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Table of Contents
About This Book
How to Use This Book
Touchscreen Owners Aren’t Left Out
And What about You?
Icons Used in This Book
Beyond the Book
Where to Go from Here
Part I: Windows 8.1 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know
Chapter 1: What Is Windows 8.1?
What Is Windows, and Why Are You Using It?
What’s New in Windows 8.1?
Should I Bother Upgrading to Windows 8 or 8.1?
What’s So Different About Windows 8?
Can My Current PC Still Run Windows 8.1?
The Four Flavors of Windows 8.1
Chapter 2: The Mysterious New Start Screen
Being Welcomed to the World of Windows
Understanding user accounts
Keeping your account private with a password
Signing up for a Microsoft account
Figuring Out the New Windows Start Screen
Launching a Start screen program or app
Viewing or closing your open apps
Finding a Start screen app or program
Adding or removing Start screen items
The Charms bar and its hidden shortcuts
Introducing your free apps
Customizing the Start screen
Exiting from Windows
Temporarily leaving your computer
Leaving your computer for the day
Chapter 3: The Traditional Desktop
Finding the Desktop and the Start Screen
Working with the Desktop
Summoning the Start screen and open apps
Jazzing up the desktop’s background
Snapping an app alongside the desktop
Dumpster diving in the Recycle Bin
Bellying Up to the Taskbar
Shrinking windows to the taskbar and retrieving them ...