Windows XP is the most popular operating system on the
planet--and the most annoying. From incomprehensible error
messages to inexplicable crashes, from wonky wireless setups
to just finding a file, Windows can make your computing life
a nightmare. But thanks to Fixing Windows XP
Annoyances, you can banish the bugs, speed up
operations, and just make Windows work right.
Inspired by author David Karp's Windows XP
Annoyances for Geeks, this all-new tome pulls
together tips, tricks, insider workarounds, and fixes for PC
novices and pros, in a handy, accessible Q&A format that
lets you find the solutions in a flash. Fixing
Windows XP Annoyances will not only increase your
productivity but lower your blood pressure. Karp's new book
Setup and Hardware-Update
Windows, reinstall Windows safely, speed up start up,
resolve driver-hardware conflicts, and
Windows Interface-Navigate quickly, fix
screen resolution problems, customize the desktop, and
switch applications more quickly.
Windows Explorer-Force XP's file &
folder management application to remember your view
settings, save your default application choices, and get
XP's Search tool to behave.
Multimedia-Having a problem playing a video
or burning a CD? Want to do more with your digital photo
collection? We have the answers.
Web and Email-Get a handle on spyware, spam
and pop-ups; protect your privacy online; learn how to
improve your online experience.
Wireless and Home Networking-Connect all
your PCs; share Internet connections; share files and drives
securely; make your wireless network purr; share network
If you're having a problem, just look through the Table of
Contents for the annoyance that most closely matches your
problem, or feel free to start thumbing through the pages.
You'll likely find a fix to a problem you didn't even know
could be solved.