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Whether you have a traditional PC or a souped-up tablet with a touch screen, Windows 10 In Depth is just the guide you need. It will get you through the learning curve to become a Windows 10 expert. The authors of Windows 10 In Depth have scaled the steepest part of the learning curve for you, and give you great guidance from the first page to the last, from your first hour with Windows 10, to long-term management and maintenance tasks.

This massive book includes detailed step-by-step procedures, which you through even the most complex configuration and management tasks. Whether you have a traditional PC or a souped-up tablet with a touch screen, Windows 10 In Depth is just the guide you need. It will get you through the learning curve to become a Windows 10 expert. The authors of Windows 10 In Depth have scaled the steepest part of the learning curve for you. From the first page to the last, and from your first hour with Windows 10, Brian Knittel and Paul McFedries will share their 50+ years of combine Windows, networking and security experience with you.

In this book, Knittel and McFedries will:

  • Take you on an in-depth tour of the new Windows 10 user interface

  • Show you how to upgrade an older version of Windows, or how to install Windows 10 on a new computer

  • Teach you how to configure your Windows settings to maximize this powerful new OS

  • Show you how to navigate the new Modern user interface and apps

  • How to use a plethora of desktop accessory apps, accessibility tools, and managing documents and files

  • Show you Microsoft’s new (or revived, depending on how long you've been using Windows) Start button

  • Guide you through using Cortana, Microsoft's new online personal digital assistant

  • Explain how to get the most out of Windows Media Player, imaging devices, document scanners, and more

  • Show you how to use Microsoft Edge, the replace to Internet Explorer

  • Teach you how to set up a LAN, share printers, and how to network with other operating systems

  • Show you how to troubleshoot your network

  • Teach you how configure, maintain and troubleshoot your system like a pro

  • Give you the detail on tweaking the Windows Registry, and using the command line interface and utilities

  • Guide you through setting up your computer’s firewall, defending yourself from spyware and viruses, and protecting yourself from online fraud

  • Show you how to get the most out of your laptop or tablet PC when traveling

  • Get up and running with the Windows touch interface

  • Teach you how to use Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology to run other operating systems side by side with Windows 10, or to run Windows 10 within another operating system

