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Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies by Woody Leonhard

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Chapter 2: Windows 8.1 for the Experienced

In This Chapter

arrow.png Introducing what’s new for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 users

arrow.png Checking out the new interfaces

arrow.png Getting to know the new Windows

arrow.png Deciding whether you really need Windows 8.1

If you’re among the 1.4 billion-or-so souls on the planet who have been around the block with Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, you’re in for a shock.

In fact, if you know your way around the Windows desktop, I can almost guarantee that you’re going to hate Windows 8.1 the first time you see it.

And the second, third, and fourth times.

askwoodycom_vista.eps Hang in there, though. It gets better — especially if you take advantage of the tricks in Book VI, Chapter 3, which let you impose some sort of retro sanity on the tiled Start screen — the side of Windows formerly known as “Metro.”

Windows 8.1 isn’t made for the garden-variety Windows expert. You and I aren’t exactly being ignored, but we’re not at the top of the Win8.1 food chain. Scary as it ...

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