The Visual QuickProject Guide you’re reading o ers a unique way to learn new skills. Instead of boring you with long text descriptions, this book uses color screen shots with clear, concise, step-by-step instructions to show you how to complete a specifi c project in a matter of minutes.
The short projects in this book move you from an older version of Windows to Windows Vista. If you’re installing Vista on a PC you already have, you’ll clean it up, back it up, upgrade its hardware, and install the Windows Vista software. If you need to buy a new PC that can handle Vista, you’ll learn what to shop for and migrate your fi les and settings from your old computer.
You’ll then dive into Vista itself, discovering how it di ers from previous Windows versions. You’ll learn to use brand-new features, including integrated search, enhanced security, and the handy little programs called gadgets.
Moving to Vista also means making it your own. You’ll get to know the most useful of Vista’s many personalization features. Once you know how confi guration works in Vista, you can go on to explore the other customization options