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Contents
    6. About the Authors
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Introduction
      1. Welcome
      2. Why This Book?
      3. How Our Book Is Organized
      4. Conventions Used in This Book
        1. Text Conventions
        2. Special Elements
    12. I: Starting Out with Windows 10
      1. 1. Meet Windows 10
        1. An Overview of Windows 10
          1. Should I Get Windows 10?
          2. Windows 10 Editions
          3. Upgrading Windows
        2. What’s New in Windows 10?
          1. The New Start Menu
          2. Touch-a Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me!
          3. Modern Apps
          4. Hey, Cortana
          5. Online User Accounts
          6. Virtual Desktops
          7. Expanded Settings App
          8. File Explorer Ribbon
          9. The Windows Store
          10. Management Tools
          11. Installation and Setup
          12. Storage Spaces
          13. Improved Web Browsing with Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11
          14. Wi-Fi Sense
          15. Faster Startup
          16. Secure Boot
          17. Integrated Cellular Data Connections
          18. What Changed Between Windows 10 and Windows 8 and 8.1
          19. Beyond Windows 10
        3. In the Modern Age
      2. 2. Installing or Upgrading to Windows 10
        1. Windows 10 System Requirements
          1. Processor Requirements
          2. Memory Requirements
          3. Storage Requirements
          4. Graphics Requirements
          5. Hardware Requirements for Various Windows 10 Features
        2. Preparing Your System: A Checklist
          1. Check Your System Requirements
          2. Back Up Your Files
          3. Clean Up Your Hard Disk
          4. Check and Defragment Your Hard Disk
          5. Create a System Image Backup and a System Repair Disc
        3. Installing Windows 10
        4. Upgrading to Windows 10
        5. Dual- (and Multi-) Booting Windows 10
          1. Dual-Booting Windows 10
          2. Multibooting with Three or More Operating Systems
          3. Using Windows Boot Manager
        6. Customizing the Boot Configuration Data
          1. Using Windows Boot Manager to Modify the BCD
          2. Using Startup and Recovery to Modify the BCD
          3. Using the System Configuration Utility to Modify the BCD
          4. Using BCDEDIT to Customize the Startup Options
        7. Installing Windows 10 Components
      3. 3. Your First Hour with Windows 10
        1. The First Things to Do After Starting Windows 10
        2. A Quick Tour of the Important Windows 10 Features
          1. The Lock and Sign In Screens
          2. The Start Menu
          3. Modern Apps
          4. The Touch Tour
          5. Important Keyboard Shortcuts
          6. Tablet Mode
          7. Windows Explorer Is Now Called File Explorer
          8. Cortana
          9. Search Before You Look
          10. Getting to the Management Tools
        3. Setting Up User Accounts
          1. Microsoft Versus Local Accounts
          2. Create New Accounts
          3. Change Account Settings
          4. Before You Forget Your Password
          5. Just One User?
        4. Downloading Critical Updates
        5. Personalizing Windows 10
          1. Personalize Screen Settings
          2. Tune Up the Taskbar, Action Center, and Start Menu
          3. Store to OneDrive or This PC
          4. Privacy Settings
          5. Important Adjustments and Tweaks
        6. Transferring Information from Your Old Computer
          1. Third-Party User Transfer Programs
          2. Copying Your Old Data Manually
        7. How the Heck Do I Shut This Thing Off?
        8. More Than You Wanted to Know
          1. After You Forget Your Password
          2. Using a Password Reset Disk
          3. Accessing the Real Administrator Account
        9. If You’re Moving to Windows 10 from XP
          1. Control Panel Wordiness
          2. Where’s My Stuff? The User Profile Structure
          3. Compatibility and Virtualization
          4. User Account Control
          5. The New Taskbar
          6. Jumplists
    13. II: Using Windows 10
      1. 4. Using the Windows 10 Interface
        1. Taking a Tour of the Windows 10 Interface
          1. Navigating Windows 10 with a Keyboard
          2. Navigating Windows 10 with a Touch Interface
        2. Working with Running Apps
          1. Snapping an App
          2. Switching Between Running Apps
          3. Pinning an App to the Taskbar
          4. Using Desktop Apps as the Defaults
        3. Working with Notifications
        4. Searching Windows 10
          1. Searching via the Taskbar
          2. Searching with Cortana
        5. Customizing the Start Menu
          1. Resizing a Tile
          2. Moving a Tile
          3. Turning Off a Live Tile
          4. Pinning an App to the Start Menu
          5. Pinning a Website to the Start Menu
          6. Displaying the Administrative Tools on the Start Menu
          7. Adding Shutdown and Restart Shortcuts
          8. Creating an App Group
          9. Customizing the Start Menu’s System Icons
          10. Customizing the Start Menu Background
        6. Customizing the Lock Screen
          1. Customizing the Lock Screen Background
          2. Controlling the Apps Displayed on the Lock Screen
          3. Disabling the Lock Screen
        7. Working with Virtual Desktops
