A typical section explains how to convert a FAT or FAT32 file system to NTFS--that's the sort of thing you'd find in any Windows 2000 book. However, the authors of this book call the reader's attention to a little-known switch (which you can invoke when running the conversion program) that resolves many filename problems. Other secrets include using the Generic/Text printer driver to convert Web pages to plain text, editing dial-up connection settings manually, and even using a secret feature to win at Minesweeper every time. Unsupported tools, such as TweakUI, get coverage too, and the book's full text appears on the companion CD-ROM to speed searches. --David Wall
Topics covered: Windows 2000 Professional for power users. Covers all areas of the operating system, including the user interface, file management tools, users, Internet connectivity via modems, and basic local area networking.
From the Back Cover
- Insider installation tricks, including dual-boot systems
- The ins and outs of modifying menus and editing file types
- Unusual uses for the usual applets, including how to cheat at Minesweeper
- Indispensable tips for configuring modems and com ports
- The bottom line on the new plug-and-play and power management features
- Advanced techniques for taking control of the Control Panel
- The inside scoop on managing security and performance with MMC snap-ins
- The things no one else tells you about the Registry
- Neat tricks for printers plus tips on fonts, including the new Unicode standard
- Little-known facts about connecting to a Windows, Unix, or Novell network
- Pop in the CD-ROM for the ultimate power user's online help system!