Configure Windows Mail in Vista

Before you start Objectives: familiarize yourself with the Windows Mail application in Windows Vista. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: mail, e-mail, windows, messages, junk, settings, server, account, options, application Windows Mail Application Windows Mail is actually an updated version of the Outlook Express. So, it is a simple e-mail and newsgroup client. When we download e-mail messages from … Read moreConfigure Windows Mail in Vista

Manage Hard Disks and File System in Vista

Before you start Objectives: learn how to manage disks in Vista. Prerequisites: you have to know what is File system. Key terms: volume, create, spanned, file, drive, space, simple, stripped, unallocated, letter Device Manager First let’s check our disks in Device Manager. Right-click on computer, select the ‘Manage’ option, and then go to Device Manager. Let’s open Disk … Read moreManage Hard Disks and File System in Vista

Configure Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) in Windows Vista

Before you start Objectives: Learn how to configure ICS in Windows Vista, and when should we use this feature. Prerequisites: you should understand what is ICS in general. Key terms: ics, network, connection, internet, private, address, configure, enable, ip, nat, select How to Enable ICS When we enable ICS in Windows, we actually configure our machine as a … Read moreConfigure Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) in Windows Vista

Connect to a Wireless Network in Vista

Before you start Objectives: learn how to connect to wireless networks, how to manage existing and how to create new wireless networks. Prerequisites: you have to have a wireless NIC installed. Key terms: network, wireless, connect, security, option, type, list, ad, click, hoc, select, wpa, icon Notification Area When trying to connect to wireless networks the first place … Read moreConnect to a Wireless Network in Vista

Configure Dial-up and VPN Connection in Vista

Before you start Objectives: learn how to create a Dial-up and a VPN connection in Vista. Prerequisites: in order to use a Dial-up we have to have a modem installed on our computer. In order to use VPN, we must have a VPN server which we will connect to. Key terms: connection, vpn, dial-up, connect, network, option, password, … Read moreConfigure Dial-up and VPN Connection in Vista

Configure TCP/IP Settings in Vista

Before you start Objectives: learn where and how can we configure TCP/IP settings in Vista Prerequisites: you should know which parameters are required for TCP/IP connection. Also, you have to know about IP addresses and MAC addresses. Key terms: configuration, server, settings, address, alternate, ip, vista, tcp, option, properties, dhcp, status Network and Sharing Center First, we will go … Read moreConfigure TCP/IP Settings in Vista

Network and Sharing Center in Vista

Before you start Objectives: learn what can you do with Network and Sharing Center in Vista. Prerequisites: no prerequisites Key terms: sharing, location, device, discovery, center, file, folder, share, media Network and Sharing Center This is a centralized location to control all aspects of networking. We can use it to check the status of network connections, connect to … Read moreNetwork and Sharing Center in Vista

Media Player and Media Center in Vista

Before you start Objectives: familiarize yourself with the look and feel of Media Player and Media Center in Vista. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: media, tv, center, player, windows, content, setup, extender, play, wmc, options Windows Media Player Windows media player allow us to download and play digital music, play audio CDs, rip music from CDs, burn audio CDs, listen … Read moreMedia Player and Media Center in Vista

Firewall in Vista

Before you start Objectives: learn where to find and how to configure Windows Firewall in Vista. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: firewall, rule, network, settings, profile, traffic, exception, allowed, user, port, advanced Default Configuration The default behavior of Windows Firewall in Vista is like XP Firewall. That means that all outbound connections are allowed and the replay traffic … Read moreFirewall in Vista

Windows Defender in Vista

Before you start Objectives: learn where to find and how to configure Windows Defender in Vista Prerequisites: you should know what is Windows Defender in general. Key terms: software, defender, scan, program, information, real time, system, spyware, alert, action, security Defender in Vista We can open Defender in Vista by going to Control Panel > Security > Windows … Read moreWindows Defender in Vista