          1. Adding a Virtual Desktop
          2. Working with Virtual Desktops
          3. Customizing Virtual Desktops
      2. 5. Windows Apps and the Windows Store
        1. The Windows Apps
          1. Alarms & Clock
          2. Calculator
          3. Calendar
          4. Camera
          5. Cortana
          6. Food & Drink
          7. Groove Music
          8. Health & Fitness
          9. Mail
          10. Maps
          11. Microsoft Edge
          12. Microsoft Wi-Fi
          13. Money
          14. Movies & TV
          15. News
          16. OneDrive
          17. OneNote
          18. People
          19. Phone Companion
          20. Photos
          21. Reader
          22. Reading List
          23. Scan
          24. Settings
          25. Sports
          26. Store
          27. Voice Recorder
          28. Weather
          29. Xbox
        2. Installing Apps from the Windows Store
        3. Uninstalling Apps
        4. Sharing App Data
      3. 6. Managing Files and Searching
        1. Understanding File Types
          1. File Types and File Extensions
          2. File Types and the Registry
        2. Navigating Folder Windows
          1. Folder Navigation
          2. Instant Search
        3. The Ribbon
        4. The Navigation Pane
        5. Basic File and Folder Chores: The Techniques Used by the Pros
          1. Selecting Files with Check Boxes
          2. Resolving File Transfer Conflicts
          3. Expert Drag-and-Drop Techniques
          4. Taking Advantage of the Send To Command
          5. The Recycle Bin: Deleting and Recovering Files and Folders
          6. File Maintenance Using the Open and Save As Dialog Boxes
          7. Metadata and the File Explorer Property System
        6. Searching Your PC
          1. As-You-Type Searches with Instant Search
          2. Using Advanced Query Syntax to Search Properties
          3. Saving Searches
        7. Grouping and Filtering with Metadata
          1. Grouping Files
          2. Filtering Files
      4. 7. Devices and Printers
        1. Windows Printing Primer
        2. Installing and Configuring a Printer
          1. Adding a New Printer
          2. Installing a Local Printer
          3. If the Printer Isn’t Found
          4. What to Do If Your Printer Isn’t Listed
        3. Changing a Printer’s Properties
          1. Printing Preferences
          2. Printer Properties
          3. Print Server Properties
        4. Removing a Printer
        5. Printing from Your Applications
          1. PDF and XPS Print Output
          2. Faxing
          3. Printing Offline
        6. Working with the Printer Queue
          1. Deleting a File from the Queue
          2. Canceling All Pending Print Jobs on a Given Printer
          3. Pausing, Resuming, and Restarting the Printing Process
        7. Advanced Printer Management
      5. 8. Accessories and Accessibility
        1. A Boatload of Useful Tools
          1. Gadgets Are Gone
          2. Apps as Accessories
        2. Desktop Accessories
          1. Character Map
          2. Math Input Panel
          3. Notepad
          4. Paint
          5. Snipping Tool
          6. Steps Recorder
          7. Sticky Notes
          8. Sound Recorder
          9. Windows Journal
          10. WordPad
          11. XPS Viewer
        3. Accessibility Tools
          1. Ease of Access (in PC Settings)
          2. Ease of Access Center (in Control Panel)
          3. Magnifier
          4. Narrator
      6. 9. Configuring Windows 10
        1. Configuring Windows 10 with Control Panel
          1. Touring the Control Panel Window
          2. Reviewing the Control Panel Icons
          3. Understanding Control Panel Files
          4. Gaining Easier Access to Control Panel
        2. Configuring Windows 10 with the Settings App
          1. Changing Your User Account Picture
          2. Changing a Password
          3. Creating a Picture Password
          4. Creating a Fingerprint Sign-In
          5. Customizing Notifications
          6. Synchronizing Your Settings Between Devices
          7. Creating a Shortcut to a Specific Settings Tab
    14. III: Multimedia and Imaging
      1. 10. Windows Media Player
        1. Getting to Know Media Player
          1. Navigating the Library
          2. Customizing the Navigation Pane
          3. Syncing Media Devices
        2. Playing Media Files
        3. Setting Media Player’s Playback Options
        4. Copying Music from an Audio CD
          1. Selecting a Location and Filename Structure
          2. Choosing the Recording File Format
          3. Specifying the Quality of the Recording
          4. Copying Tracks from an Audio CD
        5. Copying Tracks to a Recordable CD or Device
          1. Creating a Playlist
          2. Recording to a CD
        6. Streaming Your Media Library
      2. 11. Windows and Imaging Devices
        1. Connecting Imaging Devices
          1. Testing an Installed Scanner
          2. Configuring Device Events
        2. Accessing Media on a Memory Card
        3. Importing Photos from a Digital Camera
          1. Viewing Digital Camera Images
          2. Importing Digital Camera Photos
        4. Burning Photos to an Optical Disc
          1. Selecting an Optical Disc Format
          2. Burning a Mastered Disc
          3. Closing a UDF Session
          4. Burning a Live File System Disc
        5. Sending Photos to a Printer
      3. 12. Scanning and Faxing
