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Windows 10: The Missing Manual

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With Windows 8, Microsoft completely reimagined the graphical user interface for its operating system, which now runs on both desktop PCs and tablets, but the overhaul was not without hitches and its dueling UIs (one designed for touch, the other for keyboards and mice) created significant confusion for users. Windows 10 (a free update to users of Windows 8 or Windows 7) fixes a number of the problems introduced by the revolution in Windows 8 and offers plenty of new features along, such as the new Spartan web browser, Cortana voice-activated “personal assistant,” new universal apps (that run on tablet, phone, and computer), and more. But to really get the most out of the new operating system, you’re going to need a guide.

Thankfully, Windows 10: The Missing Manual will be there to help. Like its predecessors, this book from the founder of Yahoo Tech, previous New York Times columnist, bestselling author, and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners, veteran standalone PC users, new tablet owners, and those who know their way around a network.

Table of Contents

  1. Windows 10: The Missing Manual
  2. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
    1. What’s New in Windows 10
      1. What Else Is New
      2. The Editions of Windows 10
    2. About This Book
      1. System Requirements for Your Brain
      2. About the Outline
      3. About→These→Arrows
    3. The Very Basics
      1. Windows Defined
      2. The Right Mouse Button Is King
      3. There’s More Than One Way to Do Everything
      4. You Can Use the Keyboard for Everything
      5. The Search Box Is Fastest
      6. About Shift-Clicking
      7. You Could Spend a Lifetime Changing Properties
      8. Every Piece of Hardware Requires Software
      9. It’s Not Meant to Be Overwhelming
    4. About MissingManuals.com
  4. One. The Windows Desktop
    1. 1. Desktop & Start Menu
      1. The Lock Screen
      2. The Login Screen
      3. The Desktop
      4. Meet the Start Menu
      5. Start Menu: The Left Side
        1. [Your name]
