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This comprehensive reference by a Microsoft expert covers all aspects of the new Windows release

The much-anticipated release of Windows 7 will have numerous changes, and you'll need a complete guide to take full advantage of all it has to offer. Windows 7 Bible covers navigation changes such as pinning to the task bar, full screen preview with invisible windows, Jump Lists, Home Group, Sticky Notes, and many others. It shows you how to use Internet Explorer 8, including features like Web Slices and Network view changes, and guides you through all the new desktop features.

This reference thoroughly examines all three parts of the new platform: Windows 7 Core OS, the Windows Live applications, and Windows Live Services. Windows 7 Bible shows you everything you need to know to make the most of Microsoft's new operating system.

  • Covers Windows Live Essentials, including Windows Live Family Safety, Mail, Messenger, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, Toolbar, Writer, and Microsoft Office Outlook Connector

  • Shows how to use Windows Live Services, including Hotmail and Spaces

  • Explores new features including Desktop Gadgets Gallery, Desktop Windows manager, updated Fax and DVD Maker, an updated "Devices and Printers" option, and Sticky Notes

  • Explains new features in the Calculator, ribbon features in applets such as Paint and WordPad, the new Media Center, and searching updates

  • Fully covers the first complete overhaul of applets in a decade

  • With Windows 7 Bible at your side, you can learn as much or as little as you need to know for the way you use Windows.

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. About the Author
    3. Credits
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Introduction
      1. Who This Book Is For
      2. How to Use This Book
    6. I. Getting Started, Getting Secure
      1. 1. What's New in Windows 7
        1. 1.1. Taskbar and Full-Screen Improvements
        2. 1.2. Jump Lists
        3. 1.3. New Ways to Work in Windows
        4. 1.4. Internet Explorer 8
          1. 1.4.1. Instant Search
          2. 1.4.2. Web Slices
          3. 1.4.3. Accelerators
          4. 1.4.4. Better Navigation
          5. 1.4.5. InPrivate Browsing
          6. 1.4.6. Other New IE Features
        5. 1.5. Windows Live
        6. 1.6. Better Device Management
        7. 1.7. Homegroup
        8. 1.8. Performance and Battery Life
        9. 1.9. Look and Feel
        10. 1.10. Troubleshooting and Alerts
        11. 1.11. Music and Video Sharing
        12. 1.12. ... and More
        13. 1.13. Wrap-Up
      2. 2. Getting Around
        1. 2.1. Terminology for Things You Do
          1. 2.1.1. Mouse Terminology
            1. 2.1.1.1. Point
            2. 2.1.1.2. Click
            3. 2.1.1.3. Double-Click
            4. 2.1.1.4. Right-Click
            5. 2.1.1.5. Drag
          2. 2.1.2. Keyboard Terminology
            1. 2.1.2.1. Tab, Enter, and Spacebar
            2. 2.1.2.2. If in Doubt, Escape Key Out
            3. 2.1.2.3. The Help Key (F1)
            4. 2.1.2.4. The Key
            5. 2.1.2.5. Shift, Ctrl, and Alt
            6. 2.1.2.6. Shortcut Keys
        2. 2.2. Logging In
        3. 2.3. What's on the Desktop
        4. 2.4. Using the Start Menu
          1. 2.4.1. The Right Side of the Start Menu
          2. 2.4.2. The Start Menu Search Box
          3. 2.4.3. The Power button
        5. 2.5. Using Jump Lists
        6. 2.6. Using the Windows Desktop
          1. 2.6.1. About desktop icons
          2. 2.6.2. Arranging desktop icons
        7. 2.7. Running Programs
          1. 2.7.1. The active window
          2. 2.7.2. Switching Among Open Programs
            1. 2.7.2.1. Switching with taskbar buttons
            2. 2.7.2.2. Switching with the keyboard
            3. 2.7.2.3. Switching with Flip 3D
          3. 2.7.3. Arranging program windows
          4. 2.7.4. Sizing program windows
            1. 2.7.4.1. Maximize a program window
            2. 2.7.4.2. Minimize a program window
            3. 2.7.4.3. Size at will
          5. 2.7.5. Moving a program window
          6. 2.7.6. Moving and sizing from the keyboard
        8. 2.8. Closing a Program
        9. 2.9. Using the Notification Area
          1. 2.9.1. Showing/hiding notification icons
          2. 2.9.2. Responding to notification messages
          3. 2.9.3. Using scroll bars
          4. 2.9.4. Using Back and Forward buttons
        10. 2.10. The Getting Started Item
        11. 2.11. Quick Help for Getting Started
        12. 2.12. Logging Off, Shutting Down
        13. 2.13. Stuff You Can Do with a Computer
        14. 2.14. Wrap-Up
      3. 3. Sharing and Securing with User Accounts
        1. 3.1. Logging In and Out of User Accounts
          1. 3.1.1. Where am I now?
          2. 3.1.2. Logging out of an account
        2. 3.2. Creating Strong Passwords
          1. 3.2.1. Remembering passwords
          2. 3.2.2. Devising a password hint
        3. 3.3. Types of User Accounts
          1. 3.3.1. The built-in Administrator account
          2. 3.3.2. Administrative user accounts
          3. 3.3.3. Standard accounts
          4. 3.3.4. Guest account
        4. 3.4. Creating and Managing User Accounts
          1. 3.4.1. Creating a user account
          2. 3.4.2. Changing user accounts
          3. 3.4.3. Changing a user account type
          4. 3.4.4. Password-protecting an account
          5. 3.4.5. Changing the account picture
          6. 3.4.6. Changing the account name
          7. 3.4.7. Enabling or disabling the Guest account
          8. 3.4.8. Navigating through user account pages
        5. 3.5. Creating a Password Reset Disk
          1. 3.5.1. Using the password reset disk
          2. 3.5.2. Cracking into standard user accounts
        6. 3.6. Deleting User Accounts
        7. 3.7. Using User Accounts
          1. 3.7.1. Understanding User Account Control (UAC)
          2. 3.7.2. Privilege escalation in administrative accounts
          3. 3.7.3. Turning UAC on and off
        8. 3.8. Running Programs as Administrator
        9. 3.9. Add the Built-in Administrator Account to the Login Screen
        10. 3.10. Stop Entering Password on Lockout
        11. 3.11. Advanced Security Tools
        12. 3.12. About Windows CardSpace
        13. 3.13. Using Credential Manager
        14. 3.14. Managing Profile Properties and Environment Variables
        15. 3.15. Linking Online IDs with Windows Accounts
        16. 3.16. Wrap-Up
      4. 4. Parental Controls and Family Safety
        1. 4.1. Before You Get Started
        2. 4.2. Using the Built-In Parental Controls
          1. 4.2.1. Getting to the Parental Controls Page
          2. 4.2.2. Setting Time Limits
          3. 4.2.3. Controlling Game Play
          4. 4.2.4. Blocking and allowing programs
        3. 4.3. Using Parental Controls from Windows Live
          1. 4.3.1. Defining Web restrictions
          2. 4.3.2. Get Web sites working
        4. 4.4. Viewing User Activity Reports
        5. 4.5. Wrap-Up
      5. 5. Help, Support, and Troubleshooting
        1. 5.1. Introducing Help and Support
          1. 5.1.1. Navigating Help
          2. 5.1.2. Using the Search box
          3. 5.1.3. Online Help and Offline Help
        2. 5.2. Help from People
          1. 5.2.1. Remote Assistance
          2. 5.2.2. Windows Communities
          3. 5.2.3. Microsoft Customer Support
        3. 5.3. Troubleshooting
        4. 5.4. Wrap-Up
      6. 6. Troubleshooting Startup Problems
        1. 6.1. The Computer Won't Start
          1. 6.1.1. Non-System Disk or Disk Error message
          2. 6.1.2. Computer Starts but Mouse and Keyboard Don't Work
          3. 6.1.3. Computer Keeps Trying to Start but Never Gets There
          4. 6.1.4. Screen Turns Blue During Startup and then Stops
        2. 6.2. Computer Takes Too Long to Start
          1. 6.2.1. Restore System Files to an Earlier Time
          2. 6.2.2. Repair Install Windows 7
          3. 6.2.3. The Instruction Manual that Came with Your Computer
          4. 6.2.4. Resources in This Book
