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Microsoft Windows Vista Simplified by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 2

Launching and Working with Programs

On its own, Windows Vista does not do very much. To do something useful with your computer, you need to work with a program, either one that comes with Windows Vista or one that you install yourself. In this chapter, you learn how to install, launch, and work with programs.

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Install a Program

Change or Repair a Program Installation

Start a Program

Understanding Program Windows

Using Pull-Down Menus

Using Toolbars

Understanding Dialog Box Controls

Using Dialog Boxes

Work with Program Windows

Using Scrollbars

Switch Between Programs

Uninstall a Program

Install a Program

If Windows Vista does not come ...

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