Special Edition Using Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Third Edition

Book description

This updated edition covers all of the updates to Windows XP since it was released, including Service Packs 1 and 2, and Reloaded. From-the-trenches advice on upgrading to Windows XP Pro - including detailed rollout advice for IT managers. Plan and manage deployment of Windows easily and efficiently - whether you're upgrading just a handful of computers, or an entire corporation! Includes hands-on coverage of installing, configuring and surviving on a Windows XP-based network. We not only show you how to set up Windows networking features, we show you how to install and set up basic networking hardware.Sharing files with other platforms, such as Novell Netware, Unix and Linux, Macintosh and other Windows flavors.

Table of contents

  1. Special Edition Using Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Third Edition
    1. About the Authors
    2. About the Contributors
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. We Want to Hear from You!
    5. Introduction
      1. Welcome
      2. Why This Book?
      3. How Our Book Is Organized
      4. What's on the CD?
      5. Conventions Used in This Book
        1. Text Conventions
        2. Tips from the Windows Pros
        3. Special Elements
          1. Tips
          2. Notes
          3. Cautions
          4. Troubleshooting Notes
          5. Cross-References
          6. Sidebars
    6. I. Introducing Windows XP Professional
      1. 1. Introducing Windows XP Professional
        1. An Overview of Windows XP Professional
        2. A Little Windows History
        3. What's New in Windows XP Professional?
          1. Interface Improvements
            1. Startup and Start Menu Improvements
            2. Enhanced Search Feature and History
            3. Enhanced Accessibility Support
          2. Internet Connections and Related Software
          3. Hardware Improvements
            1. Plug and Play and Other Goodies
          4. File System Improvements
          5. More Stability
          6. Improved System Management
            1. View and Remove Windows Updates Easily
            2. New and Improved Wizards
        4. What Is Not in Windows XP Professional
        5. Differences Between Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, 64-Bit, and Server Versions of Windows XP
        6. How Does Windows XP Professional Compare to UNIX and Linux?
          1. UNIX
          2. Linux
            1. Windows Application Compatibility with Linux
            2. Windows XP Versus Linux
        7. Windows XP Professional on the Corporate Network
          1. New Networking Features
          2. Improved Network Security
      2. 2. Getting Your Hardware and Software Ready for Windows XP
        1. General Considerations
        2. Hardware Requirements
          1. Option 1: Using What You've Got: Ensuring Compatibility via the HCL
          2. Option 2: Choosing a Windows XP-Ready PC
            1. What You Get with a Windows XP-Ready PC
          3. Option 3: Upgrading Your Computer
        3. Preparing Your Hardware for Windows XP
          1. The Motherboard and CPU
          2. The Importance of the Chipset
          3. Slots
          4. RAM
          5. Hard Disk
          6. Monitor/Video Card Support
          7. Plug and Play Items
        4. Preparing Your Software for Windows XP
          1. Classes of Programs
          2. Legit APIs Versus Hardware Twiddling
          3. Hardware-Based Device-Protection Capabilities
          4. Why Should You Care?
          5. Windows XP-Approved Applications
        5. Troubleshooting
          1. RAM Not Recognized
          2. Compatibility and Upgrade Help
        6. Special Note Regarding XP Media Center Edition (MCE) PCs
        7. Tips from the Windows Pros: Shopping for the Right Hardware and Software
      3. 3. Installing Windows XP Professional
        1. Choosing an Upgrade Path
          1. Clean Installation Versus Upgrade
          2. Dual-Booting Versus Single Booting
            1. Pros of Dual-Booting
            2. Cons of Dual-Booting
            3. Precautions When Dual-Booting
            4. Precautions When Dual-Booting Windows NT and Windows XP
        2. Choosing a File System: FAT, FAT32, or NTFS?
          1. A Brief History of File Systems
          2. Disk Partitioning Tips
          3. File System Conversion Limitations
        3. Getting Your Network Information Together
        4. It's Backup Time!
        5. Clean Installation Procedure
          1. Typical Clean Setup Procedure
        6. Upgrading over an Existing Operating System
          1. Upgrade Report
        7. Making Startup Floppies
        8. Troubleshooting
          1. Windows Crashes During Installation
          2. My Existing OS Won't Recognize the CD-ROM Drive
          3. Windows XP Fails to Boot After Installation
        9. Tips from the Windows Pros: Automating Setup
    7. II. Getting Your Work Done
      1. 4. Using the Windows XP Interface
        1. Who Should Read This Chapter?
        2. Logging In to Windows XP
          1. Logging On from the Welcome Screen
          2. Using the Classic Logon
          3. Changing the Default Logon Mode
          4. Working with User Accounts
            1. Creating New User Accounts
            2. Modifying an Existing Account
            3. Using Passwords
        3. Using Windows XP—the User Experience
          1. Parts of the Windows XP Screen
            1. The Desktop
            2. The Recycle Bin
            3. Icons
          2. Dialog Box Changes
          3. My Computer and Windows Explorer
          4. WebView
          5. Selecting Several Items
          6. Putting Items on the Desktop
          7. Saving Files on the Desktop from a Program
          8. Properties and the Right-Click
          9. Using the Folders Bar (A.K.A. Windows Explorer)
            1. Displaying the Contents of Your Computer
            2. Working with Objects in Folder View
        4. The Taskbar, the Start Menu, and Other Tools
        5. Running Your Applications
          1. How to Launch Your Apps
            1. Running Programs from the Start Button
            2. Running a Program from My Computer or Windows Explorer
            3. Running Applications with the Search Command
          2. Using My Documents, My Pictures, and My Music
        6. Using the Help System
        7. Exiting Windows Gracefully
        8. Dealing with a Crashed Application or Operating System
        9. Troubleshooting
          1. Shortcut Doesn't Work
          2. Forcing Your Computer to Shut Down
          3. Ctrl+Alt+Delete Doesn't Work
        10. Tips from the Windows Pros: Working Efficiently
      2. 5. Using the Simple Supplied Applications
        1. A Sea of Freebies
        2. Notepad
          1. Notepad's Limitations
          2. Running Notepad
          3. Setting Margins and Adding Headers and Footers
        3. WordPad
          1. Save and Open Options
          2. Running WordPad and Editing with WordPad
          3. Adding Graphics to a WordPad Document
          4. Display Options
        4. Paint
          1. Starting a New Image
          2. Work Area, Toolbox, Tool Options, Color Palette
          3. Working with the Painting Tools
          4. Undoing Mistakes
          5. Opening an Existing Picture
          6. Zooming In for Detail Work
          7. Saving Your Work
        5. Calculator
          1. Copying Your Results to and from Other Documents
          2. Power Calculator
        6. Character Map
          1. Using Character Map
          2. Choosing from a Unicode Subrange
          3. Entering Alternative Characters from the Keyboard
        7. Volume Control
        8. Working with the Windows Clipboard
          1. Copying, Cutting, and Pasting in Windows Applications
        9. Using the Search Applet
          1. Searching for Text Within a Document
          2. Looking for Any Kind of File
          3. Narrowing the Search
        10. Troubleshooting
          1. My Text Is Chopped Off
          2. Adding and Modifying Tab Stops
          3. Photos Look Terrible in Paint
          4. No Sound
          5. Paste Command Doesn't Work
          6. Pasted Data Doesn't Look Right
      3. 6. Printing and Faxing
        1. Windows XP Printing Primer
          1. The Printers and Faxes Folder
        2. Installing and Configuring a Printer
        3. Installing a Local Printer
          1. If the Printer Isn't Found or Is on a Serial (COM) Port