          5. 6.2.5. Resources in Windows Help
          6. 6.2.6. Online Resources
        3. 6.3. Programs Won't Start
    7. II. Batten Down the Security Hatches
      1. 7. Blocking Hackers with Windows Firewall
        1. 7.1. How Firewalls Work
          1. 7.1.1. What a Firewall Doesn't Protect Against
        2. 7.2. Introducing Action Center
          1. 7.2.1. Turning Windows Firewall On or Off
        3. 7.3. Making Exceptions to Firewall Protection
          1. 7.3.1. Manually Configuring Firewall Exceptions (Allowed Programs)
          2. 7.3.2. Adding a Program Exception
          3. 7.3.3. Disabling, Changing, and Deleting Exceptions
        4. 7.4. Advanced Firewall Configuration
          1. 7.4.1. Open the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Icon
          2. 7.4.2. Changing Firewall Profile Properties
            1. 7.4.2.1. Firewall alerts, unicast responses, local administrator control
            2. 7.4.2.2. Security logging
            3. 7.4.2.3. Customizing IPsec settings
          3. 7.4.3. Inbound and Outbound Rules
        5. 7.5. Wrap-Up
      2. 8. Conquering Malicious Software
        1. 8.1. Types of Malware
          1. 8.1.1. Viruses and Worms
          2. 8.1.2. Spyware and Adware
          3. 8.1.3. Trojan horses and rootkits
        2. 8.2. Conquering Spyware with Windows Defender
          1. 8.2.1. Opening Windows Defender
          2. 8.2.2. Removing spyware from your computer
            1. 8.2.2.1. Doing a quick scan
            2. 8.2.2.2. Doing a custom scan
            3. 8.2.2.3. Automatic scanning
            4. 8.2.2.4. Preventing Spyware
            5. 8.2.2.5. Excluding Files and Folders
            6. 8.2.2.6. Advanced and Administrator Configuration Options
          3. 8.2.3. Disallowing Allowed Programs
          4. 8.2.4. Joining the SpyNet Community
          5. 8.2.5. Windows Defender Web Site
        3. 8.3. Using Antivirus Software
          1. 8.3.1. Virus protection
          2. 8.3.2. Antivirus and Action Center
        4. 8.4. User Account Control and Malware
        5. 8.5. The Malicious Software Removal Tool
        6. 8.6. Wrap-Up
      3. 9. Automatic Updates as Security
        1. 9.1. Understanding Automatic Updates
          1. 9.1.1. Updates versus upgrades
          2. 9.1.2. Why Updates are Important
        2. 9.2. Enabling Automatic Updates
        3. 9.3. Managing Updates
          1. 9.3.1. Managing Optional Updates
          2. 9.3.2. Change how updates work
          3. 9.3.3. Reviewing and removing updates
        4. 9.4. Thwarting Exploits with DEP
        5. 9.5. Wrap-Up
    8. III. Personalizing Windows 7
      1. 10. Personalizing Your Work Environment
        1. 10.1. Using the Personalization Page
          1. 10.1.1. Choosing a theme
          2. 10.1.2. Personalizing your desktop background
          3. 10.1.3. Personalizing your color scheme
            1. 10.1.3.1. Making text sharper with ClearType
            2. 10.1.3.2. Changing individual screen elements
          4. 10.1.4. Personalizing sound effects
          5. 10.1.5. Personalizing your screen saver
          6. 10.1.6. Personalizing desktop icons
            1. 10.1.6.1. Creating your own desktop icons
            2. 10.1.6.2. Sizing, arranging, showing, and hiding desktop icons
            3. 10.1.6.3. Customizing icons
          7. 10.1.7. Choosing a screen resolution
            1. 10.1.7.1. Understanding aspect ratio
          8. 10.1.8. Using multiple monitors
            1. 10.1.8.1. Reducing monitor flicker
          9. 10.1.9. Adjusting the font size (DPI)
          10. 10.1.10. Personalizing your mouse
            1. 10.1.10.1. Mice for lefties
            2. 10.1.10.2. Adjusting the double-click speed
            3. 10.1.10.3. Using ClickLock
            4. 10.1.10.4. Speed up or slow down the mouse pointer
            5. 10.1.10.5. Making the mouse pointer more visible
            6. 10.1.10.6. Changing mouse wheel behavior
        2. 10.2. Personalizing the Keyboard
        3. 10.3. Personalizing the Start Menu
          1. 10.3.1. Opening taskbar and Start Menu properties
          2. 10.3.2. Personalize the right side of the Start Menu
            1. 10.3.2.1. Start menu folders
            2. 10.3.2.2. Start menu places
            3. 10.3.2.3. Start menu searching
            4. 10.3.2.4. Start menu behavior
          3. 10.3.3. Customizing the left side of the Start menu
          4. 10.3.4. Reorganizing the All Programs menu
        4. 10.4. Creating Custom Shortcut Keys
        5. 10.5. Customizing the Taskbar
          1. 10.5.1. Locking and unlocking the taskbar
          2. 10.5.2. Moving and sizing the taskbar
          3. 10.5.3. Showing toolbars on the taskbar
          4. 10.5.4. Sizing and positioning taskbar toolbars
            1. 10.5.4.1. Using the Links toolbar (Favorites Bar)
        6. 10.6. Customizing the Notification Area
          1. 10.6.1. Getting rid of Notification Area icons
            1. 10.6.1.1. Tweaking the clock
        7. 10.7. Using Gadgets
          1. 10.7.1. Adding and removing gadgets
          2. 10.7.2. Using and manipulating gadgets
        8. 10.8. Using Windows SideShow
        9. 10.9. Wrap-Up
      2. 11. Ease of Access, Speech, and Language
        1. 11.1. Introducing Ease of Access Center
          1. 11.1.1. Help for Visual Impairments
            1. 11.1.1.1. Using Magnifier
            2. 11.1.1.2. Using Microsoft Narrator
            3. 11.1.1.3. Using High Contrast
            4. 11.1.1.4. Using the computer without a display
            5. 11.1.1.5. Optimize visual display
          2. 11.1.2. Help for motor impairments
            1. 11.1.2.1. Using the On-Screen Keyboard
            2. 11.1.2.2. Using Mouse Keys
            3. 11.1.2.3. Using Sticky Keys
            4. 11.1.2.4. Using Toggle Keys
            5. 11.1.2.5. Using Filter Keys
          3. 11.1.3. Help for hearing impairments
          4. 11.1.4. Make it easier to focus on tasks
          5. 11.1.5. Ease of Access administrative settings
          6. 11.1.6. Accessibility keyboard shortcuts
        2. 11.2. Using Speech Recognition
          1. 11.2.1. Getting started with speech recognition
          2. 11.2.2. Control speech recognition by voice
          3. 11.2.3. Commanding Windows by voice
          4. 11.2.4. Work anywhere by voice
          5. 11.2.5. Dictating text
          6. 11.2.6. Making dictation better
            1. 11.2.6.1. Correct that
            2. 11.2.6.2. Improve voice recognition
            3. 11.2.6.3. Add words to the speech dictionary
            4. 11.2.6.4. Advanced speech recognition configuration
            5. 11.2.6.5. More speech recognition help
        3. 11.3. Regional and Language Settings
          1. 11.3.1. Change How Numbers, Dates, and Times Look
          2. 11.3.2. Let them know your correct location
          3. 11.3.3. Working with multiple languages
            1. 11.3.3.1. Using input languages
            2. 11.3.3.2. Switching languages and keyboards
            3. 11.3.3.3. Removing input languages
          4. 11.3.4. Installing user interface languages
        4. 11.4. Wrap-Up
      3. 12. Transferring Files from Another Computer
        1. 12.1. What You Can Transfer
          1. 12.1.1. What You Can't Transfer
          2. 12.1.2. Getting Programs onto the New Computer
          3. 12.1.3. What not to install
        2. 12.2. Choosing a Transfer Method
          1. 12.2.1. Using a USB Easy Transfer Cable
          2. 12.2.2. Using a home network
          3. 12.2.3. Using external drives or discs
            1. 12.2.3.1. Using a flash drive or external hard drive
            2. 12.2.3.2. Using CDs or DVDs
        3. 12.3. Doing the Transfer
        4. 12.4. When the Transfer Is Finished
        5. 12.5. Transferring without Windows Easy Transfer
          1. 12.5.1. Manually Transfer Internet Explorer Favorites
          2. 12.5.2. Manually transfer contacts
          3. 12.5.3. Manually transfer Outlook Express e-mail messages
          4. 12.5.4. Transferring fonts
        6. 12.6. Wrap-Up
      4. 13. Customizing Startup Options
        1. 13.1. First Things First
