Windows 8.1: Out of the Box, 2nd Edition

Get a real feel for Windows 8.1 with a wealth of tips in this step-by-step guide. After using Windows 7 or XP, learning Microsoft’s latest operating system takes some adjustment. Never fear. Windows expert Mike Halsey starts with the basics and then takes you through the trickier parts of Microsoft’s latest operating system. You’ll quickly learn how to make the most of Windows 8 for work and entertainment, whether you use a touchscreen tablet, a laptop, or a PC with a keyboard and mouse.

  • Easily navigate the intuitive Windows 8.1 interface
  • Use email and the Internet—and keep your family safe
  • Share files online or with other devices in your home
  • Download and use all kinds of of apps and programs
  • Watch movies and listen to music
  • Import, view, and edit your own photos and videos
  • Learn how to use extra hardware and older software
  • Get expert tips to keep your computer running smoothly
  • Discover cool stuff that makes computer use really easy

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Using Windows 8.1
Chapter 2. Using Email and the Internet
Chapter 3. Sharing Your Files, Photos, Music, and Video
Chapter 4. Downloading and Using Apps and Programs
Chapter 5. Watching and Listening to Your Videos and Music
Chapter 6. Importing, Viewing, and Editing Your Photographs and Videos
Chapter 7. Personalizing your Windows 8.1 Experience
Chapter 8. Connecting To and Using Extra Hardware with Your Computer
Chapter 9. Using Windows 8.1 for Work
Chapter 10. Using Older Software and Programs
Chapter 11. Keeping You and Your Family Safe
Chapter 12. Keeping Your Computer Running Smoothly
Chapter 13. More Top Tips for Using Windows 8

Book Details

  • Paperback: 174 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 2nd Edition (October 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1491946105
  • ISBN-13: 978-1491946107
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