Windows Me Annoyances
||Author: David A. Karp|
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Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates (15 March, 2001)
Sales Rank: 43,272
Average Customer Rating: 4.62 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
I started my life with PCs using DOS then reluctantly made the transition to Win 3, then 95, then 98 and now ME. Me has a nice new feature or two but that doesn't justify the bloated OS.
This book will help you make your ME computer run and look like a Win 9x computer. It will explain the registry, help you decide what to get rid of, let you change the look and feel of the OS and show you some basic VBS programming. There is much more.
It is a well written book and when I change operating systems I would look forward to another book on it by Mr. Karp.
(There are so many tips in this book it is kind of like having a subscription to about 6 PC magazines and getting the info all at once.)
Rating: 5 out of 5
Very good for help, tips and explanations
This book will not explain the meaning of all those error messages, but instead will give you solutions for them. It has detailed information on Windows registry, hardware updating, interface customizing and so on.
Maybe one chapter is indispensable to read (the registry), but in most cases, you'll get directly the solution for your problem, without having to read a whole chapter; however, just read it as a textbook and you'll understand a lot about your system.
Most tips and solutions work for the generic W9x (95, 98, 98 2Ed) and some even for W2000. Anyway, the book explains the differences (if any) between WME and the former.
One recommendation: Try one solution or tip at a time, otherwise Windows will not let you know how well are you working.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Likes & dislikes
I had asumed that this book come with a CD & didn't come with a CD, I was dispointed to say the least. But I like to read the book & learn more about Windows ME & all it's bad points & how to fixes them. I'm glad I had purchased the book.
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