• Index
  • Index A
  • Index B
  • Index C
  • Index D
  • Index E
  • Index F
  • Index G
  • Index H
  • Index I
  • Index J
  • Index K
  • Index L
  • Index M
  • Index N
  • Index O
  • Index P
  • Index Q
  • Index R
  • Index S
  • Index SYMBOL
  • Index T
  • Index U
  • Index V
  • Index W
  • Index X
  • Index Y
  • Index Z
  • Chapter 1. Startup and Shutdown
  • Chapter 10. Graphics and Multimedia
  • 10.1 Hacks #86-90
  • Hack 86 Image Conversion in a Pinch
  • Hack 87 Problem-Free CD Burning
  • Hack 88 Save Streaming Music to Your PC
  • Hack 89 File Sharing without the Spyware
  • Hack 90 Tips for Making Videos with Windows Movie Maker
  • Chapter 11. System Performance
  • 11.1 Hacks #91-94
  • Hack 91 Track System Performance with the Performance Console
  • Hack 92 Getting the Most Out of Your RAM
  • Hack 93 More Power: Registry Hacks to Speed Up XP
  • Hack 94 Repair and Recovery with the Recovery Console
  • Chapter 12. Hardware
  • 12.1 Hacks #95-100
  • Hack 95 Troubleshoot Hardware by Decoding Device Manager Error Messages
  • Hack 96 Uncover Hidden Hardware with the Device Manager
  • Hack 97 Check Your PC's Pulse and Tweak It for Better Performance
  • Hack 98 Remap Your Keyboard
  • Hack 99 Use ClearType for Better Laptop and LCD Resolution
  • Hack 100 Networking on the Cheap: Set Up a Direct Cable Connection
  • 1.1 Hacks #1-7
  • Hack 1 Customize Multiboot Startup Options
  • Hack 2 Change the Picture that Appears on the XP Startup Screen
  • Hack 3 Speed Up Boot and Shutdown Times
  • Hack 4 Halt Startup Programs and Services
  • Hack 5 Create Multiple Startup Profiles with Advanced Startup Manager
  • Hack 6 Miscellaneous Startup and Shutdown Hacks
  • Hack 7 Control User Logins by Hacking the Registry
  • Chapter 2. The User Interface
  • 2.1 Hacks #8-20
  • Hack 16 Hacking Your Way Through the Interface
  • Hack 17 Remove 'Uninstallable' XP Utilities
  • Hack 18 Create Transparent Windows
  • Hack 19 Make Your Own Cursors and Icons
  • Hack 20 Windows XP to Windows 2000: Retro is Cool
  • Hack 8 Customize the GUI with TweakUI
  • Hack 9 Control the Control Panel
  • Hack 10 Hack the Start Menu and Taskbar
  • Hack 11 Clean Up the Most Frequently Used Programs List
  • Hack 12 Rename and Change 'Unchangeable' Desktop Icons and System Objects
  • Hack 13 Remove 'Unremovable' Desktop Icons
  • Hack 14 Create Your Own XP Themes and Find Thousands Online
  • Hack 15 Give XP a Makeover with WindowBlinds
  • Chapter 3. Windows Explorer
  • 3.1 Hacks #21-32
  • Hack 29 A Power User's Hidden Weapon: Improve the Context Menu
  • Hack 30 Take Your Work on the Go with Offline Files and the Briefcase
  • Hack 31 Get More Hard Disk Space by Using NTFS Compression
  • Hack 32 Put a Command-Line Prompt on Your Desktop
  • Hack 21 Generating Folder and File Listingsfor Printing or Editing
  • Hack 22 Control Windows Explorer with Command-Line Shortcuts
  • Hack 23 Empower Windows Explorer with PowerDesk
  • Hack 24 Better File Rename
  • Hack 25 Find Files Faster by Mastering the Indexing Service's Query Language
  • Hack 26 Hiding Folders and Files with the Encrypting File System
  • Hack 27 Forcing Windows Explorer Into True Usefulness
  • Hack 28 Customize Folder Icons and Balloon Text
  • Chapter 4. The Web
  • 4.1 Hacks #33-41
  • Hack 41 Run Java Applets Without Crashes or Problems
  • Hack 33 Stop Pop Ups, Spyware, and Web Bugs
  • Hack 34 Take a Bite Out of Cookies
  • Hack 35 Read Web Pages Offline
  • Hack 36 Better Internet Searching from Your Desktop
  • Hack 37 Hack Internet Explorer with the Group Policy Editor
  • Hack 38 Speed Up File Downloads
  • Hack 39 Surf Anonymously Without a Trace
  • Hack 40 Secrets of Web Site Hosting with Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Chapter 5. Networking
