Windows Vista for Seniors in easy steps introduces the features of the latest Windows operating system, presented with the over-50's in mind. It uses larger type for easy reading, and discusses the topics in a clear and concise manner, avoiding esoteric computer terminology. It concentrates on the activities that you will want to carry out, whether you are completely new to computers, or you are upgrading from a previous version of Windows. Windows Vista for Seniors in easy steps starts with what you need to choose and set up the right edition of Windows Vista for your purposes. It helps you customize your system to suit your way of working, and looks at the various components such as the desktop, the sidebar and the hardware elements, to see how they should be configured. Windows Vista for Seniors in easy steps covers networking, electronic mail, the Internet, digital photography, music and video. It reviews applications and games that are supplied with the system, and identifies sources of help and support. The issues of security and the requirements for maintaining your system are also considered.
Chapter 1 Get Windows Vista * Windows Vista * Which Release is Installed? * New Features of Vista * What's Needed * Upgrade Advisor * Vista Editions * Selecting your Edition * Upgrades * Activation Chapter 2 The Vista Desktop * Start Windows Vista * Welcome Center * Start Button * Taskbar * Desktop Icons * Window Structure in Vista * Move and Resize Windows * Application Windows * Menus and Dialogs * Close Windows Session * Change Power Options Chapter 3 Personalize Your System * Personalization Function * Color and Appearance * Background * Screen Saver * Sounds * Mouse Settings * Monitor Resolution * Accessibility Options Chapter 4 Taskbar and Start Menu * Taskbar Properties * Taskbar Buttons * Switching Tasks * Switching with Aero * Start Menu Properties * Create Shortcuts * Classic Start Menu Chapter 5 Gadgets and Devices * Windows Sidebar * Add and Remove Gadgets * Sidebar Properties * Get More Gadgets * Place Gadget on Desktop * Install New Device * Safely Remove Hardware * ReadyBoost * Windows SideShow * Install Printers * Drivers on the Web * Control Panel * Regional Settings Chapter 6 Search and Organize * Files and Folders * New User Account * User Folders * Folder Navigation * Create Folders and Files * Copy or Move Files * Delete Files * Folder Views * Folder Layout * Search Box * Start Menu Search * Search Folder * Folder and Search Options Chapter 7 Email and Calendar * Electronic Mail * Windows Mail * Layout * Receive Mail * View Message * Attachments * Windows Contacts * Create a Message * Junk Mail Protection * Newsgroups * Windows Calendar * Subscribe to a Calendar * Webmail Chapter 8 Internet * Connect to the Internet * Browse the Web * Navigating * Tabbed Browsing * Quick Tabs * Close Tabs * Add to Favorites * Search for Websites * Alternative Search Providers * Page Zoom * Print Web Page * RSS Feeds * History Chapter 9 Windows Applications * Applications * Calculator * NotePad * WordPad * Paint * Unknown File Types * Portable Document Format * Word Document Files * Microsoft Office 2007 * Change Default Program Chapter 10 Windows Games * Games Explorer * Chess Titans * Mahjong Titans * Minesweeper * Purble Place and InkBall * FreeCell * Other Card Games Chapter 11 Music and Audio * Sound Card and Speakers * Recording * Windows Media Player * Play Audio CD * Copy Tracks * Music Library Chapter 12 Pictures and Videos * Digital Pictures * Import from Camera * Media Card Readers * Windows Photo Gallery * Add Tags * Fix Pictures * Burn to Disc * Video DVD * Windows Movie Maker * Windows Media Center Chapter 13 Networking * Create Home Network * Wired Connection * Change Network Settings * Set up the Router * Wireless Connection * Connect to the Network * Network Map * Windows XP Computers * Share Folders * Access Shared Folders Chapter 14 Security & Maintenance * Windows Security Center * Windows Firewall * Windows Update * Windows Ultimate Extras * Microsoft Update * System Restore * Backup and Restore Chapter 15 Help & Support * Windows Help * Guided Help * In Context * Ask a Friend * More Support Options * Tips & Tricks