Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows Vista All in One, Paperback Book

Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows Vista All in One Paperback


Vista is the brave new world of Microsoft Windows computing, and with it, what once was old, is new again.

In just a short time, Sams Teach Yourself Windows Vista All in One will have you up and running with this new, must-have Windows operating system.

Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds upon a real-world foundation forged in both technology and everyday user scenarios, allowing you to learn the essentials of Windows Vista from the ground up.

If you're a pro or a newcomer to Windows, you have in your hands the book you need to make the most of Vista with the least effort possible.

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks, and you'll learn the extra under-the-hood features that enable you to leverage Windows even more.

Learn how to!/ Do more with Windows Vista in less time / Quickly start using Vista's new user interface like a pro / Leverage the power of Vista's new Aero graphics / Keep often-used tools and utilities handy by adding Gadgets to your new Windows Sidebar / Manage your digital picture library with Windows Photo Gallery / Utilize Vista's Explorer windows to quickly get to data you need / Master Vista's new Instant Search feature, so your files no longer get lost in the shuffle / Use the new Windows Media Player 11 to manage both your music and video collections / Automate routine Windows tasks so your computer works while you sleep / Improve security with Vista's state-of-the-art Windows Defender / Easily optimize your disk's files and folders and configure your home network / Protect your valuable data with Vista's Backup and Restore Center / Surf the 'Net with tabbed browsing, manage RSS feeds, and more, using the new Internet Explorer 7 Greg Perry has been a leader in computer education for 20 years, having taught at the college level and written enough books and articles to be called "the most proficient computer author on earth."In addition to writing about computers, he speaks, consults, and writes about other topics including real estate and the government.

He and his wife Jayne offer unique training and insights for new and advanced eBay users as well as run an eBay consignment and training business,, out of their rural, countryside home. Part I: Introducing Windows Vista Chapter 1 Welcome to Windows Vista7 Chapter 2 Exploring the Welcome Center 27 Part II: Getting Started with Windows Vista Chapter 3 Clicking Your Start Button 45 Chapter 4 Starting and Stopping Windows 61 Chapter 5 Managing Your Programs 75 Chapter 6 Taking the Taskbar to Task 85 Chapter 7 Changing Windows Vista's Look 101 Chapter 8 Mastering Vista's Explorer Windows 123 Part III: Working with Windows Vista Chapter 9 Working with the Sidebar and Gadgets 155 Chapter 10 Exploring the Windows Vista Accessories 167 Chapter 11 Taking Time Out with Windows Vista Games 187 Chapter 12 Calling for Help 207 Chapter 13 Finding Information All Over Windows 223 Part IV: Making Things Happen with Windows Vista Chapter 14 Going Multimedia with Vista 237 Chapter 15 Managing Your Entertainment Experience with Media Player 263 Chapter 16 Going Digital with Your Camera or Scanner 287 Chapter 17 Modifying and Sharing Photos 297 Chapter 18 Recording Simple Audio 319 Chapter 19 Making Movies with Windows Movie Maker 329 Chapter 20 Dating with Windows Calendar 353 Part V: Automating Vista Chapter 21 Scheduling Tasks to Run Later 375 Chapter 22 Making Windows More Accessible 391 Chapter 23 Speaking to Your Computer 407 Chapter 24 Controlling Windows Vista 417 Chapter 25 Setting Up Windows Program Defaults 439 Chapter 26 Separating Users Gives Each the Access They Need 453 Chapter 27 Managing Your Windows Security 467 Chapter 28 Adding and Removing Programs 491 Part VI: Interfacing Windows and Hardware Chapter 29 Printing with Windows Vista 505 Chapter 30 Faxing and Scanning 519 Chapter 31 Restoring Your Windows System to a Previous State 531 Chapter 32 Improving Disk Performance and Storage 541 Chapter 33 Configuring Windows Vista 551 Chapter 34 Saving Power with Windows Vista 575 Chapter 35 Protecting Your Data and Programs 587 Part VII: Running Windows Vista in a Connected World Chapter 36 Combining Vista, Networks, and the Internet 611 Chapter 37 Exploring the Internet with Vista and Internet Explorer 627 Chapter 38 Staying in Touch with RSS and Instant Messaging 655 Chapter 39 Synchronizing Your Computer with Other Devices 675 Chapter 40 Mailing with Windows Mail 691 Chapter 41 Accessing a World of Information in Newsgroups 713 Part VIII: Making Vista Work Better for You Chapter 42 Vista's Ten Best Tips that Save You Time and Grief 727 Chapter 43 Ten Terrific Online Tips to Help and Traps to Avoid 739 Chapter 44 Your Windows Vista Future 749 Part IX: Appendix Appendix A Common Vista Keyboard Shortcuts 755


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 816 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Microsoft Windows
  • ISBN: 9780672328893



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