Microsoft Windows 8

Part I: Getting Started with Windows 8 - Page 25
Part I: Getting Started with Windows 8 - Page 26
Chapter 1: Selecting the Right Edition - Page 27
Consumer and Business Editions - Page 28
Enterprise Edition - Page 29
Enterprise Edition - Page 30
Enterprise Edition - Page 31
Add Features to Windows 8 - Page 32
Add Features to Windows 8 - Page 33
Summary - Page 34
Chapter 2 - Page 35
32-Bit or 64-Bit? - Page 36
Installing from USB - Page 37
Installing from USB - Page 38
Installing from USB - Page 39
Installing from USB - Page 40
Understanding the Install Process - Page 41
Using the Clean Install Process - Page 42
Using the Clean Install Process - Page 43
Using the Clean Install Process - Page 44
Dual-Booting Windows - Page 45
Creating the VHD File on Windows 7 - Page 46
Installing Windows 8 to a VHD - Page 47
Installing Windows 8 to a VHD - Page 48
Using Windows To Go - Page 49
Building the Windows To Go Workspace - Page 50
Summary - Page 51
Summary - Page 52
Chapter 3 - Page 53
Using the Start Screen - Page 54
Using the Start Screen - Page 55
Using Charms - Page 56
Using Charms - Page 57
Using Charms - Page 58
Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows Store Apps and the Start Screen - Page 59
Using the Classic Desktop - Page 60
Using Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts - Page 61
Summary - Page 62
Chapter 4 - Page 63
Creating Restore Points - Page 64
Reverting to a Previous State - Page 65
System Recovery Console - Page 66
Using the System Recovery Console Tools - Page 67
Creating a Backup Image - Page 68
Creating a Backup Image - Page 69
Restoring a System Image - Page 70
Using One-Click Recovery - Page 71
Using Reset Your PC - Page 72
Using Reset Your PC - Page 73
Summary - Page 74
Part II: Customizing Windows 8 - Page 75
Part II: Customizing Windows 8 - Page 76
Chapter 5: Customizing the Startup - Page 77
Changing User Pictures - Page 78
Hiding Users on the Lock Screen - Page 79
Hiding Users on the Lock Screen - Page 80
Clearing the Last User Logon - Page 81
Changing the Lock Screen Screensaver - Page 82
Displaying a Security Message - Page 83
Enabling Num Lock by Default - Page 84
Changing the Lock Screen Image - Page 85
Changing the Lock Screen Image - Page 86
Tweaking Default Color Scheme - Page 87
Customize Lock Screen Apps - Page 88
Enable PIN Logon - Page 89
Boot To Desktop - Page 90
Chapter 6 - Page 91
Customizing the Start Screen - Page 92
Customizing the Start Screen - Page 93
Customizing the Start Screen - Page 94
Working with Live Tiles - Page 95
Working with Live Tiles - Page 96
Working with Live Tiles - Page 97
Creating Custom Tiles - Page 98
Administrative Tools - Page 99
Administrative Tools - Page 100
Restoring the Classic Start Menu - Page 101
Customizing the Taskbar - Page 102
Pinning Applications - Page 103
Modifying Icon Locations - Page 104
Modifying Icon Locations - Page 105
Enable Classic Taskbar Look and Behavior - Page 106
Tweaking Taskbar Preview Delay - Page 107
Tweaking Taskbar Preview Delay - Page 108
Modifying the Taskbar Location - Page 109
Customizing the Notification Area - Page 110
Restoring the Start Button - Page 111
Restoring the Start Button - Page 112
Using Group Policy Editor to Customize the Start Screen and Taskbar - Page 113
Changing Start Screen and Taskbar Policies - Page 114
Changing Start Screen and Taskbar Policies - Page 115
Summary - Page 116
Chapter 7 - Page 117
Removing All Icons from the Desktop - Page 118
Displaying Windows System and User Icons on the Desktop - Page 119
Adjusting the Size of Desktop Icons - Page 120
Adjusting the Size of Desktop Icons - Page 121
Renaming the Recycle Bin - Page 122
Customizing the Icons - Page 123
Customizing the Icons - Page 124
Customizing the Icons - Page 125
Customizing the Desktop Background - Page 126
Customizing the Desktop Background - Page 127
Customizing the Desktop Background - Page 128
Customizing the Desktop Background - Page 129
Summary - Page 130
Chapter 8 - Page 131
Changing the Current Theme - Page 132
Downloading More Themes - Page 133
Downloading More Themes - Page 134
Downloading More Themes - Page 135
Downloading More Themes - Page 136
Automatic RSS Background Themes - Page 137
Automatic RSS Background Themes - Page 138
Making the Desktop Interface Touch Friendly - Page 139
Supersize the Interface - Page 140
Enable Large Icons - Page 141
Using Hacked Visual Styles - Page 142
Changing the Look of Windows 8 Via WindowBlinds - Page 143
Summary - Page 144
Chapter 9 - Page 145
Customizing Panes - Page 146
Customizing Panes - Page 147
Tweaking Search - Page 148
Tweaking Search - Page 149
Tweaking Search - Page 150
Tweaking Search - Page 151
Customizing the Ribbon - Page 152
Modifying File Associations - Page 153
Customizing the Context Menu - Page 154
Removing Items from the Context Menu - Page 155
Modifying the Send To Menu - Page 156
Working with Libraries - Page 157
