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Book Reviews – Windows 10 All-in-One For Dummies

Book Reviews - Windows 10 All-in-One For Dummies

The most comprehensive guide to Windows 10!If you’re a first-time Windows 10 user looking for an authoritative, accessible guide to the basics of this new operating system, look no further than Windows 10 All-in-One For Dummies. Written by trusted Windows expert Woody Leonhard, this all-encompassing guide cuts through confusing jargon and covers just what you need to know: navigating the start menu, personalizing Windows, working with the desktop, maximizing Windows apps, and enhancing Windows 10. Plus, you’ll find helpful instructions on connecting online with Apps, controlling your system, securing Windows, and so much more.

Whether you’re upgrading to the new Windows 10 operating system with the hopes of keeping in touch with loved ones via webcam or instant messenger, viewing videos, or looking to make your work or personal life more organized and streamlined, all the guidance you need to make the most of Windows 10 is at your fingertips.

  • Covers all of the new features and updates in Windows 10
  • Takes the guesswork out of upgrading to this new Windows operating system
  • Shows you how to work with apps like a pro
  • Includes tips on protecting your data, your computer, and your identity

Whether you’re a businessperson looking to use Windows 10 to streamline your work or a home user just upgrading to the new operating system, Windows 10 All-in-One For Dummies makes it easy.

Book I: Starting Windows 10
Chapter 1: Windows 10 4 N00bs
Hardware and Software
Why Do PCs Have to Run Windows?……………………………………………………14
A Terminology Survival Kit…………………………………………………………………18
What, Exactly, Is the Web?………………………………………………………………….21
Getting inside the Internet………………………………………………………….22
What is the World Wide Web?…………………………………………………….23
Who pays for all this stuff?…………………………………………………………25
Buying a Windows 10 Computer………………………………………………………….26
Inside the big box………………………………………………………………………28
Inside a touch‐sensitive tablet……………………………………………………31
Screening…………………………………………………………………………………..33
Managing disks and drives…………………………………………………………34
Making PC connections………………………………………………………………37
Futzing with video, sound, and multitudinous media………………….40
Netbooks and Ultrabooks…………………………………………………………..41
Chapter 2: Windows 10 for the Experienced 43
A Brief History of Windows 10…………………………………………………………….43
The Different Kinds of Windows Programs, Er, Apps…………………………..46
What’s New for the XP Crowd……………………………………………………………..49
Improved performance………………………………………………………………49
Better video……………………………………………………………………………….50
A genuinely better browser………………………………………………………..50
Cortana………………………………………………………………………………………51
Other improvements………………………………………………………………….52
What’s New for Windows 7 and Vista Victims……………………………………..53
Getting the hang of the new Start menu……………………………………..53
Exploring new stuff in the old‐fashioned desktop……………………….56
What’s New for Windows 8 and 8.1 Users……………………………………………57
What’s New for All of Windows…………………………………………………………..58
The Start menu…………………………………………………………………………..59
Microsoft Edge…………………………………………………………………………..59
Cortana………………………………………………………………………………………62
Virtual desktops and Task view………………………………………………….63
Security improvements………………………………………………………………64
Other Windows Universal apps………………………………………………….65
What you lose…………………………………………………………………………….65
Do You Need Windows 10?………………………………………………………………….67
Chapter 3: Which Version? 69
Counting the Editions…………………………………………………………………………69
Buying the right version the first time………………………………………..71
Narrowing the choices……………………………………………………………….71
Choosing 32‐bit versus 64‐bit………………………………………………………………73
Which Version of Windows Are You Running Right Now?……………………75
Chapter 4: Upgrades and Clean Installs 79
Do You Qualify for Free?……………………………………………………………………..80
Deciding Whether to Upgrade Your Old PC…………………………………………81
Choosing Your Upgrade Path………………………………………………………………83
Upgrading Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1
Update to Windows 10 Online………………………………………………………….84
Installing Win10 from a DVD or USB Drive…………………………………………..87
Cleaning the Gunk Off New PCs…………………………………………………………..94
What If the Wheels Fall Off?………………………………………………………………..95
Book II: Personalizing Windows……………………………… 97
