Windows 10: The Personal Trainer (The Personal Trainer for Technology)

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Your personalized 350-page guide to Windows 10 from one of the world’s foremost Windows experts. Learn the new Microsoft operating system using this hands-on guide to mastering laptops, tablets, desktops and other computing devices running Windows 10.

Whether you are a casual user, an IT professional or just someone who wants to learn how to use the operating system, you can learn everything you need to conquer the essentials by reading this book. Inside, you’ll find practical advice and step by step procedures, documented examples and much, much more.

One of the goals is to keep the content so concise that this personalized handbook remains compact and easy to navigate while at the same time being packed with as much information as possible.

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Table of Contents


What’s This Book About?8

What Do I Need to Know?9

How Is This Book Organized?9

What Conventions Are Used in This Book?10

Other Resources10

Chapter 1. Getting to Know Windows 1012

Using Touchscreens13

Installation Notes14

Getting Signed In15

Local Accounts, Domain Accounts, Microsoft Accounts, Oh My!17

Getting Around the New Desktops20

Getting Around the New Start Menu27

Entering and Exiting Tablet Mode31

Customizing User Accounts33

Chapter 2. Customizing the Windows 10 Interface38

Boosting Your Desktop IQ39

Making the Start Menu Work for You54

Making the Taskbar Dance62

Chapter 3. Personalizing the Appearance of Windows 1072

Customizing Basic Interfaces73

Optimizing Backgrounds, Themes and More82

Chapter 4. Customizing Boot, Startup, and Power Options118

Customizing Your Computer’s Firmware Interface118

Getting Firmware and Power Management Information131

Customizing Startup and Boot Configuration133

Resolving Restart or Shutdown Issues156

Chapter 5. Organizing, Searching, and Indexing161

Exploring Your Computer in New Ways161

Customizing File Explorer174

Searching and Indexing Your Computer185

Fine-Tuning Windows Search189

Indexing Your Computer208

Chapter 6. Managing Your Apps216

Working with Desktop Apps216

Installing Desktop Programs224

Managing Desktop Programs and Features236

Managing Currently Running Apps, Programs and Processes248

Chapter 7. Tracking System Performance and Health252

Getting to Know Your Computer’s Hardware252

Checking Current Performance Levels257

Event Logging and Viewing268

Chapter 8. Analyzing and Logging Performance273

Resolving Failures and Reliability Issues273

Recording and Analyzing Performance Data290

Chapter 9. Optimizing Performance Tips and Techniques304

Optimizing Power Management Settings for Performance304

Maintaining Performance with Updates316

Optimizing Performance: Final Tune-up Suggestions320

Automating Maintenance333

About the Author338

What’s This Book About?

Windows 10: The Personal Trainer covers all editions of Windows 10. In this book, I teach you how features work, why they work the way they do, and how to customize them to meet your needs. I also offer specific examples of how certain features can meet your needs, and how you can use other features to troubleshoot and resolve issues you might have. In addition, this book provides tips, best practices, and examples of how to fine-tune all major aspects of Windows 10. This book won’t just teach you how to configure Windows 10; it will teach you how to squeeze every last bit of power out of it and make the most of the features and options it includes.

Book Details

Title: Windows 10: The Personal Trainer (The Personal Trainer for Technology)


Length: 341 Pages

Language: English

Publication Date: 2015-07-29

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