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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 4. Starting and Stopping Windows

In This Chapter:

  • Master the shutdown options
  • Protect your computer from prying eyes
  • Understand the benefits of Vista’s new sleep mode
  • View mobile sideshow on your laptop

Hit the power button and it instantly turns on. Hit the power button again and it instantly turns off. No, not your computer! It’s your radio that turns on and off so nicely. Wouldn’t it be nice if your computer responded so quickly and consistently when you wanted to turn it on and off?

One of Microsoft’s stated goals for Windows Vista is a carryover from the wishlist of previous Windows versions: that is, to get Windows to load faster and shut down more quickly. When you first install Vista, that seems to be the case. If you’ve experienced ...

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