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Windows XP Hacks. Tips & Tools for Customizing and Optimizing Your OS. 2nd Edition
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Autor: Preston Gralla
ISBN: 978-0-5965-5320-3
stron: 574, Format: ebook
Data wydania: 2005-02-23
Księgarnia: Helion

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A smart collection of insider tips and tricks, Windows XP Hacks, Second Edition covers the XP operating system from start to finish. Among the multitude of topics addressed, this must-have resource includes extensive coverage of hot-button issues such as:

  • security
  • web browsing
  • controlling the control panel
  • removing uninstallable XP components
  • pop-up ads
You'll also find timesaving hacks for file distribution; digital media, such as iTunes; and high-visibility web software, services, and exploits that have emerged since the book's last edition. Each hack in the book can be read easily in just a few minutes, saving countless hours of searching for the right answer.Now completely revised and updated to cover Service Pack 2 (SP2), the second edition of this bestseller carefully breaks down the new features that come with SP2, including IE pop-up blocker, Windows Firewall, and the new wireless client.Written by Preston Gralla, the compact and affordable Windows XP Hacks, Second Edition provides direct, hands-on solutions that can be applied to the challenges facing XP beginners, as well as the more experienced power user. Each year, Windows XP is pre-installed on 90 million PCs worldwide, making it the world's most popular operating system.

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  • Windows XP Hacks, 2nd Edition
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    • Credits
      • About the Author
      • Contributors
      • Acknowledgments
    • Preface
      • How to Use This Book
      • How This Book Is Organized
      • Conventions Used in This Book
      • Using Code Examples
      • Safari Enabled
      • How to Contact Us
      • Got a Hack?
    • 1. Startup and Shutdown
      • 1.1. Hacks 1-7
      • Hack #1. Customize Multiboot Startup Options
        • 1.2.1. Editing Files
        • 1.2.2. Create a Startup Menu Even If You Have Only One Operating System
        • 1.2.3. See Also
      • Hack #2. Change the Picture That Appears on the XP Startup Screen
        • 1.3.1. Choose from Multiple Splash Screens on Startup
        • 1.3.2. Build a Startup Screen from Any Graphic
        • 1.3.3. See Also
      • Hack #3. Speed Up Boot and Shutdown Times
        • 1.4.1. Perform a Boot Defragment
        • 1.4.2. Hack Your BIOS for Faster Startups
        • 1.4.3. Fine-Tune Your Registry for Faster Startups
        • 1.4.4. Speed Up Shutdown Times
      • Hack #4. Halt Startup Programs and Services
        • 1.5.1. Eliminating Programs That Run at Startup
          • 1.5.1.1. Cleaning out the Startup folder
          • 1.5.1.2. Using the System Configuration Utility
          • 1.5.1.3. Using the Registry to halt programs running on startup
        • 1.5.2. Disabling Services That Run at Startup
      • Hack #6. Create Multiple Startup Profiles with Advanced Startup Manager
        • 1.6.1. See Also
      • Hack #6. Miscellaneous Startup and Shutdown Hacks
        • 1.7.1. Create One-Click Shutdown and Reboot Shortcuts
        • 1.7.2. Automatically Turn On Num Lock, Scroll Lock, and Caps Lock
        • 1.7.3. Stop Error Messages from Displaying on Startup
        • 1.7.4. Give More Time for Processes to Close at Shutdown
      • Hack #7. Control User Logins by Hacking the Registry
    • 2. The User Interface
      • 2.1. Hacks 8-20
      • Hack #8. Customize the GUI with Tweak UI
        • 2.2.1. Create a Speedy, Stripped-Down Interface with Tweak UI
      • Hack #9. Control the Control Panel
        • 2.3.1. Hide Unused Applets with the Registry
        • 2.3.2. Hide Unused Applets with XP Pros Group Policy Editor
