Windows Vista: The Complete Reference 1 9780072263763 Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Ultimate Windows Vista Resource Take full advantage of the high-performance features available in Microsoft Windows Vista and experience the power of this integrated, next-generation operating system. Windows Vista: The Complete Reference shows you how to install and configure Windows Vista for optimal performance, customize the streamlined new desktop, display sidebars and gadgets, and enjoy all the entertainment capabilities, including music, movies, and games. Find out how to manage your files, install software and hardware, and use the latest Internet technologies. You'll also learn to secure your system, back up and restore your files, and set up a Local Area Network (LAN) so you can share resources. Filled with clear screenshots and detailed explanations, this is your one-stop guide to mastering Windows Vista. Customize your desktop with new UI components Use the new User Account Control (UAC) to prevent unauthorized changes to your computer Manage files and folders using Windows Flip 3D and Windows Live Taskbar thumbnails Protect your files using the Backup and Restore Center Manage and edit your photos with the new Windows Photo Gallery Keep track of your appointments with the new Windows Calendar Use Windows Media Center to record live TV and radio, view digital photos, play music, and burn CDs and DVDs Connect to the Internet and use Windows Mail, Internet Explorer 7, and Windows Live Messenger Secure your PC and use Windows Update Troubleshoot and tune Windows Vista for maximum performance
Windows Vista: The Complete Reference

Windows Vista: The Complete Reference

1st Edition
By Margaret Levine Young and John Levine
ISBN10: 0072263768
ISBN13: 9780072263763
Copyright: 2007

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Part I: Working in Windows Vista

Chapter 1: The Basics of Windows Vista

Chapter 2: Running Programs

Chapter 3: Installing Programs

Chapter 4: Getting Help

Chapter 5: Copying, Moving, and Sharing Information Between Programs

Chapter 6: Sharing Your Computer with Multiple Users

Chapter 7: Managing Appointments and Schedules with Windows Calendar

Part II: Managing Your Desk

Chapter 8: Using Files and Folders

Chapter 9: Managing Files and Folders

Chapter 10: Backing Up Your Files with the Backup Utility

Part III: Configuring Windows for Your Computer

Chapter 11: Setting Up Your Start Menu and Taskbar

Chapter 12: Setting Up Your Desktop

Chapter 13: Configuring Your Keyboard, Mouse, Game Controller, and Regional Settings

Chapter 14: Adding and Removing Hardware

Chapter 15: Printing

Chapter 16: Running Windows Vista on Laptops

Chapter 17: Ease of Access Center

Part IV: Working with Text, Pictures, Sound, and Video

Chapter 18: Working with Documents in Windows Vista

Chapter 19: Working with Graphics

Chapter 20: Working with Sound

Chapter 21: Working with Video

Chapter 22: Working with Windows Media Center

Part V: Windows Vista on the Internet

Chapter 23: Configuring Windows to Work with Your Modem

Chapter 24: Connecting to the Internet

Chapter 25: Using Windows Mail for E-Mail

Chapter 26: Browsing the World Wide Web with Internet Explorer

Chapter 27: Internet Conferences with Windows Live Messenger

Chapter 28: Other Internet Programs That Come with Windows Vista

Part VI: Networking with Windows Vista

Chapter 29: Designing a Windows-Based Local Area Network

Chapter 30: Configuring Windows for a LAN

Chapter 31: Sharing Drives and Printers on a LAN

Chapter 32: Connecting Your LAN to the Internet

Chapter 33: Network, Internet, and Web Security

Part VII: Windows Housekeeping

Chapter 34: Formatting and Partitioning Disks

Chapter 35: Keeping Your Disk Safe

Chapter 36: Tuning Windows Vista for Maximum Performance

Chapter 37: Troubleshooting Windows Vista

Chapter 38: Windows Update, Windows Ultimate Extras, and Other Windows Vista Resources

Part VIII: Behind the Scenes: Windows Vista Internals

Chapter 39: Windows Vista Configuration Files

Chapter 40: Registering Programs and File Types



About the Author

Margaret Levine Young

Margy Levine Young (Cornwall, VT) is the author of many computer books for beginners and intermediates, including The Internet for Dummies.

John Levine

John Levine (Trumansburg, NY) is an internationally acclaimed Internet authority, author, and host of his own radio show. He's the co-author of several books including The Internet for Dummies and UNIX for Dummies.