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With the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft latest and most reliable corporate desktop operating system now provides better protection against viruses, worms, and malicious hackers. SP2 includes Windows Firewall, Pop-up Blocker for Internet Explorer, and the new Windows Security Center. But it still comes without a single page of printed instructions. This superbly written guide fills the gap. Coauthored by David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist and Missing Manuals creator, Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual uses wit, technical insight, and scrupulous objectivity to light the way for first-time and intermediate network and standalone PC users. In fact, this jargon-free book explains XP's features so clearly revealing which work well and which don't that it should have been in the box in the first place. The book reveals which features work well and which don't, such as the Remote Desktop software that enables people to connect to the office from home, the encryption file system that protects sensitive information, and the Windows Messenger that enables real-time text, voice and video communication. Contents include:

  • Getting started. The book's early chapters cover using menus, finding lost files, reducing window clutter, and taming the new, multi-column Start menu.

  • Mastering the network. Special chapters help you navigate the corporate network, dial in from the road, and even set up your own small-office (peer-to-peer) network, step by step.

  • Understanding security. User accounts, file encryption, and the NTFS file system keep your private files private, while still offering network access to coworkers you specify.

  • Flying the Net. This book demystifies Outlook Express 6 for email, Internet Explorer 6 for Web browsing, and the new Windows Messenger for voice, chat, and video conferencing.

  • Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual isn't for system administrators or OS theory geeks; it's for the novice or budding power user who wants to master the machine and get down to work. Yet, anyone who uses XP Pro (including hardcore techies) will find this new system much easier-- and more fun--to digest with this new Missing Manual.

    Table of Contents

