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Exploring Windows 8 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-48479-1
144 pages
December 2012
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Get up to speed on Windows 8!

Exploring Windows 8 For Dummies packs 168 pages of magazine-style articles, lavish illustrations, and great tips into an eye-catching publication that shows you how to use the new Windows 8 operating system from start to finish. Explore new features, like the touchscreen-style interface, a big change from the classic Windows look and feel. Ideal for the reader who is already familiar with the Windows operating system, but just needs the basics on the move to Windows 8, you'll also discover new apps, new ways to handle traditional tasks, and much more.

  • Helps readers get up to speed quickly and get the most out of the new Windows 8 operating system
  • Breaks down Windows 8 features and functions into a series of magazine-style spreads that offer full-color illustrations and step-by-step instruction
  • Offers a value-priced helping hand to readers who want the basics of Windows 8
  • Covers new Windows 8 features, getting e-mail and getting online, organizing pictures, exploring the app market, networking, printing, troubleshooting, and more

Explore Windows 8 and enjoy the ride with this fun and unique new guide.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Windows 8 Basics 2

Using Windows 8 on Touchscreens 8

Working with Charms 20

Apps and Files 28

Getting Apps from the Windows Store 33

Choosing between the Start Screen and Desktop 38

Files in the Cloud with SkyDrive 43

Going Online 47

Chatting through Messaging 66

Using Everyday Apps 67

Photography in Windows 8 81

Sharing Photos 91

Music and Video 95

Burning CDs and DVDs 105

Customizing Windows 107

Making Windows More Accessible 117

Windows Networking 119

Safety and Security 127

Setting Up Parental Controls 137

Refreshing and Restoring Windows 139

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