Microsoft Windows Vista On Demand, Second Edition

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Microsoft Windows Vista On Demand, Second Edition



• Master the Windows Vista user experience, including Windows Aero

• Manage files and information using Windows Vista programs and Sidebar gadgets

• Create your own movies, slides shows, and DVDs

• Rip, manage, and play digital music and videos

• Protect your computer from Internet or network intruders

• Explore the Internet, send e-mail and instant message, and publish calendars on the Web

• Customize, fine-tune, and administer Windows Vista

• Set up multiple users and parental controls

• Perform Instant Searches to quickly find files and programs

• Prepare for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist exam

On the Web

This book uses real-world examples to give you a context in which to use the tasks. This book also includes workshops to help you put together individual tasks into projects. The Windows Vista example files that you need for project tasks are available at

Perspection has written and produced books on a variety of computer software–including Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Microsoft Expression Web, Apple Mac OS X Leopard, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2, Adobe Flash CS3 and 8, and Adobe Dreamweaver CS3. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve Johnson founded Perspection, Inc. Perspection is committed to providing information and training to help people use software more effectively. Perspection has written more than 80 computer books, and sold more than 5 million copies.

Includes MCAS Exam Objectives!

This courseware meets the objectives for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS). Upon completion of this courseware, you may be prepared to take the exam for MCAS qualification. To learn more about becoming a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist, visit

