In this book, we help you decide whether to upgrade to Windows 8, the best way to go about doing so, and the biggest changes between this version and previous versions of the operating system.
Written by Microsoft Windows Home Server MVP and We Got Served Editor Terry Walsh, Building a Windows 8 Home Server - Step by Step walks you step by step through your Windows 8 home server setup, illustrated with hundreds of detailed, full-colour screenshots.
From selecting hardware components, building your own home server PC, through installation, set-up and usage, Building a Windows 8 Home Server - Step by Step brings to life the most relevant new features of Windows 8, helping you build your home network around a Windows 8 PC.
Detailed walkthroughs include a deep dive into Microsoft's all-new Storage Spaces feature, (the successor to Windows Home Server Drive Extender), File History and data backup options, configuring user accounts, homegroups and shared folders, navigating the brand new (and more than a little quirky) Windows 8 Start Screen and Apps, configuring Remote Access and in-home/mobile media streaming and much more. Finally for Windows Home Server enthusiasts, there's a bonus chapter on converging Windows Home Server 2011 client backup and remote access with Windows 8 - bringing together the best of both worlds!
Building a Windows 8 Home Server - Step by Step chapters include:
It's all about you: An exploration of the customization features, from flexible sizing on icons to shared wallpaper to boot options.
We can build it better: Review of the updates to applications with special emphaisis on communications and media apps
Shiny new toys: Walkthroughs of the new features added to Windows 8.1, including the start button and search function
Ten reasons you were smart to upgrade: In the spirit of the For Dummies Part of Tensfeature, a list of the reasons why Windows 8.1 is a superior experience to Windows 8.
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.
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 Getting started with SkyDrive 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 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.
If you want to spend less time figuring out Windows and more time getting things accomplished, you've come to the right place. Covering Windows 10 and packed with time-saving tips to help you get the most out of the software, Windows 10 At Work For Dummies offers everything you need to get back precious hours of your work day and make Windows work for you, rather than against you.
This full-color, all-encompassing guide breaks down the most common Windows tasks into easily digestible parts, providing you with illustrated, step-by-step instructions on everything you'll encounter in Windows 10. From setting up your desktop with your favorite apps to finding the files and applications you need—and everything in between—this hands-on, friendly guide takes the headache out of working with Windows. Provides over 300 tasks broken into core steps Provides easy-to-follow answers to all of your Windows questions Illustrates the new features of Windows 10 If you're a time-pressed professional looking to find answers to all of your Windows-related questions, this is the one-stop resource you'll turn to again and again.
The Charms bar Using the Desktop The new Windows Search functionality. How to add a printer and print from the Start screen. Internet Explorer 10 Windows Explorer Working with Settings in the new touch interface How to synchronize settings and back up to the Cloud The New Task Manager The Windows Store And more.