Tony Northrup - Windows 8.1 Inside Out [2013, PDF/ePub, ENG]

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Windows 8.1 Inside Out
Год: 2013
Автор: Tony Northrup
Жанр: виндоус
Издательство: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 978-0-7356-8363-1
Язык: Английский
Формат: PDF/ePub
Качество: Изначально компьютерное (eBook)
Интерактивное оглавление: Да
Количество страниц: 746
Описание: You're beyond the basics - so dive right in and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for Windows 8.1. Plus, you get access to two and half hours of video training and a companion ebook.

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Who this book is for
Assumptions about you
How this book is organized
Supplemental videos
List of videos
Your companion ebook
Support and feedback
Errata & support
We want to hear from you
Stay in touch
I. Getting started
1. What’s new in Windows 8.1
Interacting with Windows 8.1
Touch controls
Pinch and stretch
Mouse controls
Keyboard shortcuts
Windows 8.1 user interface
Lock screen
Start screen
PC Settings
Autocorrect and highlight misspelled words
Portrait and landscape modes
Language packs
Boot changes
Minimum hardware
Display resolution
Touch hardware
Sensor support
Improved power efficiency
USB 3.0 support
ARM support
Picture password
PIN login
SmartScreen filter
Windows Defender
Secured Boot
Microsoft accounts
Mobile broadband
Storage Spaces
Manageability, productivity, and troubleshooting
Support for multiple monitors
Task Manager
Refreshing and resetting your PC
Client Hyper-V
What’s new in the Windows 8.1 update
Improved multitasking
Boot to desktop and other navigation properties
Start button on the desktop
Improved WinX menu
Lock screen slide show
Camera access from the lock screen
New tile sizes on the Start screen
Improved Apps view
More personalization options
Drastically improved searching
More settings available with the touch interface
Internet Explorer 11
Improved security
3-D printer support
New business features
What’s missing
2. Using Windows 8.1 apps
Common features
Using apps
App commands
Live tiles
Lock screen
How Windows 8.1 apps work
Suspending Windows 8.1 apps
Background tasks
Changing app file associations
Built-in apps
Internet Explorer 11
File Explorer
Copying files
Conflict resolution
Food And Drink
Health And Fitness
Reading List
Sound Recorder
3. Buying and installing Windows 8.1
Buying Windows 8.1
Installing Windows 8.1
Making a bootable flash drive
Starting the installation
Configuring express settings
Selecting custom settings
Signing in to your PC
Dual-booting Windows 8.1
Installing Windows 8.1 on a separate partition
Booting from a VHD
Configuring boot options
4. Upgrading and migrating to Windows 8.1
Preparing for an upgrade
Upgrading from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 8.1
Performing the upgrade to Windows 8.1
Migrating from an old PC to a new PC
Post-upgrade tasks
Configuring your apps
Testing your apps and hardware
Freeing up disk space
Uninstalling Windows 8.1
5. Personalizing Windows 8.1
The Start screen
Arranging tiles
Grouping apps
Changing the Start screen background
Showing administrative tools on the Start screen
Adding restart and shutdown to the Start screen
Lock screen
Adding the Windows 7 Start menu
How to launch apps
How to pin apps
How to add the Recycle Bin to the taskbar
Power settings
Multiple monitors
Configuring multiple monitors
Setting up your taskbar
Language settings
WinX menu
Adding items to the WinX menu
6. Adding, removing, and managing apps
Installing Windows 8.1 apps
Uninstalling Windows 8.1 apps
Setting default programs
Configuring AutoPlay
Managing startup apps
How to examine startup apps
How to remove startup apps
How to add startup apps
Recording app problems
Understanding app permissions
The .NET Framework
The parts of a Windows 8.1 app
Types of Windows 8.1 apps
XAML app file types
HTML5 app file types
Configuration settings
File locations
App manifests
App compatibility settings
Managing Windows 8.1 app packages
How to run Dism
How to list Windows 8.1 app packages
How to remove Windows 8.1 app packages
Monitoring app events
7. Using Windows 8.1 accessibility features
Choosing accessible hardware
Configuring accessibility options
Visual accessibility
Making everything bigger
