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Windows Vista™ Step by Step by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with Windows Vista

Chapter at a Glance

Getting Started with Windows Vista

In this chapter, you will learn to:

Log on to Windows Vista.

Activate Windows.

Update Windows system files.

End a computing session.

Make your computer easier to use.

Each time you turn on your computer, it goes through a process of starting up (also called booting) during which it loads the system files necessary for you to interact with your computer and for your computer to interact with other devices. After the startup process completes, you log on to your Windows Vista user account—a package of permissions and preferences (recorded in a user profile) in accordance with which Windows ...

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