Windows XP for Dummies Author:Andy Rathbone Windows XP is the most powerful of Microsoft’s Windows software – software that’s been updated many times since starting to breathe in January 1985. XP is short for Experience, but Microsoft calls it Windows XP to give it a more modern-day, "at-this-happening-moment" sound. Someday, sometime, something in Windows XP... more » will eventually leave you scratching your head. No other program brings so many buttons, bars, and babble to the screen. Windows XP For Dummies is for everyone who has a clue about what they want to do with their computers. Bypassing the technical hoopla, this friendly reference comes to the rescue when Windows XP stumps you or when you're feeling spunky and want to dig into deeper details of the ever-popular operating system. In either case, you can expect to pick up information on
Finding the file you saved or downloaded yesterday
Moving those little windows around on the screen with the mouse
Making Windows XP run like your older versions of Windows
Starting and closing programs by clicking the mouse button
Making Windows XP work again when it’s misbehaving
Beginning with the basics, this book explains all the Windows XP stuff that everybody thinks they already know – until the program starts tossing them stumbling blocks. Windows XP For Dummies clears the way to
Navigating the new Start menu and taskbar with ease
Setting up a secure Internet connection
Having a good time with digital photos, music, and videos
Personalizing XP for each member of your family
Fixing common problems using System Restore and online resources
Most people meet up with Windows XP by something other than choice. Their new computer probably came with a version already installed; maybe the workplace introduced a Windows XP update; or perhaps the latest version of their favorite program required Windows XP. Any in case, Windows XP For Dummies helps you adjust easily to the new Windows kid in town – and even enjoy his company!« less
If you need to know how to navigate your computer program, this is the book for you.
Helpful in personalizing , fixing common problems, taskbar navigation, using email and instant messages and a whole lot more.