Chapter 1: Getting around in Windows . 99
Windows’ New Beginnings………………………………………………………………..100
A tale of two homes………………………………………………………………….100
Switching to Tablet Mode and back………………………………………….102
Navigating Around the Desktop…………………………………………………………105
Keying Keyboard Shortcuts………………………………………………………………112
Chapter 2: Changing the Lock Screen and Logon Screen 115
Working with the Lock Screen…………………………………………………………..116
Using your own picture…………………………………………………………….117
Adding and removing apps on the lock screen…………………………119
Logging In Uniquely…………………………………………………………………………..121
Using a picture password…………………………………………………………121
Creating a PIN…………………………………………………………………………..124
Windows Hello…………………………………………………………………………125
Bypassing passwords and logon……………………………………………….126
Chapter 3: Working with the Action/Notification Center . 127
What Is the Action Center?………………………………………………………………..127
What, Exactly, Is a Notification?………………………………………………………..130
Working with Notifications………………………………………………………………..131
Working with Settings Shortcuts……………………………………………………….133
Chapter 4: Controlling Users . 135
Why You Need Separate User Accounts…………………………………………….136
Choosing Account Types…………………………………………………………………..137
What’s a standard account?……………………………………………………..137
What’s an administrator account?……………………………………………138
Choosing between standard and administrator accounts…………139
What’s Good and Bad about Microsoft Accounts………………………………140
Adding Users…………………………………………………………………………………….142
Changing Accounts……………………………………………………………………………145
Changing other users’ settings…………………………………………………145
Changing your own settings……………………………………………………..149
Switching Users………………………………………………………………………………..149
Chapter 5: Microsoft Account: To Sync or Not to Sync? 151
What, Exactly, Is a Microsoft Account?……………………………………………..152
Deciding Whether You Want a Microsoft Account…………………………….153
Setting Up a Microsoft Account…………………………………………………………155
Setting up a Hotmail/Outlook.com account………………………………156
Making any email address a Microsoft account………………………..158
Taking Care of Your Microsoft Account…………………………………………….160
Controlling Sync……………………………………………………………………………….161
Chapter 6: Privacy Control . 163
Why You Should Be Concerned…………………………………………………………164
Knowing What Connections Windows Prefers…………………………………..166
Controlling Location Tracking…………………………………………………………..167
Blocking all location tracking……………………………………………………170
Blocking location tracking in an app…………………………………………171
Minimizing Privacy Intrusion…………………………………………………………….172
Book III: Working on the Desktop…………………………. 175
Chapter 1: Running Your Desktop from Start to Finish . 177
Tripping through Win10’s Three Personas………………………………………..177
Working with the Traditional Desktop………………………………………………180
Changing the background…………………………………………………………180
Cleaning up useless icons and programs………………………………….181
Mousing with Your Mouse…………………………………………………………………183
What’s up, dock?………………………………………………………………………184
Changing the mouse…………………………………………………………………186
Starting with the Start Button……………………………………………………………187
Touching on the Taskbar………………………………………………………………….190
Tapping with Tablet Mode………………………………………………………………..192
Working with Files and Folders…………………………………………………………195
Using File Explorer……………………………………………………………………198
Navigating………………………………………………………………………………..198
Viewing…………………………………………………………………………………….199
Creating files and folders………………………………………………………….200
Modifying files and folders……………………………………………………….201
Showing filename extensions……………………………………………………202
Sharing folders…………………………………………………………………………204
Using the \ Public folder…………………………………………………………..205
Recycling………………………………………………………………………………….207
Creating Shortcuts…………………………………………………………………………….208
Keying Keyboard Shortcuts………………………………………………………………210
Sleep: Perchance to Dream……………………………………………………………….211
Chapter 2: Personalizing the Start Menu 213
Touring the Start Menu……………………………………………………………………..215
Modifying the Start Menu………………………………………………………………….216
Changing your picture………………………………………………………………216
Manipulating Most used……………………………………………………………220
Controlling the bottom‐left lists………………………………………………..220
Circumnavigating All Apps……………………………………………………….222
Resizing the Start Menu…………………………………………………………………….224
Changing Tiles on the Start Menu……………………………………………………..227
Organizing Your Start Menu Tiles……………………………………………………..228
Add, add, add your tiles……………………………………………………………228
