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  • Copyright 2007
  • Dimensions: 7x9-1/8
  • Pages: 1512
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3472-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3472-3
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-6736-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-6736-3

A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0789737817 ISBN-13: 9780789737816

Que crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward Vista proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Vista, Special Edition Using Microsoft® Windows® Vista is the only book you need.

 

  • Tired of the constant barrage of spam, spyware, viruses and other Net nasties? We show you how to rebuke the onslaught of hacker attacks, protect your identity, and keep your sanity, all at the same time.
  • ·         Is the new Vista interface making your trigger-finger itch? Ours too…that is, until we turned Windows inside out, shook out all the loose parts and figured out just what makes this beast tick. Learn from our pain and suffering.
  •  If you finally broke down and purchased a Windows Media Center computer, or you think you have one and didn't even know it, then you are holding just the book for you. We show you how to get up to speed with your new computer, transforming it from the little PC that could into the media juggernaut you never knew it could be.
  • Ready to upgrade? We provide from-the-trenches advice on upgrading to Windows Vista—including detailed rollout advice for IT managers. Plan and manage deployment of Windows easily and efficiently—whether you're upgrading just a handful of computers, or an entire corporation!
  • Want to set up a network at work or at play? Check out our hands-on coverage of installing, configuring and surviving on a Windows Vista-based network. We not only show you how to set up Windows networking features, we show you how to install and setup basic networking hardware. No other Windows book goes as deeply into networking as the one you are holding.
  • Do you like to fileshare, but wish you could share with the open source community and Apple users? The wait is over; share files with other platforms, such as Novell Netware, Unix, Linux, Macintosh, and other Windows flavors. No longer will the Macs in your network be segregated from the Windows users.

I Introducing Windows Vista

1 Introducing Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

2 Installing and Upgrading Windows Vista . . . .41

3 The First Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

II Using Windows Vista

4 Using the Windows Vista Interface . . . . . . . .123

5 Managing Files and Searching . . . . . . . . . . . .165

6 Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205

7 Sidebar and Other Supplied Accessories . . .235

III Multimedia and Imaging

8 Windows Media Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261

9 Windows Imaging Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289

10 Scanning and Faxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309

11 Producing Videos with Windows Movie

Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325

12 Sound Recorder, DVD Maker, and Other

Multimedia Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351

13 Windows Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363

IV Windows Vista and the Internet

14 Getting Connected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395

15 Using Internet Explorer 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425

16 Email and Newsgroups with Windows

Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473

17 Troubleshooting Your Internet Connection . . .529

18 Hosting Web Pages with Internet

Information Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555

V Networking

19 Overview of Windows Networking . . . . . . . .591

20 Creating a Windows Network . . . . . . . . . . . .613

21 Mix and Match with Old Windows

and Macs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .665

22 Connecting Your Network to the Internet . .703

23 Using a Windows Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .741

24 Troubleshooting Your Network . . . . . . . . . . .787

VI Maintaining Windows Vista

25 Windows Management and Maintenance . .805

26 Tweaking the GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .901

27 Managing Hard Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .933

28 Troubleshooting and Repairing Problems . .965

29 Keeping Windows and Other Software

Up to Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .989

30 Installing and Replacing Hardware . . . . . . .1013

31 Editing the Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1041

32 Command-Line and Automation Tools . . . .1073

VII Security

33 Protecting Windows from Viruses and

Spyware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1135

34 Protecting Your Data from Loss and Theft . .1153

35 Protecting Your Network from Hackers

and Snoops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1197

36 Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Spam . .1235

VIII Windows on the Move

37 Wireless Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1253

38 Hitting the Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1271

39 Meetings, Conferencing, and Collaboration . .1303

40 Remote Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1321

41 Tablet PC Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1347

IX Appendix

A Windows Programs and Services . . . . . . . .1371

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1409

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapters

Accessing Your Windows Vista Computer with Remote Desktop

Managing Files and Searching in Windows Vista

The Basics of Windows Media Player in Vista

The Windows Vista Command Prompt Environment

Troubleshooting Your Windows Vista Network

Using Regedit to Edit the Windows Vista Registry

Windows Media Player

Downloadable Sample Chapter

Download the Table of Contents

Download the Introduction

Download Chapter 8: Windows Media Player

Table of Contents

I Introducing Windows Vista

1 Introducing Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

2 Installing and Upgrading Windows Vista . . . .41

3 The First Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

II Using Windows Vista

4 Using the Windows Vista Interface . . . . . . . .123

5 Managing Files and Searching . . . . . . . . . . . .165

6 Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205

7 Sidebar and Other Supplied Accessories . . .235

III Multimedia and Imaging

8 Windows Media Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261

9 Windows Imaging Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289

10 Scanning and Faxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309

11 Producing Videos with Windows Movie

Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325

12 Sound Recorder, DVD Maker, and Other

Multimedia Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351

13 Windows Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363

IV Windows Vista and the Internet

14 Getting Connected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395

15 Using Internet Explorer 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425

16 Email and Newsgroups with Windows

Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473

17 Troubleshooting Your Internet Connection . . .529

18 Hosting Web Pages with Internet

Information Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555

V Networking

19 Overview of Windows Networking . . . . . . . .591

20 Creating a Windows Network . . . . . . . . . . . .613

21 Mix and Match with Old Windows

and Macs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .665

22 Connecting Your Network to the Internet . .703

23 Using a Windows Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .741

24 Troubleshooting Your Network . . . . . . . . . . .787

VI Maintaining Windows Vista

25 Windows Management and Maintenance . .805

26 Tweaking the GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .901

27 Managing Hard Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .933

28 Troubleshooting and Repairing Problems . .965

29 Keeping Windows and Other Software

Up to Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .989

30 Installing and Replacing Hardware . . . . . . .1013

31 Editing the Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1041

32 Command-Line and Automation Tools . . . .1073

VII Security

33 Protecting Windows from Viruses and

Spyware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1135

34 Protecting Your Data from Loss and Theft . .1153

35 Protecting Your Network from Hackers

and Snoops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1197

36 Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Spam . .1235

VIII Windows on the Move

37 Wireless Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1253

38 Hitting the Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1271

39 Meetings, Conferencing, and Collaboration . .1303

40 Remote Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1321

41 Tablet PC Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1347

IX Appendix

A Windows Programs and Services . . . . . . . .1371

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1409

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