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Windows 8

Windows 8 Beginner Level 1


00. Intro (8:24)

01. About Windows 8 (11:29)
What is Windows
History of Windows Versions
Different Editions of Windows 8
Extra Features in Windows 8 Professional
32 vs. 64 Bit Windows

02. What's New in Windows 8 (16:24)
New Features
Enhanced Features
What's Missing from Windows 8
Should You Upgrade?
PC, Laptop, or Tablet?
Upgrade Specs for Windows 8

03. The Start Menu (15:01)
Click vs. Tap Terminology
Lock Screen
Logging On
Start Menu
Tiles
Live Tiles
Run an App
Close an App
All Apps
Unpin From Start
Pin To Start
Resize Tiles
Move Tiles
Pinch to Zoom
Zoomed Out Tile View
Charms Bar Overview
Lock
Sign Out
Shut Down Computer

04. The Desktop (10:36)
Windows Desktop
A "Window"
Icons & Shortcuts
Taskbar
Notification Area
Where's the Start Button?
Close
Maximize, Minimize, Restore
Move, Resize Windows
Snap to Sides
ALT-F4 to Close Program
Open WordPad
Find App by Typing Name
The Windows Key
Pin to TaskBar
Unpin from TaskBar

05. Apps & Programs (20:30)
Difference Between App Types
Rundown of Included Apps
Pin Common Programs
Windows Store
Search For Apps
Download Solitaire
Local vs. Microsoft Account
Setup Microsoft Account
Verify Email Address
Open App List
Swipe in from Left
ALT-TAB Cycle
WIN-TAB Cycle

06. Useful Apps 1 (13:50)
Internet Explorer Desktop
Internet Explorer App
Browse the Web
Address Bar
People App
Mail App
Setting up a Gmail Account
Connecting Gmail to Mail App
Reading Mail
Sending Mail
Responding to Mail

07. Useful Apps 2 (17:24)
Calendar
Create Appointment
Maps App
Photo App
Save a Picture from Web
Turn Off Live Tiles
News App
Custom Sections
Pick News Sources
Sports App
Weather App
Use Your Location
Bing App
Travel App
Music App
Search For an Artist
Set up an XBox Account

08. Useful Apps 3 (10:20)
WordPad
Typing a Letter
Saving to Documents Folder
Loading from Documents Folder
File Explorer
Documents Library
Deleting a Document
Recycle Bin
SkyDrive
Upload a Document
Calculator
Notepad

09. Configuring Windows 1 (10:22)
Change PC Settings
Lock Screen
Start Screen
Account Picture
Change Password
Add a User
Set up a Kids Account
Switch User
Notifications
Search Options
General
Date & Time, Time Zone
Privacy
Wireless, Airplane Mode
Sync Your Settings
Windows Update

10. Configuring Windows 2 (17:01)
Control Panel
Date & Time
Internet Time Servers
Display Size
Resolution
Mouse Settings
Left-Handed Mouse Settings
Pointer Options
Windows Defender
Background Virus Scanning
Windows Firewall
Windows Update
Don't Automatically Update
Desktop > Personalize
Desktop Icon Settings
Desktop Background
Windows Themes
Screen Savers

11. Custom Changes (17:28)
Rick's Personal Preferences
Get Your Start Button Back
Classic Shell
Downloading Files
Changes to Keyboard Shortcuts
Change TaskBar
QuickLaunch Toolbar
Create a Shortcut Folder
Lock the TaskBar
Other Recommended Programs
Google Chrome
WinAmp
VLC Media Player

12. Review (3:07)
 
Windows 7 & Vista

Windows Vista 101


00. Introduction (5:10)

01. About Windows (5:52)
What is Windows
History of Windows
Flavors (Versions) of Vista
What Version's Right For You

02. Whats New in Vista (6:02)
New Features in Vista
Search & Indexing
Native DVD Burning
Built-In Parental Controls
Improved Security
Calendar & Contacts Manager
Junk Mail Filtering
Lots of Little Enhancements

03. Getting Started (6:48)
Logging On to Vista
The Windows Desktop
What is a Window
Icons & Shortcuts
The Taskbar
Notification Area / System Tray
The Start Button
QuickLaunch Bar
Close a Window

04. The Mouse (7:04)
Using a Mouse
Gripping the Mouse
Mouse Pointer
Pointing
Clicking
Right-Clicking
Double-Clicking
Clicking-And-Dragging
Moving Objects
Scroll Wheels
Optional Mouse Buttons

05. Start Menu Tour (5:49)
Using a Mouse
Different Features Based on Vista Version
Program Icons
Personal User Folders
Documents, Pictures, etc.
How Vista Start Menu is Easier to Navigate
Buttons to Log Off Windows
Switch User, Log Off, Lock, Restart
Sleep, Hibernate, Shut Down

06. Using a Window (8:28)
Parts of a Window
Minimize, Maximize
Move, Resize, Close Windows
Manipulating Windows With the Taskbar
Search Box
Navigation Pane
Title Bar
Details Pane
Scroll Bar
Where is the Menu Bar?

