Each year, Windows XP is pre-installed on 30 million PCs sold inthe U.S.--and 90 million worldwide--making it the world's mostpopular operating system, and proving to frustrated userseverywhere that preponderance does not equate to ease of use. Thereare literally thousands of programs, tools, commands, screens,scripts, buttons, tabs, applets, menus, and settings containedwithin Windows XP. And it has only been in the last couple of yearsthat Microsoft's documentation has actually been more of a helpthan a hindrance. But it still isn't enough.
Windows XP users and administrators need a quick and easy way tofind answers. Plenty of books go into detail about the theorybehind a particular technology or application, but few go straightto the essentials for getting the job done. Windows XPCookbook does just that, tackling the most common tasks neededto install, manage, and support Windows XP.
Featuring a new twist to O'Reilly's proven Cookbook formula,this problem-solving guide offers multiple solutions for each ofits 300-plus recipes. Solve dilemmas with the graphical userinterface, the command line, through the Registry, or by usingscripts. Each step-by-step recipe includes a discussion thatexplains how and why it works. The book is also among the first tocover Microsoft's XP Service Pack 2. With these practical,on-the-job solutions, Windows XP Cookbook will save youhours of time searching for answers.
Windows XP Cookbook will be useful to anyone that has touse, deploy, administer, or automate Windows XP. But this isn't atypical end-user book; it covers the spectrum of topics involvedwith running Windows XP in both small and large environments. As aresult, IT professionals and system administrators will find it agreat day-to-day reference. And power users will find Windows XPCookbook a great source for information on tweaking XP andgetting the most out of their systems. The bottom line is thatWindows XP Cookbook will make just about anyone who uses XPmore productive.