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Everyday Computing with Windows 8.1 by Kevin Wilson

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Chapter    4

Windows 8

Windows 8/8.1 comes in different forms from tablets to desktop PCs. For this book I will be using a laptop computer and demonstrating common tasks using a point and click installation of Windows 8.

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Using the tablet versions of Windows 8 will differ slightly as they are touch screen devices, but more similarly to a Windows 8.1 touch screen on a laptop.

The Start Screen

Once you have logged on you will be greeted with the Start screen. The Start screen is made up of an arrangement of colorful tiles, each tile representing an application. You click (or tap) the tile to run the app.

You will notice that the using the tiles ...

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