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Windows® 8.1 Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Alan Wright, Paul Sanna

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1. Your First Hour with Windows

In This Chapter

How to Start Up Windows

How to Sign in to Windows

Using the Start Screen

Using the Charms Bar

Using the Help and Tips App

Handling Special Startup Situations

Exiting Windows

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If you just brought home a new computer with Windows 8 preinstalled, or if your computer has been upgraded to Windows 8, maybe you’re thinking, “Now what?” The obvious answer is to power up your computer and sign in. If you’re making the jump to Windows 8 from Windows 7 or an even older version, you’ll notice this process is all quite a bit different from what you’re used to. And if you haven’t used Windows before, ...

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