        1. Introducing Windows Fax and Scan
          1. Installing Fax and Scanner Hardware
          2. Installing a Fax Modem
          3. Installing a Scanner
        2. Configuring the Fax Service
          1. Creating a Customized Cover Page
          2. Changing Fax Settings
        3. Sending Faxes from Windows Fax and Scan
          1. Selecting Recipients
          2. Selecting a Dialing Rule
          3. Selecting a Cover Page
          4. Entering Subject and Comment Text
          5. Adding Other Documents to the Fax
          6. Adding Scanned Pages
          7. Previewing the Fax
          8. Sending the Fax
          9. Monitoring Outgoing Faxes
        4. Receiving Faxes
          1. Printing Received Faxes Automatically
        5. Scanning Documents with Windows Fax and Scan
          1. Editing Scan Profile Defaults
          2. Creating a New Scan Profile
          3. Scanning Images
          4. Emailing and Faxing Scans
      4. 13. More Windows 10 Media Tools
        1. Controlling the Volume
          1. Controlling the Overall System Volume
          2. Controlling an Application’s Volume
          3. Balancing Your Headphones
          4. Equalizing the Volume
        2. Setting the Default Output Device
        3. Assigning Sounds to Events
        4. Recording Sounds with Voice Recorder
          1. Setting Up the Microphone
          2. Making a Voice Recording
        5. Controlling Your Computer with Speech Recognition
    15. IV: Windows 10 and the Internet
      1. 14. Getting Connected
        1. Going Worldwide
        2. Understanding Connection Technologies
          1. DSL
          2. Cable Modem
          3. Satellite Service
          4. Wireless and Cellular Service
          5. Analog Modem
          6. Choosing a Technology
          7. Choosing Equipment
        3. Installing a Network Adapter for Broadband Service
          1. Installing Filters for DSL Service
        4. Configuring a High-Speed Connection
          1. Configuring a PPPoE Broadband Connection
          2. Configuring an Always On Connection
          3. Setting Up a Fixed IP Address
        5. Dial-Up Internet
          1. Creating a New Dial-Up Connection
        6. Making and Ending a Dial-Up Connection
      2. 15. Web Browsing with Windows 10
        1. Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge?
        2. Tips and Techniques for Better Web Surfing
          1. Taking Advantage of the Address Bar
          2. Creating a Shortcut to a URL
          3. Working with Tabs
          4. Using the Handy History List
        3. Searching the Web
        4. The Favorites Folder: Sites to Remember
          1. Adding a Shortcut to the Favorites Folder
          2. Opening an Internet Shortcut from the Favorites Folder
          3. Maintaining Favorites
          4. Sharing Favorites with Other Browsers
        5. Working with RSS Feeds
          1. Subscribing to a Feed
          2. Reading Feeds
          3. Setting the Feed Update Schedule
        6. Customizing Internet Explorer
          1. Controlling the Web Page Cache
          2. Setting Internet Explorer Options
          3. Changing the Home Page
          4. Configuring the Page History
          5. Setting More General Options
          6. Understanding Internet Explorer’s Advanced Options
      3. 16. Windows 10 Internet Communications
        1. Working with Email
        2. Setting Up Mail Accounts
          1. Specifying Basic Account Settings
          2. Specifying Advanced Internet Account Settings
          3. Specifying Advanced Exchange Account Settings
          4. Maintaining Accounts
        3. Handling Incoming Messages
          1. Controlling Sync Settings for an Account
          2. Processing Messages
          3. Setting Swipe Options
        4. Sending Messages
          1. Initiating a New Message
          2. Creating a Signature
        5. Maintaining Mail
      4. 17. Troubleshooting an Internet Connection
        1. It’s Great When It Works, But...
        2. Troubleshooting Step by Step
        3. Identifying Software Configuration Problems
          1. Troubleshooting a Cable or DSL Modem Connection
          2. Troubleshooting a LAN Connection
        4. Identifying Network Hardware Problems
        5. Troubleshooting Internet Problems with Windows TCP/IP Utilities
          1. ipconfig
          2. ping
          3. tracert
        6. Third-Party Utilities
          1. WhatIsMyIP
          2. Speed Check
          3. Reverse tracert
    16. V: Networking
      1. 18. Creating a Windows Network
        1. Creating or Joining a Network
        2. Planning Your Network
          1. Are You Being Served?
          2. When to Hire a Professional
        3. Choosing a Network and Cabling System
          1. 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
          2. 801.11ac, 802.11n, and 802.11g Wireless (Wi-Fi) Networking
          3. Powerline Networking
          4. 1000Mbps Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet)
        4. Adding Additional Networking Functions
          1. Printing and Faxing
          2. Providing Internet Connectivity
          3. Providing Remote Access
          4. Connecting to a Remote Network
        5. Installing Network Adapters
          1. Checking Existing Adapters
          2. Installing Multiple Network Adapters
        6. Installing Network Wiring
          1. Cabling for Ethernet Networks
          2. General Cabling Tips
          3. Wiring with Patch Cables
