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This new edition covers the Fall Creators Update to Windows 10. 

Do more in less time!

Experienced with Windows? Don’t let Windows 10 make you feel like a beginner again! This book is packed with intensely useful knowledge, tips, and shortcuts you just won’t find anywhere else. It’s the fastest, best way to master Windows 10’s full power, revamped interface, and new tools—from the reconfigured Start menu to the Cortana personal assistant. This friendly, expert guide will make Windows 10 way more productive, painless, and fun, whether you’re running it on a computer or a tablet…at home, at work, on the road, anywhere!

·         Take a quick guided tour of everything that’s new in Windows 10

·         Get the most out of Edge, Microsoft’s modern web browser

·         Navigate the Windows 10 interface (and customize it to make yourself more comfortable)

·         Discover hidden shortcuts and timesavers you’d never find on your own

·         Quickly locate and use files, media, apps, websites, and management tools

·         Connect reliably and safely to networks, the Internet, and Wi-Fi hotspots

·         Increase your efficiency by taking advantage of Windows 10’s virtual desktops

·         Maximize the performance and reliability of your hardware and storage devices

·         Set up a safe and effective network for your home or office

·         Systematically protect yourself from viruses, spyware, snoops, fraud, and spam

·         Use the most convenient and efficient interface for every task: keyboard, touch, pen, or voice

·         Discover tweaks and customizations that are actually worth the effort

·         Get more out of your Windows 10 laptop or tablet on the road

·         Remotely use your Windows 10 computer and data from anywhere on earth

·         Access even more power with Windows 10’s command-line utilities

·         Use Hyper-V, the subsystem for Linux, and Windows containers to run other operating systems alongside Windows

·         Troubleshoot the most common Windows 10 problems—and the toughest ones

This book is part of Que's Content Update Program (CUP), which provides content updates to certain books for major technology changes. 

As Microsoft® makes significant updates to 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 the free Web Edition of this book. For more information, go to informit.com/cup.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Starting Out with Windows 10

Chapter 1 Meet Windows 10

An Overview of Windows 10

    Should I Get Windows 10?

    Windows 10 Editions

    Upgrading Windows

What’s New in Windows 10?

    The New Start Menu

    Touch-a Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me!

    Modern Apps

    Hey, Cortana

    Online User Accounts

    Virtual Desktops

    Expanded Settings App

    File Explorer Ribbon

    The Windows Store

    Management Tools

    Improved Antivirus Protection

    Installation and Setup

    Storage Spaces

    Improved Web Browsing with Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11

    Wi-Fi Sense

    Faster Startup

    Secure Boot

    Integrated Cellular Data Connections

    Tools for Creators

    Changes Since the Initial Release of Windows 10

What Changed Between Windows 10 and Windows 8 and 8.1

Beyond Windows 10

In the Modern Age

Chapter 2 Installing or Upgrading to Windows 10

Windows 10 System Requirements

    Processor Requirements

    Memory Requirements

    Storage Requirements

    Graphics Requirements

    Hardware Requirements for Various Windows 10 Features

Preparing Your System: A Checklist

    Check Your System Requirements

    Back Up Your Files

    Clean Up Your Hard Disk

    Check and Defragment Your Hard Disk

    Create a System Image Backup and a System Repair Disc

Installing Windows 10

Upgrading to Windows 10

Dual- (and Multi-) Booting Windows 10

    Dual-Booting Windows 10

    Multibooting with Three or More Operating Systems

    Using Windows Boot Manager

Customizing the Boot Configuration Data (BCD)

    Using Windows Boot Manager to Modify the BCD

    Using Startup and Recovery to Modify the BCD

    Using the System Configuration Utility to Modify the BCD

    Using BCDEDIT to Customize the Startup Options

    Making a Backup Copy of the BCD Store

    Renaming an Entry

    Changing the Order of the Entries

Installing Windows 10 Components

Chapter 3 Your First Hour with Windows 10

The First Things to Do After Starting Windows 10

A Quick Tour of the Important Windows 10 Features

    The Lock and Sign In Screens

    The Start Menu

    Modern Apps

    The Touch Tour

    Important Keyboard Shortcuts

    Tablet Mode

    Windows Explorer Is Now Called File Explorer


    Search Before You Look

    Getting to the Management Tools

Setting Up User Accounts

    Microsoft Versus Local Accounts

    Create New Accounts

    Change Account Settings

    Enable Controlled Folder Access

    Before You Forget Your Password

    Just One User?

