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Windows XP Pocket Reference

Book Description

Windows XP Pocket Reference is a handy book for power users and system administrators who need a solid reference with quick answers, but not a lot of explanation. This book is a powerful tool that quickly covers XP's applications and tools, tasks and settings, and commands. Windows XP Pocket Reference covers the following topics:

  • Getting Started

  • Mouse and Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Components of Windows XP

  • Setting Locator

  • Registry Tweaks

  • Command Prompt & Recovery Console

  • Error Messages

  • Packed with information in an easy-to-read format, Windows XP Pocket Reference is perfect for someone familiar with Windows who wants to get the most out of Windows XP or needs to support other users as part of their job.

    Table of Contents

    1. Windows XP Pocket Reference
      1. 1. Introduction
        1. 1.1. Conventions Used in This Book
        2. 1.2. A Crash Course in the Basics of Windows XP
          1. 1.2.1. The Desktop
          2. 1.2.2. Point and Click
          3. 1.2.3. Windows and Menus
          4. 1.2.4. Files, Folders, and Disks
          5. 1.2.5. File Types and Extensions
      2. 2. Shortcuts
        1. 2.1. Working with Files
          1. 2.1.1. Controlling Drag-Drop
          2. 2.1.2. Specifying the Destination
          3. 2.1.3. Duplicating Files and Folders
        2. 2.2. Helpful Explorer Keystrokes
        3. 2.3. Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Function
        4. 2.4. Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Key
      3. 3. Components
        1. Accessibility Options
        2. Accessibility Wizard
        3. Activate Windows
        4. Active Connections Utility
        5. Add Hardware Wizard
        6. Add or Remove Programs
        7. Address Book
        8. At
        9. Attrib
        10. Backup
        11. Boot Configuration Manager
        12. Calculator
        13. Character Map
        14. Chkdsk
        15. Clipbook Viewer
        16. Command Prompt
        17. Control Panel
        18. Create Shared Folder
        19. Date and Time
        20. Device Manager
        21. Disk Cleanup
        22. Disk Defragmenter
        23. DiskPart
        24. Display Properties
        25. DriverQuery
        26. FAT to NTFS Conversion Utility
        27. Fax Console
        28. Fax Cover Page Editor
        29. File Compare (comp)
        30. File Compare (fc)
        31. File and Settings Transfer Wizard
        32. Folder Options
        33. Fonts Folder
        34. Format
        35. Freecell
        36. FTP
        37. Game Controllers
        38. Hearts
        39. Internet Explorer
        40. Internet Options
        41. Keyboard Properties
        42. Logoff
        43. Microsoft Chat
        44. Microsoft Magnifier
        45. Microsoft Management Console
        46. Microsoft NetMeeting
        47. Minesweeper
        48. Mouse Properties
        49. Msg
        50. Narrator
        51. Network Connections
        52. Network Setup Wizard
        53. New Connection Wizard
        54. Notepad
        55. NSLookup
        56. NTFS Compression Utility
        57. NTFS Encryption Utility
        58. On-Screen Keyboard
        59. Outlook Express
        60. Paint
        61. Phone and Modem Options
        62. Phone Dialer
        63. Pinball
        64. Ping
        65. Power Options
        66. Printers and Faxes
        67. Query Process
        68. Regional and Language Options
        69. Registry Console Utility
        70. Registry Editor
        71. Remote Assistance
        72. Remote Copy
        73. Remote Desktop Connection
        74. Rundll32
        75. Run As
        76. Scanners and Cameras
        77. Scheduled Tasks
        78. Shutdown
        79. Solitaire
        80. Sound Recorder
        81. Sounds and Audio Devices
        82. Speech Properties
        83. Spider Solitaire
        84. Subst
        85. Synchronization Manager
        86. System Properties
        87. System Information
        88. System Restore
        89. Task Manager
        90. Taskbar and Start Menu Properties
        91. Taskkill
        92. Tasklist
        93. Telnet
        94. Tracert
        95. User Accounts
        96. Utility Manager
        97. Volume Control
        98. Windows Explorer
        99. Windows IP Configuration
        100. Windows Media Player
        101. Windows Messenger
        102. Windows Movie Maker
        103. Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
        104. Windows Update
        105. WordPad
      4. 4. Setting Index
        1. 4.1. Alphabetical List of Windows XP Settings
      5. 5. Registry Tweaks
        1. 5.1. Registry Editor Crash Course
          1. 5.1.1. Registry Structure
          2. 5.1.2. Value Types
        2. 5.2. Registry Tweaks
          1. 5.2.1. Files, Folders, and File Types
            1. 5.2.1.1. Add Delete and Rename to the Recycle Bin's context menu
            2. 5.2.1.2. Hide all Desktop icons
            3. 5.2.1.3. Redirect the My Computer icon
            4. 5.2.1.4. Get rid of the Shared Documents folder
            5. 5.2.1.5. Remove an entry from Explorer's New menu
            6. 5.2.1.6. Allow modification of a file type
            7. 5.2.1.7. Turn off the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
            8. 5.2.1.8. Customize the icon used for generic folders and drives
            9. 5.2.1.9. Add Encrypt and Decrypt commands to files' context menus
            10. 5.2.1.10. Customize the locations of system folders
            11. 5.2.1.11. Open a command prompt window in any folder
          2. 5.2.2. Performance Tweaks
            1. 5.2.2.1. Turn off CD AutoPlay
            2. 5.2.2.2. Change the responsiveness of drop-down menus
            3. 5.2.2.3. Disable programs configured to run at Windows startup
            4. 5.2.2.4. Choose how long Chkdsk waits before checking a drive during startup
            5. 5.2.2.5. Choose how long before Windows considers an application to be hung
          3. 5.2.3. User Account and Network Settings
            1. 5.2.3.1. Disable the Unread Messages display on the Welcome screen
            2. 5.2.3.2. Hide the last logged-in username (old-style logon dialog only)
            3. 5.2.3.3. Customize the logon message (old-style logon dialog only)
            4. 5.2.3.4. Stop sharing the Scheduled Tasks folder
        3. 5.3. Class IDs of Interface Objects
      6. 6. Command Prompt
        1. 6.1. Wildcards, Pipes, and Redirection
        2. 6.2. Command Prompt Commands
          1. cd or chdir
          2. cls
          3. copy
          4. date
          5. del or erase
          6. dir
          7. echo
          8. exit
          9. find
          10. for
          11. md or mkdir
          12. more
          13. move
          14. path
          15. prompt
          16. rd or rmdir
          17. ren or rename
          18. set
          19. sort
          20. time
          21. type
          22. ver
          23. xcopy
        3. 6.3. Windows Recovery Console
          1. 6.3.1. Recovery Console Commands
          2. 6.3.2. Lifting Recovery Console Restrictions
      7. 7. Security Checklist
        1. 7.1. Closing Back Doors in Windows XP
        2. 7.2. Scan Your System for Open Ports
          1. 7.2.1. Matching a PID with a Program
          2. 7.2.2. Common TCP/IP Ports