    1. Windows XP Pro Edition: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition
      1. What the Reviewers Said
      2. The Missing Credits
        1. About the Authors
        2. About the Creative Team
        3. Acknowledgments
        4. The Missing Manual Series
      3. Introduction
        1. About This Book
          1. Service Packs
          2. About the Outline
          3. About→These→Arrows
          4. About Shift-Clicking
          5. About MissingManuals.com
        2. The Very Basics
          1. Windows Defined
          2. The right mouse button is king
          3. Wizards = Interviews
          4. There’s more than one way to do everything
          5. You can use the keyboard for everything
          6. You could spend a lifetime changing properties
          7. Every piece of hardware requires software
          8. It’s not meant to be overwhelming
        3. What’s New in Windows XP
          1. Stability
          2. A Cosmetic Overhaul
          3. Pictures, Music, and Movies
          4. Miscellaneous Touch-Ups
        4. Professional Edition vs. Home Edition
        5. The Dark Side of Windows XP
          1. Security Holes
          2. Activation (Copy Protection)
          3. Privacy Concerns
          4. Microsoft Data Formats
      4. I. The Windows XP Desktop
        1. 1. The Desktop and Start Menu
          1. Logging In
            1. Domains vs. Workgroups
            2. Logging In, Continued
          2. The Elements of the XP Desktop
          3. The Start Menu
          4. Start→Log Off
          5. Start→Shut Down (Turn Off Computer)
          6. Start→All Programs
            1. The Startup folder
          7. Start→Run
            1. Launch a Program
            2. Launch Any Program or Document
            3. Open a Drive Window
            4. Open a Folder Window
            5. Connect to a Web Page
          8. Start→Search
            1. Finding Files and Folders
              1. Starting a search
              2. Pictures, music, or video
              3. Documents (word processing, spreadsheet, and so on.)
              4. All files and folders
            2. Managing the Found Files and Folders
              1. Using the Search Results panel
              2. Using the results list
            3. Searching for Printers
            4. Searching for Computers
            5. Searching for People
              1. Searching your address book
              2. Searching phone books on the Internet
            6. Searching the Internet
            7. The Indexing Service
          9. Start→Help and Support
          10. Start→Control Panel
          11. Start→Set Program Access and Defaults
          12. Start→My Network Places
          13. Start→My Computer
          14. Start→My Music, My Pictures
          15. Start→My Recent Documents
          16. Start→My Documents
          17. Customizing the Start Menu
            1. Basic Start Menu Settings
              1. The General tab
              2. The Advanced tab
            2. Adding Icons to the Start Menu
              1. The “free” sections of the Start menu
              2. Method 1: Drag an icon directly
              3. Method 2: Use the Add Listing Wizard
              4. Method 3: Use the Start Menu folders
            3. Removing Icons from the Start Menu
            4. Renaming Start Menu Items
            5. Reorganizing the Start Menu
              1. Add folders to hold submenus
        2. 2. Windows, Folders, and the Taskbar
          1. Windows in Windows
            1. The Task Pane
            2. The Explorer Bar
            3. Sizing, Moving, and Closing Windows
              1. Moving a window
              2. Closing a window
            4. Working with Multiple Windows
              1. Active and inactive windows
          2. The Desktop Window Overhaul
            1. Icon and List Views
              1. Changing the sorting order
              2. Manipulating the Details view
            2. Standard Folder Views
            3. Uni-Window vs. Multi-Window
            4. The “Folder Options” Options
          3. Window Toolbars
            1. The Standard Buttons Toolbar
            2. The Address Bar
            3. The Links Toolbar
          4. The Taskbar
            1. The Notification Area
            2. Window Buttons
            3. The Quick Launch Toolbar
            4. Customizing the Taskbar
              1. Moving the taskbar
              2. Resizing the taskbar
              3. Hiding the taskbar
              4. Hiding the taskbar manually
          5. Taskbar Toolbars
            1. Quick Launch Toolbar
            2. Desktop Toolbar
            3. Address Toolbar, Links Toolbar
            4. Language Bar Toolbar
            5. Redesigning Your Toolbars
              1. Moving toolbars
              2. Creating toolbars
              3. The short way
              4. The long way
        3. 3. Organizing Your Stuff
          1. The Folders of Windows XP
            1. What’s in the Local Disk (C:) Window
              1. Documents and Settings
              2. Program Files
              3. Windows or WINNT
            2. Your Account Folder
            3. Navigating My Computer
            4. Navigating with Windows Explorer
              1. When the panel is too narrow
              2. Viewing folder contents
