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Windows 10 in Depth

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I Starting Out with Windows 10 Chapter 1 Meet Windows 10 An Overview of Windows 10 What's New in Windows 10? In the Modern Age Chapter 2 Installing or Upgrading to Windows 10 Windows 10 System Requirements Preparing Your System: A Checklist Installing Windows 10 Upgrading to Windows 10 Dual- (and Multi-) Booting Windows 10 Customizing the Boot Configuration Data Installing Windows 10 Components Chapter 3 Your First Hour with Windows 10 59 The First Things to Do After Starting Windows 10 A Quick Tour of the Important Windows 10 Features Setting Up User Accounts Downloading Critical Updates Personalizing Windows 10 Transferring Information from Your Old Computer How the Heck Do I Shut This Thing Off? More Than You Wanted to Know If You're Moving to Windows 10 from XP Part II Using Windows 10 Chapter 4 Using the Windows 10 Interface Taking a Tour of the Windows 10 Interface Working with Running Apps Working with Notifications Searching Windows 10 Customizing the Start Menu Customizing the Lock Screen Working with Virtual Desktops Chapter 5 Windows Apps and the Windows Store The Windows Apps Installing Apps from the Windows Store Uninstalling Apps Sharing App Data Chapter 6 Managing Files and Searching Understanding File Types Navigating Folder Windows The Ribbon The Navigation Pane Basic File and Folder Chores: The Techniques Used by the Pros Searching Your PC Grouping and Filtering with Metadata Chapter 7 Devices and Printers Windows Printing Primer Installing and Configuring a Printer Changing a Printer's Properties Removing a Printer Printing from Your Applications Working with the Printer Queue Advanced Printer Management Chapter 8 Accessories and Accessibility A Boatload of Useful Tools Desktop Accessories Accessibility Tools Chapter 9 Configuring Windows 10 Configuring Windows 10 with Control Panel Configuring Windows 10 with the Settings App Part III Multimedia and Imaging Chapter 10 Windows Media Player Getting to Know Media Player Playing Media Files Setting Media Player's Playback Options Copying Music from an Audio CD Copying Tracks to a Recordable CD or Device Streaming Your Media Library Chapter 11 Windows and Imaging Devices Connecting Imaging Devices Accessing Media on a Memory Card Importing Photos from a Digital Camera Burning Photos to an Optical Disc Sending Photos to a Printer Chapter 12 Scanning and Faxing Introducing Windows Fax and Scan Configuring the Fax Service Sending Faxes from Windows Fax and Scan Receiving Faxes Scanning Documents with Windows Fax and Scan Chapter 13 More Windows 10 Media Tools Controlling the Volume Setting the Default Output Device Assigning Sounds to Events Recording Sounds with Voice Recorder Controlling Your Computer with Speech Recognition Part IV Windows 10 and the Internet Chapter 14 Getting Connected Going Worldwide Understanding Connection Technologies Installing a Network Adapter for Broadband Service Configuring a High-Speed Connection Dial-Up Internet Making and Ending a Dial-Up Connection Chapter 15 Web Browsing with Windows 10 Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge? Tips and Techniques for Better Web Surfing Searching the Web The Favorites Folder: Sites to Remember Working with RSS Feeds Customizing Internet Explorer Chapter 16 Windows 10 Internet Communications Working with Email Setting Up Mail Accounts Handling Incoming Messages Sending Messages Maintaining Mail Chapter 17 Troubleshooting an Internet Connection It's Great When It Works, But... Troubleshooting Step by Step Identifying Software Configuration Problems Identifying Network Hardware Problems Troubleshooting Internet Problems with Windows TCP/IP Utilities Third-Party Utilities Part V Networking Chapter 18 Creating a Windows Network Creating or Joining a Network Planning Your Network Choosing a Network and Cabling System Adding Additional Networking Functions Installing Network Adapters Installing Network Wiring Installing a Wireless Network Configuring a Peer-to-Peer Network Joining a Windows Domain Network Bridging Two Network Types Chapter 19 Connecting Your Network to the Internet Sharing an Internet Connection Selecting a Way to Make the Connection Configuring Your LAN Configuring the Rest of the Network Making Services Available Chapter 20 Networking with Other Operating Systems Making Windows Play Well with Others Internetworking with Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP Internetworking with Unix and Linux Internetworking with Macintosh Installing Optional Network Components Using the Hosts File Chapter 21 Using a Windows Network Windows Was Made to Network Using Shared Folders in Windows 10 Searching the Network Security and File Sharing Using Printers on the Network Network Power User Topics Sharing Resources Sharing Printers Managing Your Network Chapter 22 Troubleshooting Your Network When Good Networks Go Bad Getting Started Using