Table of contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Acknowledgements
    1. Perspection, Inc.
    2. Acknowledgements
    3. About The Author
    4. We Want To Hear From You!
  3. Introduction
    1. How This Book Works
    2. What’s New
    3. Keyboard Shortcuts
    4. Step-by-Step Instructions
    5. Real World Examples
    6. Workshop
    7. Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist
    8. Get More on the Web
      1. Transition Helpers
      2. Productivity Tools
      3. More Content
  4. 1. Getting Started with Windows Vista
    1. Introduction
    2. Introducing Windows Vista
      1. Windows Vista Editions
      2. Windows Vista User Experience
    3. Starting Windows Vista
      1. Start Windows Vista Using the Welcome Screen
      2. Find Basic Information About Your Computer
    4. Using Windows Aero
      1. Introducing Windows Aero
        1. Live Taskbar Thumbnails
        2. Windows Flip and Windows Flip 3D
      2. Preparing for Windows Aero
      3. Running Windows Aero
    5. Exploring the Windows Desktop
    6. Using the Mouse
    7. Using the Mouse for Quick Results
      1. Use the Shortcut Menu Command
    8. Using the Start Menu
    9. Using Windows Sidebar
      1. Work with the Sidebar
      2. Add a Gadget
      3. Keep Windows from Covering Sidebar
    10. Managing Windows
      1. Switch Among Open Windows
      2. Move a Window
      3. Use Buttons to Resize and Close a Window
      4. Use the Mouse to Resize a Window
    11. Using Menus, Toolbars, and Panes
    12. Choosing Dialog Box Options
      1. Choose Dialog Box Options
    13. Using Windows Help and Support
      1. Use Help and Support
      2. Use Dialog Box or Window Help
      3. Use Program Help
    14. Switching Users
      1. Switch Users Quickly
      2. Log Off and Log On Your Computer
      3. Log Off and Log On a Network Computer
    15. Shutting Down Your Computer
      1. Shut Down Your Computer
  5. 2. Working with Windows Programs
    1. Introduction
    2. Starting and Exiting a Program
      1. Start a Program from the Start Menu
      2. Exit a Program
    3. Changing the Way a Program Starts
      1. Add a Program to the Startup Submenu
      2. Remove a Program from the Startup Submenu
    4. Using Windows Accessories
    5. Creating a Document
      1. Create a Document
      2. Change the Page Setup
      3. Open an Existing Document from Within a Program
      4. Open a Recent Document from the Start Menu
    6. Editing Text
      1. Select and Edit Text
      2. Insert and Delete Text
      3. Move or Copy Text
      4. Move or Copy Text Using Drag and Drop
    7. Formatting Text
      1. Format Text
    8. Setting Paragraph Tabs
      1. Create and Clear a Tab Stop
    9. Setting Paragraph Indents
      1. Change Paragraph Indents
    10. Previewing and Printing a Document
      1. Preview a Document
      2. Print All or Part of a Document
    11. Saving and Closing a Document
      1. Save a Document
    12. Sharing Information Among Programs
    13. Inserting and Editing Information
      1. Embed an Existing Object
      2. Embed a New Object
      3. Edit an Object
      4. Resize an Object
    14. Linking and Updating Information
      1. Link an Object Between Programs
      2. Update a Linked File
    15. Inserting Special Characters
      1. Insert a Special Character
    16. Calculating Numbers
      1. Use the Calculator
    17. Running Commands
      1. Run a Command
      2. Find a Command
      3. Get Information About a Command
    18. Playing Games
      1. Play a Game
    19. Playing Internet Games
      1. Play an Internet Game
    20. Running Older Programs
      1. Set Compatibility for an Older Program
    21. Quitting a Program Not Responding
      1. End a Task Not Responding
      2. End a Program Not Responding
  6. 3. Managing Files and Folders
    1. Introduction
    2. Using the Explorer Window
    3. Changing the Explorer Window View
      1. Switching Between Views
    4. Opening and Viewing the Computer
      1. Open and View the Computer
    5. Viewing and Opening Documents
      1. View and Open Documents
      2. Open Any Folder and Switch Between Folders
    6. Opening Recently Used Documents
      1. Open a Recently Used Documents
      2. Open a Recently Changed File
    7. Working with Personal Folders
      1. View and Open a Personal Folder
    8. Navigating Between Folders
      1. Navigate to a Location
    9. Viewing the Folders List
      1. View the Folders List
    10. Changing the Explorer Layout
      1. Change the Explorer Layout
    11. Customizing the Navigation Pane
      1. Customize the Navigation Pane
    12. Organizing Files by Headings
      1. Organize Files Using Filtering
      2. Organize Files Using Stacking
      3. Organize Files Using Grouping
    13. Searching for Files and Folders
      1. Create a Simple Search by Type
      2. Create an Advanced Search
    14. Saving a Search
      1. Save a Search
    15. Changing Search Options
      1. Change Search Options
    16. Performing an Instant Search
      1. Find a File or Program Using the Search Box on the Start Menu
      2. Find a File or Folder Using the Search Box From a Folder
