Windows XP Home Edition is Microsoft's next generation operating system for home users. Unlike Windows 95/98/Me, Windows XP Home Edition is based on the same code as Windows NT/2000, a more reliable and powerful system. Windows XP 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. Other exciting 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. The Only Windows XP Home Edition Resource You Need--Now Updated and ExpandedHere's the insider knowledge you need to make the most of Microsoft's powerful home operating system, whether you're moving straight to XP or upgrading from Windows 98 or Me. Combining a fully visual treatment of essential XP skills with detailed explanations of the 'whys' behind Windows configuration, this comprehensive guide delivers full coverage of every topic from installation and networking, to backup and multimedia.Coverage includes: Upgrading from Windows 98 or MePerforming a clean installationTaking full advantage of XP multi-user supportCustomizing WindowsInstalling, removing, and running programsSecurely sharing filesAdding hardware and installing driversConnecting your computer or network to the InternetSending secure email and minimizing spamChatting using text, voice, and videoGetting and giving help via the InternetEnjoying audio, video, and DVDsBurning audio and data CDsBuilding a secure home networkUsing Microsoft PowerToysUsing VPNs and connecting to a company networkWindows XP 'Essential Skills'The 'Essential Skills' section contains step-by-step visual instructions for performing 37 essential tasks in XP, from logging on and off and using Fast User Switching to burning CDs, installing and removing programs, using the System Restore feature, and much more.