3. 3. Browse for a Newsgroup
          4. 4. Search for a Newsgroup
          5. 5. Go to a Newsgroup
          6. 6. Subscribe to a Newsgroup
          7. 7. View Subscribed Newsgroups
        8. 8. How to Read a Newsgroup Posting
          1. 1. Open a Newsgroup
          2. 2. Select a Message
          3. 3. Expand a Thread
          4. 4. Post a Reply to the Group
          5. 5. Send a Reply to the Poster
        9. 9. How to Post to a Newsgroup
          1. 1. Open a Newsgroup
          2. 2. Start a Message
          3. 3. Enter a Subject
          4. 4. Write a Message
          5. 5. Post the Message
    11. 6. Working on a Network
        1. 1. How to Set Up a Small Network
          1. 1. Buy Your Networking Hardware
          2. 2. Install Network Cards
          3. 3. Set Up a Hub or Switch
          4. 4. Set Up a Router
          5. 5. Set Up Other Networking Devices
          6. 6. Connect Cables
          7. 7. Install Windows XP
          8. 8. Name the Computers
          9. 9. Join the Same Workgroup
          10. 10. Set Up Network Cards
          11. 11. Make Sure the Network Works
          12. 12. Share Folders and Files
          13. 13. Share Printers
          14. 14. Share an Internet Connection
          15. 15. Get to Work
        2. 2. How to Set Up Additional User Accounts
          1. 1. Open User Accounts
          2. 2. Create a New Account
          3. 3. Name the New Account
          4. 4. Choose the Type of Account
          5. 5. Change an Account
          6. 6. Choose an Account to Change
          7. 7. Select Changes to Make
        3. 3. How to Share an Internet Connection
          1. 1. Start the Home Networking Wizard
          2. 2. Click Next Twice
          3. 3. Select the Connection Method
          4. 4. Choose the Internet Connection
          5. 5. Enter a Description for the Computer
          6. 6. Apply Network Settings
        4. 4. How to Use My Network Places
          1. 1. Open My Network Places
          2. 2. View Workgroup Computers
          3. 3. Open a Computer
          4. 4. Open a Shared Folder
          5. 5. Open a File
          6. 6. Copy a File to Your Computer
        5. 5. How to Add a Network Place
          1. 1. Add a Network Place
          2. 2. Select Other Location
          3. 3. Browse for a Computer
          4. 4. Select the Network Resource You Want
          5. 5. Click Next
          6. 6. Enter a Name for the Network Place
          7. 7. Finish
        6. 6. How to Find a Computer on the Network
          1. 1. Open My Network Places
          2. 2. Open the Search Pane
          3. 3. Enter a Computer Name
          4. 4. Search for the Computer
          5. 5. Open the Computer
          6. 6. Close the Search Pane
        7. 7. How to Find a File on the Network
          1. 1. Open Computers Near Me
          2. 2. Open a Computer
          3. 3. Search a Shared Folder
          4. 4. Enter the Name of a File
          5. 5. Search for the File
          6. 6. Open the File
        8. 8. How to Share a File or Folder with Others
          1. 1. Open the Sharing Dialog Box
          2. 2. Share the Folder
          3. 3. Change the Share Name
          4. 4. Allow Network Users to Change Files
          5. 5. Learn More
          6. 6. Close the Properties Dialog Box
        9. 9. How to Map a Network Drive
          1. 1. Open Computers Near Me
          2. 2. Open a Computer
          3. 3. Select a Shared Folder
          4. 4. Choose Map Network Drive
          5. 5. Select a Drive Letter
          6. 6. Reconnect at Logon
          7. 7. View the New Drive
    12. 7. Working Away from the Network
        1. 1. How to Create and Fill a Briefcase
          1. 1. Create the New Briefcase
          2. 2. Open the New Briefcase
          3. 3. Open My Documents
          4. 4. Tile Windows Vertically
          5. 5. Drag a File to the Briefcase
        2. 2. How to Take a Briefcase with You
          1. 1. Open My Computer