        2. 13.2. Starting Application Programs Automatically
          1. 13.2.1. Bypassing all Startup folder programs
          2. 13.2.2. Stopping auto-start applications
        3. 13.3. Using the System Configuration Tool to Control Startup
        4. 13.4. Controlling Services with the Services Snap-In
        5. 13.5. Bypassing the Login Page
        6. 13.6. Troubleshooting Startup
          1. 13.6.1. Get rid of disabled devices
          2. 13.6.2. When Windows Won't Start at All
        7. 13.7. Wrap-Up
      5. 14. Using Windows 7 Programs and Accessories
        1. 14.1. Important Stuff About Programs
        2. 14.2. Using Windows Calculator
        3. 14.3. Typing with WordPad
          1. 14.3.1. Typing and navigating text
          2. 14.3.2. Basic text editing
            1. 14.3.2.1. Selecting Text
            2. 14.3.2.2. Formatting text
            3. 14.3.2.3. Deleting and replacing chunks of text
            4. 14.3.2.4. Using copy and paste and cut and paste
            5. 14.3.2.5. Moving text within a document
            6. 14.3.2.6. Copy and paste a picture
          3. 14.3.3. Saving a WordPad Document
          4. 14.3.4. Opening a WordPad document
        4. 14.4. Typing Special Characters with Character Map
        5. 14.5. Working with Fonts
        6. 14.6. Using Notepad
        7. 14.7. Zipping and Unzipping Files
          1. 14.7.1. Zipping files
          2. 14.7.2. Unzipping files
        8. 14.8. Annotating Screenshots with Snipping Tool
          1. 14.8.1. Saving a snip
          2. 14.8.2. Copy and paste a snip
          3. 14.8.3. E-mail a snip
          4. 14.8.4. Change Snipping Tool options
          5. 14.8.5. Screenshots the old-fashioned way
        9. 14.9. Using Paint
        10. 14.10. Using Sound Recorder
        11. 14.11. Wrap-Up
      6. 15. Troubleshooting Customization Problems
        1. 15.1. Desktop Problems
          1. 15.1.1. My screen is too large/small; my screen colors look awful
          2. 15.1.2. When I right-click the desktop, I don't get a Personalize option
          3. 15.1.3. Parts of my screen are cut off or blank
          4. 15.1.4. My desktop picture doesn't fit right
          5. 15.1.5. Everything is huge; I can't see all of dialog boxes
          6. 15.1.6. Icon names are too big or too small
          7. 15.1.7. I don't have any desktop icons (or don't like their size)
          8. 15.1.8. I can't put my desktop icons where I want them
          9. 15.1.9. My screen saver never kicks in
          10. 15.1.10. Missing Aero Flip 3D, or Switch Between Windows Button
        2. 15.2. Start Menu Problems
          1. 15.2.1. Some start items can't be displayed
          2. 15.2.2. The right side of my Start menu is missing some options
        3. 15.3. Taskbar Problems
          1. 15.3.1. My taskbar is missing
          2. 15.3.2. My taskbar is too tall (or messed up)
          3. 15.3.3. I don't have a Quick Launch toolbar
        4. 15.4. Updating Your Display Driver
    9. IV. Using the Internet
      1. 16. Using Internet Explorer
        1. 16.1. Understanding How the Web Works
        2. 16.2. Using Internet Explorer
          1. 16.2.1. Browsing to a Web site
          2. 16.2.2. Using AutoComplete
          3. 16.2.3. Using hyperlinks
          4. 16.2.4. Using Back, Forward, and History Buttons
          5. 16.2.5. Magnifying a page
          6. 16.2.6. Panes and toolbars
          7. 16.2.7. Full-screen viewing
          8. 16.2.8. Change your default home page
        3. 16.3. Using Tabs
          1. 16.3.1. Using Quick Tabs
          2. 16.3.2. Creating multiple home page tabs
          3. 16.3.3. Rearranging and removing home page tabs
          4. 16.3.4. Personalizing tabbed browsing
          5. 16.3.5. Shortcut keys for tabs
        4. 16.4. Using Web Slices
        5. 16.5. Using Accelerators
        6. 16.6. Using Visual Search
        7. 16.7. Using RSS Feeds
          1. 16.7.1. Optional Settings for RSS Feeds
          2. 16.7.2. Using the RSS Feed Headlines Gadget
        8. 16.8. Managing Favorite Sites
          1. 16.8.1. Adding Tab Groups to Favorites
          2. 16.8.2. Organizing Favorites
          3. 16.8.3. Importing and Exporting Favorites
        9. 16.9. Blocking Pop-Ups
          1. 16.9.1. Using the Information Bar
          2. 16.9.2. When pop-ups still get through
        10. 16.10. Using the SmartScreen Filter
          1. 16.10.1. How the SmartScreen Filter Works
          2. 16.10.2. Getting the Most from the SmartScreen Filter
            1. 16.10.2.1. How do I protect myself in the future?
        11. 16.11. Deleting the Browser History
          1. 16.11.1. Clearing AutoComplete Entries
          2. 16.11.2. Configuring AutoComplete
          3. 16.11.3. Understanding cookies
            1. 16.11.3.1. Deleting cookies
            2. 16.11.3.2. Adjusting cookie privacy settings
            3. 16.11.3.3. Looking at cookies and privacy policies
          4. 16.11.4. Understanding temporary internet files
          5. 16.11.5. Clearing Temporary Internet Files
          6. 16.11.6. Temporary Internet files settings
          7. 16.11.7. A note on certificates
        12. 16.12. Using Internet Security Zones
        13. 16.13. Printing Web Pages
          1. 16.13.1. Using Print Preview
          2. 16.13.2. Important printing tip
        14. 16.14. Saving Web Pages
          1. 16.14.1. Copying content from web pages
          2. 16.14.2. Downloading pictures and videos
        15. 16.15. Making Internet Explorer Your Default Browser
        16. 16.16. Searching the Web
          1. 16.16.1. Choosing Search Providers
          2. 16.16.2. Choosing a Default Provider
          3. 16.16.3. Searching from the Search Box
          4. 16.16.4. Searching from the address bar
          5. 16.16.5. Searching the Current Page
        17. 16.17. Getting More with Add-ons
          1. 16.17.1. Shopping for Add-ons
          2. 16.17.2. Managing Add-ons
        18. 16.18. Internet Explorer Help and Troubleshooting
        19. 16.19. Wrap-Up
      2. 17. Blogging with Writer
        1. 17.1. What Is Blogging?
        2. 17.2. Adding Windows Live Writer to Windows
        3. 17.3. Setting Up Your Blog Account
          1. 17.3.1. Adding a blog account
          2. 17.3.2. Setting Your URL
          3. 17.3.3. Editing Your Profile
        4. 17.4. Creating and Publishing Blog Posts
          1. 17.4.1. Creating a Blog Post
            1. 17.4.1.1. Saving a Draft
            2. 17.4.1.2. Opening an existing blog post
          2. 17.4.2. Preview your blog post
          3. 17.4.3. Viewing and Editing Source Code
          4. 17.4.4. Publishing your blog post
        5. 17.5. Working with Photos
          1. 17.5.1. Adding a Photo
          2. 17.5.2. Adding a Photo Album
          3. 17.5.3. Uploading Pictures with FTP
        6. 17.6. Working with Videos
        7. 17.7. Using Tables
        8. 17.8. Using Tags
        9. 17.9. Inserting Maps
        10. 17.10. Using Plug-Ins
        11. 17.11. Setting Writer Options
        12. 17.12. Wrap-Up
      3. 18. Using Windows Live Mail
        1. 18.1. How E-mail Works
        2. 18.2. Introducing Windows Live Mail
          1. 18.2.1. What You Need to Know to Get Started
          2. 18.2.2. Setting Up Your E-mail Account
        3. 18.3. Writing E-mail with Windows Live Mail
          1. 18.3.1. Typing and Editing Tips
          2. 18.3.2. Check Your Spelling
          3. 18.3.3. Add a Background Color
          4. 18.3.4. Setting message priority
          5. 18.3.5. Requesting a read receipt
        4. 18.4. Getting Your E-mail
          1. 18.4.1. Replying to a message
          2. 18.4.2. Forwarding a Message
          3. 18.4.3. Other Things You Can Do with a Message
            1. 18.4.3.1. Magnifying e-mail text
            2. 18.4.3.2. Sorting messages by message headers
            3. 18.4.3.3. Sizing and positioning columns
            4. 18.4.3.4. Sizing the reading pane
        5. 18.5. Using E-mail Attachments
          1. 18.5.1. Attaching a File to a Message
            1. 18.5.1.1. E-mailing Documents from Folders
            2. 18.5.1.2. E-mailing Pictures from Windows Live Photo Gallery
