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Author: Brian Knittel; Paul McFedries
Publisher: Indianapolis : Que, ©2013.
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Knittel, Brian.
Microsoft Windows 8 in depth.
Indianapolis : Que, ©2013
(DLC) 2011277889
(OCoLC)824118312
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Knittel; Paul McFedries
ISBN: 9780133118025 0133118029
OCLC Number: 827797129
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction Chapter 1 Meet Windows 8 An Overview of Windows 8 7 Should I Get Windows 8? 11 Windows 8 Versions 13 Upgrading Windows 16 What's New in Windows 8? 17 A Tale of Two Windows: The Start Screen Versus the Desktop 17 Touch-a Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me! 17 Windows 8 Apps 18 Charmed, I'm Sure 19 Online User Accounts 20 File Explorer Ribbon 20 The Windows Store 20 Management Tools 21 Installation and Setup 22 Storage Spaces 22 Improved Web Browsing with Internet Explorer 10 23 Faster Startup 23 Secure Boot 24 Integrated Cellular Data Connections 24 Life Without the Start Menu 24 Chapter 2 Installing or Upgrading Windows 8 Windows 8 System Requirements 27 Processor Requirements 28 Memory Requirements 28 Storage Requirements 29 Graphics Requirements 30 Hardware Requirements for Various Windows 8 Features 30 Preparing Your System: A Checklist 31 Check Your System Requirements 32 Back Up Your Files 32 Clean Up Your Hard Disk 32 Check and Defragment Your Hard Disk 32 Create a System Image Backup and a System Repair Disc 33 Installing Windows 8 34 Upgrading to Windows 8 37 Upgrading from Windows 7 37 Upgrading from Windows Vista 38 Upgrading from Windows XP 39 Running the Upgrade 40 Dual- (and Multi-) Booting Windows 8 41 Dual-Booting Windows 8 42 Multi-Booting with Three or More Operating Systems 42 Using Windows Boot Manager 43 Customizing the Boot Configuration Data 45 Using Windows Boot Manager to Modify the BCD 45 Using Startup and Recovery to Modify the BCD 46 Using the System Configuration Utility to Modify the BCD 47 Using BCDEDIT to Customize the Startup Options 49 Installing Windows 8 Components 54 Chapter 3 Your First Hour with Windows 8 The First Things to Do After Starting Windows 8 57 A Quick Tour of Windows 8's Important Features 58 The Lock and Sign On Screens 58 The Start Screen 59 Windows 8-Style Apps (Don't Call It Metro) 61 Charmed, I'm Sure 61 The Touch Tour 62 Important Keyboard Shortcuts 63 The Desktop, or Who Moved My Start Menu? 64 Windows Explorer Is Now Called File Explorer 64 Search Before You Look 66 Getting to the Management Tools 66 Setting Up User Accounts 68 Microsoft Versus Local Accounts 68 Create New Accounts 69 Change Account Settings 70 Before You Forget Your Password 72 Just One User? 73 Downloading Critical Updates 74 Personalizing Windows 8 74 Personalize Screen Settings 74 Tune Up the Taskbar 76 Important Adjustments and Tweaks 76 Transferring Information from Your Old Computer 77 Windows Easy Transfer 77 How the Heck Do I Shut This Thing Off? 81 More Than You Wanted to Know 82 After You Forget Your Password 82 Using a Password Reset Disk 84 Accessing the Real Administrator Account 84 Configuring a Default User Profile 85 If You're Moving to Windows 8 from XP 86 Control Panel Wordiness 86 Where's My Stuff? The User Profile Structure 86 Compatibility and Virtualization 88 User Account Control 90 The New Taskbar 91 Jumplists 92 Chapter 4 Using the Windows 8 Interface Taking a Tour of the Windows 8 Interface 93 The App Bar 95 The Charms Menu 97 Navigating the Start Screen 98 Navigating the Start Screen with a Mouse 99 Navigating the Start Screen with a Keyboard 100 Navigating the Start Screen with a Touch Interface 102 Working with Running Apps 104 Snapping an App 104 Switching Between Running Apps 105 Shutting Down an App 107 Working with Notifications 107 Searching via the Start Screen 108 Customizing the Start Screen 110 Resizing a Tile 111 Moving a Tile 111 Creating an App Group 112 Turning Off a Live Tile 113 Pinning a Program to the Start Screen 114 Pinning a Website to the Start Screen 114 Displaying the Administrative Tools on the