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Brilliant Windows 8 for the Over 50s

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Contents 1. Get to know Windows 8 1 Set up Windows 8 and log in 3 Explore the Start screen and its apps 5 Access charms 10 Use the traditional Desktop and Explorer windows 12 Know the differences between Start screen apps and Desktop apps 16 Lock, sign out and shut down Windows 8 18 2. Use apps Use and configure the basic apps 21 Use and configure the social apps 29 Personalise the tiles on the Start screen 35 Use SkyDrive 39 Shop in the Store 41 3. Use Desktop applications 43 Find Desktop applications 44 Use WordPad 46 Use the Snipping Tool 47 More Desktop apps to explore 49 Use Control Panel 50 Use Help and Support 52 4. Manage open apps, Desktop applications and windows 55 Work with multiple open apps 56 Work with multiple open Desktop applications 59 Explore touch techniques 63 5. Personalising your computer 65 Personalise the Lock and Start screens 67 Personalise your computer 71 Add and manage hardware and software 76 Personalise the Desktop 83 6. Manage files, folders and libraries 91 Explore your libraries 92 Enhance the library structure 97 Manage files 103 Learn more about public folders 107 Restore folders (and files) from the Recycle Bin 109 Explore more features of the File Explorer ribbon 110 7. Configure and use Mail 111 Configure an email address 112 Get to know the Mail interface 114 Receive and view an email 115 Print an email or an attachment 118 Compose and send an email 120 Manage contacts 126 Be safe with Mail 129 8. Surf the web with Internet Explorer 131 Understand the versions of IE 132 Use the Internet Explorer app 134 Use the Internet Explorer Desktop app 139 Personalise the IE Desktop app 143 Print a web page 148 Be secure 151 Be safe online 156 Create strong passwords 157 Choose a default application 160 9. Play and manage media 161 Import, view and manage photos 162 Play and purchase media with the Music app 169 Play, purchase and manage video with the Video app 173 Work with pictures on the Desktop 174 Use Windows Media Player on the Desktop 179 Acquire and explore Media Center 185 10. Configure and manage a network 187 Understand the types of networks 188 Join networks 194 Use a homegroup 198 Add users and share data 201 11. Secure and troubleshoot Windows 8 211 Protect your computer 212 Use anti-virus software 214 Lock down Internet Explorer 216 Configure Windows update 219 Enable Windows Firewall and Windows Defender 220 Use the Action Center 223 Explore File History 224 Use a screen saver 225 Use System Restore 226 Consider Family Safety 227 Back up your data 229 Jargon buster 231 Troubleshooting guide 243

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