Windows 8.1 For Seniors For Dummies

Windows 8.1 For Seniors For Dummies

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 185 x 235 x 19mm | 640g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1118821491
  • 9781118821497
  • 109,994

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Learn to:

Use the Start screen, set up user accounts, and customize Windows 8.1 Browse the web, use e-mail, and connect with family on Facebook(R) Install apps, enjoy music, or post your photos Back up your files and restore Windows 8.1

Just 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 screen About apps -- manage apps and tiles on the Start screen so you can easily find what you use most Set up user accounts -- create a Microsoft account, attach an e-mail address, and set a password and PIN Go online -- browse the web with Internet Explorer(R) and learn to search for anything Keep in touch -- manage your e-mail, explore social networks, add your contacts to the People app, and make Skype(R) calls Fun stuff -- shop for apps; view, share, and print photos; play music; and watch movies Necessary stuff -- learn basic maintenance to keep Windows happy In 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 screen Help with adjusting Windows 8.1 settings Tips for using the expanded Search function Advice on using the Calendar Social networking tips How to buy and install apps Hints on saving and sharing photos Easy ways to find missing files
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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
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About Mark Justice Hinton

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
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