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Windows Vista All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-12645-5
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762 pages
March 2007
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Introduction 1

Book I: A Vista Orientation 9

Chapter 1: Windows 4 N00bs 11

Chapter 2: Vista versus the WinXPerienced 27

Chapter 3: Choosing a Version 35

Chapter 4: Upgrades and Clean Installs 43

Book II: Vista Boot Camp 59

Chapter 1: Running Vista from Start to Finish 61

Chapter 2: Controlling Users 97

Chapter 3: Maintaining Your System 113

Chapter 4: Getting the Basic Stuff Done 147

Chapter 5: Getting Help with Vista 171

Book III: Securing Vista 187

Chapter 1: Lock Down: Spies, Spams, Scams, and Slams 189

Chapter 2: Security Center Overview 217

Chapter 3: Windows Firewall Backward and Forward 225

Chapter 4: Patching and Plugging 249

Chapter 5: Virus Protection and the Big Defender 263

Book IV: Customizing Vista 281

Chapter 1: Personalizing Your Desktop 283

Chapter 2: Organizing Your Vista Interface 303

Chapter 3: Searching on Your Desktop 321

Chapter 4: Beating and Cheating Vista’s Games 333

Book V: Vista on the Internet 345

Chapter 1: Getting the Most from the Internet 347

Chapter 2: Finding Your Way around Internet Explorer (And Firefox) 363

Chapter 3: Making Internet Explorer Your Own 387

Chapter 4: Windows Mail and the Alternatives 399

Chapter 5: Working Together — IM OK, You’re OK 413

Chapter 6: Searching on the Internet 425

Book VI: Adding Cool Hardware 437

Chapter 1: Finding and Installing the Hardware You Want 439

Chapter 2: iPimping iPods and iTunes 465

Chapter 3: Adding a Second (Or Third) Hard Drive 485

Chapter 4: Picking Printers and Printer/Scanner/Faxers 493

Book VII: Joining the Multimedia Mix 511

Chapter 1: Jammin’ with Windows Media Player 513

Chapter 2: Podcasting 553

Chapter 3: Discovering Digital Cameras 563

Chapter 4: Mugging in the Photo Gallery 581

Chapter 5: Lights! Action! Windows Movie Maker 595

Book VIII: Vista Video 617

Chapter 1: Preparing a Media Center PC 619

Chapter 2: Starting Media Center 631

Chapter 3: Turning On the Tube 641

Chapter 4: Beyond the Media Center Basics 651

Book IX: Setting Up a Vista Network 667

Chapter 1: Those Pesky Network Things You Need to Know 669

Chapter 2: Building Your Network 683

Chapter 3: Putting the Why in Wi-Fi 705

Index 721

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