          2. 2. Move the Briefcase to Your Floppy Drive
          3. 3. Open the Briefcase on Your Home Computer
          4. 4. Open a File from the Briefcase
          5. 5. Save the File
          6. 6. Move the Briefcase to Your Work Computer
        3. 3. How to Update Files in a Briefcase
          1. 1. Open Your Briefcase
          2. 2. Note the Status of Files
          3. 3. Select a File to Update
          4. 4. Update Selection
          5. 5. Review the Update
          6. 6. Update the File
        4. 4. How to Make Items Available Offline
          1. 1. Open My Network Places
          2. 2. Open Computers Near Me
          3. 3. Open a Computer
          4. 4. Locate a Shared Folder
          5. 5. Make It Available Offline
          6. 6. Make Subfolders Available
        5. 5. How to Use Offline Items
          1. 1. Open My Network Places
          2. 2. Open Computers Near Me
          3. 3. Open a Computer
          4. 4. Open an Offline Folder
          5. 5. Open a File
        6. 6. How to Synchronize Offline Items
          1. 1. Synchronize a Specific Folder
          2. 2. Synchronize Multiple Folders
          3. 3. Choose Items to Synchronize
          4. 4. Set Up Automatic Synchronization
          5. 5. Set Up Logon/Logoff Synchronization
          6. 6. Switch to On Idle Tab
          7. 7. Set Up Idle Synchronization
        7. 7. How to Change Offline Settings
          1. 1. Open the Control Panel
          2. 2. Open Folder Options
          3. 3. Open Offline Files Tab
          4. 4. Synchronize at Log Off/On
          5. 5. Enable Reminders
          6. 6. Place a Shortcut on the Desktop
          7. 7. Choose Amount of Disk Space to Use
    13. 8. Having Fun with Windows XP
        1. 1. How to Play Music and Movies
          1. 1. Pause
          2. 2. Stop
          3. 3. Play
          4. 4. Change Volume
          5. 5. Go Backward and Forward
          6. 6. Pick a Track
          7. 7. Select a Visualization
        2. 2. How to Record Music
          1. 1. Start Windows Media Player
          2. 2. Switch to Copy from CD
          3. 3. Find Album Information
          4. 4. Select Tracks to Copy
          5. 5. Open the Options Dialog Box
          6. 6. Set Options
          7. 7. Copy the Music
        3. 3. How to Find Music Online
          1. 1. Start Windows Media Player
          2. 2. Switch to Media Guide
          3. 3. Browse the Web Site
          4. 4. Switch to Radio Tuner
          5. 5. Start a Preset List
          6. 6. Find a Station
          7. 7. Listen
        4. 4. How to Make Movies
          1. 1. Start Movie Maker
          2. 2. Import Files
          3. 3. Record Video
          4. 4. View a Collection
          5. 5. Create a New Collection
          6. 6. Name the New Collection
          7. 7. Move Files to the New Collection
          8. 8. Move Pictures to the Storyboard
          9. 9. Show the Timeline
          10. 10. Select All Clips on Storyboard
          11. 11. Combine the Clips
          12. 12. Play the Movie
          13. 13. Save the Movie
          14. 14. Click OK
        5. 5. How to Work with Pictures
          1. 1. Open My Documents
          2. 2. Open My Pictures
          3. 3. Select a Picture
          4. 4. Print Pictures
          5. 5. View as Slideshow
          6. 6. View as Filmstrip
          7. 7. Work with the Picture
        6. 6. How to Play Games
          1. 1. Start Solitaire
          2. 2. Move Cards
          3. 3. Get Help
          4. 4. Start an Internet Game
          5. 5. Enter Zone.com
          6. 6. Play
          7. 7. Send a Message
    14. 9. Protecting Your Files
        1. 1. How to Set Local Permissions on a Domain-Based Network
          1. 1. Open a Folder’s Properties
          2. 2. Switch to the Security Tab
          3. 3. Select a User or Group
          4. 4. Set Permissions
          5. 5. Configure Advanced Settings
