This is the Windows XP entry in the new Spring Into series. It is written in the unique, structured style of the Spring Into books. Each chapter begins with introductory text, followed by single-page or facing-page tutorials. Every tutorial is semi-autonomous, and focuses on an example or set of examples. The discussions are to the point and emphasize results without extraneous information. It is fully up to date, written on the final release of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2.) The main features of SP2 deal with networking, and the book's coverage reflects that, thoroughly explaining key topics including how to create a wireless Windows XP network, how to secure the wireless network from intruders and freeloaders, how to integrate a Mac into a Windows network, and how to secure a home network from worms and viruses using Windows Internet Connection Firewall. While SP2 has many advanced security features, it has proven to be problematic to install and run. This gives us an audience of millions of Windows XP users who need expert advice on how to safely upgrade and use Windows XP SP2. Windows XP is one of the largest computer book markets. Yet until now computer professionals and power users who have wanted to learn about Windows XP have had to make do with books designed for less technically savvy people. In 350 pages, Spring Into Windows XP is designed to give busy professionals and power users the skills they need to be productive in Windows
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The fastest route to Windows XP SP2 mastery
Are you a professional who's new to Windows XP and Service Pack 2? Or maybe you've been running Windows XP for years, and you've just upgraded to SP2? Either way, you want to run the latest version of Windows as efficiently and reliably as possible. You want to master Windows XP's latest security and networking features—and avoid its traps. And you don't have a minute to waste.
This book's for you. It'll take you further, faster than you ever expected. You won't wade through endless beginner's material or useless theory. You will master today's best techniques: just what you need to run Windows XP SP2 as effectively as possible.
Need specific solutions? This book's modular, "bite-sized" instructions, focused examples, and visual format deliver them—instantly.
All you need to run Windows XP SP2 with maximum efficiency and reliability
Upgrade to Windows XP SP2 without risking your data
Protect your PC and network using SP2's improved Windows Firewall
Create and secure a wireless network—in just minutes
Manage your disks and files more efficiently
Customize your Windows interface for better productivity
Discover dozens of high-efficiency shortcuts and Command Prompt techniques
Learn powerful tips with Internet Explorer
Get enhanced protection in Outlook Express
Back up your data and settings—and restore them safely
Integrate Windows XP and Macintosh computers and share their resources
Fix dozens of common Windows problems, fast!
No other Windows XP SP2 guide teaches professionals this much, this well, this quickly. Dig in, get started, get results!
Spring into is a new series of fast-paced tutorials from Addison-Wesley. Each book in the series is designed to bring you up to speed quickly. Complex topics and technologies are reduced to their core components, and each component is treated with remarkable efficiency in one- or two-page spreads. Just the information you need to begin working...now! And because the books are example-rich and easy to navigate, you'll find that they make great on-the-job references after you've mastered the basics.
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Brian Culp, MCSE, MCT, is a recognized Microsoft expert who has been teaching and writing about Windows for many years. He is author or coauthor of six books, including Windows XP Power Tools (Sybex, 2002), Outlook 2003 Bible (Wiley, 2004), and four MCSE study guides. Culp lives in Overland Park, Kansas, and tours the U.S. giving presentations for Microsoft on Windows XP and Small Business Server.
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