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Windows 8.1 Bible

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Windows 8.1 coverage that goes above and beyond all competitors

Serving as an evolutionary update to Windows 8, Windows 8.1 provides critical changes to parts of Windows 8, such as greater customization of the interface and boot operations, return of a 'start button' that reveals apps, greater integration between the two interfaces, and updates to apps. Weighing in at nearly 1000 pages, Windows 8.1 Bible provides deeper Windows insight than any other book on the market. It's valuable for both professionals needing a guide to the nooks and crannies of Windows and regular users wanting a wide breadth of information.

  • Shows you how to get started and discusses security and updates, personalizing Windows 8.1, and going beyond the basic desktop

  • Highlights ways to manage your content and install and remove programs

  • Discusses printing, faxing, and scanning; enjoying and sharing pictures, movies, and music; and performance tuning

  • Windows 8.1 Bible leaves no stone unturned when examining this important Windows update.

    Table of Contents

      1. About the Authors
      2. Acknowledgments
      3. Introduction
        1. Whom This Book Is For
        2. How to Use This Book
      4. Part I: Getting Started, Getting Secure
        1. Chapter 1: What's New in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
          1. New Platforms
          2. The Windows 8.1 Interface
          3. The Start screen
          4. The Lock Screen
          5. The Charms Bar
          6. The Windows Store
          7. Cloud Synchronization
          8. Integrated Messaging
          9. Social Networking Integration
          10. File Explorer
          11. Search
          12. Spell Check and AutoCorrect
          13. Enterprise Features
            1. Windows to Go
            2. DirectAccess
            3. BranchCache
            4. AppLocker
            5. VDI enhancements
            6. Windows 8 app deployment
          14. Internet Explorer 11
          15. Client Hyper-V
          16. BitLocker
          17. Smart Cards
          18. Task Management
          19. Proximity and Wi-Fi Direct
          20. Refresh/Reset
          21. Changes and Updates Specific to Windows 8.1
          22. Wrap-Up
        2. Chapter 2: Navigating the Windows 8.1 Interface
          1. Introducing the Windows 8 Interface
          2. Gestures and Mouse Actions
          3. Using the Start Screen
          4. Using the Charms
          5. Working with Windows 8.1 Apps
            1. Opening and using a Windows 8.1 app
            2. Snapping apps on the screen
            3. Switching between apps
            4. Closing a Windows 8.1 app
          6. Getting to the Desktop
          7. Using the Taskbar
          8. Wrap-Up
        3. Chapter 3: Getting Around the Windows Desktop
          1. Terminology for Things You Do
            1. Mouse terminology
            2. Keyboard terminology
          2. Logging In
          3. Windows Start Screen
          4. Using the Windows Desktop
            1. What's on the desktop
            2. About desktop icons
            3. Arranging desktop icons
          5. Using Jump Lists
          6. Running Programs and Apps
            1. The active window
            2. Switching among open programs
            3. Arranging program windows
            4. Sizing program windows
            5. Moving a program window
            6. Moving and sizing from the keyboard
          7. Closing a Program
          8. Using the Notification Area
            1. Showing/hiding notification icons
            2. Responding to notification messages
            3. Using scroll bars
            4. Using Back and Forward buttons
          9. Logging Off, Shutting Down
          10. Wrap-Up
        4. Chapter 4: Sharing and Securing with User Accounts
          1. Logging In and Out of User Accounts
            1. Where am I now?
            2. Switching accounts
          2. Sign-in Options
          3. Creating Strong Passwords
            1. Remembering passwords
            2. Devising a password hint
          4. Picture Passwords
            1. Creating a picture password
            2. Testing your picture password
          5. Types of User Accounts
            1. Microsoft accounts
            2. Local accounts
            3. The built-in administrator account
            4. Administrative user accounts
            5. Standard accounts
            6. Guest account
          6. Creating and Managing User Accounts
            1. Creating a Microsoft user account
            2. Creating a new e-mail address for a new user account