Start Screen 114 Adding Shutdown and Restart Tiles to the Start Screen 117 Customizing the Start Screen Background 118 Customizing the Lock Screen 119 Customizing the Lock Screen Background 120 Controlling the Apps Displayed on the Lock Screen 121 Disabling the Lock Screen 121 Bypassing the Start Screen 122 Booting Directly to the Desktop 122 Accessing Start Menu Items from the Taskbar 123 Pinning a Program to the Taskbar 123 Using Desktop Programs as the Defaults 125 Chapter 5 Windows 8 Apps and the Windows Store The Windows 8 Apps 127 Calendar 129 Bing 130 Camera 130 Desktop 131 Finance 131 Internet Explorer 132 Mail 133 Maps 134 Messaging 136 Music 136 News 138 People 139 Photos 140 SkyDrive 140 Sports 141 Store 142 Travel 143 Video 144 Weather 145 Games 145 Installing Apps from the Windows Store 146 Uninstalling Windows 8 Apps 146 Sharing Windows 8 App Data 147 Chapter 6 Managing Files and Searching Understanding File Types 149 File Types and File Extensions 149 File Types and the Registry 150 Navigating the Windows 8 Folder Windows 152 Folder Navigation 153 Instant Search 154 The Ribbon 154 The Navigation Pane 154 Basic File and Folder Chores: The Techniques Used by the Pros 155 Selecting Files with Check Boxes 155 Resolving File Transfer Conflicts 157 Expert Drag-and-Drop Techniques 158 Taking Advantage of the Send To Command 158 The Recycle Bin: Deleting and Recovering Files and Folders 159 File Maintenance Using the Open and Save As Dialog Boxes 161 Metadata and the File Explorer Property System 162 Desktop Searching 164 As-You-Type Searches with Instant Search 166 Using Advanced Query Syntax to Search Properties 167 Saving Searches 169 Grouping and Filtering with Metadata 169 Grouping Files 170 Filtering Files 171 Chapter 7 Devices and Printers Windows Printing Primer 173 Installing and Configuring a Printer 175 Adding a New Printer 176 Installing a Local Printer 176 If the Printer Isn't Found 177 What to Do If Your Printer Isn't Listed 179 Changing a Printer's Properties 181 Printing Preferences 181 Printer Properties 183 Print Server Properties 184 Removing a Printer 185 Printing from Your Applications 185 Printing Offline 187 Working with the Printer Queue 188 Deleting a File from the Queue 189 Canceling All Pending Print Jobs on a Given Printer 189 Pausing, Resuming, and Restarting the Printing Process 189 Advanced Printer Management 190 XPS Print Output 191 Faxing 191 Chapter 8 Accessories and Accessibility A Boatload of Useful Tools 193 Gadgets Are Gone 194 Apps as Accessories 194 Desktop Accessories 195 Calculator 195 Character Map 196 Math Input Panel 197 Notepad 198 Paint 198 Snipping Tool 200 Steps Recorder 201 Sticky Notes 201 Sound Recorder 202 Windows Journal 202 WordPad 203 XPS Viewer 203 Accessibility Tools 204 Ease of Access Center (in Control Panel) 204 Ease of Access (in PC Settings) 205 Magnifier 206 Narrator 206 Chapter 9 Windows Media Player Getting to Know Media Player 209 Navigating the Library 209 Customizing the Navigation Pane 211 Syncing Media Devices 212 Playing Media Files 213 Setting Media Player's Playback Options 215 Copying Music from an Audio CD 216 Selecting a Location and Filename Structure 216 Choosing the Recording File Format 217 Specifying the Quality of the Recording 218 Copying Tracks from an Audio CD 219 Copying Tracks to a Recordable CD or Device 219 Creating a Playlist 220 Recording to a CD or Device 220 Streaming Your Media Library 220 Chapter 10 Windows Media Center Windows 8 and Windows Media Center 223 Media Center Hardware Requirements 224 Connecting Your PC to Other Media Devices 226 Touring the Windows Media Center Interface 228 Some Useful Media Center Techniques 231 Rating Pictures via the Keyboard 231 Setting Up a Custom Slide Show 231 Setting Parental Controls 232 Media Center Keyboard Shortcuts 233 Archiving Recorded TV on Your Network 235 Chapter 11 Windows and Imaging Devices Connecting Imaging Devices 239 Testing an Installed Scanner 240 Configuring Device Events 241 Accessing Media on a Memory Card 242 Importing Photos from a Digital Camera 243 Viewing Digital Camera Images 243 Importing Digital