          2. 18.5.2. Opening received attachments
          3. 18.5.3. Saving Attachments as Files
          4. 18.5.4. Saving embedded pictures as files
          5. 18.5.5. Converting e-mail messages to files
        6. 18.6. Composing Rich-Text Messages with HTML
          1. 18.6.1. HTML, Default Font, and Stationery
          2. 18.6.2. Using fonts, sizes, boldface, underline, italics, colors
          3. 18.6.3. Typing a list
          4. 18.6.4. Indenting and aligning text
          5. 18.6.5. Inserting inline pictures
          6. 18.6.6. Inserting a line
          7. 18.6.7. Adding hyperlinks to e-mail messages
            1. 18.6.7.1. Type a link
            2. 18.6.7.2. Copy and paste a link
            3. 18.6.7.3. custom links
          8. 18.6.8. Adding a signature automatically
        7. 18.7. Creating Photo E-mails
        8. 18.8. Dealing with Spam (Junk E-mail)
          1. 18.8.1. Identifying Safe Senders
          2. 18.8.2. Blocking specific senders
          3. 18.8.3. Blocking by Country and Language
          4. 18.8.4. Blocking phishing scams
          5. 18.8.5. Managing junk mail and good mail
          6. 18.8.6. Phishing scam e-mails
        9. 18.9. Managing Mail Folders and Messages
          1. 18.9.1. Choosing columns for the message list
          2. 18.9.2. Flagging messages that need more attention
          3. 18.9.3. Grouping conversation messages
          4. 18.9.4. Filtering messages
          5. 18.9.5. Create your own mail folders
            1. 18.9.5.1. Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Mail Folders
            2. 18.9.5.2. Showing/hiding mail folders
          6. 18.9.6. Managing messages
            1. 18.9.6.1. Selecting multiple e-mail messages
            2. 18.9.6.2. Moving messages to a folder
            3. 18.9.6.3. Deleting Messages
            4. 18.9.6.4. Permanently deleting messages
          7. 18.9.7. Auto-organizing messages through rules
          8. 18.9.8. Auto-responding to messages
        10. 18.10. Searching for Messages
          1. 18.10.1. Advanced Search
          2. 18.10.2. Searching from the Start Menu
        11. 18.11. Personalizing Windows Live Mail
          1. 18.11.1. General Options
          2. 18.11.2. Read options
            1. 18.11.2.1. Mark message read after displaying for x seconds
            2. 18.11.2.2. Automatically expand grouped messages
            3. 18.11.2.3. Automatically download message when viewing in the preview pane
            4. 18.11.2.4. Read all messages in plain text
            5. 18.11.2.5. Show ToolTips in the message list for clipped items
            6. 18.11.2.6. Highlight watched messages
            7. 18.11.2.7. News settings
            8. 18.11.2.8. Fonts settings
          3. 18.11.3. Receipt options
          4. 18.11.4. Send options
          5. 18.11.5. Compose options
            1. 18.11.5.1. Compose font
            2. 18.11.5.2. Stationery
            3. 18.11.5.3. Business cards
          6. 18.11.6. Signature options
          7. 18.11.7. Spelling options
          8. 18.11.8. Connection options
          9. 18.11.9. Advanced options
            1. 18.11.9.1. IMAP
            2. 18.11.9.2. Message threads
            3. 18.11.9.3. Reply/forward
            4. 18.11.9.4. Restore defaults
            5. 18.11.9.5. Maintenance and troubleshooting
          10. 18.11.10. E-mail security options
            1. 18.11.10.1. Virus protection
            2. 18.11.10.2. Download images
            3. 18.11.10.3. Secure mail
        12. 18.12. Working with Contacts
          1. 18.12.1. Sending e-mail to contacts
          2. 18.12.2. Printing contacts
        13. 18.13. Using the Calendar
          1. 18.13.1. Adding an event
          2. 18.13.2. Creating a new calendar
          3. 18.13.3. Working with your Windows Live Calendar
        14. 18.14. Managing E-mail Accounts
          1. 18.14.1. General
          2. 18.14.2. Servers
          3. 18.14.3. Connection
          4. 18.14.4. Security
            1. 18.14.4.1. Advanced
        15. 18.15. Customizing the Toolbar
        16. 18.16. Securing E-mail with Digital IDs
          1. 18.16.1. Getting a digital ID
          2. 18.16.2. Using your digital ID
        17. 18.17. Importing Messages from Other Programs
        18. 18.18. Exporting Messages to Other Programs
        19. 18.19. Where and How Messages are Stored
        20. 18.20. More on Windows Live Mail
        21. 18.21. Wrap-Up
      4. 19. Chatting and Texting with Windows Live Messenger
        1. 19.1. Overview
        2. 19.2. Adding Messenger to Windows
        3. 19.3. Setting Up Your Account
          1. 19.3.1. Adding contacts
          2. 19.3.2. Adding and using groups
        4. 19.4. Chatting Online
          1. 19.4.1. Changing the Font
          2. 19.4.2. Using ink
        5. 19.5. Sending Text Messages
        6. 19.6. Sharing Photos
        7. 19.7. Audio, Video, and More
        8. 19.8. Wrap-Up
      5. 20. Beyond E-Mail and the Web
        1. 20.1. About Newsgroups
          1. 20.1.1. Creating a newsgroup account
          2. 20.1.2. Downloading newsgroup names
          3. 20.1.3. Subscribing to newsgroups
          4. 20.1.4. Viewing newsgroup messages
          5. 20.1.5. Posting a Newsgroup Message
          6. 20.1.6. Replying to Newsgroup Messages
          7. 20.1.7. Getting the latest messages
          8. 20.1.8. Searching Newsgroup Messages
            1. 20.1.8.1. Quick Searches from the Search Box
            2. 20.1.8.2. Searching from the Start Menu
          9. 20.1.9. Hiding Irrelevant Messages
          10. 20.1.10. Creating newsgroup message rules
          11. 20.1.11. Unscrambling Messages
          12. 20.1.12. Unsubscribing from a group
          13. 20.1.13. Personalizing newsgroups
        2. 20.2. Using FTP
          1. 20.2.1. Anonymous FTP versus FTP accounts
          2. 20.2.2. Using Internet Explorer as an FTP client
        3. 20.3. Using Remote Assistance
          1. 20.3.1. Setting Up Remote Assistance
          2. 20.3.2. Requesting Remote Assistance
        4. 20.4. Using Remote Desktop
          1. 20.4.1. Display
          2. 20.4.2. Local resources
          3. 20.4.3. Programs
          4. 20.4.4. Experience
          5. 20.4.5. Advanced
          6. 20.4.6. Allowing remote connections on a home network
          7. 20.4.7. Connecting from a remote home network PC
            1. 20.4.7.1. Access multiple computers behind a home firewall
        5. 20.5. Wrap-Up
      6. 21. Managing Names and Addresses
        1. 21.1. Opening Contacts
          1. 21.1.1. Changing how you view contacts
          2. 21.1.2. Making shortcuts to contacts
          3. 21.1.3. Creating a contact
          4. 21.1.4. Opening and Editing Contacts
          5. 21.1.5. Create a "me" contact
        2. 21.2. Creating Contact Groups
        3. 21.3. Printing Contacts
        4. 21.4. Importing and Exporting Contacts
          1. 21.4.1. Importing people to your contacts folder
          2. 21.4.2. Exporting contacts to vCards
          3. 21.4.3. Exporting to a CSV file
        5. 21.5. Searching for Contacts
        6. 21.6. Sharing Contacts on a Network
        7. 21.7. Wrap-Up
      7. 22. Troubleshooting Internet Problems
        1. 22.1. Troubleshooting Internet Explorer
          1. 22.1.1. Clicking a hyperlink has no effect
          2. 22.1.2. Can't Download Program or ActiveX Control
          3. 22.1.3. Security alert about leaving a secure Internet connection
          4. 22.1.4. Error message: "This page cannot be displayed"
          5. 22.1.5. Can't change the default home page
          6. 22.1.6. Saved pictures stored as bitmaps (.bmp files)
          7. 22.1.7. All other internet explorer problems/features
        2. 22.2. Troubleshooting Windows Live Mail
          1. 22.2.1. Error Message: "The host Name could not be found..."
          2. 22.2.2. Some of my mail is not showing up in my inbox
          3. 22.2.3. Pictures are missing from e-mail messages
          4. 22.2.4. Can't open or save e-mail attachment
          5. 22.2.5. Error Message: "Your current security settings prohibit running Activex controls..."
