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on 6 January 2013
I think one or two of the reviewers of this book/dvd combination have mistakenly vented their feelings about the operating system itself and not this excellent 'idiots' guide! In fact you don't need to be a 'dummy' or an 'idiot' to benefit from this book. I've been using windows based PC's for over 25 years and I have to say this most recent Windows operating system is the least intuitive of all of them. However, this well written and quite humorous manual is essential if you are to master some of the baffling aspects of W8. You will learn how to re-instate the 'Start' button, how to download a free application to enable you to play a DVD (oddly Windows 8 does not come with any built in DVD playback software) as well as the various options when it comes to setting up user accounts. I am sure if Microsoft had employed the author, Andy Rathbone (he's written many other 'Dummies' books) to assist with the development of the operating system itself, then Windows 8 would not have come in for so much criticism and negative publicity.
It's hard to imagine any other consumer product that needs so much setting up, installing, registering, configuring etc all before you can do anything with it! Thankfully there are people like Andy Rathbone who can make sense of it and present it in an interesting, useful and entertaining way. Highly recommended for beginners and experts alike. Every new computer should include a copy of this terrific book/dvd package!
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on 12 December 2013
This helped my no end to get started.I thought it would be a doddle, got a windows 8 touchscreen laptop and didn't think there would be a problem.I have a laptop and tablets so not new to the concept of touchscreen.But windows 8 is not like android with phones and tablets.There's hidden menus depending on where you touch the screen, which this book enlightened me to.So in a nutshell, with no manual, this book will get you started at least.Recommend it to novices like me !!
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on 1 October 2013
Can't knock it really, it's what it says on the tin - for dummies. It's not an in depth guide to Windows 8, and it doesn't purport to be. It does, however give you a step by step tour, enabling you to find your way round the basics, and helping to get you started.
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on 1 January 2014
Everything you need to get you going with windows 8 no need to buy the full version it's all in the pocket version
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on 15 November 2013
new to windows 8 nothing where it shoudl be, this book is brillaint and simple to use, having it on kindle is great
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on 26 February 2014
great book would recommend it to all users of window 8, but I just hate windows 8 with a passion and will be going back to windows 7
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on 15 October 2014
Very useful given how different Windows 8 is from all previous versions
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on 17 April 2013
Not completely clear - perhaps its my computer! Arrived on time and am sure will be useful in the future
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on 5 July 2014
Good
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on 30 May 2014
I chose this book because i am new to using Windows 8 although i am computer literate i am unfamiliar with Windows 8 This book gave me a good grounding/
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