Camera Photos 244 Burning Photos to an Optical Disc 249 Selecting an Optical Disc Format 249 Burning a Mastered Disc 249 Closing a UDF Session 250 Burning a Live File System Disc 251 Sending Photos to a Printer 252 Chapter 12 Scanning and Faxing Introducing Windows Fax and Scan 255 Installing Fax and Scanner Hardware 256 Configuring the Fax Service 256 Creating a Customized Cover Page 258 Changing Fax Settings 259 Sending Faxes from Windows Fax and Scan 260 Monitoring Outgoing Faxes 263 Receiving Faxes 263 Printing Received Faxes Automatically 264 Scanning Documents with Windows Fax and Scan 264 Editing Scan Profile Defaults 264 Creating a New Scan Profile 266 Scanning Images 266 Emailing and Faxing Scans 267 Chapter 13 More Windows 8 Media Tools Controlling the Volume 269 Controlling the Overall System Volume 269 Controlling an Application's Volume 270 Determining the Devices That Appear in the Volume Control 271 Balancing Your Headphones 271 Equalizing the Volume 273 Setting the Default Output Device 274 Assigning Sounds to Events 274 Recording Sounds with the Sound Recorder 275 Setting Up the Microphone 275 Recording a WMA File 276 Controlling Your Computer with Speech Recognition 276 Chapter 14 Getting Connected Going Worldwide 279 Connection Technologies 280 Analog Modem 280 ISDN 280 DSL 280 Cable Modem 281 Satellite Service 282 Wireless and Cellular Service 282 Choosing a Technology 283 Choosing Equipment 284 Installing a Modem for Dial-Up Service 285 Configuring a Dial-Up Internet Connection 287 Creating a New Dial-Up Connection 287 Adjusting Dial-Up Connection Properties 288 Making and Ending a Dial-Up Connection 290 Hanging Up a Dial-Up Connection 292 Installing a Network Adapter for Broadband Service 293 Installing Filters for DSL Service 294 Configuring a High-Speed Connection 294 Configuring a PPPoE Broadband Connection 295 Setting Up Dynamic IP Addressing (DHCP) 296 Setting Up a Fixed IP Address 297 Changing the Default Connection 298 Managing Multiple Internet Connections 299 Chapter 15 Using Internet Explorer 10 Understanding Web Page Addresses 301 Tips and Techniques for Better Web Surfing 302 Taking Advantage of the Address Bar 304 Creating a Shortcut to a URL 305 Working with Tabs 306 Using the Handy History List 308 Searching the Web 310 The Favorites Folder: Sites to Remember 311 Adding a Shortcut to the Favorites Folder 311 Opening an Internet Shortcut from the Favorites Folder 312 Maintaining Favorites 312 Sharing Favorites with Other Browsers 313 Working with RSS Feeds 314 Subscribing to a Feed 315 Reading Feeds 316 Setting the Feed Update Schedule 316 Customizing Internet Explorer 317 Controlling the Web Page Cache 317 Setting Internet Explorer Options 318 Changing the Home Page 319 Configuring the Page History 320 Setting More General Options 320 Understanding Internet Explorer's Advanced Options 321 Chapter 16 Windows 8 Internet Communications Working with Email 331 Setting Up Mail Accounts 331 Specifying Basic Account Settings 332 Setting the Default Account 333 Specifying Advanced Account Settings 333 Handling Incoming Messages 335 Processing Messages 337 Setting Read Options 338 Sending Messages 340 Taking Control of Your Messages 340 Creating a Signature 341 Setting Send Options 342 Maintaining Mail 345 Filtering Incoming Messages 347 Finding a Message 349 Simple Searches 349 Advanced Searches 350 Setting Up Social Networks with the People App 351 Connecting to a Social Network 351 Editing a Connection's Settings 353 Removing a Connection 354 Chapter 17 Troubleshooting an Internet Connection It's Great When It Works, But... 355 Troubleshooting Step by Step 355 Identifying Software Configuration Problems 359 Troubleshooting a Cable or DSL Modem Connection 360 Troubleshooting a LAN Connection 361 Identifying Network Hardware Problems 363 Troubleshooting Internet Problems with Windows TCP/IP Utilities 364 ipconfig 364 ping 365 tracert 367 Third-Party Utilities 368 WhatIsMyIP 368 Speed Check 368 Reverse tracert 369 Chapter 18 Creating a Windows Network Creating or Joining a Network 371 Planning Your Network 371 Are You Being Served? 