            3. Creating a local account
            4. Changing user accounts
            5. Changing a user account type
            6. Password-protecting an account
            7. Changing the account picture
            8. Enabling or disabling the Guest account
            9. Navigating through user account pages
            10. Cracking into standard user accounts
          7. Deleting User Accounts
          8. Using User Accounts
            1. Understanding User Account Control
            2. Privilege escalation in administrative accounts
            3. Turning UAC on and off
          9. Creating and Using Password Reset Disks
            1. Choosing a memory device for the password reset
            2. Creating the password reset disk
            3. Using the password reset disk
          10. Running Programs as Administrator
          11. Add the Built-in Administrator Account to the Login Screen
          12. Stop Entering Password on Lockout
          13. Advanced Security Tools
          14. Using Credential Manager
          15. Managing Profile Properties and Environment Variables
          16. Wrap-Up
        5. Chapter 5: Using Windows 8.1 Family Safety
          1. Before You Get Started
          2. Setting Up Windows 8.1 Family Safety
            1. Getting to the Family Safety page
            2. Setting Web Filtering
            3. Setting time limits
            4. Controlling Windows Store and game play
            5. Balocking and allowing Apps
            6. Viewing Family Safety Activity Reports
            7. Viewing Family Safety Online Reports
          3. Other Online Safety Resources
          4. Wrap-Up
        6. Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Startup Problems
          1. The Computer Won't Start
            1. Non-system disk or disk error message
            2. Computer starts but mouse and keyboard don't work
            3. Screen turns blue during startup and then stops
          2. Computer Takes Too Long to Start
            1. Restore system files to an earlier time
            2. Windows 8.1 Automatic Repair Mode
            3. Repair Windows 8 Install
            4. Advanced startup
            5. Start in Safe Mode
            6. The instruction manual that came with your computer
            7. Resources in this book
            8. Resources in Windows Help
            9. Online resources
          3. Programs Won't Start
          4. Wrap-Up
      5. Part II: Personalizing Windows 8.1
        1. Chapter 7: Protecting Yourself with Windows Firewall
          1. How Firewalls Work
          2. Introducing Action Center
            1. How you know Windows Firewall is on
            2. Turning Windows Firewall on or off
          3. Making Exceptions to Firewall Protection
            1. Manually configuring firewall exceptions (allowed apps and programs)
            2. Adding an app exception
            3. Disabling, changing, and deleting exceptions
          4. Advanced Firewall Configuration
            1. Open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
            2. Changing firewall profile properties
            3. Inbound and outbound rules
          5. Wrap-Up
        2. Chapter 8: Automatic Updates as Security
          1. Understanding Automatic Updates
            1. Updates versus upgrades
            2. Why updates are important
          2. Enabling Automatic Updates
          3. Managing Updates
            1. Managing optional updates
            2. Changing how updates work
            3. Reviewing and removing updates
          4. Thwarting Exploits with Data Execution Prevention
          5. Wrap-Up
        3. Chapter 9: Personalizing the Windows 8.1 Interface
          1. Customizing the Start Screen
            1. Rearranging tiles
            2. Adding and removing tiles
            3. Resizing tiles
            4. Working with live tiles
            5. Working with groups
            6. Creating groups
            7. Rearranging groups
            8. Clearing live data
            9. Allocating storage for Tile updates
            10. Adding administrative tools to the Start screen
            11. Changing the Start Screen Background and Color
          2. Customizing the Lock Screen
          3. Changing Your Account Picture
          4. Wrap-Up
        4. Chapter 10: Personalizing the Desktop
          1. Using the Personalization Page
            1. Choosing a theme
            2. Personalizing your desktop background
            3. Personalizing your color scheme
            4. Making text sharper with ClearType
            5. Personalizing sound effects
            6. Personalizing your screen saver
