Windows 8 For Dummies

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From the Back Cover Just want to get going with Windows 8? This book was made for you! Windows 8 looks and acts differently than previous Windows versions. The touch–friendly Start screen and new apps can confuse even the most experienced Windows user. This book helps you master Windows 8 by getting you started using the new interface, finding that missing file, creating a network, using Windows 8 on your tablet, and more. The big changes — tour the Start screen, where you load apps and programs, see where the desktop went, and use the Control Panel to customize Windows 8 Touch and go — get acquainted with the many features designed for touchscreen devices Tour the web — use Internet Explorer, set up and use e–mail, access your social networks, and do it all with more security When you have to share — discover how to protect everyone′s privacy and how to set up a network The magic of media — play CDs, digital music, and movies, or work with photos transferred from your camera Open the book and find: Straightforward explanations of unique features Which version of Windows 8 is right for you Tips for touchscreen users Whether you should upgrade to Windows 8 Easy, do–it–yourself maintenance tips How to download apps from the Windows Store The easy way to back up your PC Ten things that will drive you crazy and how to fix them Learn to: Use the Start screen to launch apps Send e–mail and link to social media accounts Create music playlists, watch videos, and organize photos Troub

Author Biography

Andy Rathbone is an expert on PC operation and repair, home theater and entertainment technologies, and tablet computing. In addition to all editions of Windows For Dummies, he is the author of Upgrading & Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies and Motorola XOOM For Dummies.


Introduction 1

Part I: Windows 8 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know 9

Chapter 1: What Is Windows 8? 11

Chapter 2: The Mysterious New Start Screen 19

Chapter 3: The Traditional Desktop 51

Chapter 4: Basic Desktop Window Mechanics 71

Chapter 5: Storage: Internal, External, and in the Sky 87

Part II: Working with Programs, Apps, and Files 117

Chapter 6: Playing with Programs, Apps, and Documents 119

Chapter 7: Finding the Lost 139

Chapter 8: Printing Your Work 153

Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet 167

Chapter 9: Cruising the Web 169

Chapter 10: Being Social: Mail, People, Calendar, and Messaging 191

Chapter 11: Safe Computing 215

Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows 8 227

Chapter 12: Customizing Windows 8 with the Control Panel 229

Chapter 13: Keeping Windows from Breaking 255

Chapter 14: Sharing One Computer with Several People 269

Chapter 15: Connecting Computers with a Network 285

Part V: Music, Photos, and Movies 299

Chapter 16: Playing and Copying Music in Media Player 301

Chapter 17: Fiddling with Photos (and Movies) 323

Part VI: Help! 341

Chapter 18: The Case of the Broken Window 343

Chapter 19: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute 359

Chapter 20: Moving from an Old PC to a New Windows 8 PC 369

Chapter 21: Help on the Windows 8 Help System 377

Part VII: The Part of Tens 383

Chapter 22: Ten Things You’ll Hate about Windows 8 (and How to Fix Them) 385

Chapter 23: Ten or So Tips for Touchscreen Owners 393

Index 399

Product Specifications

Paperback / softback
Date Published
14 September 2012
Publication Place
New Jersey
For Dummies
237 x 187 x 24

Andy Rathbone (author)


Computer hardware

Windows & variants

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