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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.
If you have a premium membership with lynda.com, you'll have access to the exercise files. And the exercise files allow you to follow along with me, step by step. So if you plan on using them, I highly recommend placing them in a convenient location like the desktop here. And when you double-click this folder, you'll see a list of different types of files we'll be using as we move through some of the movies in the various chapters in this title. Now if you don't have access to the exercise files, not to worry. You can still follow along using some of your own files.
Or you could still learn lots by simply sitting back, relaxing, and watching.
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