The Definitive GuideBook - 2007
A comprehensive manual that covers everything readers need to know to deploy, manage, and maintain Windows Vista is organized by feature to help users find the material they need, furnishing complete details on all new features, tools, and enhancements, including the multimedia, security, search, and data organization capabilities, and offering helpful tips on system setup, upgrading, troubleshooting, and more. Original. (All Users)
Ingram Book Company
This comprehensive guide covers everything readers need to know to deploy, manage, and maintain Windows Vista. It offers complete details on new features and enhancements, including the superior searching and organization tools, the multimedia and collaboration suite, and more.
Rather than focusing on a particular user level and presenting a cookbook approach, Stanek, a veteran programmer/author of some 60 computer books, explains how the features of the new Microsoft Vista operating system work and how to make the most of them. He covers basic and advanced features, from setting up and customizing to using the accessories that come with Vista (e.g., Speech Recognition, Sticky Notes) and navigating policy changes for Vista and the Explorer 7 Web browser. The book includes desktop tips and tricks, and free trial access to the online edition. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Ingram Publishing Services
Whether you're a beginner, power user, or seasoned professional, Windows Vista: The Definitive Guide has everything you need to customize the operating system, master your digital media, manage your data, and maintain your computer -- regardless of which Windows Vista edition you're using.
Why this book and not some other resource? Bestselling author and Windows expert William Stanek doesn't just teach you the steps you need to follow, he also tells you how features work, why they work, and how you can customize them to meet your needs. You'll learn how to squeeze out every last bit of power out of Windows Vista, and how to make the most out of its features and programs, including how to:
- Set up, customize and tune Windows Vista - Optimize its appearance and performance; install, configure and maintain software; customize your hardware; and install printers, scanners and faxes
- Manage your files - Search your computer more efficiently; secure your files and data; share and collaborate; and get the most out of accessories such as the Mobility Center
- Master your digital media - Create media libraries with Media Player; manage digital pictures and videos with Photo Gallery; make DVDs with DVD Maker; and create movies with Movie Maker
- Get connected and start networking - Set up a home or small-office network; learn to use Windows Mail, Calendar, and Meeting Space; conquer Internet Explorer 7; and master on-the-go networking
- Protect your computer - Keep your family safe while on the Internet; set up parental controls and content ratings; navigate the computer security maze; configure Windows Vista's security features
- Manage and support Windows Vista systems - Deal with user accounts, disks and drives; handle routine maintenance and troubleshooting; and resolve advanced support and recovery issues
- Learn advanced tips & techniques - Manage the Windows boot environment, explore Group Policy, discover keyboard shortcuts, and much more
A guide to Windows Vista is organized by feature, furnishing details on all new features, tools, and enhancements, including the multimedia, security, search, and data organization capabilities, and offering helpful tips on system setup, upgrading, and troubleshooting.