  • 5.1 Hacks #42-62
  • Hack 50 Punch an Escape Hole Through Your Firewall
  • Hack 51 Close Down Open Ports and Block Protocols
  • Hack 52 Troubleshooting Network Connections with ping, tracert, and pathping
  • Hack 53 Troubleshooting Network Connections with netsh, netstat, and ipconfig
  • Hack 54 Speed Up Network Browsing
  • Hack 55 Extend the Range of Your Wireless Network
  • Hack 56 Install NetBEUI for Better Peer-to-Peer Networking
  • Hack 57 Check WiFi Network Performance with QCheck to Help Improve Throughput
  • Hack 58 Control Another PC with Remote Access
  • Hack 59 Make Servers Always Available by Mapping a Hostname to a Dynamic IP Address
  • Hack 42 War Driving for WiFi Access
  • Hack 60 Renewing Your DHCP-Assigned IP Address
  • Hack 61 Repair a Broken TCP/IP Connection
  • Hack 62 Set Up a Virtual Private Network
  • Hack 43 Test Your Security with Shields Up!
  • Hack 44 Tweak DNS Settings for Faster Internet Access
  • Hack 45 Fix Windows Media Player's Privacy Problems
  • Hack 46 Protect Your Computer with the Internet Connection Firewall
  • Hack 47 Use a Proxy Server to Protect Your PC
  • Hack 48 ZoneAlarm: The World's Best Free Firewall
  • Hack 49 Optimize Your Residential Gateway
  • Chapter 6. Email
  • 6.1 Hacks #63-67
  • Hack 63 Slam That Spam
  • Hack 64 Open Blocked File Attachments in Outlook and Outlook Express
  • Hack 65 Back Up and Restore Outlook and Outlook Express Data Files
  • Hack 66 Fire Outlook and Outlook Express
  • Hack 67 Retrieve Web-Based Email with Your Email Software
  • Chapter 7. The Registry
  • 7.1 Hacks #68-72
  • Hack 68 Don't Fear the Registry
  • Hack 69 Hacking Away at the Registry
  • Hack 70 Safely Edit the Registry Using .reg Files
  • Hack 71 Better Registry Backups
  • Hack 72 Track and Restore Registry Changes with RegSpy
  • Chapter 8. Basic Utilities
  • 8.1 Hacks #73-79
  • Hack 73 Store Multiple Clips and Boilerplate Text with a Better Clipboard
  • Hack 74 Speed Up Your Hard Disk by Improving Defragging
  • Hack 75 Build a Better Backup Strategy
  • Hack 76 Extending Your Screen Real Estate with Virtual Desktops
  • Hack 77 Top Screenshot Tips
  • Hack 78 Going Beyond Messaging with Windows Messenger
  • Hack 79 Universal Messaging: Trillian Unites AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, and ICQ
  • Chapter 9. Applications
  • 9.1 Hacks #80-85
  • Hack 80 Remove Unruly Applications and Uninstall Entries
  • Hack 81 Force XP-Incompatible Applications to Run
  • Hack 82 Force Older Programs to Use XP Common Controls
  • Hack 83 Launch Applications with Command-Line Shortcuts
  • Hack 84 Open and Create Microsoft Documents without Microsoft Office
  • Hack 85 Stop Hidden Fields in Word from Stealing Your Files and Information
  • Colophon
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  • Windows XP Hacks

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    The tool on the cover of Windows XP Hacks is an antique fan. Fans have been used to provide relief from the heat since the late 1880s. Antique fans that pre-date 1900 are quite rare and are highly sought after by collectors.

    Darren Kelly was the production editor, and Brian Sawyer was the copyeditor for Windows XP Hacks. Colleen Gorman and Claire Cloutier provided quality control. Ellen Troutman-Zaig wrote the index. Jamie Peppard, Mary Agner, and James Quill provided production assistance.

    Hanna Dyer designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is a photograph taken from the PhotoSpin Power Photos Nostalgia CD, Volume 9, Disk 2. Emma Colby produced the cover layout with QuarkXPress 4.1 using Adobe's Helvetica Neue and ITC Garamond fonts.

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