Windows 8 Secrets

Windows 8 Secrets

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This book includes tips, tricks, treats, and secrets that are revealed on Windows 8. Microsoft is introducing a major new release of its Windows operating system, Windows 8, and what better way for you to learn all the ins and outs than from two internationally recognized Windows experts and Microsoft insiders, authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera. They cut through the hype to get at useful information you'll not find anywhere else, including what role this new OS plays in a mobile and tablet world. Regardless of your level of knowledge, you'll discover little-known facts about how things work, what's new and different, and how you can modify Windows 8 to meet what you need. Windows 8 Secrets is your insider's guide to: choosing Windows 8 Versions, PCs and Devices, and Hardware; Installing and upgrading to Windows; the New User Experience; the Windows Desktop; Personalizing Windows; Windows Store: Finding, acquiring, and managing your Apps; Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer; Windows 8's Productivity Apps; Windows 8's Photo and Entertainment Apps; Xbox Games with Windows 8; Windows 8 Storage, Backup, and Recovery; Accounts and Security; Networking and Connectivity; Windows 8 for Your Business; and; Windows Key Keyboard Shortcuts. Windows 8 Secrets is the ultimate insider's guide to Microsoft's most exciting Windows version in years.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 28mm | 920.79g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4th ed.
  • 1118204131
  • 9781118204139
  • 359,725

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In their introduction, the authors of this book say that "with Windows 8, suddenly, everything is different." And they are right--with a completely new interface presenting users with a completely new experience, Windows 8 and its device-based cousin Windows RT are arguably the biggest change in Windows ever. But bestselling authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera have you covered with Windows 8 Secrets, a completely new, written-from-scratch guide to the ins and outs of this new Windows experience. Covering topics both large and small, ranging from how the new immersive experiences and familiar Windows desktop interface coexist to the subtle differences in interacting with Windows 8 via touch, keyboard, or mouse, this book digs in to reveal helpful and advanced insight in all major Windows areas: application management, data backup and security, networking, and much more.The Insider's Guide to: Choosing the right Windows 8 or RT product version to fit your needsDealing with the completely new Start experienceUnderstanding how the familiar desktop and your legacy applications interact with the new immersive experiencesExploring the differences between the two versions of Internet Explorer 10 that ship with Windows 8Digging into the array of new productivity, media, and other apps included with Windows 8Become a power user by mastering the storage, backup and recovery, accounts and security, networking, and business features in Windows 8Insider Tips Expert advice to help you optimize performanceValuable Insights Eye-opening descriptions of poorly documented or undocumented features and proceduresUnbeatable Advice Real-world workarounds and little-known tips and techniquesThe Secrets series reveals: Authoritative information in highlighted areasExceptional advice in the margin notesUnique insight from years of author experienceRarely revealed tips and techniquesInvaluable shortcuts and workarounds

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About Paul Thurrott

Paul Thurrott runs the popular Windows enthusiast website He is the author of more than 20 technology books and the co-host of the Windows Weekly podcast. Rafael Rivera is a software developer for a VAR 500 company, Telos Corporation, where he works on mission critical system software. He is also a certified reverse engineering analyst and takes Windows apart on his blog

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