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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Bible

Book Description

Your all-inclusive guide to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

Windows 10 Bible, Anniversary Update presents the ultimate reference for enterprise and professional Windows 10 Anniversary Update users. From setup and settings to networking and the daily workflow, this book provides expert guidance on all aspects of the OS. Read from beginning to end for a comprehensive tour of all of the nooks and crannies, or dip in as needed to find quick answers to your most pressing issues—formatted as a reference divided into mini-tutorials, this guide delves deep into the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to walk you through every inch of functionality. Personalize your settings, desktop, and security to augment the way you work; configure Windows 10 for enterprise with remote access, groups, and Hyper-V; set up a private network for two or 20 computers, and manage security to keep your content safe—everything you need to know is explained here.

This book provides clear, authoritative guidance toward every aspect of the old and new to help you take advantage of everything Windows 10 Anniversary Update has to offer.

  • Customize your Windows 10 Anniversary Update experience
  • Install and remove hardware and software
  • Set up your network and configure security
  • Manage content, connect to printers, and troubleshoot issues

Clear your to-do list faster than ever with Cortana voice commands, Windows Ink, Windows Hello, and a cross-platform capability that allows you to integrate a range of platforms including tablets, phones, Raspberry Pi, and even Xbox. Even if you're an experienced user, you're probably missing out on some very cool features—let the Windows 10 Bible, Anniversary Update fill the gaps and take your Windows 10 experience to the next level.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Introduction
    1. Who This Book Is For
    2. How to Use This Book
  4. Part I: Getting Started
    1. Chapter 1: What's New in Windows 10
      1. New Platforms and Devices
      2. The Windows 10 Interface
      3. Web Browsing
      4. Cortana
      5. Office Universal Apps
      6. The Windows Store
      7. Windows 10 Anniversary Edition Update
      8. Wrapping Up
    2. Chapter 2: Navigating The Windows 10 Interface
      1. Introducing the Windows 10 Interface
      2. Working with Gestures and Mouse Actions
      3. Using the Start Menu
      4. Using the Action Center
      5. Working with Windows 10 Apps
      6. Getting to the Desktop
      7. Using the Taskbar
      8. Wrapping Up
    3. Chapter 3: Getting around the Windows Desktop
      1. Logging In
      2. Windows Start Menu
      3. Using the Windows Desktop
      4. Using Jump Lists
      5. Running Programs and Apps
      6. Closing a Program
      7. Using the Notification Area
      8. Using Multiple Virtual Desktops
      9. Logging Off, Shutting Down
      10. Wrapping Up
    4. Chapter 4: Sharing and Securing with User Accounts
      1. Logging In and Out of User Accounts
      2. Sign-in Options
      3. Creating Strong Passwords
      4. Picture Passwords
      5. Types of User Accounts
      6. Creating and Managing User Accounts
      7. Deleting User Accounts
      8. Using User Accounts
      9. Creating and Using Password Reset Disks
      10. Running Programs as Administrator
      11. Add the Built-in Administrator Account to the Login Screen
      12. Advanced Security Tools
      13. Using Credential Manager
      14. Managing Profile Properties and Environment Variables
      15. Wrapping Up
    5. Chapter 5: Troubleshooting Startup Problems
      1. The Computer Doesn't Start
      2. Computer Takes Too Long to Start
      3. Programs Won't Start
      4. Wrapping Up
  5. Part II: Personalizing Windows 10
    1. Chapter 6: Protecting Yourself with Windows Firewall
      1. How Firewalls Work
      2. Security and Maintenance
      3. Making Exceptions to Firewall Protection
      4. Advanced Firewall Configuration
      5. Wrapping Up
    2. Chapter 7: Automatic Updates as Security
      1. Understanding Automatic Updates
      2. Enabling Automatic Updates
      3. Managing Updates
      4. Thwarting Exploits with Data Execution Prevention
      5. Wrapping Up
    3. Chapter 8: Personalizing the Windows 10 Interface
      1. Customizing the Start Screen
