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Windows Vista Pocket Reference

Book Description

Windows Vista Pocket Reference is the ideal guide to settingup and navigating the basics of this new operating system, from thenew user interface to networking, multimedia, security, andmobility. This pocket reference offers four sections that willfamiliarize readers with Vista quickly:

  • Getting Started gives a crash course in using Windows Vista,including the user interface, handling files, folders, drives andsearch, and working with hardware.

  • Networking, the Internet and Wireless offers a tour of InternetExplorer 7, a wireless networking guide, and how to set up andmaintain home networks.

  • Multimedia shows how to use the Media Center, Windows MediaPlayer, and how to handle graphics and photos, podcasts and MP3players.

  • Security, Mobility, and Troubleshooting visits the securityfeatures, shows how to tune up Vista, troubleshoot problems, anduse Vista with mobile devices.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Special Upgrade Offer
    2. Introduction
      1. Conventions Used in This Book
      2. We’d Like to Hear from You
    3. 1. A Crash Course in the Basics
      1. 1.1. What’s New in Windows Vista
      2. 1.2. Windows Vista Editions
      3. 1.3. Hardware Requirements
      4. 1.4. Windows System Performance Rating
      5. 1.5. The Desktop
      6. 1.6. Point-and-Click Operations
      7. 1.7. Windows and Menus
      8. 1.8. Files, Folders, and Disks
        1. 1.8.1. Disk Names
        2. 1.8.2. Pathnames
        3. 1.8.3. Paths to Network Resources
        4. 1.8.4. Short Names and Long Names
        5. 1.8.5. File Types and Extensions
    4. 2. Shortcuts
      1. 2.1. Working with Files and Objects
      2. 2.2. Starting Up Applications
      3. 2.3. Keyboard Shortcuts
        1. 2.3.1. Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Key
        2. 2.3.2. Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Function
      4. 2.4. Internet Explorer Hot Keys
      5. 2.5. Windows Mail Hot Keys
    5. 3. Windows Components, Features, and Settings
      1. 3.1. The User Interface
      2. 3.2. Filesystem, Drives, Data, and Search
      3. 3.3. Internet Explorer and Windows Mail
      4. 3.4. Networking, Wireless, and Mobility
      5. 3.5. Security
      6. 3.6. Hardware
      7. 3.7. Managing Programs, Users, and Your Computer
      8. 3.8. Performance and Troubleshooting
      9. 3.9. Graphics and Multimedia
    6. 4. Registry Tweaks
      1. 4.1. Registry Editor Crash Course
      2. 4.2. Registry Structure
      3. 4.3. Value Types
      4. 4.4. Registry Protection in Windows Vista
      5. 4.5. Registry Tweaks
        1. 4.5.1. Open a Command Prompt from the Right-Click Menu
        2. 4.5.2. Change the Ribbons Screensaver
        3. 4.5.3. Registry Editor Remembers Where You Were
        4. 4.5.4. Change the Registered Users and Company Names for Windows Vista
        5. 4.5.5. Some Handy Registry Navigation Shortcuts
    7. 5. The Command Prompt
      1. 5.1. Wildcards, Pipes, and Redirection
      2. 5.2. Command Prompt Commands
    8. Index
    9. About the Author
    10. Special Upgrade Offer
    11. Copyright