Increasing contrast
Magnifying the screen
Using Magnifier with touch
Using Magnifier with a mouse
Using Magnifier with a keyboard
Third-party screen magnification software
Narrator settings
Narrator keyboard shortcuts
Third-party text-to-speech software
Making the pointer easier to find
User input accessibility
Using Windows 8.1 with only a keyboard
Using Windows 8.1 with only a mouse
Using Windows 8.1 with speech recognition
Using Windows 8.1 with touch
Dyslexia and reading accessibility
8. Obtaining help and support
Obtaining professional support
Help and support
Determining who to contact for support
Searching the Internet
Asking for help
Connecting with Remote Assistance
Enabling Remote Assistance
Creating a Remote Assistance invitation
Using Remote Assistance
Recording problems
II. File management
9. Organizing and protecting files
The Windows 8.1 way of organizing files
File system concepts
File names
Working with libraries
Zipping folders
Protecting files
Using permissions
Using encryption
Advanced searching
Freeing up disk space
File organization tips
10. Backing up and restoring files
Backup concepts
Connecting a backup disk
Backing up and recovering files
Backing up files
Restoring files
Backing up and recovering apps and settings
Using cloud services
Online backup services
What if disaster strikes and you don’t have a backup?
11. Managing Windows search
App search concepts
Managing search suggestions
Managing file indexing
Managing searchable files and folders
Managing the search index
Indexing other file types
Disabling indexing
12. Managing storage
Storage Spaces
Storage Spaces concepts
Evaluating Storage Spaces
Configuring Storage Spaces
Configuring resiliency
Evaluating BitLocker
Drive types that can be encrypted
Choosing the startup mode
Using BitLocker without a TPM
Suspending and removing BitLocker
BitLocker recovery
Enabling BitLocker
Using BitLocker with removable drives
Fixing errors
Choosing a new drive
13. Using SkyDrive
SkyDrive overview
Using the SkyDrive app for Windows 8.1
Accessing SkyDrive from mobile devices
Accessing SkyDrive from a browser
Using SkyDrive on the desktop
SkyDrive performance
Handling versioning conflicts
Accessing PCs through SkyDrive
Editing documents simultaneously with other users
III. Music, videos, TV, and movies
14. Music and videos
Using the Music app
Listening to music
Creating and managing playlists
Using Xbox Music
Ripping CDs
Editing metadata
Watching videos
Purchasing TV and movies
Editing videos
Installing Movie Maker
Editing a video
Publishing a video
Other video editing apps
15. Photos
Viewing pictures with the Photos app
Importing photos
Printing photos
Working with RAW files
Selecting and sharing photos
Sharing photos in email
Working with photos on the desktop
Organizing photos
16. Sharing and streaming digital media
Xbox Music
Streaming to the Xbox
Stereos and TVs
Other computers
Music services
Video-streaming services
Creating media
17. Creating a Home Theater PC
HTPC software
Media Center
Media Center settings
Converting recorded shows
Configuring HTPC software to start automatically
Choosing the hardware
Video card
Sound card
Recording TV
Encrypted digital cable with a CableCARD
Using a cable box or other device that connects to a TV
Analog and unencrypted digital cable
Over-the-air broadcasts
Using IR blasters
Choosing a remote control
IV. Security and privacy
18. Managing users and Family Safety
Logon security
Microsoft accounts
Local accounts
Configuring sign-on options
Using a picture password
Using a PIN
Password best practices
Password uniqueness
Password complexity
Regularly changing your password
Using passphrases
Managing accounts
Creating accounts for guests
Deleting a user
Creating groups
Changing group memberships
Family Safety
Turning on Family Safety
Web filtering
Activity reporting
Time limits
App restrictions
Windows Store and game restrictions
19. Windows, application, and network security
Malware protection
User Account Control
Windows Defender
Protecting your privacy
Privacy while browsing the web
Privacy while using Windows
Removing malware
Step 1: Uninstall apps
Step 2: Scan with Windows Defender
Step 3: Scan with third-party antimalware
Step 4: Perform a system restore
Step 5: Restore from backup
Step 6: Refresh your system