              3. Keyboard shortcuts
          2. Life with Icons
            1. Renaming Your Icons
            2. Icon Properties
              1. My Computer
              2. Disks
              3. Data files
              4. Folders
              5. Program files
              6. Shortcuts
            3. Changing Your Icons’ Icons
          3. Copying and Moving Folders and Files
            1. Highlighting Icons
              1. To highlight all the icons
              2. To highlight several icons
              3. To highlight only specific icons
            2. Copying by Dragging Icons
              1. The right-mouse-button trick
              2. Dragging icons in Windows Explorer
            3. Copying by Using Copy and Paste
          4. The Recycle Bin
            1. Restoring Deleted Files and Folders
            2. Emptying the Recycle Bin
            3. Customizing the Recycle Bin
              1. Skip the Recycle Bin
              2. Auto-emptying the Recycle Bin
          5. Shortcut Icons
            1. Creating and Deleting Shortcuts
            2. Unveiling a Shortcut’s True Identity
            3. Shortcut Keyboard Triggers
          6. Burning CDs from the Desktop
        4. 4. Getting Help
          1. Navigating the Help System
            1. Help Home Page
            2. Search the Help Pages
            3. Help Index
          2. “What’s This?”: Help for Dialog Boxes
          3. Remote Assistance
            1. Remote Assistance: Rest Assured
            2. Remote Assistance via Windows Messenger
              1. Instructions for the novice
              2. Instructions for the expert
            3. Remote Assistance without Windows Messenger
              1. Instructions for the novice
              2. Instructions for the expert
          4. Getting Help from Microsoft
      5. II. The Components of Windows XP
        1. 5. Programs and Documents
          1. Launching Programs
          2. Switching Programs
          3. Exiting Programs
          4. When Programs Die
          5. Saving Documents
            1. The Save File Dialog Box
            2. Saving into My Documents
            3. Navigating in the Save As Dialog Box
            4. Navigating the List by Keyboard
            5. The File Format Drop-Down Menu
          6. Closing Documents
          7. The Open Dialog Box
          8. Moving Data Between Documents
            1. Cut, Copy, and Paste
            2. Drag-and-Drop
              1. Drag-and-drop to the desktop
            3. Insert Object (OLE)
            4. Export/Import
          9. Filename Extensions
            1. Displaying Filename Extensions
            2. Hooking up a File Extension to a Different Program
            3. Creating Your Own File Associations
            4. Fun with File Associations
          10. Installing Software
            1. The Pre-Installation Checklist
            2. Installing Software from a CD
              1. Installing software using “Add or Remove Programs”
            3. Installing Downloaded Software
            4. Installing Pre-Loaded Software
            5. Installing Windows Components
            6. Program Access and Defaults
          11. Uninstalling Software
          12. Running Pre-XP Programs
            1. 16-Bit Programs
            2. DOS Programs
            3. Programs Written for Windows 95, 2000, Etc.
        2. 6. The Freebie Software
          1. The Windows XP Accessories
            1. Accessibility Features
              1. Accessibility Wizard
              2. Magnifier
              3. On-Screen Keyboard
              4. Narrator
              5. Utility Manager
            2. Communications Menu
            3. Entertainment Menu
            4. System Tools Menu
              1. Activate Windows
              2. Character Map
              3. Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
            5. Address Book
            6. Calculator
            7. Command Prompt
            8. Notepad
              1. Notepad basics
              2. About word wrap
            9. Paint
            10. Program Compatibility Wizard
            11. Scanner and Camera Wizard
            12. Synchronize
            13. Tour Windows XP
            14. Windows Explorer
            15. Windows Movie Maker
            16. WordPad
              1. Using WordPad
          2. Windows XP Games
          3. Everything Else
        3. 7. Pictures, Sound, and Movies
          1. Digital Photos in XP
            1. Hooking Up Your Camera
            2. Fun with Downloaded Pictures
              1. Download more photos
              2. Look them over
              3. Start a slide show
              4. Order prints online
              5. Make a printout
              6. Install new wallpaper
              7. Post the photos on the Web
              8. Email photos
              9. Create a photo screen saver
              10. View them bigger
          2. Scanning
          3. Windows Media Player
            1. The Lay of the Land
            2. Playing Music CDs
              1. Fun with Media Player
            3. Copying CDs to Your Hard Drive
            4. Organizing Your Music Library
              1. Playlists
              2. Deleting things
            5. Burning Your Own CDs.
            6. Copying Music or Video to a Portable Player
