The bestselling book on Windows, now updated for the new 8.1 features Microsoft has fine-tuned Windows 8 with some important new features, and veteran author Andy Rathbone explains every one in this all-new edition of a long-time bestseller. Whether you're using Windows for the first time, upgrading from an older version, or just moving from Windows 8 to 8.1, here's what you need to know. Learn about the dual interfaces, the new Start button, how to customize the interface and boot operations, and how to work with programs and files, use the web and social media, manage music and photos, and much more. You'll even find troubleshooting tips! This edition covers the upgrades in Windows 8.1, including the dual interfaces, basic mechanics, file storage, and how to get the free upgrade to Windows 8.1 Shows how to manipulate app tiles, give Windows the look you choose, set up boot-to-desktop capabilities, connect to a network, and create user accounts Covers working with programs, apps, and files; using the Internet and social media; new apps and capabilities for working with onboard and online media; and how to move files to a new PC Written by Andy Rathbone, author of every edition of the bestselling Windows For Dummies Windows 8.1 For Dummies is exactly what you need to get going and be productive with the newest Windows update.
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Seniors, here's what you need to get up and running on Windows 8.1 Microsoft, now a little older and wiser, is back with Windows 8.1, the revamped version that brings fresh changes and welcome improvements to the Windows 8 operating system. And now you savvy seniors can get the very most out of this easier-to-use Windows 8.1 with our friendly new guide. Using large print that makes the book easier to read plus magnified screen shots to help make Windows less intimidating, this book walks you through common tasks and show you how to get things done in fine style. Helps you get to know Windows 8.1, including the basics of PC hardware, the return of the Start screen, the desktop interface, Windows 8.1 applications, customizing, and more Explores how you can best use the Web, including directions on connecting to the Internet, using the e-mail app, connecting with social networks, and messaging Puts the fun in the fundamentals of how to find and install new apps, work with digital photos, and play music and videos Offers practical steps on troubleshooting and maintenance, connecting other devices, storing and organizing files, and backing up your computer Uses straightforward explanations, minimal chit-chat, and easy-to-read large print - perfect for seniors Work faster and smarter – and enjoy yourself, too – with Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 For Seniors For Dummies.
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.
Introduces Windows 8 and covers the basics of managing files and folders, troubleshooting, and using the new "Metro" interface on a desktop computer and a touchscreen device.
A lot is new in Windows 8! This quick guide gets you up and running right away New and experienced Windows users alike will need help navigating the features that set Windows 8 apart from previous versions. Let this quick-and-easy guide show you around the Start screen, introduce you to the Charms bar, and help you set up your Microsoft account. Then you can install apps, add social accounts, browse the web, and more. It's different — learn to use the Start screen, launch programs, customize Windows 8, and find the old desktop Work with the apps — install and update apps, locate missing ones, and identify which apps are presently running Get social — add your social networking and e-mail accounts for quick access Stay safe — create user accounts and keep your personal files private Make it your own — customize Windows 8 with your own photos Open the book and find: Why Windows 8 looks and acts differently than previous versions Where to find the classic desktop interface Why you should password-protect your user account How to add or remove Start screen items Tips on locating an app that's AWOL Advice on updating apps Ten tips for troubleshooting common problems Learn to: Navigate and customize the Start screen Create user accounts and set passwords Use Windows 8 applications for e-mail and photos
Offers information about the Microsoft operating system, covering the basic interface options, new features, and how to maintain, secure, and enhance the operating system.
The handy and fast reference for mastering Windows 8 This quick and easy reference is designed for all users (newbies and seasoned) who are comfortable with the Windows OS and need a fast reference to solve a problem or navigate a new feature without context or explanation. It will be the must-have reference for anyone using Windows 8. Offers quick answers and solutions so readers can read less and do more Includes new elements such as Control Panel guide, icon glossary, shortcuts and other tools users can leverage to move quickly and efficiently though Windows 8 Get the completely updated and overhauled edition of this bestselling book with a newly refreshed easy-to-use format.
Learn to: Navigate the Windows 8 Start screen Create user accounts and set passwords Use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Master the basics of Windows 8 and Office 2013! Windows and Office work together to turn your PC into a productivity tool. The unique Windows 8 interface combines with updates to Office 2013 to create a new computing experience. This book offers quick answers for when you get stuck. Learn your way around the Windows 8 Start screen and Charms bar as well as Office 2013 applications. The new Windows — see how to launch programs, customize Windows 8, and create user accounts Apps and more — install and update apps, locate missing ones, and identify which ones are running Get social — add your social networking and e-mail accounts to Windows 8 for quicker updating Welcome to Office 2013 — navigate the Ribbon and create and format Word documents and Excel spreadsheets Get organized — manage your e-mail and contacts and track your appointments Open the book and find: A tour of the Windows 8 Start screen How to password-protect your user account Tips for adding or removing Start screen items Advice on customizing Office 2013 Ways to punch up your PowerPoint presentations Hints for analyzing data with Excel
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