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Using Microsoft Windows Vista

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Mike Miller walks through the basics of getting around in Windows Vista, providing an ideal introduction to new computer users.
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Microsoft Windows Vista is a piece of software called an operating system. An operating system does what its name implies—it operates your computer system, working in the background every time you turn on your PC.

Equally important, Windows is what you see when you first turn on your computer, after everything turns on and boots up. The desktop that fills your screen is part of Windows, as is the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen and the big menu that pops up when you click the Start button.

Exploring the Windows Vista Desktop

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