Bulletproofing Windows 98: Solving the Most Common Problems Before They Happen (McGraw-Hill Bulletproofing)

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9780079136893: Bulletproofing Windows 98: Solving the Most Common Problems Before They Happen (McGraw-Hill Bulletproofing)

Don't let the glitches of Windows 98 put you in a rut. Armor-plate Windows 98 PCs with Bulletproofing Windows 98. Covering 14 key areas of Microsoft's popular new operating system, Bulletproofing Windows 98 gives tech staffs and sophisticated users a sure-fire way to steer clear of problems before they come up. Turn to any page, and you'll find short-term, in-the-trenches solutions and preventive methods that greatly improve the long-term reliability of Windows 98. Step-by-step, this fully illustrated resource delivers a well-honed action plan for getting Microsoft's new operating system up and running with maximum benefit to both users and support staff with as few headaches as possible. Bulletproofing Windows 98 is serious medicine for anyone who wants trouble-free installation, efficient configuration, optimal performance, and low-cost maintenance of Windows 98.

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Windows 98 is a many-splendored thing, but it contains its share of flaws. Accomplished Windows 98 users know how to solve, or at least work around, these problems. Bulletproofing Windows 98 encapsulates some fairly advanced Windows 98 knowledge into an easy-to-browse format, enabling you to make adjustments to Windows 98 that ensure top performance and maximum reliability.

Glenn Weadock and Gerald Routledge touch on every aspect of Windows 98 in their efforts to provide you with a more efficient machine. Not only do they show how to free up enough hard-disk space to install Windows 98, they tell the reader how to set up a batch installation routine that works over a network. They give similar attention to hard-disk optimization, printing, and remote-access arrangements.

On top of its specific instructions for tweaking Windows 98, Bulletproofing Windows 98 includes a lot of informative prose that details how Microsoft's bestselling operating system works under the surface. In a typical passage, the authors explain the differences between the printing capabilities of Windows 95 and Windows 98. In this comparison, they explain the new OpenType font specification fully.

The CD-ROM that ships with this book includes a grab bag of demonstration software, including trial editions of Symantec's pcAnywhere, Norton AntiVirus, and Norton Utilities, along with Quarterdeck's CleanSweep and Niko Mak's WinZip. --David Wall

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Serious medicine for anyone who wants trouble-free operation, Bulletproofing Windows 98 examines all the considerations in 14 key areas.

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Glenn E. Weadock, Gerald R. Routledge, Emily Sherrill Weadock (Illustrator)
Published by Computing Mcgraw-Hill (1998)
ISBN 10: 0079136893 ISBN 13: 9780079136893
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