Windows XP in a Nutshell

Errata for Windows XP in a Nutshell

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page Page 15

Some of the callouts in Figure 2-4 are wrong. The arrows in the picture for items #6, #7, and #8 should be changed as follows: 6. should point to the gray area between the scrollbar thumb (current #6) and the down arrow (#5) 7. should point to the scrollbar thumb (current #6) 8. should point to the up arrow (current #7) Page 44 First bullet item - the text here is correct, but the hockey reference is not. It is indeed possible for more than one person per team to occupy an ice hockey penalty box, each for separate lengths of time. Page 45 Figure 3-8 is wrong. The icon and context menu should be of a Recycle Bin. Page 54 The "Shortcuts" paragraph should be set apart as a tip.

Anonymous   
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Page Page 124

Reference to Appendix C should be to Chapter 6.

Anonymous   
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Page Page 207

The word "Several" shouldn't be capitalized.

Anonymous   
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Page Page 249

The text "new values" should not be set apart in a mono-spaced font

Anonymous   
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Page Page 290

The "System Properties" section is out of order (alphabetically).

Anonymous   
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Page Page 311
User Accounts

"The information discussed in the second and third paragraphs under "User Accounts" applies to both Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional."

Anonymous   
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Page Page 325

"Windows Messenge" should be "Windows Messenger"

Anonymous   
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Page Page 505

In tip #7, "Try something new with My Computer," there's a step missing. In order for this tip to work, you'll also need to navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT CLSID {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} shell and change the (default) value to open.

Anonymous   
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Page Page 582

Although the alphabetical listing of filename extensions is not intended to include every extension in existence, the following extensions should've been included here: .pot PowerPoint Template .pps PowerPoint Presentation that opens into slide show .ppt PowerPoint Presentation (document) .pst Outlook personal folder file Page 604 The last item under the letter I in the index, "!IXGEN_DONT_EDIT_THIS," should not appear here. Page 609, Index The last sub-entry under "programs (applications), "Win 3.1, compatible with Win95" should be removed. Page 614, Index Page 458 should also be listed under UNC.

Anonymous   
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Page Page 21

The last sentence in the (5) Grayed-out (inactive) controls paragraph NOW READS: "In the dialog box shown in Figure 2-5, the currently selected screensaver doesn't have any applicable settings, so the Settings button is disabled." Page 24 In the fifth paragraph, the sentence that begins with "Additional dots" NOW READS: Use of additional dots (such as "...") used in some previous versions of Windows are not supported in Windows XP. Page 24 In the last paragraph, the UNC path NOW HAS a double-backslash prefix ("\shoeboxo..." instead of "shoeboxo..."). Page 28 In the last paragraph, "Like Current Folder" NOW READS "Apply to All Folders" Page 38 Paragraph 3 (Doubleday)) NOW READS: (Doubleday) Page 38 In the fifth paragraph, "Password protected" NOW READS: "Single-click to open an item" Page 39 In the first paragraph, "its inner parameter" NOW READS: "its inner parameter (classic style only)" Page 39 Paragraph 1 "... will receive input from keyboard." NOW READS: "... will receive input from the keyboard." Page 43 Second paragraph - the reference to Figure 3-7 NOW READS Figure 3-6. Page 44 Third bullet item; "test in the Address" NOW READS "text in the Address" Page 44-45The last bullet item under "Clipboard" was redundant and HAS BEEN DELETED. Page 51 Last line - "masked with asterisks" NOW READS: "masked with asterisks or dots" Page 75Tabbed Dialogs "... flip between taps." NOW READS: "... flip between tabs." Page 105 /interactive Last sentence "..., since won't be able to ..." NOW READS: "..., since you won't be able to ..."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page Page 160

The last note for File Compare (comp.exe) NOW READS: "Regardless of the outcome of the comparison, comp.exe will ask if you want to perform another comparison. Although there's no way to disable this prompt, you can use the following workaround to bypass it: echo n | comp file1 file2 See Chapter 6 for more information on the Echo command."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page Page 161

At the end of the first paragraph, "Comp.exe" NOW READS "fc.exe."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page Page 204

Second paragraph: "enter current session" NOW READS "end the current session."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page Page 211

1st paragraph, 1st sentence: "then" NOW READS "than"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page Page 325

"Windows Messenge" NOW READS "Windows Messenger"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page Page 472

Fourth paragraph, first line: "it's" NOW READS "its"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page Page 517

The showhello code example NOW READS: Sub showhello(strMessage, strMessage2) Wscript.Echo strMessage & " " & strMessage2 End Sub showhello "Hello", "World" Page 524 The registry path immediately after Table 9-8 NOW READS: HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionCurrentVersion.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page Page 527

The code example near the top of the page NOW READS: 'display a popup with yes/no buttons and question mark icon Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell") intValue = objShell.Popup("Do you wish to continue?",,,36) 'test if the Yes button was selected If intValue = 6 'do something End If Page 533 The fifth line of the example at the top of the page NOW READS: If objDrive.IsReady() Then Page 539 The code example was missing a line. The loop NOW READS: Do While Not objRst.EOF Wscript.Echo objRst("CompanyName") objRst.MoveNext Loop Page 540 The registry key in the example NOW READS: HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows Messaging SubsystemProfilesDefaultProfile.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page Page 555

The first paragraph on this page discusses the missing My Computer icon on the desktop, but the tip immediately following was wrong. NOW READS: "By default, the My Computer icon is not shown on the Windows XP desktop, but it's there if you need it. Go to Control Panel -> Display -> Desktop tab -> Customize Desktop and turn on the My Computer option." Page 565 The second Microsoft Power Toy mentioned here, the Super-Fast User Switcher, has been removed from Microsoft's website, and is no longer available. Therefore, the paragraph referring to it HAS BEEN DELETED.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 115
Table 4-2 "CE"

"Clearthe last entry" NOW READS: "Clear the last entry" Page 121 Fourth buletted item, "secure errors" NOW READS "obscure errors."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 129
6th paragraph

"..., it's important understand ..." NOW READS: "..., it's important to understand ..."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 130
1st paragraph

"treflistvhe" NOW READS: "the" Page 130 Fourth paragraph - "control.exe" NOW READS "control" Page 132 Example following first bullet item - "stuffprinters and faxes.lnk" NOW READS: "stuffTaskbar and Start Menu.lnk" Page 132 Last bullet - The colon at the end of the paragraph HAS BEEN CHANGED to a period.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 138
2nd paragraph

... stop recognizing the uninstall device ... NOW READS: ... stop recognizing the uninstalled device ...