            7. Personalizing desktop icons
            8. Choosing a screen resolution
            9. Using multiple monitors
            10. Reducing monitor flicker
            11. Adjusting the font size (dpi)
            12. Personalizing your mouse
            13. Adjusting the double-click speed
          2. Personalizing the Keyboard
          3. Customizing the Taskbar
            1. Locking and unlocking the taskbar
            2. Moving and sizing the taskbar
            3. Showing toolbars on the taskbar
            4. Sizing and positioning taskbar toolbars
            5. Using the Links toolbar (Favorites Bar)
          4. Customizing the Notification Area
            1. Getting rid of notification area icons
            2. Tweaking the clock
          5. Wrap-Up
        5. Chapter 11: Customizing Startup Options
          1. First Things First
          2. Starting Programs Automatically
            1. Using the Startup folder
            2. Using the Task Manager Startup tab
            3. Stopping auto start applications
          3. Using the System Configuration Tool to Control Startup
          4. Services Snap-In
          5. Bypassing the Login Page
          6. Troubleshooting Startup
            1. Get rid of disabled devices
            2. When Windows won't start at all
          7. Start Screen versus the Desktop
          8. Wrap-Up
      6. Part III: Beyond the Desktop
        1. Chapter 12: Windows 8.1 and Windows Live
          1. Windows Live
          2. Creating a Windows Live Account
          3. Using Windows Live
          4. Saving Files in SkyDrive
          5. Using Office Web Apps
          6. Wrap-Up
        2. Chapter 13: Social Networking with Windows 8.1
          1. Using the People App
            1. Setting up a social media account
            2. Viewing social media activity
            3. Navigating the People app
            4. All Contacts
          2. Wrap-Up
        3. Chapter 14: Using Computers Remotely
          1. Using Remote Assistance
            1. Setting up Remote Assistance
            2. Requesting Remote Assistance
          2. Using the Remote Desktop App
            1. Allowing remote connections on a home network
            2. Connecting from a remote home network PC
          3. Using Classic Remote Desktop
            1. Display
            2. Local Resources
            3. Programs
            4. Experience
            5. Advanced
          4. Wrap-Up
        4. Chapter 15: Managing Names and Addresses
          1. Opening Contacts
            1. Changing how you view contacts
            2. Making shortcuts to contacts
            3. Creating a contact
            4. Opening and editing contacts
            5. Create a “Me” contact
          2. Creating Contact Groups
          3. Printing Contacts
          4. Importing and Exporting Contacts
            1. Importing people to your contacts folder
            2. Exporting contacts to vCards
            3. Exporting to a CSV file
          5. Searching for Contacts
          6. Sharing Contacts on a Network
          7. Wrap-Up
        5. Chapter 16: Working in the Cloud
          1. Understanding the Cloud
          2. Setting Up a SkyDrive Account
          3. Accessing SkyDrive Files
          4. Using SkyDrive
          5. Using SkyDrive
            1. Adding files to SkyDrive
            2. Sharing files using SkyDrive
            3. Configuring SkyDrive
          6. Wrap-Up
      7. Part IV: Pictures, Music, and Movies
        1. Chapter 17: Working with Pictures
          1. Getting Pictures into Your Computer
            1. Getting pictures from a digital camera
            2. Getting pictures from a memory card
            3. Getting pictures from a CD or DVD
            4. Getting pictures from a scanner
            5. Using pictures you get by e-mail
            6. Copying pictures from websites
            7. Copy and paste pictures
            8. Taking screenshots
          2. Using Your Pictures Folder
            1. Pictures folder quick tips
            2. Why some pictures show icons
            3. Videos in your Pictures folder
            4. Renaming pictures and videos
          3. Using Photo Gallery
            1. Choosing what to view and how
            2. Photo Gallery quick tips
            3. Selecting thumbnails in the Gallery
            4. Dating, rating, tagging, and captioning
            5. Filtering pictures
            6. Changing tags
            7. Use a picture as your desktop background
            8. Adding pictures to Photo Gallery
            9. Use your Photo Gallery as a screen saver
            10. Fixing photos
            11. Using people tags
            12. Choosing Photo Gallery options
