Chapter 1. Take a Quick Tour

  • Explore the Welcome Center

  • Explore the Start menu and instant search

  • Search folders

  • Personalize Windows Vista

  • Use the Sidebar and gadgets

Congratulations on your new (or updated) PC with the Windows Vista operating system! Prepare to be blown away by the new features in Windows Vista and all the ways you can now incorporate your PC into your life and home. You’re going to be astonished at how easy Windows Vista is to use. That’s what this book is about—showing you how uncomplicated Windows Vista is, getting you going, starting you off on new ventures, and maybe even spurring a new hobby or two.

Because we want you to be as happy with your PC as possible, we’ll start with a couple of chapters that will help you acquaint yourself ...

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