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Sometimes, a book in the Annoyances series is one that you can use to fine-tune an application you use often. And then there's this one... Windows Vista Annoyances by David A. Karp. Regardless of whether you hate Vista or think it's the best Windows OS out there, you'll be finding useful and applicable tips on every other page here. Vista is just tailor-made for a book like this, and Karp takes full advantage of the opportunities.Contents:Get Started with Windows Vista: Editions of Vista; Install Windows Vista; Migration to Windows VistaShell Tweaks: Customize Windows Explorer; Working with Files and FoldersThe Registry: The Registry Editor; Structure of the Registry; Registry Tasks and Tools; File Type AssociationsWorking with Media: Playing Video; Handling Online Video; Sound and Music; Photos, Pictures, Images; Media Center Annoyances; CD and DVD DrivesPerformance: Trim the Fat; Make Your Hardware Perform; Hard DiskTroubleshooting: Crashes and Error Messages; Dealing with Drivers and Other Tales of Hardware Troubleshooting; Preventative Maintenance and Data RecoveryNetworking and Internet: Build Your Network; Internet Me; Secure Your Networked PC; Web and EmailUsers and Security: Manage User Accounts; Permissions and Security; Logon and Profile Options; Share Files and PrintersScripting and Automation: Windows Script Host; build a VBScript Script; Object References; Wacky Script Ideas; Command Prompt Scripting; Windows PowerShellBIOS SettingsTCP/IP PortsIndexWhen I bought my new laptop , it came loaded with Vista. Since it was pretty early in the Vista release cycle, I thought it would be good to learn it since adoption would be widespread in a short period of time. Yeah, right.
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