Fixing Windows XP Annoyances: How to Fix the Most Annoying Things About the Windows OS Ebook

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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 covers:

  • Setup and Hardware-Update Windows, reinstall Windows safely, speed up start up, resolve driver-hardware conflicts, and more.
  • 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 printers; and more.

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.

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Fixing Windows XP Annoyances: How to Fix the Most Annoying Things About the Windows OS