Is Windows XP making you feel like a 98-pound weakling? Is the bevy of security holes, patches, and networking gotchas making you want to reach for a revolver? If so, then you’re like millions of others who are ready to install Windows Vista--the sorely needed revision to the world's most popular operating system. Maximum PC shows you how to get the most out of this dramatic improvement to Windows. Far from being a mere cosmetic makeover of Windows XP, Windows Vista has been reengineered from the ground up to provide a solid foundation for business, home, education, gaming, and multimedia users. We take the guesswork out of getting up to speed with Vista, and we do it without making you want to put your fist through the screen. Chock full of real world, hands-on solutions, Maximum PC Windows Vista Exposed will have you up and running in no time flat.
Here's what you'll find inside…
Part I: Introducing Windows Vista 3
1 Welcome to Windows Vista 5
2 The Many Editions of Windows Vista 23
Part II: Getting to Work with Vista 35
3 Installing Windows Vista 37
4 Mastering the Vista User Interface 73
5 Vista Tools for Faster and Better File Organization 97
6 Mastering Your Hardware and Environment with Vista 121
7 Managing Your Contacts with Vista 151
Part III: Windows Vista at Play: Entertainment, Internet, and Networking 173
8 Mastering Windows Media Player 11 175
9 Windows Media Center the Vista Way 219
10 Gaming with Windows Vista 247
11 Internet the Windows Vista Way 267
12 Building a Home Network the Windows Vista Way 289
Part IV: Keeping Windows Vista Safe with Backup and Troubleshooting Tools 309
13 Burn, Baby, Burn! Backup Inferno 311
14 Protecting Windows Vista 327
15 Troubleshooting and Maintaining Windows Vista 353
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