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Brilliant Windows 8 for the over 50s is a visual, quick reference book that shows you how master all of the features of the new Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. Specifically written for those who didn't necessarily have significant contact with computers in their working lives, but who now have the time to explore the possibilities of technology. It provides an easy-to-use guide to anyone wanting to get the most out of their computer. Whether you've used Windows as an operating system on a computer before in one of its earlier versions, or have bought your first PC or laptop which uses Windows 8, gaining a good, solid grounding on how to use Windows 8 to your best advantage and discovering how to navigate around its various features to set up and use your computer exactly to your specification will make your life easier and more productive! Brilliant Windows 8 for the Over 50s will give you a good grounding in the essentials, enabling you to tackle new activities with confidence. And it will do this through clear step-by-step guides, with expert tips and trouble-shooters to help you through the trickier parts. Spend less time reading and more time doing with a simple step-by-step approach to beginner and intermediate level computing tasks. Brilliant guides provide with the quick, easy-to-access information that you need, using:* Detailed index and troubleshooting guide to help you find exactly what you need to know* Each task is presented on one or two pages * Numbered steps guide you through each task or problem* Numerous screenshots illustrate each step* "See Also ..." boxes point you to related tasks and information in the book* "Did you know ?..." sections alert you to relevant expert tips, tricks and advice
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Contents1. Get to know Windows 8 1Set up Windows 8 and log in 3Explore the Start screen and its apps 5Access charms 10Use the traditional Desktop and Explorer windows 12Know the differences between Start screen apps andDesktop apps 16Lock, sign out and shut down Windows 8 18 2. Use appsUse and configure the basic apps 21Use and configure the social apps 29Personalise the tiles on the Start screen 35Use SkyDrive 39Shop in the Store 41 3. Use Desktop applications 43Find Desktop applications 44Use WordPad 46Use the Snipping Tool 47More Desktop apps to explore 49Use Control Panel 50Use Help and Support 52 4. Manage open apps, Desktop applications and windows 55Work with multiple open apps 56Work with multiple open Desktop applications 59Explore touch techniques 63 5. Personalising your computer 65Personalise the Lock and Start screens 67Personalise your computer 71Add and manage hardware and software 76Personalise the Desktop 83 6. Manage files, folders and libraries 91Explore your libraries 92Enhance the library structure 97Manage files 103Learn more about public folders 107Restore folders (and files) from the Recycle Bin 109Explore more features of the File Explorer ribbon 1107. Configure and use Mail 111Configure an email address 112Get to know the Mail interface 114Receive and view an email 115Print an email or an attachment 118Compose and send an email 120Manage contacts 126Be safe with Mail 129 8. Surf the web with Internet Explorer 131Understand the versions of IE 132Use the Internet Explorer app 134Use the Internet Explorer Desktop app 139Personalise the IE Desktop app 143Print a web page 148Be secure 151Be safe online 156Create strong passwords 157Choose a default application 160 9. Play and manage media 161Import, view and manage photos 162Play and purchase media with the Music app 169Play, purchase and manage video with the Video app 173Work with pictures on the Desktop 174Use Windows Media Player on the Desktop 179Acquire and explore Media Center 185 10. Configure and manage a network 187Understand the types of networks 188Join networks 194Use a homegroup 198Add users and share data 201 11. Secure and troubleshoot Windows 8 211Protect your computer 212Use anti-virus software 214Lock down Internet Explorer 216Configure Windows update 219Enable Windows Firewall and Windows Defender 220Use the Action Center 223Explore File History 224Use a screen saver 225Use System Restore 226Consider Family Safety 227Back up your data 229 Jargon buster 231Troubleshooting guide 243

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