- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2867 KB
- Print Length: 80 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B0MJ1WU
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- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #693,596 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Windows 8: Beginner To Power User in 90 Minutes Kindle Edition
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The author has put less than 90 minutes in the title, but you can literally use the information straight from the book, no need to read it all before you can start applying it. The information is well laid out and its easy to find what you are looking for. I have found this book very useful for a few things already and I have not long had it.
Thoroughly recommended for anyone who has Windows 8 and is not yet a pro
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1. At Location 190 in the Kindle edition, the author tells you to hold down Windows Key + C, then select the Change PC Settings Option. There is no such option. The only similar item is called Settings, where you can then select Control Panel, Personalization, or PC Info.
2. At location 220 in the Kindle edition, the author states that by clicking on the start button, you are automatically sent to the Windows 8 desktop. That is not true either. If you right click on the picture of the start screen in the lower left corner, you will get a submenu of Programs and Features, Power Options, etc.
3. At location 281 in the Kindle edition, the author directs you to go to the charms menu, then Settings, then More PC Settings. That is inaccurate for my Windows 8, which shows Change PC Settings.
4. At location 400 in the Kindle edition, the author indicates that there are 25 colors and 10 start page designs, but there are actually 25 colors and 20 designs.
In other cases, the author makes suggestions without steps to follow.
1. At location 437 in the Kindle edition, the author states that it is important that you verify that all the essential apps are set up correctly, such as file sharing, music, and photos. That's it. Not which apps are essential, nor directions for how or where to verify.
2. At location 591 in the Kindle edition, the author talks about the File Explorer ribbon. There's a picture of the entire File Explorer, which on screen is actually called Libraries, but there's nothing to indicate which part of the screen is the actual Ribbon.
Another issue specific to the Kindle edition is the pictures are often too small to understand what the author is explaining.
So if you, like me, are stuck with a laptop that only will run Win 8 and above, this book will be helpful to you. It is well written and addresses the early strangeness of Win 8.
BTW, I am an old guy from the Microsoft DOS, Win 95, Win 2000 and Win XP. (changes seem bad to me)