Chapter 9

Cruising the Web

In This Chapter

arrow Finding out about Internet service providers

arrow Connecting to the Internet wirelessly

arrow Navigating the web from the Start screen

arrow Navigating the web from the desktop

arrow Finding information on the Internet

arrow Understanding plug-ins

arrow Saving information from the Internet

arrow Troubleshooting Internet Explorer problems

Even when being installed, Windows starts reaching for the Internet, hungry for any hint of a connection. After connecting, Windows kindly downloads updates to make your PC run more smoothly. Other motives are less pure: Windows also checks in with Microsoft to make sure that you’re not installing a pirated copy.

Windows 8.1 is so web-dependent that ...

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