        2. Most Used
        3. Recently Added
        4. Important Places
        5. All Apps
          1. Folders
        6. How to Customize the Left Side
      6. Start Menu: The Right Side
        1. How to Customize the Right Side
          1. Make the right side bigger or smaller
          2. Make the right side fill the screen
          3. Move a tile
          4. Resize a tile
          5. Add new tiles
          6. Make a tile stop blinking
          7. Remove a tile
          8. Group your tiles
          9. Eliminate all tiles
          10. Change the color
          11. Turn off ads
      7. Shutting Down
        1. The Sleep/Shut Down/Restart Commands
          1. Sleep
          2. Restart
          3. Shut down
        2. Three Triggers for Sleep/Shut Down—and How to Change Them
      8. Navigating the Start Menu by Keyboard
        1. Use the Arrow Keys
        2. Use the Search Box
      9. Jump Lists in the Start Menu
        1. Recently Opened Documents
      10. The Secret Start Menu
    2. 2. File Explorer, Taskbar & Action Center
      1. Universal Window Controls
      2. Window Management
        1. Sizing Windows
          1. Maximized
          2. Minimized
          3. Restored
        2. Moving a Window
        3. Closing a Window
        4. Hiding All Windows but One
        5. Background Windows
        6. Windows Snap—Now with Four Panes!
          1. Split the screen into two windows
          2. Split the screen into three or four windows
        7. The Full-Height Window Trick
      3. The Ribbon
        1. File Tab
        2. Home Tab
        3. Share Tab
        4. View Tab
        5. Library Tools/Manage Tab
        6. Music Tools/Play Tab
        7. Picture Tools/Manage Tab
        8. Tabucopia
      4. File Explorer Window Controls
        1. Address Bar
          1. Components of the address bar
          2. What to type into the address bar
      5. Optional Window Panes
        1. Preview Pane
        2. Details Pane
        3. Navigation Pane
          1. Quick access list
          2. OneDrive
          3. This PC
          4. Libraries
          5. Network
          6. Homegroup
          7. Flippy arrows
      6. Libraries
        1. Working with Library Contents
        2. Adding a Folder to an Existing Library
          1. The fine print
        3. Removing a Folder from a Library
        4. Creating a New Library
      7. Tags, Metadata, and Properties
        1. Properties
      8. Window Views
        1. Immortalizing Your Tweaks
      9. Sorting, Grouping, and Filtering
        1. Sorting Files
          1. Sorting in Details view
          2. Sorting using the shortcut menu
        2. Grouping
        3. Filtering
        4. Searching in a File Explorer Window
      10. The “Folder Options” Options
        1. General Tab
        2. View Tab
      11. Taskbar 2.0
        1. Taskbar as App Switcher
        2. Handy Window Miniatures
        3. Full-Size Peeking
        4. Button Groups
        5. The Taskbar as App Launcher
      12. Jump Lists in the Taskbar
        1. Pinning to Jump Lists
        2. Jump List Caveats
        3. Jump List Settings
      13. The System Tray (Notification Center)
        1. Reinstating the Hidden Icons
        2. Keyboard control
      14. Three Ways to Get the Taskbar Out of Your Hair
        1. Auto-Hiding the Taskbar
        2. Changing the Taskbar’s Size
        3. Moving the Taskbar to the Sides of the Screen
      15. Taskbar Toolbars
        1. Address Toolbar
        2. Links Toolbar
        3. Desktop Toolbar
        4. Redesigning Your Toolbars
        5. Build Your Own Toolbars
      16. Notifications
        1. The Silence of the Toast
          1. Quiet Hours
          2. Silence for good
          3. Silence when you’re presenting
      17. The Action Center
        1. The Notifications List
        2. The Quick Action Tiles
    3. 3. Organizing & Finding Your Files
      1. The Search Box
        1. The Taskbar Search Box
        2. The “More Results” Window
      2. File Explorer Window Searches
        1. Search Options on the Ribbon
        2. Limit by Size, Date, Rating, Tag, Author…
        3. Special Search Codes
        4. File-Explorer Results Menu Tips
      3. The Search Index
        1. Where Windows Looks
        2. Adding New Places to the Index
      4. Customizing Search
        1. Search Settings
        2. Folder Options
        3. Indexing Options
          1. Index Settings tab
          2. File Types tab
      5. The Folders of Windows 10
