Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1

The Missing Manual : the Book That Should Have Been in the Box

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
Offers coverage of the Windows 8.1 operating system, offering a guide to help users understand the new features, including SkyDrive integration and TileWorld apps, along with information on such topics as security, networking, and software.

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Pogue, a technology columnist and creator of the Missing Manual series, explains the features of Windows 8.1. He describes the tile interface and the start screen, customizing screens, apps, and settings; the desktop, including the file explorer, folders, the taskbar, searching and organizing files, redesigning the desktop, help, programs and documents, starter programs, and the control panel; the internet, security and privacy, Internet Explorer 11, and Windows Live Mail; Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Media Player; printing, fonts, faxing, hardware, and drivers; maintenance, speed tweaks, troubleshooting, backups and file history, and disks; and the Windows network, including accounts, setting up a small network, corporate networks, sharing files, and remote access. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Windows 8.1 continues the evolution of the most radical redesign in Microsoft’s history. It combines the familiar Windows desktop with a new, touchscreen-friendly world of tiles and full-screen apps. Luckily, David Pogue is back to help you make sense of it—with humor, authority, and 500 illustrations.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • What’s new in 8.1. The update to 8.1 offers new apps, a universal Search, the return of the Start menu, and several zillion other nips and tucks.
  • New features. Storage Spaces, Windows To Go, File Histories—if Microsoft wrote it, this book covers it.
  • Security. Protect your PC from viruses, spyware, spam, sick hard drives, and out-of-control kids.
  • The network. HomeGroups, connecting from the road, mail, Web, music streaming among PCs—this book has your network covered.
  • The software. Media Center, Photo Gallery, Internet Explorer, speech recognition—this one authoritative, witty guide makes it all crystal clear. It’s the book that should have been in the box.

Publisher: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781449371623
Branch Call Number: 005.44 POG
Characteristics: xviii, 928 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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