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Make the most of your new Windows® 8.1 notebook, desktop computer, or tablet-without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun!

Even if you've never used a Windows computer before, this book shows you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer basics have never, ever been this simple!

Who knew how simple using computers could be?

This is today's best beginner's guide to using your computer or tablet with the new Windows 8.1 operating system ... simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here's a small sample of what you'll learn:

* Set up Windows 8.1 and get online fast

* Use the new Windows 8.1 Modern interface

* Get started with social networking on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn

* Use Windows 8.1's built-in apps-and find great new apps in the Windows Store

* Connect printers and external storage, and set up automatic file backup

* Create a home network in just minutes

* Go online to shop, sell your stuff, manage your money, and do research

* Get your office work done fast

* Organize, view, and share photos

* Play music using Windows 8.1, iTunes, or streaming music services

* Watch TV shows and movies online

* Protect yourself against viruses, spyware, and spam

* Keep your system running reliably at top speed



About the Author

Michael Miller

Michael Miller received a Marketing degree from Indiana University in 1980. After graduation, he worked for seven years in his family's retail business, then spent twelve years in various positions at Macmillan Publishing. In his last position as Vice President of Business Strategy, he helped guide the strategic direction for the world's largest reference publisher and influence the shape of today's computer book publishing market. Mr. Miller formed The Molehill Group in January 1999, and is now a full-time writer. As the best-selling writer of more than 100 non-fiction books, Mr. Miller writes about a variety of topics, ranging from computers to consumer electronics to music. From his first book, , to his latest title, he has established a reputation for practical advice, technical accuracy, and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers. As a musician, Mr. Miller has been playing drums since he was in grade school, and he attended the prestigious Jazz Studies Program at the Indiana University School of Music. He is also an arranger and composer, and has applied his musical knowledge and skills to author a series of best-selling music instruction books.



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