    17. Performing an Advanced Search
      1. Find Files and Folders Using the Search Folder
    18. Performing Natural Language Searches
      1. Turn On Natural Language Search
      2. Perform a Natural Language Search
    19. Modifying the Index to Improve Searches
      1. View, Pause, Add, or Remove Indexed Locations
      2. Set Advanced Indexing Options
    20. Adding Properties and Tags to Files
      1. Add or Modify Properties
      2. Add or Modify Properties While Saving a File
      3. Remove Properties
    21. Creating and Renaming Files and Folders
      1. Create a Folder
      2. Rename a File or Folder
    22. Copying and Moving Files and Folders
      1. Copy a File or Folder
      2. Move a File or Folder
      3. Copy or Move a File or Folder Using Drag and Drop
    23. Deleting and Restoring Files and Folders
      1. Delete Files and Folders
      2. Restore Files and Folders
    24. Creating a Shortcut to a File or Folder
      1. Create a Shortcut to a File or Folder
    25. Hiding Files and Folders
      1. Show or Hide Hidden Files and Folders
      2. Show or Hide Hidden Files and Folders
    26. Changing Folder Options
      1. Change the Way All Folders Work
      2. Change the Folder View
    27. Changing File and Folder List Views
      1. Change File Details to List
    28. Customizing Personal Folders
      1. Change the Folder Look
    29. Sharing Folders or Files with Others
      1. Share a File or Folders from the Public Folder
      2. Share Any Folder on Your Computer
    30. Compressing Files and Folders
      1. Compress Files and Folders
      2. View Compressed Files
      3. Uncompress Files and Folders
    31. Managing Files Using a CD or DVD
      1. Burn a Disc Using the Mastered Format
      2. Burn a Disc Using the Live System Format
  7. 4. Customizing Windows Using the Control Panel
    1. Introduction
    2. Viewing the Control Panel
      1. View the Control Panel in Classic View
      2. View the Control Panel Home
    3. Changing the Desktop Background
      1. Select a Desktop Background
    4. Customizing the Desktop
      1. Display or Hide Desktop Icons
    5. Customizing the Windows Sidebar
      1. Change Windows Sidebar Properties
    6. Using a Screen Saver
      1. Select a Screen Saver
    7. Changing the Display
      1. Change the Display Size
    8. Using Multiple Monitors
    9. Changing Text Size on the Screen
      1. Change the DPI Scaling Options
    10. Changing the Desktop Appearance
      1. Select a Desktop Theme
      2. Customize the Desktop Appearance
    11. Setting the Date and Time
      1. Change the Date or Time
      2. Keep the Time Accurate
      3. Add Clocks
    12. Changing Language Options
      1. Change Text Services and Input Languages
      2. Change the Language Bar Settings
      3. Use the Language Bar
    13. Changing Regional Options
      1. Change the Display for Dates, Times, Currency, and Numbers
    14. Working with Fonts
      1. View or Install Fonts
    15. Displaying and Arranging Toolbars
      1. Show or Hide a Toolbar
      2. Unlock or Lock the Taskbar
      3. Move a Toolbar
    16. Customizing the Taskbar
      1. Customize the Taskbar
      2. Customize the Notification Area
    17. Customizing the Start Menu
      1. Choose a Start Menu Style
      2. Pin or Unpin a Program on the Start Menu
      3. Customize the Start Menu
    18. Setting Default Programs
      1. Set Your Default Programs
      2. Set Program Access and Computer Defaults
      3. Change File Type or Protocol Association with a Program
    19. Changing the Way a CD or DVD Starts
      1. Set AutoPlay Options
    20. Using Ease of Access Tools
    21. Using the Ease of Access Center
      1. Use the Ease of Access Center
      2. Use the Magnifier
      3. Use the On-Screen Keyboard
    22. Listening to the Computer
      1. Change Text-To-Speech Options
      2. Use the Narrator
    23. Recognizing Your Speech
      1. Set Up Speech Recognition
      2. Set Speech Recognition Options
      3. Start Speech Recognition
  8. 5. Exploring the Internet
    1. Introduction
    2. History of the Internet and the World Wide Web
    3. Understanding Web Sites and Browsers
    4. Connecting to the Internet
      1. Protecting your Computer with a Firewall
    5. Creating an Internet Connection
      1. Create an Internet Connection
    6. Setting Up Windows Firewall
      1. Set Up Windows Firewall
    7. Starting Internet Explorer
      1. Start Internet Explorer
    8. Viewing the Internet Explorer Window
    9. Browsing the Web
      1. View a Web Page
      2. Turn Off AutoComplete Options
    10. Browsing with Tabs
      1. Use Tabbed Browsing
      2. Save a Group of Tabs
      3. Open a Group of Tabs
    11. Navigating Basics
      1. Move Back or Forward
      2. Stop, Refresh, or Go Home
    12. Zooming the View In and Out
      1. Change the View
    13. Changing Your Home Page
      1. Change the Home Page
    14. Modifying the Links Bar
      1. Display and Hide the Links Bar
      2. Add a Link Button to the Links Bar
    15. Adding a Web Page to the Favorites List
      1. Create a Favorites List
      2. Access Favorites
      3. Organize Favorites
