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Windows 8 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-23871-4
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432 pages
September 2012
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Introduction  1

Part I: Windows 8 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know  9

Chapter 1: What Is Windows 8? 11

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 139

Chapter 8: Printing Your Work 153

Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet  167

Chapter 9: Cruising the Web 169

Chapter 10: Being Social: Mail, People, Calendar, and Messaging 191

Chapter 11: Safe Computing 215

Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows 8  227

Chapter 12: Customizing Windows 8 with the Control Panel 229

Chapter 13: Keeping Windows from Breaking 255

Chapter 14: Sharing One Computer with Several People 269

Chapter 15: Connecting Computers with a Network 285

Part V: Music, Photos, and Movies  299

Chapter 16: Playing and Copying Music in Media Player 301

Chapter 17: Fiddling with Photos (and Movies) 323

Part VI: Help!  341

Chapter 18: The Case of the Broken Window 343

Chapter 19: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute 359

Chapter 20: Moving from an Old PC to a New Windows 8 PC 369

Chapter 21: Help on the Windows 8 Help System 377

Part VII: The Part of Tens  383

Chapter 22: Ten Things You’ll Hate about Windows 8 (and How to Fix Them) 385

Chapter 23: Ten or So Tips for Touchscreen Owners 393

Index  399

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