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 141
2. Next,

... DirectX Version of the bottom ... NOW READS: ... DIrectX Version on the bottom ...

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 153
the 5th line up from the bottom

... to most users, they diagnostic information... should be: ... to most users, the diagnostic information... Page 195 The "Internet Reversi" entry should appear after the "Internet Options" section.

Anonymous   
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Page 182
put

"Transfers local_file from the server to the local machine." NOW READS: "Transfers local_file from the local machine to the server."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 183
6th bullet

"C:>lcd a:/" NOW READS: "ftp>lcd a:/"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 190
3rd paragraph, second sentence, NOW READS

"This package can ... CD, a floppy, ..." Page 193 Second paragraph - the parenthetical statement "(using your favorite search engine)" HAS BEEN DELETED. Page 193 Last paragraph - "the pages that addressed in IE" HAS BEEN CHANGED to "the page at that address."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 194
3rd bullet

"... Notepad window.However ..." NOW READS: "... Notepad window. However ..." Page 202 The URL at the end of the "Java Command-Line Loader" section NOW READS: http://www.microsoft.com/java/ Page 203 Usage for "Label" - the "label" parameter NOW APPEARS in italics.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 212
Shared Folders last sentence

"... prevent unauthorized access your computer." should be "... access to your computer." Page 228 In the "Connect to the Internet" section, the phrase "Most users want" should read "Most users will want"

Anonymous   
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Page 222
Narrator

"Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Accessibility -> Magnifier" NOW READS: "Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Accessibility -> Narrator"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 223
Events on screen

"Announced ..." NOW READS: "Announce ..." Page 237, the program "Encryption Plus Folders" no longer seems to be "freeware". The previous reference to it HAS BEEN DELETED. Page 265 Second paragraph, last sentence: "Valuename can also specify the remote" NOW READS: "Keyname can also include the name of a remote"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 237
second paragraph, second line

...or you encounter some other program that requires.... should be: ...or you encounter some other problem that requires.... Page 237 In the second bulletted item on this page, the following note should be added for clarification: "You can re-import a .pfx file (generated by the /r option) by double-clicking it in Explorer."

Anonymous   
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Page 295
line 6

"...installed to operating systems..." NOW READS: "...installed two operating systems..." Page 307 The first and third occurrences of "Taskkill" in the Description paragraph NOW READ "Tasklist."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 390
next-to-last line

"up and down error keys" NOW READS: "up and down arrow keys" Page 396 The fourth example (referring to "...") HAS BEEN DELETED. Page 396 In the sixth example, the "d" parameter NOW READS "/d" Page 404 In the "Exit" section, "dir accepts" NOW READS "exit accepts" Page 406 In the examples for the "md" command, "rolling tones" NOW READS "rolling stones"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 407
near the end

/+n NOW READS +n Page 408 The last example NOW READS: D:>move d:files myfiles Page 418 The description for the "filename" NOW READS "The name (and optionally, full path) of the file to sort." Page 442 Under "Ports:" the port for newsgroups NOW READS 119. Page 457 Third paragraph, "not using the NTFS file" NOW READS "not using the NTFS file system" Page 459 Third paragraph, "as the shares can be accessed" NOW READS "as the shares cannot be accessed." Page 463 Step 9, first sentence, the text "is not physically attached to the computer" HAS BEEN DELETED. Page 466 Last paragraph - the second IP address mentioned here NOW READS 192.168.0.2

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 429
3rd line

"it's name" should read "its name"

Anonymous   
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Page 483
3rd paragraph

"I simply need to double-click on "won" ... NOW READS: "I simply need to double-click on "wins" ...

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 484
Fourth paragraph -

"New Value #1" NOW READS "wins"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 486
First paragraph -

The text, "as shown in Figure 8-5" HAS BEEN DELETED.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 487
Third paragraph -

"As shown in Figure 8-1, the top level..." NOW READS: "The top level..."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 491
Fifth paragraph -

The sentence, "ShellNew can also contain one or more of the following values:" HAS BEEN DELETED.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 492
3rd paragraph

"Before leaving HKEY_CURRENT_USER" NOW READS: "Before leaving HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 492
5th paragraph

The extra period following the word 'Registry' and preceding the word 'box' HAS BEEN DELETED.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 494
5th chapter

"(see "Hives," earlier in this chapter.)" NOW READS: "(see "Hives," later in this chapter.)" Page 512 The second prefix in Table 9-2 NOW READS "dat," not "date"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 502
Box at top of page, 4th line

remove "- see Appendix A"

Anonymous   
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Page 547
first paragraph under "Potential Problems During Setup", line 3

Luckily, about 95 percnet of the.... should be Luckily, about 95 percent of the....

Anonymous   
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Page 560
table C-6

WIN-M Minimize current window Shift WIN-M Undo minimize current window should be: WIN-M Minimize all windows Shift WIN-M Undo minimize all windows

Anonymous