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Counter It's here -- the newest upgrade to the popular Windows operating system for PCs around the globe. Windows 98 is the next step in computing, with powerful features for everything from basic file management to surfing the World Wide Web right from your desktop. Whether you're a newcomer to Windows or are just upgrading from Windows 3.1 or Windows 95, here's your all-in-one-reference guide to all things 98. Windows 98 For Dummies delivers the goods on mastering the basics of Windows 98: dragging and dropping, cutting and pasting, finding folders and files, and using the Start button. It also provides advanced tips for customizing the look and feel of your desktop, adding bells and whistles (actually, special effects and themes), exploring Web TV, playing cool games, and even making Windows 98 look like older versions of Windows 3.1 or 95. Plus, the book features tons of tips and techniques for turning your desktop into a living, breathing Web page, and for keeping Windows up-to-date with the automated Windows Update utility. Of course, upgrading to Windows 98 isn't without its share of frustrations, and Windows 98 For Dummies tackles these thorny points with humor and practical advice for solving the most common problems. If you're making the move to Windows 98, be sure that you've got a copy of this indispensable, plain-speaking survival guide.

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