        • 2.3.3. Recategorize Control Panel Applets
        • 2.3.4. Display Control Panel Applets in a Cascading Menu
        • 2.3.5. Build Customized Control Panels
      • Hack #10. Hack the Start Menu and Taskbar
        • 2.4.1. Hack the Taskbar with Tweak UI
      • Hack #11. Clean Up the Most Frequently Used Programs List
        • 2.5.1. Banning Programs from the List
          • 2.5.1.1. Another use for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications
          • 2.5.1.2. Ban programs from the Most Frequently Used Programs List with Tweak UI
        • 2.5.2. Change the Number of Programs That Appear on the List
        • 2.5.3. Make Room for the Pinned Programs List
      • Hack #12. Rename and Change "Unchangeable" Desktop Icons and System Objects
        • 2.6.1. The Registry to the Rescue
        • 2.6.2. Change the Desktop Icons of System Objects
      • Hack #13. Remove "Nonremovable" Desktop Icons
      • Hack #14. Hack Your Way Through the Interface
        • 2.8.1. Hide All Icons in the Notification Area
        • 2.8.2. Hide Only Certain Icons in the Notification Area
        • 2.8.3. Add Specific Folders to the Open Dialog Box
        • 2.8.4. Turn Off System Beeps
        • 2.8.5. Use Your Own Graphic for Your User Account
      • Hack #15. Remove "Uninstallable" XP Utilities
        • 2.9.1. Hide Components You Don't Want to Be Uninstalled
      • Hack #16. Make Your PC Work Like a Mac
        • 2.10.1. Get a Mac-Like Boot Screen
        • 2.10.2. Changing the Logon Screen
        • 2.10.3. Changing the Appearance of Windows and Menus
        • 2.10.4. Give Your PC Mac-Like Features
          • 2.10.4.1. Konfabulator
          • 2.10.4.2. Switching between windows and applications
          • 2.10.4.3. The Dock
        • 2.10.5. The Results
        • 2.10.6. See Also
      • Hack #17. Create Your Own XP Themes and Find Thousands Online
        • 2.11.1. Roll Your Own Themes
        • 2.11.2. Get XP Themes Online
          • 2.11.2.1. These are a few of my favorite themes
        • 2.11.3. See Also
      • Hack #18. Give XP a Makeover with WindowBlinds
        • 2.12.1. Downloading Skins from the Internet
        • 2.12.2. Creating Your Own WindowBlinds Skins
      • Hack #19. Make Your Own Cursors and Icons
        • 2.13.1. See Also
      • Hack #20. Instant Linux
        • 2.14.1. Download Knoppix
        • 2.14.2. Boot Knoppix from a CD
        • 2.14.3. Boot Knoppix from a Floppy
        • 2.14.4. The Knoppix Boot Prompt
        • 2.14.5. Explore the Desktop
          • 2.14.5.1. The desktop
          • 2.14.5.2. The K Menu
          • 2.14.5.3. The panel
        • 2.14.6. See Also
    • 3. Windows Explorer
      • 3.1. Hacks 21-31
      • Hack #21. Generate Folder and File Listings for Printing or Editing
        • 3.2.1. Alternative Method for Users of Outlook XP
      • Hack #22. Control Windows Explorer with Command-Line Shortcuts
        • 3.3.1. Create Desktop Shortcuts for Explorer
        • 3.3.2. Using Globally Unique Identifiers with Command-Line Switches
      • Hack #23. Empower Windows Explorer with PowerDesk Pro
      • Hack #24. Better File Rename
      • Hack #25. Find Files Faster by Mastering the Indexing Service's Query Language
        • 3.6.1. Using the Indexing Service's Query Language
        • 3.6.2. Searching Using Properties
        • 3.6.3. Searching Using Operators and Expressions
        • 3.6.4. Ranking the Order of Search Results
        • 3.6.5. Editing the Indexing Service's "Noise" Filter
      • Hack #26. Force Windows Explorer into True Usefulness
        • 3.7.1. Add Shortcut Menu Items to Specific File Types
        • 3.7.2. Add Global Shortcut Menu Items to All File Types
        • 3.7.3. Edit File Association Actions
        • 3.7.4. Remove Context Menu Items from Explorer
        • 3.7.5. Organize the All Programs Menu with Explorer
      • Hack #27. Customize Folder Icons and Balloon Text
      • Hack #28. A Power User's Hidden Weapon: Improve the Context Menu
