Windows 8.1 For Dummies

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432 pages

Book Description

The bestselling book on , now updated for the new 8.1 features

Microsoft has fine-tuned Windows 8 with some important new features, and veteran author Andy Rathbone explains every one in this all-new edition of a long-time bestseller. Whether you're using Windows for the first time, upgrading from an older version, or just moving from Windows 8 to 8.1, here's what you need to know. Learn about the dual interfaces, the new Start button, how to customize the and boot operations, and how to work with programs and files, use the web and social media, manage music and photos, and much more. You'll even find troubleshooting tips!

  • This edition covers the upgrades in Windows 8.1, including the dual interfaces, basic mechanics, file storage, and how to get the free upgrade to Windows 8.1
  • Shows how to manipulate app tiles, give Windows the look you choose, set up boot-to-desktop capabilities, connect to a , and create user accounts
  • Covers working with programs, , and files; using the Internet and social media; new and capabilities for working with onboard and online media; and how to move files to a new PC
  • Written by Andy Rathbone, author of every edition of the bestselling Windows For Dummies

Windows 8.1 For Dummies is exactly what you need to get going and be productive with the newest Windows update.

Table of Contents

Part I: Windows 8.1 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know
Chapter 1: What Is Windows 8.1?
Chapter 2: The Mysterious New Start Screen
Chapter 3: The Traditional Desktop
Chapter 4: Basic Desktop Window Mechanics
Chapter 5: Storage: Internal, External, and in the Sky

Part II: Working with Programs, Apps, and Files
Chapter 6: Playing with Programs, Apps, and Documents
Chapter 7: Finding the Lost
Chapter 8: Printing and Scanning Your Work

Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet
Chapter 9: Cruising the Web
Chapter 10: Being Social: Mail, People, and Calendar
Chapter 11: Safe

Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows 8.1
Chapter 12: Customizing Windows with the Control Panels
Chapter 13: Keeping Windows from Breaking
Chapter 14: Sharing One with Several People
Chapter 15: Connecting Computers with a Network

Part V: Music, Photos, and Movies
Chapter 16: Playing and Copying Music
Chapter 17: Fiddling with Photos (and Movies)

Part VI: Help!
Chapter 18: The Case of the Broken Window
Chapter 19: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute
Chapter 20: Moving from an Old PC to a New Windows 8.1 PC
Chapter 21: Help on the Windows Help System

Part VII: The Part of Tens
Chapter 22: Ten Things You’ll Hate about Windows 8.1 (And How to Fix Them)
Chapter 23: Ten or So Tips for Tablet and Laptop Owners

Book Details

  • Title: Windows 8.1 For Dummies
  • Author:
  • Length: 432 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2013-10-07
  • ISBN-10: 1118821211
  • ISBN-13: 9781118821213
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  1. Wyna Grppando says

    I would like to have this book as I am a new user of windows 8.1 and need some help in getting started. It will not download on my computer.

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