            7. Internet Radio
            8. DVD Movies
              1. Ditching the remote control
          4. Making WAVs with Sound Recorder
            1. Recording a New Sound
            2. What to Do with Sounds
            3. Volume Control
          5. Windows Movie Maker 2
            1. Equipment List
            2. Getting Started with Movie Maker 2
              1. Capturing footage
              2. Importing pictures and movies
            3. Editing Video
              1. Phase 1: Organize your clips
              2. Phase 2: Drag them into the storyboard
              3. Phase 3: Chop up the clips
              4. Phase 4: Add video transitions
              5. Phase 5: Add video effects
              6. Phase 6: Add titles and credits
              7. Phase 7: Add background music
              8. Phase 8: Save the movie
        4. 8. The Control Panel
          1. Category View: The Big XP Change
            1. Restoring the Old Control Panel
          2. Accessibility Options
            1. Keyboard Tab
              1. StickyKeys
              2. FilterKeys
              3. ToggleKeys
            2. Sound Tab
            3. Display Tab
            4. Mouse Tab
            5. General Tab
          3. Add Hardware
          4. Add or Remove Programs
            1. Change or Remove Programs
            2. Add New Programs
            3. Add/Remove Windows Components
            4. Set Program Access and Defaults
          5. Administrative Tools
          6. Automatic Updates
          7. Bluetooth Devices
          8. Date and Time
          9. Display
            1. Themes Tab
            2. Desktop Tab
              1. Applying wallpaper
              2. Solid colors
            3. The “Customize Desktop” Button
              1. General tab
              2. Web tab
            4. Screen Saver Tab
              1. Choosing a screen saver
            5. Appearance Tab
              1. You, the interior designer
              2. Effects
            6. Settings Tab
              1. Screen resolution
              2. Color quality
              3. Multiple monitors
              4. Advanced settings
          10. Folder Options
          11. Fonts
          12. Game Controllers
          13. Internet Options
          14. Keyboard
          15. Mail
          16. Mouse
            1. Buttons Tab
              1. Button configuration
              2. Double-click speed
              3. ClickLock
            2. Pointers Tab
              1. Selecting a pointer scheme
              2. Select individual pointers
              3. Create your own pointer scheme
            3. Pointer Options Tab
              1. Pointer speed
              2. Snap To
              3. Visibility
            4. Hardware tab
          17. Network Connections
          18. Network Setup Wizard
          19. Phone and Modem Options
          20. Power Options
            1. Power Schemes Tab
              1. Waking up your PC
            2. Alarms and Power Meter Tabs: For Laptops
              1. Alarms tab
              2. Power Meter tab
            3. Advanced Tab
            4. Hibernate Options
            5. Troubleshooting Standby and Hibernation
              1. Standby doesn’t save data
              2. Your disks don’t work right away
              3. Computer fails to enter hibernate or standby mode
            6. APM Tab
            7. UPS Tab
          21. Printers and Faxes
          22. Regional and Language Options
            1. Regional Options Tab
            2. Languages Tab
            3. Advanced Tab
          23. Scanners and Cameras
          24. Scheduled Tasks
          25. Security Center
          26. Sounds and Audio Devices
            1. Volume Tab
            2. Sounds Tab
              1. Program events
              2. Sound scheme
            3. Audio, Voice, and Hardware Tabs
          27. Speech
            1. Speech Recognition Tab
            2. Text To Speech Tab
          28. System
            1. General Tab
            2. Computer Name
            3. Hardware Tab
            4. Advanced Tab
              1. Performance
              2. User Profiles
              3. Startup and Recovery
              4. Environment Variables
              5. Error Reporting
            5. System Restore Tab
            6. Automatic Updates Tab
            7. Remote Tab
          29. Taskbar and Start Menu
          30. User Accounts
          31. Windows Firewall
          32. Wireless Network Setup Wizard
      6. III. Windows Online
        1. 9. Hooking Up to the Internet
          1. Five Degrees of Online Readiness
          2. How to Get Online
            1. Cable Modems and DSL
            2. Wireless Networks
            3. ISP vs. Online Service
          3. Establishing a New Dial-Up Internet Account
            1. The Connection Icon
          4. Manually Plugging in Internet Settings
            1. Via Dial-up Modem
            2. Via Cable Modem, Network, or DSL
          5. Dialing Up to the Internet
            1. Manual Connections
            2. The Notification Area Icon
            3. Automatic Dialing
            4. Disconnecting
              1. Disconnecting manually
              2. Disconnecting automatically
          6. Advanced Modem Settings
            1. Dialing Rules Tab
              1. General tab