        • 3.9.1. Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder Context Menu Options
        • 3.9.2. Add and Remove Destinations for the Send To Option
        • 3.9.3. Open the Command Prompt from the Right-Click Menu
        • 3.9.4. Clean Up the Open With Option
      • Hack #29. Take Your Work on the Go with Offline Files and the Briefcase
        • 3.10.1. On-Demand and Scheduled Synchronizations
        • 3.10.2. Use the Briefcase for Mobile File Transfers
        • 3.10.3. A Closer Look at the Briefcase
        • 3.10.4. See Also
      • Hack #30. Get More Hard-Disk Space by Using NTFS Compression
        • 3.11.1. How Compressing Folders Affects Underlying Files
        • 3.11.2. Checking How Much Disk Space NTFS Compression Saves
        • 3.11.3. When to Use Zip Files and When to Use NTFS Compression
        • 3.11.4. Convert Your Hard Disk to NTFS
        • 3.11.5. Hacking the Hack
      • Hack #31. Put a Command-Line Prompt on Your Desktop
        • 3.12.1. See Also
    • 4. The Web
      • 4.1. Hacks 32-48
      • Hack #32. Give Internet Explorer a Face-Lift
        • 4.2.1. Change the Internet Explorer Logo
        • 4.2.2. Add a Background to the Internet Explorer Toolbar
        • 4.2.3. Change the Text of Internet Explorer's Titlebar
      • Hack #33. Stop Pop Ups with SP2and Without It
        • 4.3.1. Use SP2's Built-In Pop-Up Blocker
        • 4.3.2. Download Software to Stop Pop Ups in IE
        • 4.3.3. Ditch IE: Use a Different Browser to Stop Pop Ups
          • 4.3.3.1. Opera
          • 4.3.3.2. Mozilla
          • 4.3.3.3. Firefox
        • 4.3.4. Stop Messenger Service Pop Ups
        • 4.3.5. See Also
      • Hack #34. Kill Spyware and Web Bugs
        • 4.4.1. Watch Out for Web Bugs
        • 4.4.2. Protect Yourself Against Spyware
        • 4.4.3. See Also
      • Hack #35. Take a Bite Out of Cookies
        • 4.5.1. Customizing IE Cookie-Handling
        • 4.5.2. Export, Import, or Back Up Your Cookies
        • 4.5.3. Examine and Delete Cookies Manually
        • 4.5.4. Get a Third-Party Cookie Manager
        • 4.5.5. Opt Out of Cookie-Based Ad Networks
        • 4.5.6. See Also
      • Hack #36. Surf Anonymously Without a Trace
        • 4.6.1. Web-Based Anonymizer
        • 4.6.2. Use Internet Explorer for Anonymous Surfing
        • 4.6.3. Get Software for Anonymous Surfing
        • 4.6.4. See Also
      • Hack #37. Don't Get Reeled In by Phishers
        • 4.7.1. What You Can Do About It
        • 4.7.2. Hacking the Hack
        • 4.7.3. See Also
      • Hack #38. Read Web Pages Offline
        • 4.8.1. Reading Web Pages Offline Using IE
        • 4.8.2. Save Web Pages in an Offline Database with Add-Ins
      • Hack #39. Hack Internet Explorer with the Group Policy Editor
        • 4.9.1. Browser User Interface
        • 4.9.2. Connection
        • 4.9.3. URLs
        • 4.9.4. Security
        • 4.9.5. Programs
      • Hack #40. Speed Up File Downloads
      • Hack #41. Secrets of Web Site Hosting with Internet Information Services (IIS)
        • 4.11.1. Change the Directory and Do a Redirect
        • 4.11.2. Redirect Incorrect Incoming URLs
        • 4.11.3. Use Caching for Better Performance
        • 4.11.4. See Also
      • Hack #42. Surf the Internet Ad-Free
        • 4.12.1. Use a HOSTS File to Kill Ads
        • 4.12.2. Use Ad-Blocking Software
        • 4.12.3. Hacking the Hack
        • 4.12.4. See Also
      • Hack #43. Hack Firefox
        • 4.13.1. Using Firefox Extensions
        • 4.13.2. Hacking the Firefox Interface
          • 4.13.2.1. Put your own graphic on the Firefox toolbar
          • 4.13.2.2. Make it easier to find the active tab
          • 4.13.2.3. Change the width of the search bar
          • 4.13.2.4. Move the sidebar to the right
        • 4.13.3. See Also
      • Hack #44. Build Your Own Firefox Search Engine
        • 4.14.1. Hacking the Hack
        • 4.14.2. See Also
      • Hack #45. Google Your Desktop
