Windows 8 For Dummies, Pocket Edition

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 17, 2012 - Computers - 144 pages
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The bestselling tech book of all time, now updated for Windows 8

Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8. Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more.

  • Combined editions of this book, all by Microsoft MVP Andy Rathbone, have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, making Windows For Dummies the #1 bestselling technology book of all time
  • Covers all the basics of using Windows 8—core desktop components, managing files and folders, saving files, using Windows search, printing, and working in the cloud
  • Shows how to get online, set up and use e-mail, use the latest version of Internet Explorer, set up security and virus protection, add music to the media player, organize photos, and edit media
  • Includes coverage on using Windows 8's new start screen on both a desktop computer and a touchscreen device

Windows 8 For Dummies has what all Windows newbies need to know as well as complete coverage of the new version's bells and whistles.


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Exiting from Windows
Cleaning up a messy desktop
Bellying Up to the Taskbar
Seeing the files on a disk drive
Writing to CDs and DVDs
Accessing SkyDrive from the desktop
Uninstalling apps
Engaging the Social Apps
Composing and sending an email
Managing Appointments in Calendar
Why Do I Need an ISP?
Viewing Photos from the Start Screen

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About the author (2012)

Andy Rathbone is an expert on PC operation and repair, home theater and entertainment technologies, and tablet computing. In addition to all editions of "Windows For Dummies, " he is the author of "Upgrading & Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies" and "Motorola XOOM For Dummies.

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