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How to Do Everything with Windows Vista
How to Do Everything with Windows Vista

How to Do Everything with Windows Vista, 1st Edition

ISBN10: 007226375X | ISBN13: 9780072263756
By Curt Simmons
© 2007

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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


Part I. Get to Know Windows Vista

CH1: Explore the Vista Desktop

CH2: Manage Your Computer with Control Panel

CH3: Personalize Your Computer

CH4: Manage Components, Programs, Folders, andFiles

CH5: Use the Accessories That Come with Windows

CH6: Manage Hardware

CH7: Use Printers, Scanners, and Digital Cameras

Part II. Get Connected

CH8: Create Connections to the Internet

CH9: Surf the Internet

CH10: Run Windows Mail

CH11: Create a Home Network

CH12: Manage Users and Groups

CH13: Windows Vista Security and Remote Connections

Part III. Cool Things You Can Do with Windows Vista

CH14. Play Games

CH15. Use Windows Media Player

CH16. Create Movies with Windows Movie Maker

CH17: Manage Digital Photos and Use Windows Sideshow

CH18: Take Care of Windows Vista

PART IV. Optimize, Troubleshoot and Fix Windows Vista

CH19: Manage Disks

CH20: Solving Problems with Windows Vista

Appendix A: Installing Windows Vista


About the Author

Curt Simmons

Curt Simmons (Saint Jo, Texas) is a freelance writer and technical trainer who specializes in Windows operating systems and BackOffice products. He holds the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Trainer certifications (MCT). Aside from his technical expertise, Curt has a BA in English and a Master's degree in education. He has been working with windows Me since Beta 1. His numerous other books include MCSE Study Tips for Dummies, Configuring Windows 2000 Server, and the forthcoming Active Director Bible from IDG Books.

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