Cnet Do-It-Yourself Windows Vista Projects / Edition 1

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Overview

Take Windows Vista to new horizons

Now you can get the most out of Microsoft's revolutionary new operating system with the practical and entertaining projects packed inside this easy-to-follow guide. Produced in conjunction with CNET.com, the place you go for the latest in tech and consumer electronics, this book shows you how to do all kinds of cool things with Windows Vista, like create CDs and DVDs, set up a virtual meeting room, improve your PC's performance, solve home networking problems, recover lost files, and more.

Inside, you'll find 24 self-contained projects, step-by-step instructions, a list of tools needed at the beginning of each project, and hundreds of clear photos and screenshots. With CNET Do-It-Yourself Windows Vista Projects, you'll reach new levels of fun and productivity.

  • Create a custom Windows Sidebar
  • Watch TV on your PC and record your favorite shows
  • Enable speech recognition
  • Create your own movie and burn it to a DVD
  • Synchronize your PC with other computers and devices
  • Schedule automatic backups for your data
  • Turn your PC into a GPS device
  • And much more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071485616
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
  • Publication date: 3/26/2007
  • Series: Cnet Do-It-Yourself Ser.
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Curt Simmons is a technology trainer and author of several books, including How to Do Everything with Windows Vista and How to Do Everything with Your Blackberry.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Acknowledgments     viii
Introduction     ix
Easy
Quickly Find Anything on Your Computer     3
Use the Internet Better with Live Tools and Services     11
Create a Personal Windows Sidebar     19
Customize Folders and Flip Action     27
Quickly Browse the Internet Using Tabs     35
Make Work Easier with Windows Meeting Space     41
View and Manage Photos with Windows Photo Gallery     49
Use Windows Calendar to Manage Your Life     57
Create a Quick Multimedia Slide Show     65
Manage the Web Sites Your Children Can View and the Games They Can Play     69
Challenging
Create a Custom CD Cover     83
Create a Simple Movie with Digital Video and Photos     91
Turn Windows Vista into a Media Center     103
Watch TV on Windows Vista     111
Talk to Windows Vista     117
Synchronize Your Vista PC with Other Computers and Devices     123
Eliminate Spam and Unwanted Messages in Windows Mail     131
Advanced
Improve Your Computer's Performance     143
Use Windows Media Player at Your Next Party     155
Solve Home Network Connection Problems     161
Make Your Important Data Automatically Save Itself     169
Retrieve a Lost File with Shadow Copy     175
Build a Custom DVD     179
Turn Your PC into a GPS Device     187
Index     193
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