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Microsoft Windows Vista Visual QuickStart Guide



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  • Microsoft Windows Vista : Visual QuickStart Guide
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Master the newest version of Microsoft Windows Vista with this Visual QuickStart Guide - includes coverage of updates in Service Pack 1!

Author Biography

Chris Fehily is a writer and consultant living in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
What Windows Doesp. xiv
The Editions of Windows Vistap. xv
Upgrading to Windows Vistap. xvii
What's New in Windows Vistap. xviii
About This Bookp. xx
Getting Startedp. 1
Logging On and Logging Offp. 2
Using Welcome Centerp. 15
Exploring the Windows Interfacep. 16
The Mousep. 18
The Keyboardp. 20
Menusp. 23
Toolbarsp. 30
Iconsp. 31
Windowsp. 34
Dialog Boxesp. 42
Propertiesp. 44
Transferring Datap. 46
The Desktopp. 53
Exploring the Start Menup. 54
Using the Start Menup. 58
Customizing the Start Menup. 67
Exploring the Taskbarp. 71
Managing Windows by Using the Taskbarp. 72
Customizing the Taskbarp. 74
Using the Notification Areap. 78
Adding Toolbars to the Taskbarp. 81
Using the Quick Launch Toolbarp. 85
Using the Sidebarp. 87
Managing Shortcutsp. 92
Tidying Your Desktopp. 99
Getting Helpp. 101
Starting Help and Supportp. 102
Browing Help and Supportp. 103
Searching Help and Supportp. 105
Getting Help on the Webp. 106
Capturing Screen Imagesp. 107
Allowing Others to Connect to Your Computer Remotelyp. 108
Personalizing Your Work Environmentp. 115
Using Control Panelp. 116
Setting the Window Colorp. 119
Turning off Aerop. 120
Setting the Desktop Backgroundp. 121
Setting the Screen Saverp. 123
Setting the Desktop Themep. 125
Configuring the Monitorp. 127
Configuring the Mousep. 133
Configuring the Keyboardp. 136
Configuring Sound and Audio Devicesp. 138
Setting the Date and Timep. 143
Localizing Your Systemp. 146
Accommodating Disabled Usersp. 151
Using Speech Recognitionp. 155
Using Alternative Mouse Behaviorp. 160
Conserving Powerp. 161
Managing Fontsp. 169
Managing Visual Effects and Performancep. 173
Restoring the Old Windows Lookp. 174
Getting General System Informationp. 177
Organizing Files and Foldersp. 179
Exploring Your Computerp. 180
Storing Stuff in Your Personal Folderp. 183
Using Windows Explorerp. 186
Navigating in Windows Explorerp. 192
Tagging Filesp. 196
Filtering, Sorting, Stacking, and Grouping Filesp. 199
Customizing a Folderp. 204
Setting Folder Optionsp. 205
Creating Foldersp. 208
Naming Files and Foldersp. 209
Moving and Copying Files and Foldersp. 210
Sending Files and Foldersp. 213
Deleting Files and Foldersp. 215
Compressing Files and Foldersp. 220
Searching for Files and Foldersp. 226
Saving Searchesp. 239
Burning CDs and DVDsp. 240
Using Keyboard Shortcutsp. 246
Installing and Running Programsp. 249
Installing Programsp. 250
Removing Programsp. 255
Turning Windows Features On or Offp. 257
Launching Programsp. 258
Launching Programs Automaticallyp. 260
Running Older Programsp. 261
Switching Programsp. 262
Exiting Programsp. 264
Killing Unresponsive Programsp. 265
Using the Free Utility Programsp. 267
Saving Documentsp. 275
Opening Documentsp. 277
Associating Documents with Programsp. 279
Printing, Scanning, and Faxingp. 283
Installing a Printerp. 284
Sharing a Network Printerp. 291
Setting Printer Propertiesp. 293
