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How to Do Everything with Windows Vista

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ISBN-10: 007226375X

ISBN-13: 9780072263756

Edition: 2007

Authors: Curt Simmons

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This volume describes how to customize settings, use all the software properly, connect to the Internet, secure your system, set up a home network, connect peripheral devices, play games, and much more.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Publication date: 1/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Curt Simmons , MCP, MCTS, is a technology consultant and trainer. He is the author of more than 50 computing titles, including How to Do Everything with Windows XP and MCSE Windows XP Professional Study Guide .

Get to Know Windows Vista
Explore the Vista Desktop
Start Your Computer
Get to Know Your Windows Vista Desktop
Check Out the Recycle Bin
Manage Your Taskbar
Explore the Start Menu to Get to All the Programs
Log Off Your Computer
Restart or Turn Off Your Computer
Manage Your Computer with the Control Panel
Open the Control Panel
Add Hardware
Administrative Tools
Backup and Restore Center
BitLocker Drive Encryption
Color Management
Date and Time
Default Programs
Device Manager
Ease of Access
Folder Options
Game Controllers
Indexing Options
Internet Options
iSCSI Initiator
Pointer Options
Network and Sharing Center
Offline Files
Parental Controls
Pen and Input Devices
People Near Me
Performance Information and Tools
Phone and Modem Options
Power Options
Problem Reports and Solutions
Programs and Features
Regional and Language Options
Scanners and Cameras
Security Center
Speech Recognition
Sync Center
Tablet PC Settings
Taskbar and Start Menu
Text to Speech
User Accounts
Welcome Center
Windows CardSpace
Windows Defender
Windows Firewall
Windows Sidebar
Windows Sideshow
Windows Update
Personalize Your Computer
Customize Your Start Menu and Taskbar
Use the Start Menu
Customize the Start Menu
Customize the Taskbar
Configure Your Display
Display Settings
Window Color and Appearance
Desktop Background
Screen Saver
Mouse Pointers
Configure Folder Views
Configure Folder Views
Windows Sidebar
Starting and Configuring the Sidebar
Working with Gadgets
Manage Components, Programs, Folders, and Files
Manage Programs with Windows Vista
Install a New Program
Uninstall a Program
Use Windows Vista's Compatibility Mode
Manage Windows Vista Components
Turn On a Windows Feature
Turn Off a Windows Feature
Manage Folders and Files
Create, Rename, and Delete Folders
Use Folder Menu Options
View Menu
Use Folder Compression
Create a Compressed Folder
Add Items to and Remove Them from a Compressed Folder
Use Extraction
About Files
Use the Accessories that Come with Windows
Command Prompt
Connect to a Network Projector
Remote Desktop Connection
Snipping Tool
Sound Recorder
Sync Center
Welcome Center
Windows Explorer
Windows Sidebar
Ease of Access
System Tools
Tablet PC
Manage Hardware
Understand Hardware
The Golden Rules of Windows XP Hardware
Install a Plug-and-Play Device
Remove a Plug-and-Play Device from Your Computer
Install a Non-Plug-and-Play Device
Use Device Manager
Examine a Device's Properties
Windows Update Driver Settings
Hardware Troubleshooting Tips
Use Printers, Scanners, and Digital Cameras
Check Out the Printers Folder
Install a New Printer
Configure Your Printer
Manage Print Jobs
Troubleshoot Common Printer Problems
Use Fax Support in Windows Vista
Use Scanners and Digital Cameras with Windows Vista
Install Scanners and Cameras
Manage Scanner and Camera Properties
Get Connected
Create Connections to the Internet
Internet Connections 101
Connecting with a Dial-Up Connection
Connecting with a Broadband Connection
Configure Your Modem
Install a Modem
Configure Modem Properties
Create Connections to the Internet
Surf the Internet
Understand Internet Terms and Technology
Understand the Internet Explorer Interface
Feeds and Print