        2. 2. How to Set Shared Permissions on a Domain-Based Network
          1. 1. Open the Sharing Dialog Box
          2. 2. Open the Permissions Dialog Box
          3. 3. Remove the Everyone Group
          4. 4. Add a New User
          5. 5. Set Permissions
        3. 3. How to Encrypt a File or Folder
          1. 1. Open a File’s Properties
          2. 2. Open Advanced Options
          3. 3. Encrypt the Folder
          4. 4. Close the Dialog Boxes
          5. 5. Encrypt Files and Subfolders
        4. 4. How to Lock Your Workstation
          1. 1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete
          2. 2. Lock Your Computer
          3. 3. Unlock Your Computer
          4. 4. Enter Your Password
          5. 5. Return to Work
        5. 5. How to Assign a Screen Saver Password
          1. 1. Open the Control Panel
          2. 2. Open the Display Applet
          3. 3. Switch to the Screen Saver Tab
          4. 4. Choose the Password Protected Option
        6. 6. How to Change Your Logon Password
          1. 1. Open the User Accounts Window
          2. 2. Choose an Account to Change
          3. 3. Click Change My Password
          4. 4. Type Your Current Password
          5. 5. Type and Confirm the New Password
    15. 10. Changing Windows XP Settings
        1. 1. How to Change the Volume
          1. 1. Click the Volume Icon
          2. 2. Change the Volume Setting
          3. 3. Mute Your Speakers
          4. 4. Close the Dialog Box
        2. 2. How to Set Up a Screen Saver
          1. 1. Open the Display Properties
          2. 2. Switch to the Screen Saver Tab
          3. 3. Choose a Screen Saver
          4. 4. Preview the Screen Saver
          5. 5. Adjust Settings
          6. 6. Adjust Wait Time
        3. 3. How to Change Your Desktop Theme
          1. 1. Open Display Properties
          2. 2. View the Current Theme
          3. 3. Select a Theme
          4. 4. Sample the New Theme
          5. 5. Set the New Theme
        4. 4. How to Change Your Wallpaper
          1. 1. Open Display Properties
          2. 2. Switch to the Desktop Tab
          3. 3. Choose a Wallpaper
          4. 4. Use Your Own Picture
          5. 5. Adjust the Picture Display
          6. 6. Set a Color
          7. 7. Apply the Settings
        5. 5. How to Change Desktop Appearance
          1. 1. Open Display Properties
          2. 2. Switch to the Appearance Tab
          3. 3. Choose a Style
          4. 4. Choose a New Color Scheme
          5. 5. Adjust Font Size
          6. 6. Open the Effects Dialog Box
          7. 7. Adjust Effects
        6. 6. How to Change Display Settings
          1. 1. Open Display Properties
          2. 2. Switch to the Settings Tab
          3. 3. Choose a New Color Depth
          4. 4. Choose a New Screen Resolution
          5. 5. Start the Display Troubleshooter
          6. 6. Open Advanced Properties
        7. 7. How to Change Mouse Settings
          1. 1. Open the Control Panel
          2. 2. Open the Mouse Icon
          3. 3. Change Button Configuration
          4. 4. Adjust Double-Click Speed
          5. 5. Adjust the Pointer Speed
          6. 6. Enable Acceleration
          7. 7. Snap to Default
        8. 8. How to Change Keyboard Settings
          1. 1. Open the Control Panel
          2. 2. Open the Keyboard Icon
          3. 3. Change the Repeat Delay
          4. 4. Change the Repeat Rate
          5. 5. Test Your Settings
          6. 6. Change the Cursor Blink Rate
        9. 9. How to Customize the Taskbar
          1. 1. Open Taskbar Properties
          2. 2. Lock the Taskbar
          3. 3. Make the Taskbar Autohide
          4. 4. Keep the Taskbar on Top
          5. 5. Group Similar Buttons
          6. 6. Show the Clock
          7. 7. Hide Inactive Icons
        10. 10. How to Change Folder Options
          1. 1. Open the Control Panel
          2. 2. Open the Folder Options Icon
          3. 3. Use Web View
          4. 4. Change Folder Browsing