        1. What’s in the Local Disk (C:) Window
          1. PerfLogs
          2. Program Files
          3. Program Files (x86)
          4. Users
          5. Windows
        2. Your Personal Folder
      6. Selecting Icons
        1. By Tapping or Clicking
        2. By Typing
        3. Checkbox Selection
        4. Eliminating Double-Clicks
      7. Life with Icons
        1. Renaming Your Icons
        2. Icon Properties
          1. This PC (System Properties)
          2. Disks
          3. Data files
          4. Folders
          5. Program files
        3. Changing Your Icons’ Icons
          1. Standard Windows icons
          2. Folder or shortcut icons
      8. Shortcut Icons
        1. Creating and Deleting Shortcuts
        2. Unveiling a Shortcut’s True Identity
        3. Shortcut Keyboard Triggers
      9. Copying and Moving Folders and Files
        1. Copying by Dragging Icons
          1. The right-mouse-button trick
          2. Dragging icons into the Navigation pane
        2. Copying or Moving Files with the Ribbon
        3. Copying with Copy and Paste
      10. The Recycle Bin
        1. Making the Recycle Bin Less Naggy
        2. Restoring Deleted Files and Folders
        3. Emptying the Recycle Bin
          1. Auto-emptying the Recycle Bin
      11. OneDrive
        1. Putting Files onto the OneDrive
        2. Offline Files
        3. OneDrive.com
        4. Fetch: Remote Access to Your Whole PC Back Home
          1. Turn on Fetch
          2. Access the PC back home
        5. Sharing Files from OneDrive
          1. Share a file or folder from the desktop
          2. Share a file or folder from OneDrive.com
      12. Compressing Files and Folders
        1. NTFS Compression
          1. Compressing files, folders, or disks
        2. Zipped Folders
          1. Creating zipped folders
          2. Working with zipped folders
      13. Burning CDs and DVDs from the Desktop
      14. ISO Disk Images
    4. 4. Redesigning the Desktop
      1. Wallpaper, Color, and Themes
        1. Background (Wallpaper)
        2. Colors
        3. Themes
          1. Advanced sound settings
          2. Desktop icon settings
          3. Mouse pointer settings
          4. Pointer Options
      2. Screensavers
        1. Choosing a Screensaver
      3. Turning Off the New Look
        1. Turning Off Window Snapping and Shaking
        2. Turning Off the Inch-Tall Taskbar
        3. Turning Off All Those Glitzy Animations
        4. Turn Off the Tiles in the Start Menu
      4. Monitor Settings
        1. Four Ways to Enlarge the Screen
          1. Change the resolution
          2. Enlarge just the type and graphics
          3. Enlarge specific window elements
          4. The Magnifier
        2. Colors
      5. Multiple Monitors
        1. Customizing Your Displays
        2. Life with Multiple Screens
      6. Virtual Screens
        1. Creating a Desktop
        2. Switching Virtual Screens
        3. Deleting a Desktop
    5. 5. Cortana, Your Voice Assistant
      1. Setting Up Cortana
      2. How to Use Cortana
        1. Typing to Cortana
      3. What to Say to Cortana
        1. Open Apps
        2. Open Settings Panels
        3. Change Your Settings
        4. Reminders
        5. Calendar
        6. Alarms
        7. Clock
        8. Weather
        9. Stocks
        10. Sports
        11. Flights
        12. Packages
        13. Headlines
        14. Movies
        15. Email
        16. Maps
        17. Playing Music
        18. Identifying Music
        19. Math and Conversions
        20. Definitions
        21. Calling
        22. Texting
        23. Facts and Figures
        24. Search the Web
        25. When Things Go Wrong
      4. Cortana’s Personality
        1. Conversation starters
          1. Conversation starters
          2. Critters
          3. The tech industry
          4. Pop-culture references
          5. Cortana and you
          6. About You
          7. About Cortana
          8. Halo references
      5. Cortana’s Cards—and the Notebook
      6. Cortana Settings
  5. Two. The Programs of Windows 10
    1. 6. Programs & Documents
      1. Opening Programs
      2. An (Unfortunately) Necessary Word on Windows 8 Apps
      3. The App Switcher: Alt+Tab
      4. Task View: The New Alt+Tab
      5. Exiting Programs
      6. When Programs Die: The Task Manager
        1. Heat Map
        2. The Other Tabs
      7. Saving Documents
        1. The Save Dialog Box
        2. Saving into Your Documents Folder
        3. Saving into Other Folders
