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* Video tutorials
* Software downloads
* Reader forums
* And more!
Take Windows Vista to new horizons
Now you can get the most out of Microsoft's revolutionary new operating system with the practical and entertaining projects packed inside this easy-to-follow guide. Produced in conjunction with CNET.com, the place you go for the latest in tech and consumer electronics, this book shows you how to do all kinds of cool things with Windows Vista, like create CDs and DVDs, set up a virtual meeting room, improve your PC's performance, solve home networking problems, recover lost files, and more.
Inside, you'll find 24 self-contained projects, step-by-step instructions, a list of tools needed at the beginning of each project, and hundreds of clear photos and screenshots. With CNET Do-It-Yourself Windows Vista Projects, you'll reach new levels of fun and productivity.
Create a custom Windows Sidebar
Watch TV on your PC and record your favorite shows
Enable speech recognition
Create your own movie and burn it to a DVD
Synchronize your PC with other computers and devices
Schedule automatic backups for your data
Turn your PC into a GPS device
And much more
# The book consists of 24 self-contained projects. Readers turn to any project in any order.
# Each chapter presents the project in easy-to-follow, step-by-step format accompanied by numerous helpful photos, screen shots and drawings
# Projects are ranked from easiest to most challenging, and each includes a list of tools needed along with cost estimates if any additional equipment or software are required. (Most projects involve little or no additional expense.)
# CNET will host a website dedicated to the book, which will include a picture of the book, promotional copy, how-to videos, and a link to buy the book from their online store. The book will also bear a CNET logo.
Curt Simmons is a technology trainer and author of several books, including How to Do Everything with Windows Vista and How to Do Everything with Your Blackberry.
Table of Contents
Part I: Easy
Project 1: Quickly Find Anything on Your Computer
Project 2: Use the Internet Better with Live Tools and Services
Project 3: Create a Personal Windows Sidebar
Project 4: Customize Folders and Flip Action
Project 5: Quickly Browse the Internet Using Tabs
Project 6: Make Work Easier with Windows Meeting Space
Project 7: View and Manage Photos with Windows Photo Gallery
Project 8: Use Windows Calendar to Manage Your Life
Project 9: Create a Quick Multimedia Slide Show
Project 10: Manage the Web Sites Your Children Can View and the Games They Can Play
Part II: Challenging
Project 11: Create a Custom CD Cover
Project 12: Create a Simple Movie with Digital Video and Photos
Project 13: Turn Windows Vista into a Media Center
Project 14: Watch TV on Windows Vista
Project 15: Talk to Windows Vista
Project 16: Synchronize Your Vista PC with Other Computers and Devices
Project 17: Eliminate Span and Unwanted Messages in Windows Mail
Part III: Advanced
Project 18: Improve Your Computer's Performance
Project 19: Use Windows Media Player at Your Next Party
Project 20: Solve Home Network Connection Problems
Project 21: Make Your Important Data Automatically Save Itself
Project 22: Retrieve a Lost File with Shadow Copy
Project 23: Build a Custom DVD
Project 24: Turn Your PC into a GPS Device