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Beginning Windows 8.1.

By: Halsey, Mike.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2013Description: 1 online resource (599 p.).ISBN: 9781430263593.Subject(s): Computers and older people | Microsoft Windows (Computer file) | Operating systems (Computers)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Beginning Windows 8.1DDC classification: 005.446 | 005.4469 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents at a Glance; Introduction; Chapter 1: Introducing Windows 8.1; What Is Windows 8.1?; What's the Difference Between Windows 8.1 and Windows RT?; How Windows 8.1 Differs from Windows 7 and Windows Vista; How Windows 8.1 Differs from Windows XP; 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) Explained; What's New in Windows 8.1?; Start Screen; Refresh and Reset; Windows To Go; Hyper-V; Storage Spaces; SkyDrive Integration; Secure Boot; What Else Is New?; Configuring the Windows 8.1 Lock Screen; Using a Pin or Picture Password on the Lock Screen; Changing Your Login Method; Mastering Touch in Windows 8.1
Using the Onscreen Keyboard in Windows 8.1Privacy and Security for Personal and Business Data; Summary; Chapter 2: Finding Your Way Around Windows 8.1; Using the Start Screen and Apps; Switching Between and Shutting Down Running Apps; Locking the Computer and Signing Out; Controlling the Windows 8.1 Start Screen; Controlling Apps and Live Tiles; Performing Functions on Apps and Live Tiles; Arranging Live Tiles into Groups; Hiding and Adding Apps and Tiles; Using the Charms; Using the Desktop in Windows 8.1; Start Button; Windows Administration Menu; Using the Desktop Taskbar
Using the Date and Time Dialog BoxViewing Taskbar Thumbnails; Using Taskbar Jump Lists; Managing Windows on the Desktop; Common Ways to Work with Windows Apps; Preinstalled Windows 8.1 Apps; Alarm; Calculator; Calendar; Camera; Maps; Music; Outlook; People; Photos; Reading List; Video; Preinstalled Desktop Programs; Calculator; Character Map; Math Input; Notepad; Paint; Snipping Tool; Sound Recorder; Sticky Notes; Windows Fax and Scan; Windows Journal; Windows Media Center/Windows Media Player; WordPad; XPS Viewer; Installing and Uninstalling Apps and Programs; Summary
Chapter 3: Getting ConnectedGetting Online with Windows 8.1; Understanding Public and Home and Work Networks; Home Networks; Work Networks; Public Networks; Connecting to Networks in Windows 8.1; Managing Mobile Broadband; Connecting to Hidden Wi-Fi Networks; Connecting to a Mobile Broadband Network; Connecting to a Company Workplace; Connecting to a Company Domain; Connecting to Virtual Private Networks; Managing and Deleting Wireless Network Profiles; Managing Network Connections; Network Management Best Practice; Securing Wi-Fi Networks; Managing Mobile Broadband Data Usage
Using Internet Explorer 11Using the Internet Explorer 11 App; Using Favorites in Internet Explorer; Using Internet Explorer 11 on the Desktop; Managing Browser Tabs in IE11 on the Desktop; Internet Explorer 11 Safety Features; Using the SmartScreen Filter to Block Malicious Web Sites; Managing Add-ons, Toolbars and Search Providers in IE11; Internet Explorer 11 Options and Configuration; Managing Safety and Privacy in Internet Explorer 11; Recovering Lost Web Site Usernames and Passwords; What is InPrivate Mode ?; Staying Safe Online; Internet Threats Explained
Identifying Safe and Unsafe Web Sites in IE11
Summary: Windows 8 has been described by Microsoft as its 'boldest' Windows release ever and the 8.1 update enhances the paradigm further. Beginning Windows 8.1 takes you through the new features and helps you get more out of the familiar to reveal the fullest possibilities for this amazing new operating system. You will learn, with non-technical language used throughout, how to get up and running in the new Windows interface, minimize downtime, maximize productivity, and harness the features you never knew existed to take control of your computer and enjoy the peace of mind and excitement that comes w
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Contents at a Glance; Introduction; Chapter 1: Introducing Windows 8.1; What Is Windows 8.1?; What's the Difference Between Windows 8.1 and Windows RT?; How Windows 8.1 Differs from Windows 7 and Windows Vista; How Windows 8.1 Differs from Windows XP; 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) Explained; What's New in Windows 8.1?; Start Screen; Refresh and Reset; Windows To Go; Hyper-V; Storage Spaces; SkyDrive Integration; Secure Boot; What Else Is New?; Configuring the Windows 8.1 Lock Screen; Using a Pin or Picture Password on the Lock Screen; Changing Your Login Method; Mastering Touch in Windows 8.1

