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Windows 10 For Dummies By Andy Rathbone

Windows 10 For Dummies
by Andy Rathbone

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A guide to the latest release of the Windows operating system covers its updated features, applications, hardware requirements, customization, and troubleshooting.
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Windows 10 For Dummies by Andy Rathbone

The #1 source for Windows 10 help

Millions of Windows users have turned to Windows For Dummies for quick, friendly, and easy-to-understand help with their computers. Windows 10 For Dummies, 3rd Edition continues this tradition as it helps you navigate the twists and turns of Windows. Start at the beginning to discover the basics of the Windows interface or flip to later chapters to help you work with Windows apps, connect to the Internet, or customize your privacy settings.

Updated to cover the latest changes to Windows 10, this revised edition is ideal for first-time Windows users who need a guide to their operating system as well as experienced users who need a road map to the latest features. Inside, the book quickly and easily shows you how to do everything from establishing a user account, to corralling your photos, to setting up a printer, to using Windows on a tablet--and everything in between.

  • Manage the start-up menu and the Windows desktop
  • Get to know the programs that come with Windows 10
  • Discover troubleshooting tips and privacy tricks
  • Be productive at home or in the office

If you use Windows 10, you'll want to keep this updated edition of the trusty companion nearby as you make your way around the new OS.

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About Andy Rathbone


Andy Rathbone is author of all previous editions of Windows For Dummies. His expertise has helped millions of Windows users since the first edition of the book published over 20 years ago. Andy answers reader questions and shares his tech insight at www.andyrathbone.com.

