Vista is the most radical revamping of Windows since 1995. However, along with all the fantastic improvements, there are a couple of things that likely drive you up the wall. Don’t worry, though—just join forces with author Steve Sinchak and you’ll end up feeling as though Microsoft designed Vista just for you! He shows you how to tweak logon screen settings, build custom Sidebar gadgets, personalize Aero Glass with themes and visual styles, turn your PC into an HDTV media center, fine-tune your firewall, and more.
"Why didn't they ask me before they did that?"
Vista is the most radical revamping of Windows since 1995. But along with all the fantastic improvements, there are a couple of things that drive you up the wall. Maybe you're not seeing the performance you expect. Security is better, but boy, is it annoying. And what's with that interface thing that's just in the way? Well, you can fix all that. When you and Steve Sinchak are finished, you'll think Microsoft designed Vista just for you.
How to improve the view
A few of the things you'll learn to do
1. Tweak logon screen settings
2. Build custom Sidebar gadgets
3. Personalize Aero Glass with themes and visual styles
4. Customize Internet Explorer® 7
5. Configure BIOS for maximum boot speed
6. Crank up Windows® Explorer
7. Turn your PC into an HDTV Media Center
8. Fine-tune your firewall