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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Windows Vista™ by Shelley O’Hara, Ron Mansfield

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1. Getting Started with Windows Vista

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Checking Out the Desktop

The Windows desktop is where all your work starts and ends. Becoming familiar with the tools and features you can access from the desktop is the backbone of using a computer. Without these skills, you aren’t able to do much. But with these skills, you are able to start programs, work with files, check the status of any activities such as printing, and more. Luckily all these skills are easy to learn and practice.

The desktop is what you see when you first start your computer and Windows Vista. The desktop provides access ...

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