Although most components of Microsoft's new operating system Windows XP remain essentially the same as Windows 98 and Me, some users may still find it a little too different for their liking. In this case, a reference guide like How to Do Everything with Windows could help aid the transition process.
This easy-to-follow, not too technical resource is aimed primarily at the new or intermediate computer user. The book attempts to explain every little intricacy of the system, from the Desktop and Taskbar to the built-in Firewall settings and Remote Desktop Management features, as well as networking functionality.
How to Do Everything with Windows XP can be used as a quick reference, letting you jump from topic to topic, thanks to the clear chapter headings and page numbers located directly on the inside front cover - no need to flick through to the contents pages.
Screenshots are black and white and, where applicable, there is an image relating to the part of the operating system that the author is discussing.
A neat little addition is the tips that are interspersed throughout the chapters. Handy appendices contain keyboard shortcuts and cover installation methods as well as activation.
At 520 pages, the book is hefty - yet not too cumbersome to carry around - and is a great reference for new or intermediate computer users looking to get a bit of a head start on XP.