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Windows 8 Hacks

Windows 8 is quite different than previous Microsoft operating systems, but it’s still eminently hackable. With this book, you’ll learn how to make a variety of modifications, from speeding up boot time and disabling the Lock screen to hacking native apps and running Windows 8 on a Mac. And that’s just the beginning. You’ll find more than 100 standalone hacks on performance, multimedia, networking, the cloud, security, email, hardware, and more. Not only will you learn how to use each hack, you’ll also discover why it works.

  • Add folders and other objects to the Start screen
  • Run other Windows versions inside Windows 8
  • Juice up performance and track down bottlenecks
  • Use the SkyDrive cloud service to sync your files everywhere
  • Speed up web browsing and use other PCs on your home network
  • Secure portable storage and set up a virtual private network
  • Hack Windows 8 Mail and services such as Outlook
  • Combine storage from different devices into one big virtual disk
  • Take control of Window 8 setting with the Registry

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Setup and Startup Hacks
Chapter 2. Hacking the Start Screen, the Windows 8 Interface, and Apps
Chapter 3. Hacking the Desktop
Chapter 4. Productivity and System Performance Hacks
Chapter 5. Cloud and Social Networking Hacks
Chapter 6. Music, Media, and Video
Chapter 7. Networking, the Web, Wireless, and the Internet
Chapter 8. Security
Chapter 9. Email
Chapter 10. Hardware
Chapter 11. The Registry and Group Policy Editor

Book Details

  • Paperback: 422 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (November 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449325750
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449325756
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