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      Symbols and                  addresses
                                      blocking Web Beacons,
                                                                     applications. See also auto-starting
                                                                         programs; and specific
       Numbers                           271–272                         programs




                                                                     AL
                                      pinning Web address to Start     adding to Quick Launch
* (asterisk) wildcard, 195               menu, 116–117                     toolbar, 148
? (question mark) wildcard, 195       protecting e-mail, 273           adding Windows component,




                                                              RI
_ (underscore), 177                Administrator account                   106–107
~ (tilde), 75                         about, 371–372                   allowing other users to run,




                                                         TE
802.11b/g standards, 358              defined, 372–373                     154–155
                                      forgotten password changed       appearing on Start menu,
                                         from, 514–515                     116–117
               A

                                                   MA
                                      function of, 373                 associating filename extensions
                                      logging on as, 379–380               with, 186–187
AAC + Fair Play, 292, 293,297      Administrators Here Only            auto-start, 98–99, 153–154
aborting fast shut down, 59             sharing, 386, 388              cleaning up deleted, 105–106
ACPI (Advanced Configuration
    and Power Interface)
                                               D
                                   Advanced Search                     fast shut down of, 59
                                      Google, 235–236                  firewall protection and, 405–406
    standard, 89–90
                                          TE
                                      Windows, 190–193                 hot key to start, 165–166
Activate Windows dialog box, 26    Ad-Watch, 425–426                   Internet file sharing, 241
activating, 25–28                  alerts (ZoneAlarm), 414–416         keyboard shortcuts, 159, 161
                                   GH


   old XP copy on new computer,    aligning icons on desktop,          Keyfinder, 33, 39
      27–28                             129–130                        multiple monitors and, 70–71
   options for, 26–27              All Programs submenu, 118–122,      options if installation CDs
   registering versus, 25–26            154–155                            missing, 18
                                   RI



Active Content, 131–132, 334       Always Trust Content from           PowerToys, 44–45
ActiveWords, 174                        Microsoft Corporation box,     rearranging on All Programs
                            PY




Ad-Aware, 418, 424–426                  224–225                            submenu, 118–122
Add or Remove Programs             animation, 48–49, 114               removing, 102–104, 109–110
    dialog box                     anti-aliasing, 69                   removing from Start menu,
                      CO




   device drivers and, 463         antivirus software                      114–115
   removing auto-start programs,      downloading, 396                 replacing Windows compo-
      98–99                           icon disappears, 397                 nents, 107–108
   removing utilities, 105            vendors for, 398                 starting several at once,
add-ons, 225                          Windows Security Center              136–138
Address bar                              and, 399                      transferring files to new
   placement of, 144, 145          APM (Advanced Power                     computer, 21–22
   shortcuts from, 219–220              Management), 89–90, 91         vendors for antivirus software,
                                                                           398
                                                                       XP compatibility of, 542–546
556        Windows XP Timesaving Techniques For Dummies, 2nd Edition


asterisk (*), 195                    .bat file, 454–455                   buttons
ATA settings, 54–55                  Bayesian junk mail filters, 275        grouping on taskbar, 142–143
attachments                          binary data, 531–532                   right-clicking IE Back button,
   file size, 342                    BIOS                                      218–219
   overriding security for,             changing drive boot order, 18       Soft Off, 91
       266–267                          turning off power settings, 90    buying music, 296–298
   viruses in, 176, 394, 395, 399       upgrading, 10–11, 16, 17–18         converting files to MP3s, 297
AutoComplete options, 222–224        blended-threat virus, 176, 394         finding music, 297–298
auto-hiding taskbar, 141, 149        blog, 233                              “Plays for Sure,” 298
Automated System Recovery, 474,      Blue Screen of Death, 516–520
     475, 478
automatic error reporting, 50, 459
                                        common errors, 519–520
                                        reasons for, 517–518
                                                                                         C
automatic updates, 12, 436–438.         troubleshooting, 518–519          cables
     See also Windows Update         boot file bypass disk, 522–524          hardware, 22
Automatic Updates dialog box, 12     booting. See also Safe Mode             network, 358, 359
Autoruns tool, 97                       activating Safe Mode, 498–500     cache
auto-starting programs, 94–101          boot file bypass disk, 522–524       downloading Web pages to,
   common, 96                           changing drive order, 18                 216–218
   digital signatures of, 98            FAT32 drives with DOS boot           Internet Explorer, 214–216
   disabling, 99–100                       disks, 524–526                    system, 53
   finding, 96–97                       multiple monitors and, 70         CAN-SPAM Act, 269
   preventing new, 100–101              returning to last restore         CD drive
   problems with, 94–95, 498, 501          after, 508                        cleaning lens, 469
AVG Anti-Virus, 398                     running Recovery Console,            media handled, 302–303
                                           502–504                           Wide Open sharing of, 390
               B                     branding your computer
                                        custom welcome screen, 73,
                                                                          CD Writing Wizard, 336
                                                                          CDA files, 305
background services, 53                    77–78                          CDs. See also burning CDs;
Backup or Restore Wizard,               pre-logon screen for, 72, 73–76        ripping CDs
    475–480                             theft prevention, 72–73              backups to writeable, 480–481
Backup Progress dialog box, 477      Briefcase (Home Edition), 14            burning, 303–305, 335–338
backups, 473–481                     Browse For Folder dialog box,           cleaning, 470
  about, 473                              167, 173                           compatibility settings for
  alternatives for, 478, 480–481     browser. See also Internet                  programs on, 546
  before clean installations, 18          Explorer                           erasing files from, 305
  creating, 475–477                     blank home page, 212–213             marking product key on
  desktop settings, 48–49               image placeholders, 213                  installation, 34–35
  Home Edition, 14, 473–475             non-Microsoft, 107–108, 211          playing in Media Player,
  music, 308                            right-clicking IE Back button,           286–287
  Professional Edition, 14,                218–219                           recovery, 33
     473–474, 475, 478               Buddy Wizard (Trillian), 256            ripping, 291–295
  restoring, 480                     burning CDs                             Setup Disks, 526
  scheduling, 478–480                   disk space required, 305             transferring files with, 22
  searching for files on, 194           music, 303–305                       types of, 302–303
banner ad, 422                          pictures, 335–337                    verifying installation with
bargain shopping, 548                   slideshows, 337–338                      Windows, 15
                                                                          certificates, 98
                                                                                            Index      557
Certification dialog box, 224          computers. See also maintaining        privacy and, 421–422
Change Icon dialog box, 58                 your computer; portable            setting Internet Explorer
chat rooms, 280                            computers                              policy, 427
Check Disk, 451–456                      branding, 72–78                      spy, 422–423
children’s Internet access, 277–280      buying with XP preinstalled,      Copernic Desktop Search, 197–198
Claria, 418                                 31, 33                         copying
clean installs                           checking newly networked,            files quickly, 185–186
   defined, 15                              363–364                           keyboard shortcut for, 159
   deleting partitions, 18–19            editing drive boot order, 18      copyright restrictions, 242
   file and setting transfers, 22–23     energy use of, 92                 CPU monitoring, 45–46
   if software CDs unavailable, 18       fast shut down, 58–59             cracking passwords, 81, 82–84
   performing XP, 17–21                  fine-tuning disk controllers,     Create New Logon dialog box
   Service Pack 2, 15                       54–55                               (LogonStudio), 78
cleaning. See maintaining your           installing old copy of XP on      Create Shortcut Wizard
     computer                               new, 27–28                        fast shut down icon, 58
ClearTweak, 68–69                        monthly cleaning, 469–470            folder shortcuts, 166–168
ClearType Tuner PowerToy, 62,            name and IP address of, 19–21        one-click e-mail, 134–135
     63, 68–69                           naming network, 362                  sending e-mail with hot key,
clips                                    network hardware setup,                  169–170
   defined, 317                             357–359                           shortcuts to URL, 168–169
   importing and combining,              restarting quickly, 59            credit card
       320–322                           restoring system, 505–509            fraudulent use, 551–552
   trimming, 322                         running Network Setup Disk on        making payments, 549, 551
clock on taskbar, 142                       workstation, 363               credits for movies, 324
Code Red, 396                            synchronizing network files for   cropping images in layout, 347
color and program compatibility,            portables, 14–15               Ctrl+Alt+Del, 158, 160