373 When to Hire a Professional 374 Choosing a Network and Cabling System 375 10/100BASE-T Ethernet 375 802.11n and 802.11g Wireless (Wi-Fi) Networking 377 Phoneline and Powerline Networking 378 1000Mbps Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet) 381 Mixed Networking 381 Additional Networking Functions 382 Printing and Faxing 382 Providing Internet Connectivity 383 Providing Remote Access 383 Connecting to a Remote Network 383 Installing Network Adapters 384 Checking Existing Adapters 384 Installing Multiple Network Adapters 385 Installing Network Wiring 386 Cabling for Ethernet Networks 386 General Cabling Tips 387 Wiring with Patch Cables 388 Installing In-Wall Wiring 389 Connecting Just Two Computers 390 Connecting Multiple Switches 391 Installing a Wireless Network 392 Wireless Network Setup Choices 393 Setting Up a New Wireless Network 395 Getting Maximum Wireless Speed 400 Configuring a Peer-to-Peer Network 402 Configuring the TCP/IP Protocol 402 Enabling and Disabling Sharing 405 Setting Your Computer Identification 405 Configuring Windows Firewall 406 File and Printer Sharing Without a Router 407 Setting Up a Homegroup 407 Alternatives to Using a Homegroup 410 Wrapping Up 410 Joining a Windows Domain Network 412 Bridging Two Network Types 413 Chapter 19 Connecting Your Network to the Internet Sharing an Internet Connection 415 Ways to Make the Connection 415 Managing IP Addresses 416 NAT and Internet Connection Sharing 418 Special Notes for Wireless Networking 420 Special Notes for Cable Service 420 Configuring Your LAN 421 Scheme A-Windows Internet Connection Sharing with a Dial-Up Connection 422 Scheme B-Windows Internet Connection Sharing with a Broadband Connection 422 Scheme C-Connection Sharing Router with a Broadband Connection 424 Using Universal Plug and Play 426 Scheme D-Cable Internet with Multiple Computers 426 Scheme E-Routed Service Using a Router 427 Making Services Available 428 Enabling Access with Internet Connection Sharing 429 Enabling Access with a Sharing Router 430 Chapter 20 Networking with Other Operating Systems Mix and Match with Windows and Macs 433 Internetworking with Windows 7, Vista, and XP 435 Setting TCP/IP as the Default Network Protocol 436 Password Protection and Simple File Sharing 437 Using Windows Vista and XP with a Homegroup 439 Internetworking with UNIX and Linux 440 Samba 441 Samba Client Tools 441 Samba Server Tools 441 Internetworking with Macintosh 444 Compatibility Issues 444 Working with Mac OS X 446 Installing Optional Network Components 452 The Hosts File 454 Chapter 21 Using a Windows Network Windows Was Made to Network 455 Using Shared Folders in Windows 8 456 Browsing Through a Homegroup 456 Browsing a Network's Computers 458 Viewing a Computer or Shared Folder Directly Using Its UNC Path 459 Searching the Network 460 Searching for Files or Folders 460 Searching for Computers 461 Searching for Printers 461 Searching Active Directory 462 Security and File Sharing 463 File Permissions and Networking 463 Network Permissions 464 Using Printers on the Network 465 Using a Shared Printer 466 Using Printers over the Internet with IPP 467 Using UNIX and LPR Printers 468 Using Other Network-Connected Printers 469 Network Power User Topics 469 Backing Up Your Computer over the Network 469 Adding a Network Folder to a Library 470 Sharing and Using an Entire Drive 471 Understanding the Universal Naming Convention 471 Mapping Drive Letters 472 Mapping a Drive to a Subfolder 474 Sharing Resources 474 Sharing with a Homegroup 475 Sharing the Public Profile Folder 478 Sharing Your Own Folders in Place 479 Sharing Folders Independently 479 Sharing Printers 480 Setting Printer Permissions 481 Changing the Location of the Spool Directory 483 Printer Pooling 483 Managing Your Network 484 Monitoring Use of Your Shared Folders 484 Managing Network Resources Using the Command Line 484 Chapter 22 Troubleshooting Your Network When Good Networks Go Bad 487 Getting Started 488 Troubleshooters and Diagnostic Tools 489 The Network and Sharing Center 489 Network 490 Network Troubleshooters 493 Windows Firewall 494 Event