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Windows 8 Plain & Simple Paperback – 30 Sep 2012

4.2 out of 5 stars 67 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (30 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073566403X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735664036
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 1.6 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 356,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

Your easy, colorful, SEE-HOW guide!

About the Author

Nancy C. Muir is the author of more than 50 technology books, including several bestsellers on Office PowerPoint. She has worked as a trainer and university instructor, and she has a certificate in distance learning design.


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I have seen at least one other title from the 'Plain and Simple' series which are restricted to Windows' main version releases, commencing from XP. Unlike other series, they are aimed at the non-technical reader and are thus very easy to use. Anyone familiar with the Visual Guides from another publisher will feel quite at home here. In some respects, it could be equated to a series of related magazine articles although readers will have the comfort of the Microsoft name on the front cover as an assurance of correctness of its contents.

The book uses a minimal amount of text and relies mostly on screen captures to demonstrate the specific point under discussion at any stage. It will easily suit the younger reader and those who are not overtly technically-minded but need or want to gain as much information about the System as quickly as possible. There are sufficient changes in appearance, methodology and in relocation of tools etc in relation to Windows 7 to demand some guidance to the new user who may be upgrading. If you do not have any prior experience with Windows, it will certainly get you up and running with a new computer with the System pre-installed but does not specifically provide information about installation issues for upgraders. There is an Appendix section where one short chapter approaches some upgrade-specific considerations but it does not provide a step-by-step pre-installation regime in any way comparable to the contents of any of its main chapters. There are other titles from Microsoft where such information is available for those who may need it.

The book is moderately sized and not too thick with less than 350 pages.
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I rate this 5 because it is just perfect for me,it explains a lot of hidden ways to do things,and illustrated well to guide you on what to do.
I was lost in windows8 until I bought this book,now I am finding my way around.
recommend this book--yes.
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This is a clear, concise, easy to read and understand companion for Windows 8. For anyone who is not sure about upgrading to this, buy the book and do it! Nothing to be afraid of and this will guide you through.
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Excellent tutorial .Simple to understand,every topic is covered. For someone changing from XP to Win 8 this book is a must!!!
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Very well thought out, easy to follow pages, good illustrations, well worth the money. would highly recommend it to Beginners.
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This book is, as it says in the title, plain and simple. I could understand every word of it, which is unusual for me with computer manuals. I did upgrade from Windows 7 though, so a lot of it is the same, only with pictures.
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I bought this book for a friend who struggles even with Windows XP. This is an ideal book for novices.
It provides an excellent overview of Windows 8.
BTW My particular purchase had pages 97-112 missing (sections 7 & 8) - this is very unusual - but it would be prudent to check yours.
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It is what it says in the title Plain and simple easy to understand and whats more very descriptive sketches to follow..
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