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Windows 10 In Depth (includes Content Update Program), Second edition

Book Description

This new edition covers the Fall Creators Update to Windows 10.

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Experienced with Windows? Don’t let Windows 10 make you feel like a beginner again! This book is packed with intensely useful knowledge, tips, and shortcuts you just won’t find anywhere else. It’s the fastest, best way to master Windows 10’s full power, revamped interface, and new tools–from the reconfigured Start menu to the Cortana personal assistant. This friendly, expert guide will make Windows 10 way more productive, painless, and fun, whether you’re running it on a computer or a tablet…at home, at work, on the road, anywhere!

  • Take a quick guided tour of everything that’s new in Windows 10
  • Get the most out of Edge, Microsoft’s modern web browser
  • Navigate the Windows 10 interface (and customize it to make yourself more comfortable)
  • Discover hidden shortcuts and timesavers you’d never find on your own
  • Quickly locate and use files, media, apps, websites, and management tools
  • Connect reliably and safely to networks, the Internet, and Wi-Fi hotspots
  • Increase your efficiency by taking advantage of Windows 10’s virtual desktops
  • Maximize the performance and reliability of your hardware and storage devices
  • Set up a safe and effective network for your home or office
  • Systematically protect yourself from viruses, spyware, snoops, fraud, and spam
  • Use the most convenient and efficient interface for every task: keyboard, touch, pen, or voice
  • Discover tweaks and customizations that are actually worth the effort
  • Get more out of your Windows 10 laptop or tablet on the road
  • Remotely use your Windows 10 computer and data from anywhere on earth
  • Access even more power with Windows 10’s command-line utilities
  • Use Hyper-V, the subsystem for Linux, and Windows containers to run other operating systems alongside Windows
  • Troubleshoot the most common Windows 10 problems–and the toughest ones

