eBook The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows, 8th Edition

  • Paul McFedries
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  • ISBN-10: 1101598484
  • ISBN-13: 9781101598481
  • DDC: 005.446
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released January 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Microsoft Windows 8 is designed to mesh users digital lives seamlessly-from desktop to phone to tablet-by utilizing a look and feel that give users a new Windows experience. However, with all of this change comes new features that may catch old-school Windows users off guard. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Microsoft Windows 8, veteran tech writer Paul McFedries uses his friendly style and wit to comfort experienced Windows users and newbies alike by explaining all the new features, as well as the old, and helping everyone overcome trepidation about using this completely updated look to the most popular desktop operating system in the world. Readers will learn how to use new features including tiles and the new home screen, how they can mesh their data with "the cloud," and much more. And, when all else fails, McFedries teaches users how they can easily and seamlessly toggle back to the "old" and familiar Windows look and feel, should the new experience prove to be a bit more change than desired.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Getting to Know Windows 8.
2: Windows 8: The 50¢ Tour.
3: Making Things Happen: Launching and Controlling Programs.
4: Working with Windows 8 Windows.
5: Saving, Opening, Printing, and Other Document Lore.
6: Fiddling with Files and Folders.
7: Installing and Removing Programs and Devices.
8: Getting onto the Internet.
9: Having Fun with Windows 8.
10: Importing Images from a Scanner or Digital Camera.
11: Managing Your Pictures with Windows 8.
12: Sights and Sounds: Windows 8’s Digital Media Tools.
13: Making Movies with Windows 8.
14: Getting Things Done with Windows 8.
15: Sharing Your Computer with Others.
16: Wandering the Web.
17: Sending and Receiving Email.
18: Places to Go, People to See: Getting Social with Windows 8.
19: Fax-It-Yourself: Using Windows 8’s Faxing Features.
20: Windows 8 and Your Portable PC.
21: Customizing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting.
22: Customizing the Desktop.
23: Revamping the Start Screen and Taskbar.
24: Maintaining Your System in 10 Easy Steps.
25: Keeping You and Your Computer Safe.
26: Troubleshooting and Recovering from Problems.
The Complete Idiot’s Keyboard Command Reference.
Other Backmatter.
About the Author.