Windows Vista Just the Steps For Dummies

Windows Vista Just the Steps For Dummies

by Nancy C. Muir, Nancy Stevenson



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471786856
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/26/2006
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.04(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Nancy Muir has written over 50 books on topics ranging from desktop applications to online safety and distance learning. She has also contributed articles to several national magazines on topics such as distance learning and home design. Prior to her freelance career, Nancy worked in the software and book publishing industries and has taught technical writing at the university level. She holds a certificate in distance learning design.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Working in Windows Vista 3

Chapter 1: Exploring the Windows Vista Desktop 5

Chapter 2: Controlling Applications with Windows Vista 15

Chapter 3: Working with Files and Folders 23

Chapter 4: Using Built-In Windows Applications 35

Chapter 5: Using the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets 43

Part II: Getting on the Internet 55

Chapter 6: Accessing the Internet 57

Chapter 7: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 67

Chapter 8: Exchanging E-Mail with Windows Mail 83

Chapter 9: Working Remotely 99

Part III: Setting Up Hardware and Networks 107

Chapter 10: Setting Up New Hardware 109

Chapter 11: Setting Up a Network 119

Part IV: Customizing the Windows Desktop 127

Chapter 12: Setting Up Your Display 129

Chapter 13: Customizing Windows Ease of Access 137

Part V: Using Security and Maintenance Features 147

Chapter 14: Setting Passwords and File Access 149

Chapter 15: Protecting Windows 157

Chapter 16: Maintaining Windows 165

Part VI: Fixing Common Problems 173

Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Hardware Problems 175

Chapter 18: Troubleshooting Software Problems 183

Chapter 19: Getting Help 189

Part VII: Fun and Games 197

Chapter 20: Playing Games in Windows Vista 199

Chapter 21: Playing Music in Windows Vista 207

Chapter 22: Working with Photos in Photo Gallery 217

Index 225

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