          2. What to Do If Your Printer Isn't Listed
        4. Changing a Printer's Properties
          1. Comments About Various Settings
        5. Removing a Printer from the Printers and Faxes Folder
        6. Printing from Windows Applications
          1. Pre-Printing Checklist
          2. Printing by Dragging Files into the Print Manager
          3. Printing Offline
        7. Printing from DOS Applications
        8. Working with the Printer Queue
          1. Deleting a File from the Queue
          2. Canceling All Pending Print Jobs on a Given Printer
          3. Pausing, Resuming, and Restarting the Printing Process
          4. Rearranging the Queue Order
        9. Viewing and Altering Document Properties
        10. Printing to Disk Option
        11. Color Management
        12. Faxing
          1. Installing the Fax Service
          2. Getting Set Up
            1. Importing Faxes from Windows 9x/Me
          3. Sending a Fax
          4. Fax Management Utilities
          5. Cover Sheets
          6. Incoming Faxes
          7. Viewing Received Faxes
        13. Troubleshooting
          1. Printer Errors
          2. Nothing Happens
          3. Printer Produces Garbled Text
          4. Only Half of the Page Prints Correctly
          5. Fax Printer Can't Be Added
          6. Cannot Receive a Fax
        14. Tips from the Windows Pros: Does the Green Ink Have You Seeing Red?
      4. 7. Multimedia and Imaging
        1. Multimedia, Imaging, and Windows
          1. How Windows Image Acquisition Works
        2. What's Built in to Windows XP for Photographs?
        3. Using the Scanner and Camera Wizard
          1. Using the Scanner and Camera Wizard with a Scanner
          2. Using the Scanner and Camera Wizard with a Digital Camera
          3. Using a Card Reader
          4. Viewing Images
            1. Using Windows Explorer to View Your Photos
            2. Using Slideshow
            3. Using Your Own Photos As a Screen Saver
          5. Using the Photo Printing Wizard
          6. Copying Your Pictures to a CD-RW Drive
          7. Working with Your Pictures Online
            1. Publishing Your Photos to the Web
            2. Ordering Prints Online
          8. Going Beyond Windows XP's Built-In Imaging Tools
        4. Video Capture and Editing with Microsoft Movie Maker 2
          1. The Hardware You Need
          2. Importing Digital Still Camera Movies, Snaps, and Sound Files
          3. Organizing Your Clips
          4. Turning Your Video Clips into a Simple Movie
          5. Editing Your Movie
          6. Adding Transitions Between Clips
          7. Adding Video Effects (Filters) to Your Clips
          8. Adding Narration to Your Movie
          9. Adding Titles to Your Movie
          10. Saving Your Project and Saving Your Movie
          11. Beyond Windows Movie Maker
          12. Help Sites and Resources for Digital Video
        5. Windows Media Player
          1. Media Types Compatible with Media Player
          2. Major Features of Media Player
          3. Customizing Media Player
        6. Troubleshooting
          1. Scanner Not Recognized by Scanner and Camera Wizard
          2. Poor Print Quality with Digital Photos
          3. Can't Control DV Camcorder in Windows Movie Maker
        7. Tips from the Windows Pros: Archiving Your Company's History
    8. III. Windows XP and the Internet
      1. 8. Internet and TCP/IP Connection Options
        1. Going World Wide
        2. Connection Technologies
          1. Analog Modem
          2. ISDN
          3. DSL
          4. Cable Modem
          5. Satellite Service
          6. Wireless
          7. Choosing a Technology
        3. Choosing an Internet Service Provider
          1. Travel Considerations
          2. AOL
          3. Relying on the New Connection Wizard
        4. Choosing Equipment
        5. Ordering the Service
        6. Installing the Hardware
          1. Installing a Modem in Windows XP
          2. Changing the Modem Type
          3. Installing Multiple Modems
          4. Installing Internal ISDN Adapters
          5. Installing a Network Adapter
          6. Installing a Satellite or Wireless Connection
        7. Configuring Your Internet Connection
          1. Using a Referral ISP
          2. Manually Configuring an ISP Account
        8. Adjusting Dial-Up Connection Properties
        9. Configuring a High-Speed Connection
          1. Configuring a PPPoE Broadband Connection
          2. Installing an “Always-On” Broadband Connection
            1. Setting Up Dynamic IP Addressing (DHCP)
            2. Setting Up a Fixed IP Address
        10. Making and Ending a Dial-Up Connection
          1. Checking the Connection Status
          2. Hanging Up a Dial-Up Connection
        11. Changing the Default Connection
        12. Managing Multiple Internet Connections
        13. Using Multiple Modems or ISDN Channels Simultaneously
        14. Troubleshooting
          1. Modem Didn't Dial ISP
          2. Modem Dialed ISP but the Connection Failed
          3. Can't Reach Any Web Sites
        15. Tips from the Windows Pros: Staying Connected While Traveling Abroad
      2. 9. Browsing the World Wide Web with Internet Explorer
        1. Origins and Development of the World Wide Web
        2. What's New in Internet Explorer 6?
        3. Internet Explorer 6 Quick Tour
          1. Entering URLs
          2. Browsing Offline
            1. Viewing Pages Offline
        4. Saving a Single Web Page for Later Viewing
        5. Dealing with Multimedia Browsing and Downloading
          1. Images
          2. Audio and Video
            1. MPEG, AVI, and WMV Videos
            2. Streaming Broadcasts
            3. MP3 Audio
          3. Downloading Programs
          4. Protecting Against Bad Downloaded Programs
          5. Protecting Against “Drive-by Downloads” of IE Add-ons
            1. Allowing Add-ons with Invalid Signatures
            2. Viewing and Managing Your IE Add-ons
        6. Customizing the Browser and Setting Internet Options
          1. Setting Default Mail, News, and HTML Editor Programs
          2. Setting Security and Privacy Preferences
            1. Using Encryption
          3. Blocking Pop-ups and Pop-unders
            1. A Few Notes About Pop-up Exceptions
          4. Controlling Objectionable Content
          5. Other Internet Settings
        7. Effectively Searching the Web
        8. Safer Alternatives to IE
        9. MSN Explorer Browser—The Touchy-Feely Alternative to IE
        10. Getting a Passport to Microsoft Country
          1. Hey, Who's Afraid of Microsoft Passport?
        11. Troubleshooting
          1. Web Page Errors
          2. Email Link Troubles
          3. Some Graphics Don't Appear
          4. Internet Explorer Crashes on Certain Web Pages
          5. What Happened to the Web Site?
        12. Tips from the Windows Pros: Finding and Using PDF Documents on the World Wide Web
      3. 10. Sending Email with Outlook Express
        1. Choosing an Email Client
          1. What If You Like Outlook 97, 98, 2000, or 2003?
          2. Other Email Clients
        2. Outlook Express Quick Tour
          1. Setting Up an Email Account
            1. What Are POP, IMAP, SMTP, and HTTP?
            2. Setting Up an HTTP Mail Account
          2. Reading and Processing Incoming Messages
          3. Deleting Messages
        3. Creating and Sending New Mail
          1. Sending and Receiving Attachments
          2. Guarding Yourself Against Email Viruses
          3. Setting Up a Signature
          4. Requesting Receipts
          5. Formatting Options for Mail
          6. Sending and Receiving Secure Messages
        4. Using the Address Book
          1. Adding, Editing, and Removing Entries
          2. Creating Distribution Lists
          3. Finding People Who Aren't in Your Address Book
        5. Handling Unique Mail Situations
          1. Modifying an Existing Email Account
        6. Additional Security Features in Post-SP2 Outlook Express
          1. Limiting Spam
          2. Protecting Against HTML Scripts
          3. Handling Multiple Email Accounts for the Same User
          4. Organizing Your Mail
          5. Filtering Your Mail
          6. Checking Your Messages While Traveling
            1. All Your Mail Is in a Laptop
            2. All Your Work Is in Your Desktop
          7. Backing Up Outlook Express Data
            1. Backing Up All Your Outlook Express Messages