    16. Viewing and Maintaining a History List
      1. View and Change the History List
      2. Clear the History List
      3. Change the Number of Days Pages Are Saved
    17. Reading and Subscribing to Feeds
      1. View and Subscribe to a Feed
      2. View Subscribed Feeds
    18. Searching the Web
      1. Search the Web
      2. Change Search Providers
    19. Previewing and Printing a Web Page
      1. Preview a Web Page
      2. Print a Web Page
    20. Saving Pictures or Text from a Web Page
      1. Save a Picture from a Web Page
      2. Set a Picture from a Web Page as the Background Picture
      3. Copy Text from a Web Page
    21. Downloading Files from the Web
      1. Download a File from a Web Page
    22. Downloading Files from an FTP Site
      1. Download a File from an FTP Site
    23. Saving a Web Page
      1. Save a Web Page
    24. Sending a Page or Link by E-mail
      1. Send a Page or Link by E-mail
    25. Using Another Web Browser
      1. Use Another Web Browser
  9. 6. Exchanging Messages and Information
    1. Introduction
    2. Starting Windows Mail
      1. Start Windows Mail
      2. Set Options to Start Windows Mail from Your Web Browser
    3. Setting Up an Account
      1. Set Up an Account
    4. Viewing the Windows Mail Window
    5. Importing and Exporting Information
      1. Import an Windows Contacts
      2. Export Your Windows Contacts
    6. Adding a Contact to Windows Contacts
      1. Add or Edit a Contact
      2. Create a Contact Group
    7. Composing and Sending E-mail
      1. Compose and Send an E-mail
    8. Creating E-mail Stationery
      1. Create a Signature
      2. Create Stationery Using the Stationery Setup Wizard
    9. Reading and Replying to E-mail
      1. Open and Read an E-mail
      2. Reply to an E-mail
      3. Forward an E-mail
    10. Sending and Retrieving a File
      1. Send a File in an E-mail
      2. Open a File in an E-mail
      3. Save Files in an E-mail
    11. Managing E-mail
      1. Create a New Folder
      2. Organize E-mail in Folders
      3. Find an E-mail or News Message
      4. Work on a Draft E-mail
    12. Deleting E-mail
      1. Delete Unwanted E-mail
      2. Recover E-mail from the Deleted Items Folder
      3. Change E-mail Maintenance Options
    13. Setting Junk E-mail Options
      1. Change Junk E-mail Options
      2. Guard Against Phishing
      3. Block International Junk E-mail
    14. Marking an E-mail Blocked or Safe
      1. Mark an E-mail Blocked or Safe from a Sender
    15. Diverting Incoming E-mail to Folders
      1. Set Rules for Incoming E-mail
    16. Selecting a News Server
      1. Set up a News Server Using the Connect to the Internet Wizard
    17. Subscribing to a Newsgroup
      1. Subscribe to a Newsgroup
    18. Reading the News
      1. Open and Read News Messages
    19. Filtering the News
      1. Filter Unwanted Messages
    20. Posting a News Message
      1. Post a News Message
      2. Cancel a Message
      3. Reply to a Message
    21. Viewing the Windows Calendar
      1. Open and Change the Calendar View
    22. Scheduling an Appointment
      1. Schedule an Appointment
    23. Creating Tasks
      1. Create or Update a Task
    24. Creating and Sharing Calendars
      1. Create and Share a Calendar
    25. Publishing Calendars Over the Internet
      1. Publish a Calendar
    26. Starting a Windows Meeting
      1. Start a New Meeting with Windows Meeting Space
    27. Holding a Windows Meeting
      1. Send Invitations to a Meeting
      2. Join a Meeting
      3. Change Participant Settings
    28. Sharing Information in a Windows Meeting
      1. Share a Program or Your Desktop
      2. Give and Take Control of a Sharing Session in a Meeting
      3. Change Settings During Sharing Session
  10. 7. Holding Web Discussions and Video Conferences
    1. Introduction
    2. Preparing for Windows Live Messenger
      1. Download Windows Live Messenger
      2. Create an Account
      3. Forgot Your Password
    3. Starting Windows Live Messenger
      1. Start Windows Live Messenger and Sign In and Out
    4. Configuring Windows Live Messenger
      1. Update Windows Messenger
    5. Viewing Windows Live Messenger
    6. Changing My Status
      1. Change My Status
      2. Change Status Preferences
    7. Personalizing Windows Live Messenger
      1. Access and Show or Hide Menus
      2. Change Sign In Preferences
      3. Change Personal Information
      4. Change Display Picture
    8. Adding Online Contacts
      1. Add an Outline Contact
    9. Managing Contacts and Groups
      1. Create a Contacts Group
      2. Modify Contacts and Contact Groups
    10. Sending and Receiving Instant Messages
      1. Send and Receive Instant Messages
      2. Format Message Text
      3. Apply a Background or Color Scheme to the Conversation Window
    11. Adding Symbols and Voice to an Instant Message
      1. Insert Emoticons
      2. Insert a Wink
      3. Record and Play a Voice Clip
    12. Blocking a Contact
      1. Block or Unblock a Contact
    13. Sending a File During an Instant Message
      1. Send a Single File
    14. Sharing Files Using Shared Folders
      1. Set Sharing Folders Options