Printing Documentsp. 295
Controlling Printoutsp. 298
Scanning and Faxingp. 300
Setting up Hardwarep. 311
Connecting Devices to Your Computerp. 312
Installing a New Devicep. 318
Setting up Bluetooth Devicesp. 322
Managing Device Driversp. 324
Digital Photosp. 329
Importing Photos to Your Computerp. 330
Getting Started with Windows Photo Galleryp. 336
Viewing Photosp. 342
Finding Photosp. 345
Touching up Photosp. 349
Printing Photosp. 350
Ordering Prints Onlinep. 351
Emailing Photosp. 352
Using Keyboard Shortcutsp. 353
Windows Media Playerp. 355
Getting Started with Media Playerp. 356
Playing Music CDsp. 359
Customizing the Now Playing Tabp. 362
Viewing Visualizationsp. 364
Changing Player Appearance with Skinsp. 365
Shopping Onlinep. 366
Listening to Radio Stationsp. 367
Ripping CDs to Your Hard Drivep. 368
Organizing Your Libraryp. 372
Working with Playlistsp. 380
Burning Music CDsp. 384
Playing DVDsp. 386
Using Keyboard Shortcutsp. 388
Windows Movie Makerp. 389
Getting Started with Movie Makerp. 390
Importing Contentp. 392
Organizing Your Clipsp. 396
Creating a Projectp. 397
Editing a Projectp. 398
Editing Clipsp. 401
Adding Visual Contentp. 403
Adding Audio Tracksp. 405
Publishing a Moviep. 407
Connecting to the Internetp. 409
Understanding Connection Typesp. 410
Connecting to the Internetp. 413
Security and Privacyp. 419
Checking Your Security Statusp. 420
Using a Firewallp. 424
Updating Windowsp. 429
Defending Against Viruses and Spywarep. 432
Setting Parental Controlsp. 438
Encrypting Datap. 440
Encrypting Drivesp. 442
Internet Explorerp. 445
Getting Started with Internet Explorerp. 446
Navigating the Webp. 447
Using Tabsp. 454
Bookmarking Pagesp. 457
Blocking Pop-Up Windowsp. 460
Browsing Tipsp. 462
Email, Contacts, and Calendarsp. 471
Getting Started with Windows Mailp. 472
Setting up an Email Accountp. 473
Sending Emailp. 475
Reading Emailp. 480
Receiving Attachmentsp. 487
Applying Message Rulesp. 490
Using Newsgroupsp. 492
Managing Your Contactsp. 494
Creating a Personal Calendarp. 495
Windows Live Messengerp. 497
Setting up Messengerp. 498
Signing in to Messengerp. 500
Creating a Contacts Listp. 503
Using Messengerp. 504
Managing User Accountsp. 509
Setting up User Accountsp. 510
Using User Account Controlp. 517
Managing User Profilesp. 518
Setting up a Small Networkp. 519
Understanding Network Typesp. 520
Sharing an Internet Connectionp. 524
Setting up a Networkp. 525
Managing a Networkp. 530
Sharing Filesp. 534
Working Remotelyp. 539
Dialing Directp. 540
Connecting to a Virtual Private Network Serverp. 541
Controlling a Computer with Remote Desktopp. 542
Making Network Files and Folders Available Offlinep. 548
Using Laptop Utilitiesp. 550
Maintenance & Troubleshootingp. 551
Getting System Informationp. 552
Managing Tasksp. 553
Cleaning up a Diskp. 554
Defragmenting a Diskp. 555
Checking for Disk Errorsp. 556
Managing Disksp. 557
Scheduling Tasksp. 558
Editing the Registryp. 560
Reporting and Solving Problemsp. 561
Boosting Memoryp. 562
Restoring Your Systemp. 563
Backing up Your Filesp. 566
Recovering After a Crashp. 570
Installing Windows Vistap. 571
Getting Ready to Install Windows Vistap. 572
Choosing an Installation Typep. 575
Installing Windows Vistap. 576
Activating Windows Vistap. 580
Transferring Existing Files and Settingsp. 581
Installing Service Packsp. 583
Indexp. 587
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