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Windows 8 was a new direction for Microsoft, offering mobile integration, cloud storage, and security enhancements. But some people were unhappy with its design. Windows 8.1 answers these complaints and takes Windows a step further. In this course, David Rivers shows you all its essential features. Take a tour of the interface, review the new file and folder behaviors, and meet the most useful apps, including Calendar, Photos, Maps, and Music. David also shows how to adjust system settings like default programs and volume, work with external devices, and set up networks. The final chapters show you how to keep your computer even more secure with Access Control and Windows Defender, and how to troubleshoot potential issues, like reversing fatal crashes.
Congratulations, you've reached the end of Windows 8.1 Essential Training. You should now be feeling more comfortable in your new Windows 8.1 environment. If you haven't already installed or upgraded to Windows 8.1, this would be your next step. Then, if necessary, get your old files moved over to Windows 8.1 and you're off to the races. If you need help with that check out the migrating to Windows 8 titles at lynda.com. If necessary install your old programs. And remember if they're not Windows 8.1 compatible, they'll run in the old Windows desktop environment just as they always have.
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