            13. Making movies from Photo Gallery
          4. Printing Pictures
            1. Printing from Photo Gallery
            2. Printing pictures from a folder
          5. Pixels and Megapixels
            1. File extension, size, and dimensions
            2. Changing a picture type or size
          6. Pictures, Tags, and Virtual Folders
          7. Wrap-Up
        2. Chapter 18: Making Music with Media Player
          1. Controlling Sound Volume
          2. Starting Windows Media Player
            1. Media Player program window
            2. The toolbar
            3. Media Player menus
            4. Play controls
            5. Closing/minimizing Windows Media Player
          3. Listening to a CD
          4. Now Playing, Visualizations, and Enhancements
            1. Using the playlist in Now Playing view
            2. Using Enhancements
            3. Stopping a CD
            4. Play CDs automatically with Media Player
          5. Ripping (Copying) Music CDs
            1. Options for ripping CDs
            2. Copying songs
          6. Getting Music Online
          7. Using the Media Player Library
            1. Navigating the library
            2. Choosing columns for Media Library
            3. Getting missing media information automatically
            4. Choosing what files to include in your library
            5. Sharing (streaming) your media library
            6. Automatically renaming songs
            7. Selecting in Media Library
            8. Changing a song title
            9. Changing genre, artist, and so on
            10. Changing incorrect media information
            11. Rating songs
          8. Making Custom Playlists
            1. Managing songs in a playlist
            2. Saving a playlist
            3. Viewing, playing, and changing playlists
            4. Using and creating Auto Playlists
          9. Creating Your Own Music CDs
            1. Types of music CDs
            2. Choosing music disk options
            3. Choosing songs to put on the CD
            4. Creating the disk
            5. Saving a Burn list
          10. Copying Music to Portable Devices
            1. Manual syncing
            2. Managing songs on a device
            3. Auto syncing devices
            4. Choosing between manual and auto sync
            5. Setting player options
          11. Fun with Skins
          12. Extending Media Player with Plug-ins
          13. Converting File Types
          14. Music, Metadata, and Searches
          15. Wrap-Up
        3. Chapter 19: Working with Videos and Photos
          1. Watching Video Files
            1. Using your Videos library
            2. Recorded TV
            3. Playing videos using the Video App
            4. Playing videos using Media Player
            5. Adding videos to your Media Library
            6. Playing videos from your library
          2. Managing Photos with Media Player
          3. More on Playlists
            1. Limiting playlist size
            2. Limiting playlists to favorite items
            3. Skipping playlist items
          4. Wrap-Up
      8. Part V: Managing Your Content
        1. Chapter 20: Understanding Drives, Folders, and Files
          1. Understanding Disks and Drives
            1. Your computer's hard disk
            2. Removable media
            3. Viewing your computer's drives
            4. Sizes and capacities
            5. How much room is there?
          2. About Folders
            1. Viewing the contents of a folder
            2. Folders within folders (subfolders)
            3. Parent folders
          3. About Files
            1. Opening and closing files
            2. File paths
          4. Using File Explorer
            1. Opening File Explorer
            2. File Explorer components
            3. Show or hide ribbon bar
            4. Navigating with the Address bar
            5. Navigating with the Navigation pane
            6. Navigating from the contents pane
            7. Navigating to a disk drive
            8. Choosing an icon view
            9. Using columns in the Details view
            10. Sorting icons
            11. Filtering a folder
            12. Using the Preview pane
            13. Using the Details pane
          5. To Click or Double-Click?
            1. Personalizing folder behavior
            2. Options on the View tab
          6. Saving Things in Folders
            1. What folder should I use?
            2. How to save in folders
            3. Opening the saved file
          7. Creating Your Own Folders
            1. Creating folders on the fly while saving
            2. Personalizing your folder
          8. Wrap-Up