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Dedication
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. Introduction
  12. I Starting Out with Windows 10
    1. 1 Meet Windows 10
      1. An Overview of Windows 10
        1. Should I Get Windows 10?
        2. Windows 10 Editions
        3. Upgrading Windows
      2. What’s New in Windows 10?
        1. The New Start Menu
        2. Touch-a Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me!
        3. Modern Apps
        4. Hey, Cortana
        5. Online User Accounts
        6. Virtual Desktops
        7. Expanded Settings App
        8. File Explorer Ribbon
        9. The Windows Store
        10. Management Tools
        11. Improved Antivirus Protection
        12. Installation and Setup
        13. Storage Spaces
        14. Improved Web Browsing with Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11
        15. Wi-Fi Sense
        16. Faster Startup
        17. Secure Boot
        18. Integrated Cellular Data Connections
        19. Tools for Creators
        20. Changes Since the Initial Release of Windows 10
      3. What Changed Between Windows 10 and Windows 8 and 8.1
      4. Beyond Windows 10
      5. In the Modern Age
    2. 2 Installing or Upgrading to Windows 10
      1. Windows 10 System Requirements
        1. Processor Requirements
        2. Memory Requirements
        3. Storage Requirements
        4. Graphics Requirements
        5. Hardware Requirements for Various Windows 10 Features
      2. Preparing Your System: A Checklist
        1. Check Your System Requirements
        2. Back Up Your Files
        3. Clean Up Your Hard Disk
        4. Check and Defragment Your Hard Disk
        5. Create a System Image Backup and a System Repair Disc
      3. Installing Windows 10
      4. Upgrading to Windows 10
      5. Dual- (and Multi-) Booting Windows 10
        1. Dual-Booting Windows 10
        2. Multibooting with Three or More Operating Systems
        3. Using Windows Boot Manager
      6. Customizing the Boot Configuration Data (BCD)
        1. Using Windows Boot Manager to Modify the BCD
        2. Using Startup and Recovery to Modify the BCD
        3. Using the System Configuration Utility to Modify the BCD
        4. Using BCDEDIT to Customize the Startup Options
        5. Making a Backup Copy of the BCD Store
        6. Renaming an Entry
        7. Changing the Order of the Entries
      7. Installing Windows 10 Components
    3. 3 Your First Hour with Windows 10
      1. The First Things to Do After Starting Windows 10
      2. A Quick Tour of the Important Windows 10 Features
        1. The Lock and Sign In Screens
        2. The Start Menu
        3. Modern Apps
        4. The Touch Tour
        5. Important Keyboard Shortcuts
        6. Tablet Mode
        7. Windows Explorer Is Now Called File Explorer
        8. Cortana
        9. Search Before You Look
        10. Getting to the Management Tools
      3. Setting Up User Accounts
        1. Microsoft Versus Local Accounts
        2. Create New Accounts
        3. Change Account Settings
        4. Enable Controlled Folder Access
        5. Before You Forget Your Password
        6. Just One User?
      4. Downloading Critical Updates
      5. Personalizing Windows 10
        1. Enable Find My Device
        2. Personalize Screen Settings
        3. Resolution
        4. Multiple Monitors
        5. Font Size
        6. ClearType Tuner
        7. Tune Up the Taskbar, Action Center, and Start Menu
        8. Store to OneDrive or This PC
        9. Privacy Settings
        10. Important Adjustments and Tweaks
        11. Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell
        12. Enable Libraries
        13. Show Extensions for Known File Types
        14. Set Web Browser and Home Pages
        15. Search Providers
        16. Enable System Restore
        17. Enable Metering for Cellular Data
      6. Transferring Information from Your Old Computer
        1. Third-Party User Transfer Programs
        2. Copying Your Old Data Manually
      7. How the Heck Do I Shut this Thing Off?
      8. More than You Wanted to Know
        1. After You Forget Your Password
        2. Using a Password Reset Disk
        3. Accessing the Real Administrator Account
      9. If You’re Moving to Windows 10 from XP
        1. Setting and Control Panels
        2. Where’s My Stuff? The User Profile Structure
        3. Compatibility and Virtualization
        4. User Account Control
        5. The New Taskbar
        6. Jumplists
  13. II Using Windows 10
    1. 4 Using the Windows 10 Interface
      1. Taking a Tour of the Windows 10 Interface
        1. Navigating Windows 10 with a Keyboard
        2. Navigating Windows 10 with a Touch Interface
      2. Working with Running Apps
        1. Snapping an App
        2. Switching Between Running Apps
        3. Pinning an App to the Taskbar
        4. Using Desktop Apps as the Defaults
      3. Working with Notifications
      4. Searching Windows 10
        1. Searching via the Taskbar
        2. Voice Search with Cortana
        3. Managing Search Privacy
      5. Customizing the Start Menu
        1. Resizing a Tile
        2. Moving a Tile
        3. Turning Off a Live Tile
        4. Pinning an App to the Start Menu
        5. Pinning a Web Page to the Start Menu
