CNET Do-It-Yourself Windows Vista Projects
By Simmons, Curt

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


DOI: 10.1036/0071485619

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Author Biography

Curt Simmons (Saint Jo, Texas) is a freelance writer and technical trainer who specializes in Windows operating systems and BackOffice products. He holds the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Trainer certifications (MCT). Aside from his technical expertise, Curt has a BA in English and a Master's degree in education. He has been working with windows Me since Beta 1. His numerous other books include MCSE Study Tips for Dummies, Configuring Windows 2000 Server, and the forthcoming Active Director Bible from IDG Books.


CNET Do-It-Yourself Windows Vista Projects
Author(s): Simmons, Curt
ISBN: 0071485619
DOI: 10.1036/0071485619

Format: paperback, 208 pages.
Pub date: 26 Mar 2007
Copyright: 2007
$24.95 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media

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