     544                                 transferring files between,       Ctrl+Alt, 166, 169, 171
COM ports, 22                               21–24                          Customize dialog box (Word), 66
command line switches                    turning off, 57–60, 90–91         Customize Start Menu dialog box
   about, 155                            upgrading BIOS, 10–11, 16,           Advanced tab, 123–124
   listing of, 156                          17–18                             General tab, 115
   nohome, 212                           vacuuming, 467                    customizing. See also hot keys
   opening last-used Word                virus detection, 396–397             Details view, 181–182
       document, 155–157                 virus symptoms, 394–395              folder behavior, 184–185
   start command, 206                    weekly cleaning, 467–469             hot keys, 163–164
compatibility mode, 543                  XP memory requirements, 47           Open and Save dialog
compression                            contacts                                   boxes, 188
   eliminating Disk Cleanup scan         Messenger, 251–252                   Start menu, 115–116, 122–124
       for, 540–541                      Outlook Express, 264                 taskbar, 140–141
   time used for, 51                     Trillian, 255–256                    welcome screen, 77–78
   Windows Backup options, 475         Contents tab (Internet Options      cut keyboard shortcut, 159
Computer Administrator account             dialog box), 223                CYBERsitter, 278
   changing and deleting               context menu. See right-click
       passwords, 86
   defined, 372
                                           menu
                                       cookies
                                                                                           D
   function of, 373                      about, 420–421                    data recovery programs, 197
   limited account versus, 375           blocking, 424–426                 data types in Registry, 531, 532
558       Windows XP Timesaving Techniques For Dummies, 2nd Edition


debit card                         Desktop Items dialog box                Simple File Sharing, 385
   making payments, 549               running Desktop Cleanup              Windows Messenger, 109–110
   stolen, 551                           Wizard, 127                    Disk Cleanup
defragmenting drives, 50–52           system icon images, 127, 131         files for, 447–448
   frequency of, 51                Details view, 180–183                   running, 446–447
   schedule for, 456–457           Details window, 104                     scheduling automatic, 448–449
   steps for, 51–52                device drivers                          turning off compression scan,
deleting                              about, 458–459                           539–541
   auto-starting programs, 97–99      Blue Screen of Death and, 517     Disk Cleanup button (drive
   entries on right-click menu,       choosing reliable, 459–462             Properties dialog box), 51
       208                            defined, 458                      disk controllers, 54–55
   high level keys, 530               detecting attempts to load, 95    Disk Defragmenter, 50–52, 456–457
   MSN Messenger password, 249        printer, 462, 465                 Diskeeper, 457
   music from CD or DVD, 305          replacing Windows’ generic, 56    Display Properties dialog box,
   partitions, 18–19                  rolling back, 462, 463–465             70, 132
   passwords, 85                      signed, 461, 462                  documents
   programs from Quick Launch         unsigned, 462                        creating with hot keys, 170–172
       toolbar, 148                   updating, 462–463                    opening from Quick Launch
   Recycle Bin files, 52           Device Manager dialog box, 464,             toolbar, 151
   transferred photos, 328–329          500                                opening group of, 136–138
   user accounts, 377              digital camera. See also pictures       opening last-used Word,
desktop, 126–138                      decreasing download times,               155–157
   Active Content on, 131–132,           341–344                           placing templates on Quick
       334                            recovering deleted images,               Launch toolbar, 152
   adding icons to Quick Launch          338–340                        domains
       toolbar, 131                   storing files on, 330–332            defined, 357
   aligning icons, 129–130            using memory card with USB           Professional Edition for, 2, 13
   arranging windows, 138–139            hubs, 329–330                  DOS boot disks, 524–526
   backing up and restoring           Webcam versus, 311                downloading
       settings, 48–49             Digital Rights Management               Ad-Aware, 424–426
   cleaning up icons on, 127–128        (DRM), 297                         add-ons, 225
   higher resolution for, 67–68    digital signatures, 98, 224–225         big updates, 438–440
   illustrated, 126                Digital Signatures tab (Properties      digital photos, 326–330
   moving icons out of way, 130         dialog box), 98                    MSN Messenger, 247–248
   one-click e-mail shortcut,      dir command, 202–203                    Outlook Express, 108
       134–136                     directory listings                      overriding Information Bar
   organizing items on, 148           showing, 201–204                         when, 227–228
   performance adjustments, 49        Windows bug for, 200–201             pictures faster, 341–344
   pictures on, 333–334            disabling                               Service Pack 2, 11
   pruning New right-click menu,      AutoComplete options, 222–224        Spybot-Search & Destroy,
       132–133                        automatic error reports,                 418–419
   restoring Themes, 49                  50, 459                           Web pages, 216–218
   screen savers, 132                 auto-starting programs, 99–100    dpi (dots per inch), 351
   shooting picture of, 139           IE adaptive menus, 212            drivers. See device drivers
   starting multiple programs at      logon screen, 44                  DRM (Digital Rights Management),
       once, 136–138                  Outlook Express automatic              297
Desktop Cleanup Wizard, 127, 128         options, 260–262               dusting computer, 467–468
                                                                                               Index     559
DV-AVI file format, 320, 324           emergencies                               Help, 490
DVD drive                                 Blue Screen of Death, 516–520          organizing, 221–222
  cleaning lens, 469                      booting in Safe Mode, 498–500      feedback rating, 554
  formats handled by, 303                 password recovery, 510–515         File and Printer Sharing, 404
DVDs                                      recovery CDs, 33                   File Download - Security Warning
  backup to writeable, 480–481            restoring system, 505–509                dialog box, 228
  burning music, 304–305                  running Recovery Console,          file formats. See also MP3 file
  erasing files from, 305                    502–504                               format
dynamic disk support, 14                  startup disks for, 521–526             music, 292–293
dynamic local IP address, 365             system lock up during SP2              scanner, 354
                                             installation, 11                    Windows Movie Maker movie,
                E                      e-money payments, 549, 552
                                       Encrypted File System, 73, 81, 513
                                                                                     320
                                                                             File Rescue Plus, 339–340
eBay, 553–554                          End Program dialog box, 318           file sharing on Internet, 239–245
editing                                Error Reporting dialog box, 50            about, 239–240
   drive boot order, 18                Ethernet, 358, 359                        hackers and, 242
   New right-click menu, 132–133       Eudora, 107                               how it works, 240
   Registry, 74, 530, 533              EULAs (End User License                   iMesh for, 241–242
802.11b/g standards, 358                   Agreements), 225                      popular programs for, 241
ejecting                               Excel                                     recommendations for, 245
   CD, 472                                cell display and resolution,           Shareaza, 242–245
   stuck diskette, 471                       63, 64                          file systems, 524–526. See also
electronic business card, 263–264         searching for Office files with,         NTFS file system
e-mail. See also junk mail; Outlook;         193                             filename extensions
     Outlook Express                      zoom setting box in, 65                changing associations for,
   dangers of unsubscribing, 273       Exceptions tab (Windows Firewall              186–187
   file size limitations, 342–343          dialog box), 403, 406, 412            files with two, 397
   hoaxes, 276                         expert, 484, 485, 486                     listing files by, 204–205
   identities, 265–266                 Explorer. See Windows Explorer            Media Player, 284–285
   importing messages for new          Export Registry File dialog box,          potentially harmful, 399
       OE users, 266                       106, 408, 541                         showing, 175–177, 398
   messages on Quick Launch            External Content Settings dialog          .zip, 186
       toolbar, 152                        box, 272                          files. See also filename extensions;
   one-click, 134–136                                                              searching
   overriding attachment                               F                         CD formats and sampling
                                                                                     rates, 292–293
       security, 266–267
   read receipts, 261–262              Fade and Wipe transition, 323             copying music to MP3 players,
   Remote Assistance requests          fast restart icon, 59                         307–308
       by, 484                         fast shut down, 58–59                     creating .bat, 454–455
   sending with hot key, 169–170       Fast User Switching                       directory listings of, 201–204
   shortcut symbols and fields            icon for, 60                           Disk Cleanup of, 447–448
       for, 136                           Administrator logon after, 380         erasing from CD/DVD, 305
   signatures, 262–263                    welcome screen and, 79                 finding lost, 195–197
   unread messages notice, 267         FAT32 file system, 524–526                format for scanner, 354
   using non-Microsoft, 107–108        Favorites                                 jump to start or end of, 177
   v-cards, 263–264                       disabling personalized, 212            listing, 204–205, 206
   viruses attached to, 176, 394,         downloading Web pages to,              movie file formats, 320, 324
