When installing new programs, you can usually answer a few setup questions and then leave most of the details to Windows Vista. Similarly, Windows Vista provides a safe way of completely removing programs you no longer use.
You can instruct Windows Vista to automatically start a program when you log on to your computer.
You can choose the program Windows Vista starts when you double-click a file of a particular type.
You can monitor applications, processes, and services running on your computer from the Windows Task Manager.
You can monitor and manage the storage disks on your computer from the Disk Management area of the Computer Management console.