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.
Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8. Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more.Combined editions of this book, all by Microsoft MVP Andy Rathbone, have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, making Windows For Dummies the #1 bestselling technology book of all time Covers all the basics of using Windows 8--core desktop components, managing files and folders, saving files, using Windows search, printing, and working in the cloud Shows how to get online, set up and use e-mail, use the latest version of Internet Explorer, set up security and virus protection, add music to the media player, organize photos, and edit media Includes coverage on using Windows 8's new start screen on both a desktop computer and a touchscreen device
Windows 8 For Dummies has what all Windows newbies need to know as well as complete coverage of the new version's bells and whistles.
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.
This guide is designed to walk you through the most important parts of the tablet, from the basics to learning how to navigate through the tablet, to more advance features.
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
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!