By Ed Bott

Ed Bott and Carl Siechert have mixed their huge abilities for generating user-level documentation in developing Microsoft home windows XP within Out. some of the most conscientiously researched books on home windows XP so far, this huge quantity has the entire info and tactics so much daily clients of the working method will wish. With its properly formatted how-to directions, unique documentation of command-line instructions, clever explanatory textual content, and vast scope, this publication makes an exceptional reference for a relations or enterprise that makes use of home windows XP broadly. Even the illustrations are extra necessary than traditional, principally as the writer has long past to the difficulty of annotating lots of them with guidelines and labels.Bott and Siechert care for the main debatable positive factors of home windows XP, significantly product activation, in a simple means. they only clarify what activation is for, inform how one can move approximately it, and movement on. if you are an influence consumer drawn to getting round activation and appearing different unsanctioned hacks, search for your info in on-line newsletters. This publication performs by means of Microsoft's principles, and that is wonderful. it truly is seen that the authors have had entry to home windows XP for your time, and spent loads of time exploring its new gains. anticipate this booklet to provide an explanation for the entire set of home windows XP's gains - even the fascinating networking stuff - in phrases you could simply stick to

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If your system currently contains a working version of Windows XP, you’ll see a screen that offers to repair the installation for you. Press Esc to bypass this screen and reach a disk setup screen similar to the one shown in Figure 2-2. 22 Part 1: Setup and Startup Installing and Configuring Windows XP Troubleshooting Your system crashes after text-mode setup is complete. Chapter 2 The most common cause of a Stop error (also known as the Blue Screen of Death, or BSOD) during Setup is a missing or incompatible driver for a disk subsystem.

Customizing Command Prompt Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . Setting the Window Size and Position . . . . . . . . . . . Selecting a Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Setting Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Setting Other Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1191 1192 1192 1193 1194 1195 1196 1199 1200 1201 1201 1202 1203 1204 1205 1206 1206 Appendix C Using and Customizing Microsoft Management Console 1209 Running MMC Consoles .

If your computer includes a high-performance IDE controller (typically identified in the BIOS as ATA-66, ATA-100, or SATA) or an SCSI boot device, Windows XP might not include a compatible driver for that controller. The best solution to this dilemma is to download a driver that is compatible with Windows XP (in most cases, a driver designed for Windows 2000 will work just as well). Copy the driver files to a floppy disk, and restart your system. When text-mode setup begins, look for a prompt along the bottom of the screen that asks you whether you have a storage device that uses a custom driver.

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