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Tricks of the Microsoft Windows Vista Masters

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All over the world, Windows gurus have been working overtime to uncover the hottest new Windows Vista tips, tricks, and tweaks. Now, J. Peter Bruzzese has collected all their best discoveries in one place: Tricks of the Microsoft® Windows VistaTM Masters!  Bruzzese has interviewed top Windows professionals, instructors, and power users; scoured the Web (so you won't have to); and rigorously tested every single tip. Only the most valuable tips tecnhiques and tips made the cut  to improve your efficiency, take total control of your digital media and data; use Internet Explorer 7, Windows Mail, and Calendar; configure Windows Defender and Firewall; avoid, troubleshoot, and fix problems; make Windows Vista work better, faster, smarter, safer, and more fun too!

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

1 General Tips and Tricks of the Masters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

2 Mastering the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

3 Mastering Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

4 Security Enhancements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

5 Disk Configuration and Volume Tricks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

6 Office 2007 Tricks for Vista Masters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

7 Master Vista Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

8 System Recovery and Diagnostic Tricks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259

9 Mastering the New Vista Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297

10 Group Policy Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339