Windows 8.1 All-in-One for Dummies

  • 14h 59m
  • Woody Leonhard
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2014

Ten minibooks in one get you thoroughly caught up on Windows 8.1!

With new improvements and changes, Windows 8.1 offers a refreshed user interface, better integration between the new and traditional Windows interfaces, and more. This updated top-selling guide is what you need to get up to speed on everything Windows 8.1. Nine minibooks in one cover such essential topics as navigating the new Start Screen, understanding Windows 8.1 apps, securing Windows 8.1, and much more. Take the guesswork out of Windows 8.1 from day one with this complete, all-in-one resource.

  • Helps you get up to speed on the Windows 8.1 operating system, including its Start Screen, which is a feature sure to please traditional Windows users
  • Provides top-notch guidance from trusted and well-known Windows expert and author Woody Leonhard
  • Covers Windows 8.1 inside and out, including how to customize the Start screen, manage apps, and control privacy
  • Delves into core Windows 8.1 apps such as e-mail, people, and SkyDrive
  • Shows you how to connect online, add hardware, back up and update, and secure Windows 8.1

Discover new improvements, old favorites, and everything in between with Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies.

About the Author

Woody Leonhard is an award-winning technology author and columnist with over two decades of experience covering Microsoft Windows. He's currently a Senior Editor for the Windows Secrets newsletter and a frequent contributor to InfoWorld.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Windows 8.1 4 N00bs
  • Windows 8.1 for the Experienced
  • Which Version?
  • Upgrades and Clean Installs
  • Getting around Windows 8.1
  • Changing the Lock and Logon Screens
  • Working with Charms and Notifications
  • Controlling Users
  • Microsoft Account—To Sync or Not to Sync?
  • Privacy Control
  • Controlling the Start Screen
  • Searching in and with the Start Screen
  • Sharing among Tiled Apps
  • Settings, Settings, More Settings, and Devices
  • Taking Control of the Windows Store
  • Running Metro Internet Explorer
  • Using Metro Mail, People, and Calendar Apps
  • The Windows 8.1 Photos App
  • Xbox Music and Video
  • Using SkyDrive in Windows 8.1
  • Using Skype in Windows 8.1
  • Getting Started with Facebook
  • Getting Started with Twitter
  • Bing News, Finance, Travel, Sports, Fitness, and Food
  • Games, Games, and Games
  • Running the Desktop from Start to Finish
  • Personalizing the Desktop
  • Metro Mods for Desktop Users
  • Maintaining Your System
  • Using Windows (Live) Essentials
  • Choosing and Using a Desktop Web Browser
  • Music on the Desktop
  • Controlling Control Panel
  • Troubleshooting and Getting Help
  • Working with Libraries
  • Storing in Storage Spaces
  • Getting the Most from HomeGroups
  • Running the Built-In Desktop Applications
  • Working with Printers
  • File History, Backup, Data Restore, and Sync
  • A Fresh Start—Restore and Reset
  • Using and Avoiding Windows Update
  • Monitoring Windows
  • Using System Tools
  • Spies, Spams, Scams — They're Out to Get You
  • Fighting Viri and Scum
  • Running Built-In Security Programs
  • Top Security Helpers
  • Using Your iPad and iPhone with Windows 8.1
  • Kindle, Android, and Windows 8.1
  • Getting Started with Gmail, Google Apps, and Drive
  • Using Hotmail and
  • Best Free Windows Add-Ons