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How to Do Everything with Windows Vista : How to Do Everything - Curt Simmons

How to Do Everything with Windows Vista

How to Do Everything

Paperback Published: 18th December 2006
ISBN: 9780072263756
Number Of Pages: 362

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Bring clarity to your PC experience with Windows Vista and this easy-to-use guide. How to Do Everything with Windows Vista shows you how to take full advantage of all the powerful and fun features of this revolutionary new operating system. Learn to customize your settings, connect to the Internet, set up a home network, secure your system, and connect peripheral devices. You'll also discover how to maximize all of the entertainment capabilities--games, music, photos, video, and more.Manage components, programs, folders, and filesInstall hardware and software Use printers, scanners, and digital camerasConnect to the InternetSet up and manage a home networkManage security with Windows Firewall and Windows DefenderPlay games on your PC or onlinePlay and record music with Windows Media PlayerCreate your own movies with Windows Movie MakerOrganize and print your digital photosOptimize, manage, and troubleshoot Windows Vista

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xiii
Get to Know Windows Vista
Explore the Vista Desktopp. 3
Start Your Computerp. 4
Get to Know Your Windows Vista Desktopp. 5
Check Out the Recycle Binp. 6
Manage Your Taskbarp. 10
Explore the Start Menu to Get to All the Programsp. 10
Log Off Your Computerp. 10
Restart or Turn Off Your Computerp. 12
Manage Your Computer with the Control Panelp. 13
Open the Control Panelp. 14
Add Hardwarep. 18
Administrative Toolsp. 18
AutoPlayp. 18
Backup and Restore Centerp. 18
BitLocker Drive Encryptionp. 18
Color Managementp. 19
Date and Timep. 19
Default Programsp. 20
Device Managerp. 21
Ease of Accessp. 21
Folder Optionsp. 23
Fontsp. 23
Game Controllersp. 23
Indexing Optionsp. 23
Internet Optionsp. 24
iSCSI Initiatorp. 24
Keyboardp. 24
Speedp. 25
Hardwarep. 25
Mailp. 26
Mousep. 26
Buttonsp. 26
Pointersp. 27
Pointer Optionsp. 28
Wheelp. 29
Hardwarep. 29
Network and Sharing Centerp. 29
Offline Filesp. 29
Parental Controlsp. 29
Pen and Input Devicesp. 30
People Near Mep. 30
Performance Information and Toolsp. 30
Personalizationp. 31
Phone and Modem Optionsp. 31
Power Optionsp. 31
Printersp. 31
Problem Reports and Solutionsp. 31
Programs and Featuresp. 31
Regional and Language Optionsp. 32
Scanners and Camerasp. 32
Security Centerp. 32
Soundp. 32
Speech Recognitionp. 32
Sync Centerp. 32
Systemp. 33
Tablet PC Settingsp. 34
Taskbar and Start Menup. 34
Text to Speechp. 34
User Accountsp. 35
Welcome Centerp. 35
Windows CardSpacep. 35
Windows Defenderp. 35
Windows Firewallp. 35
Windows Sidebarp. 35
Windows Sideshowp. 35
Windows Updatep. 36
Personalize Your Computerp. 37
Customize Your Start Menu and Taskbarp. 38
Use the Start Menup. 38
Customize the Start Menup. 41
Customize the Taskbarp. 45
Configure Your Displayp. 46
Display Settingsp. 47
Window Color and Appearancep. 49
Desktop Backgroundp. 49
Screen Saverp. 50
Soundsp. 52
Mouse Pointersp. 52
Themep. 53
Configure Folder Viewsp. 54
Generalp. 55
Viewp. 57
Searchp. 58
Configure Folder Viewsp. 58
Windows Sidebarp. 59
Starting and Configuring the Sidebarp. 60
Working with Gadgetsp. 63
Manage Components, Programs, Folders, and Filesp. 65
Manage Programs with Windows Vistap. 66
Install a New Programp. 67
Uninstall a Programp. 68
Use Windows Vista's Compatibility Modep. 70
Manage Windows Vista Componentsp. 72
Turn On a Windows Featurep. 72
Turn Off a Windows Featurep. 73
Manage Folders and Filesp. 73
