Easy Microsoft Windows Vista

Easy Microsoft Windows Vista

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A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0789738295 ISBN-13: 9780789738295



See it done. Do it yourself. It's that Easy! Easy Microsoft Windows Vista teaches you the fundamentals of working with the newest Windows operating system-Windows Vista. Fully illustrated steps will show you how to burn CDs, manage your photos and other files, send and receive email messages, and browse the Internet. In addition, learn to use the built-in security features to ensure safe access to email, the Internet, and your programs, as well as protect against viruses, junk email, and privacy invasion. No need to feel intimidated; we'll hold your hand every step of the way.



In full color

Learn how to...



Keep data secure and avoid unwanted programs and privacy invasion with Windows Defender and other built-in security features for email, the Internet, and your programs. Robust, new parental controls also put you in charge of what your kids are viewing and who they communicate with.
Quickly find any type of file from music, pictures, programs, to documents with Instant Search. Also use Search Folders to save frequently used searches.
Take advantage of new Windows Mail with built-in spam and security features.
Use new Windows Photo Gallery to view, organize, edit, and print your photographs. You can burn photos to a CD or DVD for safe-keeping.
Personalize Windows so that it works the way you want.
Add details about your files using the Tags feature. This information appears in the Details pane in Explorer and make files easier to find and group together.



Introduction xiii



Part 1:What's New in Windows Vista 2

Part 2: Getting Started 12

Part 3: Working with Programs 28

Part 4: Working with Folders 40

Part 5: Working with Files 58

Part 6: Working with Printers 76

Part 7: Working with Scanners or Digital Cameras 96

Part 8: Entertainment 108

Part 9: Sending Email 126

Part 10: Browsing the Internet 154

Part 11: System Security and User Accounts 174

Part 12: Personalizing Windows 192

Part 13: Setting Up Programs 210

Part 14: Performance and Maintenance 226

Part 15: Using Windows Accessories 258

Part 16: Home Networking Basics 288



Glossary 312

Index 320
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 200.7 x 251.5 x 20.3mm | 703.08g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0789735776
  • 9780789735775

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A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0789738295 ISBN-13: 9780789738295 See it done. Do it yourself. It's that Easy! "Easy Microsoft Windows Vista" teaches you the fundamentals of working with the newest Windows operating system-Windows Vista. Fully illustrated steps will show you how to burn CDs, manage your photos and other files, send and receive email messages, and browse the Internet. In addition, learn to use the built-in security features to ensure safe access to email, the Internet, and your programs, as well as protect against viruses, junk email, and privacy invasion. No need to feel intimidated; we'll hold your hand every step of the way. In full color Learn how to... Keep data secure and avoid unwanted programs and privacy invasion with Windows Defender and other built-in security features for email, the Internet, and your programs. Robust, new parental controls also put you in charge of what your kids are viewing and who they communicate with. Quickly find any type of file from music, pictures, programs, to documents with Instant Search. Also use Search Folders to save frequently used searches. Take advantage of new Windows Mail with built-in spam and security features. Use new Windows Photo Gallery to view, organize, edit, and print your photographs. You can burn photos to a CD or DVD for safe-keeping. Personalize Windows so that it works the way you want. Add details about your files using the Tags feature. This information appears in the Details pane in Explorer and make files easier to find and group together. Introduction xiii Part 1: What's New in Windows Vista 2 Part 2: Getting Started 12 Part 3: Working with Programs 28 Part 4: Working with Folders 40 Part 5: Working with Files 58 Part 6: Working with Printers 76 Part 7: Working with Scanners or Digital Cameras 96 Part 8: Entertainment 108 Part 9: Sending Email 126 Part 10: Browsing the Internet 154 Part 11: System Security and User Accounts 174 Part 12: Personalizing Windows 192 Part 13: Setting Up Programs 210 Part 14: Performance and Maintenance 226 Part 15: Using Windows Accessories 258 Part 16: Home Networking Basics 288 Glossary 312 Index 320
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Table of contents

Introduction xiii



Part 1:What's New in Windows Vista 2

Part 2: Getting Started 12

Part 3: Working with Programs 28

Part 4: Working with Folders 40

Part 5: Working with Files 58

Part 6: Working with Printers 76

Part 7: Working with Scanners or Digital Cameras 96

Part 8: Entertainment 108

Part 9: Sending Email 126

Part 10: Browsing the Internet 154

Part 11: System Security and User Accounts 174

Part 12: Personalizing Windows 192

Part 13: Setting Up Programs 210

Part 14: Performance and Maintenance 226

Part 15: Using Windows Accessories 258

Part 16: Home Networking Basics 288



Glossary 312

Index 320
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About Shelley O'Hara

Shelley O'Hara is the author of more than 120 books, including the best-selling Easy Windows XP and other top-selling titles. She has published books on everything from the philosopher Nietzsche to how to buy and sell a house to a kids' book for the iPod. Her main focus is teaching beginning users how to use technology, including Windows. She has a BA in English from the University of South Carolina and an MA in English from the University of Maryland.
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