Forming and naming your groups…………………………………………….229
Chapter 3: Personalizing the Desktop and Taskbar 231
Decking out the Desktop……………………………………………………………………231
Resolving Desktop Resolution…………………………………………………………..236
Setting the screen resolution……………………………………………………236
Using magnification………………………………………………………………….239
Putting Icons and Shortcuts on the Desktop……………………………………..241
Creating shortcuts……………………………………………………………………243
Arranging icons on the desktop………………………………………………..245
Tricking out the Taskbar…………………………………………………………………..249
Anatomy of the taskbar…………………………………………………………….249
Jumping……………………………………………………………………………………250
Changing the taskbar……………………………………………………………….252
Working with the taskbar…………………………………………………………253
Chapter 4: Working with Multiple Desktops 255
Getting around Multiple Desktops…………………………………………………….256
Interacting between Desktops…………………………………………………………..259
Other Multiple Desktop Settings……………………………………………………….261
Chapter 5: Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox 263
Which Browser Is Best?…………………………………………………………………….264
Considering security………………………………………………………………..264
Looking at privacy……………………………………………………………………265
Picking a browser…………………………………………………………………….266
Setting a browser as your default……………………………………………..268
Using Internet Explorer on the Desktop…………………………………………….271
Navigating in IE………………………………………………………………………..271
Dealing with cookies…………………………………………………………………277
Changing the home page………………………………………………………….279
Turning on key features……………………………………………………………281
Searching with alacrity . . . and Google……………………………………..282
Customizing Firefox…………………………………………………………………………..284
Installing Firefox……………………………………………………………………….285
Browsing privately in Firefox……………………………………………………287
Bookmarking with the Fox………………………………………………………..289
Syncing with Firefox…………………………………………………………………291
Changing the default search engine………………………………………….292
Adding Firefox’s best add‐ons…………………………………………………..293
Optimizing Google Chrome……………………………………………………………….295
Installing Chrome……………………………………………………………………..295
Navigating in Chrome……………………………………………………………….296
Searching on the Web……………………………………………………………………….299
Finding what you’re looking for………………………………………………..300
Using Advanced Search……………………………………………………………301
Pulling out Google parlor tricks………………………………………………..303
Referring to Internet Reference Tools……………………………………………….304
Internet speed test……………………………………………………………………304
DNSStuff…………………………………………………………………………………..304
3d Traceroute…………………………………………………………………………..305
Down for everyone or just me?…………………………………………………306
The Wayback Machine……………………………………………………………..306
Chapter 6: Hey, Cortana! 309
The Cortana Backstory……………………………………………………………………..310
Make Cortana Respond to “Hey, Cortana”…………………………………………311
Setting up Cortana…………………………………………………………………………….314
Using Cortana Settings………………………………………………………………………317
Chapter 7: Maintaining Your System . 321
What Are the Differences among Restore, Reset, System
Repair, Recovery Mode, Refresh, and Restart?……………………………….321
Using a Password Reset Disk…………………………………………………………….323
Creating a Password Reset Disk………………………………………………..324
Using a Password Reset Disk…………………………………………………….325
Maintaining Drives…………………………………………………………………………….327
What is formatting?………………………………………………………………….328
Introducing hard‐drive‐maintenance tools………………………………..328
Running an error check…………………………………………………………….329
Defragmenting a drive………………………………………………………………329
Maintaining Solid State Drives…………………………………………………………..331
Zipping and Compressing………………………………………………………………….332
Compressing with NTFS……………………………………………………………334
Zipping the easy way with Compressed (zipped) Folders…………336
Book IV: Using the Built‐In Universal Apps…………….. 339
Chapter 1: Using the Mail and Calendar Apps . 341
Choosing a Mail/Calendar App………………………………………………………….342
Comparing email programs………………………………………………………343
Comparing calendar apps…………………………………………………………346
Choosing the right package………………………………………………………348
Drilling Down on Windows 10 Universal Mail…………………………………….349
Creating a new message……………………………………………………………353
Searching for email in Universal Mail………………………………………..355
Universal Mail settings………………………………………………………………………355
Adding a new email account…………………………………………………….356
Setting Extra Options……………………………………………………………….358
Avoiding Universal Calendar App Collisions……………………………………..358
