Synopses & Reviews
Create music CDs and photo DVDs or even watch TV
Move your files to a new computer, or get your old PC ready for Vista
The thing that's made Windows For Dummies so successful is that it's packed with the basics you need to make Windows work. This book gets you through all the Windows Vista tasks and tripwires, including starting programs, finding files, navigating the new see-through interface, staying safe while you cruise the Internet, and much more.
Discover how to
- Find files when they?re hiding
- Hook up with another computer
- Make Vista work like XP
- Block Internet bad guys
- Share a PC without sharing your files
- Fix problems yourself
Provides information on the first full Windows upgrade since XP and covers the new interface, search features, file management characteristics, digital photography tools, and security protection.
This 192-page small-trim book contains content from the forthcoming "Windows Vista For Dummies. It covers the major changes users will see when they switch from Windows XP or older versions of Windows to Windows Vista. It was written to the "consumer beta" released by Microsoft in Spring 2006. Includes previews of: The new "Aero" interface and its see-through effect New file naming conventions, including keywords Windows search capabilities that make finding files easier New security features, including updated virus and spyware protection New media features including the new photo organizing and DVD authoring systems A look at the big changes coming with Office 12
This small-trim book covers the major changes users will see when they switchfrom Windows XP or older versions of Windows to Windows Vista.
About the Author
started geeking around with computers in 1985 when he bought a 26-pound portable CP/M Kaypro 2X. Like other nerds of the day, he soon began plying with null-modem adapters, dialing computer bulletin boards, and working part-time at Radio Shack.
He wrote articles for various techie publications before moving to computer books in 1992. He’s written the Windows For Dummies series, Upgrading and Fixing PCs For Dummies, TiVo For Dummies, PCs: The Missing Manual, and many other computer books.
Today, he has more than 15 million copies of his books in print, and they’ve been translated into more than 30 languages. You can reach Andy at his Web site, www.andyrathbone.com.
Table of Contents
Part I: Windows Vista Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know.
Chapter 1: What Is Windows Vista?
Chapter 2: The Desktop, Start Menu, and Other Windows Vista Mysteries.
Chapter 3: Basic Windows Mechanics.
Chapter 4: Flipping Through Files, Folders, Floppies, and CDs.
Part II: Working with Programs and Files.
Chapter 5: Playing with Programs and Documents.
Chapter 6: Briefly Lost, but Quickly Found.
Chapter 7: Printing Your Work.
Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet.
Chapter 8: Cruising the Web.
Chapter 9: Sending and Receiving E-mail.
Chapter 10: Safe Computing.
Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows Vista.
Chapter 11: Customizing Windows Vista with the Control Panel.
Chapter 12: Keeping Windows from Breaking.
Chapter 13: Sharing One Computer with Several People.
Chapter 14: Connecting Two or More Computers with a Network.
Part V: Music, Movies, Memories (and Photos, Too).
Chapter 15: Playing and Copying Music in Media Player.
Chapter 16: Fiddling with Photos and Movies.
Part VI: Help!
Chapter 17: The Case of the Broken Window.
Chapter 18: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute.
Chapter 19: Moving from an Old Computer to a New One.
Chapter 20: Help on the Windows Vista Help System.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten or So Things You’ll Hate about Windows Vista (and How to Fix Them).
Chapter 22: Ten or So Tips for Laptop Owners.
Appendix: Upgrading to Windows Vista.