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Table of Contents

  1. The Big Picture

    1. Chapter 1 The Lay of the Land

      1. The Big Picture
      2. What's New in Windows Vista
      3. Windows Vista Editions
      4. Hardware Requirements
      5. Upgrading from Earlier Versions of Windows
    2. Chapter 2 Using Windows Vista

      1. The Desktop
      2. Point-and-Click Operations
      3. Starting Up Applications
      4. Windows and Menus
      5. Keyboard Accelerators
      6. Common Controls
      7. Files, Folders, and Disks
      8. The Command Line
      9. Online Help
      10. Shutting Down
  2. Nutshell Reference

    1. Chapter 3 The User Interface

      1. Controlling the Interface
    2. Chapter 4 Working with the Filesystem, Drives, Data, and Search

    3. Chapter 5 Internet Explorer

      1. Security
    4. Chapter 6 Windows Mail

    5. Chapter 7 Networking, Wireless, and Mobility

      1. Networking 101
      2. Planning Your Network
      3. Setting Up a Network
      4. Wired and Wireless Connections, Management, and Configuration
      5. Sharing Resources and Files
      6. Network Applications
      7. Mobile Computing
      8. Networking and Internet Command-Line Tools
    6. Chapter 8 Security

      1. General Security
      2. Internet Security
      3. Encryption
    7. Chapter 9 Working with Hardware

    8. Chapter 10 Managing Programs, Users, and Your Computer

      1. User Accounts and Computer Management
      2. Applications and Utilities
      3. Games
    9. Chapter 11 Performance and Troubleshooting

      1. Performance, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
      2. Startup
    10. Chapter 12 Graphics and Multimedia

    11. Chapter 13 The Registry

      1. What's in the Registry
      2. Adding and Deleting Registry Keys and Values
      3. Registry Protection in Windows Vista
      4. Organization of the Registry
      5. Hives
      6. Backing Up the Registry
      7. Exporting and Importing Registry Data with Patches
      8. Five Cool Things You Can Do in Your Registry
    12. Chapter 14 The Command Prompt

      1. Using the Command Line
      2. Command Prompt Choices
      3. Wildcards, Pipes, and Redirection
      4. Batch Files
  3. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Installing Windows Vista

      1. Performing a Clean Install
      2. Upgrading from a Previous Version of Windows
      3. Windows Anytime Upgrade
      4. Potential Problems During Setup
    2. Appendix Keyboard Shortcuts

      1. Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Key
      2. Keyboard Accelerators Listed by Function
    3. Appendix Keyboard Equivalents for Symbols and International Characters

    4. Appendix Common Filename Extensions

    5. Appendix Services

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