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Windows Vista All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

This reference for the rest of us provides simple, step-by-step instructions, peppered with humor, for users who know how to play Solitaire on the computer. The book is divided into nine sections on Vista orientation, a Vista 'boot camp,' security, customization, Vista on the Internet, adding cool hardware, joining the multimedia mix, Vista video, and setting up a Vista network. Screenshots, tips, warnings, and technical sidebars abound. The author has written other "For Dummies" books. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Packed with information on the latest tools in Windows Vista, this book covers updated interface features, security options, DVD authoring, and setup processes, plus the newly introduced Windows Desktop Search.

Synopsis:

9 books in 1--your key to Windows Vista survival

Your one-stop guide to new Vista features, video, music, networks, cool hardware, and more

Tame and tease Vista's new features with the expert advice in these handy minibooks. From gadgets to glass, desktops to downloads, backups to browsers, find what you need to know about Vista, iPods, free antivirus software, pictures, scumbusting, Windows renovation and resuscitation, and much more.

Discover how to Choose and install the right Vista version Rip and burn discs of data, music, or movies Organize your desktop files and folders Spruce up pictures in the Photo Gallery Play music and podcasts anywhere

Synopsis:

9 books in 1 — your key to Windows Vista survival!

Your one-stop guide to new Vista features, video, music, networks, cool hardware, and more

Tame and tease Vista's new features with the expert advice in these handy minibooks. From gadgets to glass, desktops to downloads, backups to browsers, find what you need to know about Vista, iPods, free antivirus software, pictures, scumbusting, Windows renovation and resuscitation, and much more.

Discover how to

  • Choose and install the right Vista version
  • Rip and burn discs of data, music, or movies
  • Organize your desktop files and folders
  • Spruce up pictures in the Photo Gallery
  • Play music and podcasts anywhere

About the Author

Woody Leonhard's wisdom and straight-shooting style have saved many from Windows agony. He invented the "MS-DEFCON" system for consumers to safely apply patches. He runs the AskWoody.com Web site and has written a dozen For Dummies books.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book 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.

Book 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.

Book 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.

Book 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.

Book 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.

Book 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.

Book 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.

Book 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.

Book 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.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471749417
Author:
Leonhard, Woody
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Operating Systems - NT
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows Vista
Subject:
Operating Systems / Microsoft Windows
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20061215
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
762
Dimensions:
9.43x7.27x1.65 in. 2.49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Packed with information on the latest tools in Windows Vista, this book covers updated interface features, security options, DVD authoring, and setup processes, plus the newly introduced Windows Desktop Search.
"Synopsis" by , 9 books in 1--your key to Windows Vista survival

Your one-stop guide to new Vista features, video, music, networks, cool hardware, and more

Tame and tease Vista's new features with the expert advice in these handy minibooks. From gadgets to glass, desktops to downloads, backups to browsers, find what you need to know about Vista, iPods, free antivirus software, pictures, scumbusting, Windows renovation and resuscitation, and much more.

Discover how to Choose and install the right Vista version Rip and burn discs of data, music, or movies Organize your desktop files and folders Spruce up pictures in the Photo Gallery Play music and podcasts anywhere

"Synopsis" by , 9 books in 1 — your key to Windows Vista survival!

Your one-stop guide to new Vista features, video, music, networks, cool hardware, and more

Tame and tease Vista's new features with the expert advice in these handy minibooks. From gadgets to glass, desktops to downloads, backups to browsers, find what you need to know about Vista, iPods, free antivirus software, pictures, scumbusting, Windows renovation and resuscitation, and much more.

Discover how to

  • Choose and install the right Vista version
  • Rip and burn discs of data, music, or movies
  • Organize your desktop files and folders
  • Spruce up pictures in the Photo Gallery
  • Play music and podcasts anywhere

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