Windows Vista For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 9, 2011 - Computers - 432 pages
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Create music CDs and photo DVDs or even watch TV

Move your files to a new computer, or get your old PC ready for Vista

The thing that's made Windows For Dummies so successful is that it's packed with the basics you need to make Windows work. This book gets you through all the Windows Vista tasks and tripwires, including starting programs, finding files, navigating the new see-through interface, staying safe while you cruise the Internet, and much more.

Discover how to

  • Find files when they're hiding
  • Hook up with another computer
  • Make Vista work like XP
  • Block Internet bad guys
  • Share a PC without sharing your files
  • Fix problems yourself
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Windows Vista Stuff Everybody
7
The Desktop Start Menu
21
The Desktop Start Menu and Other Windows Vista Mysteries 21 Chapter 3 Basic Windows Mechanics
47
Flipping Through Files Folders Floppies and CDs
69
Working with Programs and Files
95
Briefly Lost but Quickly Found
119
Printing Your Work
133
Customizing and Upgrading Windows Vista
207
Keeping Windows from Breaking
235
Sharing One Computer with Several People
249
Connecting Two or More
259
Music Movies Memories and Photos Too
277
Fiddling with Photos and Movies
303
The Case of the Broken Window
333
Moving from an Old Computer to a New One
353

Getting Things Done on the Internet
145
Cruising the Web
147
Sending and Receiving Email
171
Safe Computing
189
Help on the Windows Vista Help System
365
Ten or So Things Youll Hate about
373
Upgrading to Windows Vista
387
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Andy Rathbone started geeking around with computers in 1985 when he bought a 26-pound portable CP/M Kaypro 2X. Like other nerds of the day, he soon began plying with null-modem adapters, dialing computer bulletin boards, and working part-time at Radio Shack.
He wrote articles for various techie publications before moving to computer books in 1992. Heís written the Windows For Dummies series, Upgrading and Fixing PCs For Dummies, TiVo For Dummies, PCs: The Missing Manual, and many other computer books.
Today, he has more than 15 million copies of his books in print, and theyíve been translated into more than 30 languages. You can reach Andy at his Web site, www.andyrathbone.com.

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