      2. Share Files Using a Shared Folder
      3. Stop Sharing Files
    15. Making a Video Call with the Internet
      1. Have a Video Conversation
    16. Making a Phone Call with the Internet
      1. Make a Phone Call With Windows Live Messenger
    17. Sending a Message to a Mobile Device
      1. Set Up an Account for a Mobile Device
      2. Send a Message to a Mobile Device
    18. Getting Remote Assistance
      1. Ask for Remote Assistance
      2. Provide Remote Assistance
    19. Customizing Windows Live Messenger
      1. Customize Windows Live Messenger
  11. 8. Working with Pictures
    1. Introduction
    2. Drawing a Picture
      1. Draw a Picture
      2. Add Text to a Picture
      3. Save a Picture in Different Formats
    3. Editing a Picture
      1. Modify a Picture
      2. Fill Part of a Picture
      3. Erase Part of a Picture
    4. Viewing Pictures
      1. View a Picture
      2. View Pictures as Extra Large Icons
      3. View Pictures as a Slide Show
    5. Managing Pictures in the Photo Gallery
      1. View Pictures Using Windows Photo Gallery
      2. Add Tags, Ratings, or Captions
      3. Find Pictures in Windows Photo Gallery
    6. Fixing Pictures in the Photo Gallery
      1. Fix Pictures Using Windows Photo Gallery
    7. E-mailing a Picture
      1. E-mail a Photo or Picture
    8. Formatting and Printing Photos
      1. Format and Print a Photo
    9. Ordering Photo Prints from the Web
      1. Order Photo Prints from the Web
    10. Installing a Scanner or Digital Camera
      1. Install a Scanner or Digital Camera
    11. Testing a Scanner or Digital Camera
      1. Test a Scanner or Digital Camera
    12. Scanning a Picture
      1. Scan a Picture
    13. Downloading Digital Camera Pictures
      1. Download Pictures from a Camera
      2. Manage Pictures on the Camera
    14. Using Pictures as a Screen Saver
      1. Use Pictures as a Screen Saver
    15. Using a Picture as a Desktop Background
      1. Set a Picture as the Background
    16. Setting Photo Gallery Options
      1. Set Windows Photo Gallery Options
  12. 9. Working with Windows Media Player
    1. Introduction
    2. Starting and Updating Windows Media Player
      1. Start and Update Windows Media Player
    3. Viewing the Media Player Window
    4. Playing Music from CDs
      1. Play a Music CD
    5. Playing a DVD or VCD Movie
      1. Play a DVD or VCD Movie
    6. Controlling the Volume
      1. Change the Computer Volume
      2. Set Volume Levels for Specific Devices
    7. Browsing the Media Guide and Online Stores
      1. Use the Media Guide and Online Stores
    8. Listening to Radio Stations
      1. Listen to the Radio on the Internet
    9. Playing Media Files
      1. Perform a Quick Search
      2. Browse Media Files
      3. Change the Folders Monitored by the Player
      4. Play Media Files from the Library
    10. Playing Media Using a Playlist
      1. Create a Now Playing List
      2. Create a Playlist
      3. Create an Auto Playlist
      4. Add Media Files from Your Hard Disk to a Playlist
    11. Ripping CD Music
      1. Rip Tracks from a Music CD
      2. Select Rip Music Settings
    12. Copying Media Files to a CD or Portable Device
      1. Copy Music to a CD
      2. Copy Music to a Portable Device
    13. Adding Functionality to Media Player
      1. Work with Plug-Ins
    14. Enhancing the Media Player Display
      1. Select Visualizations
      2. Select Enhancements
    15. Changing the Media Player Look
      1. Apply a Skin
    16. Viewing and Playing Music Files
      1. View and Play Music Files
    17. Creating a Sound File
      1. Record a Sound
    18. Associating a Sound with an Event
      1. Create and Select a Sound Scheme
    19. Starting and Navigating Windows Media Center
      1. Start, Navigate, and Exit Windows Media Center
    20. Changing Windows Media Center Settings
      1. Change Windows Media Center Settings
    21. Finding and Viewing Windows Media Center Files
      1. Find and View Windows Media Center Files
  13. 10. Creating Movies Using Movie Maker
    1. Introduction
    2. Planning a Movie Maker Project
      1. Decide the purpose of the movie
      2. Determine how to share the movie with others
      3. Choose source material
      4. Sketch the movie
      5. Review the process used to create a movie
    3. Starting Movie Maker
      1. Start Movie Maker
    4. Viewing the Movie Maker Window
    5. Opening an Existing Project
      1. Open an Existing Project
    6. Capturing Video and Audio
      1. Capture Video from a Video Camera
      2. Capture Live Video
    7. Importing Video and Audio
      1. Import Video or Audio
      2. Display Clip Properties
    8. Adding Slides to a Movie
      1. Set Picture Duration
      2. Import Pictures
      3. Take a Picture from Video
    9. Organizing Clips and Collections
      1. View and Create a Collection
      2. Move a Clip to a Collection
      3. Rename a Collection
    10. Working with Clips
      1. Preview a Clip in a Collection
      2. Split a Clip
      3. Create Clips Automatically
    11. Creating a Movie Maker Project File
      1. Create a Project
      2. Preview a Project