            2. Backing Up the Outlook Express Address Book
            3. Backing Up Mail and Newsgroup Account Information
            4. Importing Outlook Express Data
          8. Dealing with Spam
        7. Troubleshooting
          1. Password Trouble
          2. Identity Crisis
          3. Checking Mail in Multiple Accounts
          4. Thinning Your Contacts List
          5. Recipients Don't Like My Mail Formatting
          6. Missing Mail Servers
          7. Making OE6 Less Automated
          8. Missing OE Folders
        8. Tips from the Windows Pros: Creating Formatted Email
      4. 11. Reading Newsgroups with Outlook Express
        1. Newsgroups and the Internet
          1. What About Mailing Lists?
          2. Using Mailing Lists
          3. Locating News Servers
        2. Setting Up a Newsgroup Account in Outlook Express
          1. Downloading the Newsgroup List
        3. Finding and Reading Newsgroups
          1. Subscribing to Newsgroups
          2. Managing Your Subscriptions
          3. Reading and Posting Messages to a Newsgroup
          4. Managing Messages
          5. Reading News Offline
        4. Newsgroup Safety
          1. Filtering Unwanted Messages
          2. Protecting Your Identity
          3. Avoiding Spam
          4. Responding to Anonymous Posters
        5. Customizing Outlook Express for Newsgroups
        6. Troubleshooting
          1. Newsgroup Isn't Available on News Server
          2. Some Messages Are Unavailable After Synchronizing
          3. Message No Longer Available
          4. Which Ones Are New?
          5. No News Server Connection
        7. Tips from the Windows Pros: Newsgroups…for More than Just News
      5. 12. Chatting and Conferencing with Windows Messenger
        1. An Overview of Windows Messenger
          1. What Is Messaging, Anyway?
          2. What Windows Messenger Can and Can't Do
          3. Systems Requirements and Platform Compatibility
          4. With Whom Can I Communicate?
        2. Getting Started with Windows Messenger
          1. Signing In with Your .NET Passport
          2. Signing In to Messenger
          3. Adding Contacts
          4. Setting Messenger Options and Preferences
            1. Personal Information
            2. Phone Contact Information
            3. Messenger Preferences
            4. Privacy Options
            5. Connection Options
            6. Accounts
          5. Organizing Your Contacts
        3. Chatting with Text
          1. Chat Etiquette
          2. My Status, or Out to Lunch and Back Again
          3. Signing Out
          4. Group Chat
          5. Sending and Receiving Files
        4. Communicating with Voice
          1. Tuning Up Audio Hardware
          2. Chatting by Voice
        5. Communicating with Video
          1. Tuning Video Hardware
          2. Chatting with Pictures and Voice
        6. Conferencing Options
          1. Application Sharing
          2. Whiteboard
        7. Windows Messenger: Shared Connections and Firewalls
        8. What About NetMeeting?
        9. Troubleshooting
          1. Messenger Gives Connection Error When I Sign In
          2. File Transfer Doesn't Work
          3. No Sound Picked Up from Microphone
          4. Voice Chat Doesn't Work
          5. Video Chat Doesn't Work
        10. Tips from the Windows Pros: Extending Your Chat Community
      6. 13. Hosting Web Pages with Internet Information Services
        1. Overview of Internet Information Services
          1. What Does a Web Server Do?
          2. A Folder by Any Other Name Is… a Virtual Folder
          3. Default Documents—When “Nothing” Just Isn't Enough
          4. MIMEs Make It Happen
          5. To Run or Not to Run
        2. IIS Services and Requirements
          1. Do You Really Want to Do This?
          2. IIS Components
          3. Before You Get Started
          4. Name Service
        3. Determining Which IIS Services You Need
          1. World Wide Web
          2. FrontPage 2000 Extensions
          3. FTP
          4. SMTP Mail
          5. Other Components
        4. Installing IIS
        5. Taking a Quick Tour
          1. Online Documentation
          2. Printer Manager
        6. Setting Up a Simple Web Site
        7. Managing Your Site with the Computer Management Console
        8. Sharing Folders with Web Sharing
        9. Managing the FTP Server
        10. Managing the SMTP Server
        11. Log Files
        12. Enabling Site Searching Using the Indexing Service
        13. Making the Site Available on the Internet
        14. Security Issues for Internet Services
          1. Keeping Up to Date
          2. File Security
          3. Authentication
          4. Configuring Your Server
        15. Troubleshooting
          1. Check to See Whether IIS Is Working
          2. Server Doesn't Respond to Requests
          3. Other Computers Can't Reach the Site
          4. Hyperlinks Return Gibberish
          5. Browser Doesn't Show Modified Web Page
        16. Tips from the Windows Pros: Scripting for Interactive Sites
      7. 14. Troubleshooting Your Internet Connection
        1. It's Great When It Works, But…
        2. Before You Run into Trouble
        3. Troubleshooting
          1. Identifying Software Configuration Problems
            1. Troubleshooting a Dial-Up Connection
            2. Troubleshooting a Cable or DSL Modem Connection
            3. Troubleshooting a LAN Connection
          2. Identifying Network Hardware Problems
          3. Identifying Modem Hardware Problems
          4. Identifying Modem Connectivity Problems
        4. Troubleshooting Internet Problems with Windows TCP/IP Utilities
          1. ipconfig
          2. ping
          3. tracert
          4. pathping
          5. route
        5. Third-Party Utilities
          1. Speed Check
          2. Whois Database
          3. Reverse Tracert
          4. WS_Ping Pro Pack
        6. Tips from the Windows Pros: Pinging with Larger Packets
    9. IV. Networking
      1. 15. Overview of Windows XP Networking
        1. Network Concepts
          1. Why You Really Need a Network
          2. No Longer a Dark Art
          3. Network Neighborhoods
          4. Network Form and Function
          5. Size Matters
        2. Network Connection Technologies
          1. Physical Media
            1. Thin Ethernet, or ThinNet
            2. Unshielded Twisted-Pair (UTP)
            3. 10BASE-T
            4. 100BASE-T, Fast Ethernet
            5. 1000BASE-T, Gigabit Ethernet
            6. 802.11, Wireless Ethernet
            7. Powerline and Phoneline
            8. Optical Fiber
          2. The OSI Model
          3. Network Clients
          4. Protocols
          5. Network Adapters
        3. Resolving Computer Names
          1. NetBEUI
          2. IP Name Services and Routing
          3. IP Addresses and Network Masks
            1. DHCP and IP Addressing
          4. Windows Networking and TCP/IP
            1. WINS
            2. DNS
        4. The Many Faces of Windows XP
          1. The Windows Peer-to-Peer Network
          2. The Windows 200x/NT Server Network
          3. The Active Directory Network
          4. The Windows Offline/Remote Network
        5. Windows XP's Network Services
          1. File and Printer Sharing
          2. Roaming User Profiles
          3. Distributed Applications
            1. RPC
            2. COM+ (Formerly COM and DCOM)
            3. Messenger Service
            4. Windows Peer-to-Peer Networking
          4. .NET
          5. Virtual Private Networking
          6. Remote Access
            1. Connection by Modem
            2. Incoming VPN
            3. Remote Desktop and Windows Terminal Services
          7. Internet Connection Sharing
          8. Windows Firewall
          9. Universal Plug and Play
          10. Active Directory
          11. IntelliMirror
          12. Intranet/Internet Services and Tools
          13. Security
        6. Tips from the Windows Pros: Becoming a Networking Professional
      2. 16. Creating a Windows XP Pro Network
        1. Creating or Joining a Network
        2. Planning Your Network
          1. Are You Being Served?
          2. When to Hire a Professional
          3. Planning for Adequate Capacity
          4. Printers
          5. Backup System
          6. Power Surprise
        3. Choosing a Network and Cabling System
          1. 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
          2. 1000Mbps Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet)
