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Breakthrough Windows Vista™: Find Your Favorite Features and Discover the Possibilities by S. E. Slack, Joli Ballew

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The Start Menu and Instant Search

The new Start menu in Windows Vista looks and acts a little differently than the Start menu in earlier Microsoft operating systems. Sure, you still have immediate access to your documents, pictures, music, network, and Control Panel, but you’ll see a few new items listed too. The new Start menu contains a link to your very own personal folder with your name on it and another for quick access to games.

What’s really special is the new way to access programs, accessories, and system tools. Although you still have the ability to navigate through Start, All Programs to find the program you want, with Windows Vista you have a faster way to do this. Just type what you want to find in the Start Search box, and watch it ...

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