Customizing Your Folders - Page 158
Changing a Folder Icon and Picture - Page 159
Changing a Folder Icon and Picture - Page 160
Customizing the Folder View - Page 161
Customizing the Folder View - Page 162
Customizing the Folder View - Page 163
Applying Your Settings to All Folders - Page 164
Applying Your Settings to All Folders - Page 165
Revealing the Super Hidden Files - Page 166
Chapter 10 - Page 167
Chapter 10 - Page 168
Managing Your Configured Search Engines - Page 169
Creating Registry Files to Import Sites to Search - Page 170
Tweaking the Tabs - Page 171
Multitab Homepages - Page 172
Customizing Tabs - Page 173
Customizing Tabs - Page 174
Fun with RSS - Page 175
Customizing Feed Settings - Page 176
Using Add-ons in Internet Explorer - Page 177
Advanced Internet Explorer 10 Features - Page 178
Using Pinned Sites - Page 179
Summary - Page 180
Chapter 11 - Page 181
Bass Boost - Page 182
Virtual Surround - Page 183
Virtual Surround - Page 184
Loudness Equalization - Page 185
Loudness Equalization - Page 186
Sharing Your Library - Page 187
Sharing Your Library - Page 188
Sharing Your Library over the Internet - Page 189
Using Audio Effects - Page 190
Using Audio Effects - Page 191
Customizing Media Center - Page 192
Installing Windows Media Center - Page 193
Turning Your PC into a DVR - Page 194
Turning Your PC into a DVR - Page 195
Turning Your PC into a DVR - Page 196
Turning Your PC into a DVR - Page 197
Turning Your PC into a DVR - Page 198
Summary - Page 199
Summary - Page 200
Part III: Increasing Your System’s Performance - Page 201
Part III: Increasing Your System’s Performance - Page 202
Chapter 12: Analyzing Your System - Page 203
Using the Resource Monitor - Page 204
Using the Resource Monitor - Page 205
Using the Resource Monitor - Page 206
Using the Resource Monitor - Page 207
Using the Resource Monitor - Page 208
Using Performance Monitor to Get More System Stats - Page 209
Using Performance Monitor to Get More System Stats - Page 210
Using Performance Monitor to Get More System Stats - Page 211
Using Performance Monitor to Get More System Stats - Page 212
Using Performance Monitor to Get More System Stats - Page 213
Using Performance Monitor to Get More System Stats - Page 214
Using the Reliability Monitor - Page 215
Using the Reliability Monitor - Page 216
Using Event Viewer - Page 217
Using Event Viewer - Page 218
Using Event Viewer - Page 219
Understanding Blue Screens - Page 220
Using Task Manager - Page 221
Using Task Manager - Page 222
Using Task Manager - Page 223
Benchmarking Your System - Page 224
Windows Experience Index - Page 225
Benchmarking with PCMark 7 - Page 226
Benchmarking with PCMark 7 - Page 227
Summary - Page 228
Chapter 13 - Page 229
Changing the Boot Order of Your Drives - Page 230
Changing the Boot Order of Your Drives - Page 231
Using the Quick Boot Feature of the BIOS - Page 232
Using the Quick Boot Feature of the BIOS - Page 233
Modifying the Operating System Boot - Page 234
Modifying the Operating System Boot - Page 235
Modifying the Operating System Boot - Page 236
Disabling the System Boot Screen - Page 237
Disabling the System Boot Screen - Page 238
Disabling Unneeded Hardware Devices - Page 239
Disabling Unneeded Hardware Devices - Page 240
Removing Extra Fonts for Speed - Page 241
Removing Extra Fonts for Speed - Page 242
Removing Extra Fonts for Speed - Page 243
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 244
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 245
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 246
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 247
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 248
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 249
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 250
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 251
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 252
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 253
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 254
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 255
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 256
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 257
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 258
Disabling Unneeded Services - Page 259
Optimizing the Location of the Boot Files - Page 260
Summary - Page 261
Summary - Page 262
Chapter 14 - Page 263
Speeding Up the Logon - Page 264
Speeding Up the Logon - Page 265
Adjust the Startup Programs - Page 266
Adjust the Startup Programs - Page 267
Adjust the Startup Programs - Page 268
Adjust the Startup Programs - Page 269
Customizing Auto-Start Programs for Other Users - Page 270
Customizing Auto-Start Programs for Other Users - Page 271
Other Time-Saving Tips - Page 272
Other Time-Saving Tips - Page 273
Other Time-Saving Tips - Page 274
Chapter 15 - Page 275