          3. Phoneline and Powerline Networking
          4. 802.11g Wireless Networking
          5. IEEE-1394 (FireWire) Networking
          6. Mixed Networking
          7. Printing and Faxing
          8. Providing Internet Connectivity
          9. Providing Remote Access
        4. Installing Network Adapters
          1. Checking Existing Adapters
          2. Installing Multiple Network Adapters
        5. Installing Network Wiring
          1. Cabling for Ethernet Networks
          2. General Cabling Tips
          3. Wiring with Patch Cables
          4. Installing In-Wall Wiring
            1. Out of the (Phone) Closet
          5. Connecting Just Two Computers
          6. Connecting Multiple Hubs
          7. Installing a Wireless Network
            1. Joining an Ad Hoc Network
          8. Using the Wireless Network Setup Wizard
          9. Joining an Existing Wireless Network
        6. Configuring a Peer-to-Peer Network
          1. Configuring the TCP/IP Protocol
          2. Using the Network Setup Wizard
            1. Select a Connection Method
            2. Select Your Internet Connection
            3. Give This Computer a Description and a Name
            4. Name Your Network
            5. Ready to Apply Network Settings
            6. You're Almost Finished
            7. Configure Other Computers
          3. Configuring Windows Firewall
        7. Manually Configuring Your Network
          1. Adding Network Clients, Services, and Protocols
          2. Configuring Network Components
            1. NWLink IPX/SPX Compatible Transport
            2. TCP/IP
          3. Setting Your Computer Identification
        8. Joining a Windows Domain Network
        9. Network Security
        10. Checking Out the Neighborhood
        11. Install and Configure Backup Software
        12. Bridging Two Network Types with Windows XP
        13. Troubleshooting
          1. Can't Drill Through Walls or Ceilings
          2. Hub Lights Do Not Come On
          3. View Workgroup Computers Shows No Other Computers
        14. Tips from the Windows Pros: Grassroots Networking
      3. 17. Using a Windows XP Network
        1. Windows XP Was Made to Network
          1. Workgroup Versus Domain Networking
        2. Traditional Versus Web Sharing
          1. What's in a Name?
          2. The UNC Naming Convention
          3. Naming for Web-Based Sharing
        3. My Network Places
        4. Using Shared Folders
        5. Exploring and Searching the Network
          1. Understanding Shared Resources
          2. Searching the Network
            1. Searching for Printers
            2. Searching for Computers
            3. Searching for People
            4. Searching for Files or Folders
          3. Advanced Active Directory Searching
          4. Adding Network Places
          5. Using a Shared Disk Drive
          6. Using Internet-Based File Storage Services
          7. Mapping Drive Letters
            1. Mapping a Drive to a Subfolder
            2. Mapping a Shared Folder Without a Drive Letter
        6. Using Web Folders
        7. Using Printers on the Network
          1. Installing Network Printers
            1. Searching for Printers in Active Directory
            2. Browsing for a Suitable Printer
            3. Finishing the Installation
          2. Using a Network Printer
          3. Using Printers Over the Internet with IPP
            1. Selecting an IPP Printer by Its URL
            2. Selecting an IPP Printer via the Web
          4. Using Other IPP Printers
          5. Using UNIX and LPR Printers
          6. Using AppleTalk Printers
          7. Using Other Network-Connected Printers
        8. Using Network Resources Effectively
          1. Use My Network Places
          2. Make Folder Shortcuts
          3. Use Offline Network Folders
          4. Put Tools and Documentation Online
          5. Organize Your Network to Fit Your Users
        9. Sharing Resources
        10. Sharing Folders and Drives
          1. Sharing Folders on a Workgroup Network
            1. Shared Folder Security
          2. Sharing Folders on a Domain Network
            1. Shared Folder Security
        11. Sharing Web Folders
        12. Sharing Printers
          1. Installing Extra Printer Drivers
          2. Setting Printer Permissions
          3. Notifying Users When Printing Is Complete
          4. Tracking Printer Users
          5. Changing the Location of the Spool Directory
          6. Printer Pooling
          7. Separator Pages
          8. Sharing Printers on the Web via IPP
        13. Managing Network Use of Your Computer
        14. Managing Network Resources Using the Command Line
          1. Mapping Drives with net use
        15. The Distributed File System
        16. Troubleshooting
          1. Can't Find Any Printers in Active Directory
          2. No Connect Option for Web Printing
          3. Web Folder Appears to Be Empty
          4. Directory Listing Appears Instead of Web Folder
          5. Web Sharing Is Not a Choice
          6. Network Printer Has Stopped Working
          7. File Is in Use by Another
        17. Tips from the Windows Pros: Using Command-Line Utilities
      4. 18. Windows Unplugged: Remote and Mobile Networking
        1. Going Unplugged
        2. Dial-Up Networking
          1. Setting Up Dial-Up Networking
          2. Setting a Dial-Up Connection's Properties
            1. General
            2. Options
            3. Security
            4. Networking
            5. Advanced
          3. Managing Dial-Up Connections from Multiple Locations
          4. Making a Dial-Up Connection
            1. Check Your Current Location
            2. Choose a Profile Option
            3. Connect to a Remote Network Without a Roaming Profile
            4. Connect to a Remote Network with a Roaming Profile
          5. Callbacks
          6. Using Remote Network Resources
          7. Email and Network Connections
          8. Monitoring and Ending a Dial-Up Connection
          9. Enabling Dial-In and VPN Access to Your Computer
        3. Wireless Networking
          1. Managing Wireless Network Connections
          2. Selecting Preferred Networks
          3. Switching Between Wireless Networks
          4. Using a Public Wireless Network
          5. Advanced Wireless Network Settings
            1. Setting Preferred Network Order
            2. Selecting Automatic or Manual Connections
            3. Adding a Network Manually
            4. Ad Hoc Versus Infrastructure Networks
            5. Authenticated Wireless Networks
            6. Promiscuous Connections
          6. Wardriving
        4. Offline Folders
          1. Identifying Files and Folders for Offline Use
          2. Using Files While Offline
          3. The Synchronization Manager
            1. Manual Synchronization
            2. Automatic Synchronization
            3. Update on Idle
