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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Table of Contents
Preface
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Part I. Setting Up, Customizing, and Tuning Windows Vista
1. Getting Started with Windows Vista
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3
Getting to Know Windows Vista 3
Navigating Windows Vista Editions 4
Starting and Using Windows Vista 7
Working with Windows Vista 12
Logging On, Switching, Locking, Logging Off, and Shutting Down 15
2. Optimizing Windows Vistas Interface
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19
Customizing Windows Vista’s Desktop 20
Using Gadgets and Windows Sidebar 38
Customizing Menus and the Control Panel 52
3. Fine-Tuning Windows Vista’s Appearance and Performance
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57
Balancing Appearance and Performance 57
Understanding User Account Control and Its Impact on Performance 62
Understanding Windows Vista Personalization 65
Personalizing Windows Vista 69
Optimizing Performance 90
4. Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining Software
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101
Software Installation: What’s Changed 101
Software Installation: What You Need to Know 103
Installing and Running Your Software 107
Managing Software Once It’s Installed 117
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5. Customizing Your Computer’s Hardware Devices
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132
Hardware Installation: What’s Changed 132
Hardware Installation: What You Need to Know 136
Learning About Your Computer’s Hardware Devices 141
Customizing Your Computer’s Input Devices, Regional Settings,
and Date/Time 150
Installing and Managing Hardware 164
Part II. Mastering Your Data and Digital Media
6. Mastering Windows Explorer and Searching Your Computer
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177
Windows Explorer: What’s Changed 177
Navigating Your Computer with the Address Bar 180
Searching Your Computer 187
Indexing Your Computer for Faster Searches 198
7. Navigating the Web with Internet Explorer 7
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208
Getting Started with Internet Explorer 7 208
Getting Around the Web and Using Internet Explorer 7 211
Protecting Your Computer While Browsing 221
8. Creating Your Media Library with Windows Media Player
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250
Getting into Your Multimedia 250
Playing Your Media 264
Building Your Media Library 275
9. Capturing and Managing Your Digital Pictures and Videos
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297
Getting Started with Windows Photo Gallery 297
Organizing Your Gallery 301
Building Your Photo and Video Gallery 308
Sharing Your Photo and Video Gallery 320
10. Making Video DVDs and Movies
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333
Creating Video DVDs with Windows DVD Maker 334
Creating Movies with Windows Movie Maker 356
11. Securing and Sharing Your Data
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383
Securing Your Data 384
Controlling Access to Your Data 388
Sharing Your Data 399

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