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Spark your imagination! Go on new adventures! Find a new hobby! Now that you have Windows Vista, it's time to experience all that it has to offer. And, you'll have fun along the way. Choose from dozens of cool projects and discover the amazing things you can do with your PC in this full-color guide. No need to read from cover to cover. Just pick the topics that interest you most--then jump in and start exploring your favorite features. Discover the possibilities! Transform your snapshots into the ultimate photo library Be your own DJ--rip it, burn it, stream it, take it on the go! Action! Produce your own movie, video blog, or podcast Use e-mail, online journals, and slideshows to share your digital masterpieces Watch, pause, and rewind live TV--and record your favorite shows Find new ways to access the information you need: Sidebar, Gadgets, Instant Search
So let's go--it's time to have some fun and amaze yourself with all you can do with your PC! This friendly, fast-paced guide highlights dozens of activities and experiences--and shares the straightforward how-to's for trying everything out right away. So go ahead, dive in and explore the interesting, amusing, and impressive things you can do everyday with Microsoft Windows Media Player 9, Windows Movie Maker 2, Windows XP PowerToys, Plus! Digital Media Edition, and other features and tools for Windows XP! Share Your Fabulous Photos Easily transfer photos from a digital camera or scanner Organize, resize, and print your pictures in a snap Create narrated photo stories, slide shows, and online albumsRock the House Be the DJ--and mix awesome custom CDs Turn your PC into a jukebox, karaoke machine, or party central! Take your favorite songs to goGet Ready for Your Close-Up! Weave Hollywood magic into your digital video and stills Use simple drag-and-drop moves to create and edit your movie Screen your production online, on disc, or on your PCCommunicate in Real Time Instant message your friends on their PDAs Chat with voice or video Help protect your PC and your privacy PLUS! Use the enclosed Do Amazing Things DVD on your PC or TV to bring these experiences to life, learn the easy how-to's, and get free software, demos, and more!Can you do amazing things? Yes you can! A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to email@example.com.
Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows 8.1 Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Windows 8.1 plain and simple! Follow the book's easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the most expedient way to perform tasks and solve problems in Windows 8.1. Here's WHAT You'll Learn: Personalize your Start screen in cool new ways Use apps such as Mail, People, Calendar, Skype, and Paint Surf the web, and send and receive email and messages Explore redesigned apps for Music, Video, and Windows Store Search your files, media, and the web--all at once Access your files from the cloud with Microsoft SkyDrive Here's HOW You'll Learn It Jump in wherever you need answers Follow easy steps and screenshots to see exactly what to do Get handy tips for new techniques and shortcuts Use Try This! exercises to apply what you learn right away
The smart way to learn Windows 8.1--one step at a time! Experience learning made easy--and quickly teach yourself how to navigate and use Windows 8.1. With Step by Step, you set the pace--building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Navigate with ease using the new Start screen Search your files, music, and the web--all at once Store, access, and manage data in the cloud with SkyDrive Explore improvements in Internet Explorer 11 Stay in touch using Mail, Calendar, People, and Skype Customize your computing experience with PC settings
The smart way to learn Windows® 8--one step at a time! Experience learning made easy--and quickly teach yourself how to use Windows 8. With Step by Step, you set the pace--building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Set up a home network, browse the web, and use your email Use multi-touch gestures on your touchscreen devices Manage your files with Microsoft® SkyDrive® Play music and movies, and share your photos and videos Download apps and games from the Windows Store Help secure your computer and prevent common problems
Connect your home the easy way! This straightforward book guides you through the basics of setting up a simple network for your Windows Vista-based PCs. It's loaded with easy-to-follow procedures and plenty of screen shots to help you do it yourself without the hassle. Organized for quick reference when you need it, this is the perfect resource to help you get your home network running--and keep it running smoothly! Discover how to: Set up the right network for your home--wired, wireless, remote Share and share alike: internet connections, digital media, printers, and more! Create user accounts and set parental controls for family computing with peace of mind Lock the deadbolt--set up security features to help keep your PCs healthy Set up Windows Home Server for simplified data storage, backup, and recovery Troubleshoot common issues and perform easy network maintenance
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