Downloading Critical Updates

Personalizing Windows 10

    Enable Find My Device

    Personalize Screen Settings


    Multiple Monitors

    Font Size

    ClearType Tuner

    Tune Up the Taskbar, Action Center, and Start Menu

    Store to OneDrive or This PC

    Privacy Settings

    Important Adjustments and Tweaks

    Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell

    Enable Libraries

    Show Extensions for Known File Types

    Set Web Browser and Home Pages

    Search Providers

    Enable System Restore

    Enable Metering for Cellular Data

Transferring Information from Your Old Computer

    Third-Party User Transfer Programs

    Copying Your Old Data Manually

How the Heck Do I Shut this Thing Off?

More than You Wanted to Know

    After You Forget Your Password

    Using a Password Reset Disk

    Accessing the Real Administrator Account

If You’re Moving to Windows 10 from XP

    Setting and Control Panels

    Where’s My Stuff? The User Profile Structure

    Compatibility and Virtualization

    User Account Control

    The New Taskbar


Part II Using Windows 10

Chapter 4 Using the Windows 10 Interface

Taking a Tour of the Windows 10 Interface

    Navigating Windows 10 with a Keyboard

    Navigating Windows 10 with a Touch Interface

Working with Running Apps

    Snapping an App

    Switching Between Running Apps

    Pinning an App to the Taskbar

    Using Desktop Apps as the Defaults

Working with Notifications

Searching Windows 10

    Searching via the Taskbar

    Voice Search with Cortana

    Managing Search Privacy

Customizing the Start Menu

    Resizing a Tile

    Moving a Tile

    Turning Off a Live Tile

    Pinning an App to the Start Menu

    Pinning a Web Page to the Start Menu

    Creating an App Group

    Displaying the Administrative Tools on the Start Menu

    Adding Command Prompt to the Shortcut Menu

    Adding Shutdown and Restart Shortcuts

    Personalizing the Start Menu

    Customizing the Start Menu’s System Icons

    Customizing the Start Menu Background

Customizing the Lock Screen

    Customizing the Lock Screen Background

    Controlling the Apps Displayed on the Lock Screen

    Disabling the Lock Screen

Working with Virtual Desktops

    Adding a Virtual Desktop

    Working with Virtual Desktops

    Customizing Virtual Desktops

Chapter 5 Windows Apps and the Windows Store

The Windows Apps

    Alarms & Clock






    Feedback Hub

    Films & TV

    Get Help

    Groove Music




    Microsoft Edge

    Mixed Reality Portal



    Paint 3D





    Sticky Notes



    View 3D

    Voice Recorder


    Windows Defender Security Center


Installing Apps from the Windows Store

Uninstalling Apps

Chapter 6 Managing Files and Searching

Understanding File Types

    File Types and File Extensions

    File Types and the Registry

Navigating Folder Windows

    Folder Navigation

    Instant Search

The Ribbon

The Navigation Pane

Basic File and Folder Chores

    Selecting Files with Check Boxes

    Resolving File Transfer Conflicts

    Expert Drag-and-Drop Techniques

    Taking Advantage of the Send To Command

    The Recycle Bin: Deleting and Recovering Files and Folders

    Setting Some Recycle Bin Options

    Recovering a File or Folder

    File Maintenance Using the Open and Save As Dialog Boxes

    Metadata and the File Explorer Property System

Searching Your PC

    As-You-Type Searches with Instant Search

    Using Advanced Query Syntax to Search Properties

    Saving Searches

Grouping and Filtering with Metadata

    Grouping Files

    Filtering Files

Chapter 7 Devices and Printers

Windows Printing Primer

Installing and Configuring a Printer

    Adding a New Printer

    Installing a Local Printer

    If the Printer Isn’t Found

    What to Do If Your Printer Isn’t Listed

Changing a Printer’s Properties

    Printing Preferences

    Printer Properties

    Print Server Properties

Removing a Printer

Printing from Your Applications

    PDF and XPS Print Output


    Printing Offline

    Working with the Printer Queue

    Deleting a File from the Queue

    Canceling All Pending Print Jobs on a Given Printer

    Pausing, Resuming, and Restarting the Printing Process

Advanced Printer Management

Chapter 8 Accessories and Accessibility

A Boatload of Useful Tools

    Gadgets Are Gone

    Apps as Accessories

Desktop Accessories

    Character Map

    Math Input Panel



    Snipping Tool

    Steps Recorder


    XPS Viewer

Accessibility Tools

    Ease of Access (in Settings)

    Ease of Access Center (in Control Panel)



