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Easy Windows 8

Easy Windows 8

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by Mark Edward Soper

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See it done. do it yourself.


It’s that Easy! Easy Windows 8 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 8. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows. No need to feel intimidated; we&rsquo


See it done. do it yourself.


It’s that Easy! Easy Windows 8 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 8. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows. No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.



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Learn how to…

• Use the new Windows Start screen, tiles, and touch interface

• Connect with everyone you care about, through Windows 8’s free apps

• Speed web browsing with new Internet Explorer 10 tools and tips

• Enjoy and organize all your music, videos, and photos

• Get free apps at the new Windows Store

• Share what you want to share—and nothing else

• Network your home safely, reliably, and painlessly

• Play free Windows 8 games and connect to your Xbox 360

• Fix problems and keep your computer running fast


Category: Windows Operating System

Covers: Windows 8

User Level: Beginner


The Least You Need to Know

Windows 8’s new tile-based interface and improved desktop provide a great balance of easy

access to media and news and robust system management. To discover some of the most useful

features included in Windows 8, see the suggestions below.


Start Screen with Live Tiles

Windows 8’s new Start screen puts you just a click away from your favorite media, web browsing, games, messaging, and more. Live tiles display current weather, top news headlines,

your favorite photos, and more. Whether you use a mouse, touchpad, or touch screen, Start screen makes work and play easier.


Instant, Intelligent Search

Want to find an app, setting, or file? Just start typing. Windows 8 instantly displays the results. Click Apps, Settings, or Files to filter the results.


The Windows Store Is Open for Business

Get free and paid apps made especially for Windows 8 from the Windows Store online. Easy updates and reinstallation as needed.


Supercharged File Management

The new File Explorer makes file management easier than ever before. It runs from the Windows desktop and includes enhanced file copy/move and new pinned location features.


Easy File Protection with File History

The new File History feature makes it easy to back up your files and restore a file if it’s lost, damaged, or replaced by a different version.



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Meet the Author

Mark Edward Soper has been using Microsoft Windows ever since version 1.0, and since 1992, he has taught thousands of computer troubleshooting and network students across the country how to use Windows as part of their work and everyday lives. Mark is the author of Easy Microsoft Windows 7, Teach Yourself Windows 7 in 10 Minutes, and Using Microsoft Windows Live. Mark also has contributed to Que’s Special Edition Using series on Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows Vista; Easy Windows Vista; Windows 7 in Depth, and has written two books about Windows Vista, including Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed and Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center.


When he’s not teaching, learning, or writing about Microsoft Windows, Mark stays busy with many other technology-related activities. He is a longtime contributor to Upgrading and Repairing PCs, working on the 11th through 18th and 20th editions. Mark has co-authored Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition, written several books on CompTIA A+ Certification (including two titles covering the new 2012 exams), and written two books about digital photography, Easy Digital Cameras and The Shot Doctor: The Amateur’s Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos. Mark also has become a video content provider for Que Publishing and InformIT and has posted many blog entries and articles at InformIT.com, MaximumPC.com, and other websites. He also teaches digital photography, digital imaging, and Microsoft Office for Ivy Tech Corporate College’s southwest Indiana campus in Evansville, Indiana.

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Easy Windows 8 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
seniorbob More than 1 year ago
After trying to figure out Windows 8 for 2 days, I decided to purchase some help. This book is well written and after 30 minutes I was able to navigate my new computer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't had a lot of time to really sit with this book since its arrival, however, flipping through the pages to spot specific situations has brought helpful tips for myself & my 89 year old dad. I liked the layout & presentation so much I bought another in-store for him.
h3guy More than 1 year ago
I bought the book for my 68 year old Dad, who just bought a computer with Windows 8. He said the book was very easy to understand, because the visual format of the book was perfect for him to compare to the computer screen. Each topic used simple steps that related to corresponding pictures in the book and the computer screen. I highly recommend this book for those that are beginners to computers and Windows 8. Unfortunately, Barnes and Noble did not ship the book via the express delivery method that was promised. They shipped it ground. The book was to be delivered in 3 days, but it took over a week. I sent an Email to their customer service and their Email response stated they would replace the item. Obviously, by that response, they did not read what my issue was. It only showed that their concern was not genuine, as their corrective action would not fix my issue. My problem was with the delivery method, not the product. I sent a second Email to customer service telling that I do not think they understood my issue. That was several weeks ago and I have not had a response back from them yet. I highly recommend this book, but I highly recommend you buy it from Amazon or anywhere other than Barnes and Noble!!!