Find Gold in Windows Vista

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 14, 2007 - Computers - 494 pages
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Windows Vista represents a major improvement to Windows––one that′s been long in coming. Because of that, many readers will be experienced Windows users who have grown accustomed to doing things a certain way. The new version of Windows will present a challenge to them. This book is for that reader.

Getting up to speed on a new version of Windows is a frustrating game called "Where have they buried the bodies?" People know what they want to do; they just don′t know the new places to find what they need and the new steps involved to accomplish the task. Find Gold in Windows Vista shows readers the new places and the new steps in the new Windows. This book is different because computer users who already know Windows but are merely concerned with finding where the bodies are buried can use it to find quickly the exact information they need.

While experienced readers can enjoy this book′s topical and to–the–point approach, beginners and those intimidated by computers will enjoy the tutorial aspect. This is the "Ask Dan" flavor of the book, where Dan explains in his usual, avuncular style how to do things for folks who are intimidated or perhaps just don′t know a better way to get things done.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Add Hardware
11
Administrative Tools
17
All Programs Menu
26
AutoComplete
35
Backup
42
Character Map
48
Compressed Folders
58
Password Reset Disk
241
Pathnames
249
Power Button
256
Printers
262
Problem Reports and Solutions
270
Public Folder
277
Recycle Bin
285
Registry Editor
292

Contacts
65
Copy Cut and Paste Files
73
Defrag
79
Desktop
85
Device Manager
93
Discs CDs and DVDs
100
Disk Drives
108
Display
115
Favorites
122
Fax
128
Firewall
136
Fonts
144
Game Controllers
153
Help
160
History
167
Internet Explorer
176
Keyboard Shortcuts
183
Live Search Internet Explorer
190
Magnifier
196
Menus
202
Mouse
211
Narrator
218
Notepad
227
Paint
235
RSS
300
Safe Mode
304
Save
311
Search
317
Select Files
325
Shortcuts
333
Sidebar
340
Sideshow
346
Sounds
352
Standard User
358
Sync Center
366
System Properties
374
Tabbed Browsing
380
Task Scheduler
388
Taskbar
396
Themes
404
Toolbars
411
Updates
418
User Accounts
426
Web Page Cache
433
Windows Defender
442
Windows Mail
451
Windows Media Player
457
Copyright

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Dan Gookin is the extremely popular computer book author who wrote the original For Dummies book and launched a phenomenon. Dan's books have earned worldwide acclaim, with more than 11 million copies in print in 32 languages, including the bestselling PCs For Dummies. He welcomes visitors to his Web site at www.wambooli.com.

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