Adding Calendar Items……………………………………………………………..361
Struggling with Calendar shortcomings…………………………………….362
Beyond Email……………………………………………………………………………………362
Chapter 2: Keeping Track of People 365
The Contact List in Windows 10………………………………………………………..365
Putting Contacts in the Universal People App……………………………………366
Adding accounts to Universal People……………………………………….366
Editing a contact………………………………………………………………………370
Adding people in Universal People…………………………………………..371
Alternatives to the Win10 Universal People App……………………………….374
Chapter 3: Zooming the Photos App and Beyond 375
Discovering What Windows Photos App Can Do……………………………….375
Touring Photos…………………………………………………………………………………376
Editing Photos…………………………………………………………………………………..378
Setting Settings…………………………………………………………………………………382
Adding Photos…………………………………………………………………………………..383
Importing Pictures from a Camera or External Drive…………………………384
Working with Albums………………………………………………………………………..384
Storing and Managing Photos Online…………………………………………………385
Chapter 4: Noting OneNote 389
Getting Started in OneNote with or without a Pen……………………………..390
Setting Up Notebooks, Sections, Pages………………………………………………391
Embellishing on a OneNote Page……………………………………………………….394
Sending to OneNote…………………………………………………………………………..396
Setting Settings…………………………………………………………………………………398
Chapter 5: Making Maps 401
Basic Map Functions…………………………………………………………………………401
Navigating with the Map App…………………………………………………………….404
Taking a Map Offline………………………………………………………………………….407
Chapter 6: Running Music and Movies & TV 409
Getting Your Music and Movies into the Apps…………………………………..412
Running around the Universal Music App…………………………………………413
Finding Music and Playlists……………………………………………………………….415
Buying Music…………………………………………………………………………………….417
Running around the Movies & TV App………………………………………………419
Book V: Connecting with the Universal Apps…………… 421
Chapter 1: Introducing Edge 423
A Walk through Microsoft Edge…………………………………………………………424
Working with Web Note…………………………………………………………………….429
A Sampler of Edge Settings………………………………………………………………..429
Chapter 2: Using Skype in Windows 10 435
Exploring Skype Alternatives…………………………………………………………….436
Signing up with Skype……………………………………………………………………….438
Making First Contact…………………………………………………………………………442
Adding a Contact………………………………………………………………………………444
A Few Tips from Skype‐ologists…………………………………………………………445
Chapter 3: News, Money, and Sports 447
Recognizing the Bing in Everyone……………………………………………………..448
Reading the News with Bing………………………………………………………………449
Getting around News………………………………………………………………..449
Adding your own Interests……………………………………………………….453
Pinning Money for Fun and Profit………………………………………………………456
Sports Fans Everywhere, Take Note………………………………………………….462
More Universal Apps…………………………………………………………………………463
Tripwolf, the Anointed Travel Guide…………………………………………464
BBC Good Food………………………………………………………………………..466
Fitness & Health……………………………………………………………………….466
Chapter 4: Navigating the Windows Store . 469
Checking out What a Universal App Can Do………………………………………470
Browsing the Windows Store…………………………………………………………….472
Searching the Windows Store……………………………………………………………476
Updating Your Windows Store Apps…………………………………………………478
Chapter 5: Games, Games, and Games 481
Searching the Store for Games………………………………………………………….482
Bringing Back the Classics………………………………………………………………..485
Starting with Sudoku…………………………………………………………………………487
Cutting the Rope with Style……………………………………………………………….489
Pirates Love Daisies………………………………………………………………………….492
Despicable Me, Sonic, and More………………………………………………………..494
Book VI: Socializing with the Universal Apps…………… 497
Chapter 1: Organizing Office for Windows 10 499
Three Major Branches of the Office Family Tree……………………………….499
Office 2016 and desktop versions……………………………………………..500
Universal/Mobile/iOS/Android Office………………………………………..501
Office Online…………………………………………………………………………….503
Office 365 — the Differentiator…………………………………………………505
Setting Up Universal Office for Windows 10……………………………………….507
The Future of Universal Windows Office……………………………………………509
Chapter 2: Using OneDrive . 511
What Is OneDrive?…………………………………………………………………………….512
Setting Up a OneDrive Account…………………………………………………………515
Running OneDrive on the Web………………………………………………………….519
Syncing Files from OneDrive to Your Machine…………………………………..522
The Future of OneDrive — We Hope………………………………………………….525
