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
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.