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Windows 8.1

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Print Edition
Windows 8.1 - text
ISBN: 978-0-76386-009-7
eBook Edition
Windows 8 - eBook 180-day access (code delivered via email)
ISBN: 978-0-76384-799-9
eBook Edition
Windows 8 - eBook 180-day access (code delivered via mail)
ISBN: 978-0-76384-802-6

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Pages: 560 | Copyright: 2014

Author(s): Faithe Wempen and Lisa A. Bucki


Windows 8.1 teaches students how to use computers equipped with the powerful, new Windows 8 operating system. This text features systematic descriptions and illustrations to cover the fundamental concepts and procedures for managing files, securing and customizing a computer, and more. Students can use this book without prior knowledge of computer operating systems and will become proficient computer users.

  • Step-by-step instructions present clear training.
  • Covers new or enhanced features of the new operating system.
  • Within-chapter and end-of-chapter exercises reinforce steps, help students apply knowledge, and test problem-solving skills.
Table of Contents

Part 1. Learning Windows 8.1 Basics. 1. Working with the Windows 8.1 Desktop. 2. Working with Disks and Other Removable Media. 3. Learning about Files, Folders, and Libraries. 4. Organizing and Protecting Information. 5. Using Windows 8.1 Programs. 6. Customizing the Desktop. Part 2. Using the Internet and Multimedia with Windows 8.1. 7. Browsing with Internet Explorer. 8. Ensuring Your Safety and Privacy on the Internet. 9. Using Windows Live Mail. 10. Working with Digital Photographs and Music. Part 3. Basic Networking and System Maintenance. 11. Using Your System on a Network. 12. Maintaining Your System. 13. Adding Software and Hardware. Part 4. Power Computing Topics. 14. Troubleshooting and Repairing Your System. 15. Securing and Monitoring Your System.16. Sharing Information On and Off the Road.

Author Bio

Faithe Wempen, M.A., is an A+ certified PC technician, an adjunct instructor of Computer Technology at Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis, and the author of more than 100 books on computer hardware and software, including PC Maintenance: Preparing for A+ Certification (EMC/Paradigm). She writes and teaches online courses in Office applications for clients including HP and Sony, and her articles about Microsoft Office have appeared in Microsoft OfficePRO and Microsoft Office Solutions magazines.

Lisa A. Bucki is an author, trainer, and publishing consultant, and has been writing and teaching about computers and software for more than 19 years. She has written or contributed to dozens of books and multimedia tutorials covering a variety of software and technology topics including Photoshop, FileMaker Pro and Keynote for the Mac, iPhoto, Fireworks and Flash from Macromedia, Microsoft Office applications, and digital photography. In her consultant and trainer role, Ms. Bucki primarily provides training in the use of Microsoft Project, but has also conducted Word and Excel training courses.