Windows Vista Ultimate Bible
Windows Vista Ultimate Bible
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DescriptionThe ultimate book on the ultimate Vista for gamers and digital media buffs.
If you're the ultimate gamer and multimedia fan, Windows Vista Ultimate and this information-packed book are for you. Want to launch games with a single click? Share files with your Xbox 360? Try out new audio and media tools? It's all here and then some. You'll find step-by-step tutorials, techniques, and hacks-plus in-depth discussions of games, gaming, performance tips, and much more. Whether you're a veteran Windows gearhead or just getting started, this is the book you need!
- Try out the new Aero Glass user interface and new desktop features.
- Set up your graphics card, sound card, and speakers.
- Keep Vista secure with stronger firewall and family safety settings.
- Meet the new DirectX with 32-bit floating point audio and high-speed DLLs.
- Share multimedia across a network with ease.
- Enrich your audio with crossfade, shuffle, and volume leveling.
- Get up to speed on the new Media Center and Media Player 11.
- Use the Universal Controller and WinSAT for gaming.
- Find out how to run Windows(r) XP games on Vista.
- Edit video like a pro.
Part I: Getting Started with Windows Vista Ultimate.
Chapter 1: Introducing the New Windows Operating System.
Chapter 2: Installing Windows Vista Ultimate.
Chapter 3: Navigating Windows Vista Ultimate.
Chapter 4: Basic Settings You Can’t Overlook.
Chapter 5: Customizing Vista’s Look and Feel.
Chapter 6: Games and Programs Included with Windows Vista Ultimate.
Part II: The Windows Vista Interface.
Chapter 7: Choosing an Interface.
Chapter 8: Exploring Interface Features.
Part III: Support, Stability, and Security.
Chapter 9: Getting Help.
Chapter 10: Keeping Windows Vista Stable.
Chapter 11: Keeping Windows Vista Secure.
Part IV: Networking and the Internet.
Chapter 12: Building a Home Network.
Chapter 13: Internet Applications.
Part V: Gaming and Multimedia Enhancements.
Chapter 14: Gaming and Audio Enhancements.
Chapter 15: The New DirectX.
Chapter 16: Windows Media Center.
Chapter 17: Windows Media Player 11.
Part VI: Music, Movies, Video, and Audio.
Chapter 18: Digital Music Guide.
Chapter 19: Watching Video Through Vista.
Chapter 20: Editing Video with Windows Movie Maker.
Part VII: Gaming on Windows Vista Ultimate.
Chapter 21: Introduction to Windows Vista Gaming.
Chapter 22: Installing Games (and Other Programs).
Chapter 23: Optimizing Games for Performance and Visuals.
Chapter 24: Game Options, Conventions, Controllers, and Updates.
Chapter 25: Game Compatibility Issues.
Chapter 26: Integrating Windows Vista with the Xbox 360.
Part VIII: Under the Hood: Tweaking Windows Vista.
Chapter 27: Optimizing for Gaming and Multimedia.
Chapter 28: Tweaking Windows Vista Ultimate for Peak Performance.
Appendix: Maintaining Windows Vista Ultimate.