Windows 10 in easy steps, 5th edition


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Ideal for those wanting to get a grip quickly on Windows 10, and to get the most out of it

Updated for the November 2019 Update

240 pages
By: Nick Vandome
Publication Date: December 9th, 2019
ISBN: 9781840788921

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Windows 10 in easy steps, 5th Edition provides full-colour and comprehensive coverage of the latest Windows operating system and shows how to get the most out of it, whether you are using a desktop computer or a mobile device. It details the new features and shows how these integrate with the more traditional elements of the operating system, including:

  • Upgrading to Windows 10 and personalizing it for your needs.
  • Getting to grips with the Windows 10 interface, navigating with the Start menu, the Start button, and the Taskbar.
  • Customizing the live tiles feature, so that you can create your own look and feel.
  • Accessing and downloading apps, and how to work with them and organize them.
  • Working with files and folders, and using OneDrive for free storage and sharing files.
  • Using Cortana, the Personal Digital Assistant, to search your computer or the web or to perform actions like opening apps or documents.
  • Getting online with the web browser, Microsoft Edge, and keeping in touch by email and Skype.
  • Perfecting photos, viewing movies, and playing music and games.

It also covers the new features in the November 2019 Update, including:

  • An updated Start menu.
  • A new Light Theme to give the elements of Windows 10 a crisper look and feel.
  • A greater range of options for how updates in Windows 10 are handled, giving you more control over the update process.
  • It is now possible to uninstall a greater range of the built-in Windows 10 apps, if required.
  • The Search box and the button for Cortana have been separated on the Taskbar.
  • User accounts can be created so that they can be unlocked without a password, but are just as secure.

Windows 10 is one of the most significant upgrades in Microsoft’s history and Windows 10 in easy steps, 5th Edition is ideal for newbies and for those wanting to quickly grasp the essentials in the November 2019 Update.








About the author

Nick Vandome is an IT writer and trainer who specialises in digital imaging and web authoring subjects. In addition to his writing, he also works designing websites and runs training courses. Before he started working with computers he wrote books about working and travelling abroad.

  1. Introducing Windows 10
  2. Getting Started
  3. Working with Apps
  4. Standard Controls
  5. Customizing Windows
  6. File Explorer
  7. Managing Files and Folders
  8. Digital Lifestyle
  9. Microsoft Edge Browser
  10. Keeping in Touch
  11. Networking and Sharing
  12. System and Security

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 5 stars A very good Windows 10 reference manual.

Unlike another Windows 10 ‘User Guide’ book I had ordered 3 days previously, which was utterly rubbish and returned immediately for a refund, this is exactly what I was looking for and ONLY 30p more than the returned book. (Which I have already given a very uncomplimentary review). I am a long standing Windows user (all the back to Windows 3.1 and MS-DOS 5.0) so am no stranger to the Windows OS. I am however not familiar with Windows 10 at all as I have avoided upgrading as long as possible until now as W7 support ceased yesterday.
I have not read to much of this book yet but on flipping through it I can immediately see that is a good reference guide for someone like me and probably complete beginners too. It is also illustrated in colour and printed on good quality paper. All in all, for a very cheap price too, a quality manual I can thoroughly recommend.

5 stars This pensioner finds it very useful

Bought this book in advance of receiving a new computer to try and get a feel for what Windows 10 is all about (I’ve been very happy with my Windows 7 for years, but I have to upgrade my computer, so, dispite all the bad things I read about W 10, I have to move on). I’ve read some of Mr. Nick Vandome’s book (novel fashion !) and I must say that I am very impressed. He has the ability to describe Windows 10 workings in a way this pensioner can follow (so many technical authors don’t have this nack !). Once my new computer is up and running, I may find aspects I don’t find intuitive, but I still fairly certain I couldn’t have chosen a better book for guidance.The text and illustrations are very clear (albeit my old eyes may need a magnifying glass for some of the screen-shot text illustration). A first class reference book in my opinion.

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