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    Windows XP

    I find it's time to make the switch from Windows 98 to Windows XP. Is there much difference in the two? I currently have Woody's book on 98 should I get a new book on XP? Where will I find the new one? I know there was a lot of trouble with XP when it first came out, I assume most of the problems have been ironed out----I hope! I will appreciate any help or advice you can give me on making the switch! Thanx. Russ <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Windows XP

    Windows XP draws a lot of its innards and basic architecture from Windows NT and 2000. These changes "under the hood" can have significant consequences for security and compatibility. In addition, XP introduced a new interface that updated everything from the window frames (a la Apple's Aqua interface) to the Start menu. It's easy to find yourself scratching your head over where things have moved, so you probably would find an XP book helpful.

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    Re: Windows XP

    Maybe one of the first things you should do is read what Microsoft says are the "four steps to upgrading," i.e. do you have the right hardware, etc. Find it here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/how...ing/default.asp

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    Re: Windows XP

    Once you experience the differences between 98 and XP you won't regret the change.
    Books?
    I have Woodie's Windows XP for Dummies. A good basic book.
    An excellent reference tome that I have is Microsoft Press's Windows XP, Inside & Out.

    Most of your major bookstores should have these or on line stores like Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
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    Re: Windows XP

    I've found Windows XP Pro The Missing Manual (Pogue Press / O'Reilly) to be excellent. There's also a version for XP Home. Both cover Service Pack 1. Pogue, Zacker and Zacker, the authors, cover a lot of ground in a very straightforward, concise manner. They have a light touch, so even though you're reading a lot of straight reference material, you don't get bored or overwhelmed.

    Highly recommended.
    Mark

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