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Using Windows 8.1: Return of the Start Button

Book Description

Using Windows 8.1 is the essential step by step guide to using a computer running Windows 8, providing a complete resource for both the beginner and the enthusiast.

Techniques are illustrated in step-by-step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field, provide a comprehensive guide to Windows.

Whether you have just bought your first computer, laptop or are a keen computer user who has just upgraded to Windows 8, this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to use a computer like a pro.

What you'll learn

  • Setting up your computer,

  • Navigating around the windows 8 interface

  • A tour of Windows 8's features, menus and utilities

  • Transferring your files from your old machine

  • Keeping your machine safe from viruses

  • Backing up your important data so it doesn't get lost

  • Antivirus and internet safety

  • Watching videos, listening to music

  • Keeping appointments with calendar

  • New features in Windows 8.1

  • Daily common tasks you can do with Windows 8

  • Organizing your favourite music into playlists, onto your iPod or burning a CD to play in the car.

  • Storing, organizing and manipulating your precious photos into albums or slideshows to show to friends or make precious memories.

  • And more...

Who this book is for

This book is for those users new to Windows 8.1, coming from Windows 8, Windows 7 or even new to Windows altogether.