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Windows Vista For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-04389-9
432 pages
February 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: Windows Vista Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know 7

Chapter 1: What Is Windows Vista? 9

Chapter 2: The Desktop, Start Menu, and Other Windows Vista Mysteries 21

Chapter 3: Basic Windows Mechanics 47

Chapter 4: Flipping Through Files, Folders, Floppies, and CDs 69

Part II: Working with Programs and Files 95

Chapter 5: Playing with Programs and Documents 97

Chapter 6: Briefly Lost, but Quickly Found 119

Chapter 7: Printing Your Work 133

Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet 145

Chapter 8: Cruising the Web 147

Chapter 9: Sending and Receiving E-mail 171

Chapter 10: Safe Computing 189

Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows Vista 207

Chapter 11: Customizing Windows Vista with the Control Panel 209

Chapter 12: Keeping Windows from Breaking 235

Chapter 13: Sharing One Computer with Several People 249

Chapter 14: Connecting Two or More Computers with a Network 259

Part V: Music, Movies, Memories (and Photos, Too) 277

Chapter 15: Playing and Copying Music in Media Player 279

Chapter 16: Fiddling with Photos and Movies 303

Part VI: Help! 331

Chapter 17: The Case of the Broken Window 333

Chapter 18: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute 345

Chapter 19: Moving from an Old Computer to a New One 353

Chapter 20: Help on the Windows Vista Help System 365

Part VII: The Part of Tens 371

Chapter 21: Ten or So Things You’ll Hate about Windows Vista (and How to Fix Them) 373

Chapter 22: Ten or So Tips for Laptop Owners 381

Appendix: Upgrading to Windows Vista 387

Index 391

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