Step 7: Removing rootkits
Windows Firewall
Allowing an app to listen for incoming connections
Preventing an app from listening for incoming connections
Manually configuring firewall rules
Temporarily disabling Windows Firewall
Switching between public and private networks
Wireless security
Turning off security features
Windows Defender
20. Using Hyper-V
Hyper-V requirements
Installing Hyper-V
Creating your first virtual switch
Startup memory
Dynamic memory
Virtual hard disk size and location
Operating system
Configuring VM settings
Add hardware
IDE controllers
SCSI controllers
Network adapter
Integration services
Automatic stop action
Starting a VM
Using snapshots
Managing virtual disks
Virtual disk formats
Virtual disk types
Migrating physical disks
Hyper-V tips and tricks
When not to use a VM
Using VirtualBox
V. Networking
21. Setting up a home or small office network
Network technology overview
The architecture of a home network
IP addresses
Choosing an ISP
Connecting Windows 8.1 to your network
Manually configuring Windows 8.1 networking
Fine-tuning wireless settings
Choosing a router
Configuring a router or wireless access point
Choosing home networking technologies
Wireless Ethernet
Wired Ethernet
Ethernet over coax
Ethernet over phoneline
Powerline networking
Designing a wireless network
Choosing a wireless network standard
Choosing a wireless access point
Choosing wireless encryption
Choosing a SSID
Providing wireless access throughout your house
Using two wireless access points
Managing wireless networks
Web applications
Configuring Mail
Adding extra mail accounts
Learning to live without POP
Centralizing your email services
File hosting
Web hosting
22. Setting up ad hoc, Bluetooth, and mobile networks
Ad hoc networking
Creating an ad hoc wireless network
Sharing an Internet connection
Easier ways to share an Internet connection
Pairing Bluetooth accessories
Sending files between PCs across Bluetooth
3G/4G mobile broadband
23. Troubleshooting your network
Troubleshooting tools
Network And Sharing Center
Network Diagnostics
Network Monitor
The home network troubleshooting process
Troubleshooting network performance problems
Measuring and optimizing Internet performance
Measuring and optimizing local network performance
24. Sharing and managing files and printers
Using a homegroup
Creating a homegroup
Joining a homegroup
Accessing shared files
Using folder sharing
Granting permissions to files
Using shared printers
Sharing a printer with a desktop PC and a homegroup
Sharing a printer with a desktop PC without using a homegroup
Sharing printers without a PC
Automatically connecting to shared printers
Manually connecting to a printer shared from a PC
Manually connecting to a network printer
VI. Maintaining, tuning, and troubleshooting
25. Maintaining your PC
Windows updates
Configuring automatic updates
Installing optional updates
Manually downloading updates
The Windows life cycle
Windows 8.1 app updates
Desktop app updates
Driver and firmware updates
BIOS updates
Uninstalling apps
Disk integrity
Disk space
Maintaining your batteries
26. Monitoring, measuring, and tuning performance
Benchmarking your computer
Benchmarking disks using HD Tune
Benchmarking network performance
Finding and controlling a troublesome app
Setting priority and affinity when starting an app
Speeding up startup
Removing startup apps
Delaying automatic services
Disabling unused hardware
Upgrading your hard drive
Using Task Manager
Processes tab
Performance tab
App History tab
Startup tab
Users tab
Details tab
Services tab
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring performance in real time
Logging performance data
Creating performance reports
27. Troubleshooting startup problems, crashes, and corruption
Troubleshooting startup problems
Using Windows Recovery Environment
Troubleshooting startup from a command prompt
What to do if you can see your system drive
What to do if you can’t see your system drive
Troubleshooting corruption and intermittent failures
Identifying system changes and error details
Testing your hard drive
Testing your memory
Testing other hardware components
Refreshing your PC
Resetting your PC
A. Index to troubleshooting topics
B. About the author
About the Author
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