Chapter 1: Customizing the Look of the Startup

Chapter 2: Customizing User Navigation

Chapter 3: Hacking the Desktop

Chapter 4: Customizing the Appearance of the Windows Interface

Chapter 5: Hacking Windows Explorer

Chapter 6: Exploring Other Windows Enhancements

Chapter 7: Analyzing Your System

Chapter 8: Speeding Up the System Boot

Chapter 9: Making Your Computer Load Faster

Chapter 10: Making Your Computer More Responsive

Chapter 11: Speeding Up Your Computer

Chapter 12: Protecting Your Computer from Intruders

Chapter 13: Fighting Spam, Spyware, and Viruses

Chapter 14: Protecting Your Privacy


Accelerate specific applications with prefetch

Adding and removing navigation icons

Adding Special Effects to your Windows

Adding Web site links to your Start panel

Adding your own items to the context menu

Adjust the startup programs

Adjusting the size of the paging file

Adjusting Your Application Priorities

Adjusting your cookie security policy

Applying your folder settings to all folders

Assigning alternative IP addresses

Benchmarking Your System

Blocking external links in HTML mail

Branding Windows XP

Changing a folder icon and picture

Changing program listing display options for

Changing program listing display options for users

Changing the boot order of your drives

Changing the boot screen

Changing the current theme

Changing the default launch app

Changing the icon of any file type

Changing the icons on the desktop

Changing the location of the paging file

Changing the logo animation

Changing the template of a folder

Changing the toolbar background

Clearing Frequently Run Programs list

Clearing temporary Internet files and cookies

Clearing Temporary Internet Files automatically

Clearing the recently opened document list

Clearing visited Web sites history

Controlling access to your computer

Customizing Desktop Icons

Customizing startup programs for different users

Customizing the Behavior of the Desktop

Customizing the Classic Start Menu

Customizing the classic Start Menu

Customizing the icon drop shadow effect

Customizing the Logon Screen

Customizing the Start Menu/Panel Program Listing

Customizing the Start Panel

Customizing the Taskbar

Customizing the view folder

Customizing the Windows XP Boot Screen

Customizing Your Folders

Defending against Viruses

Defending Spyware and Adware

Defragmenting the NTFS master file table

Defragmenting the Windows paging file

Defragmenting Your Drive

Detecting and removing spyware

Disable DCOM support

Disable Indexing Service

Disabling AutoComplete

Disabling legacy filename creation

Disabling Messenger Service

Disabling Remote Desktop connection

Disabling Remote Registry Access

Disabling the Common Tasks Pane

Disabling the file access timestamp

Disabling the paging file

Disabling the system boot screen

Disabling Universal Plug and Play

Disabling unneeded hardware devices

Disabling unneeded protocols

Disabling Unneeded Services

Disabling unneeded services

displayed on the Start panel

Displaying the traditional Windows icons

Eliminating Spam

Enabling automatic logon

Enabling large icons on the desktop

Encrypting Files

Fine-Tuning ClearType

Fine-Tuning the Windows Paging File


Fun with Active Desktop

Global logon/Welcome settings

Hacking File Associations

Hacking the Context Menu

Hacking the registry to optimize the Prefetcher

Hacking the Start button to replace the Start text

Hiding programs from appearing in the Start panel

How to benchmark your system

How to install Intel Application Accelerator

How Vulnerable Is Your System?

How well does the Intel Application Accelerator work?

Immunizing your computer

Increasing network browsing speed

Increasing number of recently run programs

Installing additional Windows XP skins for WindowBlinds

Installing new visual styles

Internet Explorer

Locking down Internet Explorer

Lowering OS timeout values

Making your own quick search address command

Making your own themes

Making your own visual styles

Managing user accounts

Modding Internet Explorer

Modifying the Operating System Boot

Modifying the Send To menu

Modifying the taskbar location

Modifying the Visual Styles

Monitoring Your System Hardware

of the classic Start Menu

Optimizing the location of the boot files

Other Time-Saving Tips

Other Visual Enhancements

Pinning your programs

Quick Launching your programs

Reducing the menu delay

Removing address bar suggestions

Removing all icons from the desktop

Removing extra fonts for speed

Removing items from the context menu

Removing pop-up Help for users of both the Start

Removing saved passwords

Removing temporary files from your hard drive

Removing the clock from the taskbar

Removing the notification area

Removing the shortcut arrow from icons on the desktop

Removing the text below the icons

Removing user passwords

Renaming the Recycle Bin

Replacing the task switcher

Revealing the super hidden files

Saying no to encrypted Web pages

Setting file and folder permissions

Speeding up file browsing and access

Speeding Up the Logon

Speeding Up the User Interface

Speeding Up Your Network

Starting applications with a user set priority

Stopping spam in the first place

Switching to small icons for frequently run apps

Testing your Internet security

Turning off the logon music

Turning the classic Start Menu back on

Tweaking the visual styles

Tweaking your Internet connection for speed

Unhiding hidden files

Updating your computer

Use an antivirus program

Using and adjusting program grouping

Using Bootvis to analyze your system start

Using filtering software

Using Group Policy Editor to customize the Start panel

Using performance

Using Sygate Personal Firewall

Using Task Manager

Using Task Manager to adjust priorities

Using the Intel Application Accelerator

Using the quick boot feature of the BIOS

Using the Taskbar Magnifier PowerToy

Using the Virtual Desktop Manager PowerToy

Using the wallpaper PowerToy

Using the Windows firewall

Using WEP for secure communication

Using WindowBlinds to change the

Using WinTasks to profile your priorities

Using WPA for a more secure wireless connection

Using ZoneAlarm personal

Visual Style Alternatives

way Windows XP looks

What are the system requirements?

Windows Interface

Wireless Networks

Working with BIOS

Working with Hidden Files

Working with the classic logon screen

Working with the performance options

Working with the Welcome screen

Working with the Windows Prefetcher

Working with Themes

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