100 Things You Need to Know about Microsoft Windows Vista by Eric Geier

By Eric Geier

Tired of clawing your method via machine books that commence before everything of recorded heritage simply to locate one tiny nugget of data you would like? uninterested in wrenching your again to tug that vast home windows tome off your bookshelf? bored with wishing you'll find an easy resolution to what will be an easy challenge? for those who spoke back convinced to any of those questions, then 100 stuff you want to know approximately Microsoft® home windows Vista™ is simply the e-book you’ve been searching for. Chock choked with timesaving guidance, heady options, and specialist information, this booklet doesn’t cost a fortune nor does it require a Bowflex physique to hoist it round. within you’ll locate step by step aid for the a hundred issues each home windows consumer must recognize while making the massive swap among home windows XP and Vista. whether you’re fresh to home windows (meaning Vista is your first-ever working system), you’ll locate the recommendation right here imperative. during this publication, we think, for example, that you just relatively don’t provide a hoot approximately what TCP/IP is. We’re making a bet you simply are looking to get your web connection up and operating, and go away the techy muck to the propeller heads.

 

•    wish all of the cool new state-of-the-art positive factors and interface home windows Vista deals? good, sooner than you run out and purchase the software program, you want to be sure your process will aid it! We stroll you thru, step by step, find out how to manually payment in case your computer and different and software program are supported to be used with home windows Vista. We aid you practice universal improve initiatives, if wanted, prior to installing Vista. additionally, we offer counsel and approaches on backing up your data.

•    Having to choose from 5 assorted models (yes, Vista is available in 5 flavors!) should be complicated! Don’t sweat it, though--we’ve acquired you lined. We make it easier to make a decision which style of Vista is most suitable to you! Then we stroll you thru fitting and establishing Vista for the first actual time.

•    subsequent we dig into the hot Vista interface, that is rather a metamorphosis from the outdated XP! Then we provide you with a travel of the various new and better positive aspects. if you could fancy your self a wicked-smart home windows person, don’t pass this part! We’re optimistic you’ll locate stuff you didn’t understand that can assist you make Vista do thy bidding.

•    Don’t just like the slick new Vista interface? (Macintosh, anyone?) We allow you to harness the ability of Vista whereas preserving the feel and appear of your XP. Who says swap needs to be painful?

•    once you have the fundamentals nailed, we then exhibit you a number of the cool belongings you can do with Vista, from customizing its functionality, to disabling tense protection controls, to connecting to a instant network.

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Investigate your PC's connection types, such as if you have AGP, PCI, or PCI Express. com), which will scan your system and give hardware recommendations that are compatible with your particular system; using this method eliminates manually inspecting your PC and figuring out all the specifics of your system. 8. com/hcl/ Of course, I recommend that you check first so that you know what to expect when you install Vista. 37 38 9. Check PC Peripherals and Accessories Whether you are upgrading an existing PC or you're planning to purchase a new system preloaded with Vista, you should check that your accessories and/or peripherals (such as printers, scanners, network adapters, and music players) will work with Windows Vista.

Checking the amount of graphics memory. 1, consider other optional features, such as High-Definition (HD) capabilities, TV in/out, and S-video outputs. • Investigate your PC's connection types, such as if you have AGP, PCI, or PCI Express. com), which will scan your system and give hardware recommendations that are compatible with your particular system; using this method eliminates manually inspecting your PC and figuring out all the specifics of your system. 8. com/hcl/ Of course, I recommend that you check first so that you know what to expect when you install Vista.

Example of computer memory; courtesy of Micron Technology, Inc. [View full size image] 30 31 You need to make sure your PC is loaded with adequate memory because Windows Vista requires much more memory than Windows XP. You're probably good to go if you've purchased your system within the last few years; however, if more memory is required or recommended, you can easily add more, which is actually just about the easiest hardware system upgrade you can perform while providing a great enhancement.

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