Viewer 495 Device Manager 497 Testing Network Cables 497 Checking Network Configuration 498 ipconfig 498 System 499 Network Connections 500 Testing Network Connectivity with ping 501 Diagnosing File and Printer Sharing Problems 502 Chapter 23 Windows Management Tools Managing Windows 505 Controlling Windows 8 with Control Panel 505 Touring the Control Panel Window 506 Reviewing the Control Panel Icons 507 Understanding Control Panel Files 512 Easier Access to Control Panel 513 Policing Windows 8 with Group Policies 515 Understanding Group Policies 516 Local Group Policy Editor and Windows Versions 516 Launching the Local Group Policy Editor 517 Working with Group Policies 517 Group Policy Examples 523 Configuring the Microsoft Management Console 529 Reviewing the Windows 8 Snap-Ins 529 Launching the MMC 531 Adding a Snap-In 531 Saving a Console 533 Creating a Custom Taskpad View 534 Controlling Snap-Ins with Group Policies 537 Controlling Services 538 Controlling Services with the Services Snap-In 538 Controlling Services at the Command Prompt 541 Controlling Services with a Script 541 Making Windows Shut Down Services Faster 545 Resetting a Broken Service 545 Monitoring Performance 547 Viewing Your Computer's Performance Rating 547 Monitoring Performance with Task Manager 549 Using the Resource Monitor 553 Using the Performance Monitor 554 Chapter 24 Tweaking and Customizing Windows Working with the PC Settings App 557 Changing Your User Account Picture 559 Changing a Password 561 Creating a Picture Password 563 Customizing Notifications 564 Customizing Search 566 Synchronizing Your Settings Between Devices 566 Customizing File Explorer 568 Customizing the Ribbon 569 Changing the View 570 Viewing More Properties 570 Turning On File Extensions 572 Exploring the View Options 574 Customizing the Taskbar for Easier Program and Document Launching 577 Improving Productivity by Setting Taskbar Options 577 Pinning a Favorite Program to the Taskbar 579 Pinning a Destination to a Program's Jump List 580 Using the Windows Key to Start Taskbar Programs 581 Taking Control of the Notification Area 581 Displaying Multiple Clocks for Different Time Zones 585 Displaying the Built-in Taskbar Toolbars 586 Setting Some Taskbar Toolbar Options 587 Creating New Taskbar Toolbars 587 Chapter 25 Managing Hard Disks and Storage Spaces Dealing with Hard Disk Errors 589 Hard Drive Health States 591 Repairing a Drive Manually 592 Checking Free Disk Space 593 Deleting Unnecessary Files 595 Defragmenting Your Hard Disk 597 Running the Defragment and Optimize Drives Tool 598 Changing the Optimization Schedule 599 Changing Which Disks Get Defragmented 600 Working with Storage Spaces 601 Managing Your Disks 603 Assigning a Different Letter to a Disk Drive 603 Dividing Your Hard Drive into Two Volumes 605 Creating a Spanned Volume 607 Creating Mirrored Volumes 610 Creating a RAID 5 Volume 611 Working with Disk Files 614 Mounting an ISO File 614 Mounting a Virtual Hard Disk 616 Creating a Virtual Hard Disk 616 Chapter 26 Troubleshooting and Repairing Problems Troubleshooting Strategies: Determining the Source of a Problem 620 Did You Get an Error Message? 620 Does an Error or Warning Appear in the Event Viewer Logs? 620 Does an Error Appear in System Information? 621 Did You Recently Edit the Registry? 621 Did You Recently Change Any Windows Settings? 622 Did Windows 8 "Spontaneously" Reboot? 622 Did You Recently Change Any Application Settings? 624 Did You Recently Install a New Program? 625 Did You Recently Install a New Device? 626 Did You Recently Apply an Update from Windows Update? 