          6. 22.2.6. All other Windows Live Mail problems/features
        3. 22.3. More Internet Troubleshooting
    10. V. Pictures, Music, and Movies
      1. 23. Working with Pictures
        1. 23.1. Getting Pictures into Your Computer
          1. 23.1.1. Getting Pictures from a Digital Camera
          2. 23.1.2. Getting pictures from a memory card
          3. 23.1.3. Getting pictures from a CD or DVD
          4. 23.1.4. Getting pictures from a scanner
          5. 23.1.5. Using pictures you get by e-mail
          6. 23.1.6. Copying pictures from web sites
          7. 23.1.7. Copy-and-paste pictures
          8. 23.1.8. Taking screenshots
            1. 23.1.8.1. Using the Print Screen key
        2. 23.2. Using Your Pictures Folder
          1. 23.2.1. Pictures folder quick tips
          2. 23.2.2. Why some pictures show icons
          3. 23.2.3. Videos in your Pictures folder
          4. 23.2.4. Renaming pictures and videos
        3. 23.3. Using Windows Live Photo Gallery
          1. 23.3.1. Choosing what to view and how
          2. 23.3.2. Photo Gallery quick tips
          3. 23.3.3. Selecting thumbnails in the gallery
          4. 23.3.4. Dating, rating, tagging, and captioning
          5. 23.3.5. Filtering pictures
          6. 23.3.6. Changing tags
          7. 23.3.7. Use a picture as your desktop background
          8. 23.3.8. Adding pictures to Photo Gallery
          9. 23.3.9. Use your Photo Gallery as a screen saver
          10. 23.3.10. Fixing photos
            1. 23.3.10.1. Auto Adjust
            2. 23.3.10.2. Adjust Exposure
            3. 23.3.10.3. Adjust Color
            4. 23.3.10.4. Straighten Photo
            5. 23.3.10.5. Crop Photo
            6. 23.3.10.6. Fix Red Eye
            7. 23.3.10.7. Black and White Effects
            8. 23.3.10.8. Saving Fix pane changes
          11. 23.3.11. Using people tags
          12. 23.3.12. Other new features
          13. 23.3.13. Choosing Photo Gallery options
          14. 23.3.14. Making movies from Photo Gallery
        4. 23.4. Printing Pictures
          1. 23.4.1. Printing from Windows Live Photo Gallery
          2. 23.4.2. Printing pictures from a folder
        5. 23.5. Using the Slide Show Gadget
        6. 23.6. Pixels and Megapixels
          1. 23.6.1. File extension, size, and dimensions
            1. 23.6.1.1. TIFF pictures
            2. 23.6.1.2. JPEG pictures
            3. 23.6.1.3. GIF pictures
            4. 23.6.1.4. PNG pictures
            5. 23.6.1.5. BMP pictures
          2. 23.6.2. Changing a picture type or size
        7. 23.7. Pictures, Tags, and Virtual Folders
        8. 23.8. Wrap-Up
      2. 24. Making Music with Media Player
        1. 24.1. Controlling Sound Volume
        2. 24.2. Starting Windows Media Player
          1. 24.2.1. Media Player program window
          2. 24.2.2. The toolbar
          3. 24.2.3. Media Player menus
          4. 24.2.4. Play controls
          5. 24.2.5. Closing/minimizing Windows Media Player
        3. 24.3. Listening to a CD
        4. 24.4. Now Playing, Visualizations, and Enhancements
          1. 24.4.1. Using the Playlist in Now Playing View
          2. 24.4.2. Using Enhancements
          3. 24.4.3. Stopping a CD
          4. 24.4.4. Play CDs automatically with Media Player
        5. 24.5. Ripping (Copying) Music CDs
          1. 24.5.1. Options for ripping CDs
            1. 24.5.1.1. Choosing where to put songs
            2. 24.5.1.2. Choosing how to name files
            3. 24.5.1.3. Choosing a file format and quality
            4. 24.5.1.4. Copy protect music
            5. 24.5.1.5. Rip CD automatically
            6. 24.5.1.6. Eject CD after ripping
            7. 24.5.1.7. Still more rip options
          2. 24.5.2. Copying songs
        6. 24.6. Getting Music Online
        7. 24.7. Using the Media Player Library
          1. 24.7.1. Navigating the library
          2. 24.7.2. Choosing columns for Media Library
            1. 24.7.2.1. Sizing columns
            2. 24.7.2.2. Moving columns
            3. 24.7.2.3. Sorting songs
          3. 24.7.3. Getting missing media information automatically
          4. 24.7.4. Choosing what files to include in your library
          5. 24.7.5. Sharing (streaming) your media library
            1. 24.7.5.1. Allowing Internet streaming
            2. 24.7.5.2. Using a remote stream
            3. 24.7.5.3. Allow remote control
            4. 24.7.5.4. Pushing media to another computer
          6. 24.7.6. Automatically renaming songs
          7. 24.7.7. Selecting in Media Library
          8. 24.7.8. Changing a song title
          9. 24.7.9. Changing genre, artist, and such
          10. 24.7.10. Changing incorrect media information
          11. 24.7.11. Rating songs
        8. 24.8. Making Custom Playlists
          1. 24.8.1. Managing songs in a playlist
          2. 24.8.2. Saving a playlist
          3. 24.8.3. Viewing, playing, and changing playlists
          4. 24.8.4. Using and creating Auto Playlists
        9. 24.9. Creating Your Own Music CDs
          1. 24.9.1. Types of Music CDs
          2. 24.9.2. Choosing music disk options
          3. 24.9.3. Choosing songs to put on the CD
          4. 24.9.4. Creating the Disk
          5. 24.9.5. Saving a Burn list
        10. 24.10. Copying Music to Portable Devices
          1. 24.10.1. Manual syncing
          2. 24.10.2. Managing songs on a device
          3. 24.10.3. Auto-syncing devices
          4. 24.10.4. Choose between manual and auto sync
          5. 24.10.5. Setting player options
        11. 24.11. Fun with Skins
        12. 24.12. Extending Media Player with Plug-ins
        13. 24.13. Converting File Types
        14. 24.14. Music, Metadata, and Searches
        15. 24.15. Wrap-Up
      3. 25. DVD, Video, and More
        1. 25.1. Watching DVD, VCD, and Such
          1. 25.1.1. Setting defaults for DVDs
          2. 25.1.2. Playing a DVD or VCD
          3. 25.1.3. Choosing the screen size
          4. 25.1.4. Preventing screen savers during playback
          5. 25.1.5. Setting parental controls and language defaults
        2. 25.2. Playing Video Files
          1. 25.2.1. Using your Videos Library
          2. 25.2.2. Recorded TV
          3. 25.2.3. Making Media Player the default video player
          4. 25.2.4. Adding videos to your media library
          5. 25.2.5. Playing videos from your library
        3. 25.3. Managing Photos with Media Player
        4. 25.4. More on Playlists
          1. 25.4.1. Limiting playlist size
          2. 25.4.2. Limiting playlists to favorite items
          3. 25.4.3. Skipping playlist items
            1. 25.4.3.1. Prompt Me to Remove Upon Save
        5. 25.5. Wrap-Up
      4. 26. Fun with Media Center
        1. 26.1. Starting Media Center
          1. 26.1.1. Working Media Center with a mouse
          2. 26.1.2. Working Media Center with a keyboard
          3. 26.1.3. Using a Media Center remote control
        2. 26.2. Moving and Sizing Media Center
        3. 26.3. Media Center Playback Controls
        4. 26.4. Things You Can Do without TV
          1. 26.4.1. Playing music in Media Center
          2. 26.4.2. Viewing pictures and videos in Media Center
          3. 26.4.3. Movies and TV in Media Center
          4. 26.4.4. Extras
          5. 26.4.5. Sports
        5. 26.5. Watching and Recording TV
          1. 26.5.1. Recording TV
          2. 26.5.2. Watching recorded TV
          3. 26.5.3. Recorded TV files
        6. 26.6. Personalizing Media Center
          1. 26.6.1. General Settings
            1. 26.6.1.1. Startup and window behavior
            2. 26.6.1.2. Visual and sound effects
            3. 26.6.1.3. Windows Media Center Setup
            4. 26.6.1.4. Parental Controls
            5. 26.6.1.5. Automatic download options
            6. 26.6.1.6. Optimization
            7. 26.6.1.7. Privacy
          2. 26.6.2. TV settings
          3. 26.6.3. Pictures Settings
          4. 26.6.4. Music settings
          5. 26.6.5. DVD settings
          6. 26.6.6. Start Menu and Extras
          7. 26.6.7. Extender settings
          8. 26.6.8. Media libraries
          9. 26.6.9. Burning CDs and DVDs from Media Center
          10. 26.6.10. Syncing, shutting down, and extenders
        7. 26.7. Wrap-Up
      5. 27. Troubleshooting Multimedia
        1. 27.1. Troubleshooting Pictures and Photos
          1. 27.1.1. No Copy option when right-clicking a picture in a Web page
          2. 27.1.2. Cannot copy thumbnail from my Pictures folder to open document
        2. 27.2. Troubleshooting Windows Media Player
          1. 27.2.1. Error Message: "Invalid Function When Trying to Burn a CD"
          2. 27.2.2. Some other program opens when you open an icon or insert a CD
          3. 27.2.3. I'm unable to locate the menus within Media Player
          4. 27.2.4. Cannot see captions when playing a CD or DVD
          5. 27.2.5. Media Player can't find my MP3 player
          6. 27.2.6. Song titles don't appear after inserting a CD
          7. 27.2.7. Error message appears with 0xC00 or other number
          8. 27.2.8. All other Windows Media Player issues
          9. 27.2.9. Error Message: "Your system is currently set to 800 × 600 ..."
        3. 27.3. More Troubleshooting Resources
    11. VI. Managing Files and Folders
      1. 28. Understanding Drives, Folders, and Files
        1. 28.1. Understanding Disks and Drives
          1. 28.1.1. Your computer's hard disk
          2. 28.1.2. Removable media
            1. 28.1.2.1. Floppies and Zip disks
            2. 28.1.2.2. CDs and DVDs
            3. 28.1.2.3. Portable devices
            4. 28.1.2.4. Flash cards and memory sticks
            5. 28.1.2.5. Flash drives
          3. 28.1.3. Viewing your computer's drives
          4. 28.1.4. Sizes and capacities
          5. 28.1.5. How much room is there?
