Год выпуска: 2013 Автор: Ciprian Adrian Rusen, Joli Ballew Наличие иллюстраций: Цв. иллюстрации Жанр: Учебник Язык: Английский Издательство: Microsoft Press ISBN: 978-0-7356-8130-9 Формат: PDF Качество: Электронное издание: оригинал-макет Количество страниц: 810 Описание: Windows 8.1 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, and is an upgrade to Windows 8, which was released in October of 2012. Windows 8.1 brings many new features to the operating system, including but not limited to a new Start button, improved personalization options for both the Lock and Start screens, an enhanced PC Settings hub, the ability to snap up to four apps at once, improved apps with additional features, and more. Windows 8.1 is also made to run on a wider variety of devices and better incorporate multiple monitor setups. It can also be used successfully on tablets, computers with touch screens, and hybrids that combine the versatility of a laptop with the mobility of a tablet. Although Windows 8 was groundbreaking and completely different from any other Windows operating system, Windows 8.1 is a re-imagination of even that. SkyDrive and Skype are completely integrated, there's a friendly Help + Tips app on the Start screen, and there are options available to boot directly to the Desktop. You can use the camera from the Lock screen. And there are subtle changes too, such as new apps not appearing on the Start screen, but instead only on in Apps view. If you have read about Windows 8 or 8.1 or you have seen it in action, you know that there are many new things to learn, even if you are only moving from Windows 7. In this book, you'll learn not only which are the most important changes introduced by Windows 8.1 but also how to use its most important tools and features, so that you are productive and feel at ease as soon as possible.
Introduction xiii Let's get started . xiii Who this book is for . xiv What this book is about . xiv Acknowledgments . xiv Conventions and features in this book . xv Downloading and using the practice files . xvi Getting support and giving feedback . xviii Errata . . xviii We want to hear from you . xix Stay in touch . xix 1 Introducing Windows 8.1 3 Getting started with Windows 8.1 . 4 Setting up Windows 8.1 . 5 Identifying your edition of Windows 8.1 . 7 Minimum system requirements . 9 Windows RT . 10 Using the lock screen . 12 Exploring the Start screen . 12 Moving around on the Start screen . 15 Moving tiles on the Start screen . 17 Customizing the Start screen with Live tiles . 18 Using charms . 20 Searching for data, apps, files, and settings . 24 Access the traditional desktop . 27 Using the taskbar and Start button . 29 Working with multiple windows and apps . 35 Customizing File Explorer . 42 Dynamic ribbon elements . 43 Changing the width of the ribbon . 44 iv Contents Exploring PC Settings and Control Panel . 45 Ending a computing session . 50 Key points . 53 2 Personalize your Windows 8.1 device 55 Personalizing the Start screen . 55 Personalizing the lock screen . 63 Changing your user account type . 66 Customizing your user account settings . 69 Personalizing the desktop . 71 Changing how the taskbar looks . 73 Booting directly to the desktop or Apps view . 77 Accessing and exploring advanced settings . 78 Switching to a different power plan . 80 Key points . 83 3 Using apps on the Start screen 85 Using the Photos app . 86 Viewing and managing picture files and folders . 89 Importing photos by using the Photos app . 93 Editing photos by using the Photos app . 95 Using the Music app . 97 Using the Video app . . 102 Using the Maps app . 105 Exploring the other apps . 109 Managing apps for the long term . 114 Exploring accessories and tools . 116 Key points . 119 4 Organizing files and folders 121 Understanding the Windows 8.1 file system . 122 Explaining the most common file types . 129 Contents v Acquiring and saving files effectively . 133 Copy photos from an external drive . 136 Navigating the File Explorer ribbon interface . 138 Organizing files and folders . 142 Renaming files . 145 Sharing files by using the Share tab . 147 Customizing File Explorer by using the View tab . 148 Searching in File Explorer . . 152 Working with deleted files and the Recycle Bin . 153 Key points . 155 5 Using Internet Explorer 11 157 What is new about Internet Explorer 11 . 