      3. Change the Preview Monitor Size
    12. Trimming Clips
      1. Crop a Clip
    13. Adding Transitions Between Clips
      1. Adding a Transition
    14. Adding Video Effects
      1. Add a Video Effects
      2. Change Order or Remove Video Effects
    15. Adding Titles and Credits
      1. Add Titles and Credits
    16. Adding a Soundtrack
      1. Add a Soundtrack
    17. Adding a Narration
      1. Add a Narration
    18. Using AutoMovie
      1. Use AutoMovie
    19. Saving a Project
      1. Save a Movie Project
      2. Add Project Properties
    20. Publishing a Movie
      1. Publish a Movie to Your Computer or Recordable CD
      2. Publish a Movie to a DVD with Windows DVD Maker
    21. Creating a DVD Video
      1. Create a DVD Video Using Windows DVD Maker
  14. 11. Setting Up Accounts and Maintaining Security
    1. Introduction
    2. Securing a Computer
      1. Create User Accounts
      2. Use Security Center
      3. Enable Windows Firewall
      4. Enable Automatic Updates
      5. Enable Internet Security Options
      6. Enable E-mail Security Options
      7. Protect Files and Folders
      8. Understand the Enemy
    3. Adding and Deleting User Accounts
      1. Add an Account
      2. Add an Account on a Domain Network
    4. Creating a Guest Account
      1. Create a Guest Account
      2. Create a Guest Account on a Domain Network
    5. Changing a User’s Group or Account Type
      1. Change a User’s Account Type
      2. Change a User’s Group on a Domain Network
    6. Changing the Start Up Screen
      1. Increase Logon Security on a Domain Network
    7. Changing an Account Picture
      1. Change an Account Picture
    8. Changing and Setting a Password
      1. Change or Create a Password
      2. Change an Administrator Password on a Domain Network
    9. Resetting a Password
      1. Create a Password Reset Disk
    10. Locking the Computer
      1. Lock and Unlock the Computer
    11. Managing Security in One Place
      1. View Essential Security Settings Using the Security Center
      2. Act Upon Security Alerts
    12. Defending Against Malicious Software
      1. Use Windows Defender
      2. Change Windows Defender Options
    13. Setting Parental Controls
      1. Set Parental Controls
    14. Sending Secure Information Using Windows CardSpace
      1. Use Windows CardSpace
    15. Encrypting Files for Safety
      1. Encrypt or Decrypt a File or Folder
    16. Encrypting Files Using BitLocker
      1. Use BitLocker to Encrypt Files
    17. Avoiding Viruses and Other Harmful Attacks
      1. Understanding Harmful Attacks
      2. Spreading Harmful Infections
      3. Avoiding Harmful Attacks
      4. Avoiding Other Intruders
    18. Understanding Security on the Internet
      1. Security Zones
      2. Certificates
      3. Content Advisor
      4. Cookies
    19. Creating Security Zones
      1. Select a Security Zone and Its Security Level
      2. Add Sites to Your Restricted Sites Zone
    20. Setting Ratings Using the Content Advisor
      1. Enable the Content Advisor Ratings
      2. Set the Content Advisor Ratings
    21. Cleaning Up Internet Files and Information
      1. Delete Internet Files and Information
    22. Protecting Internet Privacy
      1. Control the Use of Cookies
      2. Delete All Cookies
    23. Protecting an Internet Identity
      1. Import a Certificate
    24. Protecting Against Phishing
      1. Protect Against Phishing
      2. Check and Report a Web Site for Phishing
    25. Blocking Pop-Up Ads
      1. Set Options to Block Pop-Up Ads
    26. Using the Information Bar
      1. Security Information Bar for Browsing
      2. Security Information Bar for E-mail
    27. Managing Add-Ons
      1. Manage Browser Add-Ons
    28. Protecting Against E-mail Attacks
      1. Protect Against E-mail Attacks in Windows Mail
    29. Sending Secure E-mail
      1. Set Options to Send Secure E-mail in Windows Mail
  15. 12. Managing Files Using a Network
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Network Services
      1. Share central resources through client/server networking
      2. Share resources through peer-to-peer networking
      3. Share resources through network connections
      4. Share designated files and folders on your computer with other network users
    3. Viewing a Network
      1. View a Workgroup or Domain Network
      2. View a Shared Folder
      3. Search a Domain Network
    4. Viewing the Network and Sharing Center
      1. View Network and Choose Network a Location
      2. View a Network Map
    5. Viewing Network Computer Properties
      1. View Network Computer Properties
    6. Viewing Network Connection Properties
      1. View Network Connection Properties
    7. Joining a Workgroup Network
      1. Join a Workgroup Network Using a Wizard
      2. Change a Workgroup Network Name
    8. Joining a Domain Network
      1. Join a Domain Network
      2. Join a Domain Network and Create a User Account
    9. Connecting to a Network Using a Modem
      1. Create a Dial-Up Connection
      2. Establish a Dial-Up Connection
    10. Connecting to a Network over the Internet
      1. Create a VPN Connection
