Chapter 1. Mastering Control Panel, Policies, and PowerToys

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use Control Panel and understand its icons.

  • Work with Control Panel files directly.

  • Get easier access to Control Panel.

  • Work with group policies.

  • Use the various programs that come with the Windows XP PowerToys.

Plain and simple, our goal for this book is to help you get the most that you possibly can out of Microsoft Windows XP. Our premise is that rather than sticking to the obvious, you must go below the surface if you want to fully reap Windows XP’s bounty. Throughout this book, we do just that. We show you the numerous insider techniques and secrets that lurk within Windows XP that can help you work faster and more efficiently. As you’ll see in almost ...

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