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Windows xp for dummies - Rahbone A.

Rahbone A. Windows xp for dummies - Hungry minds , 2001. - 430 p.
ISBN: 0-7645-0893-8
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In 1992, Andy and DOS For Dummies author/legend Dan Gookin teamed up to write PCs For Dummies. Andy subsequently wrote the award-winning Windows For Dummies series, Upgrading & Fixing PCs For Dum-mies,MP3 For Dummies, and many other For Dummies books.
Today, he has more than 15 million copies of his books in print, which have been translated into more than 30 languages.
Andy lives with his most-excellent wife, Tina, and their cat in Southern California. He wants a new LCD panel monitor for his main computer, but then the cat wouldn’t have anyplace to sleep. Feel free to drop by his Web site at www.andyrathbone.com.
Dedication
To my wife, parents, sister, and cat.
Author's Acknowledgments
Special thanks to Dan Gookin and his wife, Sandy Gookin, Matt Wagner, the Kleskes, the Tragesers, Steve Hayes, Nicole Haims, Kim Darosett, and Jerelind Charles.
Publisher’s Acknowledgments
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Laura Moss Media Development Coordinator: Marisa Pearman
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The publisher would like to give special thanks to Patrick J. McGovern, without whom this book would not have been possible.

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Project Coordinator: Dale White Special Help
Teresa Artman, Amy Pettinella, Rebecca Senninger
Table of Contents
Introduction.....................................................................1
About This Book........................................................1
How to Use This Book ..................................................2
And What about You?....................................................3
How This Book Is Organized.............................................4
Part I: Bare-Bones Windows XP Stuff .............................4
Part II: Making Windows XP Do Something..........................4
Part III: Using Windows XP Applications (And Surfing the Web) .... 5
Part IV: Help! ..................................................5
Part V: The Part of Tens ........................................5
Icons Used in This Book................................................5
Where to Go from Here .................................................6
Part I: Bare-Bones Windows XP Stuff..............................................8
Chapter 1: What Is Windows XP? ............................................10
What Are Windows and Windows XP? .....................................10
What Does Windows Do? ................................................11
How Does Windows XP Affect My Older Programs? ........................14
Should I Bother Using Windows XP? ....................................15
Bracing Yourself (And Your Computer) for Windows XP...................16
Chapter 2: Ignore This Chapter on Computer Parts...........................17
The Computer..........................................................17
The Microprocessor (CPU)..............................................19
Disks and Disk Drives ................................................20
Floppy disks ...................................................20
Compact discs (CD-ROM drive stuff) .............................21
DVD discs ......................................................23
Iomega drives...................................................23
Hard disks .....................................................24
What does write-protected mean? ................................24
The Mouse and That Double-Click Stuff.................................25
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