Table of Contents


Introduction 1 About This Book 2 How to Use This Book 3 Touchscreen Owners Aren't Left Out 4 And What about You? 5 Icons Used in This Book 5 Beyond the Book 6 Where to Go from Here 6 Part 1: Windows 10 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know 7 Chapter 1: What Is Windows 10? 9 What Is Windows, and Why Are You Using It? 10 What's New in Windows 10? 12 Should I Bother Upgrading to Windows 10? 14 What's So Different About Windows 10? 16 Why Does Windows 10 Keep Changing? 17 Can My Current PC Still Run Windows 10? 18 The Different Flavors of Windows 10 19 Chapter 2: Starting with the Start Menu 21 Being Welcomed to the World of Windows 22 Understanding user accounts 24 Keeping your account private with a password 25 Signing up for a Microsoft account 27 Figuring Out the Windows 10 Start Menu 29 Toggling between Tablet and Desktop mode 32 Launching a Start menu program or app 33 Finding something on the Start menu 35 Viewing, closing, or returning to apps 36 Getting to know your free apps 38 Adding or removing Start menu items 41 Customizing the Start menu 42 Exiting from Windows 46 Temporarily leaving your computer 47 Leaving your computer for the day 48 Chapter 3: The Traditional Desktop 51 Finding the Desktop and the Start Menu 52 Working with the Desktop 53 Launching apps with the Start menu 55 Jazzing up the desktop's background 56 Toggling between Tablet mode and the desktop 58 Dumpster diving in the Recycle Bin 60 Bellying Up to the Taskbar 61 Shrinking windows to the taskbar and retrieving them 63 Switching to different tasks from the taskbar's Jump Lists 64 Clicking the taskbar's sensitive areas 65 Opening the Action Center 67 Customizing the taskbar 69 Setting Up Multiple Desktops 71 Making Programs Easier to Find 74 Chapter 4: Basic Desktop Window Mechanics 75 Dissecting a Typical Desktop Window 76 Tugging on a window's title bar 77 Navigating folders with a window's Address bar 79 Finding commands on the Ribbon 80 Quick shortcuts with the Navigation Pane 82 Moving inside a window with its scroll bar 84 Boring borders 85 Maneuvering Windows Around the Desktop 86 Moving a window to the top of the pile 87 Moving a window from here to there 87 Making a window fill the whole desktop 88 Closing a window 88 Making a window bigger or smaller 89 Placing two windows side by side 89 Making windows open to the same darn size 90 Chapter 5: Storage: Internal, External, and in the Cloud 91 Browsing the File Explorer File Cabinets 92 Getting the Lowdown on Folders 96 Peering into Your Drives, Folders, and Other Media 97 Seeing the files on a drive 97 Seeing what's inside a folder 100 Creating a New Folder 101 Renaming a File or Folder 103 Selecting Bunches of Files or Folders 104 Getting Rid of a File or Folder 105 Copying or Moving Files and Folders 106 Seeing More Information about Files and Folders 108 Writing to CDs and DVDs 111 Buying the right kind of blank CDs and DVDs for burning 111 Copying files to or from a CD or DVD 112 Working with Flash Drives and Memory Cards 115 OneDrive: Your Cubbyhole in the Clouds 116 Setting up OneDrive 117 Changing your OneDrive settings 120 Opening and saving files from OneDrive 122 Customizing OneDrive for different devices with OneDrive Files On Demand 123 Accessing OneDrive from the Internet 126 Part 2: Working with Programs, Apps, and Files 129 Chapter 6: Playing with Programs, Apps, and Documents 131 Starting a Program or an App 132 Opening a Document 134 Saving a Document 136 Choosing Which Program Should Open Which File 138 Navigating the Microsoft Store 141 Adding new apps from the Store app 142 Uninstalling apps 145 Taking the Lazy Way with a Desktop Shortcut 146 Absolutely Essential Guide to Cutting, Copying, and Pasting 147 The quick 'n' dirty guide to cut 'n' paste 147 Selecting things to cut or copy 148 Cutting or copying your selected goods 149 Pasting information to another place 151 Chapter 7: Finding the Lost 153 Finding Currently Running Apps and Programs 153 Finding Lost Windows on the Desktop 155 Locating a Missing App, Program, Setting, or File 156 Searching with Cortana 159 Setting up Cortana for the first time 160 Turning off Cortana 163 Finding a Missing File inside a Folder 164 Finding Lost Photos 166 Finding Other Computers on a Network 167 Chapter 8: Printing and Scanning Your Work 169 Printing from a Start Menu App 170 Printing Your Masterpiece from the Desktop 172 Adjusting how your work fits on the page 173 Adjusting your printer's settings 175 Canceling a print job 177 Printing a web page 178 Troubleshooting your printer 180 Scanning from the Start Menu 181 Part 3: Getting Things Done on the Internet 185 Chapter 9: Cruising the Web 187 What's an ISP, and Why Do I Need One? 188 Connecting Wirelessly to the Internet 189 Browsing the Web with Microsoft Edge 191 Moving from one web page to another 194 Making Microsoft Edge open to your favorite site 195 Revisiting favorite places 197 Finding things on the Internet 198 Finding More Information with Cortana 199 Saving Information from the Internet 201 Saving a web page 201 Saving text 202 Saving a picture 202 Downloading a program, song, or other type of file 203 Chapter 10: Being Social: Mail, People, and Calendar 205 Adding Your Accounts to Windows 205 Understanding the Mail App 207 Switching among the Mail app's views, menus, and accounts 208 Composing and sending an email 211 Reading a received email 213 Sending and receiving files