Create, Rename, and Delete Foldersp. 74
Use Folder Menu Optionsp. 74
View Menup. 76
Use Folder Compressionp. 76
Create a Compressed Folderp. 76
Add Items to and Remove Them from a Compressed Folderp. 76
Use Extractionp. 76
About Filesp. 77
Use the Accessories that Come with Windowsp. 79
Calculatorp. 80
Command Promptp. 80
Connect to a Network Projectorp. 81
Notepadp. 81
Paintp. 83
Remote Desktop Connectionp. 84
Runp. 84
Snipping Toolp. 84
Sound Recorderp. 85
Sync Centerp. 85
Welcome Centerp. 86
Windows Explorerp. 87
Windows Sidebarp. 88
WordPadp. 89
Ease of Accessp. 89
System Toolsp. 89
Tablet PCp. 89
Manage Hardwarep. 91
Understand Hardwarep. 92
The Golden Rules of Windows XP Hardwarep. 93
Install a Plug-and-Play Devicep. 94
Remove a Plug-and-Play Device from Your Computerp. 95
Install a Non-Plug-and-Play Devicep. 95
Use Device Managerp. 97
Examine a Device's Propertiesp. 97
Windows Update Driver Settingsp. 103
Hardware Troubleshooting Tipsp. 104
Use Printers, Scanners, and Digital Camerasp. 105
Check Out the Printers Folderp. 106
Install a New Printerp. 106
Configure Your Printerp. 109
Manage Print Jobsp. 114
Troubleshoot Common Printer Problemsp. 116
Use Fax Support in Windows Vistap. 117
Use Scanners and Digital Cameras with Windows Vistap. 117
Install Scanners and Camerasp. 117
Manage Scanner and Camera Propertiesp. 119
Get Connected
Create Connections to the Internetp. 123
Internet Connections 101p. 124
Connecting with a Dial-Up Connectionp. 124
Connecting with a Broadband Connectionp. 125
Configure Your Modemp. 126
Install a Modemp. 127
Configure Modem Propertiesp. 127
Create Connections to the Internetp. 134
Surf the Internetp. 139
Understand Internet Terms and Technologyp. 140
Understand the Internet Explorer Interfacep. 140
Favoritesp. 141
Tabsp. 142
Homep. 144
Feeds and Printp. 145
Pagep. 145
Toolsp. 145
Configure Internet Explorer Through Internet Optionsp. 146
General Tabp. 146
Security Tabp. 148
Privacy Tabp. 150
Content Tabp. 151
Connections Tabp. 153
Programs Tabp. 154
Advanced Tabp. 155
Run Windows Mailp. 157
How E-Mail Worksp. 158
Set Up Windows Mailp. 159
Check Out the Windows Mail Interfacep. 161
Send and Receive E-Mailp. 163
Send an E-Mailp. 163
Attach a File to an E-Mailp. 164
Receive Messagesp. 165
Receive Attachmentsp. 166
Change Windows Mail Viewsp. 166
Create Message Rulesp. 167
Create a New Rulep. 168
Manage Message Rulesp. 168
Block Sendersp. 169
What Happened to Identities?p. 170
Manage Your Accountsp. 171
Customize Windows Mailp. 171
Create a Home Networkp. 173
Windows Networking Basicsp. 174
Plan Your Home Networkp. 175
Understand Internet Connection Sharingp. 176
Use the Setup a Network Wizardp. 177
Set Up Your ICS Clientsp. 182
Internet Explorerp. 183
Set Up a Wireless Networkp. 183
Use Windows Vista on a Large Networkp. 184
Virtual Private Networkingp. 185
Configure Your Windows Vista Computer for a VPN Connectionp. 186
Network File and Printer Sharingp. 188
Manage Users and Groupsp. 189
Understand User Accountsp. 190
Manage User Accountsp. 191
Create a New Accountp. 192
Change an Accountp. 194
Manage User Accounts with Computer Managementp. 197
Manage Groupsp. 199
Windows Vista Security and Remote Connectionsp. 201
Use Windows Firewallp. 202
Issues with Windows Firewallp. 203
Checking Windows Firewallp. 204
Configure Windows Firewall Settingsp. 205
Use Windows Defenderp. 208
Run a Scanp. 209
Use Windows Defender Toolsp. 210
Configure Parental Controlsp. 213
Setting Up Parental Controlsp. 214
Configure Remote Desktopp. 219
Enable Remote Desktopp. 221
Configure the Remote Desktop Client Computerp. 223
Make a Remote Desktop Connectionp. 224
Manage Remote Desktop Performancep. 224
