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Windows 8.1 for Seniors For Dummies : For Dummies - Mark Justice Hinton

Windows 8.1 for Seniors For Dummies

For Dummies


Published: 15th November 2013
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Seniors, here's what you need to get up and running on Windows 8.1

Microsoft, now a little older and wiser, is back with Windows 8.1, the revamped version that brings fresh changes and welcome improvements to the Windows 8 operating system. And now you savvy seniors can get the very most out of this easier-to-use Windows 8.1 with our friendly new guide. Using large print that makes the book easier to read plus magnified screen shots to help make Windows less intimidating, this book walks you through common tasks and show you how to get things done in fine style.

  • Helps you get to know Windows 8.1, including the basics of PC hardware, the return of the Start screen, the desktop interface, Windows 8.1 applications, customizing, and more
  • Explores how you can best use the Web, including directions on connecting to the Internet, using the e-mail app, connecting with social networks, and messaging
  • Puts the fun in the fundamentals of how to find and install new apps, work with digital photos, and play music and videos
  • Offers practical steps on troubleshooting and maintenance, connecting other devices, storing and organizing files, and backing up your computer
  • Uses straightforward explanations, minimal chit-chat, and easy-to-read large print - perfect for seniors

Work faster and smarter – and enjoy yourself, too – with Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 For Seniors For Dummies.

About the Author

Peter Weverka is a tech guru with nearly 20 years of experience as a technology author. His Office All-in-One For Dummies is the top-selling book on Microsoft Office. Mark Justice Hinton teaches classes on a variety of technology topics and maintains a tech-help blog.


well set out


got given a new computer which is great but it has windows 8 on it and it is very confusing this book is making it easier to use. being an older person the larger writing and simplenest of the book make it easy to read and understand.



Handy Guide for first time users of Windows 8.1


Takes the confusion out of the Windows 8.1 Desktop for first time users, or, anyone updating from earlier versions of Windows. Aptly named 'For Seniors".

Port Stephens


A task made easier


De-mystified Windows8 to a large extent. Could have covered a wider area of use of program.



A saver of Sanity


Windows8 was a foreign language until the Dummies edition came to hand.




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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Windows 81 7

Chapter 1: Getting in Touch with Windows 81 9

Chapter 2: Using the Start Screen and Apps 31

Chapter 3: Adjusting Windows 81 PC Settings 69

Chapter 4: Working with User Accounts 87

Chapter 5: Getting Comfortable with the Desktop 115

Part II: Windows 81 and the Web 137

Chapter 6: Finding What You Need on the Web 139

Chapter 7: E-Mailing Family and Friends 161

Chapter 8: Staying in Touch with People 181

Part III: Having Fun with Windows 81 205

Chapter 9: Installing Apps from the Microsoft Store 207

Chapter 10: Taking Photos and More 233

Chapter 11: Enjoying Music and Videos 253

Part IV: Beyond the Basics 269

Chapter 12: Maintaining Windows 81 271

Chapter 13: Connecting a Printer and Other Devices 291

Chapter 14: Organizing Your Documents 303

Chapter 15: Backing Up and Restoring Files 329

Index 347

ISBN: 9781118821497
ISBN-10: 1118821491
Series: For Dummies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 15th November 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 18.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1