Windows XP Annoyances

Errata for Windows XP Annoyances

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 14
2nd paragraph under "Browse folders"

The beginning of the second sentence of this paragraph should read "For example, if you've opted to Open each folder in the same window" Page 16 Second paragraph - change "Explorere.exe" to "Explorer.exe." Page 38 The filename in step 3, "filename.ext," should appear italicized (replaceable style). Page 46 Figure 2-5: "fincances" should read "finances" Page 54 Second-to-last paragraph - change "titlbar" to "titlebar" Page 61 Second paragraph - change "Mantenance" to "Maintenance" Page 64 Last paragraph - change "Figure 2-8 shows" to "Figures 2-8 and 2-10 show" Page 69 Third paragraph - change "there's on a single" to "there's a single" Page 140 The caption under Figure 4-12 mentions the "default View option." This text should read, "default Preview option."

Anonymous   
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Page 174
Second Paragraph title

The section is titled "Clean our your Temp folder" It should be "Clean out your Temp folder." Page 185 The last sentence of the NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate section should read: You can stop Windows from updating the "last accessed" date for folders every time they're opened by changing this value to 1 (the default is zero), which should improve drive performance. This setting has no effect on files. Page 192 The LargeSystemCache listvariable should be in constant-width font.

Anonymous   
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Page 174
Second Paragraph title

The section was titled "Clean our your Temp folder" NOW READS: "Clean out your Temp folder." Page 185 The last sentence of the NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate section NOW READS: You can stop Windows from updating the "last accessed" date for folders every time they're opened by changing this value to 1 (the default is zero), which should improve drive performance. This setting has no effect on files. Page 192 The LargeSystemCache listvariable IS NOW in constant-width font. Page 201 Fifth line of the "A Word About Native Resolution" sidebar - there was an errant comma. The text NOW READS, "to display other, lower resolutions, either" Page 242Second paragraph - "responded" NOW READS: "respond."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
Printed
Page 201
end of 1st sentence

"...tend to be more reliable, and certainy consume less desk space." should read: "...tend to be more reliable, and certainly consume less desk space." Page 201 Fifth line of the "A Word About Native Resolution" sidebar - there's an errant comma here. The text should read, "to display other, lower resolutions, either" Page 242 Second paragraph - change "responded" to "respond."

Anonymous   
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Page 265
Para 2 of "Video Cards (Display Adapters)" section

Minor typo at start of third sentence: "CoFigure 6-1mmon chipset" should be: "Common chipset" Page 277 The last sentence (only) of the second paragraph under "Keyboards" (which refers Appendix B) should read as follows: This can be done by setting the appropriate option in your BIOS (see Appendix B), but you may also have to set the InitialKeyboardIndicators Registry value, found in HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelKeyboard, to 0 for off or 2 for on. Page 282 First paragraph - change "306GB" to "30GB" Page 284 Last paragraph - "euphamism" should read "euphemism" Page 356 Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc) only works in Windows XP Pro. Page 375 Add the following to Step 3 under "Hide the last-typed username:" If the value exists, it may be a DWORD value. Either value type is supported here. Page 397 The RunProgram subroutine (the last four lines in Example 9-1) is wrong. It should read the same as the RunProgram subroutine on the top of page 400.

Anonymous   
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Page 265
Para 2 of "Video Cards (Display Adapters)" section

"CoFigure 6-1mmon chipset" NOW READS: "Common chipset" Page 282 First paragraph - "306GB" NOW READS: "30GB" Page 284 Last paragraph - "euphamism" NOW READS: "euphemism" Page 375 The following HAS BEEN ADDED to Step 3 under "Hide the last-typed username:" If the value exists, it may be a DWORD value. Either value type is supported here. Page 397 The RunProgram subroutine (the last four lines in Example 9-1) NOW READS: Sub RunProgram(Filename, Wait) Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") RetVal = WshShell.Run (Filename, Wait) End Sub

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003
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Page 414
last line of both the 4 line scripts on that page

The last line of those scripts have </body> instead of <body>

Anonymous   
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Page 462
line 24

"and you need to the dual boot capability" should be "and you need to add the dual boot capability"

Anonymous   
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Page 466
Second paragraph -

"you won't be able to access your from from" Should be: "you won't be able to access your hard disk from" Page 467 In the first paragraph in the "Activating Windows XP" section, the word "wasn't" should be "weren't." Index There are a few errant entries in the index that will be removed in the next printing.

Anonymous   
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Page 466
Second paragraph -

"you won't be able to access your from from" NOW READS: "you won't be able to access your hard disk from" Page 467 In the first paragraph in the "Activating Windows XP" section, the word "wasn't" NOW READS "weren't."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2003