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Windows 8: Out of the Box

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Publisher Comments:

Get a real feel for Windows 8 with a wealth of tips in this step-by-step guide. After using Windows 7 or XP, learning Microsofts 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 Microsofts latest operating system. Youll 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 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
  • Use expert tips to keep your computer running smoothly
  • Discover cool stuff that makes computer use really easy

Synopsis:

Windows 8: Out of the Box gives those with little experience using tablets and computers a simple and straightforward guide to using Windows 8. Mike Halsey starts with the basics of getting your computer online and takes you step by step through the trickier parts of set up, using the new Windows 8 interface, and sharing your experiences with family and friends.

Topics covered include:

  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Sharing files
  • Downloading apps from the Windows Store
  • Keeping your computer secure
  • Viewing and Editing photos and videos

And more like troubleshooting tips and how to play music and videos.

About the Author

Mike Halsey is the author of several Windows books including Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out and the Windows 8 Power Users Guide. He is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) awardee and a recognized Windows expert.He regularly makes help, how-to and troubleshooting videos and holds live webcasts on the first Thursday of every month for O'Reilly.Other previous roles have included spending several years as a club-singer and working as a photographer.Mike has an open mailbag and always welcomes questions and comments from readers. He sincerely hopes you have enjoyed this book and that you will consider reviewing it online.He lives in an eco-home in Sheffield (Yorkshire, UK) with his rescue border collie, Jed.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: Using Windows 8 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: Connecting To and Using Extra Hardware with Your Computer Chapter 8: Using Windows 8 for Work Chapter 9: Using Older Software and Programs Chapter 10: Keeping You and Your Family Safe Chapter 11: Keeping Your Computer Running Smoothly Chapter 12: More Top Tips for Using Windows 8

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449326647
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
General Computers
Author:
Halsey, Mike
Author:
ey
Author:
Mike Hals
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
Personal Computers-Desktop Applications-General
Subject:
Graphics-User Interface
Subject:
Windows 8;metro;tablet;user interface;windows 7
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20121018
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
140
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Graphics » User Interface
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Microsoft Windows » NT
Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » Desktop Applications » General

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Windows 8: Out of the Box gives those with little experience using tablets and computers a simple and straightforward guide to using Windows 8. Mike Halsey starts with the basics of getting your computer online and takes you step by step through the trickier parts of set up, using the new Windows 8 interface, and sharing your experiences with family and friends.

Topics covered include:

  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Sharing files
  • Downloading apps from the Windows Store
  • Keeping your computer secure
  • Viewing and Editing photos and videos

And more like troubleshooting tips and how to play music and videos.

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