        6. Creating an App Group
        7. Displaying the Administrative Tools on the Start Menu
        8. Adding Command Prompt to the Shortcut Menu
        9. Adding Shutdown and Restart Shortcuts
        10. Personalizing the Start Menu
        11. Customizing the Start Menu’s System Icons
        12. Customizing the Start Menu Background
      6. Customizing the Lock Screen
        1. Customizing the Lock Screen Background
        2. Controlling the Apps Displayed on the Lock Screen
        3. Disabling the Lock Screen
      7. Working with Virtual Desktops
        1. Adding a Virtual Desktop
        2. Working with Virtual Desktops
        3. Customizing Virtual Desktops
    2. 5 Windows Apps and the Windows Store
      1. The Windows Apps
        1. Alarms & Clock
        2. Calculator
        3. Calendar
        4. Camera
        5. Connect
        6. Cortana
        7. Feedback Hub
        8. Films & TV
        9. Get Help
        10. Groove Music
        11. Mail
        12. Maps
        13. Messaging
        14. Microsoft Edge
        15. Mixed Reality Portal
        16. OneDrive
        17. OneNote
        18. Paint 3D
        19. People
        20. Photos
        21. Settings
        22. Skype
        23. Sticky Notes
        24. Store
        25. Tips
        26. View 3D
        27. Voice Recorder
        28. Weather
        29. Windows Defender Security Center
        30. Xbox
      2. Installing Apps from the Windows Store
      3. Uninstalling Apps
    3. 6 Managing Files and Searching
      1. Understanding File Types
        1. File Types and File Extensions
        2. File Types and the Registry
      2. Navigating Folder Windows
        1. Folder Navigation
        2. Instant Search
      3. The Ribbon
      4. The Navigation Pane
      5. Basic File and Folder Chores
        1. Selecting Files with Check Boxes
        2. Resolving File Transfer Conflicts
        3. Expert Drag-and-Drop Techniques
        4. Taking Advantage of the Send To Command
        5. The Recycle Bin: Deleting and Recovering Files and Folders
        6. Setting Some Recycle Bin Options
        7. Recovering a File or Folder
        8. File Maintenance Using the Open and Save As Dialog Boxes
        9. Metadata and the File Explorer Property System
      6. Searching Your PC
        1. As-You-Type Searches with Instant Search
        2. Using Advanced Query Syntax to Search Properties
        3. Saving Searches
      7. Grouping and Filtering with Metadata
        1. Grouping Files
        2. Filtering Files
    4. 7 Devices and Printers
      1. Windows Printing Primer
      2. Installing and Configuring a Printer
        1. Adding a New Printer
        2. Installing a Local Printer
        3. If the Printer Isn’t Found
        4. What to Do If Your Printer Isn’t Listed
      3. Changing a Printer’s Properties
        1. Printing Preferences
        2. Printer Properties
        3. Print Server Properties
      4. Removing a Printer
      5. Printing from Your Applications
        1. PDF and XPS Print Output
        2. Faxing
        3. Printing Offline
        4. Working with the Printer Queue
        5. Deleting a File from the Queue
        6. Canceling All Pending Print Jobs on a Given Printer
        7. Pausing, Resuming, and Restarting the Printing Process
      6. Advanced Printer Management
    5. 8 Accessories and Accessibility
      1. A Boatload of Useful Tools
        1. Gadgets Are Gone
        2. Apps as Accessories
      2. Desktop Accessories
        1. Character Map
        2. Math Input Panel
        3. Notepad
        4. Paint
        5. Snipping Tool
        6. Steps Recorder
        7. WordPad
        8. XPS Viewer
      3. Accessibility Tools
        1. Ease of Access (in Settings)
        2. Ease of Access Center (in Control Panel)
        3. Magnifier
        4. Narrator
    6. 9 Configuring Windows 10
      1. Configuring Windows 10 with Control Panel
        1. Touring the Control Panel Window
        2. Reviewing the Control Panel Icons
        3. Understanding Control Panel Files
        4. Gaining Easier Access to Control Panel
      2. Configuring Windows 10 with the Settings App
        1. Changing Your User Account Picture
        2. Changing a Password
        3. Creating a PIN Sign-In
        4. Creating a Picture Password
        5. Creating a Fingerprint Sign-In
        6. Customizing Notifications and Quick Actions
        7. Synchronizing Your Settings Between Devices
        8. Creating a Shortcut to a Specific Settings Tab
  14. III Multimedia and Imaging
    1. 10 Windows Media Player
      1. Getting to Know Media Player
        1. Navigating the Library
        2. Customizing the Navigation Pane
        3. Syncing Media Devices
      2. Playing Media Files
      3. Setting Media Player’s Playback Options
      4. Copying Music from an Audio CD
        1. Selecting a Location and Filename Structure
        2. Choosing the Recording File Format
        3. Specifying the Quality of the Recording
        4. Copying Tracks from an Audio CD
      5. Copying Tracks to a Recordable CD or Device
        1. Creating a Playlist
        2. Recording to a CD
      6. Streaming Your Media Library
    2. 11 Windows and Imaging Devices
      1. Connecting Imaging Devices
        1. Testing an Installed Scanner
