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By Curt Simmons

A necessary technical help source offers skill-building and troubleshooting information regarding home windows XP, in addition to concise guide in universal initiatives and often encountered difficulties, overlaying such issues as install, upgrading, and configuraton; handling documents and folders; functions; networking; diagnosing and troubleshooting; and preventative upkeep.

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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. However, if the Windows XP Professional operating system resides in a Windows domain, this feature is disabled. Chapter 2: Operating System Fundamentals Chapter 2: Operating System Fundamentals 35 Display The Display icon in Control Panel enables you to configure your desktop and other display settings so that your computer looks the way you want.

Compression shrinks the normal size of a folder and its contents in order to free up more disk space that you can use for other purposes. Compression in Windows XP is quick and easy to use, and you can even compress files individually. Windows XP supports both NTFS compression as well as standard Zip compression technology. Using NTFS Compression NTFS compression gives you the freedom to compress individual files or folders, as well as entire drives. Of course, to use NTFS compression, you must have an NTFS drive.

This helps reduce your learning curve so that Windows XP is easier to use. Windows XP provides several default consoles that you can use. For example, if you open Administrative Tools in Control Panel, you see icons for IIS, Performance, and Computer Management. Each of these consoles is an MMC console that uses snap-ins. A snap-in is simply a program that works within the MMC. For example, if you click Start | Run, you can type MMC and click OK to open an empty MMC, as shown in Figure 2-17. Figure 2-17: An empty MMC console As you can see, you cannot do much with the MMC alone.

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