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1/25/2013 8:05:48 PM
Windows 8 Beginner 1
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Do you need to learn Windows 8? Whether you've recently purchased a new PC with Windows 8 on it, or you have a little experience with older versions of Windows, or you just want to see what the new features of Windows 8 are, this class is for you.

  - History & Versions of Windows
  - What's New in Windows 8
  - The New Start Menu
  - Windows Modern Interface
  - Apps & Programs
  - Configuring Windows 8
  - PC Settings, Control Panel
  - Customizing Windows 8
  - Virus Scan, Firewall, Security

Click here for more information on Windows 8 Beginner Level 1, including a course outline, sample videos, and more.

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Windows 8 Beginner 1 Comment from Sharon @ 5/21/2014
The best course I have EVER taken!!!  There was not one thing that I did not understand after you explained it.  I want some more!!!!
Thank you sooooo  much!
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Windows 8 Beginner 1 Comment from Betty Lang @ 5/3/2014
The course was just great!Love classic shell and my new 'old' start menu! Can't wait for the next course.
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Windows 8 1 Comment from Peggie Sutterer @ 3/24/2014
You commented back in October 13 you were going to be working on windows 8.1 what is up with that?  I just got new computer upgraded the installed 8 to 8.1.

Reply from Richard Rost:

Still in the works. Finishing up an Access Seminar right now. Windows 8.1 will be coming as soon as I can - lots of demand for it, so it's high on the priority list.

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Windows 8.1 Comment from Fred Gordon @ 10/20/2013
I have upgraded to 8.1 and am having trouble finding "user" option under settings to change my there a 8.1 video out yet?

Reply from Richard Rost:

Fred, I have not installed 8.1 yet. I've read that there are a lot of bugs with it, and I'm going to be busy with Access tutorials for the next couple of weeks. I plan to dive into 8.1 in November.
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Windows 8 Comment from Tom Lehmann @ 8/26/2013
Hi Richard,
I just finished your tutorial for windows 8.  Wow, I went from major dislike of windows 8 to loving it after your course.  I wish it was built into my machine when I bought it or an App.
Thanks so much I will keep you in mind on other training.  Also I lived in Buffalo until I was 18 so I know how you feel about winter.  I now live in Florida.  Tom

Reply from Richard Rost:

Thanks, Tom. Yes, once you configure Windows 8 to NOT look like Windows 8 anymore, it really is a great OS. I know what you mean about Florida. The wife and I are thinking about it ourselves. :)
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Windows 8 Lessons Comment from Kevin Wratt @ 8/17/2013
Hi, Richard, I have just reviewed your Win 8 Lessons - fantastic, very well presented, and very clear easily followed.
Thanks very much, I have just setup Win8 on an ex XP computer for a couple who are in their 70's and have referred your lessons to them. Thanks from the land of the Kiwi  - NZ

Reply from Richard Rost:

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed.
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linux under windows 8 Comment from Alex Hedley @ 5/31/2013
Do you have a virtual machine?
You could use
And install the os on that

Or partition and dual boot
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linux under windows 8 Comment from brian @ 5/30/2013
Hell, is there any way possible i can install linux fedora with window 8, everyone online believe it is nearly impossible. If it is possible, how should i go about installing linux under windows 8

Reply from Richard Rost:

I can't help you with this one. My Linux experience is limited.
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Windows 8 Beginner 1 Comment from Cathy @ 2/11/2013
Just finished the Windows 8 course - OUTSTANDING!! Recommend to anyone who wants to just dive in - great customization in the tutorial  - love the start button and desktop options!  Make your transition to 8 fun not frustrating - order it now!

Reply from Richard Rost:

Thanks, Cathy.
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Windows 8 Beginner 1 Comment from Steve Cousins @ 1/30/2013
Hey Richard,

This is great and I like how you have give a overview of the changes through the version of Windows to todays Win8. I'll be order some cd's for my some of my staff and friends as this will be a great overview of what to expect in the changes from previous version which like you I hope Microsoft puts back the start button as I already see a major load of question about that alone when we start to deploy Win8 which I hope is a ways out as I just got my copy today to start testing on one of my home PC. That's where I do a lot of my testing and learning as it makes it easier and without messing up my office PC's which are running older Application and now with Apps that's going to be a big change alone to handle. Be sending you something soon and thanks again for all your great work. God Bless...Steve
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