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Windows 8 For Dummies - Andy Rathbone

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The bestselling tech book of all time, now updated for Windows 8

Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8. Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more.

  • Combined editions of this book, all by Microsoft MVP Andy Rathbone, have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, making Windows For Dummies the #1 bestselling technology book of all time
  • Covers all the basics of using Windows 8--core desktop components, managing files and folders, saving files, using Windows search, printing, and working in the cloud
  • Shows how to get online, set up and use e-mail, use the latest version of Internet Explorer, set up security and virus protection, add music to the media player, organize photos, and edit media
  • Includes coverage on using Windows 8's new ''Metro'' interface on both a desktop computer and a touchscreen device

Windows 8 For Dummies has what all Windows newbies need to know as well as complete coverage of the new version's bells and whistles.

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      Introduction  1

      Part I: Windows 8 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know  9

      Chapter 1: What Is Windows 8? 11

      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 139

      Chapter 8: Printing Your Work 153

      Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet  167

      Chapter 9: Cruising the Web 169

      Chapter 10: Being Social: Mail, People, Calendar, and Messaging 191

      Chapter 11: Safe Computing 215

      Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows 8  227

      Chapter 12: Customizing Windows 8 with the Control Panel 229

      Chapter 13: Keeping Windows from Breaking 255

      Chapter 14: Sharing One Computer with Several People 269

      Chapter 15: Connecting Computers with a Network 285

      Part V: Music, Photos, and Movies  299

      Chapter 16: Playing and Copying Music in Media Player 301

      Chapter 17: Fiddling with Photos (and Movies) 323

      Part VI: Help!  341

      Chapter 18: The Case of the Broken Window 343

      Chapter 19: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute 359

      Chapter 20: Moving from an Old PC to a New Windows 8 PC 369

      Chapter 21: Help on the Windows 8 Help System 377

      Part VII: The Part of Tens  383

      Chapter 22: Ten Things You’ll Hate about Windows 8 (and How to Fix Them) 385

      Chapter 23: Ten or So Tips for Touchscreen Owners 393

      Index  399

      ISBN: 9781118134610
      ISBN-10: 1118134613
      Series: For Dummies
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 432
      Published: 14th September 2012
      Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.8  x 2.08
      Weight (kg): 0.71