Troubleshooters and Diagnostic Tools Testing Network Cables Checking Network Configuration Testing Network Connectivity with PING Diagnosing File and Printer Sharing Problems Part VI Maintaining Windows 10 Chapter 23 Windows Management Tools Managing Windows Policing Windows 10 with Group Policies Configuring the Microsoft Management Console Controlling Services Monitoring Performance Chapter 24 Tweaking and Customizing Windows Customizing File Explorer Customizing the Taskbar for Easier Program and Document Launching Chapter 25 Managing Hard Disks and Storage Spaces Dealing with Hard Disk Errors Checking Free Disk Space Deleting Unnecessary Files Defragmenting Your Hard Disk Working with Storage Spaces Managing Your Disks Working with Disk Files Chapter 26 Troubleshooting and Repairing Problems Troubleshooting Strategies: Determining the Source of a Problem General Troubleshooting Tips More Troubleshooting Tools Troubleshooting Startup Troubleshooting Device Problems Recovering from a Problem Chapter 27 Managing Your Software Configuring and Managing Windows Update Working with Third-Party Software Chapter 28 Managing Your Hardware Windows 10 and Hardware Viewing Your Devices Installing Devices Running Windows 10 with Multiple Monitors Managing Your Hardware with Device Manager Working with Device Drivers Uninstalling a Device Working with Device Security Policies Chapter 29 Editing the Windows Registry What Is the Registry? How the Registry Is Organized New Registry Features Backing Up and Restoring the Registry Using Regedit Other Registry Tools Registry Privileges and Policies Chapter 30 Command-Line and Automation Tools Command-Line Tools The Windows 10 Command Prompt Environment Setting Environment Variables The MS-DOS Environment Batch Files Windows Script Host Windows PowerShell Task Scheduler Part VII Security Chapter 31 Protecting Windows from Viruses and Spyware Avoiding Viruses and Spyware: The Basics Checking Your Computer's Security Settings Understanding User Account Control (UAC) Enhancing Your Browsing Security Understanding Internet Explorer's Advanced Security Options Chapter 32 Protecting Your Data from Loss and Theft Preparing for Trouble Protecting a File Setting Security Permissions on Files and Folders Encrypting Files and Folders Encrypting a Disk with BitLocker Chapter 33 Protecting Your Network from Hackers and Snoops It's a Cold, Cruel World Preparation: Network Security Basics Active Defenses Testing, Logging, and Monitoring Disaster Planning: Preparing for Recovery After an Attack Specific Configuration Steps for Windows 10 Configuring Windows Firewall More About Security Chapter 34 Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Spam Phishing for Information Fighting Spam Taking Action Against Email Abuse Part VIII Windows On the Move Chapter 35 Windows on Mobile Devices Windows 10 on Tablets and Mobile Devices Managing Mobile Computers Using Windows Mobility Center Using Tablet Input Methods Configuring Touch and Pen Input Configuring Pen Flicks Using Handwriting Recognition Chapter 36 Wireless Networking Wireless Networking in Windows 10 Connecting with Wi-Fi Sense Joining a Wireless Network Ad Hoc Networks and Meetings Managing Wireless Network Connections Chapter 37 Networking on the Road Windows Unplugged: Mobile and Remote Networking VPN and Dial-Up Networking Incoming VPN Access Offline Files Multiple LAN Connections Chapter 38 Meetings, Conferencing, and Collaboration Windows 10 Plays Well with Others Making Presentations with a Mobile Computer Remote Assistance Online Meeting Tools Chapter 39 Remote Desktop and Remote Access Using Your Computer Remotely Setting Up Access to Your Own Computer Connecting to Other Computers with Remote Desktop Third-Party Remote Control Tools Part IX Appendixes Appendix A Virtualization Appendix B Command-Line Utilities 9780789754745 TOC 8/25/2015

About the Author

Brian Knittel is a software developer, consultant, and writer. He has authored or coauthored many of Que's best-selling Windows books, including Que's leading Windows books, Windows 8.1 In Depth, Windows 8 In Depth, Windows 7 In Depth, and Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows for Windows 2000 and XP. Brian is also the author of Windows 7 and Vista Guide to Scripting, Automation, and Command Line Tools and Windows XP Under the Hood. In addition, Brian coauthored Upgrading and Repairing Microsoft Windows with Scott Mueller. Paul McFedries is the author of more than 85 computer books that have sold more than 4 million copies worldwide. His recent titles include the Sams Publishing books Microsoft Windows 7 Unleashed and Microsoft Windows Vista Unleashed and the Que Publishing books PCs for Grownups, Formulas and Functions for Excel 2016, and My Office 2016. Paul also is the proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com), a website devoted to tracking new words and phrases as they enter the English language.

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