Book reviewed by Temmerhorton
OUR RATING CRITERIA
- 1 - Not recommended for reading.
- 2 - Somewhat engaging, book is just OK.
- 3 - Pretty engaging, good book.
- 4 - Engaging, very good book.
- 5 - Really engaging, excellent book.
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.
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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 Resources 10
Chapter 1. Getting to Know Windows 10 12
Using Touchscreens 13
Installation Notes 14
Getting Signed In 15
Local Accounts, Domain Accounts, Microsoft Accounts, Oh My! 17
Getting Around the New Desktops 20
Getting Around the New Start Menu 27
Entering and Exiting Tablet Mode 31
Customizing User Accounts 33
Chapter 2. Customizing the Windows 10 Interface 38
Boosting Your Desktop IQ 39
Making the Start Menu Work for You 54
Making the Taskbar Dance 62
Chapter 3. Personalizing the Appearance of Windows 10 72
Customizing Basic Interfaces 73
Optimizing Backgrounds, Themes and More 82
Chapter 4. Customizing Boot, Startup, and Power Options 118
Customizing Your Computer’s Firmware Interface 118
Getting Firmware and Power Management Information 131
Customizing Startup and Boot Configuration 133
Resolving Restart or Shutdown Issues 156
Chapter 5. Organizing, Searching, and Indexing 161
Exploring Your Computer in New Ways 161
Customizing File Explorer 174
Searching and Indexing Your Computer 185
Fine-Tuning Windows Search 189
Indexing Your Computer 208
Chapter 6. Managing Your Apps 216
Working with Desktop Apps 216
Installing Desktop Programs 224
Managing Desktop Programs and Features 236
Managing Currently Running Apps, Programs and Processes 248
Chapter 7. Tracking System Performance and Health 252
Getting to Know Your Computer’s Hardware 252
Checking Current Performance Levels 257
Event Logging and Viewing 268
Chapter 8. Analyzing and Logging Performance 273
Resolving Failures and Reliability Issues 273
Recording and Analyzing Performance Data 290
Chapter 9. Optimizing Performance Tips and Techniques 304
Optimizing Power Management Settings for Performance 304
Maintaining Performance with Updates 316
Optimizing Performance: Final Tune-up Suggestions 320
Automating Maintenance 333
About the Author 338
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.
Title: Windows 10: The Personal Trainer (The Personal Trainer for Technology)
Author: William Stanek
Length: 341 Pages
Publication Date: 2015-07-29