        • 4.15.1. Installing the Google Desktop
        • 4.15.2. Searching Your Desktop
        • 4.15.3. Google Desktop Search Syntax
        • 4.15.4. Searching the Web
        • 4.15.5. Behind the Scenes
        • 4.15.6. Twiddling Knobs and Setting Preferences
        • 4.15.7. See Also
      • Hack #46. Out-Google Google with MSN Desktop Search
        • 4.16.1. Installing MSN Desktop Search
        • 4.16.2. Searching Your PC
        • 4.16.3. MSN Desktop Search Syntax
        • 4.16.4. Turning Indexing On and Off
        • 4.16.5. Hacking the Hack
        • 4.16.6. See Also
      • Hack #47. Better Internet Searching from Your Desktop
        • 4.17.1. Google Toolbar
        • 4.17.2. Mastering the Search Companion
        • 4.17.3. See Also
      • Hack #48. Run Java Applets Without Crashes or Problems
        • 4.18.1. Make Sure You Have a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Installed
        • 4.18.2. Uninstall Older JVM Versions
          • 4.18.2.1. Uninstalling an old Sun JVM
          • 4.18.2.2. Uninstalling the Microsoft VM
        • 4.18.3. Change Your Display Settings
    • 5. Networking
      • 5.1. Hacks 49-58
      • Hack #49. Tweak DNS Settings for Faster Internet Access
        • 5.2.1. Speed Up Web Access with a HOSTS File
        • 5.2.2. Adjust XP's DNS Cache Settings
        • 5.2.3. Fix DNS Problems
      • Hack #50. Optimize Your Home Router
        • 5.3.1. Special Hub/Router Settings for DSL Access
        • 5.3.2. Settings for Using a VPN
        • 5.3.3. Enable Specific Internet Services: Port Forwarding
        • 5.3.4. Cloning a MAC Address for Your Router
        • 5.3.5. Manage Your Network's Bandwidth
      • Hack #51. Troubleshoot Network Connections with ping, tracert, and pathping
        • 5.4.1. Troubleshoot TCP/IP Problems with ping
        • 5.4.2. Trace Your Network and Internet Data Path with tracert
        • 5.4.3. Troubleshoot Network Problems with pathping
        • 5.4.4. See Also
      • Hack #52. Troubleshoot Network Connections with netsh, netstat, and ipconfig
        • 5.5.1. Use netsh to Troubleshoot Network and Internet Connections
        • 5.5.2. Use netstat to Get Information About Open Network Connections
        • 5.5.3. Use ipconfig to Troubleshoot TCP/IP
        • 5.5.4. See Also
      • Hack #53. Speed Up Network Browsing
      • Hack #54. Control Another PC with Remote Access
        • 5.7.1. Configuring the Windows XP Remote Server
        • 5.7.2. Setting Up the Remote Client
      • Hack #55. Make Servers Always Available by Mapping a Hostname to a Dynamic IP Address
        • 5.8.1. See Also
      • Hack #56. Renew Your DHCP-Assigned IP Address
      • Hack #57. Repair a Broken TCP/IP Connection
      • Hack #58. VoIP Hacks
        • 5.11.1. Troubleshoot VoIP Phone/Home Router Problems
        • 5.11.2. Get Your Vonage IP Phone to Work with DSL
        • 5.11.3. Cut Your DSL Costs with VoIP
        • 5.11.4. Make Skype Calls at Work
    • 6. Email
      • 6.1. Hacks 59-64
      • Hack #59. Slam That Spam
        • 6.2.1. Peer-to-Peer Technology Fights Spam
        • 6.2.2. Slam Spam Before It Starts
        • 6.2.3. Viewing Mail Header Information in Outlook and Outlook Express
        • 6.2.4. Handling Spam in Outlook Express
        • 6.2.5. Handling Spam in Outlook
        • 6.2.6. See Also
      • Hack #60. Open Blocked File Attachments in Outlook and Outlook Express
        • 6.3.1. Force Outlook to Let You Open Blocked File Attachments
        • 6.3.2. Force Outlook Express to Let You Open Blocked File Attachments
      • Hack #61. Back Up and Restore Outlook and Outlook Express Datafiles
        • 6.4.1. Backing Up Outlook Manually
        • 6.4.2. Backing Up Outlook Express Manually
        • 6.4.3. Backing Up Outlook and Outlook Express Using Add-In Software
        • 6.4.4. See Also
      • Hack #62. Retrieve Web-Based Email with Your Email Software
        • 6.5.1. Getting Yahoo! Mail with YahooPOPs!
