Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks

Errata for Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks

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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 10
sidebar, first paragraph

Page 10, sidebar - the first paragraph has been changed so that it NOW READS: If you've upgraded the original release of Windows XP with Service Pack 2, you'll soon learn that you can no longer use your original CD to reinstall Windows in the event your PC won't boot. The solution is to integrate Service Pack 2 with your Windows XP installation CD, a process commonly called "slipstreaming." (Note that this won't work on a CD with SP1 or any OEM "recovery" CDs.) Here's how you do it:

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
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Page 10
sidebar, step 5

Page 10, sidebar - step 5 has been changed so that it NOW READS: 5. Open a CD burning program that can create bootable CDs (e.g. Nero Burning ROM 6 or Roxio Easy Media Creator), and start a "Bootable CD" project. When prompted, specify BootImage.img file for the boot image data, select 4 for the sector count, choose "no emulation" for the bootable disc type, and type 0x7C0 for the load segment.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
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Page 10
sidebar - step 6 has been changed so that it NOW READS

6. Add the entire contents of the c:xp folder to your project, and burn the CD.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
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Page 10
sidebar - the paragraph after step 6 has been changed into step 7...and NOW READS

7. Boot off your new CD to install Windows XP along with Service Pack 2.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
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Page 262
third ital hed.

"Spyware and adware" NOW READS "Spyware, adware, and rootkits"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
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Page 263
the Warning has been changed so that it NOW READS

Rootkits are a particularly dangerous class of spyware, designed to hide their presence from conventional spyware-detection tools, typically by integrating themselves with the operating system kernel. Rootkit removal often requires formatting the hard disk. Visit http://www.rootkit.com for news of the latest rootkit threats.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
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Page 269
near the top.

SpywareBlaster/SpywareGuard(http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/) Use these tools to help prevent future malware infestations. NOW READS: RootkitRevealer (http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/rootkitreveal.shtml)" This bleeding-edge tool detects installed persistent rootkits. 625) Index, after "root directory" entry; A "rootkits" entry HAS BEEN ADDED to the index, reflecting the additions to pages 263 and 269.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
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Page 408
2nd Paragraph

"First of all, while both Windows XP Home and Professional editions can be Remote Desktop 'servers', only XP Professional can be used as a 'client' to access remote computers." should read: "First of all, while Windows XP Professional can act as both a server and a client, Windows XP Home Edition can only act as a server via the 'Remote Assistance' feature and a client only after installing the 'Windows XP Remote Desktop Connection software' available at http://microsoft.com/downloads."

Anonymous   
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Page 421
sidebar, first paragraph - "obstactles" should be "obstacles"

Anonymous