Chapter 2. Configure hardware and applications

An operating system is like an island; it has enough resources of its own to keep ticking but cannot be expanded or improved unless it gets connections to the outside world’s residents and infrastructure. Thus it is with Windows 8. Using the operating system would be very difficult without adding hardware, such as printers, and extra software to enable you to perform tasks. For businesses, just having a web browser isn’t good enough.

This chapter shows the various methods available to install, maintain, and manage hardware device drivers, and how to install and manage the software and new Windows 8 apps that you will use on your computer. You also learn how to manage usage of the Internet Explorer ...

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