Configure Internet Explorer Through Internet Options
General Tab
Security Tab
Privacy Tab
Content Tab
Connections Tab
Programs Tab
Advanced Tab
Run Windows Mail
How E-Mail Works
Set Up Windows Mail
Check Out the Windows Mail Interface
Send and Receive E-Mail
Send an E-Mail
Attach a File to an E-Mail
Receive Messages
Receive Attachments
Change Windows Mail Views
Create Message Rules
Create a New Rule
Manage Message Rules
Block Senders
What Happened to Identities?
Manage Your Accounts
Customize Windows Mail
Create a Home Network
Windows Networking Basics
Plan Your Home Network
Understand Internet Connection Sharing
Use the Setup a Network Wizard
Set Up Your ICS Clients
Internet Explorer
Set Up a Wireless Network
Use Windows Vista on a Large Network
Virtual Private Networking
Configure Your Windows Vista Computer for a VPN Connection
Network File and Printer Sharing
Manage Users and Groups
Understand User Accounts
Manage User Accounts
Create a New Account
Change an Account
Manage User Accounts with Computer Management
Manage Groups
Windows Vista Security and Remote Connections
Use Windows Firewall
Issues with Windows Firewall
Checking Windows Firewall
Configure Windows Firewall Settings
Use Windows Defender
Run a Scan
Use Windows Defender Tools
Configure Parental Controls
Setting Up Parental Controls
Configure Remote Desktop
Enable Remote Desktop
Configure the Remote Desktop Client Computer
Make a Remote Desktop Connection
Manage Remote Desktop Performance
Use Remote Assistance
Turn On Remote Assistance
Request Remote Assistance
Cool Things You Can Do with Windows Vista
Play Games
Manage Game Controllers
Play Games with Windows XP
Playing Games Installed with Windows Vista
Playing Games on the Internet
Installing and Playing Your Own Games
Troubleshooting Game Problems
A Game Controller Doesn't Work
DirectX Problems
Game Lockup
Set Display Mode: DDERR_GENERIC
Use Volume Controls and Sound Recorder
Use Windows Media Player
Now Playing
Adding an Item to the Library
Creating a Playlist
Skin Chooser
Media Player Configuration Options
Create Movies with Windows Movie Maker
Why Use Windows Movie Maker?
Opening Windows Movie Maker
Importing Digital Data
Importing from a DV Camera
Importing Existing Video or Pictures on Your Computer
Make Movies
Splitting Clips
Combining Clips
Getting Familiar with the Workspace
Trimming Clips
Creating Transitions
Add Audio to Your Movies
Adding Audio
Adding Titles and Credits
Save Movies
Publishing Your Movie
Manage Digital Photos and Use Windows Slideshow
Connect to Your PC
View and Manage Your Photos
Use the Photo Gallery
Make a Movie
Control Toolbar
Print Your Photos
Burn Your Photos to a CD
Use Windows Slideshow
Take Care of Windows Vista
Hard Disk Basics
File System Basics
Set Hard Disk Properties
General Tab
Previous Versions
Schedule Tasks
Create a Task
Use Windows Update
Optimize, Troubleshoot, and Fix Windows Vista
Manage Disks
Manage Disks
Understanding Dynamic Disks
Understanding Disk Status
Formatting a Disk
Creating a New Volume
Assigning a Different Drive Letter and Path to a Volume
Extending or Shrinking a Volume
Other Volume Solutions
Use Windows Vista Backup and Restore
Backing Up Data
Restoring Data
BitLocker Drive Encryption
Solve Problems with Windows Vista
Performance Information and Tools
Use System Information
System Summary
Hardware Resources
Software Environment
Use the Reliability and Performance Monitor
Reliability and Performance Monitor Interface
Using the Performance Monitor
Reliability Monitor
Use System Properties to Optimize Windows Vista
Performance Options
Troubleshooting Tips
Use Windows Help
Use Safe Mode
Use System Restore
Running System Restore
Install Windows Vista
Upgrade to Windows Vista
Check the System Requirements
Back Up Your Data
Check Out Your Device Drivers
Check for Viruses and Disable Antivirus Software
Shut Down All Programs
Upgrade to Windows Vista
Install Windows Vista as a New Installation
Prepare for a Clean Installation
Activate Windows Vista