Tired of clawing your way through
computer books that start at the beginning of recorded
history just to find one tiny nugget of information you
need? Tired of wrenching your back to pull that massive
Windows tome off your bookshelf? Tired of wishing you could
find a simple answer to what should be a simple problem? If
you answered yes to any of these questions, then
Things You Need to Know about Microsoft® Windows Vista™
is just the book you've been looking for. Chock full of
timesaving tips, heady solutions, and expert know-how, this
book doesn't break the bank nor does it require a Bowflex
body to hoist it around. Inside you'll find step-by-step
help for the 100 things every Windows user needs to know
when making the big switch between Windows XP and Vista.
Even if you're brand new to Windows (meaning Vista is your
first-ever operating system), you'll find the advice here
indispensable. In this book, we assume, for instance, that
you really don't give a hoot about what TCP/IP is. We're
betting you just want to get your Internet connection up and
running, and leave the techy muck to the propeller heads.
• Want all the cool new cutting-edge
features and interface Windows Vista offers? Well, before
you run out and buy the software, you need to ensure your
system will support it! We walk you through, step-by-step,
how to manually check if your PC and other hardware and
software are supported for use with Windows Vista. We show
you how to perform common upgrade tasks, if needed, before
you install Vista. In addition, we provide tips and
procedures on backing up your data.
• Having to choose between five
different versions (yes, Vista comes in FIVE flavors!) can
be confusing! Don't sweat it, though--we've got you covered.
We show you how to decide which flavor of Vista is best
suited to you! Then we walk you through installing and
setting up Vista for the very first time.
• Next we dig into the new Vista
interface, which is quite a change from the old XP! Then we
give you a tour of the many new and enhanced features. While
you might fancy yourself a wicked-smart Windows user, don't
skip this section! We're positive you'll find things you
didn't know that will help you make Vista do thy bidding.
• Don't like the slick new Vista
interface? (Macintosh, anyone?) We show you how to harness
the power of Vista while keeping the look and feel of your
XP. Who says change has to be painful?
• After you have the basics nailed, we
then show you some of the cool things you can do with Vista,
from customizing its performance, to disabling annoying
security controls, to connecting to a wireless network.