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Windows 8: The Missing Manual

With Windows 8, Microsoft completely reimagined the graphical user interface for its operating system, and designed it to run on tablets as well as PCs. It’s a big change that calls for a trustworthy guide—Windows 8: The Missing Manual. New York Times columnist David Pogue provides technical insight, lots of wit, and hardnosed objectivity to help you hit the ground running with Microsoft’s new OS.

This jargon-free book explains Windows 8 features so clearly—revealing which work well and which don’t—that it should have been in the box in the first place.

Table of Contents
Part I: TileWorld
Chapter 1. The Start Screen
Chapter 2. Customizing the Lock, Login & Start Screens
Chapter 3. How TileWorld Works
Chapter 4. TileWorld’s Starter Apps
Chapter 5. TileWorld Settings

Part II: The Windows Desktop
Chapter 6. File Explorer, Folders & the Taskbar
Chapter 7. Searching & Organizing Your Files
Chapter 8. Redesigning Your Desktop World
Chapter 9. Help at the Desktop
Chapter 10. Programs & Documents
Chapter 11. The Desktop’s Starter Programs
Chapter 12. The Control Panel

Part III: Windows Online
Chapter 13. Hooking Up to the Internet
Chapter 14. Security & Privacy
Chapter 15. Internet Explorer 10
Chapter 16. Windows Live Mail

Part IV: Pictures & Music
Chapter 17. Windows Photo Gallery
Chapter 18. Windows Media Player

Part V: Hardware & Peripherals
Chapter 19. Printing, Fonts & Faxing
Chapter 20. Hardware & Drivers

Part VI: PC Health
Chapter 21. Maintenance, Speed Tweaks & Troubleshooting
Chapter 22. Backups & File History
Chapter 23. The Disk Chapter

Part VII: The Windows Network
Chapter 24. Accounts (and Logging On)
Chapter 25. Setting Up a Small Network
Chapter 26. Corporate Networks
Chapter 27. Sharing Files on the Network
Chapter 28. The Road Warrior’s Handbook

Part VIII: Appendixes
Appendix A. Installing Windows 8
Appendix B. Fun with the Registry
Appendix C. Where’d It Go?
Appendix D. Master List of Gestures & Keyboard Shortcuts

Book Details

  • Paperback: 930 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media / Pogue Press (February 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449314031
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449314033
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