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Windows 8 For Dummies

Windows 8 For Dummies

Author: Andy Rathbone
Series: For Dummies Ser.
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Description

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

Author description

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.

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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General Fields

  • : 9781118134610
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • : For Dummies
  • : August 2012
  • : 234mm X 184mm X 24mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 1012
  • : English
  • : 005.446
  • : 432
  • : Illustrations
  • : Andy Rathbone