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By Curt Simmons

A worthy technical help source offers skill-building and troubleshooting information regarding home windows XP, in addition to concise guideline in universal projects and often encountered difficulties, protecting such issues as install, upgrading, and configuraton; coping with records and folders; purposes; networking; diagnosing and troubleshooting; and preventative upkeep.

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You can use the color drop-down menu to select a color for the remaining portion of the desktop area. Once you have finished your background pattern and selected anything else from the Background scroll box on the Display tab that you want to use for the main pattern, just click Apply and then click OK. Finally, a Customize Desktop button appears near the bottom of the Desktop tab. If you click this button, you are taken to the Desktop Items dialog box, which contains a General and Web tab. On the General tab, shown in Figure 2-11, you can choose which desktop icons you want to display, such as My Documents, My Computer, My Network Places, and Internet Explorer.

These features are explored in Chapter 5, so refer to that chapter for step-by-step instructions. Administrative Tools Windows XP includes a folder called Administrative Tools. In this folder, you will find several different tools that can help you manage the Windows XP computer, including the Computer Management tool and a Performance Monitor. Because of the complexity of these tools, you will explore and use them in several chapters throughout the book. Date, Time The Date, Time icon in Control Panel enables you to set your operating system’s clock.

The Add Hardware wizard is used to troubleshoot problematic hardware or install hardware that Windows XP does not readily detect. As a general rule, however, you don't need to use the Add Hardware wizard to install hardware on Windows XP. Secret 34 If you need to adjust your computer’s date and time, you don’t have to use the Control Panel icon. Just right-click the time in the Notification Area and click Properties. This action opens the same Date/Time window. You’ll also see an Internet Time option that enables you to synchronize the computer’s time with an Internet time server.

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