Chapter 5

Introduction to Windows 8.1

Learning objectives

  • Understand the Windows 8.1 interface
  • Be able to start up and shut down Windows
  • Know how to run applications
  • Perform common file management tasks

Touring Windows 8.1

Starting Up and Shutting Down

Running Applications

Managing Files

In Chapter 4, “Operating System Basics,” you learned about operating systems in general—what they do, how they work, how they differ from one another. In this chapter, you will turn your full attention toward one operating system in particular: Windows 8.1.

Windows 8.1 is a popular operating system, installed on millions of personal computers worldwide. This chapter starts with a tour of the Windows desktop and Start screen. You'll learn how to start up and ...

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