Windows 10 For Dummies

Windows 10 For Dummies

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The fast and easy way to get up and running with Windows 10 Windows 10 For Dummies covers the latest version of Windows and gets you up and running with the changes and new features you'll find in this updated operating system. Packed with time-saving tips to help you get the most out of the software, this helpful Windows 10 guide shows you how to manage Windows tasks like navigating the interface with a mouse or touchscreen, connecting to the web, and troubleshooting problems and making quick fixes. Assuming no prior knowledge of the software, Windows 10 For Dummies addresses the updates to Windows and shows you how to get things accomplished. Focusing on the features you'll go to again and again, this new edition of this bestselling tech book will have you quickly finding files, connecting to the Web, gathering your email and social accounts in one spot, managing apps, creating and managing accounts, using online tools, customizing your settings, and so much more making you a Windows whiz in no time.
* Helps you navigate the twists and turns of the updated Windows interface * Provides easy-to-follow answers to all of your Windows questions * Illustrates the new features of Windows 10 * Quickly gets you up to speed on figuring out the changes to the latest version of Windows Whether you're new to Windows or just looking to get up to speed on what's changed in its latest release, this is the only resource you'll need.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 188 x 233 x 24mm | 666.78g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1119049369
  • 9781119049364
  • 33,357

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"Learn to: " Navigate Windows with a mouse or a touchscreen Find lost files and missing apps Add email addresses for quick access Create accounts for your family or guests Get Windows 10 advice from the series that helped millions of readers Windows 10 combines the best features of previous Windows releases into an operating system built to run modern devices. Whether you got Windows 10 with a new gadget or updated an old PC with the new version, this book answers your Windows 10 questions in a snap. Open the book to find help with navigating, customizing, and getting results from Windows 10. Pull back the curtain on Windows 10 -- create your Windows account, find all the classic Windows tools, and test the features unique to Windows 10 Start at the Start menu -- maneuver your way around the new Windows 10 Start menu and use it to launch your programs and apps Welcome to the world of Windows -- get past the lock screen, sign-in like a breeze, make sense of user accounts, and keep your account private with a password Make the Windows 10 desktop work for you -- spread several programs across the screen, create folders to easily organize your files, customize the taskbar, and use the Recycle Bin to discard unwanted items (and easily retrieve recently deleted files if you need them--whew!) Open the book and find: How Windows 10 blends classic and new Windows features Windows 10 hardware requirements Why Windows 10 runs well on desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and phones A tour of the Windows 10 interface Steps for setting up multiple accounts on one Windows 10 device Step-by-step instructions for launching programs and apps Ways to make programs easier to find Guidance on setting up mobile desktops
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Windows 10 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know 7 Chapter 1: What Is Windows 10? 9 Chapter 2: Starting with the Start Menu 21 Chapter 3: The Traditional Desktop 49 Chapter 4: Basic Desktop Window Mechanics 73 Chapter 5: Storage: Internal, External, and in the Cloud 89 Part II: Working with Programs, Apps, and Files 123 Chapter 6: Playing with Programs, Apps, and Documents 125 Chapter 7: Finding the Lost 147 Chapter 8: Printing and Scanning Your Work 159 Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet 175 Chapter 9: Cruising the Web 177 Chapter 10: Being Social: Mail, People, and Calendar 195 Chapter 11: Safe Computing 213 Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows 10 221 Chapter 12: Customizing Windows with the Control Panels 223 Chapter 13: Keeping Windows from Breaking 251 Chapter 14: Sharing One Computer with Several People 265 Chapter 15: Connecting Computers with a Network 281 Part V: Music, Photos, and Movies 295 Chapter 16: Playing and Copying Music 297 Chapter 17: Fiddling with Photos (and Videos) 321 Part VI: Help! 339 Chapter 18: The Case of the Broken Window 341 Chapter 19: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute 357 Chapter 20: Moving from an Old PC to a New Windows 10 PC 367 Chapter 21: Help on the Windows Help System 377 Part VII: The Part of Tens 385 Chapter 22: Ten Things You ll Hate about Windows 10 (And How to Fix Them) 387 Chapter 23: Ten or So Tips for Tablet and Laptop Owners 397 Index 405
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Treat Windows 10 For Dummies as getting you ready for life after the download and reduce any surprises to how are you are going to deal with it. (SFCrowsnest, August 2015)
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About Andy Rathbone

Andy Rathbone is author of all editions of Windows For Dummies as well as For Dummies titles on Microsoft Surface, upgrading and fixing PCs, and many other tech topics. His books can be found around the globe in over 30 languages. Andy answers reader questions and shares Windows updates at
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