Windows 8 All-in-One for Dummies®

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  • Copyright: 2012-10-16
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Eight minibooks in one get you fully up to speed on Windows 8 Microsoft Windows is the number one operating system in the world, and Windows 8 is the first new release of this OS in years. Promising an updated user interface, new application to todays mobile world, and increased connection to data and services that live in the cloud, Windows 8 will have new features and perks youll want to start using right away. And thats where this bestselling guide comes in. With eight minibooks in one, its packed with information on all aspects of the OS. Take the guesswork out of Windows 8 from day one with this all-in-one resource. Windows 8 boasts numerous exciting new features, and this eight-books-in-one reference is your one-stop guide for discovering them all! Provides top-notch guidance from trusted and well-known Windows expert and author Woody Leonhard Covers Windows 8 inside and out, including how to customize Windows 8, Windows 8 and the Internet, security, networking, multimedia, and more The must-have newest edition in an extraordinarily successful series of books; the previous three editions have sold over 400, 000 copies Make a your move to Windows 8 easy with Windows 8 All-in-One For Dummies®.

Author Biography

Woody Leonard is Senior Contributing Editor at InfoWorld, Senior Editor at Windows Secrets newsletter, and the author of dozens of books about Windows and Office as well as thousands of articles and blog posts. A Windows programmer by training and Renaissance geek by proclivity, Woody's a staunch defender of "bring your own device to work" and telecommuting as a lifestyle.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Starting Windows 9

Chapter 1: Windows 8 4 N00bs 11

Chapter 2: Windows 8 for the Experienced  41

Chapter 3: Which Version? 55

Chapter 4: Upgrades and Clean Installs 63

Book II: Personalizing Windows 79

Chapter 1: Getting around Windows 81

Chapter 2: Changing the Lock and Logon Screens 101

Chapter 3: Working with Charms and Notifications 113

Chapter 4: Controlling Users 125

Chapter 5: Microsoft Account: To Sync or Not to Sync? 141

Chapter 6: Privacy Control 153

Book III: Navigating the Start Screen 163

Chapter 1: Controlling the Start Screen 165

Chapter 2: Searching in and with the Start screen 187

Chapter 3: Sharing Among Tiled Apps 199

Chapter 4: Settings, Settings, More Settings, and Devices 207

Chapter 5: Taking Control of the Windows Store 217

Chapter 6: How Do I Turn Off This Thing? 227

Book IV: Maximizing Tiled Windows 8 Apps 233

Chapter 1: The Tiled Internet Explorer 235

Chapter 2: Windows 8 Mail, People, and Calendar Apps  255

Chapter 3: The Windows 8 Photos App 283

Chapter 4: Using SkyDrive in Windows 8 299

Chapter 5: The Windows 8 Messaging App 317

Chapter 6: Xbox Music and Video 329

Book V: Connecting Online with Tiled Apps 341

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Facebook 343

Chapter 2: Getting Started with Twitter 367

Chapter 3: Getting Started with Flickr and Pinterest 379

Chapter 4: Getting Started with LinkedIn 393

Chapter 5: Bing News, Finance, Travel, and Sports 403

Chapter 6: Games, Games, and Games! 423

Book VI: Working on the Desktop  433

Chapter 1: Running the Desktop from Start to Finish 435

Chapter 2: Personalizing the Desktop 467

Chapter 3: Start Screen Mods for Desktop Users 493

Chapter 4: Maintaining Your System 507

Chapter 5: Using Windows (Live) Essentials 525

Chapter 6: Choosing and Using a Desktop Web Browser 551

Chapter 7: Music on the Desktop 595

Chapter 8: Searching on the Desktop 633

Book VII: Controlling Your System 645

Chapter 1: Controlling Control Panel 647

Chapter 2: Troubleshooting and Getting Help 669

Chapter 3: Working with Libraries 693

Chapter 4: Storing in Storage Spaces 701

Chapter 5: Getting the Most from HomeGroups 711

Chapter 6: Running the Built-In Desktop Applications 731

Chapter 7: Working with Printers 743

Book VIII: Maintaining Windows 8  757

Chapter 1: File History, Backup, Data Restore, and Sync 759

Chapter 2: A Fresh Start: Restore and Reset 775

Chapter 3: Using and Avoiding Windows Update 791

Chapter 4: Monitoring Windows 811

Chapter 5: Using System Tools  835

Book IX: Securing Windows 8  853

Chapter 1: Spies, Spams, Scams — They’re Out to Get You 855

Chapter 2: Fighting Viri and Scum 887

Chapter 3: Running Built-In Security Programs 901

Chapter 4: Top Security Helpers 925

Book X: Enhancing Windows 8 939

Chapter 1: Using Your iPad and iPhone with Windows 941

Chapter 2: Kindle, Nook, Android, and Windows 8 961

Chapter 3: Getting Started with Gmail, Google Apps, and Drive 975

Chapter 4: Using Hotmail and Outlook.com 991

Chapter 5: Windows’ Best Free Add-Ons 1003

Index 1015

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