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My Windows® 8

Book Description

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Windows 8 that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into Windows 8 problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Windows 8.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping Windows 8 working just the way you want. Learn how to

  • Quickly master Windows 8’s fluid, colorful interface--and leave yesterday’s Windows behind!

  • Get super-productive fast with the latest touch and mouse techniques

  • Tweak your Start screen to get easy access to tasks you do every day

  • Get up-to-this-instant information with Live Tiles

  • Browse the web with the sleek, streamlined Internet Explorer 10

  • Use Windows 8’s great built-in apps and get more at the new Windows Store

  • Secure your computer with custom Lock screens, picture passwords, PIN logons, and location privacy

  • Copy, move, and share files through the revamped File Explorer

  • View, organize, and share all your photos on your PC, photo sites, and favorite social media accounts

  • Work with Windows 7 programs through the Windows 8 desktop

  • Keep your files safely backed up and Windows 8 safely updated

  • Improve computer performance with Windows 8’s updated system tools

  • Stream media and share files easily with your PCs, your Xbox 360, tablets, and phones

  • Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents at a Glance
    4. Table of Contents
    5. About the Author
    6. Dedication
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. We Want to Hear from You!
    9. Reader Services
    10. Introduction
      1. Versions of Windows 8
      2. Highlights of Windows 8
      3. What You’ll Find in This Book
      4. Let’s Begin
    11. 1. Wow, Windows 8!
      1. Exploring Windows 8
      2. Using Touch in Windows 8
      3. Getting Around with the Mouse and Keyboard
      4. Shutting Down or Putting Windows 8 to Sleep
      5. Finding the Help You Need
    12. 2. Preparing Your Windows 8 PC and Devices
      1. Adding Devices in Windows 8
      2. Connecting to Wireless Networks
      3. Managing Your PC Power
      4. Transferring Files
      5. Refreshing Your PC or Reinstalling Windows 8
    13. 3. Beginning with the Start Screen
      1. Exploring the Start Screen
      2. Understanding Windows 8 Charms
      3. Changing the Way Tiles Look and Behave
      4. Moving, Grouping, and Removing Apps
      5. Searching in Windows 8
    14. 4. Working with the Windows 8 Desktop
      1. Moving Between the Desktop and the Start Screen
      2. Getting Ready to Work with Programs
      3. Tailoring the Taskbar
      4. Working with Windows on the Windows Desktop
    15. 5. Personalizing Windows 8
      1. Personalizing Your Lock Screen
      2. Adding Badges
      3. Adjusting the Look of Windows 8
      4. Changing Your Windows 8 Desktop
      5. Tweaking Your Touch Experience
      6. Adjusting the Mouse
      7. Choosing Your Language
    16. 6. Securing Your Windows 8 Computer
      1. Customizing Your Login
      2. Working with the Action Center
      3. Using Windows Defender
      4. Turning on Your Windows Firewall
      5. Working with User Accounts
      6. Maintaining Your Privacy
    17. 7. Exploring Windows 8 Apps
      1. Getting Started with Apps
      2. Finding and Starting Apps
      3. Working with Apps
      4. Closing Apps
      5. Getting New Apps from the Windows Store
      6. Starting and Stopping a Program from the Desktop
      7. Repairing and Uninstalling Programs
    18. 8. Managing Files with File Explorer
      1. Getting Started with File Explorer
      2. Using the Ribbon
      3. Working with Windows 8 Libraries
      4. Managing Your Files and Folders
      5. Copying, Moving, and Sharing Files and Folders
    19. 9. Always Online with Internet Explorer 10
      1. Introducing Internet Explorer 10
      2. Browsing and Searching the Web—the Windows 8 Way
      3. Working with Tabs
      4. Securing Your Browsing Experience
    20. 10. Connect and Communicate with Windows 8
      1. Getting Social with the People App
      2. Staying in Touch Through Email
      3. Keeping Your Dates Straight with the Calendar App
      4. Messaging: When You Need Instant Contact
    21. 11. Get Entertained with Windows 8 Photos, Music, Movies, and Xbox
      1. Let There Be Photos!
      2. Grooving to Your Tunes
      3. Watching and Sharing Video in Windows 8
      4. Games in Windows 8
    22. 12. Connect with Other Computers, Devices, and the Cloud
      1. Setting Up a Home Network
      2. Getting Started with a HomeGroup
      3. Using Your HomeGroup
      4. Saving Your Files to SkyDrive
    23. 13. Windows 8 Care, Feeding, and Troubleshooting
      1. Getting Windows 8 Updates
      2. Backing Up and Restoring Your Files
      3. Using System Tools
      4. Compatibility with Windows 8
    24. A. Windows 8 App Gallery
      1. Appreciating Your Apps
      2. Checking Out the Bing Apps
      3. The Windows Store Revisited
      4. The Windows 8 App Gallery
    25. Index
    26. Add Pages