From the Back Cover
Make Windows XP look, feel, and act the way you want
Simplify searches, find free virus protection, and make Windows love your iPod®
Hacks? Mods? Don’t be frightened — this book walks you through each and every one, and even steers you clear of well-known hacks that don’t really accomplish anything. See how some simple tools can help you take control and create settings you can actually use, shortcuts that simplify your life, security measures that really work, and lots more.
Discover how to
Remove features you never use
Speed up system performance
Launch applications more quickly
Fight spyware more effectively
Get peak performance from your XP games
About the Author
In the past fifteen years, Woody Leonhard has written more than computer books, drawing an unprecedented six Computer Press Association awards and two American Business Press awards. Woody was one of the first Microsoft Consulting Partners and is a charter member of the Microsoft Solutions Provider organization. He’s widely quoted — and reviled — on the Redmond campus.
Woody’s Web site, askwoody.com, keeps an eye on the computer industry, covering the latest shenanigans from Microsoft, the best software for your computer, the worst pitfalls (and patches!) to avoid, updates to his books, and all the other information you need to keep your PC chugging away.