Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Windows Vista

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Windows Vista

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A visual introduction to Microsoft's innovative new operating system, Windows Vista, includes coverage of such topics as Aero Glass design, security features for protecting the PC, instant searching, Windows Mail, parental control, Media Player 11, and Internet Explorer 7.


Absolute Beginners Guide to Windows



Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Windows Vista™ will have you using your computer and new Windows operating system in no time! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll find inside:


  • Describes how to get going: starting programs, creating and saving documents, printing, and using your computer for both productivity and play!
  • Covers connecting to, browsing, and searching the Internet as well as how to send and receive email.
  • Learn how to use the networking tools of Windows Vista to connect with any other computers in your home.
  • Explains how to use the new Windows Photo Gallery to organize, edit, and print your pictures.
  • Details security precautions you can take to prevent viruses, protect against malicious programs, and keep email secure.
  • Provides advice on how to maintain tip-top performance and organization for your work.
  • Highlights exciting multimedia features including listening to music, recording your own CDs, and sampling new tunes.


Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Windows Vista™ teaches you how to get started with Windows (and computing in general). The book starts with the fundamentals and then builds on these skills in a smooth and effortless manner. The authors walk you through the process using a hands-on approach,

covering topics that include starting programs, sending email, browsing the Internet,  downloading music, and printing documents and pictures. Not only will you learn the nuts and bolts of using Windows, but you’ll also receive a crash course in additional topics, like security and home networking, that will improve your computing experience. Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Windows Vista™ provides valuable, practical advice and instruction

that you will refer to again and again.


Shelley O’Hara is the author of more than 120 books, most of which relate to computers.

She specializes in books that explain technical concepts and features, and writes in terms that

the beginning user can understand. A former trainer, Shelley worked in the publishing industry before becoming a full-time writer. She has written some of the best-selling and most popular computer books on the market, including Easy Windows XP, Home Edition and Easy Windows 98.


Ron Mansfield is a best-selling author with more than 30 books under his belt, including eBay

to the Max and Launching a Successful eBay Store. He is also an eBay and computer consultant and instructor.


Category Microsoft Windows Operating System

Covers    Microsoft® Windows Vista™

User Level    Beginning



Introduction           1

Part I The Basics                5

1 Getting Started with Windows Vista             7

2 Saving and Printing Your Work      31

3 Managing Files 45

4 Viewing and Finding Files              59

Part II Communication      71

5 Getting Wired for Communication                73

6 Sending and Receiving Email       85

7 Browsing the Internet      103

8 Ensuring Security and Privacy       127

9 Sending and Receiving Faxes      139

10 Setting Up Windows Vista on a Home Network      149

Part III Digital Media           163

11 Playing Music, DVDs, and Games             165

12 Working with Photographs          183

Part IV Customizing Your Computer              201

13 Customizing Windows Vista       203

14 Setting Up Programs    221

15 Customizing Email and Working with Contacts      233

16 Setting Up Windows Vista for Multiple Users          245

Part V Maintaining Your PC              263

17 Safeguarding Your Work              265

18 Improving Your Computer’sPerformance 279

19 Upgrading Your Computer          293

20 Upgrading Windows     307

Part VI Windows Special Features                319

21 Using Windows Accessory Programs      321

22 Using Ease of Access Features 343

Index      355

Book News
Aimed at "absolute beginners" (including those with no prior computer experience), this accessible guide explains how to use the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. Step-by-step instructions are provided for such basic tasks as opening programs, finding files, and sending and receiving emails as well as for more advanced actions like setting up multiple user accounts. Sample screenshots and other b&w illustrations accompany the text throughout. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

& Taylor

A visual introduction to Microsoft's innovative new operating system, Windows Vista, includes new coverage of Aero Glass design, security features for protecting the PC, instant searching, Windows Mail, parental control, Media Player 11, Internet Explorer 7, and more, with step-by-step guidelines on how to accomplish such key tasks as saving and printing documents, sending and receiving e-mail, and searching the Internet. Original. (Beginner)

Publisher: Indianapolis : Que Pub., c2007
ISBN: 9780789735768
Branch Call Number: 005.446 O'Ha
Characteristics: xv, 383 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Mansfield, Ron
Alternative Title: Microsoft Windows Vista


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