        2. Configuring Device Events
      2. Accessing Media on a Memory Card
      3. Importing Photos from a Digital Camera
        1. Viewing Digital Camera Images
        2. Importing Digital Camera Photos
        3. Configuring the Import Settings
        4. Importing Everything from the Camera
        5. Importing Selected Groups of Photos
      4. Burning Photos to an Optical Disc
        1. Selecting an Optical Disc Format
        2. Burning a Mastered Disc
        3. Closing a UDF Session
        4. Burning a Live File System Disc
    3. 12 Scanning and Faxing
      1. Introducing Windows Fax and Scan
        1. Installing Fax and Scanner Hardware
        2. Installing a Fax Modem
        3. Installing a Scanner
      2. Configuring the Fax Service
        1. Creating a Customized Cover Page
        2. Changing Fax Settings
      3. Sending Faxes from Windows Fax and Scan
        1. Selecting Recipients
        2. Selecting a Dialing Rule
        3. Selecting a Cover Page
        4. Entering Subject and Comment Text
        5. Adding Other Documents to the Fax
        6. Adding Scanned Pages
        7. Previewing the Fax
        8. Sending the Fax
        9. Monitoring Outgoing Faxes
      4. Receiving Faxes
        1. Printing Received Faxes Automatically
      5. Scanning Documents with Windows Fax and Scan
        1. Editing Scan Profile Defaults
        2. Creating a New Scan Profile
        3. Scanning Images
        4. Emailing and Faxing Scans
    4. 13 More Windows 10 Media Tools
      1. Controlling the Volume
        1. Controlling the Overall System Volume
        2. Controlling an Application’s Volume
        3. Balancing Your Speakers or Headphones
        4. Equalizing the Volume
      2. Setting the Default Output Device
      3. Assigning Sounds to Events
      4. Recording Sounds with Voice Recorder
        1. Setting Up the Microphone
        2. Making a Voice Recording
      5. Controlling Your Computer with Speech Recognition
  15. IV Windows 10 and the Internet
    1. 14 Getting Connected
      1. Going Worldwide
      2. Understanding Connection Technologies
        1. DSL
        2. Cable Modem
        3. Satellite Service
        4. Wireless and Cellular Service
        5. Analog Modem
        6. Choosing a Technology
        7. Choosing Equipment
      3. Installing a Network Adapter for Broadband Service
        1. Installing Filters for DSL Service
      4. Configuring a High-Speed Connection
        1. Configuring a PPPoE Broadband Connection
        2. Configuring an Always On Connection
        3. Setting Up a Fixed IP Address
      5. Dial-Up Internet
        1. Creating a New Dial-Up Connection
      6. Making and Ending a Dial-Up Connection
    2. 15 Web Browsing with Microsoft Edge
      1. Taking a Tour of the Edge Window
      2. Tips and Techniques for Better Web Surfing
        1. Taking Advantage of the Address Bar
        2. Working with Tabs
        3. Accessing Content Via the Hub
        4. Using the Handy History List
        5. Changing the Startup Page
        6. Changing the Edge Search Engine
      3. Saving Your Favorite Pages
        1. Adding a Page to the Favorites List
        2. Displaying the Favorites Bar
        3. Opening a Page from the Favorites List
        4. Maintaining Favorites
      4. Saving Pages to Read Later
        1. Saving a Page to the Reading List
        2. Opening a Page from the Reading List
        3. Deleting Pages from Your Reading List
      5. Configuring Edge Privacy Settings
        1. Preventing Passwords from Being Saved
        2. Preventing Form Data from Being Saved
        3. Clearing Browsing Data
        4. Blocking Third-Party Cookies
        5. Opening a Private Browsing Session
    3. 16 Windows 10 Internet Communications
      1. Working with Email
      2. Setting Up Mail Accounts
        1. Specifying Basic Account Settings
        2. Specifying Advanced Internet Account Settings
        3. Specifying Advanced Exchange Account Settings
        4. Maintaining Accounts
      3. Handling Incoming Messages
        1. Controlling Sync Settings for an Account
        2. Processing Messages
        3. Setting Swipe Options
      4. Sending Messages
        1. Initiating a New Message
        2. Creating a Signature
      5. Maintaining Mail
    4. 17 Troubleshooting an Internet Connection
      1. It’s Great When It Works, But...
      2. Troubleshooting Step by Step
      3. Identifying Software Configuration Problems
        1. Troubleshooting a Cable or DSL Modem Connection
        2. Troubleshooting a LAN Connection
      4. Identifying Network Hardware Problems
      5. Troubleshooting Internet Problems with Windows TCP/IP Utilities
        1. ipconfig
        2. ping
        3. tracert
      6. Third-Party Utilities
        1. WhatIsMyIP
        2. Speed Check
        3. Reverse tracert
  16. V Networking
    1. 18 Creating a Windows Network
      1. Creating or Joining a Network
      2. Planning Your Network
        1. Are You Being Served?
        2. When to Hire a Professional
      3. Choosing a Network and Cabling System
        1. 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
        2. 801.11ac, 802.11n, and 802.11g Wireless (Wi-Fi) Networking
        3. Powerline Networking
        4. 1000Mbps Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet)