       395, 399                              217–218
560        Windows XP Timesaving Techniques For Dummies, 2nd Edition


files (continued)                    floppy diskette                     freeze-ups. See also emergencies
    opening with hot key, 170–171        boot file bypass, 522–524          Blue Screen of Death, 516–520
    quick copying of, 185–186            MS-DOS startup, 525–526            disabling report of, 50, 459
    recovering deleted, 52               transferring files with, 22        during Service Pack install, 11
    .reg, 532, 533                   floppy drive                           recovering Movie Maker from,
    renaming group of, 187–188           cleaning, 469                         317, 318
    searching for, 189–196               ejecting stuck diskettes, 471      System File Checker not for, 496
    sending for Remote Assistance,   fly-out menus, 123
       484
    sending via Messenger, 253
                                     folder
                                         Administrators Here Only,
                                                                                         G
    sorting, 181–183                        386, 388                     Gator, 418
    storing on camera, 330–332           converting to photo album,      glare on monitor, 61
    synchronizing network, 14–15            184, 185, 335–336            Google, 229–238
    temporary, 52                        customizing behavior, 184–185      about, 229
    transferring to new computers,       hot keys organized in, 165,        Advanced Search, 235–236
       21–23                                166–167, 170                    Directory searches, 237–238
    undeleting photo, 338–340            jumping to start or end, 177       Google Toolbar, 230–234
    userkey.psw, 512                     opening with hot key,              news on, 236
    viewing all, 177–178                    166–168                         PageRank, 232
    wildcard searches for, 195           organizing Favorites, 221–222      picking search terms, 234–235
    winword.exe, 157                     password-protecting, 384           scanning newsgroups on,
    zipping, 186                         pathnames on title bar,               236–237
Files and Settings Transfer                 178–179                      group policy scripts, 96
      Wizard, 21–24                      Private, 386, 387–388           grouping buttons on taskbar,
Filmstrip view, 179, 184, 185            Read Only on the Network,            142–143
filtering junk mail, 274–276                386, 388–389                 Guest account
firewalls. See also Windows              returning to original views,       about, 371–372
      Firewall                              182–183                         defined, 373
    about, 409–410                       Scheduled Tasks, 455               function of, 374
    alerts in ZoneAlarm, 414–415         shortcut for Send To, 185–186      hiding, 380–381
    blocking programs, 402               Unused Desktop Shortcuts,          misconceptions of, 381–382
    constructing lockdown icon,             127, 128–129
       406–408                           viewing all, 177–178
    hardware, 410                        viewing size of CD, 337                         H
    permitting data through,             Wide Open, 389–390
       405–406                           zipping, 186                    hackers, 242
    recommended settings for, 12     Folder Options dialog box, 178,     hard drive
    Remote Assistance with,                187, 203, 385                   Administrators Here Only, 386
       483–484                       folder Properties dialog box, 184     Blue Screen of Death, 517
    scumware effects on, 418         Folders bar (Outlook Express),        confirming file system used by,
    software, 410, 411                     259                                524–526
    testing, 429–430                 fonts                                 data security on, 81
    Windows Firewall, 411–413            adjusting smoothing, 49, 69       defragmenting, 50–52, 456–457
    ZoneAlarm, 413–416                   changing desktop and window       Disk Cleanup, 446–449
firmware upgrades, 10–11, 16–18             title, 68                      Read Only on the Network,
flat-panel screens                       keyboard shortcuts for, 161          386, 388–389
    cleaning, 468                    Forgotten Password Wizard,            recovering from spills, 471
    ClearType on, 63                       511–512
                                                                                       Index     561
   reformatting, 10, 18            hiding                              Hotmail
   removable, 22, 478, 480            Most Frequently Used list, 118     setting up account, 29–30
   scanning with Check Disk,          taskbar, 141                       setting up Messenger account,
      451–456                         user accounts, 380–381, 446           249
   space requirements for          high level keys, 530–533              spam and, 30, 269
      burning CDs, 305             HighMAT file format, 320, 324       hubs
   Wide Open, 389–390              hive, 532                             network, 358
hardware. See also device          hoaxes                                USB, 329–330
     drivers; maintaining your        checking for, 397, 399–400
     computer
   checking for problems, 500
                                      e-mail, 276
                                      recognizing, 393–394
                                                                                      I
   cleaning, 467–472               Home Edition                        icons
   defragmenting hard drives,         Administrator account in, 380       aborting fast shut down, 59
      50–52                           backup and restore for, 14,         adding to Quick Launch
   fine-tuning disk controllers,          473–474                             toolbar, 131
      54–55                           Briefcase, 14                       aligning, 129–130
   multiple monitors, 69–71           changing passwords in, 81,          disappearing antivirus
   performance upgrades                   514–515                             software, 397
      for, 47                         choosing between Professional       eBay seller, 554
   Safe Mode effect on, 497–498           and, 13–15                      fast restart, 59
   setting up network, 357–359        in-place upgrade paths              fast shut down, 58–59
   Windows Movie Maker                    for, 17                         Fast User Switching, 60
      requirements, 319               installing backup/restore           firewall lockdown, 406–408
hardware firewalls, 410                   program, 474–475                large, 65–66, 67
Help. See also Help and Support       maintaining password settings,      moving on desktop, 130
     Center                               445–446                         one-click e-mail, 135–136
   Favorites, 490                     Professional Edition versus, 2      Secured Sockets Layer, 551
   free Web sources, 492              Simple File Sharing and, 385        size of Start menu, 117
   Knowledge Base, 492, 501, 502   home page, blank, 212–213           Icons view, 180
   Recovery Console commands,      Hot Key Shortcuts folder, 165,      Identities, 265–266
      503–504                           166–167, 170                   Image Resizer Powertoy, 343
   Remote Assistance, 482–486      hot keys                            iMesh, 241–242
   shortcuts to, 490–492              about, 163–164                   Import File dialog box, 321
   Table of Contents, 490             creating documents with,         importing
Help and Support Center, 487–492          171–172                         existing messages for Outlook
   alternatives to, 492               expanding, 174                          Express, 266
   index, 488                         files opened with, 170–171          movie clips, 320–322
   running Program Compatibility      key combinations for, 166        index
      Wizard, 542–545                 limitations of, 164                 Help and Support Center, 488
   Safe Mode repairs and, 501         making, 164–165                     photo thumbnail pages as, 348
   shortcuts to Help topics,          opening folder with, 166–168     Information Bar
      490–492                         running presentations with,         overriding, 227–228
   troubleshooting with, 498              172–173                         showing blocked pop-up with,
   using, 487–490                     sending e-mail with, 169–170            227
Hibernate mode, 90, 92                starting program with, 165–166   Information Rights Management
hidden programs, 109–110              undoing, 173–174                      (IRM), 139
                                      Web site opening with, 168–169
562        Windows XP Timesaving Techniques For Dummies, 2nd Edition


in-place upgrades, 15–17               researching driver reliability       local, 364–366
installation CDs, 15, 18                  on, 460                           upgrading static, 20–21
installing. See also legal             scumware, 95, 417–419             iPod, 307
     installations of XP               security for, 428                 iProtectYou, 278
   backup program on Home           Internet Connection Sharing, 361     iTunes, 107, 284
       Edition, 474–475             Internet Explorer, 211–228. See
   declined updates, 441
   drivers from Windows Update,
                                         also cookies
                                       adaptive menus, 212
                                                                                         J
       462–463                         add-ons and parasites, 225        jaggies, 62
   Google Toolbar, 230–231             AutoComplete options,             JPEG file format, 342
   legal copies of XP, 36–40              222–224                        junk mail, 268–276. See also spam
   Media Player, 284–285               Back button, 218–219                 avoiding spam and phishing,
   Movie Maker, 315–316                blank home page, 212–213                 270–273
   MSN Messenger, 247–248              cache level setting, 214–216         fighting, 273–276
   programs in Program                 downloading pages to cache,          filtering, 274–276
       Compatibility Mode, 546            216–218                           harvesting names with
   Service Pack 2, 10–12               keyboard shortcuts for, 218,             unsubscribe, 273
   Trillian, 255                          219                               phishing, 270
   XP from Setup Disks, 526            organizing Favorites, 221–222        spam, 268–269
   ZoneAlarm, 413–414                  overriding Information Bar           Web crawlers, 272
instant messaging. See also MSN           when downloading, 227–228      Junk-Out, 275
     Messenger; Trillian; Windows      P3P policy, 426, 552–553
     Messenger                         placeholder images, 213
   productivity and, 109, 246          pop-up ads/blockers, 227, 440                    K
   program compatibility for, 247      screening all downloaded
   requesting Remote Assistance           content, 224–225               Kelly’s XP Korner, 492
       by, 484                         scumware effects on, 418          key drive, 368–369
   Trillian for, 107, 246              security zones, 226–227           keyboard cleaning, 467, 469–470
   Windows versus MSN                  setting cookie policy, 427        keyboard shortcuts, 158–162.
