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Prologue: Basic Operations 3Using Windows with a Mouse or Touchpad 3 Mouse and Touchpad Operations 4Using Windows with a Keyboard 6 Keyboard Operations 6Using Windows on a Touchscreen PC 8 Touchscreen Operations 8Chapter 1 Understanding Computer Basics 11Examining Key Components 11 Hard Disk Drive 12 Memory 13 Processor 13 Display 14 Keyboard 15 Pointing Device 16 Connectors 17Exploring Different Types of PCs 19 Desktop PCs 19 Notebook PCs 21Which Type of PC Should You Buy? 22Setting Up Your New Computer System 23 Set Up a Notebook PC 23 Set Up a Traditional Desktop PC 24 Set Up an All-in-One Desktop PC 26Chapter 2 Using Windows 8.1-If You've Never Used a Computer Before 29Powering Up and Powering Down 29 Turn On and Configure Your New PC-for the First Time 30 Turn On Your System-Normally 39 Turn Off Your Computer 40Finding Your Way Around Windows 8.1 41 Display the Start Screen 42 Use the Start Screen 43 Display the Charms Bar 44 Use the Charms Bar 45 Display the Desktop 46Chapter 3 Using Windows 8.1-If You've Used Windows Before 49What's New in Windows 8.1? 50 Changes from Windows 7 to Windows 8 50 Changes from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 51Logging in with the New Lock Screen 53 Log into Windows 54Launching Apps from the New Start Screen 55 Display the Start Screen 56 Scroll Through the Start Screen 57 Open a Tile 58 Find Additional Apps and Utilities 59Accessing the Desktop and Traditional Apps 60 Open the Desktop 60 Open a Traditional Desktop App 61Exploring Improved System Tools 62Configuring Options from the Charms Bar 63 Configure Windows 8.1 from the Charms Bar 64Relearning Essential Operations 65Making Windows 8.1 More Like Windows 7 68 Boot to the Desktop 68 Display Your Desktop Background on the Start Screen 69 Disable Live Corners 70 Show Desktop Apps First 71Chapter 4 Setting Up User Accounts 75Understanding User Accounts 75 Microsoft Accounts 76 Local Accounts 77Setting Up a New Account on Your PC 77 Set Up a New User with a Microsoft Account 78 Set Up a New User with a Local Account 82Switching Users 84 Change Users 84 Sign Out of Windows 85 Sign In with Multiple Users 85Chapter 5 Personalizing Windows 89Personalizing the Start Screen 89 Change the Background Color and Pattern 90 Show Your Desktop Background on the Start Screen 91 Make a Tile Larger or Smaller 93 Rearrange Tiles 94 Organize Tiles into Groups 95 Name Groups of Tiles 96 Remove a Tile 97 Add a New Tile 97 Turn On or Off a Live Tile 98 Show the Apps Screen Instead of the Start Screen 99Personalizing the Lock Screen 99 Change the Lock Screen Background 100 Display a Slideshow on the Lock Screen 102 Add Apps to the Lock Screen 104 Change Your Account Picture 106Configuring Other Windows Settings 107 Configure Settings from the PC Settings Screen 107 Configure Settings from the Traditional Control Panel 113Chapter 6 Using New Windows Apps 115Finding Apps in Windows 8.1 115 Search for Apps Installed on Your PC 116 Display All Your Apps 117 Pin an App to the Start Screen 118Working with New Modern Apps 118 Configure App Options 119 Switch Between Apps 119 Snap Two or More Apps on the Same Screen 121 Close an Open App 123Using Popular Windows 8.1 Apps 124 News 124 Weather 125 Sports 126 Finance 127 Travel 127 Maps 130 Calendar 132 Alarms 133 Calculator 135 Food and Drink 136 Health and Fitness 136Finding New Apps in the Windows Store 137 Browse the Windows Store 137 Download and Install a New App 139Chapter 7 Using Traditional Apps on the Desktop 143Personalizing the Windows Desktop 143 Display the Desktop 144 Change the Desktop Background 145 Change the
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