Just want to get going with Windows 8? This book was made for you!
Windows 8 looks and acts differently than previous Windows versions. The touch-friendly Start screen and new apps can confuse even the most experienced Windows user. This book helps you master Windows 8 by getting you started using the new interface, finding that missing file, creating a network, using Windows 8 on your tablet, and more.
The big changes — tour the Start screen, where you load apps and programs, see where the desktop went, and use the Control Panel to customize Windows 8
Touch and go — get acquainted with the many features designed for touchscreen devices
Tour the web — use Internet Explorer, set up and use e-mail, access your social networks, and do it all with more security
When you have to share — discover how to protect everyone's privacy and how to set up a network
The magic of media — play CDs, digital music, and movies, or work with photos transferred from your camera
Open the book and find:
Straightforward explanations of unique features
Which version of Windows 8 is right for you
Tips for touchscreen users
Whether you should upgrade to Windows 8
Easy, do-it-yourself maintenance tips
How to download apps from the Windows Store
The easy way to back up your PC
Ten things that will drive you crazy and how to fix them
Use the Start screen to launch apps
Send e-mail and link to social media accounts
Create music playlists, watch videos, and organize photos
Andy Rathbone first wrote "Windows for Dummies" back in 1992, and since then he's updated the book for every subsequent version of the operating system. All of the editions combined have sold more than 11 million copies. He's also the author of "Upgrading and Fixing Your PC for Dummies" and "Tivo for Dummies". All told, Andy has more than 15 million books in print, making him one of the bestselling computer book writers on the planet. He's been on bestseller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, and many others.