        4. Navigating the List by Keyboard
        5. The File Format Drop-Down Menu
      8. Closing Documents
      9. The Open Dialog Box
      10. Moving Data Between Documents
        1. Cut, Copy, and Paste
        2. Drag and Drop
        3. Export/Import
      11. Speech Recognition
      12. Filename Extensions and File Associations
        1. Displaying Filename Extensions
        2. Hooking Up an Unknown File Type
        3. Hooking Up a File Extension to a Different Program
          1. Method 1: Start with the document
          2. Method 2: Start with the program
          3. Method 3: Start with the file type
      13. Choosing Your Default Apps
      14. Installing New Apps
        1. Desktop Apps
        2. Windows Store Apps
          1. Navigating the store
          2. Automatic updates
      15. Uninstalling Software
      16. Program Compatibility Modes
        1. Compatibility Mode
          1. Compatibility mode: The wizardy way
          2. Compatibility mode: The manual way
    2. 7. Settings & Control Panel
      1. The Settings App
        1. Direct Access to Settings Pages
      2. System
        1. Display
        2. Notifications & Actions
        3. Apps & Features
        4. Multitasking
        5. Tablet Mode
        6. Battery Saver
        7. Power & Sleep
        8. Save Locations
        9. Offline Maps
        10. Default Apps
        11. About
      3. Devices
        1. Printers & Scanners
        2. Connected Devices
        3. Mouse & Touchpad
        4. Typing
        5. AutoPlay
      4. Network & Internet
        1. Airplane Mode
        2. Data Usage
        3. VPN
        4. Dial-Up
        5. Ethernet
        6. Proxy
      5. Personalization
      6. Accounts
      7. Time & Language
        1. Date and Time
        2. Region and Language
        3. Speech
      8. Ease of Access
        1. Narrator, Magnifier
        2. High Contrast
        3. Closed Captions
        4. Keyboard
        5. Mouse
        6. Other Options
      9. Privacy
      10. Update & Security
        1. Windows Update
        2. Windows Defender
        3. Backup
        4. Recovery
        5. Activation
        6. For Developers
      11. The Control Panel
        1. Many Roads to Control Panel
        2. Control Panel Views
          1. Category view
          2. Large icons, Small icons
      12. The Control Panel, Applet by Applet
        1. Administrative Tools
        2. AutoPlay
        3. Backup and Restore Center
        4. BitLocker Drive Encryption
        5. Color Management
        6. Credential Manager
        7. Date and Time
        8. Default Programs
        9. Device Manager
        10. Devices and Printers
        11. Display
        12. Ease of Access Center
        13. File Explorer Options
        14. File History
        15. Fonts
        16. HomeGroup
        17. Indexing Options
        18. Internet Options
        19. Keyboard
        20. Language
        21. Mouse
          1. Buttons tab
          2. Pointers tab
          3. Pointers Options tab
          4. Wheel tab
          5. Hardware tab
        22. Network and Sharing Center
        23. Personalization
        24. Phone and Modem
        25. Power Options
        26. Programs and Features
        27. Recovery
        28. Region
          1. Formats tab
          2. Location tab
          3. Administrative
        29. RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
        30. Security and Maintenance
        31. Sound
          1. Playback and Recording tabs
          2. Sounds tab
          3. Communications tab
        32. Speech Recognition
        33. Sync Center
        34. System
        35. Taskbar and Navigation
        36. Troubleshooting
        37. User Accounts
        38. Windows Defender
        39. Windows Firewall
        40. Windows Mobility Center
        41. Work Folders
    3. 8. The Windows Starter Apps
      1. The New, Unified Design of Apps
      2. 3D Builder
      3. Alarms & Clock
        1. Alarm Tab
        2. World Clock
        3. Timer
        4. Stopwatch
      4. Calculator
      5. Calendar
        1. Working with Views
        2. Making an Appointment: Quick Way
        3. Making an Appointment: Detailed Way
        4. Inspecting an Event
        5. Editing Events
        6. Rescheduling Events
        7. Deleting Events
        8. What’s in the Left-Side Panel
        9. Settings
      6. Camera
        1. The Camera Roll
      7. Character Map
      8. Command Prompt
      9. Contact Support
      10. Cortana
      11. Games