          5. 5. Change Click Settings
          6. 6. Restore Defaults
        11. 11. How to Change Power Options
          1. 1. Open Control Panel
          2. 2. Open the Power Options Icon
          3. 3. Choose a Power Scheme
          4. 4. Turn Off Monitor
          5. 5. Turn Off Hard Disks
          6. 6. Send System to Standby
        12. 12. How to Change System Sounds
          1. 1. Open the Control Panel
          2. 2. Open the Sounds and Audio Devices Icon
          3. 3. Switch to the Sounds Tab
          4. 4. Choose an Event
          5. 5. Choose a Sound File
          6. 6. Play the Sound
          7. 7. Choose a Sound Scheme
        13. 13. How to Add an Item to the Start Menu
          1. 1. Find the Item You Want to Add
          2. 2. Drag the Item over the Start Menu
          3. 3. Place the Item in the More Programs Folder
          4. 4. Rename the Shortcut
          5. 5. Delete the Shortcut
        14. 14. How to Add an Item to the Quick Launch Bar
          1. 1. Find the Item You Want to Add
          2. 2. Drag the Item to the Quick Launch Bar
          3. 3. Rename the Shortcut
          4. 4. Delete the Shortcut
        15. 15. How to Start a Program When Windows Starts
          1. 1. Find the Item You Want to Add
          2. 2. Drag the Item over the Start Menu
          3. 3. Drag the Item over the All Programs Folder
          4. 4. Place the Item in the Startup Folder
        16. 16. How to Set Accessibility Options
          1. 1. Open the Control Panel
          2. 2. Open Accessibility Options
          3. 3. Set Keyboard Options
          4. 4. Set Sound Options
          5. 5. Set Display Options
          6. 6. Set Mouse Options
          7. 7. Set General Options
    16. 11. Using the System Tools
        1. 1. How to Back Up Your Files
          1. 1. Start Backup
          2. 2. Start the Backup Wizard
          3. 3. Choose What to Back Up
          4. 4. Choose the Files to Back Up
          5. 5. Choose Where to Back It Up
          6. 6. Finish
          7. 7. View the Report
        2. 2. How to Restore Files from a Backup
          1. 1. Start Backup
          2. 2. Start the Restore Wizard
          3. 3. Choose What to Restore
          4. 4. Finish
          5. 5. Enter the Backup Filename
          6. 6. View the Report
        3. 3. How to Use Automated System Recovery
          1. 1. Start Backup
          2. 2. Start the Automated System Recovery Wizard
          3. 3. Enter a Backup Destination
          4. 4. Click Finish
          5. 5. Insert a Disk
          6. 6. Finish and Label the Disk
        4. 4. How to Free Up Space on Your Hard Disk
          1. 1. Run Disk Cleanup
          2. 2. Select the Drive to Clean Up
          3. 3. Select the Items to Remove
          4. 4. View Files
          5. 5. Click OK
        5. 5. How to Defragment Your Hard Disk
          1. 1. Run Disk Defragmenter
          2. 2. Choose a Drive
          3. 3. Analyze Drive
          4. 4. View Report
          5. 5. Defragment Drive
        6. 6. How to Schedule a Task to Occur Automatically
          1. 1. Start Scheduled Tasks
          2. 2. Add a Scheduled Task
          3. 3. Choose a Program to Run
          4. 4. Choose When to Run the Program
          5. 5. Choose a Time and Day
          6. 6. Enter a Username and Password
          7. 7. Finish
        7. 7. How to Use the Windows Troubleshooters
          1. 1. Start Help
          2. 2. Open Fixing a Problem Category
          3. 3. Choose a Type of Problem
          4. 4. Choose a Troubleshooter
          5. 5. Work Through the Steps
        8. 8. How to Get System Information
          1. 1. Start System Information
          2. 2. View System Summary
          3. 3. View Hardware Resources
          4. 4. View Components
          5. 5. Access Tools
        9. 9. How to Use System Restore
          1. 1. Start System Restore
          2. 2. Create a Restore Point
          3. 3. Name the Restore Point