Use Remote Assistancep. 227
Turn On Remote Assistancep. 228
Request Remote Assistancep. 229
Cool Things You Can Do with Windows Vista
Play Gamesp. 233
Manage Game Controllersp. 234
Play Games with Windows XPp. 236
Playing Games Installed with Windows Vistap. 236
Playing Games on the Internetp. 237
Installing and Playing Your Own Gamesp. 237
Troubleshooting Game Problemsp. 237
A Game Controller Doesn't Workp. 237
DirectX Problemsp. 238
Game Lockupp. 238
Set Display Mode: DDERR_GENERICp. 238
Use Volume Controls and Sound Recorderp. 238
Use Windows Media Playerp. 243
Now Playingp. 244
Libraryp. 247
Adding an Item to the Libraryp. 250
Creating a Playlistp. 250
Ripp. 250
Burnp. 251
Syncp. 252
Skin Chooserp. 252
Media Player Configuration Optionsp. 254
Create Movies with Windows Movie Makerp. 257
Why Use Windows Movie Maker?p. 258
Opening Windows Movie Makerp. 259
Importing Digital Datap. 260
Importing from a DV Camerap. 261
Importing Existing Video or Pictures on Your Computerp. 261
Make Moviesp. 262
Splitting Clipsp. 262
Combining Clipsp. 263
Getting Familiar with the Workspacep. 264
Trimming Clipsp. 265
Creating Transitionsp. 266
Add Audio to Your Moviesp. 268
Adding Audiop. 268
Adding Titles and Creditsp. 269
Save Moviesp. 270
Publishing Your Moviep. 271
Manage Digital Photos and Use Windows Slideshowp. 273
Connect to Your PCp. 274
View and Manage Your Photosp. 274
Use the Photo Galleryp. 278
Filep. 279
Fixp. 279
Infop. 280
Printp. 280
E-Mailp. 280
Burnp. 281
Make a Moviep. 281
Openp. 281
Control Toolbarp. 281
Print Your Photosp. 282
Burn Your Photos to a CDp. 283
Use Windows Slideshowp. 283
Take Care of Windows Vistap. 285
Hard Disk Basicsp. 286
File System Basicsp. 286
FAT32p. 287
NTFSp. 287
Set Hard Disk Propertiesp. 287
General Tabp. 289
Toolsp. 291
Hardwarep. 295
Sharingp. 295
Securityp. 296
Previous Versionsp. 296
Quotap. 296
Schedule Tasksp. 299
Create a Taskp. 299
Use Windows Updatep. 301
Optimize, Troubleshoot, and Fix Windows Vista
Manage Disksp. 305
Manage Disksp. 306
Understanding Dynamic Disksp. 306
Understanding Disk Statusp. 309
Formatting a Diskp. 310
Creating a New Volumep. 310
Assigning a Different Drive Letter and Path to a Volumep. 311
Extending or Shrinking a Volumep. 312
Other Volume Solutionsp. 312
Use Windows Vista Backup and Restorep. 313
Backing Up Datap. 313
Restoring Datap. 315
BitLocker Drive Encryptionp. 318
Solve Problems with Windows Vistap. 321
Performance Information and Toolsp. 322
Use System Informationp. 323
System Summaryp. 325
Hardware Resourcesp. 325
Componentsp. 326
Software Environmentp. 327
Use the Reliability and Performance Monitorp. 328
Reliability and Performance Monitor Interfacep. 328
Using the Performance Monitorp. 329
Reliability Monitorp. 331
Use System Properties to Optimize Windows Vistap. 333
Performance Optionsp. 333
Troubleshooting Tipsp. 336
Using CTRL-ALT-DELp. 336
Use Windows Helpp. 337
Use Safe Modep. 339
Use System Restorep. 339
Running System Restorep. 341
Install Windows Vistap. 343
Upgrade to Windows Vistap. 344
Check the System Requirementsp. 345
Back Up Your Datap. 347
Check Out Your Device Driversp. 347
Check for Viruses and Disable Antivirus Softwarep. 348
Shut Down All Programsp. 348
Upgrade to Windows Vistap. 348
Install Windows Vista as a New Installationp. 349
Prepare for a Clean Installationp. 350
Activate Windows Vistap. 350
Indexp. 351
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ISBN: 9780072263756
ISBN-10: 007226375X
Series: How to Do Everything
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 18th December 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 19.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1