Synopses & Reviews
You’re beyond the basics, so dive right into optimizing Windows 8—and really put your PC or tablet to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting techniques, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts keep their Windows 8 systems running smoothly—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery.
- Master essential Windows 8 maintenance and security features
- Implement best practices to help prevent and combat viruses, malware, and identity theft
- Apply quick fixes to the most common problems using expert tips and step-by-step repair guides
- Use advanced troubleshooting techniques by understanding how Windows 8 works
- Develop a recovery plan to restore your system and data in the event of a disaster
- Know when to use power utilities for advanced performance, maintenance, and diagnostics
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
IntroductionFeatures and Conventions Used In This BookAcknowledgmentsPreventing ProblemsChapter 1: Finding Your Way Around Windows 8Chapter 2: Repairing Windows 8 in 30 Minutes or LessChapter 3: Preventing Problems Before They OccurChapter 4: Using the Basic Windows UtilitiesChapter 5: Optimizing Windows 8 SecurityChapter 6: Optimizing Backup and RestoreChapter 7: Performing Maintenance on Windows 8Chapter 8: Managing Users in Windows 8Chapter 9: Managing HardwareChapter 10: Working in a Virtual EnvironmentApplying Easy Technical FixesChapter 11: Dealing with Windows 8 AnnoyancesChapter 12: Managing Application CompatibilityChapter 13: Responding to Viruses, Malware, and Other ThreatsChapter 14: Easy Ways to Repair Windows 8Using Advanced Technical FixesChapter 15: Understanding Windows 8Chapter 16: Advanced Windows 8 Troubleshooting TipsChapter 17: Troubleshooting Windows 8 Problems in Your Home or WorkplaceChapter 18: Troubleshooting Windows 8 StartupChapter 19: Using Windows 8 Advanced Diagnostic ToolsChapter 20: Using Advanced Repair MethodsChapter 21: Demystifying Windows 8 ProblemsChapter 22: Utilizing Remote HelpChapter 23: Finding More Help and SupportChapter 24: Diagnosing Hardware ProblemsChapter 25: Troubleshooting a Windows 8 InstallationDisaster RecoveryChapter 26: Recovering Encrypted DataChapter 27: Using Windows Data Recovery ToolsChapter 28: Restoring Windows from Another PCChapter 29: Using Linux to Rescue Your Windows SystemChapter 30: Using Third-Party Rescue Tools and ServicesChapter 31: Working Safely with Windows 8 EncryptionChapter 32: Applying Best Practices to Windows 8Using Advanced UtilitiesChapter 33: Using Advanced Windows 8 Diagnostic ToolsChapter 34: Exploring Windows 8 Firewall In-DepthChapter 35: Making Changes to the RegistryAppendicesWindows 8 Editions and Features by EditionWindows 8 Keyboard ShortcutsRunning Windows RT on ARM DevicesGlossaryAbout the Author