Windows 8 For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

A lot is new in Windows 8! This quick guide gets you up and running right away

New and experienced Windows users alike will need help navigating the features that set Windows 8 apart from previous versions. Let this quick-and-easy guide show you around the Start screen, introduce you to the Charms bar, and help you set up your Microsoft account. Then you can install apps, add social accounts, browse the web, ...

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Overview

A lot is new in Windows 8! This quick guide gets you up and running right away

New and experienced Windows users alike will need help navigating the features that set Windows 8 apart from previous versions. Let this quick-and-easy guide show you around the Start screen, introduce you to the Charms bar, and help you set up your Microsoft account. Then you can install apps, add social accounts, browse the web, and more.

  • It's different — learn to use the Start screen, launch programs, customize Windows 8, and find the old desktop
  • Work with the apps — install and update apps, locate missing ones, and identify which apps are presently running
  • Get social — add your social networking and e-mail accounts for quick access
  • Stay safe — create user accounts and keep your personal files private
  • Make it your own — customize Windows 8 with your own photos

Open the book and find:

  • Why Windows 8 looks and acts differently than previous versions
  • Where to find the classic desktop interface
  • Why you should password-protect your user account
  • How to add or remove Start screen items
  • Tips on locating an app that's AWOL
  • Advice on updating apps
  • Ten tips for troubleshooting common problems

Learn to:

  • Navigate and customize the Start screen
  • Create user accounts and set passwords
  • Use Windows 8 applications for e-mail and photos
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118238714
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Pocket Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 56,252
  • File size: 12 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Andy Rathbone is an expert on PC operation and repair, home theater and entertainment technologies, and tablet computing. In addition to all editions of Windows For Dummies, he is the author of Upgrading & Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies and Motorola XOOM For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    First one

    This is a vey helpful book i love it good job windows 8

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Short Version

    I must have missed the word abridged when I bought this book. It did help, but within minutes I was looking for info that wasn't in this version. If you're going to buy the title, get the full version. Wishing I could return this one.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 23, 2014

    Why

    Why doesnt anyone write actual reviews?

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    Posted November 9, 2013

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    Posted August 4, 2013

    Forest

    This week?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Trying it out

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Forest

    I like number five the most... I also love number one.

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    Posted January 4, 2013

    rufus

    just the right size good $$$ easy to read and understand

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Good but lacks information about Apache Office 3.

    Good but lacks information about Apache Office 3.

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