      12. Get Office, Get Skype
      13. Get Started
      14. Groove Music
        1. Search
        2. Albums, Artists, Songs
        3. Radio
        4. Explore
        5. Now Playing
        6. [Your name]
        7. Settings ()
        8. Playlists
          1. Creating playlists
          2. Editing, rearranging, and deleting playlists
      15. Magnifier
      16. Mail
      17. Maps
        1. Meet Maps
        2. Streetside
        3. Searching the Maps
        4. Directions
        5. Favorites
        6. 3D Cities
      18. Math Input Panel
      19. Microsoft Edge
      20. Microsoft Solitaire Collection
      21. Money
      22. Movies & TV
      23. Music
      24. Narrator
        1. Touchscreen Basics
      25. News
        1. Customizing News
      26. Notepad
        1. Notepad Basics
        2. About Word Wrap
      27. On-Screen Keyboard
      28. OneDrive
      29. OneNote
      30. Paint
      31. People
        1. Importing Addresses from Online Accounts
        2. Creating Address Cards Manually
        3. Editing an Address
        4. Finding Someone
        5. Linking Contacts
      32. Phone Companion
      33. Photos
        1. Navigating Photos
        2. Your Pictures Folder
        3. Slurping in Photos from a Camera
        4. Auto Albums
        5. Playing with Photos
        6. Zooming In, Zooming Out
        7. Editing Photos: The Mini Photoshop
          1. Basic fixes
          2. Filters
          3. Light
          4. Color
          5. Effects
          6. Saving the editing
        8. Slapping a Photo onto the Lock Screen or Desktop
        9. Selecting Photos (to Share or Delete)
          1. Selecting photos
          2. Sharing selected photos
      34. Remote Desktop Connection
      35. Run
      36. Settings
      37. Skype
      38. Snipping Tool
      39. Sports
      40. Steps Recorder
      41. Sticky Notes
        1. Creating Notes
        2. Formatting Notes
        3. Deleting Notes
      42. Store
      43. Voice Recorder
      44. Weather
      45. Windows Defender
      46. Windows Fax and Scan
      47. Windows Journal
        1. Handwriting
        2. Sketches
        3. Exporting
      48. Windows Media Player
      49. Windows PowerShell
      50. Windows Speech Recognition
      51. WordPad
        1. Using WordPad
      52. Xbox
        1. The Guided Tour
        2. Game Streaming
        3. Screenshots and Game DVR
      53. XPS Viewer
  6. Three. Windows Online
    1. 9. Getting Online
      1. Connecting to a WiFi Hotspot
        1. When You Can’t Get On
        2. Commercial Hotspots
        3. Memorized Hotspots
      2. Wired Connections
        1. Automatic Configuration
        2. Manual Configuration
      3. Tethering and Cellular Modems
      4. Dial-Up Connections
      5. Connection Management
      6. WiFi Sense
        1. Express Settings
        2. Manual On-Off Switches
        3. Sharing (or Unsharing) a Hotspot
    2. 10. The Edge Browser
      1. The Start Page
      2. The Address/Search Bar
        1. Searching the Web
        2. Adding Google
        3. Entering an Address
          1. Topside doodads
        4. Window Controls
      3. Tabbed Browsing
        1. Shortcut-O-Rama
      4. Favorites (Bookmarks)
        1. The Favorites Bar
      5. History List
      6. Cortana Meets Edge
      7. Mark Up Your Web Pages
        1. Export as Web Note
        2. Send to Your Fans
        3. Exit
      8. Tips for Better Surfing
        1. Bigger Text, Smaller Text
        2. Memorized Passwords & Forms
        3. Online Photos
        4. The Reading List
        5. The Download Manager
        6. Reader
        7. Sharing Pages
        8. Printing Pages
      9. The Keyboard Shortcut Master List
    3. 11. Mail
      1. Setting Up
      2. The Amazing Expand-O-Window
      3. Checking Email
      4. What to Do with a Message
        1. Filing or Deleting Batches of Messages
        2. Message Folders
        3. Moving Messages
        4. Searching
        5. Writing Messages
      5. Account Options
        1. Accounts
        2. Options
          1. Swipe actions
          2. Signature
          3. Automatic replies
          4. Notifications
        3. More Mail Settings
          1. Background picture
          2. Reading
          3. Caret browsing
    4. 12. Security & Privacy
      1. Windows Defender
        1. Real-Time Protection
        2. On-Demand Scanning
        3. When Defender Strikes
      2. Action Center
      3. Windows Firewall
        1. How It Works
        2. Firewall Settings
