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.
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.
This guide is filled with tips and shortcuts to help you get the most out of Windows 10, whatever your level of experience and whichever type of PC system you are using.
Covers the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, released August 2016
Table of Contents:Get Windows 10 Windows 10 Interface Windows 10 Desktop Personalize Your System Universal Apps Email and Calendar Search and Organize Classic Applications Internet Windows Games Music and Pictures Networking Security & Maintenance
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 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!
Windows 10 Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts in easy steps, 2nd Edition has been updated to cover the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (released August 2nd, 2016).
You will learn how to:Customize the interface to suit your needsBoost your PC’s performance with simple tweaksQuicken Startup and Shutdown timesSave time by keeping your files organizedKeep your hard drive leanQuickly repair Windows 10Give your PC a free tune-upKeep net browsing safe, private and efficientKeep tabs on other users’ activitiesGuard your PC against viruses and prying eyesUse a PC to build a home entertainment center
With keyboard shortcuts throughout to help you save time, this popular guide is a great investment for all Windows 10 users!
Maximize the versatile features of Windows 8 on all your devices with help from this hands-on guide. Discover how to customize settings, use the new Start screen and Charms bar, work with gestures on a touchscreen PC, organize and sync data in the cloud, and set up a network. How to Do Everything Windows 8 covers email, video conferencing, web access, peripheral devices, security, and troubleshooting. You’ll also get tips for using the entertainment apps to enjoy music, video, photos, games, and much more.Customize Windows 8, group tiles on the Start screen, pin icons to the taskbar, and change settings Manage and back up your files and sync them to the cloud Share files with a Windows 8 Homegroup Surf the web with both versions of Internet Explorer 10, use tabs, organize favorites, and protect your privacy online Print, scan, and fax with Windows 8 Communicate via built-in apps—Mail and Messaging—and add Skype Connect to social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, using the People app Enjoy the Music and Video apps and the Xbox Music free streaming service and video store View, manage, and share photos with the new Photos app—including your Facebook, Flickr, and SkyDrive photos Use all the built-in Windows 8 apps and get more from the Windows Store Keep Windows 8 running smoothly and securely Troubleshoot problems and reset or recover your PC