- Several approaches and hidden tools for working with the Windows registry, the database of system- and application-specific configuration information
- How to bypass Windows roadblocks such as the Home Networking and System Restore wizards, allowing you to take control of the processes quickly and painlessly
- A tutorial and reference on automation with the Windows Scripting Host as a means of eliminating many Windows Me annoyances
- Using third-party software and utilities to handle some of the more complex workarounds and customizations
- Dealing with software that overwrites your file associations and other settings without warning
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About the Author
David A. Karp is the author of twelve power-user books, including the bestselling Windows Annoyances series of books and O'Reilly's eBay Hacks. David's books are available in ten languages, and can be found under the short legs of tables around the world.
David is the founder of Annoyances.org, one of the most respected and popular computer help sites on the Interwebs. He writes for PC Magazine, but they're curiously reluctant to publish photos of his bicycle. Notable recognition has come from PC Computing, Windows Magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and the New York Times.
He scored 30.96647% on the Geek Test (http://www.innergeek.us/), earning a rating of "Total Geek." He hopes future revisions of the test reward publishing his score in the backs of computer books. David spends nearly every spare moment with his son.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Making the Most of Windows Me
- Chapter 2: Basic Explorer Coping Skills
- Chapter 3: The Registry
- Chapter 4: Tinkering Techniques
- Chapter 5: Maximizing Performance
- Chapter 6: Troubleshooting
- Chapter 7: Networking and Internetworking
- Chapter 8: Taking Control of Web Integration
- Chapter 9: Scripting and Automation
- Setting Locator
- DOS Resurrected
- Class IDs of System Objects