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Windows 8 Bible

Paperback Bible (Wiley)

By (author) Jim Boyce, By (author) Rob Tidrow

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 1176 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 58mm | 1,928g
  • Publication date: 23 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118203887
  • ISBN 13: 9781118203880
  • Edition: 4
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, ports.
  • Sales rank: 495,889

Product description

The first and last word on the feature-packed new Windows 8 Windows 8 is an exciting new version of Microsoft's flagship operating system and it's packed with exciting new features. From the new Windows 82032s lock screen and the new Internet Explorer to a built-in PDF reader and new user interface, Windows 8 is not only a replacement for Windows 7 but a serious OS for today's tablet and touchscreen device users. And what better way to get the very most out of it than with this equally impressive new book from Microsoft experts? Over 900 pages packed with tips, instruction, and techniques help you hit the ground running with Windows 8. Provides complete how-to coverage of Windows 8 in a thoroughly redesigned and revised new Bible from an expert author team Covers all the exciting new Windows 8 features, including the Windows 82032s lock screen, Internet Explorer Immersive, Modern Reader, a new interface, and more Helps new and inexperienced users, as well as those upgrading from Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP Also explores new connections to cloud applications and data, distributed file system replication, and improvements to branch cache Get the very most out of Windows 8, no matter what device you run it on, with Windows 8 Bible.

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Author information

Jim Boyce is a Support Practice Manager at Microsoft and a former Microsoft MVP. He has authored or coauthored over 50 books and hundreds of articles and white papers on computer topics including Windows, Windows Server, Office applications, programming, and other topics. Rob Tidrow has worked in the technology industry for 15 years. He has authored or coauthored over 30 books on a wide variety of computer and technical topics, including IBM Lotus Symphony, Microsoft Windows, Wireless Networking technologies, Microsoft Outlook, Windows 2003 Server, and Microsoft Internet Information Server.

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Your best guide to Windows 8Whether you're updating to Windows 8 or migrating from another operating system, you'll want the "Windows 8 Bible" as a guide. From what's new in Windows 8 to Windows OS basics, handling legacy programs, or how to sync across all your PC and Windows mobile devices, this substantial book covers it all. Get comfortable with the cool Windows 8 interface, learn how to set up firewalls and stop malware, jump into the cloud, use the built-in PDF reader, make playlists, set up a home network--it's all here, and much more.Understand Windows 8 on your desktop, tablet, and phoneExplore Windows live cloud synchronization with SkyDriveNavigate the Windows 8 user interface, the Windows Store, and Internet Explorer ImmersiveProtect your system with a Windows firewallManage your contacts on all social networks with the new People appChat online using integrated social networking featuresControl your PC from your tablet or your Windows phoneCreate a home network and use shared resourcesInstall, sync, tune, or remove hardware and softwareSet time limits, monitor online activity, and limit the apps and games kids can run with the new Family Safety feature

Table of contents

Introduction xxxix Part I: Getting Started, Getting Secure 1 Chapter 1: What's New in Windows 8 3 Chapter 2: Navigating the Windows 8 Interface 21 Chapter 3: Windows 8 on Mobile Devices 37 Chapter 4: Getting Around the Windows Desktop 41 Chapter 5: Sharing and Securing with User Accounts 79 Chapter 6: Using Windows 8 Family Safety 121 Part II: Security and Updates 139 Chapter 7: Help, Support, and Troubleshooting 141 Chapter 8: Troubleshooting Startup Problems 153 Part III: Personalizing Windows 8 163 Chapter 9: Protecting Yourself with Windows Firewall 165 Chapter 10: Conquering Malicious Software 181 Chapter 11: Automatic Updates as Security 195 Chapter 12: Personalizing the Windows 8 Interface 205 Chapter 13: Personalizing the Desktop 215 Chapter 14: Transferring Files from Another Computer 257 Chapter 15: Customizing Startup Options 271 Chapter 16: Troubleshooting Customization Problems 291 Part IV: Beyond the Desktop 305 Chapter 17: Chatting with Windows 8 307 Chapter 18: Windows 8 and Windows Live 319 Chapter 19: Social Networking with Windows 8 331 Chapter 20: Using Computers Remotely 343 Chapter 21: Managing Names and Addresses 363 Chapter 22: Working in the Cloud 377 Part V: Pictures, Music, and Movies 391 Chapter 23: Working with Pictures 393 Chapter 24: Making Music with Media Player 441 Chapter 25: Working with Video and Photos 499 Chapter 26: Using Media Center 513 Part VI: Managing Your Content 537 Chapter 27: Understanding Drives, Folders, and Files 539 Chapter 28: Managing Files and Folders 599 Chapter 29: Searching for Files and Messages on Your Computer 633 Chapter 30: Metadata and Power Searches 653 Chapter 31: Protecting Your Files 679 Part VII: Printing, Faxing, and Scanning 707 Chapter 32: Installing and Managing Printers 709 Chapter 33: Printing Documents and Screenshots 729 Chapter 34: Managing Print Jobs 741 Chapter 35: Faxing and Scanning 755 Chapter 36: Troubleshooting Printing and Faxing 775 Part VIII: Installing and Removing Programs 781 Chapter 37: Adding and Managing Windows 8 Applications 783 Chapter 38: Installing and Upgrading Legacy Programs 799 Chapter 39: Getting Older Programs to Run 811 Chapter 40: Repairing and Removing Programs 823 Chapter 41: Setting Default Programs 831 Chapter 42: Managing Programs and Processes 845 Chapter 43: Troubleshooting Software Problems 871 Part IX: Hardware and Performance Tuning 887 Chapter 44: Installing and Removing Hardware 889 Chapter 45: Using Wireless Bluetooth Devices 917 Chapter 46: Syncing Devices 937 Chapter 47: Performance Tuning Your System 953 Chapter 48: Troubleshooting Hardware and Performance 991 Part X: Networking and Sharing 1001 Chapter 49: Creating a Home Network 1003 Chapter 50: Sharing Resources on a Network 1019 Chapter 51: Using Shared Resources 1039 Chapter 52: Troubleshooting Networks 1055 Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows 8 1069 Appendix B: Installing Windows 8 on a New System 1073 Appendix C: Universal Shortcut Keys 1079 Appendix D: Windows 8 Touch Gestures 1089 Index 1091