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Your Guide To Windows 8 [Kindle Edition]

Cawley Christian
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Become familiar with Windows 8. Whether you're already using a Windows 8 device or just wondering what's new, we've got the manual for you: "Getting Started: Your Guide to Windows 8". From author Christian Cawley, this guide outlines everything new about Windows 8, from the tablet-like start screen to the new "app" concept to the familiar desktop mode.

Whichever device you end up running Windows 8 on, you'll need to know a few things. First, how are you going to get the data from your current operating system to the new one? Second, you'll probably be wondering where the famous Microsoft desktop has gone. Finally, you might be wondering just what is going on: why did Microsoft discard the Start menu, and why does its replacement look like it was designed for children?

Our manual teaches you how to get the most out of Windows 8. It doesn't matter if you're already using Windows 8 or merely wondering whether you should; this manual breaks down the features in a way anyone can understand. Download it today.


This manual teaches you:

How to use the new Windows 8 user interface, occasionally known as "Metro".
Navigating using your mouse, keyboard or fingers.
Launching, installing and using "apps".
Playing your media in Windows 8
Navigating the Windows 8 store
Connecting Windows 8 to your email, contacts and cloud services
Tweaking your Windows 8 device
Understanding Windows 8 security
Using the Desktop Mode to run legacy Windows software
Advanced Windows 8 settings, and where to find them
Troubleshooting Windows 8
How to install Windows 8 without losing your data


Product Details

  • File Size: 2838 KB
  • Print Length: 74 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009V3KGD8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #420,021 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A tad to basic November 26, 2012
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As a long time Windows user I had hoped this book would focus on the difference between Win 8 and earlier versions. Instead there was a lot of basic stuff that any experience Windows user already would know.
Having said that, the book was very well formatted for the Kindle, which was a breath of fresh air, but in the end content is more important than form.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written and easy to follow January 16, 2013
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I looked at several windows 8 books and decided on this one. The author presents ideas very clearly with lots of illustrations, and adds a great sense of humor as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful December 18, 2012
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I am installing 4 new systems having Windows 8, of the three books that I purchased, this one was the most useful
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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Infor - Way to small to read March 24, 2014
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the item provides a lot of wonderful information. However it must be in a 4 font and therefore it is nearly impossible to read it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a very good primer December 25, 2013
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Easy to follow and simply organized, this comes in very handy as I go about switching from my old XP to Windows 8.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A piece of sanity needed for Windows 8. December 10, 2013
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Getting Windows 8 for me was like buying a hand full of confusion. This book helped but I still am trying to wash away some of the confusion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 8 Guide November 22, 2013
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This book help you to understand how to use Windows 8 which is different from windows xp. It helps you to gain Windows 8 useage easier.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Some useful info July 10, 2013
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I recently got Windows 8. I got the book to help me understand how to use it. I haven't finished the book yet so it might get better. It does have some helpful info, but I think some things changed from when he wrote the book because some things he suggested don't work. He praises Windows 8 - I do not agree with these "improvements" at all! I think Windows 8 is a major step backwards. It takes several steps to do what you used to be able to do in one. Everything is harder to do in Windows 8. On the good side - he has helped me move from actively hating Windows 8 to just very much disliking it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy windows 8
I sat down and read this book in one setting, it was easy to read and understand. I will use this book as a reference book when I get into trouble. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Vicki
1.0 out of 5 stars Guide to Windows 8 - need a Philadelphia Lawyer to decipher it.
This was no help at all. I'm learning it by myself by trial and error. One of these days, I'll say I''ve mastered it.
Published 14 months ago by L. Kleinman
5.0 out of 5 stars super helpful
everything that i have read from christian cawley has always helped me flow more easily through many microsoft applications. Read more
Published 15 months ago by christineMis.alene
3.0 out of 5 stars windows 8
I just don't care for it. It is very hard for me to used to new the old sayine is if it is not broken don't fix it.
Published 15 months ago by margaret depke
4.0 out of 5 stars Win 8. In spite of itself
Seems apologetic in talking about the new interface, and rightfully so. Great value. Ironic that I had to use my wife's Fire to figure out how to use my own new computer.
Published 17 months ago by J. F. Bielski
5.0 out of 5 stars brain saver!
when I upgraded to windows 8 I really thought I had messed up. everything looked so different. after I got the guide I was sane again! I am starting to enjoy windows 8. thanks!!! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Louanne Thrash
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing will help with windows 8. I have purchased at least 3 books....
I think it is time that microsoft realizes there is no help for windows 8. I'd just like to know how to dump it.

Nancy
Published 17 months ago by Nancy H
5.0 out of 5 stars So far so good
This book has many good tips about getting started with Windows eight. Just don't blame the book for the issues with Windows 8.
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Man
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