        • 6.5.2. Getting Hotmail Mail with Hotmail Popper
      • Hack #63. Gmail Hacks
        • 6.6.1. Import Your Contacts into Gmail
        • 6.6.2. Use Gmail as a POP3 Account
        • 6.6.3. Use Gmail as a Virtual Hard Drive
        • 6.6.4. See Also
      • Hack #64. Fire Outlook and Outlook Express
        • 6.7.1. Check Your Mood with Eudora
        • 6.7.2. Move Forward to the Past with Pegasus
        • 6.7.3. Use Open Source Thunderbird
        • 6.7.4. See Also
    • 7. Wireless
      • 7.1. Hacks 65-74
      • Hack #65. Go War-Driving for WiFi Access
        • 7.2.1. Mapping Wireless Networks
        • 7.2.2. Building a Homemade Wireless Cantenna for War-Driving
        • 7.2.3. See Also
      • Hack #66. Extend the Range of Your Wireless Network
        • 7.3.1. See Also
      • Hack #67. Check WiFi Network Performance with Qcheck to Help Improve Throughput
        • 7.4.1. See Also
      • Hack #68. Protect Your Home WiFi Network
        • 7.5.1. Stop Broadcasting Your Network's SSID
        • 7.5.2. Limit the Number of IP Addresses on Your Network
        • 7.5.3. Check and Filter MAC Addresses
        • 7.5.4. Check Your Router Logs and Traffic
        • 7.5.5. Get Back at the Attacker
        • 7.5.6. Hacking the Hack
        • 7.5.7. See Also
      • Hack #69. Enable WiFi Encryption
        • 7.6.1. Setting Up WEP Encryption
        • 7.6.2. Setting Up WPA Encryption
        • 7.6.3. See Also
      • Hack #70. Stop Moochers from Stealing Your WiFi Bandwidth
        • 7.7.1. Hacking the Hack
        • 7.7.2. See Also
      • Hack #71. Solve Hotspot Woes
        • 7.8.1. Sending Mail from Hotspots
        • 7.8.2. Stop Hotspot Stuttering
        • 7.8.3. Hacking the Hack
      • Hack #72. Set Up Bluetooth on XP
        • 7.9.1. Installing Bluetooth
        • 7.9.2. Securing Your Bluetooth Connection
        • 7.9.3. Networking with Bluetooth
        • 7.9.4. See Also
      • Hack #73. Connect to the Internet with a Bluetooth Phone
      • Hack #74. Set Up an Ad Hoc WiFi Network
        • 7.11.1. Bluetooth File Transfers
        • 7.11.2. Hacking the Hack
    • 8. Security
      • 8.1. Hacks 75-82
      • Hack #75. Hide Folders and Files with the Encrypting File System
        • 8.2.1. Encrypting Files and Folders
        • 8.2.2. Decrypting Files and Folders
        • 8.2.3. Letting Others Use Your Encrypted Files
        • 8.2.4. Encrypting and Decrypting from the Command Line
      • Hack #76. Test Your Security with Shields UP!
      • Hack #77. Protect Your Computer with the New Windows Firewall
        • 8.4.1. Allow Programs to Bypass the Firewall
        • 8.4.2. Track Firewall Activity with a Windows Firewall Log
        • 8.4.3. Watch Out for Problems with Email and the Windows Firewall
        • 8.4.4. Hacking the Hack
        • 8.4.5. See Also
      • Hack #78. ZoneAlarm: The World's Best Free Firewall
        • 8.5.1. Configuring ZoneAlarm to Block Trojans
        • 8.5.2. See Also
      • Hack #79. Use a Proxy Server to Protect Your PC
        • 8.6.1. Hacking the Hack
        • 8.6.2. See Also
      • Hack #80. Punch an Escape Hole Through Your Firewall
        • 8.7.1. Fix the Windows Firewall's Disabling of File Sharing
        • 8.7.2. Allow Diagnostic Services to Bypass the Firewall
        • 8.7.3. Punch a Hole Through ZoneAlarm
        • 8.7.4. See Also
      • Hack #81. Close Down Open Ports and Block Protocols
      • Hack #82. Set Up a Virtual Private Network
    • 9. The Registry
      • 9.1. Hacks 83-87
      • Hack #83. Don't Fear the Registry
        • 9.2.1. The Five Logical Registry Hives
        • 9.2.2. Using Keys and Values
        • 9.2.3. Launching the Registry Editor
        • 9.2.4. Adding and Deleting Keys and Values
        • 9.2.5. See Also
      • Hack #84. Hack Away at the Registry