Chapter 9 Configuring Windows 10

Configuring Windows 10 with Control Panel

    Touring the Control Panel Window

    Reviewing the Control Panel Icons

    Understanding Control Panel Files

    Gaining Easier Access to Control Panel

Configuring Windows 10 with the Settings App

    Changing Your User Account Picture

    Changing a Password

    Creating a PIN Sign-In

    Creating a Picture Password

    Creating a Fingerprint Sign-In

    Customizing Notifications and Quick Actions

    Synchronizing Your Settings Between Devices

    Creating a Shortcut to a Specific Settings Tab

Part III Multimedia and Imaging

Chapter 10 Windows Media Player

Getting to Know Media Player

    Navigating the Library

    Customizing the Navigation Pane

    Syncing Media Devices

Playing Media Files

Setting Media Player’s Playback Options

Copying Music from an Audio CD

    Selecting a Location and Filename Structure

    Choosing the Recording File Format

    Specifying the Quality of the Recording

    Copying Tracks from an Audio CD

Copying Tracks to a Recordable CD or Device

    Creating a Playlist

    Recording to a CD

Streaming Your Media Library

Chapter 11 Windows and Imaging Devices

Connecting Imaging Devices

    Testing an Installed Scanner

    Configuring Device Events

Accessing Media on a Memory Card

Importing Photos from a Digital Camera

    Viewing Digital Camera Images

    Importing Digital Camera Photos

    Configuring the Import Settings

    Importing Everything from the Camera

    Importing Selected Groups of Photos

Burning Photos to an Optical Disc

    Selecting an Optical Disc Format

    Burning a Mastered Disc

    Closing a UDF Session

    Burning a Live File System Disc

Chapter 12 Scanning and Faxing

Introducing Windows Fax and Scan

    Installing Fax and Scanner Hardware

    Installing a Fax Modem

    Installing a Scanner

Configuring the Fax Service

    Creating a Customized Cover Page

    Changing Fax Settings

Sending Faxes from Windows Fax and Scan

    Selecting Recipients

    Selecting a Dialing Rule

    Selecting a Cover Page

    Entering Subject and Comment Text

    Adding Other Documents to the Fax

    Adding Scanned Pages

    Previewing the Fax

    Sending the Fax

    Monitoring Outgoing Faxes

Receiving Faxes

    Printing Received Faxes


Scanning Documents with Windows Fax and Scan

    Editing Scan Profile Defaults

    Creating a New Scan Profile

    Scanning Images

    Emailing and Faxing Scans

Chapter 13 More Windows 10 Media Tools

Controlling the Volume

    Controlling the Overall System Volume

    Controlling an Application’s Volume

    Balancing Your Speakers or Headphones

    Equalizing the Volume

Setting the Default Output Device

Assigning Sounds to Events

Recording Sounds with Voice Recorder

    Setting Up the Microphone

    Making a Voice Recording

Controlling Your Computer with Speech Recognition

Part IV Windows 10 and the Internet

Chapter 14 Getting Connected

Going Worldwide

Understanding Connection Technologies


    Cable Modem

    Satellite Service

    Wireless and Cellular Service

    Analog Modem

    Choosing a Technology

    Choosing Equipment

Installing a Network Adapter for Broadband Service

    Installing Filters for DSL Service

Configuring a High-Speed Connection