158 Starting Internet Explorer 11 . 161 Using the Internet Explorer app . 162 Using the Internet Explorer desktop app . 169 Adding favorites in Internet Explorer . 172 Pinning websites to the Start screen . 173 Browsing the web by using the InPrivate mode . 176 Downloading files from the Internet and managing them . 178 Setting the default Internet Explorer version . 181 Key points . 185 6 Using SkyDrive 187 Using SkyDrive . 188 Browsing SkyDrive from the SkyDrive app . 189 Uploading a file by using the SkyDrive app . 192 Downloading a file by using the SkyDrive app . 195 Accessing SkyDrive from a web browser . 197 Accessing SkyDrive from File Explorer . 199 Sharing a SkyDrive folder . 200 Accessing SkyDrive’s settings . 203 Synchronizing your Windows settings . 204 Key points . 207 vi Contents 7 Using the social apps 209 Using the Mail app . 210 Adding a Microsoft email account to the Mail app . 214 Using the People app . 220 Connecting to your Facebook account by using the People app . 225 Adding a new contact to the People app . 230 Using the Calendar app . 233 Adding an event to your Calendar . 235 Using the Camera app to take pictures or record videos . 240 Using the Skype app . . 244 Key points . 247 8 Shopping in the Windows Store 249 Exploring the landing page and categories . 250 Searching the Windows Store . 253 Exploring an App’s listing page . 255 Obtaining and installing an app . 256 Using apps . 258 Updating apps . . 259 Reacquiring apps . 260 Write a review . 261 Understanding subscriptions and in-app purchases . 263 Key points . 263 9 Having fun with multimedia 265 Exploring the Windows Media Player interface . 266 Ripping your CD collection . 272 Creating and burning playlists . 274 Sharing media across a network . 277 Obtaining Windows Media Center . 279 Exploring Windows Media Center features . 281 Key points . 283 Contents vii 10 Playing games 285 How to find games in the Windows Store . 286 What’s required for playing games . 289 Using the Games app . 291 Connecting Windows 8.1 to your Xbox . 294 Key points . 301 11 Connecting to a network and the Internet 303 Understanding the jargon: router, ISP, network adapter, and other terminology . 304 Using the Networking And Sharing Center . 305 Connecting to a wireless network . 308 Connecting to a hidden wireless network . 315 Compatibility with older routers and networking equipment . 320 Connecting to the Internet through a mobile modem . 321 Managing network connections using PC Settings . 323 Changing the network profile of a network . 328 Key points . 331 12 Allowing others to use the computer 333 What is a user account and how many do I need? . 334 Introducing the Microsoft account . 336 Accessing the user accounts settings . 337 Adding a new user account . 341 Adding a local user account . 344 Switching between user accounts . 348 Changing the password for your user account . 350 Creating a picture password for your user account . 353 Creating a PIN for your user account . . 359 Changing a user account picture . 362 Changing a user account name . 364 Changing a user account type . 367 Deleting a user account . 369 Key points . 373 viii Contents 13 Sharing files and folders with my network 375 Turning on the Sharing Wizard . 376 Understanding the default network sharing settings . . 378 Setting up a homegroup . 383 Joining a homegroup . 387 Finding your homegroup password . 388 Changing the password of a homegroup . 389 Accessing homegroup computers and devices . 392 Leaving a homegroup . 393 Using the Sharing Wizard to share with the homegroup . 395 Using the Sharing Wizard to share with specific people . 397 Sharing a printer with computers on your network . 402 Sharing a printer with your homegroup . 406 Key points . 409 14 Keeping Windows 8.1 safe and secure 411 Understanding the UAC . . 412 Changing the UAC level . 415 Using the Windows Firewall . 418 Turning Windows Firewall off or on . 422 Customizing the list of allowed apps . . 424 Adding new apps to the allowed list . 426 Removing apps from the allowed list . 429 Restoring the Windows Firewall default settings . 431 Using Windows Defender . 432 Removing quarantined files . 436 Improving your password habits . 440 Reasons to consider commercial security solutions . 441 Key points . 