Windows 8.1 for Seniors For Dummies

Windows 8.1 for Seniors For Dummies

Paperback For Dummies (Computers)

By (author) Mark Justice Hinton, By (author) Peter Weverka

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 232mm x 24mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 13 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118821491
  • ISBN 13: 9781118821497
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Sales rank: 31,165

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Seniors, here's what you need to get up and running on Windows 8.1 Microsoft, now a little older and wiser, is back with Windows 8.1, the revamped version that brings fresh changes and welcome improvements to the Windows 8 operating system. And now you savvy seniors can get the very most out of this easier-to-use Windows 8.1 with our friendly new guide. Using large print that makes the book easier to read plus magnified screen shots to help make Windows less intimidating, this book walks you through common tasks and show you how to get things done in fine style. Helps you get to know Windows 8.1, including the basics of PC hardware, the return of the Start screen, the desktop interface, Windows 8.1 applications, customizing, and more Explores how you can best use the Web, including directions on connecting to the Internet, using the e-mail app, connecting with social networks, and messaging Puts the fun in the fundamentals of how to find and install new apps, work with digital photos, and play music and videos Offers practical steps on troubleshooting and maintenance, connecting other devices, storing and organizing files, and backing up your computer Uses straightforward explanations, minimal chit-chat, and easy-to-read large print - perfect for seniors Work faster and smarter -- and enjoy yourself, too -- with Windows 8. 1 and Windows 8.1 For Seniors For Dummies .

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Author information

Peter Weverka is a tech guru with nearly 20 years of experience as a technology author. His Office All-in-One For Dummies is the top-selling book on Microsoft Office. Mark Justice Hinton teaches classes on a variety of technology topics and maintains a tech-help blog at www.mjhinton.com/help.

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Learn to: Use the Start screen, set up user accounts, and customize Windows 8.1Browse the web, use e-mail, and connect with family on Facebook(R)Install apps, enjoy music, or post your photosBack up your files and restore Windows 8.1Just want to get things done with Windows 8.1? Relax -- this book makes it easy!Technology does seem to move at lightning speed, doesn't it? Don't be intimidated; this friendly book is here to help! It explains, in plain English, how to get things done with Windows 8.1 by helping you set up accounts, get online, handle e-mail, create a Facebook account, buy and install apps, upload photos, watch movies, and so much more."The basic stuff -- if you're new to computers, here's where you learn how to use a mouse or a touchscreen, the keyboard, and the Windows Start screenAbout apps -- manage apps and tiles on the Start screen so you can easily find what you use mostSet up user accounts -- create a Microsoft account, attach an e-mail address, and set a password and PINGo online -- browse the web with Internet Explorer(R) and learn to search for anythingKeep in touch -- manage your e-mail, explore social networks, add your contacts to the People app, and make Skype(R) callsFun stuff -- shop for apps; view, share, and print photos; play music; and watch moviesNecessary stuff -- learn basic maintenance to keep Windows happyIn the sky -- organize your documents, store files on SkyDrive(R), and make backups"Open the book and find: How to rearrange tiles on the Start screenHelp with adjusting Windows 8.1 settingsTips for using the expanded Search functionAdvice on using the CalendarSocial networking tipsHow to buy and install appsHints on saving and sharing photosEasy ways to find missing files

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Windows 81 7 Chapter 1: Getting in Touch with Windows 81 9 Chapter 2: Using the Start Screen and Apps 31 Chapter 3: Adjusting Windows 81 PC Settings 69 Chapter 4: Working with User Accounts 87 Chapter 5: Getting Comfortable with the Desktop 115 Part II: Windows 81 and the Web 137 Chapter 6: Finding What You Need on the Web 139 Chapter 7: E-Mailing Family and Friends 161 Chapter 8: Staying in Touch with People 181 Part III: Having Fun with Windows 81 205 Chapter 9: Installing Apps from the Microsoft Store 207 Chapter 10: Taking Photos and More 233 Chapter 11: Enjoying Music and Videos 253 Part IV: Beyond the Basics 269 Chapter 12: Maintaining Windows 81 271 Chapter 13: Connecting a Printer and Other Devices 291 Chapter 14: Organizing Your Documents 303 Chapter 15: Backing Up and Restoring Files 329 Index 347