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Microsoft Windows Vista Unleashed By Paul McFedries

Microsoft Windows Vista Unleashed
by Paul McFedries

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Offers shortcuts for boosting your productivity, customizations for making Windows Vista work the way you do, workarounds for known Windows Vista problems, and warnings for avoiding Windows Vista pitfalls. This book aims to teach you different kinds of insider details, undocumented features, powerful tools, and background facts.
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Microsoft Windows Vista Unleashed by Paul McFedries

A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 067233013X ISBN-13: 9780672330131

Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Vista (TM) Unleashed

Paul McFedries

Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Vista (TM) Unleashed is a book for people, like you, who don't consider themselves to be "average users." It's a book for anyone who finds that doing things the official way is slower, less efficient, and less powerful because Windows Vista was designed from the ground up to avoid confusing novice users. The result is default settings that restrict flexibility, interminable wizards that turn two-step tasks into twelve-step sagas, and the hiding of powerful and useful programs behind layers of menus and dialog boxes. To unleash the potential of Windows Vista, you need a different approach that blows away Vista's novice features and scorns the standard way of doing things.

This book goes beyond the standard-issue techniques sanctioned by Microsoft and parroted in other Windows Vista books. Instead, this book offers shortcuts for boosting your productivity, customizations for making Windows Vista work the way you do, workarounds for known Windows Vista problems, and warnings for avoiding Windows Vista pitfalls. Along the way, you'll learn about all kinds of insider details, undocumented features, powerful tools, and background facts that help put everything into perspective.

  • Learn what's new in Windows Vista
  • Customize Windows Vista startup
  • Troubleshoot software and hardware problems
  • Tune Windows Vista's performance
  • Automate Windows Vista with powerful and flexible scripts
  • Implement Internet security and privacy features
  • Configure and administer a small network
  • Get the most out of Control Panel, group policies, the Registry, Device Manager, and other powerful tools
  • Set up a complete maintenance program to keep Windows Vista running smoothly
  • Discover a complete list of Windows Vista shortcut keys, a detailed look at the Command Prompt, and a batch file primer
  • Master the new desktop search engine and learn how to group, stack, and filter files
  • Understand and work with Windows Vista's User Account Control security feature
  • Get the most out of your Tablet PC
  • Take advantage of new Internet features such as RSS feeds, multiple home pages, and tabbed browsing

Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. He has been working with computers for more than 30 years and has been using Microsoft Windows since version 1. Paul has written more than 50 books that have sold over three million copies worldwide.

Category: Microsoft Operating Systems

Covers: Microsoft Windows Vista

User Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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About Paul McFedries


Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. He has worked with computers in one form or another since 1975 and has used Windows since version 1 was foisted upon an unsuspecting (and underwhelmed) world in the mid-1980s. He is the author of more than 50 computer books that have sold over three million copies worldwide. His recent titles include the Sams Publishing book Windows Vista Unveiled and the Que Publishing books Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2003, Tricks of the Microsoft Office Gurus, and Microsoft Access 2003 Forms, Reports, and Queries. Paul is also the proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com) a website devoted to tracking new words and phrases as they enter the English language.

Table of Contents


Introduction 1

Part I Unleashing Day-to-Day Windows Vista

1 An Overview of Windows Vista 7

2 Customizing and Troubleshooting the Windows Vista Startup 43

3 Exploring Expert File and Folder Techniques 71

4 Mastering File Types 111

5 Installing and Running Applications 131

6 Getting the Most Out of User Accounts 157

7 Working with Digital Media 189

8 Vista's Tools for Business: Contacts, Calendar, and Faxing 217

9 Mobile Computing in Windows Vista 255

Part II Unleashing Essential Windows Vista Power Tools

10 Using Control Panel and Group Policies 283

11 Getting to Know the Windows Vista Registry 299

12 Programming the Windows Script Host 321

Part III Unleashing Windows Vista Customization and Optimization

13 Customizing the Windows Vista Interface 359

14 Tuning Windows Vista's Performance 381

15 Maintaining Your Windows Vista System 411

16 Troubleshooting and Recovering from Problems 443

17 Getting the Most Out of Device Manager 463

Part IV Unleashing Windows Vista for the Internet

18 Exploring the Web with Internet Explorer 487

19 Communicating with Windows Mail 527

20 Participating in Internet Newsgroups 559

21 Implementing Windows Vista's Internet Security and Privacy Features 581

Part V Unleashing Windows Vista Networking

22 Setting Up a Small Network 631

23 Accessing and Using Your Network 649

24 Making Remote Network Connections 679

Part VI Appendixes

A Windows Vista Keyboard Shortcuts 701

B Using the Windows Vista Command Prompt 709

C Automating Windows Vista with Batch Files 745

Index 773

Additional information

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Microsoft Windows Vista Unleashed by Paul McFedries
Paul McFedries
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education (US)
2006-12-08
864
0672328941
9780672328947
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