Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out: The ultimate, in-depth troubleshooting and optimizing reference

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You’re beyond the basics, so dive right into optimizing Windows® 8—and really put your PC or tablet to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting techniques, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts keep their Windows 8 systems running smoothly—and challenge...

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Overview

You’re beyond the basics, so dive right into optimizing Windows® 8—and really put your PC or tablet to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting techniques, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts keep their Windows 8 systems running smoothly—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery.

  • Master essential Windows 8 maintenance and security features
  • Implement best practices to help prevent and combat viruses, malware, and identity theft
  • Apply quick fixes to the most common problems using expert tips and step-by-step repair guides
  • Use advanced troubleshooting techniques by understanding how Windows 8 works
  • Develop a recovery plan to restore your system and data in the event of a disaster
  • Know when to use power utilities for advanced performance, maintenance, and diagnostics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735670808
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 10/5/2012
  • Pages: 670
  • Sales rank: 615,843
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Halsey is a Microsoft MVP (Windows Expert). He has worked for many years in IT support, and is a technical beta tester for Microsoft. He is the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Features and Conventions Used In This Book

Acknowledgments

Preventing Problems

Chapter 1: Finding Your Way Around Windows 8

Chapter 2: Repairing Windows 8 in 30 Minutes or Less

Chapter 3: Preventing Problems Before They Occur

Chapter 4: Using the Basic Windows Utilities

Chapter 5: Optimizing Windows 8 Security

Chapter 6: Optimizing Backup and Restore

Chapter 7: Performing Maintenance on Windows 8

Chapter 8: Managing Users in Windows 8

Chapter 9: Managing Hardware

Chapter 10: Working in a Virtual Environment

Applying Easy Technical Fixes

Chapter 11: Dealing with Windows 8 Annoyances

Chapter 12: Managing Application Compatibility

Chapter 13: Responding to Viruses, Malware, and Other Threats

Chapter 14: Easy Ways to Repair Windows 8

Using Advanced Technical Fixes

Chapter 15: Understanding Windows 8

Chapter 16: Advanced Windows 8 Troubleshooting Tips

Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Windows 8 Problems in Your Home or Workplace

Chapter 18: Troubleshooting Windows 8 Startup

Chapter 19: Using Windows 8 Advanced Diagnostic Tools

Chapter 20: Using Advanced Repair Methods

Chapter 21: Demystifying Windows 8 Problems

Chapter 22: Utilizing Remote Help

Chapter 23: Finding More Help and Support

Chapter 24: Diagnosing Hardware Problems

Chapter 25: Troubleshooting a Windows 8 Installation

Disaster Recovery

Chapter 26: Recovering Encrypted Data

Chapter 27: Using Windows Data Recovery Tools

Chapter 28: Restoring Windows from Another PC

Chapter 29: Using Linux to Rescue Your Windows System

Chapter 30: Using Third-Party Rescue Tools and Services

Chapter 31: Working Safely with Windows 8 Encryption

Chapter 32: Applying Best Practices to Windows 8

Using Advanced Utilities

Chapter 33: Using Advanced Windows 8 Diagnostic Tools

Chapter 34: Exploring Windows 8 Firewall In-Depth

Chapter 35: Making Changes to the Registry

Appendices

Windows 8 Editions and Features by Edition

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Running Windows RT on ARM Devices

Glossary

About the Author

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