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Windows 8 - The Complete Guide [Kindle Edition]

PC Advisor
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Product Description

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Windows 8 is the most significant upgrade to Microsoft's operating system since Windows 95. This complete guide includes over 100 pages of tips and tricks from the experts at PC Advisor, explaining every new feature and providing hands-on tutorials.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3155 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Publisher: IDG Communications Ltd (13 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083BOMGQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #76,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great intro to Windows 8, lots of read 21 May 2012
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This Complete Guide to Windows 8 is packed with information about Microsoft's next-gen operating system. I'm really looking forward to Windows 8, and this is the perfect starters' guide, with about 100 pages of tutorials and information.
There's a great introduction to the different versions of Windows 8 - why can't there just be one, like Apple does with Mac OS X?
The New Features section is indepth, and by reading this guide I think I'll be ready to really roll with Windows 8 as soon as it comes out later in the year.
Recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Already out of date and very repetitive 6 Dec 2012
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Produced before the final retail release of Windows 8, it obviously has some omissions and differences in what you get in the final product. Mainly niggling things like continual reference to the Metro UI ( the name was dropped well before release). However the biggest problem, and why I gave up on it is the continual repetition of 'features'. It was almost as if the book was written by many different people, all contributing a chapter and repeating what others were saying - it got tedious. As a result the book feels twice as long as it needs to be, there are better books available.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Windows 8 21 May 2013
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I bought this guide because I was new to windows 8.I was put off Windows 8 because of the negitive reviews on the net. This guide taught me that Windows 8 is just techie progress not always thought out but it is just a different kind of operating system and we have to accept change and relearn as we continue to use computers. There is always a work around if you dont like features in Windows 8. The guide is a bit to much into windows OS history and also the comparison between older windows versions. However, hang in there, the guide is good and gives you a very good grounding to get you started using Windows 8 and also encourages you to read more about the more advanced features of Windows 8. It is a good guide and value for money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very happy with. 30 Mar 2013
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Very happy with. Found it concise but helpful. A useful reference for Windows 8. Good value for money I would say.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Old Material 27 Feb 2013
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While it might have been useful when written this is based on and published some months before Windows 8 was finally published. While this might be OK in a second hand book shop there is little reason for an electronic version newly purchased not to have been up-dated or at least come with a warning before paying.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Windows 8 book right now 21 May 2012
there's a lot of good information about windows 8 here. i like the layout and it is easy to read. some of the information is about the consumer preview but i suppose that is all there is right now. thanks for the good book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 9 July 2014
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all as described -ok
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2.0 out of 5 stars Time for your history lesson... 6 July 2014
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There are a number of Windows 8 books available and this really is not the one you should choose. It was written before the OS was actually sold with PCs and the first third of the book is padded out with a comprehensive history of MS Operating Systems. This is great if you want a Microsoft history lesson but what follows is is only marginally better.

Honestly, try another book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
not very good I have seen better once
Published 2 months ago by Georg Bloch
4.0 out of 5 stars every one says do not get window eight,
every one says do not get window eight, i say educate yourself and make your own mind up at least this book helps to do this
Published 3 months ago by danny b
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
So nice to have a book you can read and understand.
Published 4 months ago by Barbara-Ann
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Also a good guide
Published 4 months ago by Alexander Wylie
4.0 out of 5 stars helpful
This book was a present, I have not read it but was told that it is very helpful, and interesting.
Published 11 months ago by m
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed very helpful
Good quality, excellent value, just what I wanted. Fast delivery,well packaged delighted with the purchase. Can't go wrong buying from amazon.
Published 11 months ago by J. A. Wheat
1.0 out of 5 stars windows 8
i would not rate this to be the must have and rush out to buy it as windows 7 is just as good and easyer to get on with
Published 15 months ago by alfred
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
I know I may have to get used to it in the future but I hate hate hate Windows 8 - gave up on the book which is far too complicated and not for the non technical amongst us and... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mrs. G. E. Deen
4.0 out of 5 stars I like!
Clear and concise. Gives you all that you need, explains the different windows and their good points and bad points.
Published 20 months ago by Sparky
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