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The first and last word on the feature-packed new Windows 8

Windows 8 is an exciting new version of Microsoft's flagship operating system and it's packed with exciting new features. From the new Windows 82032s lock screen and the new Internet Explorer to a built-in PDF reader and new user interface, Windows 8 is not only a replacement for Windows 7 but a serious OS for today's tablet and touchscreen device users. And what better way to get the very most out of it than with this equally impressive new book from Microsoft experts? Over 900 pages packed with tips, instruction, and techniques help you hit the ground running with Windows 8.

Provides complete how-to coverage of Windows 8 in a thoroughly redesigned and revised new Bible from an expert author teamCovers all the exciting new Windows 8 features, including the Windows 82032s lock screen, Internet Explorer Immersive, Modern Reader, a new interface, and moreHelps new and inexperienced users, as well as those upgrading from Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XPAlso explores new connections to cloud applications and data, distributed file system replication, and improvements to branch cache

Get the very most out of Windows 8, no matter what device you run it on, with Windows 8 Bible.


Jim Boyce is a Support Practice Manager at Microsoft and a former Microsoft MVP. He has authored or coauthored over 50 books and hundreds of articles and white papers on computer topics including Windows, Windows Server, Office applications, programming, and other topics.

Rob Tidrow has worked in the technology industry for 15 years. He has authored or coauthored over 30 books on a wide variety of computer and technical topics, including IBM Lotus Symphony, Microsoft Windows, Wireless Networking technologies, Microsoft Outlook, Windows 2003 Server, and Microsoft Internet Information Server.


Introduction xxxix

Part I: Getting Started, Getting Secure 1

Chapter 1: What's New in Windows 8 3

Chapter 2: Navigating the Windows 8 Interface 21

Chapter 3: Windows 8 on Mobile Devices 37

Chapter 4: Getting Around the Windows Desktop 41

Chapter 5: Sharing and Securing with User Accounts 79

Chapter 6: Using Windows 8 Family Safety 121

Part II: Security and Updates 139

Chapter 7: Help, Support, and Troubleshooting 141

Chapter 8: Troubleshooting Startup Problems 153

Part III: Personalizing Windows 8 163

Chapter 9: Protecting Yourself with Windows Firewall 165

Chapter 10: Conquering Malicious Software 181

Chapter 11: Automatic Updates as Security 195

Chapter 12: Personalizing the Windows 8 Interface 205

Chapter 13: Personalizing the Desktop 215

Chapter 14: Transferring Files from Another Computer 257

Chapter 15: Customizing Startup Options 271

Chapter 16: Troubleshooting Customization Problems 291

Part IV: Beyond the Desktop 305

Chapter 17: Chatting with Windows 8 307

Chapter 18: Windows 8 and Windows Live 319

Chapter 19: Social Networking with Windows 8 331

Chapter 20: Using Computers Remotely 343

Chapter 21: Managing Names and Addresses 363

Chapter 22: Working in the Cloud  377

Part V: Pictures, Music, and Movies 391

Chapter 23: Working with Pictures 393

Chapter 24: Making Music with Media Player 441

Chapter 25: Working with Video and Photos 499

Chapter 26: Using Media Center 513

Part VI: Managing Your Content 537

Chapter 27: Understanding Drives, Folders, and Files 539

Chapter 28: Managing Files and Folders 599

Chapter 29: Searching for Files and Messages on Your Computer 633

Chapter 30: Metadata and Power Searches 653

Chapter 31: Protecting Your Files 679

Part VII: Printing, Faxing, and Scanning 707

Chapter 32: Installing and Managing Printers 709

Chapter 33: Printing Documents and Screenshots 729

Chapter 34: Managing Print Jobs 741

Chapter 35: Faxing and Scanning 755

Chapter 36: Troubleshooting Printing and Faxing 775

Part VIII: Installing and Removing Programs 781

Chapter 37: Adding and Managing Windows 8 Applications 783

Chapter 38: Installing and Upgrading Legacy Programs 799

Chapter 39: Getting Older Programs to Run 811

Chapter 40: Repairing and Removing Programs 823

Chapter 41: Setting Default Programs 831

Chapter 42: Managing Programs and Processes 845

Chapter 43: Troubleshooting Software Problems 871

Part IX: Hardware and Performance Tuning 887

Chapter 44: Installing and Removing Hardware 889

Chapter 45: Using Wireless Bluetooth Devices 917

Chapter 46: Syncing Devices 937

Chapter 47: Performance Tuning Your System 953

Chapter 48: Troubleshooting Hardware and Performance 991

Part X: Networking and Sharing 1001

Chapter 49: Creating a Home Network 1003

Chapter 50: Sharing Resources on a Network 1019

Chapter 51: Using Shared Resources 1039

Chapter 52: Troubleshooting Networks 1055

Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows 8 1069

Appendix B: Installing Windows 8 on a New System 1073

Appendix C: Universal Shortcut Keys 1079

Appendix D: Windows 8 Touch Gestures 1089

Index 1091