        3. Punching Through the Firewall
        4. Advanced Firewall
      4. Windows SmartScreen
        1. Phine-Tuning the Philter
          1. SmartScreen Web settings
          2. SmartScreen app settings
      5. Privacy and Cookies
        1. Cookie Options
      6. History: Erasing Your Tracks
      7. The Pop-Up Blocker
        1. Overriding the Pop-Up Block
        2. Turning Off the Pop-Up Blocker
      8. InPrivate Browsing
      9. Do Not Track
      10. Hotspot Security
      11. Protect Your Home Wireless Network
      12. Family Safety (Parental Controls)
        1. Turn on Family Safety
        2. Turning on Restrictions
        3. Web Browsing
        4. App, Game, and Movie Restrictions
        5. Time Limits
      13. Privacy from Your Apps
        1. General
        2. Location
        3. Camera, Microphone, Contacts, Calendar…
  7. Four. Hardware and Peripherals
    1. 13. Tablets, Laptops & Hybrids
      1. Battery Saver
        1. Battery Detective Work
      2. For Hybrid PCs Only: Tablet Mode (Continuum)
        1. Manual Tablet Mode
        2. Auto-Tablet Mode
      3. The Onscreen Keyboard
        1. Keyboard Settings
      4. Handwriting Recognition
        1. Fixing mistakes
          1. Fixing mistakes
        2. Training Windows to Know Your Handwriting
      5. Mobility Center
      6. Offline Files and Sync Center
      7. Windows To Go
      8. Dialing In from the Road
        1. Virtual Private Networking
          1. Setting up your laptop
          2. Connecting to the VPN
          3. Changing your VPN settings
        2. Remote Desktop
          1. Setting up the host machine
          2. Making the connection
          3. Keyboard shortcuts for the hopelessly confused
          4. Disconnecting
          5. Fine-tuning Remote Desktop connections
    2. 14. Printing, Fonts & PDFs
      1. Installing a Printer
        1. USB Printers
          1. The backup plan
          2. The backup backup plan
        2. Network Printers
        3. The Devices and Printers Window
      2. Printing
        1. Printing from Windows Store Apps
        2. Printing from Desktop Programs
        3. Printing from the Desktop
      3. Controlling Printouts
      4. Fancy Printer Tricks
        1. Sharing a Printer
        2. Limiting Hours of Access
        3. Add a Separator Page
      5. Printer Troubleshooting
      6. Fonts
        1. Managing Your Fonts
      7. PDF Files
        1. Opening PDF Files
        2. Creating PDF Files
      8. Faxing
      9. Scanning Documents
    3. 15. Hardware & Drivers
      1. External Gadgets
        1. USB Ports
        2. Other Jacks
        3. Connecting New Gadgets
      2. Troubleshooting Newly Installed Gear
      3. Driver Signing
      4. The Device Manager
        1. The Curse of the Yellow ! Badge
          1. Duplicate devices
          2. Resolving resource conflicts
        2. Turning Components Off
        3. Updating Drivers
        4. Roll Back Driver
  8. Five. PC Health
    1. 16. Maintenance, Speed & Troubleshooting
      1. The Action Center
      2. Windows Update
        1. What to Do If an Update Glitches Your Computer
        2. Prevent an Update from Reinstalling Itself
        3. Delaying Updates (Pro Editions)
        4. Installing Updates
      3. Task Scheduler
        1. Adding a Task
        2. Editing Scheduled Tasks
      4. Two Speed Boosts
        1. SuperFetch
        2. ReadyBoost
      5. Resetting (Erasing) Your Computer
        1. Reinstall Windows, Leave Your Files
        2. Erase Your PC Down to Windows Itself
      6. Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
      7. Troubleshooting Tools
        1. The Diary of Windows Crashes
        2. Reliability Monitor
      8. Startup Items Revealed
    2. 17. Backups & File History
      1. System Images
        1. Make the Image
        2. Restore the Image
      2. System Restore
        1. About Restore Points
        2. The System Protection Dialog Box
        3. Creating a Manual Restore Point
        4. Performing a System Restore
        5. Turning System Restore Off
      3. File History
        1. Set Up File History
        2. File History Options
        3. Recovering Files
          1. Browsing for the file
          2. Ribbon rewinding
          3. Searching for the file
          4. The Properties dialog box
      4. The USB Recovery Drive
        1. Using Your Recovery Drive
    3. 18. The Disk Chapter
      1. Storage View
      2. Disk Cleanup
      3. Disk Defragmenter
        1. Defragging Settings