      2. Establish a VPN Connection
    11. Connecting to a Wireless Network
      1. Connect to an Available Wireless Network
      2. Manually Connect to a Wireless Network
    12. Setting Up a Wireless Network
      1. Set Up a Wireless Network
    13. Setting Up a Wireless Computer Connection
      1. Set Up a Wireless Connection to Another Computer
    14. Adding a Wireless Device to a Network
      1. Save Network Settings on a USB Flash Drive
      2. Set Up a Wireless Network Connection Using a USB Flash Drive
    15. Managing a Wireless Connection
      1. View Wireless Connections
      2. Display Wireless Connection and Security Properties
    16. Mapping and Disconnecting a Network Drive
      1. Map a Network Drive
    17. Creating a Shortcut to a Network
      1. Create a Shortcut to a Network
    18. Setting Network Sharing Options
      1. Set File or Public Folder Sharing Options
      2. Set Media Sharing Options
      3. Play Shared Media
    19. Controlling a Remote Computer
      1. Set Up a Remote Computer
      2. Connect to and Control a Remote Computer
    20. Sharing an Internet Connection
      1. Share an Internet Connection
      2. End an Internet Connection
    21. Changing a Dial-Up Connection
      1. Change a Dial-Up Connection
  16. 13. Going Mobile
    1. Introduction
    2. Viewing the Windows Mobility Center
      1. View Windows Mobility Center
      2. Change Presentation Settings
    3. Controlling Power Options
      1. Select and Modify a Power Plan
      2. Define Power Button and Set Password Protection
      3. Set Advanced Options
    4. Keeping Files in Sync
      1. Sync with a Device
      2. Sync All Offline Files
      3. Sync Individual Offline Files
    5. Working with Offline Files
      1. Change Offline Files Settings
      2. Make Files Available Offline
      3. View Offline Files
    6. Connecting to a Network Projector
      1. Connect to a Network Projector
    7. Viewing Windows SideShow
      1. View Windows SideShow
    8. Changing Pen and Input Device Options
      1. Change Pen Options
      2. Change Pointer Options and Flicks
    9. Working with Tablet PC Tools
      1. Handwrite Journal Entries
      2. Use the Tablet PC Input Panel
      3. Create Sticky Notes
    10. Changing Tablet PC Options
      1. Change Tablet PC Options
  17. 14. Printing and Faxing
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Printers
    3. Viewing Printers
      1. View Printer Properties
    4. Installing a Printer
      1. Set Up a Local Printer Using the Add Printer Wizard
      2. Set Up a Network Printer Using the Add Printer Wizard
    5. Specifying a Default Printer
      1. Select a Default Printer
    6. Renaming or Deleting a Printer
      1. Rename a Printer
      2. Delete a Printer
    7. Sharing a Printer
      1. Share a Printer
    8. Printing Documents
      1. Print Documents Using the Default Printer
      2. Print Documents Using a Specific Printer
    9. Managing Printers and Print Jobs
      1. Pause Printing
      2. Pause a Print Job
      3. Cancel a Print Job
    10. Changing Printer Properties
      1. Change General and Device Properties
      2. Change Spooling Settings
    11. Changing Printer Preferences
      1. Change Printer Preferences
    12. Understanding Faxes
    13. Setting Up a Fax
      1. Install a Modem
      2. Set Up for Faxing
    14. Creating a Fax Cover Page
      1. Create a Cover Page from Scratch
      2. Copy a Cover Page Template
      3. Rename or Delete a Cover Page
    15. Sending a Fax
      1. Send a Fax
      2. Send a Fax from a Document
    16. Managing Outgoing Faxes
      1. Cancel or Restart an Outgoing Fax
      2. Pause or Resume an Outgoing Fax
      3. View a Sent Fax
    17. Receiving a Fax
      1. Receive a Fax Manually
      2. Change Receive Answer Mode
    18. Reviewing a Fax
      1. Review a Received Fax
    19. Changing Fax Properties
      1. Change Send Properties
      2. Change Receive Properties
    20. Changing Fax Options
      1. Change Tracking Options
      2. Change Archive Options
  18. 15. Maintaining Your Computer
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Disk File Systems
      1. FAT
      2. exFAT
      3. NTFS
      4. Selecting a file system
    3. Formatting a Disk
      1. Format a Disk
      2. Convert a Disk
    4. Displaying Disk and Folder Information
      1. Determine Free Space on a Disk
    5. Transferring Files Using a Disk
      1. Copy Files to a Disk
      2. Copy Files from a Disk
    6. Setting Disk Quotas for Users
      1. Set Disk Quotas
    7. Detecting and Repairing Disk Errors
      1. Check a Disk for Errors
    8. Optimizing a Disk
      1. Defragment a Disk
      2. Schedule a Disk Defragment
    9. Cleaning Up a Disk
      1. Clean Up a Disk
    10. Scheduling Tasks
      1. Scheduled a Basic Task
    11. Adding or Removing Windows Components
      1. Add or Remove a Windows Component
    12. Installing or Uninstalling a Program
      1. Install a Software Program
      2. Uninstall, Change, or Repair a Software Program
    13. Updating Windows
      1. Update Windows Automatically
      2. Update Windows Manually
    14. Improving Computer Performance
