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Windows 8.1 Bible leaves no stone unturned when examining this important Windows update. It provides coverage above and beyond all ...
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Overview

Windows 8.1 Bible leaves no stone unturned when examining this important Windows update. It provides coverage above and beyond all competitors. Parts cover:

Part I: Getting Started, Getting Secure
Part II: Security and Updates
Part III: Personalizing Windows 8
Part IV: Beyond the Desktop
Part V: Pictures, Music, and Movies
Part VI: Managing Your Content
Part VII: Printing, Faxing, and Scanning
Part VIII: Installing and Removing Programs
Part IX: Hardware and Performance Tuning
Part X: Networking and Sharing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118835319
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/10/2014
  • Series: Bible Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 984
  • Sales rank: 187,142
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

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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