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Windows Vista Guide

Windows Vista LogoWindows Vista is an operating system released by Microsoft in 2007 as the successor to Windows XP. It features a heavily redesigned user interface called Aero, improved searching capabilities, improved security, new networking tools, and an improved version of DirectX. Vista comes in a variety of versions including Home Basic, Home Premium, Business and Ultimate. Vista was succeeded by Windows 7 in 2009.

This Windows Vista guide explains some of the new features that were available in Vista, how to install and use it, how to fix some of the common problems that you may experience, and how to setup networking.

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