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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.

  • Add folders and other objects to the Start screen
  • Run other Windows versions inside Windows 8
  • Juice up performance and track down bottlenecks
  • Use the SkyDrive cloud service to sync your files everywhere
  • Speed up web browsing and use other PCs on your home network
  • Secure portable storage and set up a virtual private network
  • Hack Windows 8 Mail and services such as Outlook
  • Combine storage from different devices into one big virtual disk
  • Take control of Window 8 setting with the Registry

Synopsis:

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.

  • Hack the Windows 8 interface, including the Charm bar
  • Provide protection at wireless hotspots, secure your home network, and track firewall activity
  • Manage multiple Wi-Fi networks, and hack HomeGroup, sharing, and folder permissions
  • Set up multiple monitors, uncover hidden hardware, and manage recovery drives and storage spaces
  • Bring back features from older Windows versions, and run the Windows 8 UI and the Desktop side by side

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449325756
Author:
Gralla, Preston
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Windows Media Player;cloud;desktop;email;explorer;hardware;networking;registry;security;web;windows;windows 8;wireless
Subject:
Networking-Computer Security
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CourseSmart Subject Description
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Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
422
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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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.

  • Hack the Windows 8 interface, including the Charm bar
  • Provide protection at wireless hotspots, secure your home network, and track firewall activity
  • Manage multiple Wi-Fi networks, and hack HomeGroup, sharing, and folder permissions
  • Set up multiple monitors, uncover hidden hardware, and manage recovery drives and storage spaces
  • Bring back features from older Windows versions, and run the Windows 8 UI and the Desktop side by side

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