Windows 8 Basics In 30 Minutes: The quick-start reference for users moving from Windows 7, Vista, and XP (English Edition)


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Are you upgrading your PC, or moving from Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7, to a new Windows 8.1 PC or touch-screen tablet? Using step-by-step instructions, lots of screenshots, and a touch of humor, Windows expert Tim Fisher will cover Windows 8 personalization, app installation, email configuration, and more. He'll also walk you through dozens of must-have apps from the Windows Store, ranging from games to Microsoft Office!

Other sections in Windows 8 Basics In 30 Minutes include:
* Changing the tiles on your Start Screen
* Security options in Windows 8
* How to use the Charms Bar
* Configuring email, including Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, and other email accounts
* Adding and removing apps
* Setting up notifications
* Windows 8 and Wi-Fi
* How to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7
* Printers and Windows 8
* Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

Windows 8 Basics In 30 Minutes is intended for people coming from the world of Windows 7, Vista, and XP, as well as users who are new to Windows. The Windows 8 book applies to Windows 8 PCs as well as Windows 8 tablets such as the Acer Aspire, Acer Iconia, Asus Taichi, Asus Transformer Book, Dell Latitude, Dell Venue Pro, Fujitsu Lifebook, HP ElitePad, HP Envy, Lenovo IdeaPad, Samsung Ativ, Toshiba Encore, some Lenovo ThinkPad and Sony Vaio models, and Microsoft Surface Pro.

It's still too early for most users to purchase Windows 10, so if you are buying a new PC or Windows tablet, this guide will help you quickly get up to speed.

Readers love Windows 8 Basics In 30 Minutes. Here is some real feedback from readers:

* "I give this book a high rating because it explains everything of any importance to Windows 8 & does it all in only 93 pages."
* "As in his newsletters, [Tim's] writing style is clear, to the point and amusing."

Author Tim Fisher has worked with Windows and other technologies for over two decades. He's also a freelance writer for and has helped people all over the world configure Windows PCs, troubleshoot problems, and get the most out of their personal computers. Windows 8 Basics In 30 Minutes is his first guide.

Note: Windows 8 Basics In 30 Minutes is not affiliated with “For Dummies” books, Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 10, Office 365, or other Microsoft products and services referenced in the guide. In 30 Minutes® is a registered trademark of publisher i30 Media Corp. All rights reserved.

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