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Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-82100-8
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1056 pages
November 2013
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Introduction 1

Book I: Starting Windows 8.1 9

Chapter 1: Windows 8.1 4 N00bs 11

Chapter 2: Windows 8.1 for the Experienced 41

Chapter 3: Which Version? 57

Chapter 4: Upgrades and Clean Installs 65

Book II: Personalizing Windows 8.1 83

Chapter 1: Getting Around Windows 8.1 85

Chapter 2: Changing the Lock and Logon Screens 103

Chapter 3: Working with Charms and Notifi cations 115

Chapter 4: Controlling Users 129

Chapter 5: Microsoft Account: To Sync or Not to Sync? 147

Chapter 6: Privacy Control 159

Book III: Navigating the Start Screen 171

Chapter 1: Controlling the Start Screen 173

Chapter 2: Searching in and with the Start Screen 197

Chapter 3: Sharing Among Tiled Apps 209

Chapter 4: Settings, Settings, More Settings, and Devices 219

Chapter 5: Taking Control of the Windows Store 229

Book IV: Maximizing Tiled Windows 8.1 Apps 241

Chapter 1: Running Metro Internet Explorer 243

Chapter 2: Using Metro Mail, People, and Calendar Apps 259

Chapter 3: The Windows 8.1 Photos App 287

Chapter 4: Xbox Music and Video 301

Book V: Connecting Online with Tiled Apps 315

Chapter 1: Using SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 317

Chapter 2: Using Skype in Windows 8.1 335

Chapter 3: Getting Started with Facebook 349

Chapter 4: Getting Started with Twitter 365

Chapter 5: Bing News, Finance, Travel, Sports, Fitness, and Food 377

Chapter 6: Games, Games, and Games 401

Book VI: Working on the Desktop 413

Chapter 1: Running the Desktop from Start to Finish 415

Chapter 2: Personalizing the Desktop 447

Chapter 3: Metro Mods for Desktop Users 471

Chapter 4: Maintaining Your System 489

Chapter 5: Using Windows (Live) Essentials 505

Chapter 6: Choosing and Using a Desktop Web Browser 533

Chapter 7: Music on the Desktop 573

Book VII: Controlling Your System 611

Chapter 1: Controlling Control Panel 613

Chapter 2: Troubleshooting and Getting Help 635

Chapter 3: Working with Libraries 661

Chapter 4: Storing in Storage Spaces 673

Chapter 5: Getting the Most from HomeGroups 681

Chapter 6: Running the Built-In Desktop Applications 701

Chapter 7: Working with Printers 713

Book VIII: Maintaining Windows 8.1 727

Chapter 1: File History, Backup, Data Restore, and Sync 729

Chapter 2: A Fresh Start: Restore and Reset 745

Chapter 3: Using and Avoiding Windows Update 761

Chapter 4: Monitoring Windows 783

Chapter 5: Using System Tools 801

Book IX: Securing Windows 8.1 819

Chapter 1: Spies, Spams, Scams — They’re Out to Get You 821

Chapter 2: Fighting Viri and Scum 853

Chapter 3: Running Built-In Security Programs 867

Chapter 4: Top Security Helpers 889

Book X: Enhancing Windows 8.1 903

Chapter 1: Using Your iPad and iPhone with Windows 8.1 905

Chapter 2: Kindle, Android, and Windows 8.1 925

Chapter 3: Getting Started with Gmail, Google Apps, and Drive 939

Chapter 4: Using Hotmail and Outlook.com 955

Chapter 5: Best Free Windows Add-Ons 967

Index 979

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