William Stanek’s new book “Windows Vista: The Definitive Guide” can save you time configuring Vista on work and home PCs. The Windows expert and author of 63 books has devoted five years to learning everything he can about Microsoft Vista. And he shares his insight and knowledge in this new, comprehensive reference.
Designed as a one-stop resource, Stanek and coauthor Paul Marquardt don’t dumb down the information. Instead, in clear and concise language they strive to illuminate and deepen readers understanding of Microsoft’s new operating system.
After his five-year Vista immersion, Stanek expresses surprise that some have hesitated to adopt the new software. “Vista presents a lot of eye candy, and this may have some believing the operating system is little more than new veneer for the same old software,” adds Stanek. “Nothing could be further from the truth.”
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Every chapter is organized by feature to help you zero in on topics of interest, 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 and techniques-Manage the Windows boot environment, explore Group Policy, discover keyboard shortcuts, and much more