Windows Vista For Dummies

Windows Vista For Dummies 

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With Vista, Windows has had an extreme makeover. Many of the features that were old friends in Windows XP now look and act differently.
And if you�re thinking of upgrading to Vista but haven�t done it yet, wow ?there are eight different versions! How do you know which one to choose?

That�s easy ?look in Book One of Windows Vista All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies.
Windows expert Woody Leonhard starts off this everything-you-want-to-know-about -Vista guide by helping you choose the version that fits your needs.
He follows that with minibooks Two through Nine, each devoted to one specific area ?setting up, securing, and customizing Vista, going online, adding cool hardware, getting the most from multimedia, exploring Vista video, and setting up a network.

You�ll find out about:

*Ripping and burning discs of data, music, or movies
*Organizing desktop files and folders
*Collecting and editing your digital photos in the Photo Gallery
*Controlling users, making backups, and maintaining your system
*Locking down your system to deflect spam, scams, spyware, phishers, and viruses
*Exploring alternatives to Internet Explorer
*Adding hard drives, printers, key drives, USB hubs, and other hardware
*Making movies, adding music to your iPod, and setting up Media Center

Covering almost anything you will ever need to know for a long and happy relationship with Vista, Windows Vista All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is a guide you�ll refer to again and again.


Table of Contents:

I: A Vista Orientation.
Chapter 1: Windows 4 N00bs.
Chapter 2: Vista versus the WinXPerienced.
Chapter 3: Choosing a Version.
Chapter 4: Upgrades and Clean Installs.

II: Vista Boot Camp.
Chapter 1: Running Vista from Start to Finish.
Chapter 2: Controlling Users.
Chapter 3: Maintaining Your System.
Chapter 4: Getting the Basic Stuff Done.
Chapter 5: Getting Help with Vista.

III: Securing Vista.
Chapter 1: Lock Down: Spies, Spams, Scams, and Slams.
Chapter 2: Security Center Overview.
Chapter 3: Windows Firewall Backward and Forward.
Chapter 4: Patching and Plugging.
Chapter 5: Virus Protection and the Big Defender.

IV: Customizing Vista.
Chapter 1: Personalizing Your Desktop.
Chapter 2: Organizing Your Vista Interface.
Chapter 3: Searching on Your Desktop.
Chapter 4: Beating and Cheating Vista�s Games.

V: Vista on the Internet.
Chapter 1: Getting the Most from the Internet.
Chapter 2: Finding Your Way around Internet Explorer (And Firefox).
Chapter 3: Making Internet Explorer Your Own.
Chapter 4: Windows Mail and the Alternatives.
Chapter 5: Working Together ?IM OK, You�re OK.
Chapter 6: Searching on the Internet.

VI: Adding Cool Hardware.
Chapter 1: Finding and Installing the Hardware You Want.
Chapter 2: iPimping iPods and iTunes.
Chapter 3: Adding a Second (Or Third) Hard Drive.
Chapter 4: Picking Printers and Printer/Scanner/Faxers.

VII: Joining the Multimedia Mix.
Chapter 1: Jammin?with Windows Media Player.
Chapter 2: Podcasting.
Chapter 3: Discovering Digital Cameras.
Chapter 4: Mugging in the Photo Gallery.
Chapter 5: Lights! Action! Windows Movie Maker.

VIII: Vista Video.
Chapter 1: Preparing a Media Center PC.
Chapter 2: Starting Media Center.
Chapter 3: Turning On the Tube.
Chapter 4: Beyond the Media Center Basics.

IX: Setting Up a Vista Network.
Chapter 1: Those Pesky Network Things You Need to Know.
Chapter 2: Building Your Network.
Chapter 3: Putting the Why in Wi-Fi.


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