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Using Windows® 8

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 USING Windows 8

Make Windows® 8 do what you want it to do, and discover everything Windows can do for the first time! Using Windows® 8  is the fastest, easiest way to master Microsoft’s radically new version of  Windows. Don’t just read about Windows 8—see it and hear it with step-by-step screencasts and expert audio tips.

Show Me video walks through tasks you’ve just got to see

Tell Me More audio delivers insights straight from the experts

J. Peter Bruzzese, Microsoft MVP, MCT, and MCITP, is the co-founder of ClipTraining.com and an internationally published author with more than a dozen titles to his credit.

Nick Saccomanno, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), develops Microsoft
Windows and Office-based content for ClipTraining.com.

Wayne Dipchan, MCSE, MCDBA, MCT, and senior Wintel SA/SE, is the owner of AriLex Technologies LLC and is the co-author of Windows Server 2008 How To.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Media Table of Contents
  4. Table of Contents
  5. About the Authors
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. Introduction
    1. Using This Book
    2. About the Using Web Edition
  11. 1. What’s New in Windows 8
    1. A New User Interface
    2. A New Start Screen
    3. A New Windows Desktop
    4. Windows Apps
    5. A New Windows Store
    6. A Tablet-Friendly OS
    7. Ribbons Everywhere
    8. Windows Essentials 2012
    9. Cloud Focused
    10. Internet Explorer 10
    11. Networking Enhancements
    12. Security Enhancements
    13. Improved OS Features
    14. Administrative Feature Improvements
  12. 2. Navigating the Windows 8 User Interface
    1. Logging In to Windows
    2. Understanding Charms
    3. Windows 8 Start Screen
    4. Using the Desktop
    5. Touch Navigation
    6. Keyboard Shortcuts
  13. 3. System Setup and Personalization
    1. System Setup Configuration Options
    2. Customizing Your System
    3. Tile Customizations
    4. Additional Personalization through PC Settings
    5. Windows Desktop Personalization
  14. 4. Mail, Photos, Video, and Music
    1. Using the Mail App
    2. Using the Photos App
    3. Using the Xbox Video App
    4. Using the Xbox Music App
  15. 5. Additional Windows 8 Features
    1. Windows Store
    2. SkyDrive
    3. Weather
    4. Using the News App
    5. Additional Apps
  16. 6. Internet Explorer 10
    1. The Two Sides of Internet Explorer 10
    2. Using the Internet Explorer 10 App
    3. Using the Desktop Version of Internet Explorer 10
    4. Understanding Internet Explorer 10 Security Features
  17. 7. Home Networking
    1. An Introduction on Home Networking
    2. Connecting to a Network
    3. HomeGroups
    4. The Network and Sharing Center
    5. Configuring Your TCP/IP Settings
  18. 8. Domain Networking
    1. Domain Networking
    2. Looking at DirectAccess and BranchCache
    3. AppLocker
    4. Local Group Policy Settings
    5. Remote Desktop Connections
    6. RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
  19. 9. Using Security Features in Windows 8
    1. An Overview of New Security Features
    2. The Action Center
    3. Windows SmartScreen
    4. User Account Control (UAC)
    5. Windows Defender
    6. Windows Firewall
    7. BitLocker Encryption
    8. Password Protection and Account Settings
    9. Family Safety
  20. 10. System Configuration Settings
    1. Windows 8 Should Work For You
    2. Using the Control Panel Items
  21. 11. Performance and Monitoring Tools
    1. Performance Information and Tools
    2. The Reliability Monitor
    3. The Resource Monitor
    4. Working with the Performance Monitor
  22. 12. Managing and Troubleshooting
    1. Using Administrative Tools
    2. Tools You Might Never Use
    3. Working with Computer Management
    4. Task Scheduler
    5. Event Viewer
    6. Shared Folders, Local Users, and Groups
    7. Device Manager
    8. Disk Management
    9. Services
    10. Task Manager
    11. System Recovery
    12. Troubleshooting Items
  23. Index
  24. Ad Pages