443 Contents ix 15 Preventing problems 445 Keeping your system up to date by using Windows Update . 446 Checking for and installing available updates . 448 Using File History in Windows 8.1 . 450 Turning File History on or off . 455 Restoring files by using File History . 456 Using System Restore . . 459 Starting System Restore . 460 Restoring to a previous state by using System Restore . 463 Using the Action Center . . 467 Configuring the messages Action Center shows . 471 Key points . 473 16 Supervising a child’s computer use 475 Turning on Family Safety for your child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .476 Setting time limits and app restrictions . 478 Setting restrictions for games and Windows Store apps . 486 Setting restrictions for websites and downloads . . 489 Understanding the messages shown by Family Safety . 493 Managing Family Safety settings and viewing activity reports . 494 Key points . 497 17 Making my computer accessible 499 Locating the Ease of Access options . 500 Letting Windows suggest Ease of Access settings . 502 Using the Magnifier . 504 Using Narrator . 507 Using the On-Screen Keyboard . 509 Set up and use Windows Speech Recognition . 513 Log on to Windows 8.1 without a password . 516 Key points . 517 x Contents 18 Using Windows 8.1 at work 519 Using the Windows Mobility Center . 520 Turning on Presentation mode . 522 Using BitLocker to encrypt drives . . 525 Encrypting the operating system drive by using BitLocker . 528 Encrypting removable storage devices by using BitLocker . 534 Accessing an encrypted removable storage device . 538 Decrypting a BitLocker-protected drive . 539 Setting up a VPN connection . 540 Other enterprise-friendly features . 545 Key points . 547 19 Using touch-compatible devices 549 Setting up touch hardware . 550 Learning general touch gestures . 552 Using multitouch gestures . 555 Changing touch-input settings . 555 Access touch settings from PC Settings . 559 Key points . 560 20 Tips for improving your computing experience 563 Adding Shut Down, Restart, Sign Out, and other shortcuts to the Start screen . 564 Adding a Control Panel shortcut to the Start screen . 566 Naming groups of shortcuts on the Start screen . 567 Booting to the desktop in Windows 8.1 . 569 Transforming the Start screen into a full screen Start menu . 570 Using the WinX system menu . 572 Running a desktop app as Administrator . 574 Printing documents from Windows Store apps . 576 Turning off notifications for Windows Store apps . . 580 Adding or removing Windows features . 583 Six ways to start the Task Manager . 587 Contents xi Optimizing startup items by using the Task Manager . 589 Adding clocks and time zones to the Windows taskbar . 592 Changing the location of the Downloads folder and other user folders . 595 Burning a disc with File Explorer . 598 Freeing up disk space by using Disk Cleanup . . 601 Changing the defaults for apps, file extensions, and AutoPlay dialog boxes . 604 Logging on to Windows automatically, without entering your password each time . 609 Using shortened URLs when you want to share files from SkyDrive . 611 Changing the default SkyDrive folder . 614 Key points . 617 21 Troubleshooting problems 619 Apply common solutions . 620 Resolve display problems . . 624 Letting Windows fix problems for you . 628 Using the Microsoft Fix It Solution Center . 630 Getting help and support . 632 Asking for Remote Assistance . 634 Exploring advanced troubleshooting tools . . 639 Refreshing your PC . 646 Resetting your PC . 648 Key points . 649 A Using keyboard shortcuts and touch gestures 651 Learning keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8.1 . 651 Exploring touch keyboard shortcuts . 656 Using touch gestures in Windows 8.1 . 659 Key points . 665 xii Contents B Enhancements for using multiple displays 667 Using Windows 8.1 with a dual-monitor setup . 667 Key points . 669 C Installing and upgrading to Windows 8.1 671 Installing Windows 8.1 . 671 Dual-booting Windows 8.1 and other Windows versions . 690 Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from earlier versions of Windows . 690 Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 by using the Windows Store . 710 Key points . 725 D Moving your data and settings to Windows 8.1 727 Transferring your data to Windows 8.1 by using Windows Easy Transfer . 728 Key points . 733 Glossary 735