The Visual QuickProject Guide you’re reading offers a unique way to learn new skills. Instead of boring you with long text descriptions, this book uses color screen shots with clear, concise, step-by-step instructions to show you how to complete a specific project in a matter of minutes.

The short projects in this book move you from an older version of Windows to Windows Vista. If you’re installing Vista on a PC you already have, you’ll clean it up, back it up, upgrade its hardware, and install the Windows Vista software. If you need to buy a new PC that can handle Vista, you’ll learn what to shop for and migrate your files and settings from your old computer.

You’ll then dive into Vista itself, discovering how it differs from ...

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