Chapters are: whatAEs new and improved in Windows 8.1; upgrading to Windows 8.1; essential Windows 8.1 tasks; using the Windows 8.1 start screen; browsing the Web from the modern UI; using alarms, calculator, and sound recorder; enjoying music and video; using movie moments; viewing and taking photos with photos and camera; working with files; mail, Skype and information services; customizing the start screen; managing Windows with PC settings; using the Windows Store; playing games; running desktop Apps; managing storage with File Explorer; networking your home with HomeGroup
; working with phots and music from your desktop; advanced configuration options; user accounts and system security; protecting your system; system maintenance and performance.
He describes new features in Windows 8; upgrading; essential tasks like shortcuts and using the touch keyboard; the user interface; browsing the web; using music, video, photo, mail, messaging, calendar, maps, and weather apps; customizing the start screen; the Windows 8 store; playing games and connecting to Xbox 360; running desktop apps; managing files, folders, and drives; networking with HomeGroup
; working with photos and music; using multimedia features like the Photo Gallery and Movie Maker; advanced configuration options; user accounts and system security; and system protection, maintenance, and performance.
From there she started at Newcastle's Northumbria university and went on to to land an assistant management job at Homegroup
, in Gosforth.
Windows 8 supports HomeGroups
, so you can also connect your PC to the Windows Homegroup
, provided you know the password.
A simple way for small or home businesses to take advantage of Windows' networking capabilities it to set up a "homegroup
." This lets them easily connect Window 8 computers with devices such as smartphones, printers or media servers so that they can communicate with one another and share data.
The Windows Desktop Search helps users find files, folders or applications across their PCs, HomeGroup
, or the entire network in just seconds, so users no longer need to filter through several folders to track down essential documents.
The go-to spot for launching programs and switching windows, the taskbar has been completely redesigned to help users work smarter, cut clutter, and get more done, with features such as thumbnail previews of Web pages, documents -- even running video.* HomeGroup
. Users can easily share their files and printers with other PCs running Windows 7 in their home.* Windows 7 Device Stage.
It includes new features such as DX11 graphics, HomeGroup
for simpler home networking, and support for the industry standard DNLA (Digital Living Network Alliance) system, for compatibility with other consumer electronics products.
Innovative new features like HomeGroup
, Play To, Windows Live Movie Maker and Remote Media Streaming in Windows 7 will help consumers discover easy and new ways to get things done.
(5) It also allows users to create a home network easily and connecting PCs to a printer with HomeGroup
Sope, who writes books on technology topics and has consumer and corporate training experience in Windows, application software, networking, and hardware upgrading and repair, helps users of Windows 7 learn the program in 11 10-minute lessons that guide them through its major features: managing the desktop, working with libraries, managing photos and media, managing devices and printers, connecting to a wireless network, browsing the web using Internet Explorer 8, creating and using a homegroup
, connecting to other Windows computers, and using Windows Backup and Action Center.