              2. Area Code Rules tab
              3. Calling Card tab
            2. Modems Tab
            3. Advanced Tab (of Phone and Modem Options)
        2. 10. Security, Firewalls, and Service Pack 2
          1. Security Center
          2. The Windows Firewall (and Others)
            1. A Hardware Firewall (Router)
            2. The Windows Firewall
              1. All about ports
              2. The exceptions list
            3. Other Software Firewalls
          3. Virus Software
          4. Automatic Updates
          5. Spyware Cleaners
          6. Other Miscellaneous Features
            1. Geeky, Tweaky Changes
            2. Reinforcements in Internet Explorer
              1. The pop-up blocker
              2. The Information Bar
              3. The Add-ons Manager
              4. No more commandeered browser windows
            3. Attachment Blocking
            4. Picture Blocking
          7. Troubleshooting Service Pack 2
        3. 11. Web, Chat, and Videoconferencing
          1. Internet Explorer
            1. Browsing Basics and Toolbars
            2. Internet Explorer Toolbars
              1. The Standard Buttons toolbar
              2. The Information bar
              3. The Address bar
              4. The Links toolbar
            3. Status Bar
            4. Explorer Bar
            5. Ways to Find Something on the Web
            6. Tips for Better Surfing
              1. Full-screen browsing
              2. Bigger text, smaller text
              3. Enlarge or shrink online photos
              4. Faster browsing without graphics
              5. Favorites: “Bookmarking” favorite Web sites
              6. Viewing Web pages offline
            7. Ditching Pop-Ups and Pop-Unders
            8. Basic IE Options
              1. Designate your home page
              2. Set storage options for temporary files
              3. Set options to check for changes
              4. Configure and view the History folder
              5. Turn off animations
            9. The Content Advisor
              1. Ratings tab
              2. Approved Sites tab
              3. General tab
              4. Advanced tab
          2. Windows Messenger
            1. The .NET Passport
            2. Your Buddy List
            3. Beginning a Chat
            4. Fun Things to Do While Chatting
              1. Screen out the riffraff
              2. Grin, sob, or stick out your tongue
              3. Duck out for a moment
              4. Send a text message to a phone
              5. Exchange files
              6. Add another chatter
              7. Get help
              8. Add features
              9. Preserve your brilliance for future generations
            5. PC as Telephone
            6. PC as Videophone
            7. Sharing a Program
            8. Whiteboard
        4. 12. Outlook Express 6
          1. Setting Up Outlook Express
          2. Sending Email
            1. Mail folders in Outlook Express
            2. Composing and sending messages
            3. The Address Book
            4. Attaching files to messages
          3. Reading Email
            1. How to Process a Message
              1. Deleting messages
            2. Replying to Messages
            3. Forwarding Messages
            4. Printing Messages
            5. Filing Messages
            6. Flagging Messages
            7. Opening Attachments
            8. Message Rules
              1. Setting up message rules
              2. Two sneaky message-rule tricks
          4. Configuring Outlook Express
            1. General tab
            2. Read tab
            3. Receipts tab
            4. Send tab
            5. Compose tab
            6. Signatures tab
            7. Spelling tab
            8. Security tab
            9. Connection tab
            10. Maintenance tab
          5. Newsgroups
            1. Setting Up an Account
            2. Download the List of Newsgroups
            3. Finding Newsgroups and Messages
            4. Reading Messages
            5. Replying, Composing, and Forwarding Messages
      7. IV. Plugging into Windows XP
        1. 13. Printing, Fonts, and Faxing
          1. Installing a Printer
            1. Existing Printers
            2. USB Printers
            3. Network Printers
            4. Parallel, Serial, and Infrared Printers
            5. The Printer Icon
          2. Printing
            1. Printing from Applications
            2. Printing from the Desktop
            3. Printing from the Internet
          3. Controlling Printouts
          4. Fancy Printer Tricks
            1. Printing at 39,000 Feet
            2. Sharing a Printer
            3. Printing to a File
              1. Creating a printer file
              2. Printing a printer file
            4. Limiting Hours of Access
            5. Add a Separator Page
            6. Save Printouts for Later
          5. Printer Troubleshooting
          6. Fonts
            1. Managing Your Fonts
          7. Faxing
            1. Installing the Fax Software
            2. Getting Ready to Fax
            3. Sending a Fax
            4. Receiving a Fax
        2. 14. Hardware
          1. The Master Compatibility List
          2. Hardware Connections
            1. Installing Cards in Expansion Slots
