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Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies

Book Description

Ten minibooks in one get you thoroughly caught up on Windows 8.1!

With new improvements and changes, Windows 8.1 offers a refreshed user interface, better integration between the new and traditional Windows interfaces, and more. This updated top-selling guide is what you need to get up to speed on everything Windows 8.1. Nine minibooks in one cover such essential topics as navigating the new Start Screen, understanding Windows 8.1 apps, securing Windows 8.1, and much more. Take the guesswork out of Windows 8.1 from day one with this complete, all-in-one resource.

  • Helps you get up to speed on the Windows 8.1 operating system, including its Start Screen, which is a feature sure to please traditional Windows users

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

  • Covers Windows 8.1 inside and out, including how to customize the Start screen, manage apps, and control privacy

  • Delves into core Windows 8.1 apps such as e-mail, people, and SkyDrive

  • Shows you how to connect online, add hardware, back up and update, and secure Windows 8.1

  • Discover new improvements, old favorites, and everything in between with Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Table of Contents
    4. Introduction
    5. Book I: Starting Windows 8.1
      1. Chapter 1: Windows 8.1 4 N00bs
      2. Chapter 2: Windows 8.1 for the Experienced
      3. Chapter 3: Which Version?
      4. Chapter 4: Upgrades and Clean Installs
    6. Book II: Personalizing Windows 8.1
      1. Chapter 1: Getting Around Windows 8.1
      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
    8. Book IV: Maximizing Tiled Windows 8.1 Apps
      1. Chapter 1: Running Metro Internet Explorer
      2. Chapter 2: Using Metro Mail, People, and Calendar Apps
      3. Chapter 3: The Windows 8.1 Photos App
      4. Chapter 4: Xbox Music and Video
    9. Book V: Connecting Online with Tiled Apps
      1. Chapter 1: Using SkyDrive in Windows 8.1
      2. Chapter 2: Using Skype in Windows 8.1
      3. Chapter 3: Getting Started with Facebook
      4. Chapter 4: Getting Started with Twitter
      5. Chapter 5: Bing News, Finance, Travel, Sports, Fitness, and Food
      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: Metro 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
    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
      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
      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
      1. Chapter 1: Using Your iPad and iPhone with Windows 8.1
      2. Chapter 2: Kindle, Android, and Windows 8.1
      3. Chapter 3: Getting Started with Gmail, Google Apps, and Drive
      4. Chapter 4: Using Hotmail and Outlook.com
      5. Chapter 5: Best Free Windows Add-Ons
    15. About the Author
    16. Cheat Sheet
    17. Connect with Dummies