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Do-It-Yourself Windows Vista Projects: 24 Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Do!


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Take Windows Vista to new horizons

Now you can get the most out of Microsoft's revolutionary new operating system with the practical and entertaining projects packed inside this easy-to-follow guide. Produced in conjunction with, the place you go for the latest in tech and consumer electronics, this book shows you how to do all kinds of cool things with Windows Vista, like create CDs and DVDs, set up a virtual meeting room, improve your PC's performance, solve home networking problems, recover lost files, and more.

Inside, you'll find 24 self-contained projects, step-by-step instructions, a list of tools needed at the beginning of each project, and hundreds of clear photos and screenshots. With CNET Do-It-Yourself Windows Vista Projects, you'll reach new levels of fun and productivity.

  • Create a custom Windows Sidebar
  • Watch TV on your PC and record your favorite shows
  • Enable speech recognition
  • Create your own movie and burn it to a DVD
  • Synchronize your PC with other computers and devices
  • Schedule automatic backups for your data
  • Turn your PC into a GPS device
  • And much more

About the Author

Curt Simmons is a technology trainer and author of several books, including How to Do Everything with Windows Vista and How to Do Everything with Your Blackberry.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Quickly Find Anything on Your Computer with Live Icons

Chapter 2. Have Live Web Content Delivered to Your Desktop

Chapter 3. Create a Personal Windows Sidebar with Live Content

Chapter 4. Customize Folders and Flip Action

Chapter 5. Use Tabbed Browsing and Live Previews in IE 7

Chapter 6. Let Vista Help You Make Your Travel Plans

Chapter 7: Arrange and View Photos with Windows Photo Gallery

Chapter 8: Manage Your Life Anywhere with Windows Calendar and Windows Live

Chapter 9: Create a Multimedia Slideshow

Chapter 10: Manage the Internet Sites Your Children Can View and the Games They Can Play

Part 2: Challenging Projects

Chapter 11: Create a Custom CD Cover

Chapter 12: Create a Simple Movie from Digital Camera Video Footage

Chapter 13: Turn Windows Vista into a Media Center

Chapter 14: Watch TV on Windows Vista

Chapter 15: Talk to Windows Vista Project

Chapter 16: Synchronize Your Vista PC with Other Computers and Devices

Chapter 17: Eliminate SPAM and Unwanted Messages in Windows Mail

Chapter 18: Use Windows Media Player with Xbox 360

Chapter 19: Turn Your Vista PC into a Digital Jukebox

Chapter 20: Use Network Map to Solve Home Network Connection Problems

Chapter 21: Make Your Important Data Automatically Save Itself to Another PC or Drive

Chapter 22: Get a Lost File Back with Shadow Copy

Chapter 23: Make an Old Program Run Under Vista

Chapter 24: Turn Your Windows Vista Laptop into a Mobile GPS Device

Product Details

Simmons, Curt
McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
Operating systems (computers)
Operating Systems - Windows
General Computers
Operating Systems - Windows Vista
0073294535, 0071490930, 0072263768, 0072263822, 007226375X, 0071550127
Operating Systems - General
Edition Number:
Cnet Do-It-Yourself
Publication Date:
March 2007
Grade Level:
10.80x8.46x.50 in. 1.07 lbs.

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