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The definitive guide to Windows 8.1

Created for professional Windows users and Windows enthusiasts alike, this deep reference guide goes above and beyond any other reference guide available on the world’s most popular operating system. With nearly 1,000 pages of detailed content, this book covers a wide range of subjects, including getting started with Windows 8.1, security considerations, system updates, personalizing the OS, managing content and media, program ...

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Overview

The definitive guide to Windows 8.1

Created for professional Windows users and Windows enthusiasts alike, this deep reference guide goes above and beyond any other reference guide available on the world’s most popular operating system. With nearly 1,000 pages of detailed content, this book covers a wide range of subjects, including getting started with Windows 8.1, security considerations, system updates, personalizing the OS, managing content and media, program installs/uninstalls, hardware and performance tuning, and network sharing. This is the only Windows book you’ll need in your reference library.

  • Get started with Windows 8.1 with in-depth analysis of new features
  • Tour the new functionality, including touchscreen integration
  • Harness the power of the latest OS innovations from Microsoft
  • Get the scoop on the return of the Start button and other changes directly from Microsoft insiders
  • Increase your productivity with Windows 8 apps
  • Leverage greater customization of the interface and boot operations
  • Create and manage documents, pictures, music, movies, and more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118835180
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/5/2014
  • Series: Bible
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1152
  • Sales rank: 348,046
  • File size: 35 MB
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Meet the Author

Jim Boyce is a Sr. Technical Account Manager at Microsoft. He has authored over 50 books on topics including Windows, Windows Server, Office applications, and programming.

Jeffrey Shapiro has published more than 12 books on network administration and software development.

Rob Tidrow has authored or co-authored over 30 books on topics including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Windows 2003 Server, and Microsoft Internet Information Server.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xxxv

Part I: Getting Started, Getting Secure 1

Chapter 1: What's New in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 3

Chapter 2: Navigating the Windows 8.1 Interface 23

Chapter 3: Getting Around the Windows Desktop 41

Chapter 4: Sharing and Securing with User Accounts 77

Chapter 5: Using Windows 8.1 Family Safety 117

Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Startup Problems 135

Part II: Personalizing Windows 8.1 145

Chapter 7: Protecting Yourself with Windows Firewall 147

Chapter 8: Automatic Updates as Security 163

Chapter 9: Personalizing the Windows 8.1 Interface 173

Chapter 10: Personalizing the Desktop 183

Chapter 11: Customizing Startup Options 223

Part III: Beyond the Desktop 245

Chapter 12: Windows 8.1 and Windows Live 247

Chapter 13: Social Networking with Windows 8.1259

Chapter 14: Using Computers Remotely 271

Chapter 15: Managing Names and Addresses 293

Chapter 16: Working in the Cloud 307

Part IV: Pictures, Music, and Movies 319

Chapter 17: Working with Pictures 321

Chapter 18: Making Music with Media Player 367

Chapter 19: Working with Videos and Photos 421

Part V: Managing Your Content 435

Chapter 20: Understanding Drives, Folders, and Files 437

Chapter 21: Managing Files and Folders 497

Chapter 22: Searching for Files and Messages on Your Computer 531

Chapter 23: Metadata and Power Searches 549

Chapter 24: Protecting Your Files 575

Part VI: Printing and Managing Printers 603

Chapter 25: Installing and Managing Printers 605

Chapter 26: Managing Print Jobs627

Part VII: Installing and Removing Programs 641

Chapter 27: Adding and Managing Windows 8.1 Applications 643

Chapter 28: Installing and Upgrading Legacy Programs 653

Chapter 29: Getting Older Programs to Run 665

Chapter 30: Repairing and Removing Programs 679

Chapter 31: Setting Default Programs 687

Chapter 32: Managing Programs and Processes 703

Chapter 33: Troubleshooting Software Problems 725

Part VIII: Hardware and Performance Tuning 739

Chapter 34: Installing and Removing Hardware 741

Chapter 35: Using Wireless Bluetooth Devices 769

Chapter 36: Performance-Tuning Your System 789

Chapter 37: Troubleshooting Hardware and Performance 825

Part IX: Networking and Sharing 835

Chapter 38: Creating a Home Network 837

Chapter 39: Sharing Resources on a Network 855

Chapter 40: Using Shared Resources 873

Part X: Appendixes 889

Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows 8.1 891

Appendix B: Installing Windows 8.1 on a New System 895

Appendix C: Universal Shortcut Keys 901

Appendix D: Windows 8.1 Touch Gestures 911

Index 913

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