            1. 28.1.5.1. Viewing disk contents
            2. 28.1.5.2. Formatting disks
        2. 28.2. About Folders
          1. 28.2.1. Viewing the contents of a folder
          2. 28.2.2. Folders in folders (subfolders)
          3. 28.2.3. Parent folders
        3. 28.3. About Files
          1. 28.3.1. Opening and closing files
            1. 28.3.1.1. Showing/hiding filename extensions
            2. 28.3.1.2. Choosing a program to open a file
            3. 28.3.1.3. Changing the default program
            4. 28.3.1.4. Windows cannot open this file
          2. 28.3.2. File paths
        4. 28.4. Using Windows Explorer
          1. 28.4.1. Opening Windows Explorer
          2. 28.4.2. Windows Explorer components
          3. 28.4.3. Show or hide optional panes
          4. 28.4.4. Navigating with the Address bar
          5. 28.4.5. Navigating with the Navigation pane
            1. 28.4.5.1. Adding places to Favorites
            2. 28.4.5.2. Managing Favorites
          6. 28.4.6. Navigating from the contents pane
          7. 28.4.7. Navigating to a disk drive
          8. 28.4.8. Choosing an icon view
          9. 28.4.9. Using columns in the Details view
          10. 28.4.10. Sorting icons
          11. 28.4.11. Filtering a folder
          12. 28.4.12. Using the Preview pane
          13. 28.4.13. Using the Details pane
        5. 28.5. To Click or Double-Click?
          1. 28.5.1. Personalizing folder behavior
          2. 28.5.2. Options on the View tab
            1. 28.5.2.1. Always show icons, never thumbnails
            2. 28.5.2.2. Always show menus
            3. 28.5.2.3. Display file icon on thumbnails
            4. 28.5.2.4. Display file size information in folder tips
            5. 28.5.2.5. Display the full path in the title bar (Classic theme only)
            6. 28.5.2.6. Show hidden files and folders
            7. 28.5.2.7. Hide empty drives in the Computer folder
            8. 28.5.2.8. Hide extensions for known file types
            9. 28.5.2.9. Hide protected operating system files (recommended)
            10. 28.5.2.10. Launch folder windows in a separate process
            11. 28.5.2.11. Show drive letters
            12. 28.5.2.12. Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color
            13. 28.5.2.13. Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items
            14. 28.5.2.14. Show preview handlers in Preview pane
            15. 28.5.2.15. Use check boxes to select items
            16. 28.5.2.16. Use Sharing Wizard (recommended)
            17. 28.5.2.17. When typing into list view
            18. 28.5.2.18. Restore defaults
        6. 28.6. Saving Things in Folders
          1. 28.6.1. What folder should I use?
          2. 28.6.2. How to save in folders
            1. 28.6.2.1. Saving in Windows 7-style dialog boxes
            2. 28.6.2.2. Naming the file
            3. 28.6.2.3. Choosing a Save As type
            4. 28.6.2.4. Click Save
          3. 28.6.3. Opening the saved file
        7. 28.7. Creating Your Own Folders
          1. 28.7.1. Creating folders on the fly while saving
          2. 28.7.2. Personalizing your folder
            1. 28.7.2.1. Specify a folder type
            2. 28.7.2.2. Folder pictures
            3. 28.7.2.3. Changing a folder's icon
            4. 28.7.2.4. Read-Only, Hidden, and Advanced attributes
            5. 28.7.2.5. Compress contents to save disk space
            6. 28.7.2.6. Encrypt contents to secure data
        8. 28.8. Wrap-Up
      2. 29. Managing Files and Folders
        1. 29.1. How to Select Icons
          1. 29.1.1. Select one icon
          2. 29.1.2. Selecting all icons
          3. 29.1.3. Select a range of icons
          4. 29.1.4. Selecting and unselecting one at a time
          5. 29.1.5. Selecting with the keyboard
          6. 29.1.6. Select by filtering
          7. 29.1.7. Selecting by lassoing
          8. 29.1.8. Select most icons in a folder
          9. 29.1.9. Selecting from multiple folders
          10. 29.1.10. Unselecting all icons
        2. 29.2. Moving and Copying Files
          1. 29.2.1. Moving files to a subfolder
          2. 29.2.2. Copying to/from external disks
          3. 29.2.3. Moving and copying by dragging
          4. 29.2.4. Move or copy using two open folders
          5. 29.2.5. Using cut-and-paste to move or copy files
          6. 29.2.6. Making a copy in the same folder
          7. 29.2.7. Undoing a move or copy
          8. 29.2.8. This location already contains...
        3. 29.3. Renaming Files
          1. 29.3.1. Undoing a rename
          2. 29.3.2. Renaming multiple files
        4. 29.4. Deleting Files
        5. 29.5. Using the Recycle Bin
          1. 29.5.1. Recovering Accidentally Deleted Files
          2. 29.5.2. Permanently deleting Recycle Bin files
        6. 29.6. Creating and Deleting Shortcuts
        7. 29.7. Managing Files with DOS Commands
          1. 29.7.1. Getting to a Command Prompt
          2. 29.7.2. Using the command prompt
          3. 29.7.3. Copy and paste in the command prompt window
          4. 29.7.4. Navigating from the command prompt
          5. 29.7.5. Using wildcards
          6. 29.7.6. Printing a list of filenames
        8. 29.8. Wrap-Up
      3. 30. Searching for Files and Messages on Your Computer
        1. 30.1. Basics of Searching
          1. 30.1.1. You're not asking it questions
          2. 30.1.2. Be specific
          3. 30.1.3. Spelling counts
          4. 30.1.4. Where you start the search matters
        2. 30.2. How Searching Works
        3. 30.3. Quickie Start Menu Searches
          1. 30.3.1. Customizing Start menu searches
          2. 30.3.2. Extending a Start menu search
        4. 30.4. Searching Folders and Views
          1. 30.4.1. Specifying search criteria
            1. 30.4.1.1. Search by Date
            2. 30.4.1.2. Search by Size
            3. 30.4.1.3. Search by Filename or Subject
          2. 30.4.2. Search by Kind
            1. 30.4.2.1. Search by Tags, Authors, Title, and others
          3. 30.4.3. Saving a search
          4. 30.4.4. Using saved searches
        5. 30.5. Wrap-Up
      4. 31. Metadata and Power Searches
        1. 31.1. Working with File Properties
          1. 31.1.1. Viewing properties sheets
          2. 31.1.2. Viewing properties in columns
          3. 31.1.3. Editing properties
        2. 31.2. Setting Properties When You Save
        3. 31.3. Personalizing Searches
        4. 31.4. Managing the Search Index
          1. 31.4.1. Adding and removing indexed locations
          2. 31.4.2. Remove a location from the index
          3. 31.4.3. Choosing file types to index
          4. 31.4.4. More advanced options
            1. 31.4.4.1. Rebuilding the index
        5. 31.5. Power Searches
          1. 31.5.1. Searching specific properties
          2. 31.5.2. Greater than and less than
          3. 31.5.3. AND, OR, and NOT searches
          4. 31.5.4. Date and number searches
            1. 31.5.4.1. Searching for phrases
            2. 31.5.4.2. Message searching
            3. 31.5.4.3. Natural language queries
        6. 31.6. Wrap-Up
      5. 32. Using CDs and DVDs
        1. 32.1. Understanding CDs and DVDs
          1. 32.1.1. CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
          2. 32.1.2. CD-R, DVD-R, and DVD+R
          3. 32.1.3. CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW
          4. 32.1.4. Data CD versus audio CD
          5. 32.1.5. DVD- versus DVD+
        2. 32.2. What Kind of Drive Do I Have?
        3. 32.3. Using Disks that Already Contain Data
          1. 32.3.1. What kind of disk is this?
