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Seniors, here's what you need to get up and running on Windows 8.1 Microsoft, now a little older and wiser, is back with Windows 8.1, the revamped version that brings fresh changes and welcome improvements to the Windows 8 operating system. And now you savvy seniors can get the very most out of this easier-to-use Windows 8.1 with our friendly new guide. Using large print that makes the book easier to read plus magnified screen shots to help make Windows less intimidating, this book walks you through common tasks and show you how to get things done in fine style. Helps you get to know Windows 8.1, including the basics of PC hardware, the return of the Start screen, the desktop interface, Windows 8.1 applications, customizing, and more Explores how you can best use the Web, including directions on connecting to the Internet, using the e-mail app, connecting with social networks, and messaging Puts the fun in the fundamentals of how to find and install new apps, work with digital photos, and play music and videos Offers practical steps on troubleshooting and maintenance, connecting other devices, storing and organizing files, and backing up your computer Uses straightforward explanations, minimal chit-chat, and easy-to-read large print - perfect for seniors Work faster and smarter - and enjoy yourself, too - with Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 For Seniors For Dummies .
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Learn to: Use the Start screen, set up user accounts, and customize Windows 8.1 Browse the web, use e-mail, and connect with family on Facebook(R) Install apps, enjoy music, or post your photos Back up your files and restore Windows 8.1 Just want to get things done with Windows 8.1? Relax -- this book makes it easy! Technology does seem to move at lightning speed, doesn't it? Don't be intimidated; this friendly book is here to help! It explains, in plain English, how to get things done with Windows 8.1 by helping you set up accounts, get online, handle e-mail, create a Facebook account, buy and install apps, upload photos, watch movies, and so much more. The basic stuff -- if you're new to computers, here's where you learn how to use a mouse or a touchscreen, the keyboard, and the Windows Start screen About apps -- manage apps and tiles on the Start screen so you can easily find what you use most Set up user accounts -- create a Microsoft account, attach an e-mail address, and set a password and PIN Go online -- browse the web with Internet Explorer(R) and learn to search for anything Keep in touch -- manage your e-mail, explore social networks, add your contacts to the People app, and make Skype(R) calls Fun stuff -- shop for apps; view, share, and print photos; play music; and watch movies Necessary stuff -- learn basic maintenance to keep Windows happy In the sky -- organize your documents, store files on SkyDrive(R), and make backups Open the book and find: How to rearrange tiles on the Start screen Help with adjusting Windows 8.1 settings Tips for using the expanded Search function Advice on using the Calendar Social networking tips How to buy and install apps Hints on saving and sharing photos Easy ways to find missing files