Windows Vista Annoyances: Tips, Secrets, and Solutions

Windows Vista Annoyances: Tips, Secrets, and Solutions

by David A. Karp


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780596527624
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

David A. Karp is the author of the bestselling Windows Annoyances series of books and the founder of His other books include eBay Hacks and Windows XP Pocket Reference. David also writes for PC Magazine and is the co-author of Windows XP in a Nutshell.

Table of Contents

Why Am I Annoyed?;
Of Bugs and Features;
How To Use This Book;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Request for Comments;
Safari® Books Online;
Chapter 1: Get Started with Windows Vista;
1.1 Editions of Vista;
1.2 Install Windows Vista;
1.3 Migration to Windows Vista;
Chapter 2: Shell Tweaks;
2.1 Customize Windows Explorer;
2.2 Working with Files and Folders;
Chapter 3: The Registry;
3.1 The Registry Editor;
3.2 The Structure of the Registry;
3.3 Registry Tasks and Tools;
3.4 File Type Associations;
Chapter 4: Working with Media;
4.1 Playing Video;
4.2 Handling Online Video;
4.3 Sound and Music;
4.4 Photos, Pictures, Images;
4.5 Media Center Annoyances;
4.6 CD and DVD Drives;
Chapter 5: Performance;
5.1 Trim the Fat;
5.2 Make Your Hardware Perform;
5.3 Hard Disk;
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting;
6.1 Crashes and Error Messages;
6.2 Dealing with Drivers and Other Tales of Hardware Troubleshooting;
6.3 Preventive Maintenance and Data Recovery;
Chapter 7: Networking and Internet;
7.1 Build Your Network;
7.2 Internet Me;
7.3 Secure Your Networked PC;
7.4 Web and Email;
Chapter 8: Users and Security;
8.1 Manage User Accounts;
8.2 Permissions and Security;
8.3 Logon and Profile Options;
8.4 Share Files and Printers;
Chapter 9: Scripting and Automation;
9.1 Windows Script Host;
9.2 Build a VBScript Script;
9.3 Object References;
9.4 Wacky Script Ideas;
9.5 Command Prompt Scripting;
9.6 Windows PowerShell;
BIOS Settings;
TCP/IP Ports;

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