      4. Adding Additional Networking Functions
        1. Printing and Faxing
        2. Providing Internet Connectivity
        3. Providing Remote Access
        4. Connecting to a Remote Network
      5. Installing Network Adapters
        1. Checking Existing Adapters
        2. Installing Multiple Network Adapters
      6. Installing Network Wiring
        1. Cabling for Ethernet Networks
        2. General Cabling Tips
        3. Wiring with Patch Cables
        4. Installing In-Wall Wiring
        5. Connecting Just Two Computers
        6. Connecting Multiple Switches
      7. Installing a Wireless Network
        1. Wireless Network Setup Choices
        2. Setting Up a New Wireless Network
        3. Using the Manufacturer’s Setup Program
        4. Using the Set Up a Network Wizard
        5. Configuring Manually
        6. Setting Up Internet Service
        7. Sharing Wi-Fi Network Settings with Friends
        8. Getting Maximum Wireless Speed
        9. Eliminate Overlapping Channels
        10. Tune Up Wireless Security
        11. Separate Your Wireless-AC, -N, -G, and -B Networks
        12. Bump Up the Power?
      8. Configuring a Peer-to-Peer Network
        1. Configuring the TCP/IP Protocol
        2. If You Have No Shared Internet Connection
        3. If You Have a Shared Internet Connection
        4. Enabling and Disabling Sharing
        5. Setting Your Computer Identification
        6. Configuring Windows Firewall
        7. File and Printer Sharing Without a Router: Avoiding the Unidentified Network Problem
        8. Setting Up a Homegroup
        9. Alternatives to Using a Homegroup
        10. Wrapping Up
      9. Joining a Windows Domain Network
        1. Disconnecting from a Domain Network
      10. Bridging Two Network Types
    2. 19 Connecting Your Network to the Internet
      1. Sharing an Internet Connection
      2. Selecting a Way to Make the Connection
        1. Managing IP Addresses
        2. NAT and Internet Connection Sharing
        3. Special Notes for Wireless Networking
        4. Special Notes for Cable Service
      3. Configuring Your LAN
        1. Scheme A—Router with a Broadband Modem
        2. Scheme B—Cable Modem, Multiple Computers
        3. Scheme C—Combination Router/Modem
        4. Routed Service with Multiple Addresses
        5. Universal Plug and Play
      4. Configuring the Rest of the Network
      5. Making Services Available
    3. 20 Networking with Other Operating Systems
      1. Making Windows Play Well with Others
      2. Internetworking with Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP
        1. Setting TCP/IP as the Default Network Protocol
        2. Password Protection and Simple File Sharing
        3. Using Windows Vista and XP with a Homegroup
      3. Internetworking with Unix and Linux
        1. NFS
        2. Samba
        3. Samba Client Tools
        4. Samba Server Tools
        5. Printing to Unix Queues from Windows
        6. Printing to Windows Printers from Unix
      4. Internetworking with Macintosh
        1. Compatibility Issues
        2. Resource Data Issues
        3. Filename Compatibility Issues
        4. Working with Windows Resources from Mac OS X
        5. Using Windows Shared Files on the Mac
        6. Selecting a Windows Account
        7. Using Windows Printers on the Mac
        8. Using Mac Shared Files on Windows
        9. Using Mac Shared Printers on Windows
      5. Installing Optional Network Components
        1. Using the Hosts File
    4. 21 Using a Windows Network
      1. Windows was Made to Network
      2. Using Shared Folders in Windows 10
        1. Browsing Through a Homegroup
        2. Browsing a Network’s Computers
        3. Viewing a Computer or Shared Folder Directly Using Its UNC Path
      3. Searching the Network
        1. Searching for Files or Folders
        2. Searching for Computers
        3. Searching for Printers
      4. Searching Active Directory
      5. Security and File Sharing
        1. File Permissions and Networking
        2. Network Permissions
      6. Using Printers on the Network
        1. Using a Shared Printer
        2. Using Printers over the Internet with IPP
        3. Using Unix and LPR Printers
        4. Using Other Network-Connected Printers
      7. Network Power User Topics
        1. Backing Up Your Computer over the Network
        2. Sharing and Using an Entire Drive
        3. Understanding the Universal Naming Convention
        4. Mapping Drive Letters
        5. Mapping a Drive to a Subfolder
      8. Sharing Resources
        1. Sharing with a Homegroup
        2. Editing Permissions for Specific People
        3. Sharing the Public Profile Folder
        4. Sharing Your Own Folders in Place
        5. Sharing Folders Independently
      9. Sharing Printers
        1. Setting Printer Permissions
        2. Changing the Location of the Spool Directory
        3. Printer Pooling
      10. Managing Your Network
        1. Monitoring Use of Your Shared Folders
        2. Managing Network Resources Using the Command Line
    5. 22 Troubleshooting Your Network
      1. When Good Networks Go Bad
      2. Getting Started
      3. Using Troubleshooters and Diagnostic Tools
        1. The Network and Sharing Center
        2. Network
        3. Network Troubleshooters
        4. Windows Defender Firewall
        5. Event Viewer
        6. Device Manager