        2. Chapter 21: Managing Files and Folders
          1. Selecting Icons
            1. Selecting one icon
            2. Selecting all icons
            3. Selecting a range of icons
            4. Selecting and unselecting one at a time
            5. Selecting with a touchscreen
            6. Selecting with the keyboard
            7. Selecting by filtering
            8. Selecting by lassoing
            9. Selecting most icons in a folder
            10. Selecting from multiple folders
            11. Unselecting all icons
          2. Moving and Copying Files
            1. Moving files to a subfolder
            2. Copying to/from external disks
            3. Moving and copying by dragging
            4. Moving or copying by using two open folders
            5. Using cut-and-paste to move or copy files
            6. Making a copy in the same folder
            7. Undoing a move or copy
            8. This location already contains …
          3. Renaming Files
            1. Undoing a rename
            2. Renaming multiple files
          4. Deleting Files
          5. Using the Recycle Bin
            1. Recovering accidentally deleted files
            2. Permanently deleting Recycle Bin files
          6. Creating and Deleting Shortcuts
          7. Managing Files with DOS Commands
            1. Getting to a command prompt
            2. Using the command prompt
            3. Copy and paste in the Command Prompt window
            4. Navigating from the command prompt
            5. Using wildcards
            6. Printing a list of filenames
          8. Wrap-Up
        3. Chapter 22: Searching for Files and Messages on Your Computer
          1. Basics of Searching
            1. You're not asking it questions
            2. Be specific
            3. Spelling counts
            4. Where you start the search matters
          2. How Searching Works
          3. Quick Charms Bar Searches
            1. Customizing Windows Search
            2. Extending a Start menu search
          4. Searching Folders and Views
            1. Specifying search criteria
            2. Search by filename or subject
            3. Search by kind
            4. Search by tags, authors, title, and others
            5. Saving a search
            6. Using saved searches
          5. Wrap-Up
        4. Chapter 23: Metadata and Power Searches
          1. Working with File Properties
            1. Viewing properties sheets
            2. Viewing properties in columns
            3. Editing properties
          2. Setting Properties When You Save
          3. Personalizing Searches
          4. Managing the Search Index
            1. Adding indexed locations
            2. Remove a location from the index
            3. Choosing file types to index
            4. More advanced options
          5. Power Searches
            1. Searching specific properties
            2. Greater than and less than
            3. AND, OR, and NOT searches
            4. Date and number searches
          6. Wrap-Up
        5. Chapter 24: Protecting Your Files
          1. Simple File Backups
          2. Using File History
          3. Starting File History
          4. Backing up to a network location
          5. Excluding folders during backups
          6. Setting the File History advanced option
          7. Restoring files from a backup
          8. Using System Protection
            1. Turning System Protection on or off
            2. Creating a restore point
            3. Returning to a previous restore point
            4. Undoing a System Restore
          9. Using BitLocker Drive Encryption
            1. BitLocker hardware requirements
            2. Encrypting the volume
            3. When the computer won't start
            4. Turning off BitLocker
            5. More info on BitLocker
          10. Performing a System Backup
          11. Wrap-Up
      9. Part VI: Printing and Managing Printers
        1. Chapter 25: Installing and Managing Printers
          1. Printer Properties Versus Printing Properties
          2. Add a Printer with the Devices Tool
          3. Opening the Devices and Printers Folder
            1. Setting the default printer
            2. Testing a printer
          4. Installing a New Printer
            1. Installing printers with USB and infrared connections
            2. Installing printers with parallel and serial port connections
            3. Installing a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer
          5. Managing Printer Drivers
          6. Setting Default Printing Preferences
            1. Portrait versus landscape printing
            2. Printing on both sides
