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See it done. do it yourself.  It’s that Easy! Easy Windows 8.1 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 8.1. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows.

No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.



Learn how to

   •  Use the Windows Start screen, tiles, and touch interface

   •  Connect with everyone you care about through Windows 8.1’s included apps (Skype, Mail, and SkyDrive)

   •  Speed web browsing with new Internet Explorer 11 tools and tips

   •  Enjoy your favorite music and media

   •  Edit and protect your favorite photos and videos

   •  Get free apps and games at the Windows Store

   •  Share what you want to share--and nothing else--on your home network

   •  Plan your trips, dining, and travel with great new and improved apps

   •  Fix problems and keep your computer running fast


About the Author

Mark Edward Soper has been using Microsoft Windows ever since version 1.0, and since 1992 he has taught thousands of computer troubleshooting and network students across the country how to use Windows as part of their work and everyday lives. Mark is the author of Easy Windows 8, Easy Microsoft Windows 7, Teach Yourself Windows 7 in 10 Minutes, and Using Microsoft Windows Live. Mark also has contributed to Que’s Special Edition Using series on Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows Vista; Easy Windows Vista; Windows 7 In Depth, and has written two books about Windows Vista, including Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed and Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center.


When he’s not teaching, learning, or writing about Microsoft Windows, Mark stays busy with many other technology-related activities. He is a longtime contributor to Upgrading and Repairing PCs, working on the 11th through 18th, 20th and 21st editions. Mark has co-authored Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition, written several books on CompTIA A+ Certification (including two titles covering the current 2012 exams), and written two books about digital photography, Easy Digital Cameras and The Shot Doctor: The Amateur’s Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos. Mark also has become a video content provider for Que Publishing and InformIT and has posted many blog entries and articles at,, and other websites. He also teaches digital photography, digital imaging, and Microsoft Office for Ivy Tech Corporate College’s southwest Indiana campus in Evansville, Indiana and Windows 8 for the University of Southern Indiana’s continuing education department.


Table of Contents

Part I – Introducing Windows 8.1 and Installing It

Chapter 1 – What's New and Improved in Windows 8.1

Chapter 2 – Upgrading to Windows 8.1

Part II – Using the Windows 8.1 Modern UI

Chapter 3 – Essential Windows 8.1 Tasks

Chapter 4 –Using the Start Screen

Chapter 5 – Browsing the Web in Modern UI

Chapter 6 – Using Alarms, Calculate, and Sound Recorder

Chapter 7-Enjoying Music and Video in Modern UI

Chapter 8 – Using Movie Moments

Chapter 9 – Viewing and Taking Photos

Chapter 10 – Working with Files

Chapter 11-Staying Connected

Chapter 12 – Customizing the Start Screen

Chapter 13 – Managing Windows 8.1 with PC Settings

Chapter 14  – Using the Windows Store

Chapter 15 – Gaming

Part III – Using the Windows 8.1 Desktop

Chapter 16 – Running Desktop Apps

Chapter 17 –Using Windows Explorer

Chapter 18 – Networking Your Home

Chapter 19 – Working with Photos and Music from Your Desktop

Chapter 20 – Web Browsing from Your Desktop

Part IV – Managing Windows 8.1

Chapter 21- Advanced Configuration Options

Chapter 22 – User Accounts and System Security

Chapter 23 - Protecting Your System

Chapter 24 - System Maintenance and Performance 

Product Details

Soper, Mark Edward
Soper, Mark
Operating Systems - General
Operating Systems - Windows
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9.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 in 930 gr

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