    Configuring a PPPoE Broadband Connection

    Configuring an Always On Connection

    Setting Up a Fixed IP Address

Dial-Up Internet

    Creating a New Dial-Up Connection

Making and Ending a Dial-Up Connection

Chapter 15 Web Browsing with Microsoft Edge

Taking a Tour of the Edge Window

Tips and Techniques for Better Web Surfing

    Taking Advantage of the Address Bar

    Working with Tabs

    Accessing Content Via the Hub

    Using the Handy History List

    Changing the Startup Page

    Changing the Edge Search Engine

Saving Your Favorite Pages

    Adding a Page to the Favorites List

    Displaying the Favorites Bar

    Opening a Page from the Favorites List

    Maintaining Favorites

Saving Pages to Read Later

    Saving a Page to the Reading List

    Opening a Page from the Reading List

    Deleting Pages from Your Reading List

Configuring Edge Privacy Settings

    Preventing Passwords from Being Saved

    Preventing Form Data from Being Saved

    Clearing Browsing Data

    Blocking Third-Party Cookies

    Opening a Private Browsing Session

Chapter 16 Windows 10 Internet Communications

Working with Email

Setting Up Mail Accounts

    Specifying Basic Account Settings

    Specifying Advanced Internet Account Settings

    Specifying Advanced Exchange Account Settings

    Maintaining Accounts

Handling Incoming Messages

    Controlling Sync Settings for an Account

    Processing Messages

    Setting Swipe Options

Sending Messages

    Initiating a New Message

    Creating a Signature

Maintaining Mail

Chapter 17 Troubleshooting an Internet Connection

It’s Great When It Works, But...

Troubleshooting Step by Step

Identifying Software Configuration Problems

    Troubleshooting a Cable or DSL Modem Connection

    Troubleshooting a LAN Connection

Identifying Network Hardware Problems

Troubleshooting Internet Problems with Windows TCP/IP Utilities




Third-Party Utilities


    Speed Check

    Reverse tracert

Part V Networking

Chapter 18 Creating a Windows Network

Creating or Joining a Network

Planning Your Network

    Are You Being Served?

    When to Hire a Professional

Choosing a Network and Cabling System

    10/100BASE-T Ethernet

    801.11ac, 802.11n, and 802.11g Wireless (Wi-Fi) Networking

    Powerline Networking

    1000Mbps Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet)

Adding Additional Networking Functions

    Printing and Faxing

    Providing Internet Connectivity

    Providing Remote Access

    Connecting to a Remote Network

Installing Network Adapters

    Checking Existing Adapters

    Installing Multiple Network Adapters

Installing Network Wiring

    Cabling for Ethernet Networks

    General Cabling Tips

    Wiring with Patch Cables

    Installing In-Wall Wiring

    Connecting Just Two Computers

    Connecting Multiple Switches

Installing a Wireless Network

    Wireless Network Setup Choices

    Setting Up a New Wireless Network

    Using the Manufacturer’s Setup Program

    Using the Set Up a Network Wizard

    Configuring Manually

    Setting Up Internet Service

    Sharing Wi-Fi Network Settings with Friends

    Getting Maximum Wireless Speed

    Eliminate Overlapping Channels

    Tune Up Wireless Security

    Separate Your Wireless-AC, -N, -G, and -B Networks

    Bump Up the Power?