626 General Troubleshooting Tips 626 More Troubleshooting Tools 627 Running the Windows 8 Troubleshooters 627 Running the Memory Diagnostics Tool 628 Checking for Solutions to Problems 629 Troubleshooting Startup 631 Some Things to Try Before Anything Else 631 Disabling Startup Programs 632 Disabling Startup Services 633 A Startup Troubleshooting Procedure 634 Troubleshooting Device Problems 635 Troubleshooting with Device Manager 635 Troubleshooting Device Driver Problems 637 Rolling Back a Device Driver 638 Recovering from a Problem 638 Accessing the Recovery Environment 638 Navigating the Recovery Environment 642 Booting Up in Safe Mode 644 Automatically Repairing Your PC 647 Recovering Using System Restore 648 Refreshing Your PC 649 Resetting Your PC 650 Restoring a System Image 651 Chapter 27 Managing Your Software Configuring and Managing Windows Update 653 Configuring Automatic Updates 653 Setting the Automatic Maintenance Schedule 655 Checking for Updates 655 Selecting Updates to Install 656 Hiding and Restoring Updates 657 Working with Third-Party Software 657 Running Through a Pre-Installation Checklist 657 Installing Software 660 Opening the Programs and Features Window 661 Changing a Software Installation 662 Repairing a Software Installation 662 Uninstalling Software 662 Understanding Compatibility Mode 663 Chapter 28 Managing Your Hardware Windows 8 and Hardware 667 Viewing Your Devices 668 Installing Devices 669 Installing Plug and Play Devices 669 Using Action Center to Complete a Device Install 670 Installing a Bluetooth Device 671 Running Windows 8 with Multiple Monitors 673 Extending the Screen to a Second Monitor 674 Duplicating the Screen on a Second Monitor 675 Using Only the Second Monitor 676 Multiple Monitors and the Windows 8 UI 676 Setting the Multi-Monitor Desktop Background 677 Configuring the Taskbar for Multiple Monitors 677 Moving Up to Three Monitors 678 Managing Your Hardware with Device Manager 680 Controlling the Device Display 680 Viewing Device Properties 681 Showing Nonpresent Devices in Device Manager 681 Working with Device Drivers 682 Tips for Downloading Device Drivers 682 Checking Windows Update for Drivers 683 Updating a Device Driver 685 Configuring Windows to Ignore Unsigned Device Drivers 685 Write a Complete List of Device Drivers to a Text File 688 Uninstalling a Device 690 Working with Device Security Policies 690 Chapter 29 Editing the Windows Registry What Is the Registry? 691 How the Registry Is Organized 692 New Registry Features 694 Registry Virtualization 694 Registry Redirection and Reflection 696 Backing Up and Restoring the Registry 697 Backing Up the Registry 697 Restoring the Registry 699 Using Regedit 701 Viewing the Registry 701 Searching in the Registry 702 Editing Keys and Values 703 Editing Registry Entries for Another User 704 Editing Registry Entries for Another Windows Installation 706 Editing Registry Security 707 Other Registry Tools 708 Registry Toolkit 708 Registrar Registry Manager 708 Tweak-8 708 Registry Privileges and Policies 708 Chapter 30 Command-Line and Automation Tools Command-Line Tools 711 The Windows 8 Command Prompt Environment 712 Changing Directories 713 Saving Output 713 The Search Path 713 Running Commands with Elevated Privileges 714 Cutting and Pasting in the Command Prompt Window 715 Learning About Command-Line Programs 715 Running GUI Programs from the Command Line 716 Setting Environment Variables 716 Setting the PATH Environment Variable 718 The MS-DOS Environment 719 Editing Advanced Settings for a DOS Application 719 Issues with DOSKEY and ANSI.SYS 720 Printing from MS-DOS Applications 720 Batch Files 721 Batch File Tips 722 Windows Script Host 723 Some Sample Scripts 723 Windows PowerShell 725 Task Scheduler 726 Chapter 31 Protecting Windows from Viruses and Spyware Avoiding Viruses and Spyware: The Basics 731 First, a Few Simple Precautions 732 Locking Your Computer 734 Requiring Ctrl+Alt+Delete at Startup 735 Checking Your Computer's Security Settings 736 Making Sure Windows Firewall Is Turned On 736 Making Sure Windows Defender Is Turned On 737 Making Sure User Account Control Is Turned On 740 Making Sure the Administrator Account Is Disabled 740 Understanding User Account Control (UAC) 741 Elevating Privileges 742 Configuring User Account Control 744 User Account Control Policies 745 Preventing Elevation for All Standard Users 746 Enhancing Your Browsing Security 747 Blocking Pop-Up Windows 748 Adding and Removing Zone Sites 749 Changing a Zone's Security Level 751 Protected Mode: Reducing Internet Explorer's Privileges 752 Total Security: Internet Explorer Without