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  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-412178-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-412178-9

Windows 10 In Depthis just the guide you need. It will get you through the learning curve to become a Windows 10 expert. The authors of Windows 10 In Depth  have scaled the steepest part of the learning curve for you, and give you great guidance from the first page to the last, from your first hour with Windows 10 to long-term management and maintenance tasks.

In addition, this book is part of Que’s exciting new Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Windows 10, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a FREE Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. To learn more, visit www.quepublishing.com/CUPThis book's FREE companion Web Edition has been updated to include new features and other changes to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.

This massive book includes detailed step-by-step procedures, which you through even the most complex configuration and management tasks. Whether you have a traditional PC or a souped-up tablet with a touchscreen, Windows 10 In Depth  is just the guide you need. It will get you through the learning curve to become a Windows 10 expert. The authors have scaled the steepest part of the learning curve for you. From the first page to the last, and from your first hour with Windows 10, Brian Knittel and Paul McFedries share their 50+ years of combined Windows, networking, and security experience with you.

In this book, Knittel and McFedries

•           Take you on an in-depth tour of the new Windows 10 user interface

•           Show you how to upgrade an older version of Windows or how to install Windows 10 on a new computer

•           Teach you how to configure your Windows settings to maximize this powerful new OS

•           Show you how to navigate the new Modern user interface and apps

•           Teach you how to use a plethora of desktop accessory apps, accessibility tools, and managing documents and files

•           Show you Microsoft’s new (or revived, depending on how long you've been using Windows) Start button

•           Guide you through using Cortana, Microsoft's new online personal digital assistant

•           Explain how to get the most out of Windows Media Player, imaging devices, document scanners, and more

•           Show you how to use Microsoft Edge, the replacement for Internet Explorer

•           Teach you how to set up a LAN, share printers, and network with other operating systems

•           Show you how to troubleshoot your network

•           Teach you how to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot your system like a pro

•           Give you details on tweaking the Windows Registry and using the command-line interface and utilities

•           Guide you through setting up your computer’s firewall, defending yourself from spyware and viruses, and protecting yourself from online fraud

•           Show you how to get the most out of your laptop or tablet PC when traveling

•           Get up and running with the Windows touch interface

•           Teach you how to use Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology to run other operating systems side by side with Windows 10, or to run Windows 10 within another operating system

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Starting Out with Windows 10

Chapter 1 Meet Windows 10

An Overview of Windows 10

What’s New in Windows 10?

In the Modern Age

Chapter 2 Installing or Upgrading to Windows 10

Windows 10 System Requirements

Preparing Your System: A Checklist

Installing Windows 10

Upgrading to Windows 10

Dual- (and Multi-) Booting Windows 10

Customizing the Boot Configuration Data

Installing Windows 10 Components

Chapter 3 Your First Hour with Windows 10 59

The First Things to Do After Starting Windows 10

A Quick Tour of the Important Windows 10 Features

Setting Up User Accounts

Downloading Critical Updates

Personalizing Windows 10

Transferring Information from Your Old Computer

How the Heck Do I Shut This Thing Off?

More Than You Wanted to Know

If You’re Moving to Windows 10 from XP

Part II Using Windows 10

Chapter 4 Using the Windows 10 Interface

Taking a Tour of the Windows 10 Interface

Working with Running Apps

Working with Notifications

Searching Windows 10

Customizing the Start Menu

Customizing the Lock Screen

Working with Virtual Desktops

Chapter 5 Windows Apps and the Windows Store

The Windows Apps

Installing Apps from the Windows Store

Uninstalling Apps

Sharing App Data

Chapter 6 Managing Files and Searching

Understanding File Types

Navigating Folder Windows

The Ribbon

The Navigation Pane

Basic File and Folder Chores: The Techniques Used by the Pros

Searching Your PC

Grouping and Filtering with Metadata

Chapter 7 Devices and Printers

Windows Printing Primer

Installing and Configuring a Printer

Changing a Printer’s Properties

Removing a Printer

Printing from Your Applications

Working with the Printer Queue

Advanced Printer Management

Chapter 8 Accessories and Accessibility

A Boatload of Useful Tools

Desktop Accessories

Accessibility Tools

Chapter 9 Configuring Windows 10

Configuring Windows 10 with Control Panel

Configuring Windows 10 with the Settings App

Part III Multimedia and Imaging

Chapter 10 Windows Media Player

Getting to Know Media Player

Playing Media Files

Setting Media Player’s Playback Options

Copying Music from an Audio CD

Copying Tracks to a Recordable CD or Device

Streaming Your Media Library

Chapter 11 Windows and Imaging Devices

Connecting Imaging Devices

Accessing Media on a Memory Card

Importing Photos from a Digital Camera

Burning Photos to an Optical Disc

Sending Photos to a Printer

Chapter 12 Scanning and Faxing

Introducing Windows Fax and Scan

Configuring the Fax Service

Sending Faxes from Windows Fax and Scan

Receiving Faxes

Scanning Documents with Windows Fax and Scan

Chapter 13 More Windows 10 Media Tools

Controlling the Volume

Setting the Default Output Device

Assigning Sounds to Events

Recording Sounds with Voice Recorder

Controlling Your Computer with Speech Recognition

Part IV Windows 10 and the Internet

Chapter 14 Getting Connected

Going Worldwide

Understanding Connection Technologies

Installing a Network Adapter for Broadband Service

Configuring a High-Speed Connection

Dial-Up Internet

Making and Ending a Dial-Up Connection

Chapter 15 Web Browsing with Windows 10

Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge?