            2. External Attachments
          3. Connecting New Gadgets
          4. When Plug and Play Doesn’t Work
            1. Using the Add Hardware Wizard
              1. The search for Plug and Play
              2. Add Hardware Wizard searches for non—Plug and Play devices
          5. Driver Signing
          6. The Device Manager
            1. Red X’s and Yellow !’s: Resolving Conflicts
              1. Duplicate devices
              2. Resolving resource conflicts
            2. Turning Components Off
            3. Updating Drivers with the Device Manager
            4. Driver Rollback
          7. Hardware Profiles
        3. 15. Joining, Compressing, and Encrypting Disks
          1. Dynamic Disks
            1. How Dynamic Disks Work
            2. Converting a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk
            3. Three Uses for Unallocated Space
              1. Creating a simple volume
              2. Creating a spanned volume
              3. Creating a striped volume
          2. Compressing Files and Folders
            1. NTFS Compression
              1. Compressing files, folders, or disks
            2. Zipped Folders
              1. Creating zipped folders
              2. Working with zipped folders
          3. Encrypting Files and Folders
            1. Using EFS
            2. EFS Rules
        4. 16. Maintenance, Backups, and Troubleshooting
          1. System Restore
            1. About Restore Points
            2. Performing a System Restore
          2. Disk Cleanup
          3. Disk Defragmenter
            1. Defragmenting a Drive
          4. Hard Drive Checkups
          5. Disk Management
            1. Change a Drive Letter
            2. Partition a New Drive
            3. Turn a Drive into a Folder
          6. Task Scheduler
            1. Adding a Task to the Scheduler
            2. Changing Scheduled Tasks
            3. Start a Task Immediately
            4. Pause All Scheduled Tasks
            5. Stop Using Task Scheduler
            6. A Disk Defragmenter Example
            7. Programming Disk Defragmenter
            8. Interpreting Results
          7. Microsoft Backup
            1. Backup Hardware
            2. Creating a Backup Job
              1. Backup or restore?
              2. Create a backup job
              3. Select the backup medium
              4. Advanced backup options
              5. Click Finish
            3. Restoring with Microsoft Backup
          8. The Briefcase
          9. Safe Mode and the Startup Menu
      8. V. Life on the Network
        1. 17. Accounts, Permissions, and Logging On
          1. Introducing User Accounts
          2. Windows XP: The OS With Two Faces
          3. Local Accounts on a Workstation
            1. Administrator Accounts
            2. Limited Accounts
            3. Adding an Account
            4. Editing an Account
            5. The Forgotten Password Disk
            6. Deleting User Accounts
            7. The Administrator Account
            8. The Guest Account
          4. Local Accounts on a Domain Computer
            1. Creating a Local Account for a Domain Member
          5. Local Users and Groups
            1. Opening the Console
            2. Creating a New User Account
            3. Groups
              1. Creating a group
              2. Built-in groups
            4. Modifying Users and Groups
          6. Setting Up the Logon Process
            1. Use the Welcome Screen
            2. Use Fast User Switching
              1. How Fast User Switching works
              2. How to turn on Fast User Switching
          7. Logging On
            1. Identifying Yourself
              1. You zoom straight to the desktop
              2. You get the “Log On to Windows” dialog box
              3. You get the “Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to Begin” dialog box
              4. You get the Windows XP Welcome screen
          8. Profiles
            1. The All Users Profile
              1. Whose software is it, anyway?
            2. The Default User Profile
          9. NTFS Permissions: Protecting Your Stuff
            1. Setting Up NTFS Permissions
            2. Step 1: Specify the Person
            3. Step 2: Specify the Permissions
            4. Groups and Permissions
            5. When Permissions Collide
              1. NTFS permissions travel downstream, from outer folders to inner ones
              2. NTFS permissions that have been explicitly applied to a file or folder always override inherited permissions
              3. Permissions accumulate as you burrow downward through folders inside folders
        2. 18. Setting Up a Workgroup Network
          1. Kinds of Networks
            1. Ethernet
            2. Network Hookups
              1. Phone line networks
              2. Power outlet networks
              3. Wireless networks (WiFi or 802.11)
            3. FireWire Networks
          2. Installing Drivers
          3. Sharing an Internet Connection
          4. The Network Setup Wizard
            1. “Before you continue”
            2. “Select a connection method”
            3. “Select your Internet connection”
            4. “Give this computer a description and name”
            5. “Name your network”
            6. “Ready to apply network settings”