          4. 4. Create the Restore Point
          5. 5. Close System Restore
        10. 10. How to Compress Files and Folders
          1. 1. Open an Item’s Properties
          2. 2. Open Advanced Options
          3. 3. Compress the Item
          4. 4. Close the Dialog Boxes
          5. 5. Compress Files and Subfolders
    17. 12. Installing New Software and Hardware
        1. 1. How to Add a Program to Your Computer
          1. 1. Open the Control Panel
          2. 2. Open Add/Remove Programs
          3. 3. Add New Programs
          4. 4. Choose CD or Floppy
          5. 5. Finish
        2. 2. How to Change or Remove a Program
          1. 1. Open the Control Panel
          2. 2. Open Add/Remove Programs
          3. 3. Select a Program
          4. 4. Click Change/Remove
          5. 5. Follow the Program’s Instructions
        3. 3. How to Add Windows Components from the CD
          1. 1. Open the Control Panel
          2. 2. Open Add/Remove Programs
          3. 3. Choose Add/Remove Windows Components
          4. 4. Select a Component
          5. 5. Next
          6. 6. Finish
        4. 4. How to Add Windows Components from the Internet
          1. 1. Start Windows Update
          2. 2. Scan for Updates
          3. 3. Review and Install Updates
          4. 4. Choose Components to Update
          5. 5. Install the Updates
          6. 6. Accept the Licensing Agreement
        5. 5. How to Find Out About Your Installed Hardware
          1. 1. Open System Properties
          2. 2. Switch to Hardware Tab
          3. 3. Open the Device Manager
          4. 4. Expand a Category
          5. 5. Identify Problem Hardware
          6. 6. Open Hardware Properties
        6. 6. How to Tell Whether a Windows Service Pack is Installed
          1. 1. Open the Start Menu
          2. 2. Right-Click the My Computer Icon
          3. 3. Open the Properties Dialog Box
          4. 4. Determine Your Version of Windows
        7. 7. How to Install Windows XP Service Pack 1
          1. 1. Read the Welcome Page
          2. 2. Accept the Licensing Agreement
          3. 3. Choose Whether to Archive Old Files
          4. 4. Finish the Installation
        8. 8. How to Set Program Access and Defaults
          1. 1. Open the Set Program Access and Defaults Tool
          2. 2. Use the Microsoft Windows Option
          3. 3. Use the Non-Microsoft Option
          4. 4. Use the Custom Option
    18. Installing Windows XP
        1. 1. How to Upgrade to Windows XP
          1. 1. Upgrade
          2. 2. Choose an Installion
          3. 3. Accept the License Agreement
          4. 4. Enter the Product Key
          5. 5. Perform Dynamic Update
          6. 6. Download Updates
          7. 7. Finish the Upgrade
        2. 2. How to Install Windows XP on a Blank Hard Drive
          1. 1. Choose Setup or Repair
          2. 2. Agree to Licensing
          3. 3. Choose a Partition
          4. 4. Format Your Drive
          5. 5. Copy Files to Your Disk
          6. 6. Restart Your Computer
          7. 7. Look for Hardware Devices
          8. 8. Customize Your Locale
          9. 9. Enter Your Name and Organization
          10. 10. Enter Your Product Key
          11. 11. Enter a Computer Name and Password
          12. 12. Enter the Date and Time
          13. 13. Choose Network Settings
          14. 14. Join a Workgroup or Domain
        3. 3. How to Activate Windows XP
          1. 1. Welcome to Windows
          2. 2. Choose to Activate Windows
          3. 3. Register Windows
          4. 4. Enter Registration Information
          5. 5. Finish
        4. 4. How to Create Setup Floppy Disks
          1. 1. Browse This CD
          2. 2. Open the BOOTDISK Folder
          3. 3. Start MAKEBT32
          4. 4. Type the Floppy Drive Letter
          5. 5. Insert Floppy and Press Enter
          6. 6. Label the Disks
    19. Glossary
    20. Inside Front Cover
    21. Inside Back Cover