            4. Scheduled Synchronization
          4. Making Your Shared Folders Available for Offline Use by Others
          5. Offline Files Properties
          6. Using Offline Folders
        5. Web Folders and Web Printing
        6. Virtual Private Networking
          1. Setting Up for Virtual Private Networking
          2. VPN Connection Properties
            1. General Properties
            2. Options
            3. Security
            4. Networking
          3. Dialing a VPN Connection
          4. Routing Issues
          5. Enabling VPN Access to Your Computer
            1. Enabling Incoming VPN Connections with NAT
        7. Remote Desktop
          1. Enabling Remote Desktop Access to Your Computer
            1. Making More Than One Computer Available
          2. Connecting to Other Computers with Remote Desktop
        8. Remote Assistance
          1. Requesting Remote Assistance
          2. Responding to an Assistance Request
        9. Copying Files Between Two Computers
        10. Infrared File Transfers
          1. Setting Up an Infrared Device
          2. Infrared File Transfer
          3. Digital Camera Image Transfer
          4. Infrared Printing
        11. Multiple LAN Connections
        12. Troubleshooting
          1. Can't Choose Dial-Up Connection at Login
          2. VPN Connection Fails Without Certificate
          3. Can't Make File Available Offline
          4. Offline Synchronization Gives Unable to connect to server Error
          5. Offline Files Are Missing
          6. Wireless Link Is Not Present in Control Panel
          7. Send Files Icon Doesn't Appear
        13. Tips From the Windows Pros: Manually Adding Routing Information
      5. 19. Connecting Your LAN to the Internet
        1. It's a Great Time to Connect Your LAN to the Internet
        2. The Nuts and Bolts of the Connection
          1. The Need for Speed
          2. Ways to Make the Connection
          3. Managing IP Addresses
          4. NAT and Internet Connection Sharing
          5. Running Your Own Web Servers
          6. A Warning for Business Users
          7. Frame Relay
          8. Special Notes for Wireless Networking
          9. Special Notes for Cable Service
          10. Special Notes for ISDN Service
        3. Configuring Your LAN
          1. Scheme A—Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing with a Dial-Up Connection
            1. Setting Up the Shared Connection
            2. Configuring the Rest of the Network
          2. Scheme B—Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing with a Broadband Connection
          3. Scheme C—Sharing Router with a Broadband or Dial-Up Connection
          4. Using Universal Plug and Play
          5. Scheme D—Cable Internet with Multiple Computers
          6. Scheme E—Cable Internet with Multiple Computers and a Separate LAN
          7. Scheme F—Routed Service Using a Router
        4. Making Services Available
          1. Enabling Access with Internet Connection Sharing
          2. Enabling Access with a Sharing Router
            1. Forwarding Standard TCP and UDP Services
            2. Forwarding Non-Standard Services
        5. Troubleshooting
          1. Can't Access a Shared Modem Connection from the LAN
          2. Can't Access a Shared DSL or Cable Connection from the LAN
          3. Shared Connection Doesn't Happen
        6. Tips from the Windows Pros: Squeezing Top Speed from Your High-Speed Connection
          1. Setting the Receive Window in Windows XP and 2000
      6. 20. Networking Mix and Match
        1. Networking with Other Operating Systems
        2. Internetworking with Novell NetWare
          1. Selecting a NetWare Client
          2. Installing Microsoft Client Service for NetWare (CSNW)
          3. Configuring the NetWare Client
          4. Installing and Using Novell's Client Software
          5. Setting Provider Order
          6. Using NetWare Resources
            1. Browsing the Network
            2. Synchronizing NetWare Passwords
            3. Listing Your NetWare Connections
          7. NetWare and the Command Prompt
          8. Troubleshooting a Novell Network Connection
        3. Internetworking with DOS, OS/2, and Windows 9x
        4. Internetworking with UNIX and Linux
          1. The SMB/CIFS Protocol
          2. Samba
          3. Samba Client Tools
          4. Samba Server Tools
            1. Printing to UNIX Queues from Windows
            2. Printing to Windows Printers from UNIX
          5. Telnet
            1. The Telnet Host Service
          6. The Berkeley r Commands
          7. Services for UNIX
        5. Internetworking with Macintosh
          1. Mac Files and Networking
          2. Planning for Compatibility
            1. Filename Compatibility
            2. File and Volume Size Limitations
            3. OS Compatibility
            4. Printing
          3. Internetworking Options
          4. AppleShare IP on Macintosh
          5. Mac OS X
          6. Virtual PC for Mac
          7. DAVE
        6. Internetworking Over Dial-Up and VPN Connections
        7. Advanced Networking Services
          1. Setting Network Bindings
          2. Installing Optional Network Components
            1. SNMP
        8. Troubleshooting
          1. Novell NetWare Servers Can't Be Found
          2. Can't Attach to NetWare Servers
          3. Banner and/or Blank Pages Are Printed on NetWare Printers
          4. Some Computers Are Missing from Entire Network
          5. Carriage Returns and Line Feeds Are Mangled
          6. Can't Run Macintosh Application Concurrently
          7. Macintosh Files Have Lost Application Associations
        9. Tips from the Windows Pros: The Hosts File
      7. 21. Network Security
        1. It's a Cold, Cruel World
        2. Who Would Be Interested in My Computer?
          1. Types of Attack
          2. Your Lines of Defense
        3. Preparation
        4. Active Defenses: Blocking Known Methods of Attack
          1. Set Up Firewalls and NAT (Connection Sharing) Devices
            1. Windows Firewall
            2. Simple File Sharing
            3. Packet Filtering
          2. Using NAT or Internet Connection Sharing
            1. Add-On Products for Windows
          3. Secure Your Router
          4. Set Up Restrictive Access Controls
          5. Keep Up-to-Date
        5. Testing, Logging, and Monitoring
          1. Test Your Defenses
          2. Monitor Suspicious Activity
        6. Disaster Planning: Preparation for Recovery After an Attack
          1. Make a Baseline Backup Before You Go Online
          2. Make Frequent Backups When You're Online
          3. Write and Test Server Restore Procedures
          4. Write and Maintain Documentation
          5. Prepare an Incident Plan
        7. Specific Configuration Steps for Windows XP
          1. If You Have a Standalone Windows XP Professional Computer
