Description : Windows 7 may be faster and more stable than Vista, but it's a far cry from problem-free. David A. Karp comes to the rescue with the latest in his popular Windows Annoyances series. This thorough guide gives you the tools you need to fix the troublesome parts of this operating system, plus the solutions, hacks, and timesaving tips to make the most of your PC. Streamline Windows Explorer, improve the Search tool, eliminate the Green Ribbon of Death, and tame User Account Control prompts Explore powerful Registry tips and tools, and use them to customize every aspect of Windows and solve its shortcomings Squeeze more performance from your hardware with solutions for your hard disk, laptop battery, CPU, printers, and more Stop crashes, deal with stubborn hardware and drivers, fix video playback issues, and troubleshoot Windows when it won't start Protect your stuff with permissions, encryption, and shadow copies Secure and speed up your wireless network, fix networking woes, make Bluetooth functional, and improve your Web experience Get nearly all of the goodies in 7 Ultimate, no matter which edition you have "Blunt, honest, and awesome." --Aaron Junod, Manager, Integration Systems at Evolution Benefits "This could be the best [money] you've ever spent." --Jon Jacobi, PC World "To use Windows is to be annoyed -- and this book is the best way to solve any annoyance you come across. It's the most comprehensive and entertaining guide you can get for turning Windows into an operating system that's a pleasure to use." --Preston Gralla, author of Windows Vista in a Nutshell, and Computerworld contributing editor
Description : Provides information on fixing a variety of annoyances found in Windows XP, covering such topics as the Windows interface, Windows Explorer, multimedia, email, security, networking, setup, and hardware.
Description : Market_Desc: · Primary audience: Any new non-Mac PC s purchased today come with Windows XP Home Edition. This book targets consumers with limited experience with Windows XP and Windows Vista who need a comprehensive resource with beginning to advanced level coverage in order to get the most out of the new OS. · Secondary Audience: Power users who have had the XP operating system and need an updated resource covering Vista enhancements and workarounds for common annoyances, and who want to get the most out of their hardware and operating system. Special Features: · The release of Microsoft Windows Vista is one of the most anticipated events in this industry to date. Microsoft Windows Vista hype and excitement has been building for five years, and users are excited to get their hands on this new release!· Aimed at the consumer audience, this book contains 1100 pages of updated and comprehensive information on the latest and greatest Microsoft Operating System, Windows Vista!· The book includes comprehensive coverage of Windows Vista for beginning to advanced level users. About The Book: This Bible covers the basics (navigating your computer) and takes the reader through the more intermediate and advanced topic coverage, like how to create custom programs, how to use the most popular Internet features, customize the work environment, secure the system, maintain and tweak the system, maximize performance, and build a network in a small business or home office setting.
Description : A valuable reference filled with information on the new Microsoft Vista operating system encompasses both the fundamentals as well as more intermediate and advanced features, along with helpful tools, tips, tricks, and shortcuts; solutions to common problems; security concerns; the new task-based interface and Sidebar; and other topics. Original. (Intermediate)
Description : Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Windows Vista™ will have you using your computer and new Windows operating system in no time! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll find inside: Describes how to get going: starting programs, creating and saving documents, printing, and using your computer for both productivity and play! Covers connecting to, browsing, and searching the Internet as well as how to send and receive email. Learn how to use the networking tools of Windows Vista to connect with any other computers in your home. Explains how to use the new Windows Photo Gallery to organize, edit, and print your pictures. Details security precautions you can take to prevent viruses, protect against malicious programs, and keep email secure. Provides advice on how to maintain tip-top performance and organization for your work. Highlights exciting multimedia features including listening to music, recording your own CDs, and sampling new tunes. Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Windows Vista™ teaches you how to get started with Windows (and computing in general). The book starts with the fundamentals and then builds on these skills in a smooth and effortless manner. The authors walk you through the process using a hands-on approach, covering topics that include starting programs, sending email, browsing the Internet, downloading music, and printing documents and pictures. Not only will you learn the nuts and bolts of using Windows, but you’ll also receive a crash course in additional topics, like security and home networking, that will improve your computing experience. Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Windows Vista™ provides valuable, practical advice and instruction that you will refer to again and again.
Description : This wide-ranging guide helps ordinary users fight back against Windows slowdowns, glitches, and annoyances Windows is the world's dominant desktop operating system, with 93.8 percent of the market as of 2002 Packed with savvy tips for decluttering a system, speeding up access to programs and data, customizing the interface, rooting out resource hogs, tuning up e-mail and Web browser performance, protecting against viruses, and more Focuses on Windows XP and covers the new Service Pack 2, but many techniques are applicable to older Windows versions