        • 9.3.1. Automatically Close Programs at Shutdown
        • 9.3.2. Disable XP Shutdown
        • 9.3.3. Change the Names of the Registered User and Company
        • 9.3.4. Change the Amount of Time Before Programs Time Out
        • 9.3.5. Disable the Disk Cleanup Warning
        • 9.3.6. Change the Default Location for Installing Programs
        • 9.3.7. Allow Laptops to Enter Power-Saving State (Increase the USB Polling Interval)
        • 9.3.8. Change the Size of Your Mouse and Keyboard Buffer
      • Hack #85. Safely Edit the Registry Using .reg Files
        • 9.4.1. Delete Registry Keys and Values Using .reg Files
        • 9.4.2. Protect the Registry by Changing the Default Action for Double-Clicking a .reg File
        • 9.4.3. Change the Default Editor for .reg Files
      • Hack #86. Better Registry Backups
      • Hack #87. Track and Restore Registry Changes with RegSpy
        • 9.6.1. See Also
    • 10. Applications
      • 10.1. Hacks 88-98
      • Hack #88. Remove Unruly Applications and Uninstall Entries
        • 10.2.1. Remove Stubborn Uninstall Entries from Already Uninstalled Programs
        • 10.2.2. Remove Access to Certain Microsoft Programs
        • 10.2.3. See Also
      • Hack #89. Force XP-Incompatible Applications to Run
        • 10.3.1. Use the Compatibility Wizard
        • 10.3.2. Use the Application Compatibility Toolkit
        • 10.3.3. See Also
      • Hack #90. Force Older Programs to Use XP Common Controls
        • 10.4.1. See Also
      • Hack #91. Launch Applications with Command-Line Shortcuts
        • 10.5.1. Create Keyboard Shortcuts for Running Applications
        • 10.5.2. Customizing Shortcuts with Switches and Parameters
        • 10.5.3. See Also
      • Hack #92. Open and Create Microsoft Documents Without Microsoft Office
        • 10.6.1. See Also
      • Hack #93. Stop Hidden Fields in Word from Stealing Your Files and Information
      • Hack #94. Speed Up Your Hard Disk by Improving Defragging
        • 10.8.1. Defragment Boot Files
        • 10.8.2. Run the Disk Defragmenter from the Command Line
        • 10.8.3. What to Do If the Disk Defragmenter Won't Defragment Your Drive
        • 10.8.4. Get a Better Disk Defragmenter
      • Hack #95. Extend Your Screen Real Estate with Virtual Desktops
        • 10.9.1. See Also
      • Hack #96. Build a Better Backup Strategy
        • 10.10.1. Map Out a Backup Plan
        • 10.10.2. System Organization Aids the Backup Process
        • 10.10.3. The Backup Utilities in Windows XP
          • 10.10.3.1. I want my CDs!
          • 10.10.3.2. Restoring a backup
          • 10.10.3.3. XP Home, NTBackup, and ASR
        • 10.10.4. Get a Better Backup Program
      • Hack #97. Go Beyond Messaging with Windows Messenger
        • 10.11.1. Using .NET Alerts with Messenger
        • 10.11.2. Collaborate Long-Distance with the Whiteboard
        • 10.11.3. Share Applications with Messenger
      • Hack #98. Universal Messaging: Trillian Unites AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, and ICQ
        • 10.12.1. See Also
    • 11. Graphics and Multimedia
      • 11.1. Hacks 99-107
      • Hack #99. Image Conversion in a Pinch
        • 11.2.1. IrfanView
        • 11.2.2. Image Converter .EXE
        • 11.2.3. See Also
      • Hack #100. Problem-Free CD Burning
        • 11.3.1. What to Do If Your Digital Music Files Skip and Pop
          • 11.3.1.1. Cleaning up .wav files
          • 11.3.1.2. Other advice for reducing skips and pops
        • 11.3.2. What to Do If Your Burned Music CDs Skip
        • 11.3.3. What to Do If Long Selections Are Interrupted by Skips
        • 11.3.4. See Also
      • Hack #101. Save Streaming Music to Your PC
        • 11.4.1. See Also
      • Hack #102. Import Lyrics into iTunes and iPod
        • 11.5.1. Canto Pod
