Fundamentals of Windows 8.1 (Computer Fundamentals)

ABOUT Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson, a practicing computer engineer, tutor and author, has had a passion for gadgets, cameras, computers, and technology for many years. He graduated with masters degrees in computer science, software engineering, and multimedia systems. He has gone on to work within the computer More...



Learn Windows 8.1 the easy way. Clear concise and to the point...

Fundamentals of Windows 8.1, is the essential step by step guide to using a computer running Windows 8.1, providing a resource for both the beginner and the enthusiast.

This book explores

  • setting up your computer
  • Navigating around the windows 8.1 using the start screen
  • Windows 8.1s features, menus, charms and utilities
  • Transferring your files from your old machine
  • Using the desktop and running applications
  • Keeping your computer safe from viruses
  • Backing up your important data with filehistory
  • Antivirus and internet safety
  • Watching videos, listening to music
  • Staying in touch friends, family and colleagues using Mail, Calendar, People
  • Store, access, and manage data in the cloud with SkyDrive
  • Storing, organising and manipulating your photos into albums or slideshows to show to friends or post on social media
  • and more...

Techniques are illustrated step by step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field, provide a comprehensive guide to Windows.

Whether you have just bought your first computer, laptop or are a keen computer user who has just upgraded to Windows 8.1, this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to use a computer like a pro.