          2. If You Have a LAN
          3. Enabling Windows Firewall
          4. Tightening Local Security Policy
            1. Account Policies
            2. Local Policies
        8. Configuring Windows Firewall
          1. Enabling and Disabling the Firewall
          2. Enabling Exceptions
          3. Advanced Firewall Settings
            1. Network Connection Settings
            2. Security Logging
            3. ICMP
            4. Default Settings
        9. More About Security
        10. Troubleshooting
          1. Shared Folders Are Visible to the Internet
          2. Sensitive Web Pages or FTP Folders Are Visible to the Internet
          3. Can't View Protected Web Pages
          4. Network Services Are Not Being Blocked
          5. Windows Messenger Can't Send Files
          6. Router Is Accessible via Telnet
      8. 22. Troubleshooting Your Network
        1. When Good Networks Go Bad
          1. Getting Started
        2. Diagnostic Tools
          1. My Network Places
          2. Event Viewer
          3. Device Manager
        3. Testing Network Cables
        4. Checking Network Configuration
          1. ipconfig
          2. Network Troubleshooter
          3. netdiag
          4. My Computer
          5. Network Connections
          6. Network Protocols and Bindings
          7. Windows Firewall
        5. Testing Network Connectivity
          1. ping
        6. Diagnosing File and Printer Sharing Problems
        7. Testing Network Throughput
          1. Measuring Network Utilization
        8. Tips from the Windows Pros: Monitoring Your LAN
    10. V. System Configuration and Customization
      1. 23. Tweaking the GUI
        1. GUI: To Tweak or Not to Tweak
        2. Start Menu Pizzazz!
          1. Working with the Taskbar
          2. Customizing the Start Menu
        3. Display Properties
          1. Themes Tab
          2. Desktop Tab
          3. Screen Saver Tab
          4. Appearance Tab
          5. Settings Tab
          6. Working with Power
        4. Tweak UI
        5. Miscellaneous GUI Tips
          1. Fonts Preview Trick
        6. Which Windows Are You Using?
          1. Tweaking the Clock to Add Your Company Name
          2. Administrator Tools Not Showing Up
          3. Changing the Location of the My Documents Folder
          4. Cascading Elements Off the Start Menu
          5. Virtual Desktop
          6. AutoPlay
          7. Switch Control and Caps Lock Keys
          8. Auto Scrolling with a Three-Button Mouse
        7. Customizing Folder Views
          1. Customize This Folder
          2. Setting Folder Options
        8. Configuring the Recycle Bin
        9. Tuning Visual Effects
        10. Troubleshooting
          1. Reducing Screen Flicker
          2. Where Did Those Icons Go?
          3. What Does That Say?
          4. Single- or Double-Click?
          5. Uh-Oh, My Monitor Died
          6. Moving in Slow Motion
          7. Blurry Images in LCD
          8. Stretched a Bit Thin
      2. 24. Configuration via Control Panel Applets
        1. Sizing Up the Control Panel
        2. Opening the Control Panel
          1. The New Control Panel
          2. Breaking Down the Category View
          3. What Should You Use?
        3. Accessibility Options
          1. Accessibility Keyboard Settings
          2. Accessibility Sound Settings
          3. Accessibility Display Settings
          4. Accessibility Mouse Settings
          5. Other Accessibility Settings (General Tab)
        4. Add Hardware
        5. Add or Remove Programs
          1. Change or Remove Programs
            1. Show/Hide Updates
          2. Add New Programs
          3. Installing Programs from the Network
          4. Add/Remove Windows Components
          5. Set Program Access and Defaults
        6. Date and Time
        7. Game Controllers
        8. Keyboard
        9. Mouse
        10. Phone and Modem Options
          1. The Windows Telephony Interface
          2. Dialing Rules
          3. Area Code Rules Tab
          4. Calling Card Tab
            1. Setting or Editing Calling Card Scripts
          5. Setting Modem Properties
          6. Diagnostic Properties
        11. Regional and Language Options
        12. Scanners and Cameras
          1. Getting Images into the Computer
        13. Security Center
        14. Sounds and Audio Devices
          1. The Volume Tab
          2. The Sounds Tab
          3. The Audio and Voice Tabs
          4. The Hardware Tab
        15. Speech
        16. System: Device Manager
        17. Troubleshooting
          1. Program Doesn't Show Up
          2. No Battery Icon in System Tray
          3. Cannot Connect
          4. It's Not Here
          5. Using DOS Programs with a Mouse
      3. 25. Maintaining and Optimizing System Performance
        1. Running a Tight Ship
        2. Measuring System Performance with Performance Monitor
        3. Tuning Windows Performance with the System Applet
          1. Adjusting Visual Effects for Performance
          2. Adjusting Processor, Memory, and Virtual Memory Usage
          3. Optimizing Virtual Memory (Paging) File Size
          4. Setting Multitasking Priorities
          5. Setting Memory Usage
          6. Enabling Data Execution Prevention
        4. Setting Environment Variables
          1. Specifying the Location of Temporary Files
          2. Setting the PATH Environment Variable
        5. Program Compatibility Wizard
        6. Configuring the Program Environments
          1. VDM—The Virtual DOS Machine
        7. Configuring the Windows 3.x Environment
          1. Allotting Independent Memory Space for Windows 3.x Applications
        8. Configuring the MS-DOS Environment
          1. Customizing AUTOEXEC.NT and CONFIG.NT
          2. Issues with DOSKEY and ANSI.SYS
          3. Setting the Command Prompt Window Properties from a Window
          4. Editing Advanced Settings for a DOS Application
          5. Keeping a Command Prompt Window Open After Execution
          6. Custom Startup Files
        9. The Windows XP Command Line
          1. What's New or Different from MS-DOS
          2. Windows XP Commands
          3. Changes to MS-DOS Commands
          4. Unavailable MS-DOS Commands
        10. Troubleshooting
          1. Adjusting Program Settings
          2. MS-DOS Program Can't Open Enough Files
          3. MS-DOS Application Displays Garbage Characters
        11. Tips from the Windows Pros: Getting More Out of the Command Prompt with Command Extensions
          1. Commands Affected by Command Extensions
          2. Command Extensions Make cd (Change Directory) Easier
          3. Command Extensions Make PROMPT More Powerful
          4. Command Extensions Can Change the Color of the Command Prompt Window
      4. 26. Font Management
        1. A Little Windows Font History
        2. A Little Font Primer
