Windows 8 Hacks: Tips & Tools For Unlocking The Power Of Tablets And Desktops

byPreston Gralla

Paperback | December 22, 2012

Windows 8 Hacks: Tips & Tools For Unlocking The Power Of Tablets And Desktops by Preston Gralla
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Windows 8 is quite different than previous Microsoft operating systems, but it’s still eminently hackable. With this book, you’ll learn how to make a variety of modifications, from speeding up boot time and disabling the Lock screen to hacking native apps and running Windows 8 on a Mac. And that’s just the beginning. You’ll find more than 100 standalone hacks on performance, multimedia, networking, the cloud, security, email, hardware, and more. Not only will you learn how to use each hack, you’ll also discover why it works.

  • Add folders and other objects to the Start screen
  • Run other Windows versions inside Windows 8
  • Juice up performance and track down bottlenecks
  • Use the SkyDrive cloud service to sync your files everywhere
  • Speed up web browsing and use other PCs on your home network
  • Secure portable storage and set up a virtual private network
  • Hack Windows 8 Mail and services such as Outlook
  • Combine storage from different devices into one big virtual disk
  • Take control of Window 8 setting with the Registry
Preface; How to Use This Book; How This Book Is Organized; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; Safari® Books Online; How to Contact Us; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Setup and Startup Hacks; 1.1 Disable Windows 8's Lock Screen; 1.2 Hack Your Way Through the Lock Screen; 1.3 Speed Up Boot Time; 1.4 Speed Up Startup by Halt...
Title:Windows 8 Hacks: Tips & Tools For Unlocking The Power Of Tablets And DesktopsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:424 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.93 inShipping dimensions:424 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.93 inPublished:December 22, 2012Publisher:O'Reilly MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1449325750

ISBN - 13:9781449325756

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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