        • 11.5.2. EvilLyrics
        • 11.5.3. Hacking the Hack
      • Hack #103. Convert from Apple iTunes Format
        • 11.6.1. See Also
      • Hack #104. Use Ogg Vorbis for Digital Music
        • 11.7.1. Ripping CD Audio to Ogg Vorbis
        • 11.7.2. Converting Existing Audio Files to Ogg Vorbis
        • 11.7.3. Playback Choices for Ogg Vorbis
        • 11.7.4. See Also
      • Hack #105. Hack Windows Media Player with TweakMP
        • 11.8.1. General
        • 11.8.2. CD
        • 11.8.3. Full-Screen
        • 11.8.4. See Also
      • Hack #106. Fix Windows Media Player's Privacy Problems
        • 11.9.1. See Also
      • Hack #107. Make Videos with Windows Movie Maker
        • 11.10.1. Capture the Video Properly
        • 11.10.2. Capturing Video with a Digital Video Camera
        • 11.10.3. Best Settings for Recording Video
        • 11.10.4. Tips for Making Your Own DVDs
        • 11.10.5. See Also
    • 12. System Performance
      • 12.1. Hacks 108-114
      • Hack #108. Track System Performance with the Performance Console
        • 12.2.1. Setting Up Your Logs
        • 12.2.2. What to Watch
        • 12.2.3. Viewing Performance Logs
        • 12.2.4. Performance Alerts
      • Hack #109. Get the Most Out of Your RAM
        • 12.3.1. Make Better Use of Your Memory with the Task Manager
        • 12.3.2. General Advice for Making Better Use of RAM
        • 12.3.3. See Also
      • Hack #110. More Power: Registry Hacks to Speed Up XP
        • 12.4.1. Menu Speed
        • 12.4.2. Place Windows Kernel into RAM
        • 12.4.3. Alter Prefetch Parameters
        • 12.4.4. Disable 8.3 Name Creation in NTFS
      • Hack #111. Repair and Recover with the Recovery Console
        • 12.5.1. Starting the Recovery Console
        • 12.5.2. Looking Around
        • 12.5.3. Fixing the MBR, Boot Sector, or Boot Menu
        • 12.5.4. Fixing Windows
        • 12.5.5. Hacking the Hack
      • Hack #112. Speed Up System Performance with the Task Manager
        • 12.6.1. Applications Tab
        • 12.6.2. Processes Tab
        • 12.6.3. Performance Tab
        • 12.6.4. Monitor CPU Use
          • 12.6.4.1. Finding out how much of the CPU individual programs and processes use
          • 12.6.4.2. Tracking CPU usage in real time
        • 12.6.5. Give Program and Processes More of Your CPU's Attention
      • Hack #113. Hack Your Way to a Cleaner Hard Disk
        • 12.7.1. Create Separate Hard-Disk Cleanup Profiles
        • 12.7.2. Clean Your Hard Disk Without Disk Cleanup
        • 12.7.3. Download a Better Disk-Cleanup Tool
      • Hack #114. Fix SP2 Upgrade Woes
        • 12.8.1. Solve Windows Update Problems
        • 12.8.2. Fix Problems with the Windows Firewall
          • 12.8.2.1. Can't configure the firewall
          • 12.8.2.2. Windows Firewall blocks programs or services
        • 12.8.3. Fix Antivirus Alert Problems
        • 12.8.4. Uninstall SP2
        • 12.8.5. See Also
    • 13. Hardware
      • 13.1. Hacks 115-120
      • Hack #115. Troubleshoot Hardware by Decoding Device Manager Error Messages
        • 13.2.1. See Also
      • Hack #116. Uncover Hidden Hardware with the Device Manager
        • 13.3.1. Hacking the Hack
      • Hack #117. Check Your PC's Pulse and Tweak It for Better Performance
        • 13.4.1. See Also
      • Hack #118. Remap Your Keyboard
      • Hack #119. Use ClearType for Better Laptop and LCD Resolution
        • 13.6.1. Hacking the Hack
      • Hack #120. Networking on the Cheap: Set Up a Direct Cable Connection
        • 13.7.1. Remember the Boy Scout Creed: "Be Prepared"
        • 13.7.2. Cheap Networking with a Serial or Parallel Cable
        • 13.7.3. Cheap Networking with an Ethernet Cable
    • Index
    • About the Author
    • Colophon
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