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Windows 10 Bible

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A complete, detailed Windows 10 reference for beginners and power users alike

Windows 10 Bible is one of the most thorough references on the market with complete coverage of Windows 10. Whether you're a beginner seeking guidance or a power-user looking for fresh tips and tricks, this book contains everything you could ever hope to know about the Windows operating system. You will get the insider guidance of a Microsoft support manager as you discover everything there is to know about Windows customization, content management, networking, hardware, performance, security, and more. Step-by-step instructions walk you through new and important procedures, and screen shots help you stay on track every step of the way.

Whether you're starting from scratch or just looking to become more proficient, this guide is your ideal solution. You'll learn just what Windows can do, and how to take full advantage so you can get more done faster.

  • Go beyond the desktop to personalize the system

  • Manage your content, media, software, and security

  • Eliminate issues related to printing, faxing, and scanning

  • Fine-tune performance, connect to a network, work with the cloud, and more

  • Whether you want a complete basic introduction or the nitty-gritty detail, Windows 10 Bible has you covered.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
      1. Who This Book Is For
      2. How to Use This Book
    2. 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. 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. Stop Entering Password on Lockout
        13. Advanced Security Tools
        14. Using Credential Manager
        15. Managing Profile Properties and Environment Variables
        16. Wrapping Up
      5. Chapter 5: Using Windows 10 Family Safety
        1. Before You Get Started
        2. Setting Up Windows 10 Family Safety
        3. Other Online Safety Resources
        4. Wrapping Up
      6. Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Startup Problems
        1. The Computer Doesn't Start
        2. Computer Takes Too Long to Start
        3. Programs Won't Start
        4. Wrapping Up
    3. Part II: Personalizing Windows 10
      1. Chapter 7: Protecting Yourself with Windows Firewall
        1. How Firewalls Work
        2. Introducing Security and Maintenance
        3. Making Exceptions to Firewall Protection
        4. Advanced Firewall Configuration
        5. Wrapping Up
      2. Chapter 8: Automatic Updates
        1. Understanding Automatic Updates
        2. Enabling Automatic Updates
        3. Managing Updates
        4. Thwarting Exploits with Data Execution Prevention
        5. Wrapping Up
      3. Chapter 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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
    4. Part III: Beyond the Desktop
      1. Chapter 12: Windows 10 and Office Online
        1. Office Online
        2. Creating an Office Online Account
        3. Using Office Online
        4. Saving Files in OneDrive
        5. Using Office Web Apps
        6. Wrapping Up
      2. Chapter 13: Social Networking with Windows 10
        1. Using the People App
        2. Wrapping Up
      3. Chapter 14: Using Computers Remotely
        1. Using Remote Assistance
        2. Using the Remote Desktop App
        3. Using Classic Remote Desktop
        4. Wrapping Up
      4. Chapter 15: Managing Names and Addresses
        1. Opening Contacts
        2. Creating Contact Groups
        3. Printing Contacts
        4. Importing and Exporting Contacts
        5. Searching for Contacts
        6. Sharing Contacts on a Network
        7. Wrapping Up
      5. Chapter 16: Working in the Cloud
        1. Understanding the Cloud
        2. Setting Up a OneDrive Account
        3. Accessing OneDrive Files
        4. Using OneDrive
        5. Using OneDrive
        6. Wrapping Up
    5. Part IV: Pictures, Music, and Movies
      1. Chapter 17: Working with Pictures
        1. Getting Pictures into Your Computer
        2. Using Your Pictures Folder
        3. Using Photo Gallery
        4. Printing Pictures
        5. Pixels and Megapixels
        6. Pictures, Tags, and Virtual Folders
        7. Wrapping Up
      2. Chapter 18: Making Music with Media Player
        1. Controlling Sound Volume
        2. Starting Windows Media Player
        3. Listening to a CD
        4. Now Playing, Visualizations, and Enhancements
        5. Ripping (Copying) Music CDs
        6. Using the Media Player Library
        7. Making Custom Playlists
        8. Creating Your Own Music CDs
        9. Copying Music to Portable Devices
        10. Fun with Skins
        11. Extending Media Player with Plug-ins
        12. Converting File Types
        13. Music, Metadata, and Searches
        14. Wrapping Up
      3. Chapter 19: Working with Videos and Photos
        1. Watching Video Files
        2. Managing Photos with Media Player
        3. More on Playlists
        4. Wrapping Up
    6. Part V: Managing Your Content
      1. Chapter 20: Understanding Drives, Folders, and Files
        1. Understanding Disks and Drives
        2. About Folders
        3. About Files
        4. Using File Explorer
        5. To Click or Double-Click?
        6. Saving Things in Folders
        7. Creating Your Own Folders
        8. Wrapping Up
      2. Chapter 21: Managing Files and Folders
        1. Selecting Icons
        2. Moving and Copying Files
        3. Renaming Files
        4. Deleting Files
        5. Using the Recycle Bin
        6. Creating and Deleting Shortcuts
        7. Managing Files with DOS Commands
        8. Wrapping Up
      3. Chapter 22: 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
      4. Chapter 23: 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
      5. Chapter 24: 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
    7. Part VI: Printing and Managing Printers
      1. Chapter 25: Installing and Managing Printers
        1. Printer Properties versus Printing Properties
        2. Add 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 26: 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
    8. Part VII: Installing and Removing Programs
      1. Chapter 27: Adding and Managing Windows 10 Applications
        1. Using the Windows Store
        2. Updating Apps
        3. Removing Apps
        4. Wrapping Up
      2. Chapter 28: 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 29: 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 30: 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 31: Setting Default Programs
        1. Setting Default Programs for Files
        2. Using the Default Programs Page
        3. Wrapping Up
      6. Chapter 32: 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 33: Troubleshooting Software Problems
        1. Troubleshooting Installations
        2. Troubleshooting Programs
        3. Researching Application Errors
        4. Editing the Registry
        5. Troubleshooting Tips
        6. Wrapping Up
    9. Part VIII: Hardware and Performance Tuning
      1. Chapter 34: 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 35: Using Wireless Bluetooth Devices
        1. The World of Bluetooth
        2. Configuring Your Bluetooth Adapter
        3. Adding Bluetooth-Enabled Devices
        4. Wrapping Up
      3. Chapter 36: 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 37: 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
    10. Part IX: Networking and Sharing
      1. Chapter 38: Creating a 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 39: 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 40: 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
    11. Part X: Appendixes
    12. Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows 10
      1. Windows 10 System Requirements
      2. Preinstallation Housekeeping
      3. Installing Windows 10
    13. Appendix B: Installing Windows 10 on a New System
      1. Gearing Up for a Clean Install
      2. Doing the Clean Install
      3. The Rest of the Installation
    14. Appendix C: Universal Shortcut Keys
    15. Appendix D: Windows 10 Touch Gestures
    16. End User License Agreement