       Messenger, 247                  shortcuts from Address bar,           See also hot keys
Intel Application Accelerator,            219–220                          creating for Help, 490–492
     54–56                             turning off script debugging,       Ctrl+Alt+Del, 158, 160
Intel Chipset Identification              214                              Internet Explorer, 218, 219
     Utility, 55                       unpinning from Start menu,          most common, 159–161
Internet. See also IP address;            114–115                          Windows Explorer, 161, 162
     viruses                        Internet Options dialog box, 213,      Windows Media Player, 288
   checking auto-start programs          223                             Keyfinder, 33, 39
       on, 98                       Internet Security Properties         keywords for Help and Support
   children’s access, 277–280            dialog box, 226                     Center, 489
   connecting new network to,       invisible Web Beacon, 271–272        Knowledge Base, 492, 501, 502,
       360–361                      IP address                               519
   cookies, 420–427                    about, 364
   file sharing on, 239–245
   IP addresses, 364
                                       collected in Media Player, 284,
                                          288
                                                                                         L
   online shopping, 547–554            finding computer’s, 19–21         laplink cable, 22
   opening ports to, 406               gathered with cookies, 421        Last Known Good Configuration,
   radio via, 299–301                  Internet, 364                          500–501, 508
                                                                                       Index     563
Layout Selection dialog
      box, 347
                                                 M                    Messenger. See MSN Messenger;
                                                                          Windows Messenger
LCD displays, 63, 92               maintaining your computer          Microsoft
legal installations of XP, 36–40     Check Disk, 451–456                development of Registry, 530
    identifying pirated product      cleaning CDs, 470                  downloading latest Internet
       keys, 36–38                   Disk Cleanup, 446–449                 Explorer and Outlook
    putting old copy on new          Disk Defragmenter, 50–52,             Express from, 108
       computer, 27–28                   456–457                        Knowledge Base, 492, 501, 502
    repair installations, 39–40      dislodging diskettes, 471          pinned items on Most
    updating product keys,           keyboards, 467, 470–471               Frequently Used list, 118
       38–39                         monthly cleaning, 469–470          “Plays for Sure” campaign, 298
    Windows CD verification, 15      removing stuck CDs, 472            policies on pirated software, 34
LegalNoticeCaption, 74, 75–76        supplies, 466–467                  programs added to Start menu,
LegalNoticeText, 74, 75–76           weekly cleaning, 467–469              119, 120
limited user account               malware, 394, 395–396. See also      reliability of patches, 46, 438,
    defined, 372                       viruses                             440
    function of, 373–374           Manage Add-ons dialog box, 225       screening content from,
    passwords, 86                  master boot record, 502, 522            224–225
List Files by Extension program,   Maximum password age                 WMA/WMV format, 296–297
      204–206                          Properties dialog box, 445     Microsoft Excel. See Excel
List view, 180                     media players. See also Windows    Microsoft Office. See Office
listing short filenames, 206           Media Player                   Microsoft Outlook. See Outlook
Local Area Connection Properties     installing Media Player,         Microsoft Outlook Express. See
      dialog box, 366                    284–285                          Outlook Express
local IP address, 364–366            MP3 players, 306–308             Microsoft Patch Reliability
Local Security Settings window,      using non-Microsoft, 107–108         Ratings, 440
      445                          memory                             Microsoft Windows 95
Local Users and Groups dialog        adjusting for program                upgrades, 15
      box, 87, 88                        compatibility, 546           Microsoft Windows 98/98SE,
locating product key, 32             requirements for, 47                 15, 19–21
locking taskbar, 141                 upgrading, 46–48                 Microsoft Windows 2000,
logon                                vendor installation of               13, 15, 21
    Recovery Console, 502                additional, 48               Microsoft Windows Me, 15, 19–21
    Safe Mode, 498                 memory card                        Microsoft Windows NT 4, 13, 15
logon password                       Blue Screen of Death and, 517    Microsoft Windows XP.
    limitations of, 81               resolution and file sizes, 342       See Windows XP
    requiring, 81–82                 storing files on, 330–332        Microsoft Windows XP
    Safe Mode, 498–499               using USB hub with, 329–330          Registration Wizard, 28
logon screen                       menus                              Microsoft Word, 193
    bypassing, 43–44                 adaptive, 212                    monitoring performance, 45–46
    re-enabling, 44                  cascading Start, 122–124         monitors
    Safe Mode, 499                   fly-out, 123                       adjusting refresh rate, 66–67
LogonStudio, 77–78                   New right-click, 132–133           cleaning screens, 468
logs                                 rearranging All Programs           ClearType, 63, 68–69
    viewing Windows Scheduler,           submenu, 118–122               how characters appear, 62–63
       449–450, 456                MenuShowDelay, 48                    problems not seen with Remote
    ZoneAlarm, 415–416                                                     Assistance, 483
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monitors (continued)                MSN Music, 296                      networks, 357–370. See also
  screen resolution and zoom        MSN Radio, 299–301                       wireless networks
     for CRTs, 63–68                MSN Search, 229                       checking computers connected
  troubleshooting, 499              multiboot systems, 15–16                  to, 363–364
  using multiple, 69–71             multiple monitors, 69–71              file sharing on corporate, 240
  vacuuming, 467                    multiple programs open, 136–138       hardware setup for, 357–359
  vision-saving tips, 61–62         multiple users for Outlook            IP addresses, 364–366
Most Frequently Used list (Start        Express, 264–265                  Network Setup Wizard, 359–363
    menu), 117–118                  music                                 security for wireless, 367–369
mouse, 67, 468–469                    adding to Media Library,            synchronizing files, 14–15
Movie Maker. See Windows Movie           290–291                          transferring files via, 22, 24
    Maker                             burning CD or DVD, 304–305          user accounts, 371–374
movies                                buying on Web, 296–298            New right-click menu, 132–133
  adding titles and credits, 324      formats and sampling rates,       news on Google, 236
  saving, 322, 324–325                   292–293                        newsgroups on Google, 236–237
  transitions and effects in, 323     picking songs to burn on CD,      NICs (network interface cards),
  viewing Movie Maker, 320               303–304                             358, 518
  working with clips, 320–322         playing CDs, 286–287              nohome switch, 212
Mozilla Firefox, 107, 211             playing radio, 299–301            Norton Ghost, 14, 473, 474, 481
MP3 codec, 292–293                    ripping MP3 CDs, 293–295          notification area, 95, 141
MP3 file format                       searching hard drive for songs,   novice, 484–485, 486
  about, 292, 293                        289–290                        NTFS file system
  converting music files to, 297      transferring to MP3 players,        confirming system used by
  ripping CDs for, 293–295               306–308                              drive, 524–526
MP3 players, 306–308                  types of CDs for, 302–303           file encryption with, 14, 73,
MSConfig utility, 99                music honeypots, 240                      81, 513
MS-DOS startup disk, 525            Musicmatch, 284                       formatting partitions, 19
MSN Messenger                       My Documents folder, 386,             password recovery with, 513
  adding contacts, 251–252              387–388                           Simple File Sharing and, 384
  conversations with, 252–253       My Pictures Slideshow screen        NTFS Reader for DOS, 526
  deleting automatic password,          saver, 132, 334–335             null modem cable, 22
     249                                                                NumLock key tweak, 533–535
  disabling automatic sign-in to
                                                   N
     Outlook Express, 260
  downloading and installing,       naming user accounts, 377–378
                                                                                        O
     247–248                        Napster, 240–241                    Office
  features of, 253                  navigating                             blocking Web Beacons, 272
  Firewall exceptions for,             Start menu, 114                     disabling speech recognition,
     402–404                           from taskbar’s cascading               100
  main window, 250                        toolbar, 145–146                 finding version of, 156
  multiple user IDs for, 248–249    .NET Messenger Service dialog          rearranging on All Programs
  Remote Assistance from,                box, 249                             submenu, 120, 121
     484–486                        network interface cards (NICs),        searching for documents in,
  setting up account, 249–252            358, 518                             193
  Trillian versus, 254–255          network key, 370                    Offline Favorite Wizard, 217
  Windows Messenger versus,         Network Setup Disk, 363             Offline Files tab (Folder Options
     247                            Network Setup Wizard, 359–363            dialog box), 15
                                                                                        Index     565
one-click e-mail icon, 135–136       overriding attachment security,      password reset disk, 80,
online shopping, 547–554                266–267                              510–513
  complaints about, 553              preventing automatic addition        recovering lost, 510–515
  credit card fraud, 551–552            of contact, 262                   required for Windows
