9781840783162

Windows Vista in Easy Steps

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  • ISBN13:

    9781840783162

  • ISBN10:

    1840783168

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-02-10
  • Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited

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Windows Vista in easy steps provides a full colour, clear and concise guide to Windows Vista, the latest version of Microsoft Windows and successor to Windows XP. It covers the five different editions of Windows Vista (Business, Enterprise, Home Premium, Home Basic and Ultimate) enabling you to work out which version of Windows Vista is right for you. It introduces the key features of Windows Vista, and explores its operations, including starting up, basic control functions, working with applications, managing files and folders, printing and fonts, networking and Internet. Step-by-step, it will familiarize you to the new Windows Vista interface, including Windows Aero, security features and Windows Mail, and discusses system activation and validation, backup and Windows Update.Windows Vista in easy steps will help you to become productive with your Windows Vista in no time, whether you're upgrading from an earlier version of Windows, or this is your first experience with Windows.

Table of Contents

Windows Editionsp. 7
What is Windows?p. 8
Windows Vista Editionsp. 9
Windows Vista PCp. 11
Upgrade Advisorp. 12
Feature Reviewp. 13
Report Summaryp. 14
Detailed Resultsp. 15
Using Your Mousep. 16
Starting Windows Vistap. 17
Switching usersp. 18
Getting Startedp. 19
The Desktopp. 20
The Welcome Centerp. 21
The Start Buttonp. 22
Help and Support Centerp. 23
Search Helpp. 25
Guided Helpp. 26
Ask Someonep. 27
More Support Optionsp. 29
Product Activationp. 30
Turn Off Your Computerp. 31
Basic Controlsp. 33
Menusp. 34
Dialog boxesp. 35
Structure of a windowp. 36
Moving a windowp. 37
Restoring a windowp. 38
Switching windowsp. 39
Resizing a windowp. 40
Arranging windowsp. 41
Arranging iconsp. 42
Scrollingp. 43
Closing a windowp. 44
Windows Explorerp. 45
Windows Explorerp. 45
Computer Folderp. 47
Exploring Drivesp. 48
Opening Windows Explorerp. 50
Favorite Linksp. 51
Saved Searchesp. 52
Address Barp. 54
Customize Layoutp. 55
Folder Contentsp. 56
Changing Viewsp. 57
Sortingp. 58
Groupingp. 59
Folder Optionsp. 60
Customizing Foldersp. 62
Manage Files and Foldersp. 63
Select Files and Foldersp. 64
Copy or Move Files or Foldersp. 66
File Conflictsp. 70
Delete Files and Foldersp. 72
The Recycle Binp. 73
Create a File or Folderp. 76
Rename a File or Folderp. 77
Backtrack File Operationsp. 78
File Propertiesp. 79
Open Filesp. 80
Recent Itemsp. 81
Search for Files and Foldersp. 82
Compressed Foldersp. 83
Working with Programsp. 85
Start and Close Programsp. 86
Classic Start Menup. 88
Start Searchesp. 89
Start Program using Runp. 90
Create a Shortcutp. 92
Pin to Start Menup. 93
Taskbar Groupingp. 94
Startup Folderp. 95
Minimized (or Maximized)p. 96
Install and Uninstallp. 97
Windows Featuresp. 98
Program Compatibilityp. 99
Command Promptp. 100
Task Managerp. 101
Internet and Windowsp. 103
New Internet Connectionp. 104
Start Internet Explorerp. 107
Browse the Webp. 108
Browser Buttonsp. 110
Search the Internetp. 112
Change Search Providerp. 113
Bookmark Favoritesp. 114
RSS Feedsp. 115
Historyp. 116
Home Pagep. 117
Tabbed Browsingp. 118
Zoomp. 119
Printp. 120
Email and Windowsp. 121
Web Mailp. 122
Enable Pop Mailp. 124
Start Windows Mailp. 125
Security Settingsp. 127
Receive Emailsp. 129
Read a Messagep. 130
Reply to a Messagep. 131
Compose a New Messagep. 132
Windows Contactsp. 133
Newsgroupsp. 134
Block Spam Sendersp. 136
Send a Web Pagep. 138
Fonts and Printingp. 139
Windows Fontsp. 140
Character Mapp. 142
Install New Fontsp. 143
ClearType Smoothingp. 144
Add a Local Printerp. 145
Add a Network Printerp. 146
Print a Documentp. 148
Print Previewp. 150
Print Managementp. 151
Printer Configurationp. 152
Networkingp. 153
Network Componentsp. 154
Set Up your Networkp. 155
Internet Connectionp. 156
Discover Networksp. 158
Network and Sharing Centerp. 159
Network Mapp. 160
Share Files and Foldersp. 161
Map to Shared Folderp. 162
Customize Windowsp. 163
Personalize your Computerp. 164
Color and Appearancep. 165
Desktop Backgroundp. 166
Windows Flip and Flip 3Dp. 168
Live Window Previewsp. 169
Screen Saverp. 170
Soundsp. 171
Taskbarp. 172
Desktop Themesp. 173
Windows Sidebarp. 174
User Accountsp. 176
Date and Timep. 178
Windows Calendarp. 179
Windows Media Player Skinsp. 180
Digital Mediap. 181
Upload Picturesp. 182
Pictures Folderp. 183
Windows Photo Galleryp. 184
Windows Movie Makerp. 186
Windows Media Playerp. 187
Copy Audio CDp. 188
Play DVD Moviesp. 189
Media Libraryp. 190
Online Resourcesp. 191
Windows Media Centerp. 192
Reference section: Maintenancep. 193
System Propertiesp. 194
Performance Informationp. 196
Clean Up your Diskp. 197
Defragment your Diskp. 198
Schedule Tasksp. 199
Configure Power Optionsp. 200
Back Up and Recover Datap. 201
Windows Easy Transferp. 202
System Restorep. 204
Windows Security Centerp. 206
Windows Firewallp. 207
Malware Protectionp. 208
Windows Updatep. 209
Change Settingsp. 210
Indexp. 211
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