Veteran bestselling author Alan Simpson has penned the ultimate resource with beginner- to advanced-level coverage on the latest and most anticipated release of the Microsoft Windows OS, Vista. Simpson covers everything from the basics (navigating the computer) to more intermediate and advanced topics such as creating custom programs, using popular Internet features, customizing the work environment, securing the system, and more. Also focuses on how to maintain and tweak the system, maximize performance, and build a network in a small business or home office setting. Discusses various upgrades to security, the new anti-virus tool, and the file system that makes it easier to organize similar files into libraries. Contents - Part I - Getting started, getting secure; Part II - Batten down the security hatches; Part III - Personalizing Windows Vista; Part IV - Power using the internet; Part V - Pictures, music, and movies; Part VI - Managing files and folders; Part VII - Printing, faxing, and scanning; Part VIII - Installing and removing programs; Part IX - Hardware and performance tuning; Part X - Networking and sharing; Part XI - Appendixes - Appendix A - Upgrading to Windows Vista; Appendix B - Installing Vista on a New System; Appendix C - Universal shortcut keys.