Windows 10 in easy steps


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Windows 10 in easy steps


By Nick Vandome


Publication date: August 11th, 2015
Pages: 240
ISBN:  978-1-84078-643-9

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About the book

Covers the final Windows 10 version released 29th July 2015

Windows 10 is the successor to Windows 8 (there is no Windows 9) and addresses several of the issues from Windows 8 and 8.1, to ensure that it is easier to work with on both desktop and mobile devices.

Windows 8 and 8.1 was designed to combine the familiar Microsoft operating system across desktop and mobile devices. This proved to be an aspiration that was not without its problems; it seemed like two separate operating systems bolted together, without completely satisfying either environment. Windows 10 introduces a range of new features to tailor the operating system more for specific devices, so that the desktop version is more suited to use with a mouse and keyboard and the mobile version is better suited to touchscreen devices such as Windows 10 tablets and smartphones.

Windows 10 in easy steps provides full-colour and comprehensive coverage of the new 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. It covers the new features, and includes:

  • Upgrading to Windows 10 and personalising it for your needs
  • Getting to grips with the Windows 10 interface, navigating with the Start Menu, the Start button, and the new Taskbar
  • Customising the new live tiles feature, so that you can create your own look and feel
  • Accessing and downloading apps, and how to work with them and organise them
  • Working with files and folders, 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 new browser, Microsoft Edge, and keeping in touch by email and Skype
  • Perfecting photos, viewing movies, playing music and games

Windows 10 is one of the most significant upgrades in Microsoft’s history and Windows 10 in easy steps is ideal for newbies and for those wanting to quickly grasp the essentials in the new version.



Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Windows 10
  2. Getting Started
  3. Working with Apps
  4. Basic 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
  12. System and Security



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.


Reviews from Amazon readers

5 Stars “An excellent book with all the basics to get started on Windows 10. […] This is perfect for somebody who wants [Windows 10] now or is thinking of installing or buying the new OS

5 stars “Excellent book. Details each move with arrows pointing out where, and, when to click on the move been undertaken. Makes working in Windows 10 easier to follow.”

5 stars “I have quite a few of this book range, these books are a brilliant guide for starters, this windows 10 book is the same, brilliant.”

4 stars “Boy was I confused – but this book certainly helped!”

5 stars “A must for all new to Windows 10. Simple explanations and easy-to-follow diagrams.”

5 stars “Excellent. I have half a dozen Easy Steps books covering different subjects , and they all cover their topics in easy to understand terminology and an abundance of screen shots. Vastly superior to the Dummies series.”

4 stars “I found this book clear and easy to follow. I usually ask one of my grandchildren to help me with new things on my computer however, with this book, I was able to impress them!”

5 stars “Very well presented, easy to understand and follow, would recommend”

5 stars “All you need to know”

5 stars “Well written and informative”


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