            7. “You’re almost done”
            8. Testing the Network
        3. 19. Introducing Network Domains
          1. The Domain
            1. What’s Wrong with Workgroups
            2. The Domain Concept
            3. Active Directory
            4. Domain Security
          2. Joining a Domain
          3. Five Ways Life Is Different on a Domain
            1. Logging On
            2. Browsing the Domain
            3. Searching the Domain
              1. Custom Searches
            4. Assigning Permissions to Domain Members
            5. Logging Off and Shutting Down
        4. 20. Sharing Network Files
          1. Accessing Other Computers
            1. Method 1: My Network Places
              1. “View workgroup computers”
              2. Older PCs: Network Neighborhood
            2. Method 2: Windows Explorer
            3. Method 3: Universal Naming Convention (UNC)
          2. Working with Network Files
            1. At the Desktop
            2. Using Start→Search
            3. Inside Applications
          3. Shared Folders Online
            1. Bringing an FTP or Web Server Online
          4. Mapping Shares to Drive Letters
          5. Two Roads to File Sharing
            1. Turning Simple File Sharing On and Off
          6. Simple File Sharing
            1. Sharing Your Own Folders
            2. Notes on Simple File Sharing
            3. Hiding Folders
          7. Standard File Sharing
            1. Step 1: Turn on Sharing
            2. Step 2: Limit Network Access
              1. NTFS permissions vs. share permissions
              2. Specify whose freedom you’re about to limit
            3. Clever Share Tricks
          8. Offline Files
            1. Phase 1: Turn on Offline Files
            2. Phase 2: Choose the Files You Want
            3. Phase 3: Log Off
            4. Phase 4: Working Offline
            5. Phase 5: Reconnecting to the Network
            6. Synchronization Options
              1. When synchronization happens
              2. A Full and Quick synchronization
        5. 21. Three Ways to Dial In from the Road
          1. Remote Access Basics
          2. Dialing Direct
            1. Setting Up the Host PC
            2. Setting Up the Remote PC
            3. Making the Call
          3. Virtual Private Networking
            1. Setting Up the Host Machine
            2. Making the Connection
          4. Remote Desktop
            1. Setting Up the Host Machine
            2. Making the Connection
            3. Keyboard Shortcuts for the Hopelessly Confused
            4. Disconnecting
            5. Fine-tuning Remote Desktop Connections
      9. VI. Appendixes
        1. A. Installing Windows XP Pro
          1. Before You Begin
            1. Checking Hardware Requirements
            2. Hardware Compatibility
            3. Checking Software Compatibility
          2. Upgrade vs. Clean Install
            1. About the Upgrade Installation
            2. Buying Windows XP
            3. About the Clean Install
              1. Backing up
          3. Dual Booting
          4. Choosing a File System
          5. Installing Windows XP
            1. Preparing for the Installation
            2. Performing an Update Installation
            3. Performing a Clean Install (or Dual-Boot Install)
          6. Setup Wizard
          7. Network Identification Wizard
          8. Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
            1. Phase 1: Backing up the Files
            2. Phase 2: Restoring the Files
          9. Backing Out of Windows XP
          10. Ditching Windows XP
          11. Ditching the Older Windows
        2. B. Windows XP, Menu by Menu
          1. File Menu
            1. Open, Open With, Preview
            2. Print
            3. Explore
            4. Search
            5. Sharing and Security
            6. Run As...
            7. Pin to Start menu
            8. Send To
            9. New
            10. Create Shortcut
            11. Delete
            12. Rename
            13. Properties
            14. Close
          2. Edit Menu
            1. Undo
            2. Cut, Copy, Paste, Paste Shortcut
            3. Copy To Folder, Move To Folder
            4. Select All
            5. Invert Selection
          3. View Menu
            1. Toolbars
            2. Status Bar
            3. Explorer Bar
            4. Thumbnails, Filmstrip, Tiles, Icons, List, Details
            5. Arrange Icons By
            6. Choose Details
            7. Customize This Folder
            8. Go To
            9. Refresh
          4. Favorites Menu
            1. Add to Favorites
            2. Organize Favorites
            3. Favorites List
          5. Tools Menu
            1. Map Network Drive
            2. Disconnect Network Drive
            3. Synchronize
            4. Folder Options
          6. Help Menu
        3. C. Fun with the Registry
          1. Meet RegEdit
            1. The Big Five Hives
            2. Keys and Values
            3. Backing Up Key Values
          2. A Few Regedit Examples
            1. Faster Menus
            2. The Desktop Cleanup Wizard Interval
            3. Encrypt/Decrypt from the Shortcut Menu
            4. A Really, Really Clean Desktop
            5. Faster Shutdowns
      10. Index
      11. Colophon