Provides step-by-step instructions and real-world anecdotes of the Windows 8 operating system--including working with files, personalization, security and privacy, and organizing photos and music.
Windows 8 Absolute Beginner’s Guide Make the most of your new Windows 8 device—without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to take control of Windows 8, and use it to create, connect, and discover… simplify and organize your whole life… learn more, play more, do more, live better! Even if you’ve never used Windows 8 before, this book will show you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Windows 8 has never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple Windows 8 could be? This is the easiest, most practical beginner’s guide to navigating Windows 8—whether from a desktop, notebook, or tablet… simple, reliable instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: • Discover Windows 8’s whole new approach to running a computer • Run Windows 8 the way that’s easiest for you: mouse, touch, or keyboard • Find and use the old Windows Desktop along with all your favorite Windows XP and 7 programs • Get online with Internet Explorer® 10 and master its new tools and shortcuts • Set up your home network, printer, and other devices • Master quick, easy new ways to use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn® • Safeguard your personal information and keep it private • Enjoy all your digital photos, videos, movies, and music • Connect with anyone through email, messaging, and video chat • Discover and play new Windows 8 games, and use Windows to control your Xbox 360 • Manage even the most gigantic collections of data and media • Automatically back up your information to external drives, DVDs, or Microsoft SkyDrive® • Fix problems, protect yourself from viruses, and keep Windows 8 working reliably Paul Sanna is the author of almost two dozen computer books on topics such as Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, and Windows security. He has extensive experience working with and explaining pre-release versions of Windows. He currently advises his clients on software decisions, both for the desktop and for large business projects.