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Windows 8 Hacksby Preston Gralla
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Windows 8 is quite different than previous Microsoft operating systems, but its still eminently hackable. With this book, youll learn how to make a variety of modifications, from speeding up boot time and disabling the Lock screen to hacking native apps and running Windows 8 on a Mac. And thats just the beginning. Youll find more than 100 standalone hacks on performance, multimedia, networking, the cloud, security, email, hardware, and more. Not only will you learn how to use each hack, youll also discover why it works.
Ready to bend Windows 8 to your will? With this hands-on guide, bestselling author Preston Gralla helps you unlock the secrets of Microsofts new, revolutionary operating system. Learn how to customize the new user interface (or disable the parts you dont like), bring back familiar features like the Start menu, hack SkyDrive and other cloud applications, interact with NOOK and Kindle apps, and take control of networking and peripherals. All aspects of Windows 8 are covered.
About the Author
Preston Gralla is the editor of WindowsDevCenter.com and OnDotNet. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Internet Annoyances, PC Pest Control, and Windows XP Hacks, Second Edition, and co-author of Windows XP Cookbook. As an award-winning author and technology expert, Preston has written articles for major national newspapers and magazines and has also appeared on several TV and radio programs.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Setup and Startup HacksChapter 2: Hacking the Start Screen, the Windows 8 Interface, and AppsChapter 3: Hacking the DesktopChapter 4: Productivity and System Performance HacksChapter 5: Cloud and Social Networking HacksChapter 6: Music, Media, and VideoChapter 7: Networking, the Web, Wireless, and the InternetChapter 8: SecurityChapter 9: EmailChapter 10: HardwareChapter 11: The Registry and Group Policy EditorColophon
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