Techniques are illustrated in step-by-step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field, provide a comprehensive guide to Windows.
Whether you have just bought your first computer, laptop or are a keen computer user who has just upgraded to Windows 8, this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to use a computer like a pro.
Windows 8.1 for Seniors in easy steps shows you how to get up to speed with this latest version of Windows and begins by detailing how to get to grips with the Windows 8.1 interface. It deals with the basics such as accessing items, personalizing your screen and using additional controls that are available from the sides of the screen.
The books includes the new features that have been added since Windows 8: the return of the Start button; options for booting up to the Desktop; viewing up to four apps on screen at the same time; an enhanced SkyDrive feature for online storage and sharing; and a unified search facility that enables you to search over your computer and the Web.
A lot of the functionality of Windows 8.1 is aimed at touchscreen devices, whether they are desktop computers, laptops or tablets. This is dealt with in terms of navigating around, as well as showing how everything can still be done with a traditional mouse and keyboard.
Apps are at the heart of Windows 8.1 and the newly designed Windows Store has an app for almost everything you could want to do. The book shows how to access and download apps and then how to work with them, and organize them, when you have them.
As well as the new features that are covered, all of the old favourites are looked at in detail, such as working with folders and files, accessing the Internet, using email, working with photos and video, networking with Windows and system security.
Windows 8.1 will open your eyes to a new way of computing and Windows 8.1 for Seniors in easy steps will help you see clearly so that you can quickly feel comfortable and confident with this exciting new operating system. It is presented with the Senior reader in mind, using larger type, in the familiar In Easy Steps style.
Covers Windows 8.1, Update 1.
Teach yourself how to navigate and use the most radical redesign of Windows in Microsoft’s history.
With plenty of screen prints, photographs and illustrations, this guide exploresSetting up your computer Navigating around the windows 8.1 using the start screen Windows 8.1’s features, menus, charms and utilities Transferring your files from your old machine Using the desktop and running applications Backing up your important data with filehistory Antivirus and internet safety Downloading & watching videos Downloading & listening to music Staying in touch friends, family and colleagues using Mail, Calendar & People App Getting started with SkyDrive/OneDrive and SkyDrive Pro Storing, organising and manipulating your photos, putting them into albums or slideshows to show to friends or post on social media Maintaining Windows 8.1, optimizing drives, scanning drives for errors and basic recovery procedures and more...
Techniques are illustrated step by step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field.
Whether you have just bought your first computer, laptop or are a keen computer user who has just upgraded to Windows 8.1, this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to use a computer like an expert.
In this book, you'll learn how to:
-Master the Start Screen.
-Get the most out of the Desktop.
-Use the power of File Explorer.
-Connect Windows 8.1 to networks.
-Create and eliminate user accounts.
-Store files securely in OneDrive.
-Install powerful apps from the Windows Store.
-Employ Task Manager to tame your PC.
-And many other tips.
Windows 8 is fast and fluid, bringing you the updates you need quickly, while providing reliable access to the programs and files you depend on as you go about your daily tasks. Whether you are sharing photos, checking your social media accounts, designing a presentation, or listening to your favorite podcast, Windows 8 gives you the means to move through your tasks smoothly in any order or combination you choose.
Some folks welcome this kind of new energy in technology; others aren’t so sure a complete makeover is a good idea. Whichever camp you find yourself in, this book will help you learn more about what you can expect from Windows 8. Some of the biggest changes we’ll discuss in this book include:
Navigating the new Start screen, customizing Start screen colors, and displaying your favorite apps as you want them to appear
Using live tiles to get the latest information for your favorite apps
Using touch and mouse-based techniques to personalize your Windows 8 experience and work with files, folders, and more
Enhancing the security of your system by changing your Lock Screen, adding a picture password, and creating a PIN logon
Learning to work fluidly with open apps, cycling through open apps, docking apps, and closing or suspending apps you no longer need
Using the Refresh and Reset tools to give your computer a fresh start if you’re having computer problems
Shopping for apps in the Windows Store, installing apps on your computer, and adding ratings and reviews to let other shoppers know what you think
Browsing with the sleek and streamlined Internet Explorer 10
With keyboard shortcuts throughout to help you save time, this guide covers both Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows RT 8.1 Update 1 – a handy reference guide for all Windows users!
Windows 10 is the successor to Windows 8 (there is no Windows 9) and addresses several of the issues from Windows 8 and 8.1, to ensure that it is easier to work with on both desktop and mobile devices.
Windows 8 and 8.1 was designed to combine the familiar Microsoft operating system across desktop and mobile devices. This proved to be an aspiration that was not without its problems; it seemed like two separate operating systems bolted together, without completely satisfying either environment. Windows 10 introduces a range of new features to tailor the operating system more for specific devices, so that the desktop version is more suited to use with a mouse and keyboard and the mobile version is better suited to touchscreen devices such as Windows 10 tablets and smartphones.
Windows 10 in easy steps provides full-colour and comprehensive coverage of the new operating system and shows how to get the most out of it, whether you are using a desktop computer or a mobile device. It details the new features and shows how these integrate with the more traditional elements of the operating system. It covers the new features, and includes:
Upgrading to Windows 10 and personalising it for your needs; Getting to grips with the Windows 10 interface, navigating with the Start Menu, the Start button, and the new Taskbar; Customising the new live tiles feature, so that you can create your own look and feel; Accessing and downloading apps, and how to work with them and organise them; Working with files and folders, using OneDrive for free storage and sharing files; Using Cortana, the Personal Digital Assistant, to search your computer or the web, or to perform actions like opening apps or documents; Getting online with the new browser, Microsoft Edge, and keeping in touch by email and Skype; Perfecting photos, viewing movies, playing music and games
Windows 10 is one of the most significant upgrades in Microsoft's history and Windows 10 in easy steps is ideal for newbies and for those wanting to quickly grasp the essentials in the new version.
Updates to the features covered in the book are downloadable for FREE from the In Easy Steps website!
It’s that Easy! Easy Microsoft Windows 7 teaches you the fundamentals of working with Microsoft’s latest operating system. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through every task, building the skills you need to master Windows 7 with ease. No need to feel intimidated–we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.
Learn how to…
• Instantly find what you’re looking for: files, programs, anything
• Manage your music and video with Windows Media Player
• See it all, do it all, get it all on the Web
• Have more fun with Windows 7’s built-in games
• Protect yourself from viruses, intrusions, and phishing
• Download free Windows Live Essentials bonus software
• Set up your computer just the way you want it
• Keep your computer running reliable and fast
• Build a home network the easy way with HomeGroup
• Put live and Internet TV on your PC with Windows Media Center