Windows Vista For Dummies / Edition 1

Windows Vista For Dummies / Edition 1

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by Andy Rathbone
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471754218

ISBN-13: 9780471754213

Pub. Date: 11/29/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Create music CDs and photo DVDs or even watch TV

Move your files to a new computer, or get your old PC ready for Vista

The thing that's made Windows For Dummies so successful is that it's packed with the basics you need to make Windows work. This book gets you through all the Windows Vista tasks and tripwires, including starting programs,

Overview

Create music CDs and photo DVDs or even watch TV

Move your files to a new computer, or get your old PC ready for Vista

The thing that's made Windows For Dummies so successful is that it's packed with the basics you need to make Windows work. This book gets you through all the Windows Vista tasks and tripwires, including starting programs, finding files, navigating the new see-through interface, staying safe while you cruise the Internet, and much more.

Discover how to

  • Find files when they're hiding
  • Hook up with another computer
  • Make Vista work like XP
  • Block Internet bad guys
  • Share a PC without sharing your files
  • Fix problems yourself

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471754213
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/29/2006
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
777,210
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

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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Windows Vista For Dummies 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have had Windows XP dummies book and it was very helpful when I started to learn about computers. This book is for people who want to know how to use Windows Vista from a Beginners point of view.
Scottishlady55 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book as much as I loved Laptops for Dummies, it also was funny at times. Easy to read, it makes learning about Windows Vista more fun & easier. I had bought this one & Laptop for Dummies for my neighbor who didn't know the first thing about computers & through these books she learned much more than going to a class. I highly recommend these books for learning anything & they have a lot of them out there for lots of subjects.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't agree with the other negative review at all. This is a good book for someone who needs to have Vista broken down into digestible pieces. It isn't overly technical, and it is written in the same format as the rest of the 'for Dummies' books. I would have given this only 4 stars for recommended, but I gave it 5 instead because I really don't think the 1 star rating was justified.
lulu-belle More than 1 year ago
I have not read the book from cover to cover, but I will. I do a few chapters at a time, and review the material given in each chapter. The book is delightfully written, and provides humor as well as knowledge regarding my computer. I am anxious to complete the whole reference book. Worth the money!
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This book was much easier to understand and follow than the Microsoft book which I returned.
Dotty More than 1 year ago
This is a handy basic resource when I have a quick question for navigating through Vista.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the worst pc book I ever bought in my entire life. The author talks down to you and treats his readers like theyre stupider than dirt. Skip this one!!!!!