At Last! A Book for Intermediate Users! Do you find Windows XPfrustrating? You're not alone. Best-selling author Dan Gookin lays bare thebest (and worst) of Windows XP in this book for users who want to work faster, easier, and smarter. If you want 'real help' dealing with Windows XP'simperfections, take a deep breath and let Dan be your guide. Using easy-to-followinstructions, Dan reveals alternative (and better) ways of completing particulartasks, shows you how to use powerful productivity-increasing commands, andteaches you how to configure Windows to suit your needs. You'll also learnhow Windows works so that you can always remain one step ahead of it. 'DanGookin's Naked Windows XP' transforms you into a more expert, dynamic, and headache-free user. Expert Advice That Will Change Life As YouKnow It (for the Better)Why the System Configurationutility is a buried treasure...and what it can do for youWhippingInternet Explorer into shapeDinking with and wrangling theTaskbarSending the Quick Launch bar to obedience schoolFixing, pruning, and grafting menusMaking the Desktop your ownProtecting files fromdeath, destruction, or mere accidental erasureTeaching the Notification Areato obey your whimSecrets and solutions for working with images andgraphicsHow MediaPlayer's playlists can make your lifeeasierCuring those Internet connection bluesHow to say'No!' to spamDisk management chores you really need to doAnd much more! Officially launched Oct 25th 2001, Windows XP has already garnered PC Magazine's prestigious yearly Award for Technical Excellence for Best Desktop Software. Offered in both Home and Professional editions, new features include Internet Explorer 6, the Photo Printing Wizard, and Windows Media Player 8, which includes DVD playback and CD burning utilities. Advanced features include a Network Setup Wizard, and Internet Connection Sharing and Firewall support. Home Edition makes it easier for families to set-up and switch between individual, personalized accounts, search for particular files and customize the way they manage files and folders. To address the needs of business users, Windows XP Pro boasts advanced networking features encryption, security for virtual private networks, and system administration tools.