Windows XP annoyances for geeks / David A. Karp.

Karp, David A. (David Aaron)
Sebastopol, California : O'Reilly, 2005.
1 online resource (672 p.)
2nd ed.

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Other Title:
Windows XP annoyances.
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In an ideal world, an operating system would do its job in the background, while you did yours in the foreground. In reality, though, operating systems often get in the way, fouling up the process at the most inopportune times. And Windows XP is no exception. O'Reilly's popular series for customizing and troubleshooting Windows once again comes to the rescue with Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks. Offering dozens of on-target tips, workarounds, and warnings, Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks allows users to improve their overall experience with the Windows XP operati
Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks, 2nd Edition; How This Book Came to Be; Organization of This Book; Getting the Most Out of This Book; Software Depository; Using Code Examples; Conventions Used in This Book; Request for Comments; Acknowledgments; 1. Getting Started with Windows XP; 1.2. Windows Editions and Service Packs; 1.3. What You Get with Windows XP; 1.4. Installing Windows XP; 1.4.2. Upgrading from a Previous Version of Windows; 1.4.3. Installing from the Command Prompt; 1.4.4. Reinstalling Windows XP; 1.4.5. Dealing with Potential Problems During Setup
1.4.6. Setting Up a Dual-Boot System1.4.7. Activating Windows XP; 1.5. Migrating to Windows XP; 1.5.2. Adjusting Windows XP to Smooth Out the Migration; 2. Basic Explorer Coping Skills; 2.1.2. Force Explorer to Remember Its Own Settings; 2.1.3. Helpful Explorer Keystrokes; 2.1.4. Convince Explorer to Start with the Folder You Want; Exploring in context; 2.2. Handling Files and Folders; 2.2.2. Copy or Move to a Specified Path; Solution 2: Use cut, copy, and paste; Solution 3: Use the Explorer toolbar; Solution 4: Use a third-party add-on
2.2.3. Make a Duplicate of a File or Folder2.2.4. More Ways to Rename Files; Solution 2: Use the Command Prompt; Solution 3: Use a third-party add-on; 2.2.5. Make It Easier to Delete Files; 2.2.6. How to Delete or Replace In-Use Files; Solution 2: Use the Command Prompt; Solution 3: Brute force; Solution 4: Use the Safe Mode with Command Prompt; Solution 5: Use the Recovery Console; Solution 6: Use Wininit.ini; 2.2.7. Fix the Search Tool; Part 2: The Search pane in Explorer; Part 3: Search tips
2.2.8. A Crash Course on File Organization2.2.9. Working with ZIP Files; 2.2.10. Clean up Windows Shortcuts; Part 2: More complete control; 2.3. Customizing the Interface; Part 2: Themes; Part 3: Styles and skins; Solution 1: Create your own styles with WindowBlinds; Solution 2: Poor-man&s custom styles; Special case: When an application ignores your selected style; 2.3.2. Make the Control Panel More Accessible; Part 2: Make shortcuts to Control Panel icons; Part 3: Search tips Solution 4: Remove unwanted Control Panel icons2.3.2.5. Part 5: Add a cascading Control Panel menu to the Start Menu; 2.3.3. Massaging the Start Menu; Customizing the Classic Start Menu; Sorting Start Menu items; Dealing with overflow: scrolling vs. multiple columns; Alternatives to the Start Menu; 2.3.4. Refresh the Desktop Without Restarting Windows; Solution 2; Solution 3; 2.3.5. Customize the Windows Startup Logo; 3. The Registry; 3.2. The Structure of the Registry; 3.3. Registry Procedures
3.3.2. Finding the Right Registry Key
At head of title on cover: Tips, secrets and solutions.
Includes index.
Description based on print version record.