Review: Windows 8.1 For Dummies

win81-for-dummiesIn my opinion, Windows 8.1 is a vast improvement over Windows 8 because of the tweaks Microsoft has made in order to make it work more like previous versions of Windows.

But even after all the tweaks, the look and feel of the Windows 8.1 Start Screen as well as the new menu structures ensures that Win 8.1 still comes with a fairly steep learning curve.

I have read several great books on configuring and using Windows 8.1 in recent weeks, and as expected, Windows 8.1 For Dummies is one of my favorites.

I have always liked the way the “Dummies” series of computer books cuts through the fog of all the tech jargon that’s out there and explains things in ways that are easy to understand and follow. I can tell you that this excellent volume on Windows 8.1 follows that same tried and true recipe. 

While Windows 8.1 for Dummies won’t turn you into a Windows guru (that is not the aim of the Dummies books), it will certainly teach you everything you need to know in order to use Microsoft’s latest operating system in an efficient and productive manner. Author Andy Rathbone’s unique and engaging teaching style will have you actually enjoying this book and not simply thinking of its use as a chore to be endured.

The topics covered include everything from booting the PC and logging into Windows to troubleshooting and fixing common problems. In between, you’ll learn virtually everything you need to know about every aspect of using Windows 8.1 to complete most any computing task that you can think of.

Bottom Line: If I was new to Windows 8.1 and could only buy one guide for learning how to use it in the most efficient manner possible, it would be Windows 8.1 For Dummies.

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