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Brilliant Microsoft Windows Vista for the Over 50s By Joli Ballew

Brilliant Microsoft Windows Vista for the Over 50s
by Joli Ballew

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Brilliant Microsoft Windows Vista for the Over 50s by Joli Ballew

Brilliant Windows Vista for the over 50s is a visual, quick reference book that shows you how master all of the features of the new MS Vista OS. Specifically written for those who did not have significant contact with computers in their working lives, but who now have the time to explore the possibilities of the new technology. Fully updated throughout to cover MS Vista SP1 it provides an easy-to-use guide to anyone wanting to get the most out of their computer.


Whether you have used an earlier variant of Windows on a computer before in, or have bought your first PC or laptop which uses Windows Vista as its operating system, gaining a good, solid grounding on how to use Windows Vista to your best advantage and discovering how to navigate around its various features to set up and use your computer exactly to your specification will make your life easier and more productive! Brilliant windows Visat for the Over 50s has been written specifically for the older user who has not grown up with the Windows OS and covers everything that you will need to know to get up and running on your Visat PC in no time ! Iit will give you a good grounding in the essentials, enabling you to tackle new activities with confidence. And it will do this through clear step-by-step guides, with expert tips and trouble-shooters to help you through the trickier parts. Fully updated and rewritten for the release of MS Vista SP1 it covers all of the new features available to the user to enhance your use and experience of your PC.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Instant Vista

  • Start and activate Windows Vista

  • Explore the Welcome Center

  • Know your Vista edition

  • Explore the desktop

  • Discover Windows Vista

  • Shut down Windows

Chapter 2 Vista basics

  • Explore the Start menu

  • Configure the Start menu

  • Explore the taskbar

  • Explore the Sidebar

  • Work with programs

Chapter 3 Computing essentials

  • Working in Windows frames

  • Common options in Vista's Windows

  • Working with multiple open windows

  • Moving and resizing windows

  • Understand menus and dialogue boxes

  • Understand the Control Panel

  • Understand Computer

  • Access Help and Support

Chapter 4 Personalising Windows Vista

  • Personalise the desktop

  • Tweak the desktop

  • Configure desktop and monitor settings

Chapter 5 Configuring accessibility options

  • Configure the Narrator

  • Working with the Magnifier

  • Make the keyboard easier to use

  • Explore keyboard shortcuts

  • Exploring additional ease of access options

Chapter 6 Using Vista applications: Part 1

  • Notepad and Wordpad

  • Windows Calendar

  • Calculator

  • Games

Chapter 7 Using Vista applications: Part 2

  • Disk Cleanup

  • Disk Defragmenter

Chapter 8 Managing files

  • Understanding Vista's built-in folder structure

  • Create your own folders and subfolders

  • Copy, move and delete files

  • Use Search and saving the results

  • Restore folders (and files) from the Recycle Bin

Chapter 9 Windows Mail

  • Set-up an e-mail address

  • Get to know the Windows Mail interface

  • Receive and view an e-mail

  • Print an e-mail

  • Compose and send an e-mail

  • Attachments

  • Manage contacts

  • Create a group

  • Unwanted e-mail

  • Keep Windows Mail clean and tidy

Chapter 10 Internet Explorer

  • The Internet Explorer interface

  • Personalise Internet Explorer

  • Work with Internet Explorer

Chapter 11 Staying secure

  • User accounts and passwords

  • Protect your PC

  • Protect your family and your data

Chapter 12 Using Windows Media Player

  • Set up Windows Media Player

  • The Windows Media Player interface

  • Play media

  • Rip a CD

  • Burn a CD

  • Online music and portable music players

Chapter 13 Windows Photo Gallery

  • The Photo Gallery interface

  • Import pictures

  • Edit photos

  • Share photos

Chapter 14 DVDs, videos and movies

  • Watch DVDs

Chapter 15 Networking

  • Add Vista to an existing network

  • Types of networks

  • Physically install new network hardware

  • Set up a connection or network

  • Share data

  • Manage network connections

Appendix A: Windows Easy Transfer

  • Complete pre-Easy Transfer tasks

  • Easy Transfer scenarios

  • Using Windows Easy Transfer

Appendix B: Maintaining your PC

  • Get rid of unwanted data and programs

  • Improve or maintain computer performance

  • Grow your PC

  • Prepare for a disaster

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Troubleshooting guide

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Brilliant Microsoft Windows Vista for the Over 50s by Joli Ballew
Joli Ballew
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Pearson Education Limited
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