          4. Installing In-Wall Wiring
          5. Connecting Just Two Computers
          6. Connecting Multiple Switches
        7. Installing a Wireless Network
          1. Wireless Network Setup Choices
          2. Setting Up a New Wireless Network
          3. Sharing Wi-Fi Network Settings with Friends
          4. Getting Maximum Wireless Speed
        8. Configuring a Peer-to-Peer Network
          1. Configuring the TCP/IP Protocol
          2. Enabling and Disabling Sharing
          3. Setting Your Computer Identification
          4. Configuring Windows Firewall
          5. File and Printer Sharing Without a Router: Avoiding the Unidentified Network Problem
          6. Setting Up a Homegroup
          7. Alternatives to Using a Homegroup
          8. Wrapping Up
        9. Joining a Windows Domain Network
        10. Bridging Two Network Types
      2. 19. Connecting Your Network to the Internet
        1. Sharing an Internet Connection
        2. Selecting a Way to Make the Connection
          1. Managing IP Addresses
          2. NAT and Internet Connection Sharing
          3. Special Notes for Wireless Networking
          4. Special Notes for Cable Service
        3. Configuring Your LAN
          1. Scheme A—Router with a Broadband Modem
          2. Scheme B—Cable Modem, Multiple Computers
          3. Scheme C—Combination Router/Modem
          4. Routed Service with Multiple Addresses
          5. Universal Plug and Play
        4. Configuring the Rest of the Network
        5. Making Services Available
      3. 20. Networking with Other Operating Systems
        1. Making Windows Play Well with Others
        2. Internetworking with Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP
          1. Setting TCP/IP as the Default Network Protocol
          2. Password Protection and Simple File Sharing
          3. Using Windows Vista and XP with a Homegroup
        3. Internetworking with Unix and Linux
          1. Samba
          2. Samba Client Tools
          3. Samba Server Tools
        4. Internetworking with Macintosh
          1. Compatibility Issues
          2. Working with Windows Resources from Mac OS X
        5. Installing Optional Network Components
        6. Using the Hosts File
      4. 21. Using a Windows Network
        1. Windows Was Made to Network
        2. Using Shared Folders in Windows 10
          1. Browsing Through a Homegroup
          2. Browsing a Network’s Computers
          3. Viewing a Computer or Shared Folder Directly Using Its UNC Path
        3. Searching the Network
          1. Searching for Files or Folders
          2. Searching for Computers
          3. Searching for Printers
          4. Searching Active Directory
        4. Security and File Sharing
          1. File Permissions and Networking
          2. Network Permissions
        5. Using Printers on the Network
          1. Using a Shared Printer
          2. Using Printers over the Internet with IPP
          3. Using Unix and LPR Printers
          4. Using Other Network-Connected Printers
        6. Network Power User Topics
          1. Backing Up Your Computer over the Network
          2. Sharing and Using an Entire Drive
          3. Understanding the Universal Naming Convention
          4. Mapping Drive Letters
          5. Mapping a Drive to a Subfolder
        7. Sharing Resources
          1. Sharing with a Homegroup
          2. Sharing the Public Profile Folder
          3. Sharing Your Own Folders in Place
          4. Sharing Folders Independently
        8. Sharing Printers
          1. Setting Printer Permissions
          2. Changing the Location of the Spool Directory
          3. Printer Pooling
        9. Managing Your Network
          1. Monitoring Use of Your Shared Folders
          2. Managing Network Resources Using the Command Line
      5. 22. Troubleshooting Your Network
        1. When Good Networks Go Bad
        2. Getting Started
        3. Using Troubleshooters and Diagnostic Tools
          1. The Network and Sharing Center
          2. Network
          3. Network Troubleshooters
          4. Windows Firewall
          5. Event Viewer
          6. Device Manager
        4. Testing Network Cables
        5. Checking Network Configuration
          1. ipconfig
          2. System
          3. Network Connections
        6. Testing Network Connectivity with ping
        7. Diagnosing File and Printer Sharing Problems
    17. VI: Maintaining Windows 10
      1. 23. Windows Management Tools
        1. Managing Windows
        2. Policing Windows 10 with Group Policies
          1. Understanding Group Policies
          2. Local Group Policy Editor and Windows Versions
          3. Launching the Local Group Policy Editor
          4. Working with Group Policies
          5. Group Policy Examples
        3. Configuring the Microsoft Management Console
          1. Reviewing the Windows 10 Snap-ins
          2. Launching the MMC
          3. Adding a Snap-in
          4. Saving a Console
          5. Creating a Custom Taskpad View
          6. Controlling Snap-ins with Group Policies
        4. Controlling Services
          1. Controlling Services with the Services Snap-in
          2. Controlling Services at the Command Prompt
          3. Controlling Services with a Script
          4. Making Windows Shut Down Services Faster
          5. Resetting a Broken Service
        5. Monitoring Performance
          1. Monitoring Performance with Task Manager
