Windows XP for Dummies

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Praise for the author of Windows For Dummies “This book feels your pain and prescribes a chuckle.” —G. David Wallace, Business Week
“Informative, friendly, conversational, and slightly irreverent…. It could help save you time and ease your frustration level.” —Suzanne A. Smith, San Diego Union-Tribune

“Written in a humorous style that gets the job done.” —Don Crabb, Chicago Sun-Times

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Get more done and have more fun with Windows XP How do you get a handle on all those cool new features in Windows XP? Relax! With bestselling computer-book author Andy Rathbone as your personal guide, you’ll figure out how to tame those buttons and boxes, install software and a digital camera, navigate the new interface, and take advantage of those cool new multimedia features. Roll up your sleeves ? it’s time to have fun!

Discover how to:

Navigate the new Start menu and taskbar with ease
Have fun with digital photos, music, and videos Set up a secure
Internet connection
Personalize XP for each family member
Fix common problems using
System Restore and online help
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Andy Rathbone has more than 15 million For Dummies books in print, including Windows ME For Dummies and Upgrading & Fixing PCs For Dummies.

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Windows XP for Dummies 2nd Edition

Windows is the world’s most popular operating system, and Windows For Dummies is the bestselling computer book ever. When you look at Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition, it’s easy to see why. Here’s all the stuff you want to know, served up in plain English and seasoned with a few chuckles. But make no mistake, this book means business.
Author Andy Rathbone listened to what you wanted to know, and this edition is loaded with additional information about

E-mail, faxing, and troubleshooting
Maximizing security features
Customizing and upgrading Windows XP
Multimedia applications―CDs, digital music and photos, video, and more
Answers to questions asked by thousands of Windows users

If you’re just getting started with Windows XP, you’ll find Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition is a lot easier than trying to get the fourth-grader next door to explain it to you. (Andy Rathbone is a lot more patient.) There’s a whole section devoted to “Windows XP Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know,” so you can get the hang of the basics quickly and in the privacy of your own home. And if you’ve been around a couple of generations of Windows, you’ll be especially interested in how to squeeze maximum security from the beefed-up anti-spam and firewall features in Service Pack 2.

Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition is sort of like a buffet―you can sample everything, or just stick with the stuff you know you like. You’ll find out how to

Locate programs and files, organize your information, and fax, scan, or print documents
Get online safely, send and receive e-mail, work with Internet Explorer’s security toolbar, and steer clear of pop-ups, viruses, and spam
Make Windows XP work the way you want it to, share your computer while maintaining your privacy, set up a network, and perform routine maintenance
Transfer and organize pictures from your digital camera, edit digital video, and create custom CDs of your favorite tunes
Use Windows XP’s troubleshooting wizards and become your own computer doctor

With its task-oriented table of contents and tear-out cheat sheet, Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition is easy to use. You can quickly find what you want to know, and you just may discover that this book is as important to your computer as the power cord.

Windows 7 for Dummies

The perfect plain-English guide to the much-anticipated release of Windows 7

Whether you’re new to computers or just eager to start using the newest version of Windows, Windows For Dummies, Enhanced Edition answers all your questions about the changes and new tools in Windows 7, enhanced with detailed video tutorials. Windows expert Andy Rathbone walks you step by step through the most common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and Internet access. You’ll learn how to navigate the interface, customize the desktop, and work with the file system. You’ll then go deeper into the system, discovering new features and improvements, and finding tips and techniques for getting the most out of Windows 7.

Covers basic management of applications, files, and data; creating and printing documents; setting up an Internet connection and e-mail account; and online security
Includes specially produced videos explaining features and illustrating techniques in greater depth
Explores using Windows to edit and manage audio, video, and photo files, and how to create CDs, DVDs, and playlists with Media Center
Helps you tweak and customize Windows 7 to operate your way and set up user accounts, build a home network, and maintain your PC
Provides troubleshooting advice, helps you find missing files and use the Help system, and explains common error messages

Windows 7 For Dummies, Enhanced Edition will have you up and running on the newest version of Windows quickly and easily.

Windows Vista For Dummies

Create music CDs and photo DVDs or even watch TV
Move your files to a new computer, or get your old PC ready for Vista

The thing that’s made Windows For Dummies so successful is that it’s packed with the basics you need to make Windows work. This book gets you through all the Windows Vista tasks and tripwires, including starting programs, finding files, navigating the new see-through interface, staying safe while you cruise the Internet, and much more.

Discover how to

Find files when they’re hiding
Hook up with another computer
Make Vista work like XP
Block Internet bad guys
Share a PC without sharing your files
Fix problems yourself

PCs for Dummies Windows ‘7 Edition

Get the latest edition of the bestselling PC book on the planet!

What better way to make friends with your new PC than with this new edition of the bestselling PC book in the world? PCs For Dummies, Windows 7 Edition explains the latest Windows operating system in a refreshingly jargon-free way that’s loaded with good humor and great help.

Discover how to make your PC safe for your kids, get in touch with your digital life, use flash drives, learn about green computing, and much more.

Dan Gookin, author of the original DOS For Dummies, helped launch the worldwide popularity of the series; his books have been translated in 32 languages and have more than 12 million copies in print
This guide gets you up to speed on the latest PC hardware and software and covers all the innovations and changes in Windows 7, all without the boring jargon
Covers making your PC safe for kids, organizing your digital life, green computing, storage on memory cards and flash drives, online photo sharing, and much more

Make your life easier the Dummies way with PCs For Dummies, Windows 7 Edition.

Motorola XOOM For Dummies

Zoom into the next generation of mobile pad technology with Xoom
The buzz on Motorola’s new Xoom tablet is that it’s made of some pretty powerful hardware and boasts a larger screen, higher resolution, and a more powerful, dual-core CPU than other tablets on the market. On top of that, it runs on Android 3.0—the latest operating system designed specifically for tablets. Get thoroughly up to speed on the unique Motorola Xoom and take advantage of all the amazing things it can do with Motorola Xoom For Dummies.

This full-color book is packed with practical how-tos, Xoom features, smart techniques, and even insider info on the device, thanks to author Andy Rathbone’s deep expertise. Learn how to browse the web, download apps, access social networks, customize your Xoom, track down the handiest accessories, and more.

Gets you up to speed on the Motorola Xoom tablet
Clarifies the basics of how to use it, how the technology works, how to configure everything, and which ten free apps and ten paid apps you absolutely must have
Delivers a full slate of features, tips, tricks, and techniques, all in full color
Walks you through basic training, browsing the web, sending and receiving e-mail, accessing social networks, downloading apps, using all the fun multimedia features—music, movies, photos, and books—and more
Explores how to maintain and customize your Xoom and includes a handy list of Ten Tips ‘n Tricks

Get the very most out of the exciting Motorola Xoom. This jam-packed, full-color For Dummies guide makes it easy.