          2. 32.3.2. Viewing a disk's contents
          3. 32.3.3. Copying files from a CD or DVD
          4. 32.3.4. Changing what happens when you insert a CD or DVD
        4. 32.4. Copying Files to Blank CDs and DVDs
          1. 32.4.1. Burning a Mastered (ISO) disk
          2. 32.4.2. Closing a Live File System (UDF)
          3. 32.4.3. Adding More Files Later
        5. 32.5. Erasing Disks
        6. 32.6. Formatting CDs and DVDs
        7. 32.7. Burn as You Go in Explorer
        8. 32.8. Using Windows DVD Maker
          1. 32.8.1. Opening Windows DVD Maker
          2. 32.8.2. Adding photos and videos
          3. 32.8.3. Choosing DVD options
          4. 32.8.4. Designing the menus
            1. 32.8.4.1. Customize menu text
            2. 32.8.4.2. Customize the menus
            3. 32.8.4.3. Customize the slide show
          5. 32.8.5. Make the DVD
          6. 32.8.6. Opening a saved DVD project
          7. 32.8.7. DVD Maker help and troubleshooting
        9. 32.9. Wrap-Up
      6. 33. Protecting Your Files
        1. 33.1. Simple File Backups
        2. 33.2. Using Backup and Restore
          1. 33.2.1. Starting Backup and Restore
          2. 33.2.2. Backing up files and settings
          3. 33.2.3. Restoring files from a backup
          4. 33.2.4. Backing up the entire PC with an image
          5. 33.2.5. Restoring from an image to a new hard drive
          6. 33.2.6. Restore an image to a partially damaged disk
        3. 33.3. Create a System Repair Disk
        4. 33.4. Using System Protection
          1. 33.4.1. Turning System Protection on or off
          2. 33.4.2. Creating a restore point
          3. 33.4.3. Returning to a Previous Restore Point
          4. 33.4.4. Undoing a System Restore
          5. 33.4.5. Using previous versions (shadow copies)
            1. 33.4.5.1. Returning to a previous version of a file or folder
            2. 33.4.5.2. Restoring deleted files from previous versions
        5. 33.5. Using BitLocker Drive Encryption
          1. 33.5.1. BitLocker Hardware Requirements
          2. 33.5.2. Encrypting the volume
          3. 33.5.3. When the computer won't start
          4. 33.5.4. Turning off BitLocker
          5. 33.5.5. More info on BitLocker
        6. 33.6. Wrap-Up
      7. 34. Troubleshooting Files and Folders
        1. 34.1. Troubleshooting Folders, Files, and Shortcuts
          1. 34.1.1. The Menu bar is missing from Explorer
          2. 34.1.2. Where is the Up button to navigate to the parent folder?
          3. 34.1.3. What happened to the Folders List?
          4. 34.1.4. Slide Show is not available as an option in the Explorer toolbar
          5. 34.1.5. I don't see the file extensions on files
          6. 34.1.6. When I try to select by dragging, the icons move, and nothing is selected
          7. 34.1.7. Error message: "Application is using this file. You must close the file before proceeding"
          8. 34.1.8. Error message: "If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable"
          9. 34.1.9. Error message: "This location already contains a file with the same name"
          10. 34.1.10. "Problem with Shortcut" dialog box opens
          11. 34.1.11. Deleting a shortcut from my desktop deletes it from all users' desktops
        2. 34.2. Troubleshooting Documents
          1. 34.2.1. You cannot save in the folder specified
          2. 34.2.2. Error message: "The file name is invalid"
          3. 34.2.3. My document isn't in the Open dialog box
        3. 34.3. Troubleshooting CDs and DVDs
          1. 34.3.1. Error message: "Invalid function when attempting to write files to a CD"
          2. 34.3.2. I'm unable to read recorded CDs and DVDs on other computers
        4. 34.4. Troubleshooting Searches
          1. 34.4.1. Search didn't find my file
        5. 34.5. More Troubleshooting Resources
    12. VII. Printing, Faxing, and Scanning
      1. 35. Installing and Managing Printers
        1. 35.1. Printer Properties versus Printing Properties
        2. 35.2. Opening the Devices and Printers Folder
          1. 35.2.1. Setting the default printer
          2. 35.2.2. Testing a printer
        3. 35.3. Installing a New Printer
          1. 35.3.1. Installing printers with parallel and serial port connections
          2. 35.3.2. Installing printers with USB and infrared connections
          3. 35.3.3. Installing a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer
        4. 35.4. Managing Printer Drivers
        5. 35.5. Setting Default Printing Properties
          1. 35.5.1. Making pages print in the right order
          2. 35.5.2. Portrait versus landscape printing
          3. 35.5.3. Saving time and money
        6. 35.6. Setting Printer Properties
          1. 35.6.1. Configuring printer ports
          2. 35.6.2. Setting up printer pooling
          3. 35.6.3. Configuring printer availability
          4. 35.6.4. Setting other advanced options
        7. 35.7. Wrap-Up
      2. 36. Printing Documents and Screenshots
        1. 36.1. Printing a Document
          1. 36.1.1. Common printing options
          2. 36.1.2. Choosing a print quality and other options
          3. 36.1.3. Still more print options
        2. 36.2. Printing the Screen
        3. 36.3. Using Print Preview
        4. 36.4. Wrap-Up
      3. 37. Managing Print Jobs
        1. 37.1. How Printing Works
        2. 37.2. Managing Print Jobs
          1. 37.2.1. Managing a single document
          2. 37.2.2. Managing several documents
          3. 37.2.3. Managing all documents
          4. 37.2.4. Changing print queue order
        3. 37.3. Solving Common Printer Problems
        4. 37.4. Printing Offline
        5. 37.5. Creating XPS Documents
        6. 37.6. Wrap-Up
      4. 38. Faxing and Scanning
        1. 38.1. What You Need for Fax
          1. 38.1.1. Opening Windows Fax and Scan
          2. 38.1.2. Creating a Fax Account
          3. 38.1.3. Configuring fax modem options
        2. 38.2. Defining Dialing Rules
        3. 38.3. Setting Up Your Cover Sheets
        4. 38.4. Sending Faxes
          1. 38.4.1. Faxing from Windows Fax and Scan
          2. 38.4.2. Sending faxes from programs
        5. 38.5. Receiving Faxes
        6. 38.6. Working with Faxes
        7. 38.7. Scanning Documents
          1. 38.7.1. Scanning with Windows Fax and Scan
          2. 38.7.2. Using scanned documents
          3. 38.7.3. Forwarding scanned documents automatically
        8. 38.8. Wrap-Up
      5. 39. Troubleshooting Printing and Faxing
        1. 39.1. Troubleshooting Printing
          1. 39.1.1. First aid for printing problems
          2. 39.1.2. Document appears to print, but nothing comes out of the printer
          3. 39.1.3. Problem with a network printer
          4. 39.1.4. Printer prints garbage
          5. 39.1.5. Advanced printing features are disabled
          6. 39.1.6. Printed colors don't match screen colors
          7. 39.1.7. Error message "Problem communicating with printer"
          8. 39.1.8. Updating your printer driver
        2. 39.2. Troubleshooting Faxing
          1. 39.2.1. First aid for faxing problems
        3. 39.3. Printing and Faxing Troubleshooting Resources
    13. VIII. Installing and Removing Programs
      1. 40. Installing and Upgrading Programs
        1. 40.1. Playing It Safe with Program Installations
        2. 40.2. Updates versus Upgrades
        3. 40.3. Installing and Upgrading from a Disk
        4. 40.4. Common Installation Prompts
          1. 40.4.1. The initial CD or DVD prompt
          2. 40.4.2. Enter an administrator password
          3. 40.4.3. The product key or serial number
          4. 40.4.4. Compliance check
          5. 40.4.5. User information prompt
          6. 40.4.6. The End User License Agreement (EULA)
          7. 40.4.7. Type of Installation
          8. 40.4.8. Installation summary
          9. 40.4.9. Setup completed
          10. 40.4.10. Using the installed program
        5. 40.5. Wrap-Up
      2. 41. Getting Older Programs to Run
        1. 41.1. Understanding Program Types
          1. 41.1.1. DOS programs
          2. 41.1.2. Old programs to avoid altogether
        2. 41.2. Installing Incompatible Programs
        3. 41.3. Using the Program Compatibility Wizard
        4. 41.4. Quick-and-Dirty Program Compatibility
        5. 41.5. Using Windows XP Mode
        6. 41.6. Using DOS Commands in Windows 7
        7. 41.7. Wrap-Up
      3. 42. Repairing and Removing Programs
        1. 42.1. Changing and Repairing Programs
        2. 42.2. Removing (Uninstalling) Programs
          1. 42.2.1. Uninstalling from the All Programs menu
          2. 42.2.2. Dealing with stuck programs
        3. 42.3. Returning to a Previous Version
        4. 42.4. Turning Windows Features On and Off
        5. 42.5. Wrap-Up
      4. 43. Setting Default Programs
        1. 43.1. Setting Default Programs for Files
        2. 43.2. Using the Default Programs Page
          1. 43.2.1. Set your default programs
          2. 43.2.2. Associate a file type or protocol with a specific program
          3. 43.2.3. Change AutoPlay settings
          4. 43.2.4. Set program access and computer defaults
        3. 43.3. Wrap-Up
      5. 44. Managing Programs and Processes
        1. 44.1. Getting to Know Task Manager
        2. 44.2. Choosing Task Manager Views
        3. 44.3. Not Responding? Task Manager to the Rescue
          1. 44.3.1. Closing frozen programs
          2. 44.3.2. Switching and starting tasks
          3. 44.3.3. Restarting a Hung Computer
        4. 44.4. Peeking at Resource Usage
        5. 44.5. Managing Processes with Task Manager
          1. 44.5.1. Hidden Processes
          2. 44.5.2. Common processes
          3. 44.5.3. Choosing columns in processes
        6. 44.6. Monitoring Performance with Task Manager
        7. 44.7. Networking and Users Tabs
        8. 44.8. Wrap-Up
      6. 45. Troubleshooting Software Problems
        1. 45.1. Troubleshooting Installation
        2. 45.2. Troubleshooting Programs
        3. 45.3. Researching Application Errors
        4. 45.4. Editing the Registry
          1. 45.4.1. How Registry Data is Organized
            1. 45.4.1.1. Hives, keys, and subkeys
            2. 45.4.1.2. Key values
          2. 45.4.2. Backing up the registry
          3. 45.4.3. Making the registry change
        5. 45.5. Troubleshooting Tips
        6. 45.6. Help with Troubleshooting Software
    14. IX. Hardware and Performance Tuning
      1. 46. Installing and Removing Hardware
        1. 46.1. Hardware, Firmware, and Software Demystified
        2. 46.2. A Few Words About Device Drivers
        3. 46.3. Using Hot-Pluggable Devices
          1. 46.3.1. Connecting USB devices
          2. 46.3.2. Connecting IEEE 1394 devices
          3. 46.3.3. PC Cards
          4. 46.3.4. Using memory cards
          5. 46.3.5. Memory cards and USB mass storage
          6. 46.3.6. Disconnecting hot-pluggable devices
        4. 46.4. Not-So-Hot-Pluggable Devices
          1. 46.4.1. Installing expansion cards
          2. 46.4.2. Installing more memory (RAM)
          3. 46.4.3. Installing a second hard drive
          4. 46.4.4. Primary and extended partitions
          5. 46.4.5. Partitioning and formatting the disk
          6. 46.4.6. Other hard drive operations
            1. 46.4.6.1. Converting a FAT disk to NTFS
            2. 46.4.6.2. Shrinking and Extending Partitions
            3. 46.4.6.3. Changing a volume label
            4. 46.4.6.4. Changing a drive letter
          7. 46.4.7. The exFAT file system
        5. 46.5. Removing Hardware
        6. 46.6. Updating Drivers
        7. 46.7. Dealing with Devices that Prevent Windows 7 from Starting
        8. 46.8. Wrap-Up
      2. 47. Using Wireless Bluetooth Devices
        1. 47.1. The World of Bluetooth
        2. 47.2. Configuring Your Bluetooth Adapter
        3. 47.3. Adding Bluetooth-Enabled Devices
          1. 47.3.1.
