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Windows 8.1 Inside Out

Windows 8.1 Inside Out [Kindle Edition]

Tony Northrup
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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You're beyond the basics - so dive right in and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for Windows 8.1. Plus, you get access to two and half hours of video training and a companion ebook.

Topics include:

  • Installing, upgrading, or migrating to Windows 8.1
  • Using and managing apps
  • Personalizing your system
  • Accessibility features
  • Organizing, backing up, and restoring files
  • Managing storage and using SkyDrive
  • Digital media and home entertainment
  • Security and privacy features
  • Setting up and troubleshooting networking
  • Maintenance, performance tuning, and troubleshooting
  • Using Hyper-V virtualization

About the Author

Tony Northrup, MCSE, MCPD, MCITP, CISSP, is a Windows and networking technologies expert who has written more than 30 books and video training courses. He is coauthor of Windows 7 Resource Kit and numerous Microsoft Press Training Kits for certification exam-prep.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 20621 KB
  • Print Length: 752 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (15 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Tony Northrup, MVP, MCSE, MCTS, and CISSP, is a consultant and author living in New London, CT. Tony started programming before Windows 1.0 was released, but has focused on Windows administration and development for the last 15 years. He has written about 25 books covering Windows development, networking, and security. Among other titles, Tony is coauthor of the Windows 7 Resource Kit and Windows Server 2008 Networking and NAP. You can learn more about Tony by visiting his personal website at and his technical blog at

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3.8 out of 5 stars
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some annoyingly misleading information 13 Feb 2014
By mohan
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The author is far more knowledgeable than I am and so I depend on the information published in the book as reliable. However I found some annoyingly misleading information. For instance he says "your existing drivers will work without modification". This is patently untrue. My Canoscam LIDE 30 is not compatible and there are many more hardware drivers for earlier versions that do not work with Windows 8.1. One only has to visit Microsoft's compatibility centre to check the huge range of old hardware that are not compatible. There are also many mistakes, some of which are very annoying. For instance he says that Windows 8.1 removed the ability to make system backups. He recommends using Macrium Reflect Free for this. Fortunately for me, this software stalled towards the end of the installation and I aborted it. I then checked the "unconfirmed" errata at [...]
and I had no problem doing a system backup as pointed out in one of the error descriptions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for money 8 Jan 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Excellent reference book, well worth the money. I buy each version as the operating system is released. First Class book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great reference book 6 Dec 2013
By Bobs
Format:Kindle Edition
The videos are great, and the links to other free tools, utilities are also very useful. I thoroughly recommend this book for users with a moderate knowledge of previous Windows releases.
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I bought this book in order to help someone with their computer. It certainly is very extensive. Once upon a time when you bought a computer you got one or more books like this. It is a pity they don't now because you do need it. I do not like Windows 8. It is full of hidden controls. You have just got to know where they are and how too use them. You are afraid to click on something because all hell could break loose. So you need a degree in iconology as well as gestureology and frankly I found it easier to remember all the MS DOS commands I needed to use in the old days. Basically I think Microsoft have taken a desktop pc and made it like a tablet and then tried to add all the complex desktop features and hide them under the bonnet and then strip out all the classic menus so that you really need this book and this book does do a really good job. It takes away some of the fear I feel about when I will have no choice but to make the change to Windows 8 or maybe 9.
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