Tips and Techniques for Better Web Surfing

Searching the Web

The Favorites Folder: Sites to Remember

Working with RSS Feeds

Customizing Internet Explorer

Chapter 16 Windows 10 Internet Communications

Working with Email

Setting Up Mail Accounts

Handling Incoming Messages

Sending Messages

Maintaining Mail

Chapter 17 Troubleshooting an Internet Connection

It’s Great When It Works, But...

Troubleshooting Step by Step

Identifying Software Configuration Problems

Identifying Network Hardware Problems

Troubleshooting Internet Problems with Windows TCP/IP Utilities

Third-Party Utilities

Part V Networking

Chapter 18 Creating a Windows Network

Creating or Joining a Network

Planning Your Network

Choosing a Network and Cabling System

Adding Additional Networking Functions

Installing Network Adapters

Installing Network Wiring

Installing a Wireless Network

Configuring a Peer-to-Peer Network

Joining a Windows Domain Network

Bridging Two Network Types

Chapter 19 Connecting Your Network to the Internet

Sharing an Internet Connection

Selecting a Way to Make the Connection

Configuring Your LAN

Configuring the Rest of the Network

Making Services Available

Chapter 20 Networking with Other Operating Systems

Making Windows Play Well with Others

Internetworking with Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP

Internetworking with Unix and Linux

Internetworking with Macintosh

Installing Optional Network Components

Using the Hosts File

Chapter 21 Using a Windows Network

Windows Was Made to Network

Using Shared Folders in Windows 10

Searching the Network

Security and File Sharing

Using Printers on the Network

Network Power User Topics

Sharing Resources

Sharing Printers

Managing Your Network

Chapter 22 Troubleshooting Your Network

When Good Networks Go Bad

Getting Started

Using Troubleshooters and Diagnostic Tools

Testing Network Cables

Checking Network Configuration

Testing Network Connectivity with PING

Diagnosing File and Printer Sharing Problems

Part VI Maintaining Windows 10

Chapter 23 Windows Management Tools

Managing Windows

Policing Windows 10 with Group Policies

Configuring the Microsoft Management Console

Controlling Services

Monitoring Performance

Chapter 24 Tweaking and Customizing Windows

Customizing File Explorer

Customizing the Taskbar for Easier Program and Document Launching

Chapter 25 Managing Hard Disks and Storage Spaces

Dealing with Hard Disk Errors

Checking Free Disk Space

Deleting Unnecessary Files

Defragmenting Your Hard Disk

Working with Storage Spaces

Managing Your Disks

Working with Disk Files

Chapter 26 Troubleshooting and Repairing Problems

Troubleshooting Strategies: Determining the Source of a Problem

General Troubleshooting Tips

More Troubleshooting Tools

Troubleshooting Startup

Troubleshooting Device Problems

Recovering from a Problem

Chapter 27 Managing Your Software

Configuring and Managing Windows Update

Working with Third-Party Software

Chapter 28 Managing Your Hardware

Windows 10 and Hardware

Viewing Your Devices

Installing Devices

Running Windows 10 with Multiple Monitors

Managing Your Hardware with Device Manager

Working with Device Drivers

Uninstalling a Device

Working with Device Security Policies

Chapter 29 Editing the Windows Registry

What Is the Registry?

How the Registry Is Organized

New Registry Features

Backing Up and Restoring the Registry

Using Regedit

Other Registry Tools

Registry Privileges and Policies

Chapter 30 Command-Line and Automation Tools

Command-Line Tools

The Windows 10 Command Prompt Environment

Setting Environment Variables

The MS-DOS Environment

Batch Files

Windows Script Host

Windows PowerShell

Task Scheduler

Part VII Security

Chapter 31 Protecting Windows from Viruses and Spyware

Avoiding Viruses and Spyware: The Basics

Checking Your Computer’s Security Settings

Understanding User Account Control (UAC)

Enhancing Your Browsing Security

Understanding Internet Explorer’s Advanced Security Options

Chapter 32 Protecting Your Data from Loss and Theft

Preparing for Trouble

Protecting a File

Setting Security Permissions on Files and Folders

Encrypting Files and Folders

Encrypting a Disk with BitLocker

Chapter 33 Protecting Your Network from Hackers and Snoops

It’s a Cold, Cruel World

Preparation: Network Security Basics

Active Defenses

Testing, Logging, and Monitoring

Disaster Planning: Preparing for Recovery After an Attack

Specific Configuration Steps for Windows 10

Configuring Windows Firewall

More About Security

Chapter 34 Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Spam

Phishing for Information

Fighting Spam

Taking Action Against Email Abuse

Part VIII Windows On the Move

Chapter 35 Windows on Mobile Devices

Windows 10 on Tablets and Mobile Devices

Managing Mobile Computers

Using Windows Mobility Center

Using Tablet Input Methods

Configuring Touch and Pen Input

Configuring Pen Flicks

Using Handwriting Recognition

Chapter 36 Wireless Networking

Wireless Networking in Windows 10

Connecting with Wi-Fi Sense

Joining a Wireless Network

Ad Hoc Networks and Meetings

Managing Wireless Network Connections

Chapter 37 Networking on the Road

Windows Unplugged: Mobile and Remote Networking

VPN and Dial-Up Networking

Incoming VPN Access

Offline Files

Multiple LAN Connections

Chapter 38 Meetings, Conferencing, and Collaboration

Windows 10 Plays Well with Others

Making Presentations with a Mobile Computer

Remote Assistance

Online Meeting Tools

Chapter 39 Remote Desktop and Remote Access

Using Your Computer Remotely

Setting Up Access to Your Own Computer

Connecting to Other Computers with Remote Desktop

Third-Party Remote Control Tools

Part IX Appendixes

Appendix A Virtualization

Appendix B Command-Line Utilities

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This book is part of Que's Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Windows 10, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a free Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection from your account on quepublishing.com. For more information, visit quepublishing.com/CUP.

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