          2. Using the Resource Monitor
          3. Using the Performance Monitor
      2. 24. Tweaking and Customizing Windows
        1. Customizing File Explorer
          1. Customizing the Ribbon
          2. Changing the View
          3. Viewing More Properties
          4. Turning On File Extensions
          5. Exploring the View Options
        2. Customizing the Taskbar for Easier Program and Document Launching
          1. Improving Productivity by Setting Taskbar Options
          2. Pinning a Favorite Program to the Taskbar
          3. Using the Windows Key to Start Taskbar Programs
          4. Taking Control of the Notification Area
          5. Displaying the Built-in Taskbar Toolbars
          6. Setting Some Taskbar Toolbar Options
          7. Creating New Taskbar Toolbars
      3. 25. Managing Hard Disks and Storage Spaces
        1. Dealing with Hard Disk Errors
          1. Hard Drive Health States
          2. Repairing a Drive Manually
        2. Checking Free Disk Space
        3. Deleting Unnecessary Files
        4. Defragmenting Your Hard Disk
          1. Running the Optimize Drives Tool
          2. Changing the Optimization Schedule
          3. Changing Which Disks Get Defragmented
        5. Working with Storage Spaces
        6. Managing Your Disks
          1. Assigning a Different Letter to a Disk Drive
          2. Dividing Your Hard Drive into Two Volumes
          3. Creating a Spanned Volume
          4. Creating Mirrored Volumes
          5. Creating a RAID 5 Volume
        7. Working with Disk Files
          1. Mounting an ISO File
          2. Mounting a Virtual Hard Disk
          3. Creating a Virtual Hard Disk
      4. 26. Troubleshooting and Repairing Problems
        1. Troubleshooting Strategies: Determining the Source of a Problem
          1. Did You Get an Error Message?
          2. Does an Error or Warning Appear in the Event Viewer Logs?
          3. Does an Error Appear in System Information?
          4. Did You Recently Edit the Registry?
          5. Did You Recently Change Any Windows Settings?
          6. Did Windows 10 “Spontaneously” Reboot?
          7. Did You Recently Change Any Application Settings?
          8. Did You Recently Install a New Program?
          9. Did You Recently Install a New Device?
          10. Did You Recently Apply an Update from Windows Update?
        2. General Troubleshooting Tips
        3. More Troubleshooting Tools
          1. Running the Windows 10 Troubleshooters
          2. Running the Memory Diagnostics Tool
          3. Checking for Solutions to Problems
        4. Troubleshooting Startup
          1. Some Things to Try Before Anything Else
          2. Disabling Startup Programs
          3. Disabling Startup Services
          4. A Startup Troubleshooting Procedure
        5. Troubleshooting Device Problems
          1. Troubleshooting with Device Manager
          2. Troubleshooting Device Driver Problems
          3. Rolling Back a Device Driver
        6. Recovering from a Problem
          1. Accessing the Recovery Environment
          2. Navigating the Recovery Environment
          3. Booting Up in Safe Mode
          4. Automatically Repairing Your PC
          5. Recovering Using System Restore
          6. Resetting Your PC
          7. Restoring a System Image
      5. 27. Managing Your Software
        1. Configuring and Managing Windows Update
          1. Configuring Automatic Updates
          2. Setting the Automatic Maintenance Schedule
          3. Checking for Updates
        2. Working with Third-Party Software
          1. Running Through a Preinstallation Checklist
          2. Installing Software
          3. Opening the Programs and Features Window
          4. Changing a Software Installation
          5. Repairing a Software Installation
          6. Uninstalling Software
          7. Understanding Compatibility Mode
      6. 28. Managing Your Hardware
        1. Windows 10 and Hardware
        2. Viewing Your Devices
        3. Installing Devices
          1. Installing Plug and Play Devices
          2. Completing a Device Install
          3. Installing a Bluetooth Device
        4. Running Windows 10 with Multiple Monitors
          1. Extending the Screen to a Second Monitor
          2. Duplicating the Screen on a Second Monitor
          3. Using Only the Second Monitor
          4. Configuring the Taskbar for Multiple Monitors
          5. Moving Up to Three Monitors
        5. Managing Your Hardware with Device Manager
          1. Controlling the Device Display
          2. Viewing Device Properties
          3. Showing Nonpresent Devices in Device Manager
        6. Working with Device Drivers
          1. Tips for Downloading Device Drivers
          2. Checking Windows Update for Drivers
          3. Updating a Device Driver
          4. Configuring Windows to Ignore Unsigned Device Drivers
          5. Write a Complete List of Device Drivers to a Text File
        7. Uninstalling a Device
        8. Working with Device Security Policies
      7. 29. Editing the Windows Registry
        1. What Is the Registry?
        2. How the Registry Is Organized
        3. New Registry Features
          1. Registry Virtualization
          2. Registry Redirection and Reflection
        4. Backing Up and Restoring the Registry
          1. Backing Up the Registry
          2. Restoring the Registry
        5. Using Regedit
          1. Viewing the Registry
          2. Searching in the Registry