Configuring a Peer-to-Peer Network

    Configuring the TCP/IP Protocol

    If You Have No Shared Internet Connection

    If You Have a Shared Internet Connection

    Enabling and Disabling Sharing

    Setting Your Computer Identification

    Configuring Windows Firewall

    File and Printer Sharing Without a Router: Avoiding the Unidentified Network Problem

    Setting Up a Homegroup

    Alternatives to Using a Homegroup

    Wrapping Up

Joining a Windows Domain Network

    Disconnecting from a 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

    Managing IP Addresses

    NAT and Internet Connection Sharing

    Special Notes for Wireless Networking

    Special Notes for Cable Service

Configuring Your LAN

    Scheme A–Router with a Broadband Modem

    Scheme B–Cable Modem, Multiple Computers

    Scheme C–Combination Router/Modem

    Routed Service with Multiple Addresses

    Universal Plug and Play

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

    Setting TCP/IP as the Default Network Protocol

    Password Protection and Simple File Sharing

    Using Windows Vista and XP with a Homegroup

Internetworking with Unix and Linux



    Samba Client Tools

    Samba Server Tools

    Printing to Unix Queues from Windows

    Printing to Windows Printers from Unix

Internetworking with Macintosh

    Compatibility Issues

    Resource Data Issues

    Filename Compatibility Issues

    Working with Windows Resources from Mac OS X

    Using Windows Shared Files on the Mac

    Selecting a Windows Account

    Using Windows Printers on the Mac

    Using Mac Shared Files on Windows

    Using Mac Shared Printers on Windows

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

    Browsing Through a Homegroup

    Browsing a Network’s Computers

    Viewing a Computer or Shared Folder Directly Using Its UNC Path

Searching the Network

    Searching for Files or Folders

    Searching for Computers

    Searching for Printers

Searching Active Directory

Security and File Sharing

    File Permissions and Networking

    Network Permissions

Using Printers on the Network

    Using a Shared Printer

    Using Printers over the Internet with IPP

    Using Unix and LPR Printers

    Using Other Network-Connected Printers

Network Power User Topics

    Backing Up Your Computer over the Network

    Sharing and Using an Entire Drive

    Understanding the Universal Naming Convention

    Mapping Drive Letters

    Mapping a Drive to a Subfolder

Sharing Resources

    Sharing with a Homegroup

    Editing Permissions for Specific People

    Sharing the Public Profile Folder

    Sharing Your Own Folders in Place

    Sharing Folders Independently

Sharing Printers

    Setting Printer Permissions

    Changing the Location of the Spool Directory

    Printer Pooling

Managing Your Network

    Monitoring Use of Your Shared Folders

    Managing Network Resources Using the Command Line

Chapter 22 Troubleshooting Your Network

When Good Networks Go Bad

Getting Started

