Windows 8.1 For Dummies
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Released: September 2013
Pages: 432

Learn to:

  • Launch apps from the Start screen
  • Send e-mail and link to social media accounts
  • Create music playlists, watch videos, and organize photos
  • Troubleshoot common problems

Just want to make Windows work? Here's what you need to make Windows 8.1 do what you want!

This book isn't about making you a Windows guru. It's much less lofty. It tells you how to use the Start screen, snap your most-used apps to the traditional desktop, find missing files and programs, use the built-in security tools, safely surf the web, enjoy music, organize and share photos, and more. Find what you need when you need it!

  • Movin' up — learn how to get the free upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1
  • Starting with Start — use the 8.1 Start button, load apps and programs from the Start screen, find the traditional desktop, and navigate folders
  • It's touching — Windows 8.1 was made with touchscreen users in mind; see how things work on your touch device
  • Be social — integrate your social networks into Windows 8.1 along with e-mail, calendars, and messaging
  • Setting your settings — customize your desktop, user accounts, hardware and gadget settings, and more with the two control panels
  • Fun stuff — explore all the options for playing music, watching movies, and managing digital photos
  • To the rescue — learn to diagnose and treat common Windows glitches with the Windows 8.1 Help system

Open the book and find:

  • How to switch between the Start screen and desktop
  • Tips for making the Start screen more user-friendly
  • All about your built-in SkyDrive account
  • How to find anything with Windows 8.1's Search feature
  • Networking instructions
  • Do-it-yourself maintenance tips
  • Help deciphering error messages
  • Ways to fix things that bug you
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