Add-Ons 752 Understanding Internet Explorer's Advanced Security Options 753 Protecting Yourself Against Email Viruses 755 Chapter 32 Protecting Your Data from Loss and Theft Preparing for Trouble 759 Backing Up File Versions with File History 760 Restoring a Previous Version of a File 765 Setting System Restore Points 767 Creating a Recovery Drive 768 Creating a System Image Backup 770 Creating a System Repair Disc 772 Protecting a File 772 Making a File Read-Only 773 Hiding a File 774 Setting Security Permissions on Files and Folders 775 Assigning a User to a Security Group 777 Assigning a User to Multiple Security Groups 778 Assigning Standard Permissions 779 Assigning Special Permissions 779 Fixing Permission Problems by Taking Ownership of Your Files 782 Encrypting Files and Folders 784 Encrypting a Folder 785 Backing Up Your Encryption Key 785 Encrypting a Disk with BitLocker 786 Enabling BitLocker on a System with a TPM 787 Enabling BitLocker on a System Without a TPM 788 Chapter 33 Protecting Your Network from Hackers and Snoops It's a Cold, Cruel World 791 Who Would Be Interested in My Computer? 792 Types of Attack 793 Your Lines of Defense 795 Preparation: Network Security Basics 795 Active Defense 797 Firewalls and NAT (Connection-Sharing) Devices 797 Windows Firewall 798 Packet Filtering 799 Using NAT or Internet Connection Sharing 801 Add-on Firewall Products for Windows 802 Secure Your Router 802 Configure Passwords and File Sharing 802 Set Up Restrictive Access Controls 804 Testing, Logging, and Monitoring 805 Test Your Defenses 805 Monitor Suspicious Activity 807 Disaster Planning: Preparation for Recovery After an Attack 808 Make a Baseline Backup Before You Go Online 808 Make Frequent Backups When You're Online 808 Write and Test Server Restore Procedures 809 Write and Maintain Documentation 809 Prepare an Incident Plan 809 Specific Configuration Steps for Windows 8 810 Windows 8's Security Features 810 If You Have a Windows 8 Computer Without a LAN 811 If You Have a LAN 812 Keep Up to Date 812 Tightening Local Security Policy 813 Configuring Windows Firewall 816 Enabling and Disabling Windows Firewall 817 Allow an App or Feature Through Windows Firewall 818 Change Notification Settings, Turn Windows Firewall On or Off 819 Restore Defaults 819 Advanced Settings 820 More About Security 822 Chapter 34 Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Spam Phishing for Information 823 Common Types of Fraud 824 Live Phish: A Real-World Example 826 More Help from Internet Explorer 830 Protecting Yourself on a Public Computer 831 Two-Way Authentication 832 Two-Factor Authentication 832 Identity-Management Software 833 Fighting Spam 833 Protect Your Email Address 834 Use Spam Filtering 835 Avoid Spammers' Tricks 835 Take Action Against Email Abuse 836 Whois Database 837 Chapter 35 Windows 8 on Mobile Devices Windows 8 on Tablets and Mobile Devices 839 Windows RT Versus Windows 8 840 Tablet Input Methods 841 Touch Keyboard 841 The On Screen Keyboard 842 Multitouch Input and Gestures 842 Pen and Stylus Input 843 Configuring Touch and Pen Input 843 Pen Flicks 844 Using Handwriting Recognition 845 Handwriting Gestures 846 Training the Handwriting Recognizer 847 Chapter 36 Wireless Networking Wireless Networking in Windows 8 849 Types of Wi-Fi Networks 850 Take Care When You Share 850 Joining a Wireless Network 851 In the Corporate Environment 854 At Your Home or Small Office 854 In Someone Else's Home or Office 854 At a Public Hot Spot 856 Ad Hoc Networks and Meetings 856 Managing Wireless Network Connections 858 Changing Wireless Settings 858 Setting Up Preferred Wireless Networks 858 Adding a Network Manually 860 Deleting Wireless Profiles 860 Chapter 37 Computing on the Road Windows Unplugged: Mobile and Remote Computing 861 Managing Mobile Computers 862 Airplane Mode 862 Windows Mobility Center 862 Getting the Most Out of Your Battery 864 VPN and Dial-Up Networking 867 Virtual Private Networking 868 Setting Up a VPN or Dial-Up Networking Connection 869 Setting a VPN or Dial-Up Connection's Properties 871 Managing Dial-Up Connections from Multiple