Windows 10 in Depth eBook, 2nd Edition

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Windows 10 in Depth eBook, 2nd Edition

By Brian Knittel, Paul McFedries
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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 customise 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
  • Maximise 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 customisations 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

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Brian Knittel is a software developer, consultant, and writer. He has authored or coauthored many of Que’s best-selling Windows books, including Que’s leading Windows books, Windows 10 In Depth, Windows 8.1 In Depth, Windows 8 In Depth, Windows 7 In Depth, and Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows for Windows 2000 and XP. Brian is also the author of Windows 7 and Vista Guide to Scripting, Automation, and Command Line Tools and Windows XP Under the Hood. In addition, Brian coauthored Upgrading and Repairing Microsoft Windows with Scott Mueller.


Paul McFedries is the author of more than 90 computer books that have sold more than 4 million copies worldwide. His recent titles include the Microsoft Press book MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Excel Expert and the Que Publishing books PCs for Grownups, Formulas and Functions for Excel 2016, Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner’s Guide, and My Office 2016. Paul also is the proprietor of Word Spy (, a website devoted to tracking new words and phrases as they enter the English language.

Table of contents
  • Part I: Starting Out with Windows 10
  • 1 Meet Windows 10
  • 2 Installing or Upgrading Windows 10
  • 3 Your First Hour with Windows 10
  • Part II: Using Windows 10
  • 4 Using the Windows 10 Interface
  • 5 Metro Apps and the App Store
  • 6 Managing Files and Searching
  • 7 Devices and Printers
  • 8 Gadgets and Accessories
  • Part III: Multimedia and Imaging
  • 9 Windows Media Player
  • 10 Windows Media Center
  • 11 Windows and Imaging Devices
  • 12 Scanning and Faxing
  • 13 More Windows 10 Media Tools
  • Part IV: Windows 10 and the Internet
  • 14 Getting Connected
  • 15 Using Internet Explorer
  • 16 Windows 10 Internet Communications
  • 17 Troubleshooting an Internet Connection
  • Part V: Networking
  • 18 Creating a Windows Network
  • 19 Multi-connected Networks
  • 20 Connecting Your Network to the Internet
  • 21 Using a Windows Network
  • 22 Troubleshooting Your Network
  • Part VI: Maintaining Windows 10
  • 23 Windows Management Tools
  • 24 Tweaking and Customizing Windows
  • 25 Managing Hard Disks and Storage Spaces
  • 26 Troubleshooting and Repairing Problems
  • 27 Managing Your Software
  • 28 Managing Your Hardware
  • 29 Editing the Windows Registry
  • 30 Command-Line and Automation Tools
  • Part VII: Security
  • 31 Protecting Windows From Viruses and Spyware
  • 32 Protecting your Data from Loss and Theft
  • 33 Protecting Your Network from Hackers and the Government
  • 34 Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Spam
  • Part VIII: Windows on the Move
  • 35 Windows Reimagined for Mobile Devices
  • 36 Wireless Networking
  • 37 Computing on the Road
  • 38 Meetings, Conferencing, and Collaboration
  • 39 Remote Desktop and Remote Access
  • Appendixes
  • A Virtualization
  • B Command Line Utilities