Using Troubleshooters and Diagnostic Tools

    The Network and Sharing Center


    Network Troubleshooters

    Windows Defender Firewall

    Event Viewer

    Device Manager

Testing Network Cables

Checking Network Configuration



    Network Connections

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

    Understanding Group Policies

    Local Group Policy Editor and Windows Versions

    Launching the Local Group Policy Editor

    Working with Group Policies

    Group Policy Examples

Configuring the Microsoft Management Console

    Reviewing the Windows 10 Snap-ins

    Launching the MMC

    Adding a Snap-in

    Saving a Console

    Creating a Custom Taskpad View

    Controlling Snap-ins with Group Policies

Controlling Services

    Controlling Services with the Services Snap-in

    Controlling Services at the Command Prompt

    Controlling Services with a Script

    Making Windows Shut Down Services Faster

    Resetting a Broken Service

Monitoring Performance

    Monitoring Performance with Task Manager

    Using the Resource Monitor

    Using the Performance Monitor

Chapter 24 Tweaking and Customizing Windows

Customizing File Explorer

    Customizing the Ribbon

    Changing the View

    Viewing More Properties

    Turning On File Extensions

    Exploring the View Options

Customizing the Taskbar for Easier Program and Document Launching

    Improving Productivity by Configuring Taskbar Settings

    Pinning a Favorite Program to the Taskbar

    Using the Windows Key to Start Taskbar Programs

    Taking Control of the Notification Area

    Displaying the Built-in Taskbar Toolbars

    Setting Some Taskbar Toolbar Options

    Creating New Taskbar Toolbars

Chapter 25 Managing Hard Disks and Storage Spaces

Dealing with Hard Disk Errors

    Hard Drive Health States

    Repairing a Drive Manually

Checking Free Disk Space

Deleting Unnecessary Files

Defragmenting Your Hard Disk

    Running the Optimize Drives Tool

    Changing the Optimization Schedule

    Changing Which Disks Get Defragmented

Working with Storage Spaces

Managing Your Disks

    Assigning a Different Letter to a Disk Drive

    Dividing Your Hard Drive into Two Volumes

    Creating a Spanned Volume

    Creating Mirrored Volumes

    Creating a RAID 5 Volume

Working with Disk Files

    Mounting an ISO File

    Mounting a Virtual Hard Disk

    Creating a Virtual Hard Disk

Chapter 26 Troubleshooting and Repairing Problems

Troubleshooting Strategies: Determining the Source of a Problem

    Did You Get an Error Message?

    Does an Error or Warning Appear in the Event Viewer Logs?

    Does an Error Appear in System Information?

    Did You Recently Edit the Registry?

    Did You Recently Change Any Windows Settings?

    Did Windows 10 “Spontaneously” Reboot?

    Did You Recently Change Any Application Settings?

    Did You Recently Install a New Program?

    Did You Recently Install a New Device?

    Did You Recently Apply an Update from Windows Update?

