Windows 8.1 For Dummies

  • 6h 5m
  • Andy Rathbone
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2013

Microsoft has fine-tuned Windows 8 with some important new features, and veteran author Andy Rathbone explains every one in this all-new edition of a long-time bestseller. Whether you're using Windows for the first time, upgrading from an older version, or just moving from Windows 8 to 8.1, here's what you need to know. Learn about the dual interfaces, the new Start button, how to customize the interface and boot operations, and how to work with programs and files, use the web and social media, manage music and photos, and much more. You'll even find troubleshooting tips!

  • This edition covers the upgrades in Windows 8.1, including the dual interfaces, basic mechanics, file storage, and how to get the free upgrade to Windows 8.1
  • Shows how to manipulate app tiles, give Windows the look you choose, set up boot-to-desktop capabilities, connect to a network, and create user accounts
  • Covers working with programs, apps, and files; using the Internet and social media; new apps and capabilities for working with onboard and online media; and how to move files to a new PC
  • Written by Andy Rathbone, author of every edition of the bestselling Windows For Dummies

Windows 8.1 For Dummies is exactly what you need to get going and be productive with the newest Windows update.

About the Author

Andy Rathbone is a top-selling tech author. His Windows For Dummies books have sold millions of copies since the first edition was published in 1992, becoming the bestselling computer books ever. Andy answers readers' questions and shares Windows advice at

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • What is Windows 8.1?
  • The Mysterious New Start Screen
  • The Traditional Desktop
  • Basic Desktop Window Mechanics
  • Storage—Internal, External, and in the Sky
  • Playing with Programs, Apps, and Documents
  • Finding the Lost
  • Printing and Scanning Your Work
  • Cruising the Web
  • Being Social—Mail, People, and Calendar
  • Safe Computing
  • Customizing Windows with the Control Panels
  • Keeping Windows from Breaking
  • Sharing One Computer with Several People
  • Connecting Computers with a Network
  • Playing and Copying Music
  • Fiddling with Photos (and Movies)
  • The Case of the Broken Window
  • Strange Messages—What You Did Does Not Compute
  • Moving from an Old PC to a New Windows 8.1 PC
  • Help on the Windows Help System
  • Ten Things You'll Hate about Windows 8.1 (And How to Fix Them)
  • Ten or So Tips for Tablet and Laptop Owners