          3. Editing Keys and Values
          4. Editing Registry Entries for Another User
          5. Editing Registry Entries for Another Windows Installation
          6. Editing Registry Security
        6. Other Registry Tools
          1. Registry Toolkit
          2. Registrar Registry Manager
          3. Tweak-10
        7. Registry Privileges and Policies
      8. 30. Command-Line and Automation Tools
        1. Command-Line Tools
        2. The Windows 10 Command Prompt Environment
          1. Changing Directories
          2. Saving Output
          3. The Search Path
          4. Command-Line Access from the Power User Menu
          5. Running Commands with Elevated Privileges
          6. Copying and Pasting in the Command Prompt Window
          7. Transparency
          8. Learning About Command-Line Programs
          9. Running GUI Programs from the Command Line
        3. Setting Environment Variables
          1. Setting the PATH Environment Variable
        4. The MS-DOS Environment
          1. Editing Advanced Settings for a DOS Application
          2. Issues with ANSI.SYS and DOSKEY
          3. Printing from MS-DOS Applications
        5. Batch Files
          1. Batch File Tips
        6. Windows Script Host
          1. Some Sample Scripts
        7. Windows PowerShell
        8. Task Scheduler
    18. VII: Security
      1. 31. Protecting Windows from Viruses and Spyware
        1. Avoiding Viruses and Spyware: The Basics
          1. First, a Few Simple Precautions
          2. Locking Your Computer
          3. Requiring Ctrl+Alt+Delete at Startup
        2. Checking Your Computer’s Security Settings
          1. Making Sure Windows Firewall Is Turned On
          2. Making Sure Windows Defender Is Turned On
          3. Making Sure User Account Control Is Turned On
          4. Making Sure the Administrator Account Is Disabled
        3. Understanding User Account Control (UAC)
          1. Elevating Privileges
          2. Configuring User Account Control
          3. Setting User Account Control Policies
          4. Preventing Elevation for All Standard Users
        4. Enhancing Your Browsing Security
          1. Blocking Pop-Up Windows
          2. Adding and Removing Zone Sites
          3. Changing a Zone’s Security Level
          4. Protected Mode: Reducing Internet Explorer’s Privileges
          5. Total Security: Internet Explorer Without Add-Ons
        5. Understanding Internet Explorer’s Advanced Security Options
      2. 32. Protecting Your Data from Loss and Theft
        1. Preparing for Trouble
          1. Backing Up File Versions with File History
          2. Restoring a Previous Version of a File
          3. Setting System Restore Points
          4. Creating a Recovery Drive
          5. Creating a System Image Backup
        2. Protecting a File
          1. Making a File Read-Only
          2. Hiding a File
        3. Setting Security Permissions on Files and Folders
          1. Assigning a User to a Security Group
          2. Assigning a User to Multiple Security Groups
          3. Assigning Standard Permissions
          4. Assigning Special Permissions
          5. Fixing Permission Problems by Taking Ownership of Your Files
        4. Encrypting Files and Folders
          1. Encrypting a Folder
          2. Backing Up Your Encryption Key
        5. Encrypting a Disk with BitLocker
          1. Enabling BitLocker on a System with a TPM
          2. Enabling BitLocker on a System Without a TPM
      3. 33. Protecting Your Network from Hackers and Snoops
        1. It’s a Cold, Cruel World
          1. Who Would Be Interested in My Computer?
          2. Types of Attack
          3. Your Lines of Defense
        2. Preparation: Network Security Basics
        3. Active Defenses
          1. Firewalls and NAT (Connection-Sharing) Devices
          2. Windows Firewall
          3. Packet Filtering
          4. Using NAT or Internet Connection Sharing
          5. Using Add-on Firewall Products for Windows
          6. Securing Your Router
          7. Configuring Passwords and File Sharing
          8. Setting Up Restrictive Access Controls
        4. Testing, Logging, and Monitoring
          1. Testing Your Defenses
          2. Monitoring Suspicious Activity
        5. Disaster Planning: Preparing for Recovery After an Attack
          1. Making a Baseline Backup Before You Go Online
          2. Making Frequent Backups When You’re Online
          3. Writing and Testing Server Restore Procedures
          4. Writing and Maintaining Documentation
          5. Preparing an Incident Plan
        6. Specific Configuration Steps for Windows 10
          1. Windows 10’s Security Features
          2. If You Don’t Have a LAN
          3. If You Do Have a LAN
          4. Keep Up to Date
          5. Tightening Local Security Policy
        7. Configuring Windows Firewall
          1. Enable and Disable Windows Firewall
          2. Allow an App or Feature Through Windows Firewall
          3. Change Notification Settings, Turn Windows Firewall On or Off
          4. Restore Defaults
          5. Advanced Settings
        8. More About Security
      4. 34. Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Spam
        1. Phishing for Information
          1. Common Types of Fraud
          2. Live Phish: A Real-World Example
          3. More Help from the Browser
          4. How to Protect Yourself on a Public Computer
          5. Two-Way Authentication