        3. Font Substitutions
        4. Building a Font Collection
          1. Classes of Fonts
          2. Procuring Fonts
        5. Managing a System's Font Collection
          1. Adding Fonts
          2. Displaying and Printing Font Examples
          3. Hidden System Fonts
          4. Removing Fonts
        6. Troubleshooting
          1. Foreign-Language Fonts Don't Appear
          2. Text Columns Out of Alignment
          3. Document from Another User Is Displayed Improperly
          4. Dialog Box Fonts Are Unreadable
          5. Icon Fonts Too Large or Small
    11. VI. System Configuration and Maintenance
      1. 27. System Utilities
        1. Getting Under the Hood
        2. Scheduled Tasks
        3. System Applet
          1. Setting the Computer Name
          2. Managing and Controlling Hardware
          3. Advanced System Properties
          4. Controlling System Restore Settings
          5. Setting Automatic Updates
          6. Using the Remote Tab
            1. Remote Assistance
            2. Remote Desktop
        4. Administrative Tools
          1. Computer Management
            1. System Tools Node
            2. Storage Node
            3. Services and Applications
          2. Event Viewer
            1. Types of Log Files
            2. Working with Event Viewer Logs
            3. Viewing a Remote Computer's Logs
            4. Log Interpretation
            5. Filtering Events
            6. Setting Logging Options
            7. Using Archived Log Files
          3. Services
        5. System Tools
          1. Activate Windows
          2. System Information
        6. Accessibility
        7. Windows Update
          1. Obtaining New Updates
          2. Using Rollback to Uninstall a Windows Update
        8. Task Manager
          1. Applications Tab
          2. Processes Tab
            1. Altering the Priority of a Task
          3. Performance Tab
          4. Networking Tab
          5. Users Tab
        9. Protecting the System Files
          1. Running the File Signature Verification Tool
          2. Using the System File Checker
        10. Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
        11. Troubleshooting
          1. The Task Manager Is Stalled
          2. Sending the Task Manager to the Background
          3. Wrong Language
          4. Problem Viewing Windows Update
          5. The Scheduled Tasks Doesn't Activate Correctly
          6. No Events in Security Log
        12. Tips from the Windows Pros: Power User Tricks
          1. Adding a Serial Mouse Without Rebooting
          2. Removing Windows Update from the Start Menu
      2. 28. Managing Users
        1. Multiple Users on One Machine
        2. User Account Types
          1. Guest and Administrator Accounts
          2. The Run As Command
          3. Why Use Separate User Accounts?
        3. Working with Passwords
          1. Changing Other Users' Passwords
          2. Changing Network Passwords
          3. Preventing Password Disasters
          4. If You Forgot Your Password…
          5. Using a Password Recovery Disk
        4. Creating and Managing User Accounts
          1. User Accounts Control Panel
          2. User Management for Workgroup Networks
            1. Changing and Deleting Accounts
          3. Enabling and Disabling the Welcome Screen
          4. Automatically Logging On at Startup
          5. User Management for Domain Networks
            1. Adding User Accounts
            2. Changing User Accounts
            3. Advanced Settings
        5. Local Users and Groups Management Tool
          1. Creating Accounts
          2. Changing Passwords
          3. User Account Properties
          4. Assigning Group Memberships
          5. Assigning User Profiles
          6. Setting Logon Scripts
          7. Setting Up Home Directories
        6. Sharing Files Among Users
          1. Working with Private Files
        7. Simple File Sharing
        8. NTFS File Permissions
          1. Inheritance of Permissions
          2. Advanced Security Settings
          3. Viewing Effective Permissions
          4. Access Auditing
          5. Taking Ownership of Files
          6. Assigning Permissions to Groups
          7. Securing Your Printers
        9. Removing Users from the Administrators Group
        10. User Profiles
          1. The Profile Manager
          2. Moving Profiles with the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
        11. Making Icons Available to All Users
        12. Troubleshooting
          1. Can't Install Hardware or Software
          2. Access Is Denied Opening a File
          3. Users Cannot Access Shared Resource
          4. Logon Scripts Won't Run
          5. A User Has Access to a Restricted Object
          6. Security Tab Is Not Present
          7. Administrator Can't Delete File or Folder
        13. Tips from the Windows Pros: Setting up for Multiple Users
      3. 29. Managing the Hard Disk
        1. Hard Disk Management
        2. Windows XP File and Storage Systems
          1. Dynamic Storage
        3. Organizational Strategies
        4. Windows XP's Disk Management Tools
        5. Disk Management
          1. Assigning Drive Letters and Joining Volumes
            1. Grafting Versus Dynamic Disks
          2. Dynamic Disk Management
          3. Extending a Disk
          4. Creating a Spanned Volume
          5. Creating a Striped Volume
        6. Removable Storage
        7. Disk Defragmenter
          1. The MFT
          2. Running Defrag
        8. Detecting and Repairing Disk Errors
        9. Convert
        10. Encryption
          1. Rules for Using Encrypted Files
          2. Suggested Folders to Encrypt
          3. Protecting and Recovering Encrypted Files
            1. Securing the Recovery Certificate
            2. Protecting Your Own File Encryption Certificate
            3. Recovering Encrypted Files on Your Own Computer
        11. Compression: How It Works, How to Use It
        12. Indexing
          1. Managing the Indexing Service
            1. Indexing Service Properties
            2. Catalog Properties
            3. Catalog Directories
            4. Controlling Indexing of Individual Files
            5. Using the Indexing Service
        13. Disk Cleanup Utility
          1. Using Internet Explorer's Cache Cleanup
        14. Backup Tools and Strategies
          1. Windows Backup Program
          2. Restoring Data from a Backup
          3. Scheduling Jobs
          4. Alternative and Creative Backup Strategies
            1. Using Offline Files and Folders
            2. Making Inaccessible Devices Accessible
          5. Guarding Your Profile
        15. Zipping Files
        16. Third-Party Management Tools
        17. Hard Disk Troubleshooting
          1. Take the Mental Approach First
          2. Problems and Solutions
            1. System Starts But Cannot Find the Hard Drive
