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Windows 8.1 For Dummies, Portable Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-51361-3
224 pages
September 2012
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A lot is new in Windows 8! This quick guide gets you up and running right away

New and experienced Windows users alike will need help navigating the features that set Windows 8 apart from previous versions. Let this quick-and-easy guide show you around the Start screen, introduce you to the Charms bar, and help you set up your Microsoft account. Then you can install apps, add social accounts, browse the web, and more.

  • It's different — learn to use the Start screen, launch programs, customize Windows 8, and find the old desktop
  • Work with the apps — install and update apps, locate missing ones, and identify which apps are presently running
  • Get social — add your social networking and e-mail accounts for quick access
  • Stay safe — create user accounts and keep your personal files private
  • Make it your own — customize Windows 8 with your own photos

Open the book and find:

  • Why Windows 8 looks and acts differently than previous versions
  • Where to find the classic desktop interface
  • Why you should password-protect your user account
  • How to add or remove Start screen items
  • Tips on locating an app that's AWOL
  • Advice on updating apps
  • Ten tips for troubleshooting common problems

Learn to:

  • Navigate and customize the Start screen
  • Create user accounts and set passwords
  • Use Windows 8 applications for e-mail and photos
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