      1. Optimize Computer Performance
    15. Boosting Speed with Removable Media
      1. Use Windows ReadyBoost
    16. Restoring Computer Settings
      1. Set System Protection
      2. Restore the System
      3. Create a Restore Point
    17. Using Previous Versions
      1. Restore a File or Folder Using Previous Versions
    18. Starting Windows When Problems Occur
      1. Start Windows When Problems Occur
    19. Setting Startup and Recovery Options
      1. Set Windows Startup and Recovery Options
  19. 16. Managing Hardware
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Plug and Play Hardware
    3. Installing Hardware Devices
      1. Install a Hardware Device Using the Add Hardware Wizard
    4. Viewing System Hardware
      1. Use the Device Manager
    5. Viewing Hardware Settings
      1. View Hardware Settings
    6. Changing Windows Update Driver Settings
      1. Change Windows Update Driver Settings
    7. Changing Mouse Settings
      1. Change Button Settings
      2. Change Pointer Appearance
      3. Change Pointer Options
    8. Changing Keyboard Settings
      1. Change Keyboard Settings
    9. Changing Phone Dialing Options
      1. Change Phone Dialing Options
    10. Changing Modem Options
      1. Change Modem Hardware Settings
    11. Managing Color
      1. View Color Profiles
    12. Adding a Secondary Monitor
      1. Set Secondary Monitor Options
      2. Change the Movement Between Monitors
      3. Change the Primary Monitor
    13. Changing Game Controller Settings
      1. Test a Game Controller
    14. Removing Hardware Devices
      1. Remove a Hardware Device
    15. Removing Plug and Play Hardware
      1. Optimize Hardware for Removal
      2. Remove a Plug and Play Hardware Device
  20. 17. Backing Up Your Computer
    1. Introduction
    2. Developing a Backup Strategy
    3. Understanding Backup Permissions
      1. Backup Permissions
      2. File Systems
    4. Exploring the Backup and Restore Center
      1. Start Backup and Restore Center
    5. Performing a Backup Using a Wizard
      1. Back up Every File Using a Wizard
      2. Back up Selected Files Using a Wizard
    6. Changing Backup Settings
      1. Change Backup Settings
      2. Perform a Manual Backup Using Current Settings
    7. Scheduling a Backup
      1. Schedule a Backup
      2. Turn Off Automatic Backup
    8. Restoring Files Using a Wizard
      1. Restore a Backup
    9. Restoring Files Using Advanced Settings
      1. Restore a Backup Using Advanced Settings
    10. Copying Files From the Backup
      1. Copy Files from the Backup
    11. Restoring Your Computer
      1. Restore Your Computer
    12. Deleting a Backup Set
      1. Delete a Backup Set
  21. 18. Administering Your Computer
    1. Introduction
    2. Exploring Windows Administrative Tools
      1. View Administrative Tools
    3. Monitoring Activity with Event Viewer
      1. Monitor Activities
    4. Managing an Event Log
      1. Sort and Filter an Event Log
      2. Save an Event Log
    5. Changing Log Settings
      1. Change Log Settings
    6. Checking Memory for Problems
      1. Check for Memory Problems
    7. Viewing and Creating Performance Charts
      1. View Resource Performance Chart
      2. View a Reliability Chart
      3. View or Create a Performance Chart
    8. Monitoring Local Security Settings
      1. Change UAC Policies
      2. Change Password Policies
      3. Change Audit Policies
    9. Viewing Computer Management Tools
      1. View Management Tools
    10. Managing Disks
      1. View Disk Settings
    11. Managing Local Users and Groups
      1. Manage Local Users and Groups
    12. Viewing and Saving System Information
      1. View and Save System Information
    13. Setting System Configuration Options
      1. Change System Configuration Options
  22. A. Installing Windows Vista
    1. Introduction
    2. Preparing to Install Windows Vista
    3. Installing Windows Vista
      1. Install Windows Vista
    4. Updating to a Windows Vista Service Pack
      1. Download and Install a Service Pack or Other Updates
      2. Uninstall a Windows Vista Service Pack
    5. Transferring Files and Settings from Another Computer
      1. Prepare the Old Computer
      2. Transfer Files and Settings to the New Computer
    6. Getting Windows Vista Ultimate Extras
      1. Get Windows Vista Ultimate Extras
    7. Learning About Windows Live
      1. Learn About and Install Windows Live
    8. Exploring Windows Live Home
      1. Explore Windows Live Home
  23. New! Features
    1. Microsoft Windows Vista
      1. Only New Features
      2. What’s New
      3. Windows Vista
      4. What Happened To . . .
      5. Windows Vista, Service Pack 1
  24. Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist
    1. About the MCAS Program
    2. What Does This Logo Mean?
    3. Preparing for a MCAS Exam
    4. Taking a MCAS Exam
      1. The Exam Experience
      2. Tips for Taking an Exam
      3. Exam Results
    5. Getting More Information

Product information

  • Title: Microsoft Windows Vista On Demand, Second Edition
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: March 2008
  • Publisher(s): Que
  • ISBN: 9780768682670