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Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide, Windows 8.1 Edition (Absolute Beginner's Guides)

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Make the most of your new Windows® 8.1 notebook, desktop computer, or tablet–without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun!

 

Even if you’ve never used a Windows computer before, this book shows you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer basics have never, ever been this simple!

 

Who knew how simple using computers could be?

 

This is today’s best beginner’s guide to using your computer or tablet with the new Windows 8.1 operating system…simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn:

 

•   Set up Windows 8.1 and get online fast

•   Use the new Windows 8.1 Modern interface

•   Get started with social networking on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn

•   Use Windows 8.1’s built-in apps–and find great new apps in the Windows Store

•   Connect printers and external storage, and set up automatic file backup

•   Create a home network in just minutes

•   Go online to shop, sell your stuff, manage your money, and do research

•   Get your office work done fast

•   Organize, view, and share photos

•   Play music using Windows 8.1, iTunes, or streaming music services

•   Watch TV shows and movies online

•   Protect yourself against viruses, spyware, and spam

•   Keep your system running reliably at top speed

 

 

Synopsis:

This year, millions of casual computer users will buy new Windows 8.1 mobile devices, notebooks, and desktop PCs. They'll want to know how to find their way around, get comfortable, and get the job done - without jargon, complexity, or hassle. There's a book for them: Michael Miller's Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Windows 8.1 Edition. It's the one book that covers everything today's beginners and near-beginners need to know: not just about Windows, but also about software, hardware, and the Internet.

 

Through 100+ books, author Michael Miller has established an unparalleled track record in explaining complicated concepts simply and clearly, and empowering beginners. Now, he's thoroughly updated his best-selling Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics to cover today's user experience - with Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 10, and today's hottest online tools, from craigslist and Facebook to Twitter, Wikipedia, and Google Docs. The latest edition of Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics is updated with coverage of Windows 8.1, which introduces the totally new Metro user interface. Given Metro's genesis as a mobile interface, and Microsoft's push towards a new breed of touchscreen computing devices, this new edition will include more hardware coverage than previous editions. In addition, this book will cover Windows 8.1's new Metro interface in depth, as well as feature increased coverage of social networking and cloud computing applications.

About the Author

Michael Miller is a successful and prolific author with a reputation for practical advice and technical accuracy and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers.

 

Mr. Miller has written more than 150 best-selling books over the past two decades. His books for Que include Easy Computer Basics, My Windows 8.1 Computer for Seniors, My Facebook for Seniors, Facebook for Grown-Ups, Easy Facebook, My Pinterest, and The Ultimate Digital Music Guide. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his practical, real-world advice–as well as his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience.

 

You can email Mr. Miller directly at abg@molehillgroup.com. His website is located at www.molehillgroup.com. Follow him on Twitter: @molehillgroup.

 

Table of Contents

I. Understanding Computers and Similar Devices

1. How Personal Computers Work

2. Setting Up and Using a Desktop Computer

3. Setting Up and Using a Notebook or Tablet Computer

II. Using Windows

4. Getting to Know Windows 8.1

5. Using the New Windows 8.1 Interface

6. Using the Traditional Windows Desktop

7. Working with Files, Folders, and Other Storage

III. Setting Up the Rest of Your System

8. Connecting Other Devices to Your PC – and Your PC to Other Devices

9. Working with Printers

10. Adding Storage and Backup

11. Setting Up a Home Network

IV. Using the Internet

12. Connecting to the Internet — at Home and On the Road

13. Using Internet Explorer to Surf the Web

14. Searching and Researching Online

15. Shopping and Selling Online

V. Communicating Online

16. Sending and Receiving Email

17. Social Networking with Facebook

18. More Social Networking with Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter

19. Managing Your Social Activity (and Contacts) in Windows

20. Video Chatting with Friends and Family

VI. Working with Apps

21. Understanding and Using Windows Apps

22. Exploring Windows 8.1’s Built-In Apps

23. Finding and Installing New Apps

VII. Doing Fun and Useful Stuff with Your PC

24. Doing Office Work

25. Staying Organized

26. Viewing and Sharing Digital Photos

27. Playing Music

28. Watching Movies, TV Shows, and Other Videos

29. Playing Games

VIII. Keeping Your System Up and Running

30. Protecting Your PC from Computer Attacks, Malware, and Spam

31. Performing Preventive Maintenance

32. Dealing with Common Problems 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789752338
Author:
Miller, Michael
Publisher:
Que
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
windows 8; windows; windows 8 for dummies; mark justice hinton; windows 8 step by step; windows 7 home; computer basics; computer basics books; computer for dummies; basics on computers; basics of computer
Subject:
windows 8; windows; windows 8 for dummies; mark justice hinton; windows 8 step by step; windows 7 home; computer basics; computer basics books; computer for dummies; basics on computers; basics of computer; windows 8.1; windows 8.1 for dummies  
Subject:
windows 8; windows; windows 8 for dummies; mark justice hinton; windows 8 step by step; windows 7 home; computer basics; computer basics books; computer for dummies; basics on computers; basics of computer; windows 8.1; windows 8.1 for dummies  
Subject:
windows 8; windows; windows 8 for dummies; mark justice hinton; windows 8 step by step; windows 7 home; computer basics; computer basics books; computer for dummies; basics on computers; basics of computer; windows 8.1; windows 8.1 for dummies  
Subject:
windows 8; windows; windows 8 for dummies; mark justice hinton; windows 8 step by step; windows 7 home; computer basics; computer basics books; computer for dummies; basics on computers; basics of computer; windows 8.1; windows 8.1 for dummies  
Subject:
windows 8; windows; windows 8 for dummies; mark justice hinton; windows 8 step by step; windows 7 home; computer basics; computer basics books; computer for dummies; basics on computers; basics of computer; windows 8.1; windows 8.1 for dummies  
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Absolute Beginner's Guide
Publication Date:
20131213
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.1 x 7 x 0.975 in 721 gr

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This year, millions of casual computer users will buy new Windows 8.1 mobile devices, notebooks, and desktop PCs. They'll want to know how to find their way around, get comfortable, and get the job done - without jargon, complexity, or hassle. There's a book for them: Michael Miller's Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Windows 8.1 Edition. It's the one book that covers everything today's beginners and near-beginners need to know: not just about Windows, but also about software, hardware, and the Internet.

 

Through 100+ books, author Michael Miller has established an unparalleled track record in explaining complicated concepts simply and clearly, and empowering beginners. Now, he's thoroughly updated his best-selling Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics to cover today's user experience - with Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 10, and today's hottest online tools, from craigslist and Facebook to Twitter, Wikipedia, and Google Docs. The latest edition of Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics is updated with coverage of Windows 8.1, which introduces the totally new Metro user interface. Given Metro's genesis as a mobile interface, and Microsoft's push towards a new breed of touchscreen computing devices, this new edition will include more hardware coverage than previous editions. In addition, this book will cover Windows 8.1's new Metro interface in depth, as well as feature increased coverage of social networking and cloud computing applications.

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