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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (25 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1615642366
  • ISBN-13: 978-1615642366
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 18.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paul McFedries runs Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company, and has been writing computer books for more than 17 years. He is the author or coauthor of more than 60 books that have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. Paul is also the proprietor of Wordspy.com, a website that tracks new words and phrases as they enter the language.


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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best manual I've found so far! 19 April 2013
By krysten
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Have been using computers almost since they first came out and considered myself computer-savvy and the bee's-knees wrt Windows. But ... bought my new laptop with W8 on it a couple of months ago, together with a couple of self-help books (useless - dwelt mainly on cosmetics) and it had me stumped! After much cursing, tears and tantrums reailsed I needed the Idiots Guide. This has helped enormously and has given me most of the info I needed, 'specially about maintenance - creating a recovery drive, loading programs designed for older versions of Windows, etc etc. There's also a very useful keyboard command shorrtcuts at the back of the book.
The only reason I've given this book four stars instead of five is that I could have done with a roadmap-type facility - eg Task Manager is accessed thru Settings but isn't listed in the index - but this is only a niggle and you find everything eventually.
All in all - a really good buy and worth every penny!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great help for uninformed ! 17 April 2013
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Fantastic for this idiot. Very clear and entertaining as well. Still just half way through, but i expect i'll use this for reference for a long time. Good value and came quick as well.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A VERY GOOD BUY 21 Feb 2013
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It explains brilliantly in a language everyone should be able to understand, It is also a very good reference book and is really quite simplistic
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is what it says 19 May 2013
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Having wasted money on other Windows 8 guides I decided to listen to the reviews on this book. For the first time ever I have been able to follow the guides and actually work a laptop without asking someone else(usually son) for help. Just don't be afraid to keep referring again and again, and eventually the brain will get it. I am so pleased with this guide, especially as Windows 8 is so very different.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and straightforward 14 May 2013
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I prefer this to the Windows 8 for Dummies, as it's very comprehensive and in plain simple language without being patronising! The format and layout allow one to take everything a step at a time.
Joy Wodhams
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Satisfied with the content of this book 1 April 2013
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I would have struggled to work out what to do in windows 8 without the help of this book. I now am very comfortable with windows 8 and I am enjoying the experience
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good for beginner's 2 Dec 2012
By eddieg
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the content is mainly for the new starter to windows 8 and gives a very good foundation to the program
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Help at Last 31 Mar 2013
By vicman
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After just getting my head around Windows 7 this book will hopefully put me on a good chance of learning this system
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I found this book great
Being an absolute novice on computers and especially windows 8 so this book gave me some confidence to experiment with my new computer.
Published 1 month ago by marel51
3.0 out of 5 stars A very comprehensive guide
I have given this only three stars as I think it goes too far for the "complete idiot". It was bought for my wife but she has found it difficult to "dip into". Read more
Published 3 months ago by instow
2.0 out of 5 stars Complete Idiots guide for Windows8
No use to me whatsoever firstly I am Windows 7 so this was no help to me whatsoever gave it to a friend
Published 3 months ago by Audreybev
3.0 out of 5 stars windows 8 guide
was rather unhappy with the amount of delay in receiving the product. pity that Skype instructions were not included in the guide as that would have been really helpful.
Published 4 months ago by patricia kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars Better informed.
This guide certainly helped this idiot come to terms with his new laptop. The guide lived up to its reputation.
Published 5 months ago by Mr A Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Still reading
Still reading through the book as there are many different aspects to understanding Windows 8. However it appears to be meeting my needs.
Published 5 months ago by R Hope
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book easy to follow and learn
Well written book for anyone who has to use windows 8 and is at the beginning stage.
The book cover all the basic you need to know to use windows 8 with easy to follow... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Colin Illingworth
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the most clear
I must be sub idiot and is out of date after all the recent upgrades so ok if you need a bit of a starter but detail lost to upgrades
Published 6 months ago by Fish the Fly
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Guide
This product arrived promptly and although I wish there were more illustrations in colour, it gives me everything I need to wade through the mysteries of Windows 8. Read more
Published 6 months ago by CHOUGH
4.0 out of 5 stars Delivery problem
The first item, Skylanders Battle pack required a signature. Although I was in, the postman left a note to say the parcel was taken back to the depot and I had to ask a friend to... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ann Martin
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