Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8

Paul McFedries

Language: English

Pages: 352

ISBN: 1118135288

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A practical guide for visual learners eager to get started with Windows 8

If you learn more quickly when you can see how things are done, this Visual guide is the easiest way to get up and running on Windows 8. It covers more than 150 essential Windows tasks, using full-color screen shots and step-by-step instructions to show you just what to do. Learn your way around the interface and how to install programs, set up user accounts, play music and other media files, download photos from your digital camera, go online, set up and secure an e-mail account, and much more.

  • The tried-and-true format for visual learners, using step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots to show exactly how things are done
  • More than 600,000 copies of previous Teach Yourself VISUALLY books on Windows have been sold
  • Shows how to perform more than 150 Windows 8 tasks, including working with files, digital images, and media; customizing Windows; optimizing performance; and sharing a computer with multiple users
  • Covers installing and repairing applications, system maintenance, setting up password-protected accounts, downloading photos to your computer, and managing media files

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8 is the fastest, easiest way for visual learners to get going with the newest version of Windows.

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with your Windows 8 user account, so you need to know how to set up your own Microsoft account. When you connect a Microsoft account to your Windows 8 user account, many previously inaccessible Windows 8 features become immediately available. For example, you can use the Mail app to access your e-mail and the Messages app to exchange text messages with other Microsoft account users. You can also download apps from the Store, access your photos and documents anywhere online, and even sync your

regular intervals such as daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. Here are the steps to follow: Repeat steps 1 to 8 to set up a new regular event, or double-click an existing event. Click Show more. Click the How often . Click the interval you want to use. Calendar repeats the event at the interval you specified. Search Your Computer You can save time and make your Windows PC easier to use by learning how to search for the apps, settings, or files that you need. After you have used your

the contact to the category. Repeat step 4 for the other contacts you want to add to the category. Note: If you add the wrong contact by accident, you can remove it by clicking the contact name again. Click Save. B Mail adds the category. TIPS Can I send an e-mail message to all the contacts in a category? Yes, this is one of the best reasons to create a category. Normally, sending an e-mail message to multiple contacts involves typing or selecting multiple addresses. With a category,

On. You can now access other homegroup computers and share your files with the homegroup. TIPS When I try to join a homegroup, Windows 8 tells me my password is not correct. What am I doing wrong? First, double-check that you have been given the correct homegroup password and that you are typing that password correctly. Second, understand that homegroup passwords are case-sensitive, so you must enter the uppercase and lowercase letters exactly as they appear in the original homegroup

Windows 8 or you downloaded the app from the Internet. If you purchased the app from a retail store and received a physical copy of the software, you install the app using the CD or DVD disc that comes in the package. Install an App Install from the Windows Store On the Start screen, click Store. Note: You need a Microsoft account to install from the Windows Store. See Chapter 3. The Windows Store appears. Tap the app you want to install. A If you do not see the app you want to install,

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