From the Back Cover
Learn to: Launch apps from the Start screen Send e–mail and link to social media accounts Create music playlists, watch videos, and organize photos Install updates that keep Windows 8.1 working smoothly Just want to make Windows work? Heres what you need to make Windows 8.1 do what you want! This book isnt about making you a Windows guru. Its much less lofty. It tells you how to use the Start screen, snap your most–used apps to the traditional desktop, find missing files and programs, use the built–in security tools, safely surf the web, enjoy music, organize and share photos, and more. Find what you need when you need it! Movin up learn how to get the free upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Starting with Start use the 8.1 Start button, load apps and programs from the Start screen, find the traditional desktop, and navigate folders Its touching Windows 8.1 was made with touchscreen users in mind; see how things work on your touch device Be social integrate your social networks into Windows 8.1 along with e–mail, calendars, and messaging Setting your settings customize your desktop, user accounts, hardware and gadget settings, and more with the two control panels Fun stuff explore all the options for playing music, watching movies, and managing digital photos To the rescue learn to diagnose and treat common Windows glitches with the Windows 8.1 Help system Open the book and find: How to switch between the Start screen and desktop Tips for making the Start screen more user–friendly All about your built–in OneDrive account How to find anything with Windows 8.1s Search feature Steps for downloading and installing Windows 8.1 updates Do–it–yourself maintenance tips Help deciphering error messages Ways to fix things that bug you Find exclusive Windows 8.1 articles, videos, step–by–step examples, and more at www.dummies.com/extras/windows8dot1
About the Author
Andy Rathbone is a top–selling tech author. His Windows For Dummies books have sold millions of copies since the first edition was published in 1992, becoming the bestselling computer books ever. Andy answers readers questions and shares Windows advice at www.andyrathbone.com.