  eBay, 553–554                      read receipts, 261–262                  Scheduler, 442, 444–446, 449
  favorite sites for, 548            sending/receiving messages,          user account security with,
  finding reputable sites,              260–261                              374–375
      550–551                        setting up multiple users,           viewing with utility, 17
  getting what you pay for,             264–265                         Password Never Expires check
      549–550                        signatures, 262–263                    box (user Properties dialog
  payment methods, 549               unread messages notice, 267            box), 88
  privacy statements, 552–553        v-cards, 263–264                   password reset disk, 80, 510–513
Open dialog box, 188                                                    Password Reset Wizard, 513
Open With dialog box, 187
opening
                                                  P                     paste keyboard shortcut, 159
                                                                        patches. See also Windows
  documents from Quick Launch      P2P file sharing. See file sharing       Update
      toolbar, 151                     on Internet                        defined, 435
  files with hot key, 170–171      P3P (Platform for Privacy              reliability of, 46, 440
  folder with hot key, 166–168         Preferences), 426, 552             security patch releases, 438
  last-used Word documents,        Page File Usage History (Task        pathnames on title bar, 178–179
      155–157                          Manager), 47                     PayPal, 549
  multiple programs or docu-       page layout, 346, 347                PC Pitstop, 418
      ments, 136–138               paging files, 53, 54                 performance, 43–56
  Web pages from Quick Launch      parasites, 225                         adjusting desktop for, 49
      toolbar, 151–152             parental control software, 277–278     background service priority, 53
  Web site with hot key, 168–169   partitions, 18–19                      backing up and restoring
Organize Favorites dialog          Passmark Performance Test, 46             desktop settings, 48–49
    box, 217                       Passport                               bypassing logon screen, 43–44
Outlook                              about, 26                            defragmenting hard drives,
  blocking Web Beacons,              closing account, 30                     50–52
      271–272                        signing in, 249                      disabling automatic error
  spam filters in, 275               signing up for, 28–30                   reporting, 50, 459
  unpinning from Start menu,       password, 80–88. See also logon        Intel Application Accelerator,
      114–115                          password                              54–56
Outlook Express, 258–267             Administrator account, 372           memory upgrades and, 46–48
  automatic Messenger sign-in,       changing, 86, 87–88, 378             monitoring system, 45–46
      260                            cracking, 81, 82–84                  Remote Assistance, 486
  blocking Web Beacons,              deleting, 85                         system cache and, 53
      271–272                        deleting MSN Messenger, 249          tweaking computers, 46
  consolidating Identities,          disabling AutoComplete               virtual memory settings, 53–54
      265–266                            options, 222–224                 virus symptoms, 394
  desktop options for, 258–260       entering for Recovery Console,     Performance Options dialog box,
  downloading latest, 108                502–503                            49, 53
  forgets password, 267              hints for, 82, 84                  peripheral compatibility, 15
  importing messages for new         limitations of XP, 81              permissions, 383, 385
      users, 266                     logon, 81–82                       phishing, 270, 274
  organizing contacts, 264           memorable and secure, 84–85        photo albums, 346
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Photo Printing Wizard, 345–348         types of, 227                      privacy issues
pictures                               Windows Update and, 440               cookies, 421–423
   burning on CD, 335–337           portable computers                       Google, 230–231
   calculating number per page,        cleaning keyboard of, 471             Media Player, 284, 288
      346                              power settings for, 92–93             Messenger Allow and Block
   changing user account, 378          preventing theft of, 72–79                lists, 251
   decreasing download times,          showing power icon on                 Passport and, 29
      341–344                              taskbar, 93                       radio stations and, 301
   lighting shots for Webcam, 313      Soft Off buttons for, 91              recommended reading, 30
   ordering prints, 328–329            synchronizing files on, 14–15         registration and, 28
   placeholders for browser, 213    ports                                    spy cookies, 422–423
   placing on folder, 184–185          testing security of, 430              understanding P3P, 426,
   posting on Web, 348–349             used by Remote Assistance,                552–553
   printing, 345–348                       483                            Private sharing, 386, 387–388
   putting on desktop, 333–334         vulnerability of, 405              Product IDs, 36–39
   recovering on camera, 338–340    power management, 89–93               product key, 31–35
   renaming group of, 187–188          forcing power off on shut             identifying pirated, 36–38
   rotating, 328                           down, 91                          illustrated, 31
   Scanner and Camera Wizard           Stand By and Hibernate                locating, 32
      transfers, 326–329                   modes, 90–91                      marking on installation CD,
   scanning, 351–353                   standards for, 89–90                      34–35
   screen saver slideshow, 132,        timesaving settings for, 91–93        reconstructing, 33
      334–335                          turning off settings in BIOS, 90      typing in, 32
   taking of desktop, 139           Power Options Properties dialog          updating, 38–39
   transferring with Windows             box, 91                             verifying, 33–34
      Explorer, 329–330             PowerPoint presentations,             productivity
   using manufacturer’s software         172–173                             fine-tuning screen for, 66
      with, 327                     PowerToys. See TweakUI                   instant messaging and, 109, 246
   Webcam, 311–314                       PowerToys                        products
pinning programs to Start menu,     predefined keys, 530, 531                getting what you pay for,
     116–118                        pre-logon screen                             549–550
pirated copies of Windows XP           building, 73–76                       searching online for, 548–549
   bogus Product IDs, 36–37            editing Registry to create, 74        shipping numbers and
   installing legal copies over,       eliminating, 75                           confirmations, 550
      36–40                            function of, 72, 73                Professional Edition
   reporting to Microsoft, 34          illustrated, 73                       backup options, 14, 473–474,
pixels, 62, 341                        line breaks in, 75–76                     475, 478
Places bar on Open and Save         Prescot C-0 Stepping Patch, 11           changing password, 514
     dialog boxes, 188              presentations, 172–173                   disabling Simple File Sharing,
Platform for Privacy Preferences    previewing scanned images, 352               385
     (P3P), 426, 552                Print File List, 206–208                 Encrypted File System, 73, 81,
playlist, 304                       printer drivers, 462, 465                    513
pointers, 67                        printers, 470                            features exclusive to, 13–15
pop-up ads                          printing                                 Home Edition versus, 2
   evidence of scumware, 418           file list automatically, 206–207      in-place upgrade paths, 17
   Internet Explorer options for,      online shopping orders, 550           Local Users and Groups
      300–301, 440                     pictures, 345–348                         console, 372
                                                                                           Index      567
  maintaining password settings,   recovery CDs                           Registry Editor
     444–445                          users’ need for, 522                   case insensitivity of, 76
  NTFS file encryption, 14            using if product key                   navigating in, 534
  Remote Desktop, 13–14                  unavailable, 33                     patching bug in, 200–201
  Simple File Sharing and, 384     Recovery Console, 501–504                 using in Safe Mode, 498, 501
  synchronizing network files,     Recycle Bin                            reinstalling Windows XP, 514
     14–15                            deleting files in, 52               Remote Assistance, 482–486
Program Compatibility                 icon associated with full, 131         adjusting firewalls for, 483–484
    Mode, 546                         searching for lost files, 196–197      available with Home and
Program Compatibility Wizard,      reformatting hard drive, 10, 18               Professional Editions, 13
    542–545                        refresh rates, 66–67                      fine-tuning, 486
projects                           .reg file, 532, 533, 535                  illustrated, 485–486
  movie, 322                       regbase (registration database), 28       limitations of, 482–483
  video, 317                       registered owner and organization         Remote Desktop versus, 14
                                      changing, 537–538                      requesting and ending,
               Q                      viewing, 536–537
                                   registration
                                                                                 484–486
                                                                             security cautions, 486
question mark (?) wildcard, 195       activation versus, 25–26            Remote Desktop, 13–14
Quick Launch toolbar, 147–152         steps in, 28                        Remote tab (System Properties
  adding blank e-mail message      Registry, 529–535. See also                 dialog box), 14
      to, 152                           Registry Editor                   removable drive
  auto-hiding taskbar, 141, 149       about, 529–532                         scheduling backups to, 478, 480
  editing Screen Tips, 149–151        auto-starting programs in, 96          transferring files with, 22
  icons added to, 131                 backing up, 532–533, 535,           removing
