Windows 10 in easy steps – Special Edition, 2nd edition – covers the Creators Update


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A comprehensive guide to Windows 10 – from the basics, to more advanced features and troubleshooting. A great investment for all Windows 10 users!

Covers the Creators Update, released April 2017, with updates to cover the Fall Creators Updates available below.

Pages: 480
Publication: June 30th, 2017

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About the book

Windows 10 in easy steps – Special Edition, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive, yet concise guide that will walk you through Windows 10 basics so that you’re up and running in no time. Then, in easy steps, it’ll gently guide you through advanced features to help you venture further and get more from Windows 10.

  • Install/upgrade the right Windows 10 release for you
  • Master the new interface, desktop and the Start menu
  • Learn to use the great new features in the Creators Update, including 3D and mixed reality, game broadcasting, connecting to people faster, and much more
  • Find, download and use key apps for work and for fun
  • Utilize internet and cloud facilities such as OneDrive
  • Enjoy Microsoft Edge, the new innovative web browser
  • Take control of your devices and printers
  • Save time – use the Search feature and Cortana
  • Create and monitor your home network
  • Organize and share your files safely
  • Keep your Windows 10 working smoothly & efficiently
  • Explore Windows Registry, file encryption, PowerShell, and more, all at your own pace

This guide also includes a chapter on troubleshooting so it’ll serve as a key reference point for the future – a great investment for all Windows 10 users!

Some of the great new features that feature in this second edition of Windows 10 in easy steps – Special Edition are:

  • NEW – Paint 3D application to work with and create 3D models:








  • NEW – My People feature to prioritize sharing
  • Edge web browser gets tab previews and blocks Flash by default
  • Cortana digital assistant is extended to understand more commands
  • Mail app is much improved with better options and performance
  • Windows Update gets options to provide more control
  • Privacy Settings gets options to provide more control
  • PowerShell is now the default shell instead of Command Prompt
  • Settings are extended and now favored over Control Panel
  • Action Center gets improvements for better control


Table of Contents:

  1. Introducing Windows 10
  2. Choosing your computer
  3. Installing Windows 10
  4. The Windows 10 interface
  5. Windows 10 apps
  6. Desktop and Taskbar
  7. Built-in programs
  8. Windows downloads
  9. Windows Store
  10. Search techniques
  11. Manage files and folders
  12. Email and messaging
  13. Microsoft Edge
  14. Digital images
  15. Windows games
  16. Music and sound
  17. Devices and printers
  18. Networking Windows
  19. Control Panel and Mobility Center
  20. Troubleshooting
  21. Backup and recovery
  22. Security and encryption
  23. Command Prompt
  24. Update and maintain
  25. Windows performance
  26. Windows Registry
  27. Extending Windows














Following the Fall Creators Update, released 17 October 2017, we have updated the following pages:

Page 120 – Currency converter added to Calculator

Page 206 – Support for Emojis added to Mail

Page 216 – People hub added to taskbar

Pages 231 and 240 – Pin to taskbar option added to Edge

Pages 290, 306 and 406 – Phone and Cortana added to Settings

Pages 246-249 – Creations added to Photos

Page 355 – On-Demand Sync added to File Explorer


About the author

Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.


ISBN: 978-1-84078-755-9


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