Media praise for Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual
"From converting a basic disc to dynamic disc to setting up user accounts with passwords, Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition is the best handbook a user could buy."
-- , The Bookwatch
"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- , Bangkok Post
"There are a lot of good books, but I keep returning to the Missing Manual series because they are inexpensive, easy to read and full of cool tricks and tips."
-- , The South Bay Apple Mac User Group
"I have never seen a manual for any program, hardware or OS which is anywhere close to this series in its helpfulness to the reader. Anyone other than the well trained techs can find this book valuable."
-- , Des Moines Macintosh User's Group
"Pogue, the New York Times computer columnist, is among the world's best explainers."
-- , co-founder of Wired
"Thank the cosmic muffin that Pogue Press has put out Windows XP Pro, Second Edition, in their Missing Manual series...I have to say the book delivered beyond my expectations...I'm not going to go into specifics on what you will get from the book, it would just take too long. I will tell you that once you get into it you will be able to correct all the little helper junk Microsoft is hell bent to include, and even fix the activation issue when you replace your hard drive. You can also make XP look and act like Windows 2000, which MS refers to as Classic Windows. One specific tip of note: page 37 tells you how to get rid of that idiotic dog on the Search Results window. That alone is worth the price of the book. Recommended."
"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- , ACT Apple User Group Incorporated
--Jim Huddle, Kickstartnews.com, April 2005