Author(s): Paul McFerdries
Computers are nowhere near as easy to use as users would like them to be. Seemingly simple tasks such as composing a memo or printing a file can take entirely too long when using an unfamiliar operating system. The Complete Idiot's Guide[registered] to Microsoft Windows Vista provides readers with information to overcome such problems. With "just the facts ma'am" explanations, simple step-by-step instructions, and a lot of useful examples, readers see that getting work done in Windows doesn't have to cost one his sanity. In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows Vista, readers will find: how to use the new tools that let you see what your files contain without opening them, find applications and files instantly, navigate efficiently among open windows, and use wizards and dialog boxes more confidently; how to use and get the most out the new tab feature in Windows Explorer; how to use the Windows firewall; how to use Windows Backup and another new and related feature, Volume Shadow Copy (which was first introduced with the Windows Server product family and is now available for PCs), for backup and restore protection; and, how to use Windows Sidebar, which provides instant access to a wide variety of customizable mini-applications that offer information at a glance and provides easy access to frequently used tools.