      2. Customizing the Lock Screen
      3. Changing Your Account Picture
      4. Wrapping Up
    4. Chapter 9: Personalizing the Desktop
      1. Using the Personalization Page
      2. Personalizing the Keyboard
      3. Customizing the Taskbar
      4. Customizing the Notification Area
      5. Wrapping Up
    5. Chapter 10: Customizing Startup Options
      1. First Things First
      2. Starting Programs Automatically
      3. Using the System Configuration Tool to Control Startup
      4. Services Snap-In
      5. Bypassing the Login Page
      6. Troubleshooting Startup
      7. Wrapping Up
  6. Part III: Windows 10 for the Enterprise
    1. Chapter 11: Setting Up Windows 10 Hyper-V
      1. Understanding Windows 10 Hyper-V
      2. Understanding Hyper-V System Requirements
      3. Preparing Windows 10 Computers for Hyper-V
      4. Enabling Hyper-V on Windows 10
      5. Wrapping Up
    2. Chapter 12: Configuring Windows 10 Hyper-V
      1. Running Hyper-V
      2. Specify a Virtual Machine Server
      3. Creating Virtual Switches
      4. Creating a Virtual Machine
      5. Wrapping Up
    3. Chapter 13: Using Computers Remotely
      1. Using Remote Assistance
      2. Using the Remote Desktop App
      3. Using Classic Remote Desktop
      4. Wrapping Up
    4. Chapter 14: Managing Windows 10 Hyper-V in an Enterprise
      1. Understanding Hyper-V in Enterprises
      2. Migrating Virtual Machines
      3. Upgrading Virtual Machine Configurations
      4. Understanding Hyper-V Checkpoints
      5. Exporting Virtual Machines
      6. Importing Virtual Machines
      7. Wrapping Up
    5. Chapter 15: Working in the Cloud and with Azure
      1. Understanding the Cloud
      2. Setting Up a OneDrive Account
      3. Accessing OneDrive Files
      4. Using OneDrive
      5. Using OneDrive
      6. Wrapping Up
  7. Part IV: Managing Your Content
    1. Chapter 16: Searching for Files and Messages on Your Computer
      1. Basics of Searching
      2. How Searching Works
      3. Quick Searches
      4. Searching Folders and Views
      5. Wrapping Up
    2. Chapter 17: Using Cortana for Searching
      1. Understanding Cortana
      2. Setting Up Cortana
      3. Using Cortana
      4. Modifying Cortana
      5. Using Cortana on Mobile Devices
      6. Wrapping Up
    3. Chapter 18: Metadata and Power Searches
      1. Working with File Properties
      2. Setting Properties When You Save
      3. Personalizing Searches
      4. Managing the Search Index
      5. Power Searches
      6. Wrapping Up
    4. Chapter 19: Protecting Your Files
      1. Simple File Backups
      2. Using File History
      3. Starting File History
      4. Backing Up to a Network Location
      5. Excluding Folders during Backups
      6. Setting the File History Advanced Option
      7. Restoring Files from a Backup
      8. Using System Protection
      9. Using BitLocker Drive Encryption
      10. Performing a System Image Backup
      11. Wrapping Up
  8. Part V: Printing and Managing Printers
    1. Chapter 20: Installing and Managing Printers
      1. Printer Properties versus Printing Properties
      2. Adding a Printer with the Devices Tool
      3. Opening the Devices and Printers Folder
      4. Installing a New Printer
      5. Managing Printer Drivers
      6. Setting Default Printing Preferences
      7. Setting Printer Properties
      8. Wrapping Up
    2. Chapter 21: Managing Print Jobs
      1. How Printing Works
      2. Managing Print Jobs
      3. Solving Common Printer Problems
      4. Printing Offline
      5. Creating XPS Documents
      6. Wrapping Up
  9. Part VI: Installing and Removing Programs
    1. Chapter 22: Adding and Managing Windows 10 Applications
      1. Using the Windows Store
      2. Updating Apps
      3. Removing Apps
      4. Wrapping Up
    2. Chapter 23: Installing and Upgrading Legacy Programs
      1. Playing It Safe with Program Installations
      2. Updates Versus Upgrades
      3. Installing and Upgrading from a Disk
      4. Common Installation Prompts
      5. The End User License Agreement
      6. Wrapping Up
    3. Chapter 24: Getting Older Programs to Run
      1. Understanding Program Types
      2. Installing Incompatible Programs
      3. Using the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter
      4. Quick-and-Dirty Program Compatibility
      5. Using DOS Commands in Windows 10
      6. Wrapping Up
    4. Chapter 25: Repairing and Removing Programs
