Windows 98: The Complete Reference

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By John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young, Douglas Muder and Alison Barrows.
June 1998, 1000 pages, US$39.99. ISBN 0-0-7882343-9

Windows XP, ME, and 2000 may be out, but there are still lots of people using Windows 98. (Hey, we do, on some of our computers!) This mammoth book covers an enormous range of topics, from configuring your desktop to getting on line to configuring your Web browser to setting up LANs and Internet connections to coercing ancient DOS applications to run. Every page offers the benefits of our hand-to-hand combat with Windows 98, so you can get going and up to speed fast.

If you use Windows ME (Millennium Edition), check out Windows ME: The Complete Reference. If you use Windows XP, see Windows XP: The Complete Reference.

This book covers Windows 98 First Edition. You may have Windows 98 Second Edition, which has improved Internet connection software and later versions of Interent Explorer and Outlook Express. If you use use Windows 98 Second Edition, you may want to get Windows ME: The Complete Reference instead -- Windows ME is based on 98 Second Edition.

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  • Contains the full text and illustrations of the book, for on-line reference
  • Extensively hyperlinked both within the book and to places on the net.
  • Expanded glossary fully linked back to the text, for quick access to all topics.

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Table of Contents

What's New in Windows 98

Part I: Working in Windows 98
Chapter 1: The Basics of Windows 98
Chapter 2: Running Programs
Chapter 3: Installing Programs
Chapter 4: Working with Documents in Windows 98
Chapter 5: Using Accessories
Chapter 6: Getting Help
Chapter 7: Copying, Moving, and Sharing Information Between Programs

Part II: Managing Your Disk
Chapter 8: Using Files and Folders
Chapter 9: Managing Files and Folders
Chapter 10: Backing Up Your Files
Chapter 11: Formatting and Partitioning Disks

Part III: Configuring Windows for Your Computer
Chapter 12: Setting Up Your Start Menu and Taskbar
Chapter 13: Setting Up Your Desktop
Chapter 14: Configuring Your Keyboard and Mouse
Chapter 15: Adding and Removing Hardware
Chapter 16: Setting Up Printers and Fonts
Chapter 17: Working with Sound and Graphics
Chapter 18: Working with Video
Chapter 19: Running Windows 98 on Laptops
Chapter 20: Accessibility Options

Part IV: Windows 98 on the Internet
Chapter 21: Configuring Windows to Work with Your Modem
Chapter 22: Connecting to PPP and SLIP Accounts
Chapter 23: E-Mail and Newsgroups Using Outlook Express
Chapter 24: Browsing the World Wide Web
Chapter 25: Working with Your Browser
Chapter 26: Building Web Pages with FrontPage Express
Chapter 27: Conferencing Over the Internet with Microsoft Chat and NetMeeting
Chapter 28: Other Internet Programs that Come with Windows 98

Part V: Networking with Windows 98
Chapter 29: Understanding Local Area Networks
Chapter 30: Creating a Windows Peer-to-Peer Network
Chapter 31: Connecting to Novell NetWare and Windows NT Networks
Chapter 32: Sharing Drives and Printers
Chapter 33: Computer and Network Security

Part VI: Windows Housekeeping
Chapter 34: Keeping Your Disk Safe
Chapter 35: Compressing Disks and Partitions
Chapter 36: Tuning Windows 98 for Maximum Performance
Chapter 37: Troubleshooting Windows 98
Chapter 38: Other Windows 98 Resources

Part VII: Behind the Scenes: Windows 98 Internals
Chapter 39: Windows 98 Configuration and Control Files
Chapter 40: Registering Programs and File Types
Chapter 41: Running DOS Programs and Commands
Chapter 42: Automating Tasks with the Windows Scripting Host
Appendix A: Installing or Upgrading to Windows 98

Updates to Windows 98: The Complete Reference.

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