          6. Two-Factor Authentication
          7. Identity-Management Software
        2. Fighting Spam
          1. Protecting Your Email Address
          2. Using Spam Filtering
          3. Avoiding Spammers’ Tricks
        3. Taking Action Against Email Abuse
          1. Whois Database
    19. VIII: Windows On the Move
      1. 35. Windows on Mobile Devices
        1. Windows 10 on Tablets and Mobile Devices
        2. Managing Mobile Computers
          1. Airplane Mode
          2. Getting the Most Out of Your Battery
        3. Using Windows Mobility Center
        4. Using Tablet Input Methods
          1. Touch Keyboard
          2. The On Screen Keyboard
          3. Touch Input and Gestures
          4. Pen and Stylus Input
        5. Configuring Touch and Pen Input
        6. Configuring Pen Flicks
        7. Using Handwriting Recognition
          1. Handwriting Gestures
          2. Training the Handwriting Recognizer
      2. 36. Wireless Networking
        1. Wireless Networking in Windows 10
          1. Types of Wi-Fi Networks
          2. Take Care When You Share
        2. Connecting with Wi-Fi Sense
        3. Joining a Wireless Network
          1. In the Corporate Environment
          2. At Your Home or Small Office
          3. In Someone Else’s Home or Office
          4. At a Public Hot Spot
        4. Ad Hoc Networks and Meetings
        5. Managing Wireless Network Connections
          1. Changing Wireless Settings
          2. Setting Up Preferred Wireless Networks
          3. Adding a Network Manually
          4. Deleting Wireless Profiles
      3. 37. Networking on the Road
        1. Windows Unplugged: Mobile and Remote Networking
        2. VPN and Dial-Up Networking
          1. Virtual Private Networking
          2. Setting Up a VPN Connection
          3. Editing a VPN Connection’s Properties
          4. Establishing a VPN Connection
          5. Using Remote Network Resources
          6. Using Email and Network Connections
          7. Monitoring and Ending a VPN Connection
          8. Setting Up Advanced Routing for Remote Networks
        3. Incoming VPN Access
          1. Setting Up VPN Access
          2. Enabling Incoming VPN Connections with NAT
          3. Disabling Incoming Connections
        4. Offline Files
          1. Identifying Files and Folders for Offline Use
          2. Using Files While Offline
          3. Using Sync Center
          4. Managing and Encrypting Offline Files
          5. Making Your Shared Folders Available for Offline Use by Others
        5. Multiple LAN Connections
      4. 38. Meetings, Conferencing, and Collaboration
        1. Windows 10 Plays Well with Others
        2. Making Presentations with a Mobile Computer
          1. Adjusting Presentation Settings
          2. Controlling an External Display
          3. Connecting to Wireless Displays
        3. Remote Assistance
          1. Enabling Remote Assistance
          2. Requesting Remote Assistance
          3. Responding to an Assistance Request
          4. Working with Remote Assistance
          5. Using Third-Party Tools
        4. Online Meeting Tools
      5. 39. Remote Desktop and Remote Access
        1. Using Your Computer Remotely
        2. Setting Up Access to Your Own Computer
          1. Enabling Remote Desktop Access to Your Computer
          2. Establishing 24/7 Access
          3. Setting Up Dynamic DNS
          4. Configuring Port Forwarding
        3. Connecting to Other Computers with Remote Desktop
          1. Using the Modern-Style Remote Desktop App
          2. Using the Standard Remote Desktop Client
        4. Third-Party Remote Control Tools
    20. IX: Appendixes
      1. A. Virtualization
        1. Windows 10 as a Host: Running Other Operating Systems Inside Windows 10
          1. Installing and Configuring Hyper-V
          2. Creating Virtual Machines
          3. Running and Connecting to a VM
          4. Converting a Physical Computer to a VM
          5. Windows XP Mode Virtual Machines
        2. Windows 10 as a Guest: Running Windows 10 Inside Other Operating Systems
        3. Booting a VHD File on Hardware
      2. B. Command-Line Utilities
        1. Working with Disk Management Tools
          1. CHKDSK: Checking for Hard Disk Errors
          2. CHKNTFS: Scheduling Automatic Disk Checks
          3. DEFRAG: Defragmenting the System Drive
        2. Working with File and Folder Management Tools
          1. ATTRIB: Modifying File and Folder Attributes
          2. FIND: Locating a Text String in a File
          3. REN: Renaming a File or Folder
          4. REPLACE: Smarter File Copying
          5. SORT: Sorting the Contents of a File
          6. XCOPY: Advanced File Copying
        3. Working with System Management Tools
          1. REG: Working with Registry Keys and Settings
          2. SHUTDOWN: Shutting Down or Restarting the System
          3. SYSTEMINFO: Returning System Configuration Data
          4. TYPEPERF: Monitoring Performance
          5. WHOAMI: Getting Information About the Current User
        4. Working with Users, Groups, and Shares
          1. NET USER: Working with Users
          2. NET LOCALGROUP: Working with Groups
          3. NET USE: Mapping Folders
        5. Working with Network Troubleshooting Tools
          1. PING: Checking Connectivity
          2. TRACERT: Tracking Packets
    21. Index
    22. Inside Front Cover
    23. Inside Back Cover
    24. Code Snippets