Chapter 3: Getting Started with Facebook 527
Signing Up for a Facebook Account…………………………………………………..529
Choosing basic Facebook privacy settings……………………………….532
Interpreting the Facebook interface lingo…………………………………538
Building a Great Timeline………………………………………………………………….539
Using the Universal Facebook App……………………………………………………543
Chapter 4: Getting Started with Twitter 547
Understanding Twitter………………………………………………………………………548
Setting Up a Twitter Account…………………………………………………………….551
Tweeting for Beginners……………………………………………………………………..556
Beware hacking………………………………………………………………………..556
Using the @ sign and Reply……………………………………………………….557
Retweeting for fun and profit……………………………………………………558
Direct Messaging………………………………………………………………………558
Hooking Twitter into Windows………………………………………………………….559
Chapter 5: Getting Started with LinkedIn 561
Signing Up for LinkedIn……………………………………………………………………..561
Using LinkedIn for Fun and Profit………………………………………………………565
Book VII: Controlling Your System………………………… 569
Chapter 1: Settings, Settings, and More Settings 571
Introducing the Universal Settings App……………………………………………..572
Spelunking through the Control Panel……………………………………………….575
Putting Shortcuts to Settings on Your Desktop………………………………….577
“God Mode”………………………………………………………………………………………580
Chapter 2: Troubleshooting and Getting Help 583
Starting with Contact Support…………………………………………………………..584
Troubleshooting the Easy Way………………………………………………………….587
System Stability and the Reliability Monitor……………………………………..588
Tricks to Using Windows Help…………………………………………………………..590
The problem(s) with Windows Help…………………………………………591
Using different kinds of help…………………………………………………….591
How to Really Get Help……………………………………………………………………..592
Snapping and Recording Your Problems…………………………………………..595
Taking snaps that snap…………………………………………………………….595
Recording live………………………………………………………………………….596
Connecting to Remote Assistance……………………………………………………..600
Understanding the interaction………………………………………………….600
Making the connection……………………………………………………………..601
Limiting an invitation……………………………………………………………….606
Troubleshooting Remote Assistance………………………………………..606
Getting Help Online…………………………………………………………………………..607
Chapter 3: Working with Libraries . 609
Understanding Libraries……………………………………………………………………609
Making Your Libraries Visible……………………………………………………………610
Working with Your Default Libraries…………………………………………………613
Customizing Libraries……………………………………………………………………….616
Adding a folder to a Library……………………………………………………..616
Changing a Library’s default save location……………………………….617
Creating Your Own Library……………………………………………………………….619
Chapter 4: Storing in Storage Spaces 621
Understanding the “Virtualization” of Storage…………………………………..622
Setting Up Storage Spaces…………………………………………………………………624
Working with Storage Spaces…………………………………………………………….628
Storage Space Strategies……………………………………………………………………629
Chapter 5: Getting the Most from Homegroups 631
Preparing a PC for a Homegroup……………………………………………………….631
Connecting to a Homegroup……………………………………………………………..633
Setting up a new Homegroup……………………………………………………635
Joining an existing Homegroup…………………………………………………637
Sharing Files and Printers in a Homegroup………………………………………..638
Navigating to a Homegroup Folder……………………………………………………639
Caring for Your Homegroup………………………………………………………………640
Changing the Homegroup password…………………………………………640
Adding or blocking folders in the Homegroup…………………………..642
Venturing beyond Homegroups………………………………………………………..643
Sharing and granting permissions…………………………………………….643
Sharing on mixed Homegroup, workgroup,
and Apple networks………………………………………………………………644
Chapter 6: Running the Built‐In Applications 647
Setting Alarms & Clock……………………………………………………………………..647
Getting Free Word Processing…………………………………………………………..651
Running Notepad……………………………………………………………………..652
Writing with WordPad………………………………………………………………653
Taming the Character Map………………………………………………………………..656
Calculating — Free……………………………………………………………………………657
Painting…………………………………………………………………………………………….659
Sticking Sticky Notes…………………………………………………………………………661
Chapter 7: Working with Printers . 663
Installing a Printer…………………………………………………………………………….664
Attaching a local printer…………………………………………………………..664
Connecting a network printer…………………………………………………..666
Using the Print Queue……………………………………………………………………….668