      4. Testing Network Cables
      5. Checking Network Configuration
        1. ipconfig
        2. System
        3. Network Connections
      6. Testing Network Connectivity with ping
      7. Diagnosing File and Printer Sharing Problems
  17. VI Maintaining Windows 10
    1. 23 Windows Management Tools
      1. Managing Windows
      2. Policing Windows 10 with Group Policies
        1. Understanding Group Policies
        2. Local Group Policy Editor and Windows Versions
        3. Launching the Local Group Policy Editor
        4. Working with Group Policies
        5. Group Policy Examples
      3. Configuring the Microsoft Management Console
        1. Reviewing the Windows 10 Snap-ins
        2. Launching the MMC
        3. Adding a Snap-in
        4. Saving a Console
        5. Creating a Custom Taskpad View
        6. Controlling Snap-ins with Group Policies
      4. Controlling Services
        1. Controlling Services with the Services Snap-in
        2. Controlling Services at the Command Prompt
        3. Controlling Services with a Script
        4. Making Windows Shut Down Services Faster
        5. Resetting a Broken Service
      5. Monitoring Performance
        1. Monitoring Performance with Task Manager
        2. Using the Resource Monitor
        3. Using the Performance Monitor
    2. 24 Tweaking and Customizing Windows
      1. Customizing File Explorer
        1. Customizing the Ribbon
        2. Changing the View
        3. Viewing More Properties
        4. Turning On File Extensions
        5. Exploring the View Options
      2. Customizing the Taskbar for Easier Program and Document Launching
        1. Improving Productivity by Configuring Taskbar Settings
        2. Pinning a Favorite Program to the Taskbar
        3. Using the Windows Key to Start Taskbar Programs
        4. Taking Control of the Notification Area
        5. Displaying the Built-in Taskbar Toolbars
        6. Setting Some Taskbar Toolbar Options
        7. Creating New Taskbar Toolbars
    3. 25 Managing Hard Disks and Storage Spaces
      1. Dealing with Hard Disk Errors
        1. Hard Drive Health States
        2. Repairing a Drive Manually
      2. Checking Free Disk Space
      3. Deleting Unnecessary Files
      4. Defragmenting Your Hard Disk
        1. Running the Optimize Drives Tool
        2. Changing the Optimization Schedule
        3. Changing Which Disks Get Defragmented
      5. Working with Storage Spaces
      6. Managing Your Disks
        1. Assigning a Different Letter to a Disk Drive
        2. Dividing Your Hard Drive into Two Volumes
        3. Creating a Spanned Volume
        4. Creating Mirrored Volumes
        5. Creating a RAID 5 Volume
      7. Working with Disk Files
        1. Mounting an ISO File
        2. Mounting a Virtual Hard Disk
        3. Creating a Virtual Hard Disk
    4. 26 Troubleshooting and Repairing Problems
      1. Troubleshooting Strategies: Determining the Source of a Problem
        1. Did You Get an Error Message?
        2. Does an Error or Warning Appear in the Event Viewer Logs?
        3. Does an Error Appear in System Information?
        4. Did You Recently Edit the Registry?
        5. Did You Recently Change Any Windows Settings?
        6. Did Windows 10 “Spontaneously” Reboot?
        7. Did You Recently Change Any Application Settings?
        8. Did You Recently Install a New Program?
        9. Did You Recently Install a New Device?
        10. Did You Recently Apply an Update from Windows Update?
      2. General Troubleshooting Tips
      3. More Troubleshooting Tools
        1. Running the Windows 10 Troubleshooters
        2. Running the Memory Diagnostics Tool
        3. Checking Your PC’s Reliability History
      4. Troubleshooting Startup
        1. Some Things to Try Before Anything Else
        2. Disabling Startup Programs
        3. Disabling Startup Services
        4. A Startup Troubleshooting Procedure
      5. Troubleshooting Device Problems
        1. Troubleshooting with Device Manager
      6. Troubleshooting Device Driver Problems
        1. Rolling Back a Device Driver
      7. Recovering from a Problem
        1. Accessing the Recovery Environment
        2. Navigating the Recovery Environment
        3. Booting Up in Safe Mode
        4. Automatically Repairing Your PC
        5. Recovering Using System Restore
        6. Resetting Your PC
        7. Restoring a System Image
    5. 27 Managing Your Software
      1. Configuring and Managing Windows Update
        1. Configuring Automatic Updates
        2. Setting the Automatic Maintenance Schedule
        3. Checking for Updates
      2. Working with Third-Party Software
        1. Running Through a Preinstallation Checklist
        2. Installing Software
        3. Managing Your Installed Apps
        4. Understanding Compatibility Mode
    6. 28 Managing Your Hardware
      1. Windows 10 and Hardware
      2. Viewing Your Devices
      3. Installing Devices
        1. Installing Plug and Play Devices
        2. Completing a Device Install
        3. Installing a Bluetooth Device
      4. Running Windows 10 with Multiple Monitors
        1. Extending the Screen to a Second Monitor
        2. Duplicating the Screen on a Second Monitor
        3. Using Only the Second Monitor
        4. Configuring the Taskbar for Multiple Monitors
        5. Moving Up to Three Monitors
