Windows 8.1 In Depth

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-03-21
  • Publisher: Que Pub
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Windows® 8.1 IN DEPTH


Do more in less time!


Experienced with Windows? Don’t let Windows 8.1 make you feel like a beginner again! This book is
packed with intensely useful knowledge you won’t find anywhere else. Full of new tips and shortcuts,
it’s the fastest, best way to master Windows 8.1’s full power, get comfortable with its radically
different interface, and leverage its new tools for everything from business to video, security to
social networking!


•    Take a quick guided tour of everything that’s new in Windows 8.1

•    Survive without the Start menu

•    Navigate the Windows 8.1 interface (and customize it to make yourself more comfortable)

•    Learn hidden shortcuts you’d never find on your own

•    Quickly locate and use files, media, apps, websites and management tools

•    Set up your Web connection, and discover Internet Explorer 11’s latest improvements

•    Get comfortable with Windows 8.1’s built-in apps, from Calendar and Finance to Weather and Windows Store

•    Save time by monitoring Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn through one unified app

•    Make the most of Windows’ supercharged media and imaging tools

•    Profit from Windows’ built-in support for business presentations

•    Maximize the performance and efficiency of hardware, storage, and software

•    Protect yourself from viruses, spyware, data theft, fraud, spam, hackers, and snoops

•    Use SkyDrive to access your data from anywhere—and use Remote Desktop to access your computer, too

•    Get even more power with Windows 8.1’s command-line interface

•    Use Hyper-V to run other operating systems alongside Windows

•    Troubleshoot the most common Windows 8.1’s problems—and the toughest ones


In Depth offers:

•    Comprehensive coverage, with detailed solutions

•    Breakthrough techniques and shortcuts that are unavailable elsewhere

•    Practical, real-world examples with nothing glossed over or left out

•    Troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own

•    Outstanding authors recognized worldwide for their expertise and teaching styles

•    Quick information via sidebars, tips, reminders, notes, and warnings


In Depth is the only tool you need to get more done in less time!


CATEGORY: Windows Operating System

COVERS: Microsoft® Windows 8.1



Author Biography

Brian Knittel is a software developer, consultant, and writer. He has authored or coauthored many of Que’s best-selling Windows books, including Que’s leading Windows books, Windows 8 In Depth, Windows 7 In Depth, and Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows. Brian is also the author of Windows 7 and Vista Guide to Scripting, Automation, and Command Line Tools and Windows XP Under the Hood. In addition, Brian coauthored Upgrading and Repairing Microsoft Windows with Scott Mueller.


Paul McFedries is the author of more than 85 computer books that have sold more than four million copies worldwide. His recent titles include the Sams Publishing books Microsoft Windows 7 Unleashed and Microsoft Windows Vista Unleashed and the Que Publishing books PCs for Grownups, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Fixing Your Computer, and My Office RT. Paul also is the propietor of Word Spy, a website devoted to tracking new words and phrases as they enter the English language.

Table of Contents

1 Meet Windows 8
2 Installing or Upgrading to Windows 8
3 Your First Hour with Windows 8
4 Using the Windows 8 Interface
5 Metro Apps and the App Store
6 Managing Files and Searching
7 Devices and Printers
8 Gadgets and Accessories
9 Windows Media Player
10 Windows Media Center
11 Windows and Imaging Devices
12 Scanning and Faxing
13 More Windows 8 Media Tools
14 Getting Connected
15 Using Internet Explorer
16 Windows 8 Internet Communications
17 Troubleshooting an Internet Connection
18 Creating a Windows Network
19 Networking with Other Operating Systems
20 Connecting Your Network to the Internet
21 Using a Windows Network
22 Troubleshooting Your Network
23 Windows Management Tools
24 Tweaking and Customizing Windows
25 Managing Hard Disks and Storage Spaces
26 Troubleshooting and Repairing Problems
27 Managing Your Software
28 Managing Your Hardware
29 Editing the Windows Registry
30 Command-Line and Automation Tools 
31 Protecting Windows From Viruses and Spyware
32 Protecting your Data from Loss and Theft
33 Protecting Your Network from Hackers and the Government
34 Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Spam
35 Windows Reimagined for Mobile Devices 
36 Wireless Networking
37 Computing on the Road
38 Meetings, Conferencing, and Collaboration
39 Remote Desktop and Remote Access
App A Virtualization
App B Command Line Utility List

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