Locations 873 Establishing a VPN or Dial-Up Connection 873 Using Remote Network Resources 876 Email and Network Connections 876 Monitoring and Ending a VPN or Dial-Up Connection 877 Advanced Routing for Remote Networks 877 Incoming VPN and Dial-Up Access 879 Setting Up VPN and Dial-Up Access 879 Enabling Incoming VPN Connections with NAT 881 Disabling Incoming Connections 881 Offline Files 882 Identifying Files and Folders for Offline Use 883 Using Files While Offline 884 Sync Center 886 Managing and Encrypting Offline Files 888 Making Your Shared Folders Available for Offline Use by Others 889 Multiple LAN Connections 890 Chapter 38 Meetings, Conferencing, and Collaboration Windows 8 Plays Well with Others 891 Making Presentations with a Mobile Computer 892 Adjusting Presentation Settings 892 Controlling An External Display 893 Connecting to Network Projectors 895 Remote Assistance 896 Enabling Remote Assistance 897 Requesting Remote Assistance 897 Responding to an Assistance Request 900 Working with Remote Assistance 901 Using Third-Party Tools 903 Online Meeting Tools 903 Chapter 39 Remote Desktop and Remote Access Using Your Computer Remotely 905 Setting Up Access to Your Own Computer 907 Enabling Remote Desktop Access to Your Computer 908 Establishing 24x7 Access 909 Setting Up Dynamic DNS 910 Configuring Port Forwarding 912 Connecting to Other Computers with Remote Desktop 914 Using the Windows 8-Style Remote Desktop Client 915 Using the Standard Remote Desktop Client 918 Connection Options 920 Using the Remote Connection 922 Keyboard Shortcuts 923 Third-Party Remote Control Tools 924 Appendix A Virtualization Windows 8 as a Host: Running Other Operating Systems Inside Windows 8 928 Installing and Configuring Hyper-V 928 Creating Virtual Machine Instances 929 Running and Connecting to a VM 930 Converting a Physical Computer to a VM 932 Windows XP Mode Virtual Machines 933 Windows 8 as a Guest: Running Windows 8 Inside Other Operating Systems 933 Booting a VHD File on Hardware 934 Appendix B Command-Line Utilities Working with Disk Management Tools 935 CHKDSK: Checking for Hard Disk Errors 936 CHKNTFS: Scheduling Automatic Disk Checks 938 DEFRAG: Defragmenting the System Drive 940 Working with File and Folder Management Tools 942 ATTRIB: Modifying File and Folder Attributes 943 FIND: Locating a Text String in a File 945 REN: Renaming a File or Folder 946 REPLACE: Smarter File Copying 947 SORT: Sorting the Contents of a File 949 XCOPY: Advanced File Copying 950 Working with System Management Tools 953 REG: Working with Registry Keys and Settings 954 SHUTDOWN: Shutting Down or Restarting the System 956 SYSTEMINFO: Returning System Configuration Data 958 TYPEPERF: Monitoring Performance 960 WHOAMI: Getting Information About the Current User 962 Working with Users, Groups, and Shares 963 NET USER: Working with Users 963 NET LOCALGROUP: Working with Groups 965 NET USE: Mapping Folders 965 Working with Network Troubleshooting Tools 966 PING: Checking Connectivity 969 TRACERT: Tracking Packets 970 9780789750129 TOC 10/3/2012
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    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:name "Microsoft Windows (Computer file)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/101732055> # Paul McFedries
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "McFedries" ;
   schema:givenName "Paul" ;
   schema:name "Paul McFedries" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/68268683> # Brian Knittel
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Knittel" ;
   schema:givenName "Brian" ;
   schema:name "Brian Knittel" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780133118025>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0133118029" ;
   schema:isbn "9780133118025" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/824118312>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Microsoft Windows 8 in depth." ;
   schema:description "Print version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/827797129> ; # Windows 8 in depth
    .


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