How to Do Everything with Windows Vista

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December 18, 2006


Paperback, 362 pages


007226375X / 9780072263756


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Main description

Bring clarity to your PC experience with Windows Vista and this easy-to-use guide. How to Do Everything with Windows Vista shows you how to take full advantage of all the powerful and fun features of this revolutionary new operating system. Learn to customize your settings, connect to the Internet, set up a home network, secure your system, and connect peripheral devices. You'll also discover how to maximize all of the entertainment capabilities--games, music, photos, video, and more.

  • Manage components, programs, folders, and files
  • Install hardware and software
  • Use printers, scanners, and digital cameras
  • Connect to the Internet
  • Set up and manage a home network
  • Manage security with Windows Firewall and Windows Defender
  • Play games on your PC or online
  • Play and record music with Windows Media Player
  • Create your own movies with Windows Movie Maker
  • Organize and print your digital photos
  • Optimize, manage, and troubleshoot Windows Vista


Table of contents

Part I. Get to Know Windows VistaCH1: Explore the Vista DesktopCH2: Manage Your Computer with Control Panel CH3: Personalize Your ComputerCH4: Manage Components, Programs, Folders, andFilesCH5: Use the Accessories That Come with WindowsCH6: Manage HardwareCH7: Use Printers, Scanners, and Digital CamerasPart II. Get Connected CH8: Create Connections to the InternetCH9: Surf the InternetCH10: Run Windows MailCH11: Create a Home NetworkCH12: Manage Users and GroupsCH13: Windows Vista Security and Remote ConnectionsPart III. Cool Things You Can Do with Windows VistaCH14. Play GamesCH15. Use Windows Media Player CH16. Create Movies with Windows Movie MakerCH17: Manage Digital Photos and Use Windows SideshowCH18: Take Care of Windows VistaPART IV. Optimize, Troubleshoot and Fix Windows VistaCH19: Manage DisksCH20: Solving Problems with Windows VistaAppendix A: Installing Windows VistaIndex

Author comments

Curt Simmons is a technology author and trainer. He has written more than 50 computer and technology books, including three editions of How to Do Everything with Windows XP and two editions of How to Do Everything with Your Blackberry.

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