The bestselling book on Windows, 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 interface 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!
Windows 8.1 For Dummies is exactly what you need to get going and be productive with the newest Windows update.
About the Author
Andy Rathbone is a top-selling tech author. His Windows For Dummies books have sold millions of copies since the first edition was published in 1992, becoming the bestselling computer books ever.
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a great investment - it saved me the expense of seeking the assistance of a computer expert to solve what seemed to me to be a serious problem.
Book was easy to read and understand. Very good information. It really is a must for all computer nerds new to Widows 8.1.
I have read Microsoft Surface for Dummies, which is based on Windows 8. It has since been upgraded to 8.1 so this book is extremely helpful and recommended to all persons with Windows 8.1 on their PCs.
Part I: Windows 8.1 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know 7
Chapter 1: What Is Windows 8.1? 9
Chapter 2: The Mysterious New Start Screen 19
Chapter 3: The Traditional Desktop 51
Chapter 4: Basic Desktop Window Mechanics 71
Chapter 5: Storage: Internal, External, and in the Sky 87
Part II: Working with Programs, Apps, and Files 117
Chapter 6: Playing with Programs, Apps, and Documents 119
Chapter 7: Finding the Lost 141
Chapter 8: Printing and Scanning Your Work 153
Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet 167
Chapter 9: Cruising the Web 169
Chapter 10: Being Social: Mail, People, and Calendar 193
Chapter 11: Safe Computing 213
Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows 8.1 227
Chapter 12: Customizing Windows with the Control Panels 229
Chapter 13: Keeping Windows from Breaking257
Chapter 14: Sharing One Computer with Several People 269
Chapter 15: Connecting Computers with a Network 281
Part V: Music, Photos, and Movies 293
Chapter 16: Playing and Copying Music 295
Chapter 17: Fiddling with Photos (and Movies) 317
Part VI: Help! 335
Chapter 18: The Case of the Broken Window337
Chapter 19: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute 353
Chapter 20: Moving from an Old PC to a New Windows 8.1 PC 363
Chapter 21: Help on the Windows Help System 369
Part VII: The Part of Tens 377
Chapter 22: Ten Things You’ll Hate about Windows 8.1 (And How to Fix Them) 379
Chapter 23: Ten or So Tips for Tablet and Laptop Owners 389
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 27th September 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 18.6 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1