Disabling Legacy Filename Creation - Page 276
Disabling Legacy Filename Creation - Page 277
Disabling Legacy Filename Creation - Page 278
Disabling the File Access Timestamp - Page 279
Adjusting NTFS Memory Allocation - Page 280
Speeding Up the User Interface - Page 281
Adjusting Animations - Page 282
Adjusting Animations - Page 283
Adjusting Animations - Page 284
Adjusting Explorer’s Search - Page 285
Adjusting Search Settings - Page 286
Adjusting Search Settings - Page 287
Using Windows Search without an Index - Page 288
Summary - Page 289
Summary - Page 290
Chapter 16 - Page 291
Adding RAM to Your Computer - Page 292
Adding RAM to Your Computer - Page 293
Using a USB Storage Device to Add Memory - Page 294
Using a USB Storage Device to Add Memory - Page 295
Using a USB Storage Device to Add Memory - Page 296
Tweaking the Paging File - Page 297
Tweaking the Paging File - Page 298
Tweaking the Paging File - Page 299
Adjusting the Size of the Paging File - Page 300
Adjusting the Size of the Paging File - Page 301
Changing the Location of the Paging File - Page 302
Defragmenting Your Hard Drive - Page 303
Using the Windows Defrag Utility - Page 304
Using Third-Party Defrag Utilities - Page 305
Using Third-Party Defrag Utilities - Page 306
Upgrading to an SSD - Page 307
Selecting an SSD - Page 308
Selecting an SSD - Page 309
Replacing Your Traditional HDD with an SSD - Page 310
Replacing Your Traditional HDD with an SSD - Page 311
Adjusting Your Application Priorities - Page 312
Using Task Manager to Adjust Priorities - Page 313
Using Task Manager to Adjust Priorities - Page 314
Starting Applications with a User Set Priority - Page 315
Starting Applications with a User Set Priority - Page 316
Chapter 17 - Page 317
Speeding Up Internet Explorer - Page 318
Speeding Up Internet Explorer - Page 319
Speeding Up Firefox - Page 320
Speeding Up Firefox - Page 321
Speeding Up Chrome - Page 322
Accelerating Your Downloads - Page 323
Accelerating Your Downloads - Page 324
Accelerating Your Downloads - Page 325
Speeding Up Your Network Connection - Page 326
Disabling Unneeded Protocols - Page 327
Disabling Unneeded Protocols - Page 328
Summary - Page 329
Summary - Page 330
Part IV: Securing Windows - Page 331
Part IV: Securing Windows - Page 332
Chapter 18: Windows Security - Page 333
Actively Protecting Your Computer - Page 334
Actively Protecting Your Computer - Page 335
Actively Protecting Your Computer - Page 336
Actively Protecting Your Computer - Page 337
Actively Protecting Your Computer - Page 338
Active Security Tips - Page 339
Active Security Tips - Page 340
Controlling Your Computer Accounts - Page 341
Assigning a Password and Renaming the Guest Account - Page 342
Secure the Administrator Account - Page 343
Secure the Administrator Account - Page 344
Hiding Usernames on the Logon Screen - Page 345
Setting the Account Lockout Policy - Page 346
Tweaking User Account Control - Page 347
Tweaking User Account Control - Page 348
Tweaking User Account Control - Page 349
Tweaking User Account Control - Page 350
Tweaking User Account Control - Page 351
Using File Encryption - Page 352
Using File Encryption - Page 353
Using File Encryption - Page 354
Using File Encryption - Page 355
Using BitLocker Drive Encryption - Page 356
Using BitLocker Drive Encryption - Page 357
Using BitLocker Drive Encryption - Page 358
Summary - Page 359
Summary - Page 360
Chapter 19 - Page 361
Testing Internet Security - Page 362
Testing Internet Security - Page 363
Monitor the Action Center - Page 364
Using a Firewall - Page 365
Using the Windows 8 Firewall - Page 366
Using the Windows 8 Firewall - Page 367
Using the Windows 8 Firewall - Page 368
Using Online Armor Firewall - Page 369
Using Online Armor Firewall - Page 370
Web Browser Security - Page 371
Web Browser Security - Page 372
Web Browser Security - Page 373
Web Browser Security - Page 374
Disabling Add-Ons - Page 375
Defending Against Spyware, Malware, and Viruses - Page 376
Using Windows Defender - Page 377
Using Windows Defender - Page 378
Summary - Page 379
Summary - Page 380
Chapter 20 - Page 381
Removing Address Bar Suggestions - Page 382
Clearing Temporary Internet Files, History, and Cookies - Page 383
Adjusting Your Cookie Security Policy - Page 384
Adjusting Your Cookie Security Policy - Page 385
Adjusting Your Cookie Security Policy - Page 386
Protecting Sensitive Online Data - Page 387
Disabling AutoComplete - Page 388
Clearing Temporary Internet Files Automatically - Page 389
Running Internet Explorer 10 in Privacy Mode - Page 390
Tracking Protection Lists - Page 391
Windows Interface Privacy - Page 392
Removing Specific Entries from Taskbar Jump Lists - Page 393
Removing Specific Entries from Taskbar Jump Lists - Page 394
Removing Saved Passwords with Credential Manager - Page 395
Setting File and Folder Permissions - Page 396
Setting File and Folder Permissions - Page 397
Summary - Page 398