Master VISUALLY Microsoft Windows Vista

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 12, 2007 - Computers - 573 pages
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"One picture is worth a thousand words." If you prefer instructions that show you how rather than tell you why, then this intermediate to advanced level reference is for you. Hundreds of succinctly captioned, step-by-step screen shots reveal how to accomplish more than 200 Windows Vista tasks, including:

  • Handling new, upgrade, or dual-boot installation
  • Using the new desktop and start menu
  • Creating toolbars and changing display settings
  • Managing the firewall and antivirus software
  • Installing CD and DVD burners
  • Working with the new productivity features
  • "Master It" sidebars answer questions and present shortcuts
  • High-resolution screen shots demonstrate each task
  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
  • Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
  

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Contents

1 Preparing for Installation 3 Customizing
1
Use the Upgrade Advisor
8
Transfer Files and Settings
14
Installing Windows Vista
22
2 Installing Windows
23
with Windows Vista
34
New Installation 24 Install Windows Vista Upgrade Installation 32 Launch and Use Safe Mode
36
Add Remove and Change Windows
42
PART IV
289
Send Mail with Windows Mail
294
Manage Folders with Windows Mail
300
Use Windows Mail to Block Senders
306
Discovering Windows Calendar
316
14 Discovering
317
Set Advanced Recurring Appointment Times
322
Create Tasks
328

Report Compatibility Feedback to Microsoft
54
PART II
59
Get to Know the Windows Vista Desktop
60
Use the Live Taskbar
66
Adjust Mouse Controls
68
Make Use of Speech Recognition
74
Launch Programs with the Run Command
80
5 Customizing
83
Switch to Large Windows Fonts and Icons
86
Desktop
90
Select a Screen Saver
92
Enable and Add Items to Quick Launch
98
Use Vista Gadgets
104
Change Group Membership
112
Launch the Run as Administrator Command
118
Turn on Parental Controls
124
Limit Logon Times for Users
130
Limit Program Access for Users
136
Change Folder Views
140
Customize the Vista Explorers
146
Customize Folder Properties
152
Share Files Directly from Your Computer 156 Create Compressed Folders
158
Manage Windows Firewall
164
Add Logon Warning
172
Install and Manage Digital Certificates 176 Secure Microsoft Office Outlook
180
Working with Multimedia Hardware
186
PART III
187
Use Media Player 11 Library
194
Use MTV URGE Music Service
200
Install Internal CD or DVD Burners
204
Burn CDs
210
Import Pictures from a Digital Camera
216
Adjust Exposure and Colors in Windows
222
Work with Windows Movie Maker 6
228
Burn a DVD Using Windows DVD Maker
234
Configure Media Center
240
Navigate Media Center
256
Use My Music to Enjoy Music
262
Set Up Your TV Signal to View Television 268 Burn DVDs or CDs with Media Center
276
Watch Live TV Shows
282
Getting Familiar with Windows Mail
288
Start Windows Fax and Scan
334
Send a Fax
340
Configure Vista Scan
346
Manage Scanned Files
352
Networking and the Internet
354
PARTV
355
Configure Internet Broadband Connections
360
Configure Internet Connection Sharing
366
Configure Wireless Networking
372
Sync Offline Folders Using Sync Center
378
17 Exploring Internet
383
Discover Internet Explorer 7s New Features 382 Use Internet Explorer 7 for Web Browsing
384
Select a History Item in Internet Explorer 7
390
Use Quick Tabs
396
Use a Phishing Filter to Check a Web Site
402
18 Working with
405
Troubleshoot Network Errors
408
Configure Remote Settings
414
Use Windows Remote Assistance
420
Install and Configure a Web Server
424
Install and Configure an FTP Server
430
Configure a Default Document
436
Connect to a Domain
442
Search for Printers
448
e Managing Portable Computers
452
q Working with Windows Internals
454
View Events
460
Schedule Tasks
466
Work with the Command Prompt
472
Create Dynamic Disks
480
Work with Wireless Networks
490
Configure Power Management
496
Set Up VPN Connections
502
r Optimizing Performance
508
Set Windows Performance Options
514
t Troubleshooting Windows Vista
520
Get Support Online from Microsoft
526
Start Windows in Safe Mode
534
Reinstall Windows
542
Save System Diagnostics Reports
552
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Rob Tidrow is a freelance writer and consultant for Tidrow Communications, Inc., a firm specializing in content creation and delivery. Rob has authored or co-authored over 30 books on a wide variety of computer and technical topics, including Microsoft Windows Vista, Wireless Networking technologies, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Outlook 2003, Windows 2003 Server, and Microsoft Internet Information Server. His most current work is Teach Yourself Visually Wireless Networking. He lives in Centerville, Indiana with his wife Tammy and their two sons, Adam and Wesley. You can reach him robtidrow@yahoo.com.

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