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Discover the New Features and Changes in Windows 8 with Windows 8 Bible

# Windows 8 Bible: A Comprehensive Guide for Windows Users ## Introduction - What is Windows 8 Bible and why you should read it - How this book covers all the new features and changes in Windows 8 - How this book helps you get the most out of Windows 8 on your desktop, tablet, and phone ## Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows 8 - How to install or upgrade to Windows 8 - How to navigate the Windows 8 user interface, the Start screen, and the desktop - How to use the charms bar, the hot corners, and the keyboard shortcuts - How to customize the lock screen, the user account picture, and the notifications ## Chapter 2: Exploring the Windows Store and Apps - How to access and browse the Windows Store - How to download and install apps from the Windows Store - How to update and uninstall apps from the Windows Store - How to use the built-in apps, such as Mail, Calendar, People, Photos, Music, Video, and more ## Chapter 3: Surfing the Web with Internet Explorer 10 - How to use Internet Explorer 10 in both desktop and immersive modes - How to manage tabs, favorites, history, and downloads - How to use the address bar, the app bar, and the snap feature - How to adjust the security and privacy settings ## Chapter 4: Working with Files and Folders - How to use File Explorer to manage files and folders - How to use libraries, SkyDrive, and HomeGroup to organize and share files - How to use search and indexing to find files and content - How to use file history and recovery options to protect your data ## Chapter 5: Enjoying Media and Entertainment - How to use Windows Media Player to play music and video files - How to use Windows Media Center to watch TV and record shows - How to use Xbox Music and Xbox Video to stream and download media content - How to use Windows DVD Maker and Movie Maker to create DVDs and movies ## Chapter 6: Enhancing Productivity with Windows Apps - How to use Modern Reader to view PDF files - How to use WordPad and Notepad to edit text files - How to use Paint and Paint 3D to create and edit images - How to use Calculator, Snipping Tool, Sticky Notes, and other useful apps ## Chapter 7: Securing Your System and Data - How to create and manage user accounts and passwords - How to use Windows Defender and Firewall to protect your system from malware and hackers - How to use BitLocker and BitLocker To Go to encrypt your drives and removable devices - How to use Parental Controls and Family Safety to monitor and restrict your children's activities ## Chapter 8: Optimizing Your System Performance - How to use Task Manager and Resource Monitor to view system information and processes - How to use Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to free up disk space and improve disk performance - How to use Device Manager and Troubleshooting tools to fix hardware problems - How to use Performance Options and ReadyBoost to speed up your system ## Chapter 9: Networking Your Devices and Resources - How to set up a wired or wireless network connection - How to share files, folders, printers, and devices on a network - How to join or create a workgroup or a domain - How to use Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance ## Chapter 10: Customizing Your Windows Experience - How to change the display settings, such as resolution, color depth, brightness, contrast, etc. - How to personalize the Start screen, such as changing the background color, tile size, tile arrangement, etc. - How to customize the desktop, such as changing the theme, wallpaper, icons, taskbar, etc. - How to tweak the system settings, such as power options, mouse settings, sound settings, ## Conclusion - Summarize the main points of the article - Emphasize how Windows 8 Bible can help you master Windows 8 on any device - Provide a call-to-action for readers who want more information or want to buy the book ## FAQs ### Q: What are the system requirements for Windows 8? A: The minimum system requirements for Windows 8 are: * Processor: 1 GHz or faster * RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) * Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) * Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 compatible with WDDM driver * Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 ### Q: How can I upgrade from Windows 7, Vista, or XP to Windows 8? A: You can use the Windows Upgrade Assistant to check if your PC can run Windows 8 and to buy, download, and install Windows 8. You can also use a DVD or a USB flash drive to install Windows 8. Depending on your current version of Windows, you may be able to keep your files, settings, and programs, or you may need to do a clean install. ### Q: How can I switch between the Start screen and the desktop? A: You can use the Windows key on your keyboard or the Start button on the charms bar to switch between the Start screen and the desktop. You can also use the hot corners on the lower-left and upper-left corners of the screen to switch between the Start screen and the last app you used. ### Q: How can I close an app on Windows 8? A: You can close an app by dragging it from the top edge of the screen to the bottom edge of the screen. You can also use the Alt+F4 keyboard shortcut or right-click on the app thumbnail on the taskbar and select Close. ### Q: How can I get more apps for Windows 8? A: You can get more apps for Windows 8 from the Windows Store, which you can access from the Start screen or the charms bar. You can browse or search for apps by category, rating, price, etc. You can also download and install desktop apps from other sources, such as websites or CDs.

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