      1. Changing and Repairing Programs
      2. Uninstalling Programs
      3. Unpinning from Start
      4. Dealing with stuck programs
      5. Turning Windows Features On and Off
      6. Wrapping Up
    5. Chapter 26: Setting Default Programs
      1. Setting Default Programs for Files
      2. Using the Default Programs Page
      3. Wrapping Up
    6. Chapter 27: Managing Programs and Processes
      1. Getting to Know Task Manager
      2. Not Responding? Task Manager to the Rescue
      3. Monitoring Performance with Task Manager
      4. Managing Processes with Task Manager
      5. Wrapping Up
    7. Chapter 28: Troubleshooting Software Problems
      1. Troubleshooting Installations
      2. Troubleshooting Programs
      3. Researching Application Errors
      4. Editing the Registry
      5. Troubleshooting Tips
      6. Wrapping Up
  10. Part VII: Hardware and Performance Tuning
    1. Chapter 29: Installing and Removing Hardware
      1. Hardware, Firmware, and Software Demystified
      2. A Few Words about Device Drivers
      3. Using Hot-Pluggable Devices
      4. Not-So-Hot-Pluggable Devices
      5. Removing Hardware
      6. Updating Drivers
      7. Dealing with Devices That Prevent Windows 10 from Starting
      8. Wrapping Up
    2. Chapter 30: Using Wireless Bluetooth Devices
      1. The World of Bluetooth
      2. Configuring Your Bluetooth Adapter
      3. Adding Bluetooth-Enabled Devices
      4. Wrapping Up
    3. Chapter 31: Performance-Tuning Your System
      1. Getting to Know Your System
      2. Maximizing CPU and Memory Resources
      3. Monitoring and Adjusting Performance
      4. Maintaining Your Hard Drive
      5. The Power Settings
      6. Wrapping Up
    4. Chapter 32: Troubleshooting Hardware and Performance
      1. First Aid for Troubleshooting Hardware
      2. Dealing with Error Messages
      3. Performing a Clean Boot
      4. Using the System Recovery Options
      5. Troubleshooting Performance Problems
      6. Wrapping Up
  11. Part VIII: Networking and Sharing
    1. Chapter 33: Creating a Small Office or Home Network
      1. What Is a LAN?
      2. Planning a LAN
      3. Creating a Wired LAN
      4. Creating a Wireless Network
      5. Acquiring and Installing Network Hardware
      6. After the Hardware Setup
      7. Setting Up a Wired Network
      8. Setting Up a Wireless Network
      9. Wrapping Up
    2. Chapter 34: Sharing Resources on a Network
      1. Some Networking Buzzwords
      2. Methods for Sharing in Windows 10
      3. Turn On Sharing and Discovery
      4. Windows 10 Homegroups
      5. Using Public Folders
      6. Advanced Sharing
      7. Identifying Shared Folders
      8. Sharing a Printer
      9. Wrapping Up
    3. Chapter 35: Using Shared Resources
      1. UNC Paths
      2. Accessing Remote Resources
      3. Opening Remote Documents
      4. Saving to a Remote Computer
      5. Downloading Programs to a Network Share
      6. Transferring Files between Computers
      7. Mapping Drive Letters to Shared Folders
      8. Using a Shared Printer
      9. Using Shared Media
      10. Wrapping Up
  12. Part IX: Managing Windows 10 in an Enterprise
    1. Chapter 36: Imaging and Deploying Windows 10
      1. Understanding Windows 10 Imaging
      2. Using Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)
      3. Running Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD)
      4. Deploying Windows Using an ICD Package
      5. Modifying Windows 10 Images
      6. Wrapping Up
    2. Chapter 37: Using Windows 10 Group Policies on a Network
      1. Understanding Windows 10 Group Policies
      2. Editing Group Policies
      3. Deploying Group Policies
      4. Viewing New Windows 10 Group Policies on a Client
      5. Wrapping Up
    3. Chapter 38: Securing Windows 10 for the Enterprise
      1. Understanding Why Windows 10 Security Is Important
      2. Securing Windows 10
      3. Protecting against Malicious Software
      4. Wrapping Up
  13. Part X: Appendixes
    1. Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows 10
      1. Windows 10 System Requirements
      2. Preinstallation Housekeeping
      3. Installing Windows 10
    2. Appendix B: Installing Windows 10 on a New System
      1. Gearing Up for a Clean Install
      2. Performing the Clean Install
      3. The Rest of the Installation
    3. Appendix C: Universal Shortcut Keys
    4. Appendix D: Windows 10 Touch Gestures
  14. End User License Agreement