Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual

Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual

by David Pogue
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Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

Windows 8.1 continues the evolution of the most radical redesign in Microsoft’s history. It combines the familiar Windows desktop with a new, touchscreen-friendly world of tiles and full-screen apps. Luckily, David Pogue is back to help you make sense of it—with humor, authority, and 500 illustrations.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • What’s new in 8.1. The update to 8.1 offers new apps, a universal Search, the return of the Start menu, and several zillion other nips and tucks.
  • New features. Storage Spaces, Windows To Go, File Histories—if Microsoft wrote it, this book covers it.
  • Security. Protect your PC from viruses, spyware, spam, sick hard drives, and out-of-control kids.
  • The network. HomeGroups, connecting from the road, mail, Web, music streaming among PCs—this book has your network covered.
  • The software. Media Center, Photo Gallery, Internet Explorer, speech recognition—this one authoritative, witty guide makes it all crystal clear. It’s the book that should have been in the box.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449371807
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 950
File size: 36 MB
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About the Author

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
k2muf More than 1 year ago
Covers every phase  of set up and operation in a detailed manor that can be followed and implimented. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My last computer was a Windows XP machine, I had no clue about 8.1 thus the manual. I'm about 30% thru it and have found it exceptionally helpful, very well written and understandable
T-CRO More than 1 year ago
I have not gotten all the way into this, mainly because I haven't had time to just sit and read and try. But I have found out a lot of good things. I had a Windows 7 and I loved it. Windows 8, I am having some trouble with. I think it is because I may just have a lemon of a computer.