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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: QUE; 1 edition (28 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0789752808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789752802
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 2.5 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Steve Johnson has written more than 20 books on a variety of computer software, including Microsoft Office XP, Windows XP, and Macromedia Director MX and Fireworks. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc. Perspection, Inc. is a software training company committed to providing performance-based training to help people effectively and efficiently use computer technology. Perspection writes and produces software training books, and develops Web-based training for Windows and Macintosh personal computers. Since 1991 they have written more than 60 computer books and sold over 4.5 million copies.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 14 Dec. 2013
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Well-designed in colour on decent paper, it is a pleasure to use. Actions are explained by numbered steps in PC screen images in colour, which save you from getting lost - though the text size here is small.

It is suitable both for beginners and more advanced users. It is comprehensive, but if a feature is not covered fully (Windows 8.1 is very complex) you are are normally guided to where information can be found. If there is a problem it is with Windows 8.1 itself which can be a nightmare if you are familiar with Windows 7.

The previous 'Brilliant Windows 7' served me well: so this version should be useful until the next Windows update. As a Windows 8.1 guide I don't see how it could be much better - within the limits of its 556 pages. If you are struggling with 8.1, as many people are, this should see you through.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By PB on 24 Mar. 2014
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I have quite recently bought this book and am still working my way through it. I have a fairly basic knowledge of computing and have only just ventured into Windows 8.1 territory. On that basis my initial impressions are that it is informative in a way which is easy to follow for the relative novice BUT my one big criticism is that many of the numerous diagrams which I anticipated would be so useful are just too small to read easily.

I would suggest anyone considering this book should check it out in a local store if possible rather than relying upon the "look inside" facility online or, you know the section which says "customer who bought this item also bought", add magnifying glass!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kenmill on 28 Jan. 2014
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I thought the previous Brilliant Vista book was very useful and this version for 8.1 does the same job. Just enough detail to take you through all the changes and very clearly written and explained
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronjoe on 30 April 2014
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I have quickly found that this book - and Windows 8.1 for Dummies - is all I need for the moment, whilst learning the subtleties of this new OS (after years with Win98 and then Win XP !!). brilliant with its colour is particularly good - it has relevant examples showing detailed steps with appropriate explanations; and it has useful and detailed illustrations
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By George 17 on 4 July 2014
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A very good book, certainly worth a read. I borrowed a copy from local library then bought it as a point of reference in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JAG on 13 July 2014
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Very easy to read and hopefully when I get round to doing the more complicated things I'm sure it will be very helpful. Whatever anyone says Windows 8 and the upgrade 8.1 are not at all 'intuitive' especially if you have a PC with no touch screen...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mo Thompson on 26 Aug. 2014
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Helpful and well laid out with a side column explaining key points. Not much technical detail for advanced users is my only downside. Well worth getting though if new to 8.1 :)
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By Colin on 25 Feb. 2014
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8.1 must be the least intuitive operating system Windows have produced. Without this book it would take hours of trial and error to achieve what took seconds on the old system. The pages are clear with step by step instructions. It is not necessary to read the book as the index is very helpful and you can focus on the problem in hand. The system is still dreadful for PC users but the book helps your sanity.
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