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Windows 8 All-in-One For Dummies

Book Description

Ten minibooks in one great resource will get you fully up to speed on Windows 8

Promising an updated user interface, new application to today's mobile world, and increased connection to data and services that live in the cloud, Windows 8 will have new features and perks you'll want to start using right away. And that's where this bestselling guide comes in. With ten minibooks in one, it's packed with information on all aspects of the OS. Take the guesswork out of Windows 8 from day one with this all-in-one resource.

  • Windows 8 boasts numerous exciting new features, and this ten-books-in-one reference is your one-stop guide for discovering them all!

  • Provides top-notch guidance from trusted and well-known Windows expert and author, Woody Leonhard

  • Covers Windows 8 inside and out, including how to customize Windows 8, Windows 8 and the Internet, security, networking, multimedia, and more

Make your move to Windows 8 easy with Windows 8 All-in-One For Dummies.

Note: The ebook version does not provide access to the companion files.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
  5. Book I: Starting Windows 8
    1. Chapter 1: Windows 8 4 N00bs
    2. Chapter 2: Windows 8 for the Experienced
    3. Chapter 3: Which Version?
    4. Chapter 4: Upgrades and Clean Installs
  6. Book II: Personalizing Windows
    1. Chapter 1: Getting around Windows
    2. Chapter 2: Changing the Lock and Logon Screens
    3. Chapter 3: Working with Charms and Notifications
    4. Chapter 4: Controlling Users
    5. Chapter 5: Microsoft Account: To Sync or Not to Sync?
    6. Chapter 6: Privacy Control
  7. Book III: Navigating the Start Screen
    1. Chapter 1: Controlling the Start Screen
    2. Chapter 2: Searching in and with the Start Screen
    3. Chapter 3: Sharing Among Tiled Apps
    4. Chapter 4: Settings, Settings, More Settings, and Devices
    5. Chapter 5: Taking Control of the Windows Store
    6. Chapter 6: How Do I Turn Off This Thing?
  8. Book IV: Maximizing Tiled Windows 8 Apps
    1. Chapter 1: The Tiled Internet Explorer
    2. Chapter 2: Windows 8 Mail, People, and Calendar Apps
    3. Chapter 3: The Windows 8 Photos App
    4. Chapter 4: Using SkyDrive in Windows 8
    5. Chapter 5: The Windows 8 Messaging App
    6. Chapter 6: Xbox Music and Video
  9. Book V: Connecting Online with Tiled Apps
    1. Chapter 1: Getting Started with Facebook
    2. Chapter 2: Getting Started with Twitter
    3. Chapter 3: Getting Started with Flickr and Pinterest
    4. Chapter 4: Getting Started with LinkedIn
    5. Chapter 5: Bing News, Finance, Travel, and Sports
    6. Chapter 6: Games, Games, and Games!
  10. Book VI: Working on the Desktop
    1. Chapter 1: Running the Desktop from Start to Finish
    2. Chapter 2: Personalizing the Desktop
    3. Chapter 3: Start Screen Mods for Desktop Users
    4. Chapter 4: Maintaining Your System
    5. Chapter 5: Using Windows (Live) Essentials
    6. Chapter 6: Choosing and Using a Desktop Web Browser
    7. Chapter 7: Music on the Desktop
    8. Chapter 8: Searching on the Desktop
  11. Book VII: Controlling Your System
    1. Chapter 1: Controlling Control Panel
    2. Chapter 2: Troubleshooting and Getting Help
    3. Chapter 3: Working with Libraries
    4. Chapter 4: Storing in Storage Spaces
    5. Chapter 5: Getting the Most from HomeGroups
    6. Chapter 6: Running the Built-In Desktop Applications
    7. Chapter 7: Working with Printers
  12. Book VIII: Maintaining Windows 8
    1. Chapter 1: File History, Backup, Data Restore, and Sync
    2. Chapter 2: A Fresh Start: Restore and Reset
    3. Chapter 3: Using and Avoiding Windows Update
    4. Chapter 4: Monitoring Windows
    5. Chapter 5: Using System Tools
  13. Book IX: Securing Windows 8
    1. Chapter 1: Spies, Spams, Scams - They're Out to Get You
    2. Chapter 2: Fighting Viri and Scum
    3. Chapter 3: Running Built-In Security Programs
    4. Chapter 4: Top Security Helpers
  14. Book X: Enhancing Windows 8
    1. Chapter 1: Using Your iPad and iPhone with Windows
    2. Chapter 2: Kindle, Nook, Android, and Windows 8
    3. Chapter 3: Getting Started with Gmail, Google Apps, and Drive
    4. Chapter 4: Using Hotmail and Outlook.com
    5. Chapter 5: Windows' Best Free Add-Ons
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