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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 What's New in Windows Vista?

    1. The Vista User Interface

    2. The Sidebar and Gadgets

    3. Security Features

    4. User Account Control

    5. BitLocker Drive Encryption

    6. Windows Service Hardening

    7. New Ways to Search

    8. Search with Windows Explorer

    9. The New Task Scheduler

    10. Vista SideShow

    11. Vista's New Printing Options

    12. Summary

  2. Chapter 2 A Look at the Different Versions

    1. Five Vista Versions

    2. Windows Vista on a Tablet PC

    3. Summary

  3. Chapter 3 Networking with Windows Vista

    1. Joining a Windows Server Domain

    2. Configuring TCP/IP

    3. Vista Networking Tools

    4. Wireless Networking

    5. Using the Network

    6. Offline Files

    7. Creating a User Account

    8. Using Vista with Live OneCare

    9. Summary

  4. Chapter 4 Personalizing Vista

    1. Controlling the Start Menu

    2. Controlling the Taskbar

    3. Controlling the System Tray

    4. Controlling Desktop Theme and Appearance

    5. Controlling the Display

    6. Summary

  5. Chapter 5 Making Vista Easier to Use

    1. Changing Language and Regional Settings

    2. Using Handwriting Recognition

    3. Working with Speech Recognition

    4. Accessibility Options

    5. Syncing Devices

    6. Using Bluetooth Devices

    7. Summary

  6. Chapter 6 Vista Startup and Shutdown

    1. Your Computer's Performance Rating

    2. System Power Up

    3. Startup Performance

    4. Logging On to Windows Vista

    5. Automatic Disk Defragmentation

    6. System Shutdown

    7. Vista Power Management

    8. Advanced Startup Options

    9. Improving System Startup

    10. Summary

  7. Chapter 7 Working with Hardware

    1. Installing a Device

    2. Installing a New Hard Drive

    3. Printing in Windows Vista

    4. Managing Printing with Print Management

    5. Summary

  8. Chapter 8 Working with Software

    1. Installing and Removing Software

    2. Installing Vista Components

    3. Starting a Program Automatically

    4. Setting Default Actions and Programs

    5. Using Speech Recognition

    6. Configuring Application Compatibility

    7. Summary

  9. Chapter 9 Deploying Windows Vista

    1. Vista Deployment Overview

    2. Vista Deployment Scenarios

    3. Running an Attended Installation

    4. Deploying with Imaging Software

    5. Migrating User Information

    6. Summary

  10. Chapter 10 Internet Explorer 7

    1. For the Audience

    2. Behind the Curtain

    3. Summary

  11. Chapter 11 Optimize Performance

    1. Gathering System Performance Information

    2. Performance Subsystems

    3. Command-Line Administration

    4. Summary

  12. Chapter 12 Securing the Vista Environment

    1. Why You Need Security

    2. Security Features in Vista

    3. Managing Auditing

    4. Protecting Against Malware

    5. File Encryption

    6. Managing Disk Quotas

    7. Network Security

    8. Other Data Safeguards

    9. Staying Current on Security Issues

    10. Summary

  13. Chapter 13 Vista and Group Policy

    1. Windows Group Policies

    2. What You Can Manage with a Group Policy

    3. Summary

  14. Chapter 14 Troubleshooting Essentials

    1. Automatically Updating Vista

    2. Troubleshooting the Hard Disk

    3. Using Remote Assistance

    4. Remote Desktop

    5. Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

    6. Backup and Restore

    7. Using the Vista Logs

    8. Getting Help from a Newsgroup

    9. Summary

  15. Chapter 15 Vista Tips and Tricks

    1. Several Really Cool Things, in No Particular Order

    2. And Now, What I Would Have Changed About Windows Vista If Only...

    3. Summary

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