      5. Managing Your Hardware with Device Manager
        1. Controlling the Device Display
        2. Viewing Device Properties
        3. Showing Nonpresent Devices in Device Manager
      6. Working with Device Drivers
        1. Tips for Downloading Device Drivers
        2. Checking Windows Update for Drivers
        3. Updating a Device Driver
        4. Configuring Windows to Ignore Unsigned Device Drivers
        5. Write a Complete List of Device Drivers to a Text File
      7. Uninstalling a Device
      8. Working with Device Security Policies
    7. 29 Editing the Windows Registry
      1. What Is the Registry?
        1. How the Registry Is Organized
        2. New Registry Features
        3. Registry Virtualization
        4. Registry Redirection and Reflection
        5. Backing Up and Restoring the Registry
        6. Backing Up the Registry
        7. Backing Up with System Restore
        8. Backing Up with the Registry Editor
        9. Restoring the Registry
        10. Using Regedit
        11. Viewing the Registry
        12. Searching in the Registry
        13. Editing Keys and Values
        14. Editing Registry Entries for an App or Another User
        15. Editing Registry Entries for Another Windows Installation
        16. Editing Registry Security
        17. Other Registry Tools
        18. Registry Toolkit
        19. Registrar Registry Manager
        20. Tweak-10
        21. Registry Privileges and Policies
    8. 30 Command-Line and Automation Tools
      1. Command-Line Tools
      2. The Windows 10 Command Prompt Environment
        1. Changing Directories
        2. Saving Output
        3. The Search Path
        4. Command-Line Access from the Power User Menu
        5. Running Commands with Elevated Privileges
        6. Copying and Pasting in the Command Prompt Window
        7. Transparency
        8. Learning About Command-Line Programs
        9. Running GUI Programs from the Command Line
      3. Setting Environment Variables
        1. Setting the PATH Environment Variable
        2. Editing Path Lists
      4. The MS-DOS Environment
        1. Editing Advanced Settings for a DOS Application
        2. Issues with ANSI.SYS and DOSKEY
        3. Printing from MS-DOS Applications
      5. Batch Files
        1. Batch File Tips
      6. Windows Script Host
        1. Some Sample Scripts
      7. Windows PowerShell
      8. The Windows Subsystem for Linux
      9. Task Scheduler
  18. VII Security
    1. 31 Protecting Windows from Viruses and Spyware
      1. Avoiding Viruses and Spyware: The Basics
        1. First, a Few Simple Precautions
        2. Locking Your Computer
        3. Requiring Ctrl+Alt+Delete at Startup
      2. Checking Your Computer’s Security Settings
        1. Making Sure Windows Defender Firewall Is Turned On
        2. Making Sure Windows Defender Is Turned On
        3. Making Sure Controlled Folder Access Is Turned On
        4. Making Sure User Account Control Is Turned On
        5. Making Sure the Administrator Account Is Disabled
      3. Understanding User Account Control (UAC)
        1. Elevating Privileges
        2. Configuring User Account Control
        3. Setting User Account Control Policies
        4. Preventing Elevation for All Standard Users
      4. Enhancing Your Browsing Security
        1. Blocking Pop-Up Windows
        2. Making Sure SmartScreen is On
    2. 32 Protecting Your Data from Loss and Theft
      1. Preparing for Trouble
        1. Backing Up File Versions with File History
        2. Setting System Restore Points
        3. Creating a Recovery Drive
        4. Creating a System Image Backup
      2. Protecting a File
        1. Making a File Read-Only
        2. Hiding a File
      3. Setting Security Permissions on Files and Folders
        1. Assigning a User to a Security Group
        2. Assigning a User to Multiple Security Groups
        3. Assigning Standard Permissions
        4. Assigning Special Permissions
        5. Fixing Permission Problems by Taking Ownership of Your Files
      4. Encrypting Files and Folders
        1. Encrypting a Folder
        2. Backing Up Your Encryption Key
      5. Encrypting a Disk with BitLocker
        1. Enabling BitLocker on a System with a TPM
        2. Enabling BitLocker on a System Without a TPM
    3. 33 Protecting Your Network from Hackers and Snoops
      1. It’s a Cold, Cruel World
        1. Who Would Be Interested in My Computer?
        2. Types of Attack
        3. Your Lines of Defense
      2. Preparation: Network Security Basics
      3. Active Defenses
        1. Firewalls and NAT (Connection-Sharing) Devices
        2. Windows Defender Firewall
        3. Packet Filtering
        4. Using NAT or Internet Connection Sharing
        5. Using Add-On Firewall Products for Windows
        6. Securing Your Router
        7. Configuring Passwords and File Sharing
        8. Setting Up Restrictive Access Controls
      4. Testing, Logging, and Monitoring
        1. Testing Your Defenses
        2. Monitoring Suspicious Activity
      5. Disaster Planning: Preparing for Recovery After an Attack
        1. Making a Baseline Backup Before You Go Online
        2. Making Frequent Backups When You’re Online
        3. Writing and Testing Server Restore Procedures
        4. Writing and Maintaining Documentation
        5. Preparing an Incident Plan
      6. Specific Configuration Steps for Windows 10