through email 215 Managing Your Contacts in the People App 217 Adding contacts 219 Deleting or editing contacts 220 Managing Appointments in Calendar 221 Chapter 11: Safe Computing 225 Understanding Those Annoying Permission Messages 225 Staying Safe with the New Windows Defender Security Center 226 Avoiding and removing viruses 228 Avoiding Phishing Scams 231 Setting Up Controls for Children 232 Part 4: Customizing and Upgrading Windows 10 235 Chapter 12: Customizing Settings in Windows 237 Finding the Right Switch 238 Flipping Switches with the Windows Settings App 239 System 240 Devices (Adjusting mice, keyboards, scanners, and other gadgets) 246 Phone (Android, iPhone, and Windows) 250 Network & Internet 250 Personalization (Changing your PC's look and feel) 250 Apps 255 Accounts 258 Time & Language 258 Gaming 259 Ease of Access 259 Cortana 260 Privacy 261 Update & Security 261 Chapter 13: Keeping Windows from Breaking 263 Backing Up Your Computer with File History 264 Finding Technical Information about Your Computer 268 Freeing Up Space on Your Hard Drive 270 Setting Up Devices That Don't Work (Fiddling with Drivers) 272 Chapter 14: Sharing One Computer with Several People 275 Understanding User Accounts 276 Changing or Adding User Accounts 277 Adding an account for a family member or friend 278 Changing existing accounts 282 Switching Quickly between Users 283 Changing a User Account's Picture 285 Setting Up Passwords and Security 287 Signing in with Windows Hello 289 Chapter 15: Connecting Computers with a Network 291 Understanding a Network's Parts 292 Setting Up a Small Network 294 Buying parts for a network 294 Setting up a wireless router 295 Setting up Windows computers to connect to a network 296 Sharing Files with Your Networked Computers 298 Setting your home network to private 298 Sharing files and folders on your private network 301 Accessing what others have shared 303 Sharing a printer on the network 305 Sharing with Nearby Sharing 306 Turning on Nearby Sharing 306 Sharing files with Nearby Sharing 308 Part 5: Music, Photos, and Movies 311 Chapter 16: Playing and Copying Music 313 Playing Music with the Groove Music app 314 Handing Music-Playing Chores Back to Windows Media Player 317 Stocking the Windows Media Player Library 320 Browsing Windows Media Player's Libraries 323 Playing Music Files in a Playlist 326 Controlling Your Now Playing Items 327 Playing CDs 329 Playing DVDs 330 Playing Videos and TV Shows 330 Creating, Saving, and Editing Playlists 331 Ripping (Copying) CDs to Your PC 333 Burning (Creating) Music CDs 334 Chapter 17: Fiddling with Photos (And Videos) 337 Dumping a Camera's Photos into Your Computer 338 Taking Photos with the Camera App 342 Viewing Photos with the Photos App 343 Viewing your photo collection 344 Viewing photo albums 346 Viewing a slideshow 349 Copying digital photos to a CD or DVD 350 Part 6: help! 353 Chapter 18: The Case of the Broken Window 355 Toggling between Tablet and Desktop Mode 356 The Magic Fixes in Windows 357 Resetting your computer 357 Restoring backups with File History 361 Windows Keeps Asking Me for Permission 366 I Need to Retrieve Deleted Files 367 Fixing Broken Apps 368 My Settings Are Messed Up 368 I Forgot My Password 370 My Computer Is Frozen Solid 371 Chapter 19: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute 373 Add Your Microsoft Account 374 Choose What Happens with This Device 374 Did You Mean to Switch Apps? 375 Do You Want to Allow This App to Make Changes to This Computer? 376 Do You Want to Save Changes? 376 Threats Found 377 How Do You Want to Open This? 378 We're Not Allowed to Find You 378 Reconnect Your Drive 379 There Is No Email Program Associated to Perform the Requested Action 379 You Don't Currently Have Permission to Access This Folder 380 Chapter 20: Moving from an Old PC to a New Windows 10 PC 381 Hiring a Third Party to Make the Move 382 Buying Laplink's PCmover program 382 Visiting a repair shop 384 Transferring Files Yourself 385 Chapter 21: Help on the Windows Help System 389 Getting Started with Windows 10 390 Contacting Support 391 Microsoft's paid support options 392 Microsoft's free support options 393 Part 7: The Part of Tens 397 Chapter 22: Ten Things You'll Hate about Windows 10 (And How to Fix Them) 399 I Don't Want Windows 10! 399 Windows 10 Keeps Changing! 400 I Want to Avoid the Apps! 401 Pruning apps from the Start menu and your PC 401 Telling desktop programs, not apps, to open your files 402 I Want to Avoid the Desktop! 403 I Don't Want a Microsoft Account 404 Windows Makes Me Sign In All the Time 405 The Taskbar Keeps Disappearing 406 I Can't Line Up Two Windows on the Screen 406 It Won't Let Me Do Something Unless I'm an Administrator! 407 I Don't Know What Version of Windows I Have 408 My Print Screen Key Doesn't Work 409 Chapter 23: Ten or So Tips for Tablet and Laptop Owners 411 Turning on Tablet Mode 412 Switching to Airplane Mode 413 Connecting to a New Wireless Internet Network 414 Toggling Your Tablet's Screen Rotation 415 Adjusting to Different Locations 416 Backing Up Your Laptop Before Traveling 417 Accessing the Mobility Center 418 Turning Calculator into a Road Warrior Tool 418 Index 421

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Windows 10 For Dummies by Andy Rathbone
Andy Rathbone
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
2018-05-04
464
1119470862
9781119470861
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