By Eric Geier

Tired of clawing your means via desktop books that commence in the beginning of recorded heritage simply to locate one tiny nugget of data you wish? bored with wrenching your again to tug that huge home windows tome off your bookshelf? uninterested in wishing you will discover an easy resolution to what can be an easy challenge? in the event you responded convinced to any of those questions, then 100 stuff you want to know approximately Microsoft® home windows Vista™ is simply the ebook you’ve been searching for. Chock jam-packed with timesaving suggestions, heady options, and professional knowledge, this ebook doesn’t cost a fortune nor does it require a Bowflex physique to hoist it round. within you’ll locate step by step aid for the a hundred issues each home windows consumer must be aware of while making the massive change among home windows XP and Vista. whether you’re fresh to home windows (meaning Vista is your first-ever working system), you’ll locate the recommendation the following integral. during this ebook, we suppose, for example, that you just fairly don’t provide a hoot approximately what TCP/IP is. We’re making a bet you simply are looking to get your web connection up and operating, and go away the techy muck to the propeller heads.


•    wish all of the cool new state-of-the-art beneficial properties and interface home windows Vista deals? good, prior to you run out and purchase the software program, you must make certain your approach will aid it! We stroll you thru, step by step, how one can manually fee in the event that your laptop and different and software program are supported to be used with home windows Vista. We aid you practice universal improve projects, if wanted, prior to installing Vista. furthermore, we offer suggestions and methods on backing up your data.

•    Having to select from 5 diversified types (yes, Vista is available in 5 flavors!) may be complicated! Don’t sweat it, though--we’ve obtained you lined. We make it easier to come to a decision which taste of Vista is most fitted to you! Then we stroll you thru fitting and constructing Vista for the first actual time.

•    subsequent we dig into the hot Vista interface, that is rather a transformation from the outdated XP! Then we provide you with a travel of the numerous new and stronger beneficial properties. if you may perhaps fancy your self a wicked-smart home windows person, don’t pass this part! We’re optimistic you’ll locate stuff you didn’t be aware of to help you make Vista do thy bidding.

•    Don’t just like the slick new Vista interface? (Macintosh, anyone?) We assist you harness the ability of Vista whereas conserving the feel and appear of your XP. Who says switch should be painful?

•    upon getting the fundamentals nailed, we then convey you many of the cool belongings you can do with Vista, from customizing its functionality, to disabling tense safeguard controls, to connecting to a instant network.

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If you find that you can't free up enough space, you might have to add another hard drive. Here are some tips to get you started: • It might be easier to free up room on your existing main hard drive by moving personal files and large applications to the additional hard drive you're installing. • Consider getting an external hard drive for easier installation and mobility. 0) for external drives or whether you have EIDE or SATA for internal drives. 0 is the best bet. SATA drives are faster. com), which will scan your system and give hardware recommendations that are compatible with your particular system; using this method eliminates manually inspecting your PC and figuring out all the specifics of your system.

Defining the computer name and desktop background during the Windows Vista installation. [View full size image] 54 55 Tip The computer name is what the PC will be identified by when part of a network, such as when sharing files or printers on your wireless home network. 3. 10) to specify whether to download and install updates for Windows Vista. This setting enables or disables Windows Update. It does not install updates during the Vista installation process (you were prompted to do that earlier in the installation process).

1. Windows Sidebar contains your desired gadgets that display and provide accessibility to certain things. Examples of gadgets include personalized slideshows of your photos, news and weather feeds, quick access to contacts and notes, and much more. " 3. Introducing Windows Vista In this chapter, you'll discover the new interface and features of Vista. As you'll soon see, Windows Vista is quite a change from the old XP! I'll break down the key new Vista features and show you which flavor of Vista includes which features.

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