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ISBN-13: 978-1118821497 ISBN-10: 1118821491 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (November 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118821491
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118821497
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Use the Start screen, set up user accounts, and customize Windows 8.1
  • Browse the web, use e-mail, and connect with family on Facebook®
  • Install apps, enjoy music, or post your photos
  • Back up your files and restore Windows 8.1

Just want to get things done with Windows 8.1? Relax — this book makes it easy!

Technology does seem to move at lightning speed, doesn't it? Don't be intimidated; this friendly book is here to help! It explains, in plain English, how to get things done with Windows 8.1 by helping you set up accounts, get online, handle e-mail, create a Facebook account, buy and install apps, upload photos, watch movies, and so much more.

  • The basic stuff — if you're new to computers, here's where you learn how to use a mouse or a touchscreen, the keyboard, and the Windows Start screen
  • About apps — manage apps and tiles on the Start screen so you can easily find what you use most
  • Set up user accounts — create a Microsoft account, attach an e-mail address, and set a password and PIN
  • Go online — browse the web with Internet Explorer® and learn to search for anything
  • Keep in touch — manage your e-mail, explore social networks, add your contacts to the People app, and make Skype® calls
  • Fun stuff — shop for apps; view, share, and print photos; play music; and watch movies
  • Necessary stuff — learn basic maintenance to keep Windows happy
  • In the sky — organize your documents, store files on SkyDrive®, and make backups

Open the book and find:

  • How to rearrange tiles on the Start screen
  • Help with adjusting Windows 8.1 settings
  • Tips for using the expanded Search function
  • Advice on using the Calendar
  • Social networking tips
  • How to buy and install apps
  • Hints on saving and sharing photos
  • Easy ways to find missing files

About the Author

Peter Weverka is a tech guru with nearly 20 years of experience as a technology author. His Office All-in-One For Dummies is the top-selling book on Microsoft Office. Mark Justice Hinton teaches classes on a variety of technology topics and maintains a tech-help blog at www.mjhinton.com/help.

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Customer Reviews

Easy to read and understand.
Nancy in CA
I would recommend this book to all seniors as a resource on Windows 8.1.
Dave Woeber
This author did not include some of the most elementary information.
Joan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn from mid Michigan on January 12, 2014
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I am a Senior and I couldn't manage Windows 8.1 without it!! Do I like 8.1, NO, even though better than 8.0!! I am slowly figuring out this computer with the Book. It isn't writen in "technical" stuff I can't understand! Thank goodness! If You are struggling this is the book for You!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Tommie E Tomlin on February 3, 2014
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I downloaded Windows 8.1 before I realized it and the new computer and Windows 8 book that was 2 weeks old had to be replaced. Enjoyed following the exercises page by page, even a dummy can follow the instructions. Very good guide for those that needs lots of help with Windows.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By bruce dahlbo on May 17, 2014
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I was surprised there was no glossary of terms.The index seems woefully inadequate. A big part of the problem for beginners such as me, is trying to understand the instructions when you don't have even the foggiest notion what the words mean. I realize that in a book such as this there are serious limits on what details can be included, but the author makes the same mistake that many do---writing from his state of knowledge, rather than from the reader"s state of ignorance. Ignorance of terminology is the single greatest impediment to learning a new discipline. Why doesn't the author offer a new book which is a dictionary of computer terminology. If a novice had that, he could---even though slowly--interpret and learn from the instructions.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Debra on December 28, 2013
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My aging eyes like the larger print. This is a typical Dummies Book - a good intro to the Windows 8.1.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Burke on December 16, 2013
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Am now enjoying Windows 8 thanks to this book & have been customizing away.. easy to understand and very highly recommend
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By old nerd on December 18, 2013
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This is perhaps the best laid out and in depth user reference manuals I have had the pleasure to read. The windows 8 operating system release has caused some very mixed reports (plenty of negatives) and I did have some concerns when I upgraded to win 8 with a new computer. This user manual solved all of those issues .
This book is Well laid out and I might be wrong but it looks like the print is a little larger, anyway I recommend this reference to all that read this review, Young, or old like me!!!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By earl poquette on January 25, 2014
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help me fix most of my problems I was having with 8.1, only thing that I didn't get much help with was e-mail.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Raymond Lee Hanchett on March 19, 2014
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I'm another long time holdout on using Windows 8. I have become firmly attached to Windows 7. Guess wht, I learned from this book how to setup a desktop that loos and acts like Windows 7. This book is really sweet. I think I just might like Windows 8.1.
Br'er Ray said that.
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