      4. Hard Drive Checkups
      5. Disk Management
        1. Change a Drive Letter
        2. Partition a New Drive
          1. Creating a partition
        3. Turn a Drive into a Folder
      6. Storage Spaces
      7. Dynamic Disks
      8. Encrypting Files and Folders
        1. Using EFS
        2. EFS Rules
      9. BitLocker Drive Encryption
  9. Six. The Windows Network
    1. 19. Accounts (and Logging On)
      1. Local Accounts vs. Microsoft Accounts
      2. Accounts Central
        1. The Types of Accounts
          1. Administrator accounts
          2. Standard accounts
      3. Adding an Account
        1. Adding a Family Member
        2. Adding Someone Else
      4. Editing an Account
        1. Changing the Account Type
        2. Changing Picture, Password, or Microsoft Account
        3. Settings You Change Online
      5. Seven Ways to Log In
        1. Creating a Picture Password
        2. The Four-Digit Passcode (PIN)
        3. Face Recognition
        4. Fingerprint, Iris
        5. Eliminating the Password Requirement
          1. No password required when waking
          2. No password required, ever
      6. After You’ve Logged On
        1. You Get the Accounts Screen
        2. You Zoom Straight to the Desktop
        3. You Get the “Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Begin” Message
      7. The Forgotten Password Disk
      8. Deleting Accounts
      9. Disabling Accounts
      10. The Guest Account
      11. Fast User Switching
      12. Authenticate Yourself: User Account Control
      13. Three Advanced Features Worth Mentioning (Maybe)
        1. Local Users & Groups
        2. Profiles
        3. NTFS Permissions: Protecting Your Stuff
    2. 20. Setting Up a Small Network
      1. Kinds of Networks
        1. Ethernet
          1. Network hookups
        2. Wireless Networks (WiFi or 802.11)
        3. Other Kinds of Networks
          1. Phone line networks
          2. Power outlet networks
      2. The Network and Sharing Center
        1. Change adapter settings
          1. Change adapter settings
          2. Change advanced sharing settings
        2. Links in the Main Window
          1. Set up a new connection or network
          2. Troubleshoot problems
    3. 21. Sharing Files on the Network
      1. Two Ways to Share Files
      2. HomeGroups
        1. Creating a HomeGroup
        2. Joining a HomeGroup
        3. Tweaking a HomeGroup
        4. How to Use Your HomeGroup
        5. How to Share More Files and Folders
        6. Leaving a HomeGroup
        7. Editing the Shared HomeGroup Libraries
      3. Sharing Any Folder
        1. Advanced Folder Sharing—and Disk Sharing
        2. Notes on File Sharing
        3. Hiding Folders
      4. Accessing Shared Folders
        1. Extra Credit: Universal Naming Convention (UNC)
      5. Mapping Shares to Drive Letters
      6. Sharing a DVD Drive
        1. On the Tablet or Thin Laptop
      7. Corporate Networks
        1. The Domain
        2. Active Directory
        3. Three Ways Life Is Different on a Domain
          1. Logging on
          2. Browsing the domain
          3. Searching the domain
  10. Seven. Appendixes
    1. A. Installing & Upgrading to Windows 10
      1. Before You Begin
        1. Hardware Requirements
        2. What You Have to Lose
        3. The Free Upgrade
      2. How to Upgrade to Windows 10
        1. The Taskbar Method (The Get Windows 10 App)
        2. The Flash-Drive Method
          1. Create the flash drive
        3. The Upgrade, Screen by Screen
          1. Preparing for the Installation
          2. Phase 1: Run the installer
          3. Phase 2: Establish settings
          4. Phase 3: Sign in
          5. Phase 4: Set up OneDrive
          6. Phase 5: A soft landing
      3. The Clean Install
      4. Jobs Number 1, 2, 3…
    2. B. Where’d It Go?
    3. C. Master List of Keyboard Shortcuts & Gestures
      1. General Windows shortcuts
        1. General Windows shortcuts
          1. General Windows shortcuts
          2. File Explorer
          3. Taskbar
          4. Virtual desktops
          5. Managing windows
          6. Languages and keyboard layouts
          7. Inside apps
          8. Edge browser
          9. Photos app
          10. Dialog boxes
          11. Game bar
          12. Ease of Access
          13. Magnifier
          14. Remote Desktop Connection
          15. Touchscreen gestures
          16. Tablet mode gestures
    4. D. Colophon
  11. Index
  12. About the Author
  13. Copyright