1. First Look at Windows 8.1

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In this chapter, you learn how to get started with Windows 8.1 and use touch, mouse, and keyboard to perform tasks such as

Discovering Windows 8.1

Using touch in Windows 8.1

Getting around with the mouse and keyboard

Shutting down or putting Windows to sleep

Finding the help you need

Whether you’ve been using Windows 8 for a while or you’re just considering upgrading now that Windows 8.1 is on the loose, you might feel you have a lot to learn about the new operating system from Microsoft. After all, Windows 8—and now, Windows 8.1—dramatically changes the way we use our computers. Gone are menus of options ...

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