General Troubleshooting Tips

More Troubleshooting Tools

    Running the Windows 10 Troubleshooters

    Running the Memory Diagnostics Tool

    Checking Your PC’s Reliability History

Troubleshooting Startup

    Some Things to Try Before Anything Else

    Disabling Startup Programs

    Disabling Startup Services

    A Startup Troubleshooting Procedure

Troubleshooting Device Problems

    Troubleshooting with Device Manager

Troubleshooting Device Driver Problems

    Rolling Back a Device Driver

Recovering from a Problem

    Accessing the Recovery Environment

    Navigating the Recovery Environment

    Booting Up in Safe Mode

    Automatically Repairing Your PC

    Recovering Using System Restore

    Resetting Your PC

    Restoring a System Image

Chapter 27 Managing Your Software

Configuring and Managing Windows Update

    Configuring Automatic Updates

    Setting the Automatic Maintenance Schedule

    Checking for Updates

Working with Third-Party Software

    Running Through a Preinstallation Checklist

    Installing Software

    Managing Your Installed Apps

    Understanding Compatibility Mode

Chapter 28 Managing Your Hardware

Windows 10 and Hardware

Viewing Your Devices

Installing Devices

    Installing Plug and Play Devices

    Completing a Device Install

    Installing a Bluetooth Device

Running Windows 10 with Multiple Monitors

    Extending the Screen to a Second Monitor

    Duplicating the Screen on a Second Monitor

    Using Only the Second Monitor

    Configuring the Taskbar for Multiple Monitors

    Moving Up to Three Monitors

Managing Your Hardware with Device Manager

    Controlling the Device Display

    Viewing Device Properties

    Showing Nonpresent Devices in Device Manager

Working with Device Drivers

    Tips for Downloading Device Drivers

    Checking Windows Update for Drivers

    Updating a Device Driver

    Configuring Windows to Ignore Unsigned Device Drivers

    Write a Complete List of Device Drivers to a Text File

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

    Registry Virtualization

    Registry Redirection and Reflection

    Backing Up and Restoring the Registry

    Backing Up the Registry

    Backing Up with System Restore

    Backing Up with the Registry Editor

    Restoring the Registry

    Using Regedit

    Viewing the Registry

    Searching in the Registry

    Editing Keys and Values

    Editing Registry Entries for an App or Another User

    Editing Registry Entries for Another Windows Installation

    Editing Registry Security

    Other Registry Tools

    Registry Toolkit

    Registrar Registry Manager


    Registry Privileges and Policies

Chapter 30 Command-Line and Automation Tools

Command-Line Tools

The Windows 10 Command Prompt Environment

    Changing Directories

    Saving Output

    The Search Path

    Command-Line Access from the Power User Menu

    Running Commands with Elevated Privileges

    Copying and Pasting in the Command Prompt Window


    Learning About Command-Line Programs

    Running GUI Programs from the Command Line

Setting Environment Variables

    Setting the PATH Environment Variable

    Editing Path Lists

The MS-DOS Environment

    Editing Advanced Settings for a DOS Application

    Issues with ANSI.SYS and DOSKEY

    Printing from MS-DOS Applications

Batch Files

    Batch File Tips

Windows Script Host

    Some Sample Scripts

Windows PowerShell

The Windows Subsystem for Linux

Task Scheduler

Part VII Security

Chapter 31 Protecting Windows from Viruses and Spyware

Avoiding Viruses and Spyware: The Basics

    First, a Few Simple Precautions

    Locking Your Computer

    Requiring Ctrl+Alt+Delete at Startup

Checking Your Computer’s Security Settings

    Making Sure Windows Defender Firewall Is Turned On

    Making Sure Windows Defender Is Turned On

    Making Sure Controlled Folder Access Is Turned On

    Making Sure User Account Control Is Turned On

    Making Sure the Administrator Account Is Disabled

Understanding User Account Control (UAC)

    Elevating Privileges

    Configuring User Account Control

    Setting User Account Control Policies

    Preventing Elevation for All Standard Users

Enhancing Your Browsing Security

    Blocking Pop-Up Windows

    Making Sure SmartScreen is On

Chapter 32 Protecting Your Data from Loss and Theft

Preparing for Trouble

    Backing Up File Versions with File History

    Setting System Restore Points

    Creating a Recovery Drive

    Creating a System Image Backup

Protecting a File

    Making a File Read-Only

    Hiding a File

Setting Security Permissions on Files and Folders

    Assigning a User to a Security Group

    Assigning a User to Multiple Security Groups

    Assigning Standard Permissions

    Assigning Special Permissions

    Fixing Permission Problems by Taking

    Ownership of Your Files

Encrypting Files and Folders

    Encrypting a Folder

    Backing Up Your Encryption Key

Encrypting a Disk with BitLocker

    Enabling BitLocker on a System with a TPM

    Enabling BitLocker on a System Without a TPM

Chapter 33 Protecting Your Network from Hackers and Snoops

It’s a Cold, Cruel World

    Who Would Be Interested in My Computer?