            1. 47.3.1.1. Installing a Bluetooth printer
            2. 47.3.1.2. Install a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse
            3. 47.3.1.3. Install a Bluetooth mobile phone
            4. 47.3.1.4. Connect a Bluetooth BlackBerry
            5. 47.3.1.5. Connect a Bluetooth Windows Mobile device
            6. 47.3.1.6. Install a Bluetooth Palm PC
          2. 47.3.2. Joining a Bluetooth personal area network
            1. 47.3.2.1. Troubleshooting a Bluetooth network connection
            2. 47.3.2.2. Sharing an Internet connection
            3. 47.3.2.3. Transferring Files Between Bluetooth Devices
        4. 47.4. Wrap-Up
      3. 48. Syncing Devices
        1. 48.1. Syncing with Network Files
          1. 48.1.1. Using Sync Center for offline files
          2. 48.1.2. Using Sync Center
          3. 48.1.3. Settings for offline files
          4. 48.1.4. Dealing with Conflict
        2. 48.2. Synchronizing with Other Devices
        3. 48.3. Wrap-Up
      4. 49. Performance Tuning Your System
        1. 49.1. Getting to Know Your System
          1. 49.1.1. Knowing your CPU and RAM
          2. 49.1.2. Windows Experience Index
          3. 49.1.3. Getting more detailed information about your PC
        2. 49.2. Maximizing CPU and Memory Resources
          1. 49.2.1. Conserving memory
          2. 49.2.2. Managing virtual memory
          3. 49.2.3. Priorities, foreground, and background
          4. 49.2.4. Controlling CPU priorities
        3. 49.3. Monitoring and Adjusting Performance
          1. 49.3.1. Performance Monitor
            1. 49.3.1.1. Data Collector Sets and Reports
            2. 49.3.1.2. Creating Data Collector Sets
          2. 49.3.2. Resource Monitor
          3. 49.3.3. Reliability Monitor
          4. 49.3.4. Using Windows ReadyBoost
          5. 49.3.5. Trading pretty for performance
        4. 49.4. Maintaining Your Hard Drive
          1. 49.4.1. Recovering wasted hard drive space
          2. 49.4.2. Deleting System Restore files and unwanted features
          3. 49.4.3. Defragmenting your hard drive
        5. 49.5. The Power Settings
          1. 49.5.1. Create a power plan
          2. 49.5.2. System settings
        6. 49.6. Wrap-Up
      5. 50. Troubleshooting Hardware and Performance
        1. 50.1. First Aid for Troubleshooting Hardware
        2. 50.2. Dealing with Error Messages
        3. 50.3. Performing a Clean Boot
        4. 50.4. Using the System Recovery Options
        5. 50.5. Troubleshooting Performance Problems
        6. 50.6. Wrap-Up
    15. X. Networking and Sharing
      1. 51. Creating a Home Network
        1. 51.1. What Is a LAN?
        2. 51.2. Planning a LAN
        3. 51.3. Creating a Wired LAN
          1. 51.3.1. Traditional Ethernet Speeds
          2. 51.3.2. The slowest component rules
        4. 51.4. Creating a Wireless LAN
          1. 51.4.1. Wireless Broadband Router
          2. 51.4.2. Other useful wireless goodies
        5. 51.5. Acquiring and Installing Network Hardware
        6. 51.6. After the Hardware Setup
        7. 51.7. Setting Up a Wired Network with an ICS Host
          1. 51.7.1. Setting up the ICS host
          2. 51.7.2. Setting up other computers
        8. 51.8. Setting Up a Wired Network with a Router
        9. 51.9. Setting Up a Wireless Network
          1. 51.9.1. The 802.11 standard
          2. 51.9.2. Access point, SSID, WEP, and WPA
            1. 51.9.2.1. About SSIDs
            2. 51.9.2.2. About WEP and WPA
          3. 51.9.3. Installing the wireless networking hardware
          4. 51.9.4. Connecting to available networks
          5. 51.9.5. The notification icon
        10. 51.10. Wrap-Up
      2. 52. Sharing Resources on a Network
        1. 52.1. Some Networking Buzzwords
        2. 52.2. Methods for Sharing in Windows 7
          1. 52.2.1. Homegroups
          2. 52.2.2. Workgroup
          3. 52.2.3. Domain
          4. 52.2.4. How to choose?
        3. 52.3. Turn on Sharing and Discovery
        4. 52.4. Windows 7 Homegroups
          1. 52.4.1. Finding or changing the homegroup password
          2. 52.4.2. Joining a homegroup
          3. 52.4.3. Sharing items with the homegroup
          4. 52.4.4. Excluding items from sharing
          5. 52.4.5. Sharing with individual users
        5. 52.5. Using Public Folders
        6. 52.6. Advanced Sharing
        7. 52.7. Identifying Shared Folders
        8. 52.8. Sharing a Printer
        9. 52.9. Wrap-Up
      3. 53. Using Shared Resources
        1. 53.1. UNC Paths
        2. 53.2. Accessing Remote Resources
        3. 53.3. Opening Remote Documents
          1. 53.3.1. Opening a Read-Only Copy
        4. 53.4. Creating Network Locations
        5. 53.5. Saving to a Remote Computer
        6. 53.6. Downloading Programs to a Network Share
        7. 53.7. Transferring Files between Computers
        8. 53.8. Mapping Drive Letters to Shared Folders
          1. 53.8.1. Disconnecting from a network drive
        9. 53.9. Using a Shared Printer
        10. 53.10. Using Shared Media
        11. 53.11. Wrap-Up
      4. 54. Troubleshooting Networks
        1. 54.1. Letting Windows Troubleshoot the Network
        2. 54.2. Manual Troubleshooting
          1. 54.2.1. Troubleshooting a Specific Connection
          2. 54.2.2. Testing from a Command Console
            1. 54.2.2.1. ping
            2. 54.2.2.2. tracert
            3. 54.2.2.3. Ipconfig
        3. 54.3. Troubleshooting Network Printer Connections
        4. 54.4. Use All Available Resources
    16. XI. Appendixes
      1. A. Upgrading to Windows 7
        1. A.1. Windows 7 System Requirements
        2. A.2. Pre-installation Housekeeping
        3. A.3. Installing Windows 7
          1. A.3.1. Installation options
          2. A.3.2. Reenabling old startup programs
      2. B. Installing Windows 7 on a New System
        1. B.1. Gearing Up for a Clean Install
          1. B.1.1. Back up all your data
          2. B.1.2. Make sure that you can boot from your CD or DVD
          3. B.1.3. Installing a new C: drive
        2. B.2. Doing the Clean Install
        3. B.3. The Rest of the Installation
      3. C. Universal Shortcut Keys