Displaying a print queue…………………………………………………………..669
Pausing and resuming a print queue…………………………………………670
Pausing, restarting, and resuming a document…………………………671
Canceling a document………………………………………………………………672
Troubleshooting Printing………………………………………………………………….672
Catching a Runaway Printer………………………………………………………………674
Book VIII: Maintaining Windows 10……………………… 677
Chapter 1: File History, Backup, Data Restore, and Sync 679
What Happened to the Windows 7 Backup?………………………………………680
The Future of Reliable Storage Is in the Cloud…………………………………..680
Backing Up and Restoring Files with File History……………………………….681
Setting up File History………………………………………………………………682
Restoring data from File History……………………………………………….685
Changing File History settings………………………………………………….687
Storing to and through the Cloud………………………………………………………690
Considering cloud storage privacy concerns……………………………691
Reaping the benefits of backup and storage in the cloud………….693
Choosing an online backup and sharing service……………………….693
Chapter 2: A Fresh Start: Restore and Reset . 697
The Three R’s — and an SI and RE…………………………………………………….697
Resetting Your PC……………………………………………………………………………..700
Resetting Your PC and Removing Everything…………………………………….703
Restoring to an Earlier Point……………………………………………………………..704
Creating a restore point……………………………………………………………705
Rolling back to a restore point………………………………………………….707
Entering the Windows Recovery Environment…………………………………..709
Chapter 3: Monitoring Windows 713
Viewing Events………………………………………………………………………………….714
Using Event Viewer…………………………………………………………………..714
Events worthy — and not worthy — of viewing………………………..716
Gauging System Reliability………………………………………………………………..717
Chapter 4: Using System Tools . 721
Tasking Task Manager………………………………………………………………………721
Task Manager Processes………………………………………………………….724
Task Manager Performance………………………………………………………724
Task Manager App History……………………………………………………….726
Task Manager Startup and Autoruns………………………………………..727
Task Manager Users…………………………………………………………………729
Task Manager Details and Services…………………………………………..730
Installing a Second Hard Drive…………………………………………………………..730
Running a Virtual Machine………………………………………………………………..733
Book IX: Securing Windows 10…………………………….. 741
Chapter 1: Spies, Spams, Scams — They’re Out to Get You . 743
Understanding the Hazards — and the Hoaxes………………………………….744
The primary infection vectors………………………………………………….744
Zombies and botnets………………………………………………………………..746
Phishing…………………………………………………………………………………..749
419 scams…………………………………………………………………………………753
I’m from Microsoft, and I’m here to help…………………………………..757
0day exploits……………………………………………………………………………759
Staying Informed……………………………………………………………………………….760
Relying on reliable sources………………………………………………………760
Ditching the hoaxes………………………………………………………………….761
Am I Infected?……………………………………………………………………………………763
Evaluating telltale signs……………………………………………………………763
Where did that message come from?………………………………………..764
What to do next………………………………………………………………………..765
Shunning scareware…………………………………………………………………767
Getting Protected……………………………………………………………………………..769
Protecting against malware………………………………………………………769
Disabling Java and Flash…………………………………………………………..770
Using your credit card safely online…………………………………………771
Defending your privacy…………………………………………………………….773
Reducing spam…………………………………………………………………………774
Dealing with Data Breaches………………………………………………………………776
Chapter 2: Fighting Viri and Scum 779
Basic Windows Security Do’s and Don’ts…………………………………………..779
Making Sense of Malware………………………………………………………………….783
Scanning for Rootkits with Windows Defender Offline……………………….785
Deciphering Browsers’ Inscrutable Warnings……………………………………789
Chrome…………………………………………………………………………………….789
Firefox………………………………………………………………………………………791
Chapter 3: Running Built‐In Security Programs . 793
Working with Windows Defender………………………………………………………793
Adjusting Windows Defender……………………………………………………795
Running Windows Defender manually………………………………………797
Judging SmartScreen…………………………………………………………………………798
Booting Securely with UEFI……………………………………………………………….801
A brief history of BIOS………………………………………………………………802
How UEFI is different from/better than BIOS…………………………….803
How Windows 10 uses UEFI………………………………………………………804
Controlling User Account Control……………………………………………………..805
Poking at Windows Firewall………………………………………………………………808