  illustrated, 147                       540–541                             programs, 102–105
  opening documents from, 151         changing registered owner and          remnants of old program,
  organizing programs                    organization, 537–538                   105–106
      on, 148                         cleaning up remnants of old            Search Companion, 191
  placing, 145                           programs, 105–106                renaming group of files, 187–188
  programs on, 148                    data types, 531, 532                repairing Windows components,
  resizing, 149                       deleting entries on right-click          103
  showing, 142, 148                      menu, 208                        resetting password, 86
  Web pages on, 151–152               editing, 74, 530, 533               Resize Pictures dialog box, 344
                                      hiding Most Frequently Used         resizing
                                         list, 118                           dots on Address bar, 144
               R                      high level keys, 530, 531              images, 343–344
                                      modifying Windows Firewall             Quick Launch toolbar, 149
Read Only on the Network                 settings, 407–408                resolution. See also screen
     sharing, 386, 388–389            patching bug in, 200–201                 resolution
read receipts, 261–262                pre-logon screen edits, 74             changing scanner, 352
Real Media, 107                       repairs in Safe Mode, 498, 501         JPEG file sizes and, 342
reconstructing product keys, 33       revealing uninstaller entries,         resizing image, 343–344
recovering. See also Safe Mode           104                                 screen, 63–68
   from boot failures, 495–504        starting computer with              Restart, 57, 59
   deleted files, 52                     NumLock key “on,” 533–534        Restore Points. See System
   deleted photos, 338–340            System Restore Point for, 532,           Restore Points
   lost password, 510–515                533                              Restore Updates dialog box, 441
                                      turning off Disk Cleanup drive
                                         scan, 539–541
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restoring. See also System Restore      System Restore in, 498,           scumware. See also cookies;
   backups, 480                             500–501                            viruses
   desktop Themes, 49                   triggered by auto-starting           defined, 95, 417–418
   original welcome screen, 79              programs, 498, 501               recommended reading, 419
   system, 505–509                   sampling rates, 292, 293             search engines. See also Google
reusing searches, 195                Save dialog box, 188                    Help and Support Center, 489
right-click menu                     Save Movie Wizard, 325                  MSN Search, 229
   adding List Files action to,      Save Search dialog box, 195          search prefixes, 220
       203–204                       Save Web Page dialog box, 549        Search Results dialog box, 190, 195
   adding List Files by Extension    saving                               searching, 189–196
       program to, 205–206              changes in LogonStudio, 78           about, 189
   adding Print File List to,           high-resolution screen               changing or removing Search
       207–208                              settings, 68                         Companion, 191
   deleting listing entries             movies, 322, 324–325                 Copernic Desktop Search,
       on, 208                          recovered photos, 340                    197–198
   New, 132–133                         searches, 195                        file content and metadata,
Rip Options dialog box, 295          scanner, 350–356                            193–194
ripping CDs, 291–295                    cleaning, 468                        filenames, 192–193
   ethics of, 291–292                   dpi, 351                             finding lost files, 195–197
   file formats and sampling            file formats, 354                    Google’s Advanced Search,
       rates, 292–293                   producing quality images,                235–236
   steps for, 293–295                       351–353                          Help and Support Center,
RoboForm, 85                            setting up, 350–351                      488–490
rolling back device drivers, 462,    Scanner and Camera Wizard               online products, 548–549
     463–465                            deleting photos after transfer,      recommendations for, 191
root keys, 530, 531                         328–329                          saving and reusing searches,
routers, 358                            ordering photo prints, 328–329           195
running applications, 153–157           rotating photos on, 328              selecting Google search terms,
   allowing others to run               scanning images, 351–353                 234–235
       programs, 154–155                selecting, 327                       wildcards for, 194–195
   opening last-used Word               Webcam shots in, 312–313             Windows’ Advanced Search,
       document, 155–157             Scheduled Task Wizard, 448–449              190–191
   at Windows startup, 153–154       Scheduled Tasks folders, 455         SearchString, 219–220
                                     scheduling backups, 478–480          secure password, 84–85
               S                     screen resolution
                                        CRTs and, 63–68
                                                                          Secured Sockets Layer icon, 551
                                                                          security. See also firewalls;
Safe Mode, 497–501                      higher desktop resolution,             viruses
   about, 497–498                           67–68                            Baseline Security Analyzer,
   activating on reboot, 498–500        increasing software, 63, 64              430–431
   changing Administrator               saving high-resolution               daily attention to, 428
       account password,                    settings, 68                     disabling logon screen, 44
       514–515                          zoom function with, 64               firewall lockdown icons,
   Help and Support Center with,     screen savers, 132, 334–335                 406–408
       501                           Screen Tips, changing for Quick         Internet file sharing and
   illustrated, 499                       Launch toolbar, 149–151                hackers, 242
   Registry repairs in, 498, 501     screens. See monitors                   overriding e-mail attachment,
   restoring Windows in, 508         script debugging, 214                       266–267
                                                                                           Index      569
   password limitations, 81              Send To folder, 185–186             registration and, 28
   ports and, 430                        updating targets for, 137–138       spy cookies and, 422–423
   preventing laptop theft, 72–79     showing                             speech recognition, 100
   Remote Assistance and, 486            filename extensions, 175–177     spy cookies, 422–423
   setup with Service Pack 2, 12         pathnames on title bar,          Spybot-Search & Destroy, 11, 95,
   testing firewalls, 429–430                178–179                           418–419
   user accounts and, 372,               Quick Launch toolbar, 142, 148   SSID (Service Set Identifier), 368
       375–376                        shut down                           stamp tongs, 471
   Windows Update, 435–441               aborting fast, 59                Stand By mode, 90, 92
   wireless network, 364, 367–369        fast, 58–59                      start command switches, 206
Security Center. See Windows             forcing power off on, 91         Start menu, 113–125
     Security Center                  signatures for Outlook Express,        Activate Windows unlisted
security zones, 226–227                    262–263                               on, 27
Send To folder, 185–186               signed drivers, 461, 462               cascading and selecting items
Service Pack 2. See Windows XP        Simple File Sharing                        for, 122–124
     Service Pack 2                      Administrators Here Only            disabling animations, 48–49,
services, 95                                 folders, 388                        114
Set Program Access and Defaults          disabling, 385                      fly-out menus, 123
     icon, 121                           levels of sharing, 385–387          illustrated, 113
Settings dialog box, 215                 making folder private, 387–388      keyboard shortcuts for, 161
Setup Disks, creating, 526               overview, 384–387                   Most Frequently Used list,
Shareaza, 242–245, 405                   Read Only on the Network                117–118
Shared on This Computer                      folder or drive, 388–389        navigating, 114
     sharing, 387                        Wide Open folder or drive,          organizing programs on, 148
sharing drives and folders,                  389–390                         pinning programs to, 115–116
     383–390. See also file sharing   Slammer, 396                           rearranging All Programs,
     on Internet; Simple File         slave machines, 13–14                      118–122
     Sharing                          slideshows                             recommended items for,
   disabling Simple File Sharing,        burning CDs of, 337–338                 124–125
       385                               screen saver, 132, 334–335          unpinning programs from,
   levels of sharing, 385–387         Snadboy Revelation, 17                     114–115
   Simple File Sharing, 384–385       software firewalls, 410–411. See    Startup Control Panel, 99–100
ShieldsUp!, 429–430                        also firewalls; Windows        Startup Cop Pro, 99, 100
shortcut keys. See hot keys                Firewall                       startup disks, 521–526
Shortcut tab                          sorting                                about, 521–522
   application Properties dialog         characters and numbers, 177         boot file bypass disk, 522–524
       box, 150–152                      files, 181–183                      creating Setup Disks, 526
   folder Properties dialog box,      SP2. See Windows XP Service            DOS boot disks, 524–528
       168                                 Pack 2                            recovery CDs, 33, 522
shortcuts                             spam                                Startup folder
   from IE Address bar, 219–220          about, 268–269                      auto-starting programs in, 96
   moving to Startup folder, 154         avoiding, 270–273                   moving shortcuts to, 154
   one-click e-mail, 134–136             fighting, 273–274                Startup Monitor