    Types of Attack

    Your Lines of Defense

Preparation: Network Security Basics

Active Defenses

    Firewalls and NAT (Connection-Sharing) Devices

    Windows Defender Firewall

    Packet Filtering

    Using NAT or Internet Connection Sharing

    Using Add-On Firewall Products for Windows

    Securing Your Router

    Configuring Passwords and File Sharing

    Setting Up Restrictive Access Controls

Testing, Logging, and Monitoring

    Testing Your Defenses

    Monitoring Suspicious Activity

Disaster Planning: Preparing for Recovery After an Attack

    Making a Baseline Backup Before You Go Online

    Making Frequent Backups When You’re Online

    Writing and Testing Server Restore Procedures

    Writing and Maintaining Documentation

    Preparing an Incident Plan

Specific Configuration Steps for Windows 10

    Windows 10’s Security Features

    If You Don’t Have a LAN

    If You Do Have a LAN

    Keep Up to Date

    Tightening Local Security Policy

    Account Policies

    Local Policies

Configuring Windows Defender Firewall

    Enable and Disable Windows Defender Firewall

    Allow an App or Feature through Windows Defender Firewall

    Change Notification Settings, Turn Windows Defender Firewall On or Off

    Restore Defaults

    Advanced Settings

More About Security

Chapter 34 Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Spam

Phishing for Information

    Common Types of Fraud

    Classic Phishing

    The Stranded Friend

    Advance Fee Fraud

    “Nigerian Letter” Scam

    Lottery and Giveaway Scams

    Trojan Horses

    Live Phish: A Real-World Example

    Viewing a Site That Was Flagged Incorrectly

    Flagging a Fraudulent Site

    More Help from the Browser

    How to Protect Yourself on a Public Computer

    Two-Way Authentication

    Two-Factor Authentication

    Identity-Management Software

Fighting Spam

    Protecting Your Email Address

    Using Spam Filtering

    Avoiding Spammers’ Tricks

Taking Action Against Email Abuse

    Whois Database

Part VIII Windows on the Move

Chapter 35 Windows on Mobile Devices

Windows 10 on Tablets and Mobile Devices

Managing Mobile Computers

    Airplane Mode

    Getting the Most Out of Your Battery

    Battery Saver

    Power Profiles

Using Windows Mobility Center

Using Tablet Input Methods

    Touch Keyboard

    The On-Screen Keyboard

    Touch Input and Gestures

    Pen and Stylus Input

Windows Ink Workspace

    Sketch Pad

    Screen Sketch

    Pen & Windows Ink Settings

Configuring Touch and Pen Input

Configuring Pen Flicks

Using Handwriting Recognition

    Handwriting Gestures

    Training the Handwriting Recognizer

Chapter 36 Wireless Networking

Wireless Networking in Windows 10

    Metered Connections

    Wi-Fi Networks

    Take Care When You Share

Connecting with Wi-Fi Sense

Joining a Wireless Network

    In the Corporate Environment

    At Your Home or Small Office

    In Someone Else’s Home or Office

    At a Public Hot Spot

Mobile Hotspot

Managing Wireless Network Connections

    Changing and Deleting Wireless Settings

    Setting Up Preferred Wireless Networks

    Adding a Network Manually

Chapter 37 Networking on the Road

Windows Unplugged: Mobile and Remote Networking


    On-Demand Downloading

    Fetching Files from Your PC

Offline Files

    Identifying Files and Folders for Offline Use

    Using Files While Offline

    Using Sync Center

    Managing and Encrypting Offline Files

    Making Your Shared Folders Available for Offline Use by Others

VPN and Dial-Up Networking

    Virtual Private Networking

    Setting Up a VPN Connection

    Editing a VPN Connection’s Properties

    Establishing a VPN Connection

    Using Remote Network Resources

    Using Email and Network Connections

    Monitoring and Ending a VPN Connection

Incoming VPN Access

    Setting Up VPN Access

    Enabling Incoming VPN Connections with NAT

    Disabling Incoming Connections

Multiple LAN Connections

Chapter 38 Meetings, Conferencing, and Collaboration

Windows 10 Plays Well with Others

Making Presentations with a Mobile Computer

    Adjusting Presentation Settings

    Controlling an External Display

    Connecting to Wireless Displays

Remote Assistance and Quick Assist

    Enabling Remote Assistance and Quick Assist

    Requesting Assistance with Quick Assist

    Requesting Remote Assistance the Old Way

    Responding to an Assistance Request

    Responding to Quick Assist

    Responding with Easy Connect

    Responding to an Invitation Email or File

    Working with Remote Assistance

    Using Third-Party Tools

Online Meeting Tools

Chapter 39 Remote Desktop and Remote Access

Using Your Computer Remotely

Setting Up Access to Your Own Computer

    Enabling Remote Desktop Access to Your Computer

    Establishing 24/7 Access

    Setting Up Dynamic DNS

    Configuring Port Forwarding

    Port Forwarding with a Router

    Port Forwarding with Internet Connection Sharing

Connecting to Other Computers with Remote Desktop

    Using the Modern-Style Remote Desktop App

    Using the Standard Remote Desktop Client

    Selecting Connection Options

    Using the Remote Connection

    Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Third-Party Remote Control Tools

Part IX Appendixes

Appendix A Virtualization

Appendix B Command-Line Utilities

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