Brilliant Microsoft Vista Computer Basics

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Brilliant Computer Basicsis a visual quick reference book that gives you a basic grounding in the way computers work, introduces the Windows Vista operating system and demonstrates how to use common applications – a complete reference for the beginner user.

This full colour task-based guide will take you through all the basic skills you need, giving you expert tips and trouble-shooters. Fully updated and rewritten for the release of Microsoft Vista & Office 2007 it covers all of the new features available to the user to enhance their use and experience of their PC.

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Brilliant Vista PC Basics, 2nd edition, is a visual quick reference book that gives you a basic grounding in the way computers work. Nothing here requires arcane knowledge of mathematics, programming or computer science. Instead you will find clear descriptions of the components that make up your computer, a detailed introduction to   the Windows Vista operating system, experience-based advice on managing security and routine maintenance and tutorials on using the Internet, email and multimedia - a complete reference for the beginner user.

 

brilliant Vista PC Basics

Microsoft Windows Vista UK Edition

 

 

Brilliant guides provide the quick, easy-to-access information that you need:

  • Detailed table of contents and troubleshooting guide to help you find exactly what you need to know.
  • Each task is presented on one or two pages.
  • Numbered steps guide you through each task or problem.
  • Numerous screenshots illustrate each step.
  • “See also...” boxes point you to related tasks and information in the book.
  • “Did you know?...” sections alert you to relevant expert tips, tricks and advice.

 

Brilliant PC Basics, now fully updated to cover Windows Vista, provides...

  • A comprehensive introduction to the hardware and software on your PC along with clear instructions on how to keep it all working together effectively and efficiently.
  • Definitions and explanations of jargon and relevant technical terms throughout the text which are also collected together in a glossary at the end for ease of reference.
  • Experience-based advice on maintaining your PC – installing new applications and hardware, scheduling regular backups, protecting it from viruses and spyware and ensuring the system runs efficiently.

 

This new Windows Vista edition features...

  • New Vista screenshots throughout with updated instructions and advice.
  • Comprehensive guidelines on navigating the Windows Vista desktop and configuring the settings appropriately for your requirements.
  • Detailed instructions on using the new and improved Security tools available with Vista as well as the useful new Backup and Restore Centre.
  • Step-by-step guidance on how to make best use of the new multimedia tools available with Vista for managing your photos, listening to music, playing videos and creating CDs and DVDs.

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

Matt Powell is Technical Editor on GigaHz magazine, a publication aimed at experienced computer users, which he helped to conceive and launch.  He is responsible for commissioning and writing news, games and hardware reviews and ensuring that readers are kept informed of all the latest trends and developments.  He joined Highbury Entertainment (formerly Paragon Publishing) three years ago when he worked on PC First Aid - a beginners guide to PCs. He then moved to work on PC Home where he did everything from hardware reviews to step-by-step guides and features.  In addition, he has freelanced for Internet User, Ebuyer, Windows XP Made Easy, PC Basics, Digital Creative Arts, Digital Photographer, PC Essentials, Digital Photography Made Easy and Practical Internet.

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