   opening multiple programs or          filtering, 274–275                  preventing new auto-starting
       documents, 136–138                Hotmail and, 30, 269                    programs, 100–101
   removing unused desktop,              Passport and, 29                    stopping viruses and malware
       127, 128–129                      privacy issues and, 30                  with, 95
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static IP address, 20–21, 365       System Shutdown dialog box, 60       toolbars. See also Quick Launch
stealth software, 279, 280          system shutdowns                          toolbar
stock ticker, 131–132, 334             checking unexpected, 496–497         Google Toolbar, 230–234
STOP codes, 518, 519                   falling into Safe Mode, 497–498      navigating from cascading,
storage capacity of MP3 players,                                                145–146
     306
subpixels, 62–63
                                                    T                    transferring files and settings to
                                                                              Windows XP, 21–24
switchers, 358                      T.V. Media, 11, 417                  Trillian, 254–257
synchronizing media files, 308      Table of Contents for Help, 490         about, 107, 246
sysoc.inf, 110                      Task Manager. See Windows Task          installing, 255
system cache, 53                          Manager                           Messenger versus, 254–255
System File Checker, 496–497        taskbar                                 running, 255–257
system files, 178, 496–497              adding Address bar, 144–145      Trojans, 394
System Properties dialog box            auto-hiding, 141, 149            troubleshooting. See also
   changing owner and organiza-         customizing, 140–141                  emergencies
      tion displayed in, 536–538        grouping window buttons on,         auto-starting programs, 94–95
   disabling automatic error                142–143                         bad drivers, 459
      reporting, 50                     illustrated, 140                    blank or distorted monitor, 499
   viewing Product ID in, 37            locking/unlocking, 141              Blue Screen of Death, 518–519
   viewing Service Pack version         navigating from cascading           dirty scans, 353
      in, 10                                toolbar, 145–146                freezing during SP2 installa-
system recovery                         options for, 141–142                    tion, 11
   booting in Safe Mode, 498–500        showing power icon on, 93           Movie Maker freezes, 317, 318
   running Recovery Console,        Taskbar and Start Menu                  Outlook Express forgets
      502–504                             Properties dialog box, 115            password, 267
System Restore, 505–509. See also   templates                               patching bug in Registry,
     System Restore Points              creating hot key for, 171–172           200–201
   creating Restore Points,             locating easily, 152                photo transfer when camera
      462–463, 506–507              Temporarily Allow Pop-ups                   not recognized, 329
   limitations of, 505–506                option, 300–301, 440              reconstructing product key, 33
   restoring to Restore Point,      Temporary Internet Files, 52            Remote Assistance for, 482–486
      507–508                       terminating Remote Assistance,          repair installations, 39–40
   using in Safe Mode, 498,               486                               scanner installation, 351
      500–501                       testing security, 429–431               Service Pack 2 problems, 13
System Restore Points               threads in Google, 237                  too many photos to burn on
   creating, 462–463, 506–507       Thumbnails view, 179, 184, 185              CD, 336–337
   Last Known Good                  tilde (~), 75                           unexpected system shut-
      Configuration, 500–501, 508   Tiles view, 180                             downs, 496–497
   making for Registry, 532, 533    time delay with Webcam photos,          unsticking hot key assign-
   restoring to, 507–508                  313–314                               ments, 173–174
   setting before updating          timelines for movie, 322             Trusted sites dialog box, 226
      drivers, 462, 465             Timershot, 313–314                   Turn off computer screen, 57, 90
   unusual behavior when            title bar, 178–179                   turning off
      restored, 506                 titles for movies, 324                  animations, 48–49, 114
System Restore Wizard, 462–463,     Toolbar Options dialog box, 234         Google toolbar, 231
     508                                                                    script debugging, 214
                                                                                       Index     571
                                    upgrading, 15–21
turning off computer, 57–60. See
     also shut down                   BIOS, 10–11, 16, 17–18                          V
   fast shut down, 58–59              clean installs, 17–21            vacuuming your computer, 467
   forcing power off, 91              in-place upgrades, 15, 16–17     vCards, 263–264
   Stand By and Hibernate             memory, 46–48                    verifying product key, 33–34
      modes, 90–91                    Service Pack 2, 10               Veritas Backup Exec, 481
   standard method for, 57          uploading photos, 348–349          versions
tweaking computers                  USB hubs, 329–330                     Media Player, 283, 284
   changing registered owner and    USB ports, 368                        multiboot systems with
      organization, 537–538         user account. See also specific           multiple, 15–16
   disk controllers, 54–55              account                           Office application, 156
   Intel Application Accelerator,     about, 371–372                      Service Pack 2, 10–12
      54–56                           creating, 376–377                   verifying Movie Maker, 316
   noticing change after, 46          dummy account for Windows           Windows XP, 9
   Registry NumLock key tweak,            Scheduler, 442–444, 446         XP in-place upgrade paths, 17
      533–535                         function of different, 373–374   video, 316–318. See also Windows
   tweaking Windows Media             Guest, 380–382                        Movie Maker
      Player, 285–286                 hiding, 446                      Video Capture Wizard, 317
TweakUI                               logging on to Administrator,     video cards, 67
   customizing Open/Save dialog           379–380                      viewing
      boxes, 188                      modifying, 377–379                  all files and folders, 177–178
   editing New right-click menu       naming, 377–378                     privacy statements, 552–553
      in, 133                         password security for,              Windows Movie Maker movies,
   hiding user accounts, 446              374–375                             320
   removing account from              permissions for, 384                Windows Scheduler log,
      welcome screen, 379             removing from welcome                   449–450, 456
   SearchString, 219–220                  screen, 379                     XP registered owner and
TweakUI PowerToys                     security recommendations for,           organization, 536–537
   ClearType Tuner, 62, 63,               375–376                      views
      68–69                           types of, 372–373                   returning folders to original,
   Image Resizer, 343–344           User Accounts dialog box                  182–183
   using, 44–45                       Advanced tab, 87                    selecting in Windows Explorer,
                                      creating account password, 82           179–183
               U                      hiding Guest account, 381
                                      setting up new account,
                                                                       Views bar (Outlook Express), 259
                                                                       virtual memory
undeleting photo files, 338–340           376–377, 443–444                adjusting, 53–54
undoing hot key, 173–174              starting password reset disk        paging files and, 53, 54
uninstallShield, 104                      from, 511                    Virtual Memory dialog box, 54
unlocking                           user IDs for MSN Messenger,        viruses
  scanner lamp, 351                     248–249                           Administrator accounts and,
  taskbar, 141                      user interface                            375
Unused Desktop Shortcuts folder,      Outlook Express options,            checking for hoaxes, 397,
    127, 128–129                          258–260                             399–400
updating device drivers, 462–463      Trillian, 255–256                   detecting, 396–397
                                    userkey.psw file, 512                 file sharing and, 239
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viruses (continued)                  WEP encryption, 368, 370            Windows Firewall, 401–408
   filename extensions for, 176,     Wide Open sharing, 386, 389–390       about, 402
       399                           windows                               allowing Remote Assistance
   hoaxes and, 393–394                 arranging multiple, 138–139            communications, 483–484
   protecting against, 12, 397–399     grouping window buttons on          changing settings, 404–406
   stopping with Startup                  taskbar, 142–143                 General tab settings, 411–412
       Monitor, 95                   Windows 95 upgrades, 15               locking down computer with,
   symptoms of, 394–395              Windows 98/98SE, 15, 19–21               406–408
vision-saving tips for monitors,     Windows 2000, 13, 15, 21              permitting data through,
     61–62                           Windows components                       405–406
Visual Effects tab (Performance        adding, 106–107                     running multiple firewalls
     Options dialog box), 49           disabling Windows Messenger,           with, 410
volume licenses (VLs), 26, 32             109–110                          setting exceptions in, 403–404
                                       displaying hidden, 110              using, 411–413
               W                       manually installing Home
                                          Edition backup program,
                                                                           ZoneAlarm with, 413
                                                                         Windows Indexing Service, 197
Web Beacons, 269, 271–272                 474–475                        Windows Me, 15, 19–21
Web crawlers, 272                      repairing, 103                    Windows Media Player, 284–295.
