Tv

Movies 639

Pictures + Videos 642

Music 645

Extras 650

Sports 650

Accessing Windows Media Center Away from the PC 652

Using an Xbox 360 or Media Center Extender 653

Synchronizing with Portable Devices 657

Burning a DVD Movie or Music CD 661

Summary 664

Chapter 16: Having Fun: Games and Windows 7 665

Games That Come with Windows 7 666

Using the Games Explorer 674

Customizing Games Explorer 679

Rating Your System's Performance 683

Managing Your Game Controllers and Other Game-Related Hardware 685

Installing and Playing Third-Party Games 688

Games for Windows - LIVE 691

Xbox Live on Windows? 691

The Games for Windows - LIVE Experience 693

Summary 701

Part V: Mobility__________________________________________________________________________________________________703

Chapter 17: Seven to Go: Windows 7 Mobility Features 705

Windows 7 on the Road 706

Working with the Windows 7 User Interface 707

Power Management 711

Battery Meter 711

Power Plans 713

Power Options Control Panel 716

Windows Mobility Center 725

Presentations A-Go-Go 727

Presentation Settings 727

Using a Network Projector 728

Other Mobile Features 729

Offline Files and Folders 729

Windows SideShow 731

Improved Support for Tablet PC Hardware 731

Using Windows 7 with a Netbook 732

Summary 734

Chapter 18: Using Tablet PCs and Ultra-Mobile PCs 735

A Short History of the Tablet PC 736

Using a Tablet PC 741

Configuring Tablet PC Features 741

Using the Tablet PC Input Panel 748

Flicks and Gestures 753

Password Hiding on Logon with Pen 756

Shell Changes for Tablet PC Users 756

Working with Ultra-Mobile PCs 757

Origami 1.0 758

A New Origami 758

A Tour of the UMPC Software 760

Summary 763

Chapter 19: Windows in Your Pocket—Using a Windows Mobile Smartphone 765

History of Windows Mobile 766

Windows Mobile Today 769

Windows Mobile 6.1 770

Windows Mobile 6.5 771

Windows Mobile and Windows 7 772

Managing the Device Partnership 775

Changing Device Settings 778

Windows Mobile in the Cloud: Microsoft's Mobile Web Services 781

My Phone 781

Windows Live for Windows Mobile 784

Summary 786

Part VI: Windows 7 Online_____________________________________________________________________________787

Chapter 20: Browsing the Web 789

What Happened 790

Initial Internet Explorer Configuration 791

Core Internet Explorer Usage 794

Starting Internet Explorer 794

New Link, New Window.. .or New Tab 795

Managing Downloads from the Internet 795

Edit on the Internet Explorer Toolbar 795

The Complete AutoComplete 796

Quickly Searching the Web 797

Toggling Internet Explorer between Full-Screen Mode and Restore 797

Favorites and Offline Web Pages 798

Saving Graphics from the Web to Your PC 799

Saving Complete Web Pages 799

Turning Your Favorites into a Web Page 800

Internet Explorer 8 Is Not Your Father's Web Browser 801

The Command Bar 803

Where Is It Now? 806

Internet Explorer 8 Features and Functionality 807

Playing Favorites 807

Navigating the Web with Tabs 810

Integrated, Visual Web Search 814

Working with the Internet Explorer Display 818

Printing 819

Covering Your Tracks 822

Understanding and Using RSS 825

Viewing an RSS Feed 826

Subscribing to an RSS Feed 827

Managing RSS Feeds 828

Using Web Slices 830

Using Accelerators 831

Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts 834

Summary 836

Chapter 21: Managing E-mail and Contacts 837

Introducing Windows Live Mail 838

Installing Windows Live Mail 839

Configuring Windows Mail: A Few Quick Tips for Getting Started 841

Changing Windows Mail Options Right Away 843

Windows Live Mail Basics 843

Working Online or Offline 848

Handling Multiple E-mail Accounts 848

Choosing Which Account to Send Your Messages Through 849

New Mail Notifications 850

Leaving Mail on the Server 850

Converting Mail 850

No More Identities 850

New Mail Storage 851

Security Features 852

Accessing RSS Feeds 853

Using Photo Mail 856

Managing Contacts 861

Summary 864

Chapter 22: Managing Your Schedule 865

Understanding Calendaring 866

Exploring Windows Live Calendar 868

Managing Your Schedule with Windows Live Mail 873

Understanding the Calendar Interface in Windows Live Mail 874

Understanding Calendar Lingo 875

Working with Calendars 876

Understanding Calendar Views and Navigation 878

Hiding and Viewing Calendars 880

Configuring Calendar 880

Working with Events 882

Examining Event Properties 883

Tsk, Tsk: No Tasks 886

Creating To-do's 886

Configuring To-do's 888

Sharing Calendars 890

Importing Calendars 890

Subscribing to Calendars 891

Sharing Your Own Calendars with Others 892

Printing Calendars 895

Printing from Windows Live Calendar 895

Printing from Calendar 896

Summary 897

Chapter 23: Your Life in Sync—Windows 7 and Live Services 899

Windows Live and Windows 7: What's Included 901

Going Online and Learning about Windows Live 902

Windows Live Services That Make Windows 7 Better 903

Tying It All Together: Windows Live ID 904

Windows Live Home 905

Windows Live Profile 906

Windows Live Hotmail 907

Windows Live People 912

Windows Live Calendar 913

Windows Live Photos 914

Windows Live Spaces 916

Windows Live Events 917

Windows Live SkyDrive 918

Windows Live FrameIt 919

Windows Live Groups 920

Windows Live Essentials 921

Beyond Windows Live: The Mesh 928

Live Mesh Document Sync 931

Live Mesh Remote Desktop 932

Summary 933

Part VII: Windows 7 Power User 935

Chapter 24: Keeping Your Data Safe: File and PC Backup 937

Different Backups, Different Goals 938

Data Backup 938

System Image 939

File Recovery 939

Available Backup Capabilities in Various Windows 7 Versions 940

One Tool to Rule Them All: Using Backup and Restore 940

Backing Up Documents, Pictures, and Other Data 941

Managing Backups 946

Restoring Files 948

Backing Up the Entire PC: System Image 951

Restoring the Entire PC 955

Recovering Old Versions of Data Files 957

Summary 959

Chapter 25: Troubleshooting and Recovering from Disaster 961

Using Windows Troubleshooting 962

Accessing Windows Troubleshooting 963

Configuring Windows Troubleshooting 964

Examining the Troubleshooters 965

Real-World Troubleshooting: What Happens When Something Goes Wrong 969

Getting Help with the Problem Steps Recorder 971

Using the Windows Recovery Environment 974

Looking at the Repair Tools 975

Using Startup Repair to Fix a Non-Booting PC 977

Using System Restore to Repair Windows 977

Summary 981

Chapter 26: IT Pro: Windows 7 at Work 983

Windows 7 for the Enterprise 984

Search Federation and Enterprise Search Scopes 986

VPN Reconnect and DirectAccess 986

BranchCache 987

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 988

AppLocker 989

Business Features (Almost) Anyone Can Use 990

BitLocker 990

BitLocker To Go 992

Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode 999

Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) Mounting 1001

Windows PowerShell 2.0 1003

Summary 1009

Index 1011

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