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Secrets #70: Windows Vista Secrets

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Publisher Comments:

"If one book can help you master Vista, this is it." --Fred Langa, former editor-in-chief of Byte Magazine

"These two know more about Windows than Microsoft does." --Chris Pirillo, editor of Lockergnome.com

Go beyond Microsoft's Help guide and discover the true secrets of Windows Vista that are essential to power users. Written by two of the most recognized Windows authorities, this resource provides you with numerous tips, tricks, and undocumented features that aren't available anywhere else. You'll find extensive screenshots, tables, and illustrations that clearly show how to achieve optimal performance, fix desktop problems, and take advantage of the robust features of Windows Vista.

The Insider's Guide to

  • Installing and upgrading your system (see Chapter 2)
  • Quickly finding and organizing all of your files (see Chapter 5)
  • Taking advantage of new security features (see Chapter 8)
  • Creating your own movies and DVDs (see Chapter 12)
  • Playing state-of-the-art games with amazing effects (see Chapter 14)
  • Going wireless using Windows Vista mobility features (see Chapter 15)
  • Managing your schedule with Windows® Calendar (see Chapter 20)

Book News Annotation:

Intended for advanced users, this guide explains how to use the features new to the Windows Vista operating system, Internet Explorer 7.0, Windows Media Player 11, Movie Maker, and Media Center. Tips include navigating the file system, finding free fonts, removing startup applications, ripping music, managing photos, annotating screenshots, and importing contacts from a previous version. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Go beyond Microsoft's Help guide and discover the true secrets of Windows Vista that are essential to power users. Written by two of the most recognized Windows authorities, this resource provides you with numerous tips, tricks, and undocumented features that aren't available anywhere else. You'll find extensive screenshots, tables, and illustrations that clearly show how to achieve optimal performance, fix desktop problems, and take advantage of the robust features of Windows Vista.

The Insider's Guide to

  • Installing and upgrading your system (see Chapter 2)
  • Quickly finding and organizing all of your files (see Chapter 5)
  • Taking advantage of new security features (see Chapter 8)
  • Creating your own movies and DVDs (see Chapter 12)
  • Playing state-of-the-art games with amazing effects (see Chapter 14)
  • Going wireless using Windows Vista mobility features (see Chapter 15)
  • Managing your schedule with Windows® Calendar (see Chapter 20)

About the Author

Brian Livingston is the coauthor of 11 Windows Secrets books. He is also editorial director of the weekly Windows Secrets Newsletter and author of the Executive Tech column for Datamation.

Paul Thurrott is the author of more than a dozen books as well as the news editor of Windows IT Pro Media and editor of the SuperSite for Windows. He writes a daily Windows newsletter called WinInfo Daily UPDATE.

Table of Contents

Read This First.

Part I: Surviving Setup.

Chapter 1: Selecting the Right Vista Version.

Chapter 2: Installing and Upgrading to Windows Vista.

Chapter 3: Vista Compatibility.

Part II: Understanding the Windows Vista User Experience.

Chapter 4: What’s New in the Windows Vista User Interface.

Chapter 5: Where’s My Stuff? Finding and Organizing Files.

Chapter 6: Using Windows Sidebar.

Chapter 7: Fonts.

Part III: Security.

Chapter 8: Windows Vista Security Features.

Chapter 9: New User Account Features.

Part IV: Digital Media and Entertainment.

Chapter 10: Windows Media Player 11.

Chapter 11: Enjoying Digital Photos.

Chapter 12: Making Movies and DVD Movies.

Chapter 13: Digital Media in the Living Room: Windows Media Center.

Chapter 14: Having Fun: Games and Vista.

Part V: Mobility.

Chapter 15: Computing to Go: Windows Vista Mobility Features.

Chapter 16: New Tablet PC Features.

Part VI: Internet and Networking.

Chapter 17: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 7.

Chapter 18: Windows Mail and Contacts.

Chapter 19: Using and Understanding Windows Live Services.

Part VII: Home Office/Power User.

Chapter 20: Managing Your Schedule with Windows Calendar.

Chapter 21: Keeping Your Data Safe.

Chapter 22: Microsoft PowerShell.

Appendix: Vista Symbols.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764577048
Author:
Livingston, Brian
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Thurrott, Paul
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows Vista
Subject:
Microsoft Windows Vista Secrets XP Livingston ribbon computer
Subject:
Operating Systems / Microsoft Windows
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
Secrets
Series Volume:
70
Publication Date:
December 2006
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9.18x7.36x1.47 in. 2.05 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Microsoft Windows » Vista
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Microsoft Windows » Windows Vista
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General

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"Synopsis" by , Go beyond Microsoft's Help guide and discover the true secrets of Windows Vista that are essential to power users. Written by two of the most recognized Windows authorities, this resource provides you with numerous tips, tricks, and undocumented features that aren't available anywhere else. You'll find extensive screenshots, tables, and illustrations that clearly show how to achieve optimal performance, fix desktop problems, and take advantage of the robust features of Windows Vista.

The Insider's Guide to

  • Installing and upgrading your system (see Chapter 2)
  • Quickly finding and organizing all of your files (see Chapter 5)
  • Taking advantage of new security features (see Chapter 8)
  • Creating your own movies and DVDs (see Chapter 12)
  • Playing state-of-the-art games with amazing effects (see Chapter 14)
  • Going wireless using Windows Vista mobility features (see Chapter 15)
  • Managing your schedule with Windows® Calendar (see Chapter 20)

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