            3. Making pages print in the correct order
            4. Saving time and money
          7. Setting Printer Properties
            1. Configuring shared printers
            2. Configuring printer ports
            3. Setting up printer pooling
            4. Configuring printer availability
            5. Setting other advanced options
          8. Wrap-Up
        2. Chapter 26: Managing Print Jobs
          1. How Printing Works
          2. Managing Print Jobs
            1. Managing a single document
            2. Managing several documents
            3. Managing all documents
            4. Changing the print queue order
          3. Solving Common Printer Problems
          4. Printing Offline
          5. Creating XPS Documents
          6. Printing from Windows 8.1 Apps
          7. Wrap-Up
      10. Part VII: Installing and Removing Programs
        1. Chapter 27: Adding and Managing Windows 8.1 Applications
          1. Using the Windows Store
            1. Reviewing Windows 8.1 apps
            2. Navigating the Windows Store
            3. Windows Store categories
            4. Costs of apps
            5. Searching for apps
            6. Installing Windows 8.1 apps
          2. Updating Apps
          3. Removing Apps
          4. Wrap-Up
        2. Chapter 28: Installing and Upgrading Legacy Programs
          1. Playing It Safe with Program Installations
          2. Updates Versus Upgrades
          3. Installing and Upgrading from a Disk
          4. Common Installation Prompts
            1. The initial CD or DVD prompt
            2. Entering an administrator password
            3. The product key or serial number
            4. Compliance check
            5. User information prompt
          5. The End User License Agreement
            1. Type of installation
            2. Installation summary
            3. Setup completed
            4. Using the installed program
          6. Wrap-Up
        3. Chapter 29: Getting Older Programs to Run
          1. Understanding Program Types
            1. DOS programs
            2. Old programs to avoid altogether
          2. Installing Incompatible Programs
          3. Using the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter
          4. Quick-and-Dirty Program Compatibility
          5. Using DOS Commands in Windows 8.1
          6. Wrap-Up
        4. Chapter 30: Repairing and Removing Programs
          1. Changing and Repairing Programs
          2. Uninstalling Programs
          3. Unpinning from the Start screen
          4. Dealing with stuck programs
          5. Turning Windows Features On and Off
          6. Wrap-Up
        5. Chapter 31: Setting Default Programs
          1. Setting Default Programs for Files
          2. Using the Default Programs Page
            1. Setting your default programs
            2. Associating a file type or protocol with a specific program
            3. Changing AutoPlay settings
            4. Setting program access and computer defaults
          3. Wrap-Up
        6. Chapter 32: Managing Programs and Processes
          1. Getting to Know Task Manager
            1. Viewing more and less detail
            2. Choosing Task Manager views
          2. Not Responding? Task Manager to the Rescue
            1. Closing frozen programs
            2. Switching and starting tasks
            3. Restarting a hung computer
          3. Monitoring Performance with Task Manager
          4. Managing Processes with Task Manager
            1. Showing other columns
            2. Common processes
            3. Choosing columns on the Details tab
            4. App History tab
            5. Startup tab
            6. Users tab
            7. Services tab
          5. Wrap-Up
        7. Chapter 33: Troubleshooting Software Problems
          1. Troubleshooting Installations
          2. Troubleshooting Programs
          3. Researching Application Errors
          4. Editing the Registry
            1. How Registry data is organized
            2. Backing up the Registry
            3. Making the Registry change
          5. Troubleshooting Tips
          6. Wrap Up
      11. Part VIII: Hardware and Performance Tuning
        1. Chapter 34: Installing and Removing Hardware
          1. Hardware, Firmware, and Software Demystified
          2. A Few Words About Device Drivers
          3. Using Hot-Pluggable Devices
            1. Connecting USB devices
            2. Connecting IEEE 1394 devices
            3. PC cards
            4. Using memory cards
            5. Memory cards and USB mass storage
            6. Disconnecting hot-pluggable devices
          4. Not-So-Hot-Pluggable Devices
            1. Installing expansion cards
