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Windows 8.1 All-in-one For Dummies : For Dummies (Computer/Tech) - Woody Leonhard

Windows 8.1 All-in-one For Dummies

For Dummies (Computer/Tech)

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Ten minibooks in one get you thoroughly caught up on Windows 8.1!

With new improvements and changes, Windows 8.1 offers a refreshed user interface, better integration between the new and traditional Windows interfaces, and more. This updated top-selling guide is what you need to get up to speed on everything Windows 8.1. Nine minibooks in one cover such essential topics as navigating the new Start Screen, understanding Windows 8.1 apps, securing Windows 8.1, and much more. Take the guesswork out of Windows 8.1 from day one with this complete, all-in-one resource.

  • Helps you get up to speed on the Windows 8.1 operating system, including its Start Screen, which is a feature sure to please traditional Windows users
  • Provides top-notch guidance from trusted and well-known Windows expert and author Woody Leonhard
  • Covers Windows 8.1 inside and out, including how to customize the Start screen, manage apps, and control privacy
  • Delves into core Windows 8.1 apps such as e-mail, people, and SkyDrive
  • Shows you how to connect online, add hardware, back up and update, and secure Windows 8.1
Discover new improvements, old favorites, and everything in between with Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies.

About the Author

Woody Leonhard is an award-winning technology author and columnist with over two decades of experience covering Microsoft Windows. He's currently a Senior Editor for the Windows Secrets newsletter and a frequent contributor to InfoWorld.

Introduction 1

Book I: Starting Windows 8.1 9

Chapter 1: Windows 8.1 4 N00bs 11

Chapter 2: Windows 8.1 for the Experienced 41

Chapter 3: Which Version? 57

Chapter 4: Upgrades and Clean Installs 65

Book II: Personalizing Windows 8.1 83

Chapter 1: Getting Around Windows 8.1 85

Chapter 2: Changing the Lock and Logon Screens 103

Chapter 3: Working with Charms and Notifi cations 115

Chapter 4: Controlling Users 129

Chapter 5: Microsoft Account: To Sync or Not to Sync? 147

Chapter 6: Privacy Control 159

Book III: Navigating the Start Screen 171

Chapter 1: Controlling the Start Screen 173

Chapter 2: Searching in and with the Start Screen 197

Chapter 3: Sharing Among Tiled Apps 209

Chapter 4: Settings, Settings, More Settings, and Devices 219

Chapter 5: Taking Control of the Windows Store 229

Book IV: Maximizing Tiled Windows 8.1 Apps 241

Chapter 1: Running Metro Internet Explorer 243

Chapter 2: Using Metro Mail, People, and Calendar Apps 259

Chapter 3: The Windows 8.1 Photos App 287

Chapter 4: Xbox Music and Video 301

Book V: Connecting Online with Tiled Apps 315

Chapter 1: Using SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 317

Chapter 2: Using Skype in Windows 8.1 335

Chapter 3: Getting Started with Facebook 349

Chapter 4: Getting Started with Twitter 365

Chapter 5: Bing News, Finance, Travel, Sports, Fitness, and Food 377

Chapter 6: Games, Games, and Games 401

Book VI: Working on the Desktop 413

Chapter 1: Running the Desktop from Start to Finish 415

Chapter 2: Personalizing the Desktop 447

Chapter 3: Metro Mods for Desktop Users 471

Chapter 4: Maintaining Your System 489

Chapter 5: Using Windows (Live) Essentials 505

Chapter 6: Choosing and Using a Desktop Web Browser 533

Chapter 7: Music on the Desktop 573

Book VII: Controlling Your System 611

Chapter 1: Controlling Control Panel 613

Chapter 2: Troubleshooting and Getting Help 635

Chapter 3: Working with Libraries 661

Chapter 4: Storing in Storage Spaces 673

Chapter 5: Getting the Most from HomeGroups 681

Chapter 6: Running the Built-In Desktop Applications 701

Chapter 7: Working with Printers 713

Book VIII: Maintaining Windows 8.1 727

Chapter 1: File History, Backup, Data Restore, and Sync 729

Chapter 2: A Fresh Start: Restore and Reset 745

Chapter 3: Using and Avoiding Windows Update 761

Chapter 4: Monitoring Windows 783

Chapter 5: Using System Tools 801

Book IX: Securing Windows 8.1 819

Chapter 1: Spies, Spams, Scams - They’re Out to Get You 821

Chapter 2: Fighting Viri and Scum 853

Chapter 3: Running Built-In Security Programs 867

Chapter 4: Top Security Helpers 889

Book X: Enhancing Windows 8.1 903

Chapter 1: Using Your iPad and iPhone with Windows 8.1 905

Chapter 2: Kindle, Android, and Windows 8.1 925

Chapter 3: Getting Started with Gmail, Google Apps, and Drive 939

Chapter 4: Using Hotmail and Outlook.com 955

Chapter 5: Best Free Windows Add-Ons 967

Index 979

ISBN: 9781118820872
ISBN-10: 1118820878
Series: For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1056
Published: 15th November 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 18.8  x 4.7
Edition Number: 1