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Microsoft Windows Vista On Demand, Second Edition
FOR THOSE WHO WOULD RATHER BE SHOWN HOW THAN TOLD HOW
SEE HOW TO
• Master the Windows Vista user experience, including Windows Aero
• Manage files and information using Windows Vista programs and Sidebar gadgets
• Create your own movies, slides shows, and DVDs
• Rip, manage, and play digital music and videos
• Protect your computer from Internet or network intruders
• Explore the Internet, send e-mail and instant message, and publish calendars on the Web
• Customize, fine-tune, and administer Windows Vista
• Set up multiple users and parental controls
• Perform Instant Searches to quickly find files and programs
• Prepare for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist exam
On the Web
This book uses real-world examples to give you a context in which to use the tasks. This book also includes workshops to help you put together individual tasks into projects. The Windows Vista example files that you need for project tasks are available at www.perspection.com.
Perspection has written and produced books on a variety of computer software–including Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Microsoft Expression Web, Apple Mac OS X Leopard, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2, Adobe Flash CS3 and 8, and Adobe Dreamweaver CS3. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve Johnson founded Perspection, Inc. Perspection is committed to providing information and training to help people use software more effectively. Perspection has written more than 80 computer books, and sold more than 5 million copies.
Includes MCAS Exam Objectives!
This courseware meets the objectives for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS). Upon completion of this courseware, you may be prepared to take the exam for MCAS qualification. To learn more about becoming a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist, visit www.microsoft.com.
1 Getting Started with Windows Vista 1
2 Working with Windows Programs 25
3 Managing Files and Folders 53
4 Customizing Windows Using the Control Panel 99
5 Exploring the Internet 133
6 Exchanging Messages and Information 165
7 Holding Web Discussions and Video Conferences 207
8 Working with Pictures 233
9 Working with Windows Media Player 255
10 Creating Movies Using Windows Movie Maker 281
11 Setting Up Accounts and Maintaining Security 309
12 Managing Files Using a Network 347
13 Going Mobile 381
14 Printing and Faxing 397
15 Maintaining Your Computer 425
16 Managing Hardware 449
17 Backing Up Your Computer 467
18 Administering Your Computer 485
A Appendix: Installing Windows Vista 501