Web sites                              replacing with non-Microsoft          See also ripping CDs
  Active Content from, 131–132            components, 107–108              adding songs to Library,
  buying music from, 296–298         Windows Components Wizard,               290–291
  downloading pages to cache,            107                               collecting IP addresses, 284,
     216–218                         Windows Explorer, 175–188                288
  favorite online shopping, 548        changing filename associations,     copying files to MP3 players,
  free sources of Help, 492               186–187                             307–308
  hot key to open, 168–169             copying files quickly, 185–186      installing, 284–285
  kid’s access to, 278–280             customizing folder behavior,        keyboard shortcuts for, 288
  opening from Quick Launch               184–185                          MP3 codec and, 292–293
     toolbar, 151–152                  customizing Open/Save dialog        picking songs to burn on CDs,
  P3P policies for, 426, 552–553          boxes, 188                          303–304
  parental control software,           keyboard shortcuts for, 161,        radio in, 299–301
     277–278                              162                              retrieving album information,
  pinning to Start menu, 115           opening and choosing Explore           287, 288, 294
  publishing movies on, 320               All Users, 119                   ripping CDs, 293–295
  uploading photos to, 348–349         pathnames on title bar,             running, 286–287
  viewing privacy report, 552–553         178–179                          searching for Media Library
Webcam, 311–318. See also              renaming group of files,               files with, 193
    pictures                              187–188                          searching for music on hard
  lighting shots for, 313              selecting views in, 179–183            drive, 289–290
  Messenger, 253                       showing filename extensions,        transferring music to MP3
  pictures with, 311–314                  175–177                             players, 306–308
  recording video with, 315–318        storing files on memory cards,      tweaking, 285–286
welcome screen                            330–332                        Windows Messenger
  brand your computer with, 73         transferring photos with,           adding contacts, 251–252
  customizing, 77–78                      329–330                          deleting automatic password,
  removing account from, 379           viewing all files and folders,         249
  restoring original, 79                  177–178                          disabling, 109–110
                                                                                           Index     573
  disabling automatic sign-in to       recommended settings, 12              older programs with, 542–546
      Outlook Express, 260             retrieving declined updates,          product key, 31–35
  features of, 253                         441                               quick restarts, 59
  initiating conversations,          Windows Setup screen, 18                registering, 28, 536–538
      252–253                        Windows Smart Network Key,              restarting and running Check
  MSN Messenger versus, 247              358                                    Disk, 454–455
  Remote Assistance requests,        Windows Task Manager                    restoring, 508
      484–486                          activating, 158                       Safe Mode, 497–498
  setting up account, 249–252          checking memory used in,              Service Pack 2, 10–13
  Trillian versus, 254–255                 47–48                             transferring files and settings
Windows Movie Maker, 315–325           illustrated, 45, 46, 47                  to, 21–24
  hardware requirements of, 319        monitoring performance,               turning off computer, 57
  illustrated, 319, 321, 322               45–46                             upgrading to, 15–21
  installing, 315–316                Windows Tweaks and Tips, 492         Windows XP Resource Kit, 519
  limitations of, 320                Windows Update, 435–441              Windows XP Service Pack 2
  recording video, 316–318             adding after repair installa-         clean installs of, 15
  recovering from freeze, 317, 318         tions, 40                         installing, 10–12
  saving movies, 324–325               Automatic Updates options,            recovering from problems, 13
  titles and credits in, 324               436–438                           setting up, 12
  transitions and effects, 323         downloading big updates,              Shareaza with, 243
  verifying version, 316                   438–440                           upgrading bootleg systems, 36
  viewing movies made with, 320        faulty updates, 46                    Wireless Network Setup
  Windows NT 4, 13, 15                 installing declined updates,             Wizard, 367–369
  working with clips, 320–322              441                            WindowsSecrets Newsletter,
Windows Product Activation, 26         installing drivers from,                492
Windows Scheduler, 442–450                 462–463                        winword.exe, 156, 157
  hiding dummy account for, 446        Microsoft Patch Reliability        wireless access points, 357
  password for, 442, 444–446, 449          Ratings, 440                   wireless broadband routers,
  running Check Disk, 455–456          mini updates, 440–441                   358
  running Cleanup and Defrag           researching driver reliability,    Wireless Network Setup Wizard,
      with, 51                             460–462                             367–370
  scheduling backups, 478–480          Service Pack 2, 11                 wireless networks
  scheduling cleanups, 448–450       Windows Update Catalog,                 base station set up, 359
  setting up account for, 442–444        438–440                             802.11b/g standards, 358
  viewing log, 449–450, 456          Windows XP. See also Home               entering security setup info
Windows Search. See also                 Edition; pirated copies of             manually, 369–370
    searching                            Windows XP; Professional            Network Setup Wizard,
  Advanced Search, 190–191               Edition                                359–363
  launching, 204                       activating, 25–28                     security set up for, 367–369
  limitations of, 189                  bogus Product IDs for, 36–37          security vulnerabilities of,
  using, 193–194                       choosing edition, 2, 13–15               364, 367
Windows Security Alert, 244, 402       clean installs, 17–21                 speed of, 358
Windows Security Center. See           getting copies from OEM, 522       WMA file format, 292, 293,
    also Windows Update                in-place upgrades for, 16–17            296–298
  antivirus programs and, 399          installing from Setup Disks, 526   WMV file format, 320, 324
  options for Automatic                multiple versions on multiboot     Word, 193
      Updates, 436–437                     systems, 15–16                 worms, 239, 394, 396
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writing programs
  automatically printing file list,
                                                    X                                 Z
      206–207                         XP. See Windows XP               .zip filename extension, 186
  listing files by extension,                                          ZipBackup, 14, 473, 481
      204–205                                                          zipped folders, 186
  showing directory listings,                                          ZoneAlarm, 413–416, 483
      202–203                                                          zoom, 64, 65

				
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