Windows Vista For Dummies

Windows Vista For Dummies

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by Andy Rathbone
     
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
So you're not exactly a geek. But you've heard Windows Vista's coming, you've heard it's different, you've heard it's pretty interesting. Maybe your company's planning to upgrade. Maybe you'll be buying a new PC soon, and you want to know what you're in for. Maybe you're just plain curious. Whatever the case, we have the easiest, quickest (and cheapest) Windows Vista preview you can find: Windows Vista for Dummies Special Preview Edition.

Check out the price. But also check out the author, Andy Rathbone. He's been writing For Dummies guides on Windows since the Pleistocene era (well, actually, 1992). So he's got the formula down perfectly: fun, easy, real. In just 192 pages, Rathbone's captured the stuff about Windows Vista that'll be important to normal people -- not techies.

Rathbone shows how to download a free beta test copy of Vista, then sorts through its five versions (there will be two home versions, believe it or not). You'll glide through Vista's new interface, getting comfy with goodies like the Sidebar and Windows Flip (2D and 3D versions). There's a full chapter on personalizing Vista -- including controlling security features such as Windows Firewall, Automatic Updates, malware protection, and user account controls.

There's a chapter on Vista's improved search features (maybe, just maybe, you'll finally be able to find that old file you're looking for). And, of course, Rathbone covers Windows' improved Internet tools, including Internet Explorer 7. He even previews the new Microsoft Office that's due around the same time as Vista, also with a revamped interface. Hard to believe Rathbone could do all this in such a short, easy-to-read book. But he has. Bill Camarda, from the September 2006 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118043899
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/09/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
File size:
24 MB
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Meet the Author

Andy Rathbone started geeking around with computers in 1985 when he bought a 26-pound portable CP/M Kaypro 2X. Like other nerds of the day, he soon began plying with null-modem adapters, dialing computer bulletin boards, and working part-time at Radio Shack.
He wrote articles for various techie publications before moving to computer books in 1992. He’s written the Windows For Dummies series, Upgrading and Fixing PCs For Dummies, TiVo For Dummies, PCs: The Missing Manual, and many other computer books.
Today, he has more than 15 million copies of his books in print, and they’ve been translated into more than 30 languages. You can reach Andy at his Web site, www.andyrathbone.com.

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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!!!!!