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Windows Vista Essential Training: Drivers
Hooking up your old devices to your Windows Vista PC
By Jeff Van West

In Windows Vista Essential Training, instructor Jeff Van West offers comprehensive guidance through the often-daunting task of upgrading Windows system software. After discussing Vista's many new features and demonstrating the initial installation, Jeff explains how to run older software, customize settings and the desktop, and troubleshoot along the way. The tutorials also cover the ins and outs of taking Vista on the road for portable computing, from setting up security to working with all types of media and optimizing performance.

In this video training series, instructor Jeff Van West discusses the wonderful topic of device drivers. He defines what a driver is, what it does and how it affects your system, and how your OS communicates with devices such as scanners, printers, hard drives, and DVDs. Some of the topics he discusses include how to search for drivers on the Internet if needed, and how to work in the device manager to set up your devices.




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