            2. Hard Drive Initializes But Will Not Boot
        18. Tips from the Windows Pros: Quieting a Noisy System
      4. 30. Installing and Replacing Hardware
        1. Upgrading Your Hardware
          1. BIOS Settings
          2. Upgrading Your Hard Disk
          3. Adding RAM
        2. Adding Hardware
          1. Providing Drivers for Hardware Not in the List
        3. Removing Hardware
        4. Maintaining and Updating Device Drivers
          1. Driver Signing
          2. The Device Manager
          3. Using the Troubleshooter
          4. Updating Device Drivers
          5. Device Driver Rollback
          6. The Resources Tab
        5. Understanding and Resolving Hardware Conflicts
          1. IRQs
          2. DMA Channels
          3. I/O Port Assignments
          4. Memory Addresses
        6. Installing and Using Multiple Monitors
        7. Installing a UPS
          1. UPS Considerations for Windows XP Professional
          2. Installing and Configuring the Windows XP UPS Service
            1. Setting Polarities for a Generic UPS
          3. Running a Command When the Power Fails
          4. Testing Your UPS Configuration
        8. Using Hardware Profiles
          1. Altering a Hardware Profile's Device Complement
        9. Troubleshooting
          1. Can't Select the Primary Display
          2. Altered BIOS Settings Prevent Computer from Booting
          3. New Hardware Doesn't Work
        10. Tips from the Windows Pros: Upgrading and Optimizing Your Computer
          1. Make the Move to PCI Cards
          2. Keep Your Eyes on the Hardware Compatibility List
          3. Sleuthing Out Conflicts
          4. Optimizing Your Computer for Windows XP
      5. 31. Multibooting Windows XP with Other Operating Systems
        1. Why Multiboot?
        2. Preparation
        3. File System Specifics
          1. FAT16
          2. FAT32
          3. NTFS
        4. Application Considerations
        5. The Windows XP Boot Loader
          1. The Master Boot Record
          2. The BOOT.INI Settings File
            1. The [boot loader] Section
            2. The [operating systems] Section
        6. Multiboot Scenarios
        7. Dual-Booting Windows XP Professional and Windows Me/9x
          1. Putting Windows XP Professional and Windows 9x in the Same Partition
          2. Putting Windows XP Professional and Windows 9x in Separate Partitions
            1. Using FDISK to Define Partitions
            2. Installing Windows 9x into the First Partition
          3. Installing Windows XP Professional into the Second Partition
            1. Formatting the Data-Sharing Partition
          4. Avoiding Drive Letter Madness
        8. Windows XP and MS-DOS
          1. Installing MS-DOS on a Non-Boot Partition
          2. Installing MS-DOS on the Windows XP Boot Partition
        9. Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional
        10. Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 or NT
        11. Windows XP, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 9x/Me
        12. Windows XP and Linux
          1. LILO, the Linux Loader
          2. Installing Linux
          3. Getting the Linux Boot Sector
          4. Adding Linux to the Windows XP Boot Loader
          5. Mounting Windows Disks Within Linux
        13. The Virtual Machine Approach
        14. Macintosh and Windows
        15. Emulating Other Computers
        16. Troubleshooting
          1. Boot Menu Isn't Displayed
          2. Removing the Windows XP Boot Loader
        17. Tips from the Windows Pros: Living with More Than One OS
      6. 32. The Registry
        1. What Is the Registry?
        2. How the Registry Is Organized
        3. Registry Contents
          3. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
          4. HKEY_USERS
          5. HKEY_CURRENT_USER
        4. Backing Up and Restoring the Registry
          1. Backing Up the Registry
            1. Backing Up with Windows Backup
            2. Backing Up with Third-Party Disk Backup Software
            3. Backing Up with Third-Party Registry Backup Software
            4. Backing Up with Regedit
          2. Restoring the Registry
            1. Restoring the Registry with Driver Rollback
            2. Restoring the Registry from Windows Backup
            3. Restoring the Registry from Regedit
        5. Using Regedit
          1. Viewing the Registry
          2. Searching in the Registry
          3. Editing Keys and Values
            1. Adding a Value
            2. Changing a Value
            3. Deleting a Value
            4. Adding or Deleting a Key
            5. Renaming a Key
            6. Using Copy Key Name
          4. Advanced Registry Editing
          5. Editing the Registry of a Remote Computer
          6. Editing Registry Entries for Another User
          7. Editing Registry Entries for Another Windows Installation
          8. Editing Registry Security
        6. Other Registry Tools
          1. TweakUI
          2. X-Setup Pro
          3. Registry Toolkit
          4. Resplendent Registrar
          5. Tweak-XP Pro
          6. Registry-Hacker Web Sites
          7. Google
        7. Registry Privileges and Policies
        8. Troubleshooting
          1. Signs of Registry Problems
          2. Recovering from a Suspected Registry Problem
          3. Tracking Down Errant Startup Programs
        9. Tips from the Windows Pros: Deploying Registry Settings with REG Files
      7. 33. Troubleshooting and Repairing Windows XP
        1. Troubleshooting 101
        2. Boot Options
        3. Recovery Console
        4. Parallel Copies of Windows XP
        5. As a Last Resort
        6. Preventing Problems
        7. System Restore
        8. Black Magic of Troubleshooting
        9. Scatter-Gun Troubleshooting
    12. VII. Appendixes
      1. A. Installing Service Pack 2
        1. About Service Packs
        2. Installation Options
        3. Before Installing the Service Pack
        4. Installing via Automatic Updates
        5. Installing via Windows Update
        6. Installing via the Standalone Package
          1. Installing Service Pack 2 Locally
          2. Installing Service Pack 2 from the Network
          3. Modifying Installation Behavior of Service Pack 2 from the Command Line
        7. Integrated Installation
        8. After Installing SP2
          1. Network and Firewall Issues
        9. Removing SP2
          1. Removing the “Remove” Option
      2. B. New Features in Service Pack 2
        1. What's New?
          1. Getting More Information
    13. About the CD-ROM
      1. Running the CD Included with This Book
      2. Running the CD in Windows

Product information

  • Title: Special Edition Using Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Third Edition
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: December 2004
  • Publisher(s): Que
  • ISBN: 9780789732804