Understanding Firewall basic features………………………………………809
Speaking your firewall’s lingo……………………………………………………810
Peeking in to your firewall………………………………………………………..811
Making inbound exceptions……………………………………………………..812
Chapter 4: Top Security Helpers . 817
Deciding about BitLocker………………………………………………………………….818
Managing Your Passwords………………………………………………………………..821
Using password managers………………………………………………………..821
Which is better: Online or in‐hand?…………………………………………..822
Rockin’ RoboForm……………………………………………………………………822
Liking LastPass…………………………………………………………………………823
Keeping Your Other Programs Up to Date…………………………………………825
Blocking Java and Flash in Your Browser………………………………………….827
Fighting Back at Tough Scumware…………………………………………………….829
Securing Your Communication with VyprVPN…………………………………..831
What’s a VPN?………………………………………………………………………….831
Setting up a VPN………………………………………………………………………832
Book X: Enhancing Windows 10…………………………… 835
Chapter 1: Using Your iPad and iPhone with Windows . 837
Running iTunes on Windows, or Maybe Not………………………………………838
Why you may need or want iTunes for Windows………………………839
Installing iTunes……………………………………………………………………….839
Setting up iTunes……………………………………………………………………..842
Pulling Internet videos onto your iPad……………………………………..845
The Inside Story on Office for iPad……………………………………………………847
Great iPad Apps to Use with Windows………………………………………………849
Controlling Windows from your iPad………………………………………..850
Delivering PowerPoint presentations with your iPad………………..851
Extending your Windows display with iDisplay………………………..852
Moving files between your PC and the iPad………………………………852
Playing with Kids on Your iPad or iPhones………………………………………..854
Chapter 2: Android, Chromecast, Roku, Kindle,
and Windows 10 857
What, Exactly, Is Android?………………………………………………………………..858
Getting clear on Android………………………………………………………….859
Making Windows talk to your Android phone or tablet…………….860
Connecting TVs with Roku, Plex, and Chromecast…………………………….861
Using Office for Android……………………………………………………………………864
Wrangling E‐Book Files……………………………………………………………………..864
Introducing popular e‐book formats…………………………………………865
Reading e‐book files on your PC……………………………………………….865
Organizing your e‐book files with calibre………………………………….867
Getting Media from Your PC to Your Kindle………………………………………870
Emailing books from your PC to your Kindle…………………………….870
Receiving emailed books from a friend……………………………………..871
Adding music to your Kindle…………………………………………………….873
Chapter 3: Getting Started with Gmail, Google Apps, and Drive 875
Finding Alternatives to Windows with Google……………………………………876
Setting Up Gmail……………………………………………………………………………….880
Using Google Docs/Drive…………………………………………………………………..883
Moving Your Domain to Google…………………………………………………………887
Chapter 4: Using Web‐Based Outlook.com (nee Hotmail) . 891
Getting Started with Outlook.com……………………………………………………..892
Bringing back Quick Views/Categories………………………………………………895
Bringing Some Sanity to Outlook.com Organization…………………………..898
Handling Outlook.com Failures…………………………………………………………899
Importing Outlook.com Messages into Gmail…………………………………….900
Weighing the Alternatives…………………………………………………………………902
Chapter 5: Windows’ Best Free Add‐Ons 905
Windows Universal Apps You Absolutely Must Have………………………..905
File History……………………………………………………………………………….905
VLC Media Player……………………………………………………………………..906
PSI Inspector…………………………………………………………………………….907
LastPass…………………………………………………………………………………..908
Recuva……………………………………………………………………………………..910
The Best of the Rest — All Free…………………………………………………………911
Revo Uninstaller……………………………………………………………………….911
Paint.net…………………………………………………………………………………..911
7‐Zip…………………………………………………………………………………………912
PicPick……………………………………………………………………………………..913
Tixati………………………………………………………………………………………..914
Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or . . . …………………………………915
Other interesting free software…………………………………………………915
You may not need to buy Microsoft Office………………………………..916
Don’t Pay for Software You Don’t Need!…………………………………………….917
Windows 10 has all the antivirus software you need…………………917
Windows 10 doesn’t need a disk defragger……………………………….918
Windows 10 doesn’t need a disk partitioner……………………………..918
Windows 10 doesn’t need a Registry cleaner…………………………….918
Windows 10 doesn’t need a backup program……………………………919
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