Windows Vista Step by Step

Windows Vista Step by Step

by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox


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Windows Vista Step by Step by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to make the most of your Windows Vista experience. With Step By Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

  • Personalize the way your computer works and looks
  • Install programs and set up printers and other hardware
  • Instantly search your entire computer and find exactly what you need
  • Catalog your digital photos, burn CDs, and play games—have fun!
  • Connect to the Internet and block unwanted content
  • Fine-tune your PC’s performance and fix common problems

Your all-in-one learning experience includes:

  • Files for building skills and practicing the book’s lessons
  • Fully searchable eBook
  • Windows Vista Product Guide eReference—plus more resources on CD

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735622692
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Publication date: 01/17/2007
Series: Step by Step Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 7.36(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Joan Lambert has worked in the training and certification industry since 1997. As president of Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI), Joan is responsible for guiding the translation of technical information and requirements into useful, relevant, and measurable training, learning, and certification deliverables. An MCTS, MOM, MCAS, and MCT, Joan is the author or coauthor of more than two dozen books about Windows and Microsoft Office (for Windows and for Mac).

Joyce Cox has more than 30 years' experience in the development of training materials about technical subjects for non-technical audiences and is the author of dozens of books about Office and Windows technologies. Joyce is vice president of Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI). Previously, she was president of and principal author for Online Press, where she developed the Quick Course series of computer training books for beginning and intermediate adult learners. She was also the first managing editor of Microsoft Press, an editor for Sybex, and an editor for the University of California.

Table of Contents

About the Authors

Introducing Windows Vista

The Microsoft Business Certification Program

Information for New Computer Users

Features and Conventions of This Book

Using the Book’s CD

Getting Help

Quick Reference

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows Vista

Chapter 2: Working Efficiently in Windows Vista

Chapter 3: Working with Folders and Files

Chapter 4: Personalizing Windows Vista

Chapter 5: Installing and Configuring Devices

Chapter 6: Safely and Efficiently Accessing the Internet

Chapter 7: Working with Programs

Chapter 8: Making Connections

Chapter 9: Working with Digital Media

Chapter 10: Managing Computer Security

Chapter 11: Optimizing Your Computer System

Chapter 12: Identifying and Solving Problems


Appendix : Choose the Right Book for You

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