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Windows 8 Secrets

Tips, tricks, treats, and secrets revealed on Windows 8 Microsoft is introducing a major new release of its Windows operating system, Windows 8, and what better way for you to learn all the ins and outs than from two internationally recognized Windows experts and Microsoft insiders, authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera? They cut through the hype to get at useful information you'll not find anywhere else, including what role this new OS plays in a mobile and tablet world. Regardless of your level of knowledge, you'll discover little-known facts about how things work, what's new and different, and how you can modify Windows 8 to meet what you need. Windows 8 Secrets is your insider's guide to: Choosing Windows 8 Versions, PCs and Devices, and Hardware Installing and Upgrading to Windows The New User Experience The Windows Desktop Personalizing Windows Windows Store: Finding, Acquiring, and Managing Your Apps Browsing the Web with Internet Explore Windows 8's Productivity Apps Windows 8's Photo and Entertainment Apps Xbox Games with Windows 8 Windows 8 Storage, Backup, and Recovery Accounts and Security Networking and Connectivity Windows 8 for Your Business Windows Key Keyboard Shortcuts Windows 8 Secrets is the ultimate insider's guide to Microsoft's most exciting Windows version in years.

Paperback: 552 pages

Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (September 4, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1118204131

ISBN-13: 978-1118204139

Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #861,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #33 in Books > Computers & Technology > Operating Systems > Windows > Windows Desktop > Windows 8 #926 in Books > Textbooks > Computer Science > Operating Systems #2124 in Books > Computers & Technology > Software > Microsoft

I highly recommend "Windows 8 Secrets." I would have been very, very angry with Windows 8 if not for this book. Thanks to the authors and publisher for making my transition to this new operating system painless. Here's an idea: read the first four chapters of this book and then head down to your local computer store for hands-on experience using Windows 8.Windows 8 is the biggest single step-change in operating systems I have ever seen. It is, quite simply, a whole new operating system. This operating system is so completely different from previous releases of Windows that Microsoft should have given it a name other than "Windows." A great many functions of Windows 8 are not at all obvious or intuitive; therefore, one is forced to learn many "secrets." But do not worry: you can learn the basics of Windows 8 very quickly (in just one or two hours). However, because so much is hidden, most folks will need help: you will either need instruction from someone who already knows how to use Windows 8 or you will need a book."Windows 8 Secrets" was the only book I needed: with just two hours of reading, I was able to use Windows 8 with little hesitation or effort. Windows 8 can be extremely frustrating if you do not know the "secrets" (there is NO CLUE what to do - - - because all of the menus are hidden); but you can learn the "secrets" very, very quickly with this book. After a day or so, your Windows experience will become "automated" (like driving a car): you won't even think about it.If you do not like to read, there are some pretty good Windows instruction videos on a popular video website. Such video training is often better than the book, because you can see the system response along with a running narrative.

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