            2. Installing more memory (RAM)
            3. Installing a second hard drive
            4. Primary and extended partitions
            5. Partitioning and formatting the disk
            6. Other hard drive operations
            7. The exFAT file system
          5. Removing Hardware
          6. Updating Drivers
          7. Dealing with Devices That Prevent Windows 8.1 from Starting
          8. Wrap-Up
        2. Chapter 35: Using Wireless Bluetooth Devices
          1. The World of Bluetooth
          2. Configuring Your Bluetooth Adapter
          3. Adding Bluetooth-Enabled Devices
            1. Connecting a smartphone
            2. Creating a Bluetooth personal area network
          4. Wrap-Up
        3. Chapter 36: Performance-Tuning Your System
          1. Getting to Know Your System
            1. Knowing your CPU and RAM
            2. Getting more detailed information about your PC
          2. Maximizing CPU and Memory Resources
            1. Conserving memory
            2. Managing virtual memory
            3. Priorities, foreground, and background
            4. Controlling CPU priorities
          3. Monitoring and Adjusting Performance
            1. Performance Monitor
            2. Reliability Monitor
            3. Using Windows ReadyBoost
          4. Trading pretty for performance
          5. Maintaining Your Hard Drive
            1. Recovering wasted hard drive space
            2. Deleting system restore files and unwanted features
            3. Defragmenting and optimizing your hard drive
          6. The Power Settings
            1. Create a power plan
            2. System settings
          7. Wrap-Up
        4. Chapter 37: Troubleshooting Hardware and Performance
          1. First Aid for Troubleshooting Hardware
          2. Dealing with Error Messages
          3. Performing a Clean Boot
          4. Using the System Recovery Options
          5. Troubleshooting Performance Problems
          6. Wrap-Up
      12. Part IX: Networking and Sharing
        1. Chapter 38: Creating a Home Network
          1. What Is a LAN?
          2. Planning a LAN
          3. Creating a Wired LAN
            1. Traditional Ethernet speeds
            2. The slowest component rules
          4. Creating a Wireless Network
            1. Wireless broadband router
            2. Other useful wireless goodies
          5. Acquiring and Installing Network Hardware
          6. After the Hardware Setup
          7. Setting Up a Wired Network
          8. Setting Up a Wireless Network
            1. The 802.11 standard
            2. Access point, SSID, WEP, and WPA
            3. Installing the wireless networking hardware
            4. Connecting to available networks
            5. The Notification icon
          9. Wrap-Up
        2. Chapter 39: Sharing Resources on a Network
          1. Some Networking Buzzwords
          2. Methods for Sharing in Windows 8.1
            1. Homegroups
            2. Workgroup
            3. Domain
            4. How to choose
          3. Turn on Sharing and Discovery
          4. Windows 8.1 Homegroups
            1. Finding or changing the homegroup password
            2. Joining a homegroup
            3. Sharing items with the homegroup
            4. Excluding items from sharing
            5. Sharing with individual users
          5. Using Public Folders
          6. Advanced Sharing
          7. Identifying Shared Folders
          8. Sharing a Printer
          9. Wrap-Up
        3. Chapter 40: Using Shared Resources
          1. UNC Paths
          2. Accessing Remote Resources
          3. Opening Remote Documents
            1. Opening a read-only copy
            2. Creating network locations
          4. Saving to a Remote Computer
          5. Downloading Programs to a Network Share
          6. Transferring Files Between Computers
          7. Mapping Drive Letters to Shared Folders
          8. Using a Shared Printer
          9. Using Shared Media
          10. Wrap-Up
      13. Part X: Appendixes
        1. APPENDIX A: Upgrading to Windows 8.1
          1. Windows 8.1 System Requirements
          2. Pre-Installation Housekeeping
          3. Installing Windows 8.1
            1. Installation options
            2. Reenabling old startup programs
        2. APPENDIX B: Installing Windows 8.1 on a New System
          1. Gearing Up for a Clean Install
            1. Back up all your data
            2. Make sure that you can boot from your DVD
            3. Installing a new C: drive
          2. Doing the Clean Install
          3. The Rest of the Installation
        3. APPENDIX C: Universal Shortcut Keys
        4. APPENDIX D: Windows 8.1 Touch Gestures