        1. Windows 10’s Security Features
        2. If You Don’t Have a LAN
        3. If You Do Have a LAN
        4. Keep Up to Date
        5. Tightening Local Security Policy
        6. Account Policies
        7. Local Policies
      7. Configuring Windows Defender Firewall
        1. Enable and Disable Windows Defender Firewall
        2. Allow an App or Feature through Windows Defender Firewall
        3. Change Notification Settings, Turn Windows Defender Firewall On or Off
        4. Restore Defaults
        5. Advanced Settings
      8. More About Security
    4. 34 Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Spam
      1. Phishing for Information
        1. Common Types of Fraud
        2. Classic Phishing
        3. The Stranded Friend
        4. Advance Fee Fraud
        5. “Nigerian Letter” Scam
        6. Lottery and Giveaway Scams
        7. Trojan Horses
        8. Live Phish: A Real-World Example
        9. Viewing a Site That Was Flagged Incorrectly
        10. Flagging a Fraudulent Site
        11. More Help from the Browser
        12. How to Protect Yourself on a Public Computer
        13. Two-Way Authentication
        14. Two-Factor Authentication
        15. Identity-Management Software
      2. Fighting Spam
        1. Protecting Your Email Address
        2. Using Spam Filtering
        3. Avoiding Spammers’ Tricks
      3. Taking Action Against Email Abuse
        1. Whois Database
  19. VIII Windows on the Move
    1. 35 Windows on Mobile Devices
      1. Windows 10 on Tablets and Mobile Devices
      2. Managing Mobile Computers
        1. Airplane Mode
        2. Getting the Most Out of Your Battery
        3. Battery Saver
        4. Power Profiles
      3. Using Windows Mobility Center
      4. Using Tablet Input Methods
        1. Touch Keyboard
        2. The On-Screen Keyboard
        3. Touch Input and Gestures
        4. Pen and Stylus Input
      5. Windows Ink Workspace
        1. Sketch Pad
        2. Screen Sketch
        3. Pen & Windows Ink Settings
      6. Configuring Touch and Pen Input
      7. Configuring Pen Flicks
      8. Using Handwriting Recognition
        1. Handwriting Gestures
        2. Training the Handwriting Recognizer
    2. 36 Wireless Networking
      1. Wireless Networking in Windows 10
        1. Metered Connections
        2. Wi-Fi Networks
        3. Take Care When You Share
      2. Connecting with Wi-Fi Sense
      3. Joining a Wireless Network
        1. In the Corporate Environment
        2. At Your Home or Small Office
        3. In Someone Else’s Home or Office
        4. At a Public Hot Spot
      4. Mobile Hotspot
      5. Managing Wireless Network Connections
        1. Changing and Deleting Wireless Settings
        2. Setting Up Preferred Wireless Networks
        3. Adding a Network Manually
    3. 37 Networking on the Road
      1. Windows Unplugged: Mobile and Remote Networking
      2. OneDrive
        1. On-Demand Downloading
        2. Fetching Files from Your PC
      3. Offline Files
        1. Identifying Files and Folders for Offline Use
        2. Using Files While Offline
        3. Using Sync Center
        4. Managing and Encrypting Offline Files
        5. Making Your Shared Folders Available for Offline Use by Others
      4. VPN and Dial-Up Networking
        1. Virtual Private Networking
        2. Setting Up a VPN Connection
        3. Editing a VPN Connection’s Properties
        4. Establishing a VPN Connection
        5. Using Remote Network Resources
        6. Using Email and Network Connections
        7. Monitoring and Ending a VPN Connection
      5. Incoming VPN Access
        1. Setting Up VPN Access
        2. Enabling Incoming VPN Connections with NAT
        3. Disabling Incoming Connections
      6. Multiple LAN Connections
    4. 38 Meetings, Conferencing, and Collaboration
      1. Windows 10 Plays Well with Others
      2. Making Presentations with a Mobile Computer
        1. Adjusting Presentation Settings
        2. Controlling an External Display
        3. Connecting to Wireless Displays
      3. Remote Assistance and Quick Assist
        1. Enabling Remote Assistance and Quick Assist
        2. Requesting Assistance with Quick Assist
        3. Requesting Remote Assistance the Old Way
        4. Responding to an Assistance Request
        5. Responding to Quick Assist
        6. Responding with Easy Connect
        7. Responding to an Invitation Email or File
        8. Working with Remote Assistance
        9. Using Third-Party Tools
      4. Online Meeting Tools
    5. 39 Remote Desktop and Remote Access
      1. Using Your Computer Remotely
      2. Setting Up Access to Your Own Computer
        1. Enabling Remote Desktop Access to Your Computer
        2. Establishing 24/7 Access
        3. Setting Up Dynamic DNS
        4. Configuring Port Forwarding
        5. Port Forwarding with a Router
        6. Port Forwarding with Internet Connection Sharing
      3. Connecting to Other Computers with Remote Desktop
        1. Using the Modern-Style Remote Desktop App
        2. Using the Standard Remote Desktop Client
        3. Selecting Connection Options
        4. Using the Remote Connection
        5. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
      4. Third-Party Remote Control Tools
  20. IX Appendixes
    1. A Virtualization
    2. B Command-Line Utilities
  21. Index