Using the Onscreen Keyboard in Windows 8.1Privacy and Security for Personal and Business Data; Summary; Chapter 2: Finding Your Way Around Windows 8.1; Using the Start Screen and Apps; Switching Between and Shutting Down Running Apps; Locking the Computer and Signing Out; Controlling the Windows 8.1 Start Screen; Controlling Apps and Live Tiles; Performing Functions on Apps and Live Tiles; Arranging Live Tiles into Groups; Hiding and Adding Apps and Tiles; Using the Charms; Using the Desktop in Windows 8.1; Start Button; Windows Administration Menu; Using the Desktop Taskbar

Using the Date and Time Dialog BoxViewing Taskbar Thumbnails; Using Taskbar Jump Lists; Managing Windows on the Desktop; Common Ways to Work with Windows Apps; Preinstalled Windows 8.1 Apps; Alarm; Calculator; Calendar; Camera; Maps; Music; Outlook; People; Photos; Reading List; Video; Preinstalled Desktop Programs; Calculator; Character Map; Math Input; Notepad; Paint; Snipping Tool; Sound Recorder; Sticky Notes; Windows Fax and Scan; Windows Journal; Windows Media Center/Windows Media Player; WordPad; XPS Viewer; Installing and Uninstalling Apps and Programs; Summary

Chapter 3: Getting ConnectedGetting Online with Windows 8.1; Understanding Public and Home and Work Networks; Home Networks; Work Networks; Public Networks; Connecting to Networks in Windows 8.1; Managing Mobile Broadband; Connecting to Hidden Wi-Fi Networks; Connecting to a Mobile Broadband Network; Connecting to a Company Workplace; Connecting to a Company Domain; Connecting to Virtual Private Networks; Managing and Deleting Wireless Network Profiles; Managing Network Connections; Network Management Best Practice; Securing Wi-Fi Networks; Managing Mobile Broadband Data Usage

Using Internet Explorer 11Using the Internet Explorer 11 App; Using Favorites in Internet Explorer; Using Internet Explorer 11 on the Desktop; Managing Browser Tabs in IE11 on the Desktop; Internet Explorer 11 Safety Features; Using the SmartScreen Filter to Block Malicious Web Sites; Managing Add-ons, Toolbars and Search Providers in IE11; Internet Explorer 11 Options and Configuration; Managing Safety and Privacy in Internet Explorer 11; Recovering Lost Web Site Usernames and Passwords; What is InPrivate Mode ?; Staying Safe Online; Internet Threats Explained

Identifying Safe and Unsafe Web Sites in IE11

Windows 8 has been described by Microsoft as its 'boldest' Windows release ever and the 8.1 update enhances the paradigm further. Beginning Windows 8.1 takes you through the new features and helps you get more out of the familiar to reveal the fullest possibilities for this amazing new operating system. You will learn, with non-technical language used throughout, how to get up and running in the new Windows interface, minimize downtime, maximize productivity, and harness the features you never knew existed to take control of your computer and enjoy the peace of mind and excitement that comes w

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Mike Halsey is an established Windows author and prolific tech blogger. His articles regularly feature in Microsoft s IT Pro newsletters and his tutorial and how-to videos feature on the official Microsoft support website. An expert with many years experience in helping home, small business and enterprise users get the very best out of their computers, Mike Halsey is also a teacher of adult literacy and numeracy basic skills. He uses this experience to make the language in his books and videos accessible to everybody. Mike lives in an eco-home Yorkshire (UK) with his rescue border collie Jed.

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