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Windows 8.1 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-82121-3
Paperback
432 pages
October 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Windows 8.1 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know 7

Chapter 1: What Is Windows 8.1? 9

Chapter 2: The Mysterious New Start Screen 19

Chapter 3: The Traditional Desktop 51

Chapter 4: Basic Desktop Window Mechanics 71

Chapter 5: Storage: Internal, External, and in the Sky 87

Part II: Working with Programs, Apps, and Files 117

Chapter 6: Playing with Programs, Apps, and Documents 119

Chapter 7: Finding the Lost 141

Chapter 8: Printing and Scanning Your Work 153

Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet 167

Chapter 9: Cruising the Web 169

Chapter 10: Being Social: Mail, People, and Calendar 193

Chapter 11: Safe Computing 213

Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows 8.1 227

Chapter 12: Customizing Windows with the Control Panels 229

Chapter 13: Keeping Windows from Breaking257

Chapter 14: Sharing One Computer with Several People 269

Chapter 15: Connecting Computers with a Network 281

Part V: Music, Photos, and Movies 293

Chapter 16: Playing and Copying Music 295

Chapter 17: Fiddling with Photos (and Movies) 317

Part VI: Help! 335

Chapter 18: The Case of the Broken Window337

Chapter 19: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute 353

Chapter 20: Moving from an Old PC to a New Windows 8.1 PC 363

Chapter 21: Help on the Windows Help System 369

Part VII: The Part of Tens 377

Chapter 22: Ten Things You’ll Hate about Windows 8.1 (And How to Fix Them) 379

Chapter 23: Ten or So Tips for Tablet and Laptop Owners 389

Index 397

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