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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows Vista [Paperback]

Paul McFedries

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Jan. 2 2007 The Complete Idiot's Guide
Just when you mastered Microsoft® Windows XP®, a new operating system comes along — Vista. The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Microsoft® Windows Vista® shows you how to tackle various procedures, such as recovering files, using new tab features, employing firewalls, deciphering icons, and so much more. With simple explanations, step-by-step instructions, and helpful examples, readers will no longer have to sacrifice their sanity to get work done in Windows.
  • PC use in the United States is high - and people need assistance in understanding the various programs and their continual upgrades
  • More than 90% of new Intel-based PC's, the dominant type in that market, are shipped with this new version of Windows pre-installed
  • Author is recognized for his success in teaching basic skills to newcomers, and is a widely recognized expert author on Windows-based operating systems

Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha; 1 edition (Jan. 2 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159257579X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592575794
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 18.7 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,000,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

PAUL McFEDRIES has worked with (yelled at, and kicked) computers since 1975, yet still manages to keep his sanity intact. The author of more than three dozen computer books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Windows 98, The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Windows Me, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Windows 2000 Professional, Paul’s titles have sold over two million copies worldwide.


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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for first time pc users. March 11 2007
By M. L. Hare - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is the second book in the Idiot series I have purchased (first one being the Idiot's Guide to Windows ME). This book takes the approach of the first time pc user. Very thorough and gives almost all the information one needs to become fully computer-literate. I have been using computers for 7 years now and I learned a few new things. Gives you all the information you need to use Vista with ease.
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A timely resource for the author's target audience Feb. 17 2007
By Peter O'KELLY - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is a useful introduction to major Windows Vista features. It's likely to be most useful for people who don't have in-depth experience with Windows XP, e.g., people getting their first PCs and starting with Windows Vista.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete Idiot's Guides are a smart buy April 10 2009
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
All the Complete Idiot's Guides are marvelous, and this one is no exception. A rank beginner who's never touched a PC could operate Vista with this book. For those of us who are much more computer literate, but still have trouble figuring out all the intricacies of the complex Vista operating system, just skim or skip the first few chapters and dig in a little further along. The author's wonderful dry humor helps you laugh at your frustrations, while his detailed and specific instuctions help you accomplish what you set out to do. I hated Vista OS at first. Now that I can see how much I can do with it, thanks to this guide, I love it!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent manual June 19 2008
By Rev. M. S. Jorritsma - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Having used Windows95 for about nine years,Windows Vista was rather overwhelming. That coupled with the scarcity of manuals today,THE COMPLETE IDIOTS GUIDE to Microsoft Windows Vista by Paul McFedries became my perfect guide. It is one of the best manuals I've ever used: clear,step by step explanation of whatever needs to be explained. I heartily recommend this excellent guide!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Computer manuals April 7 2008
By Martha L. Loi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I just got a laptop and needed some guidance on how to use Windows Vista. The book came in very handy.

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