07. Solitaire (15:12)
How to Play Solitaire
Why Play Solitaire?
Starting Solitaire
Practicing Mouse Techniques

08. Shortcuts (10:59)
What is a Shortcut
Creating a Desktop Shortcut
QuickLaunch Shortcuts
Moving Icons from Start Menu
Right-Click and Drag
Create Shortcuts Here
Renaming Shortcuts
Show Desktop Button
Switch Between Windows also ALT-TAB
How to Turn the QuickLaunch Toolbar on
How to Add Icons to the QuickLaunch Bar
Delete Icons from QuickLaunch
What is the Recycle Bin

09. Review (4:05)
 

Windows Vista 102


00. Introduction (2:59)

01. Customizing Windows (14:12)
System Clock
Changing Time & Date
Windows Appearance
Custom Background
Classic Start Menu
Classic Windows Folders
User Account Control

02. Sidebar (9:21)
Windows Sidebar
Gadgets
Turning the Sidebar On
Turning a Gadget Off
Moving a Gadget
Gadget Options
CPU Meter
Notes Gadget
The Weather Gadget
Changing Your Location
Getting More Gadgets Online
Keep the Sidebar on Top of Other Windows
Detaching Gadgets from the Sidebar
Turning the Sidebar Off

03. Using Wordpad (18:09)
Writing a Letter
Saving & Opening a File
Deleting a File
Recycle Bin
Printing Your Letter
Selecting Text
Changing Fonts
Font Size
Bold, Italics, Underline
Changing Font Color
Center, Left Justify, Right Justify
Print Preview
Opening the Recycle Bin
Undeleting a File from the Recycle Bin
Right-Click, Restore a File
Emptying the Recycle Bin - Secure Delete
How Often Should You Empty the Recycle Bin?

04. Windows Search (4:36)
Why is Windows Vista Search Better
How Windows Searches Inside Documents
Search for Programs
Background Indexing
Search the Internet
Search Boxes in Folders

05. Internet Explorer (14:10)
Visiting a Web Page
Hyperlinks
Back and Forward Buttons
Favorites
Adding a Favorite
Searching the Web
Google
YouTube
Popular Plugins
What is Microsoft Phishing Filter
Adobe Flash Player
Information Toolbar
Playing Videos
List of Safe Plugins
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Real Player
Quicktime Player

06. Windows Mail (18:57)
Setting up an Email Account
Sending Email
Receiving Email
Dealing with Attachments
Creating Contacts
Mail Servers
Different Mail Folders
Inbox, Outbox, Sent Mail, Deleted Items
TO, CC, BCC
Windows Junk Mail Filter

09. Review (2:26)
 

Windows XP, 2000, 98

Windows 101


Basic Definitions
Hardware v. Software
Computer terms
Megabyte, Gigabyte
Computer Components
Hard Drives
Memory
Motherboards
Using a Keyboard
Using a Mouse
Click
Double-Click
Click-and-Drag
Software
Ergonomics
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Proper Shut Down
 

Windows 102


Log on to Windows
Windows Desktop
Icons
Start Programs
Keyboard
Mouse
Start Menu
Solitaire
Practice Your Mouse Skills
Click
Double-Click
Click-And-Drag
Parts of a Windows
Move Window
Resize Window
Close Window
Maximize
Minimize
Restore Window
Control Menu
Control Box
Menus
Text Boxes
Command Buttons
Option Groups
Check Boxes
Help System
WordPad
Word Processor
Create a Business Letter
Save Files
Print
Shut Down
Log Out
 

Windows 110


Log on to Windows
Windows Desktop
Icons
Start Programs
Keyboard
Mouse
Start Menu
Solitaire
Practice Your Mouse Skills
Click
Double-Click
Click-And-Drag
Parts of a Windows
Move Window
Resize Window
Close Window
Maximize
Minimize
Restore Window
Control Menu
Control Box
Menus
Text Boxes
Command Buttons
Option Groups
Check Boxes
Help System
Shortcuts
Create Icons
Recycle Bin
System Clock
Windows Themes
Activating Windows
Shut Down
Log Out
 

Windows 120


Lesson 1.
Files and Folders
Types of Files
Browsing My Computer
Understanding Drive Letters
Exploring Drives

Lesson 2.
Folders on C:
Opening a Folder
Going UP to the previous folder
Folder Views (details, etc.)
Understanding C:\ drive
Folder Heirarchy
Why Desktop is the top folder

Lesson 3.
Windows Explorer
Navigating Folders
Using the + and -
Make a Shortcut to Win Explorer
Win-E
Understanding File Extensions
Common Extension Types
Turning on File Extensions View
Virus Prevention Tips
Dangerous File Types

Lesson 4.
Create a new file with WordPad
Launching WordPad
Saving your File
Saving As a different filename

Lesson 5.
Opening Files by Double-Clicking
Copy & Paste
Copying a File
Deleting a File

Lesson 6.
Creating a Folder
Cut and Paste Files to Folder
Understanding Copy, Cut, & Paste
Moving Files by Dragging
Selecting Multiple Files (CTRL)

Lesson 7.
Creating more folders
Selecting Multiple Files (SHIFT)
More file copying tricks
Moving a Folder
Folder View Types (Details, etc.)
Benefits of Details
Sorting by Detail Columns
Filmstrip View Type for Pictures
Thumbnails
Setting ALL Folders to look the same

Lesson 8.
Creating Subfolders
Organizational Tips
Moving folders
Undo
Deleting folders
Selecting by Lassoing
Select All (CTRL-A)

Lesson 9.
Creating Shortcuts to Commonly Used Files
Keyboard Shortcuts: Copy, Cut, Paste, Undo
Creating a Blank Letter Template
Open With to select an application to open a file
Copy & Paste Shortcut
Creating a Folder on Desktop
Warning about Making Backups

Lesson 10.
Recycle Bin
Right-Click Explore on any folder
Deleting a File
Examining the Recycle Bin
Restoring a File
Permanently Deleting a File (SHIFT)
Deleting a File in the Recycle Bin
Emptying the Recycle Bin
Reasons to Empty Recycle Bin
Properties for the Recycle Bin

 

Windows 121


01. Introduction to Accessories
What are the Accessories?
Why we need them?
Using the Calculator - standard mode
Using the Calculator - scientific mode
Activating the QuickLaunch Bar
Unlocking the TaskBar / Toolbars
Show Desktop Button

02. Notepad
What is Notepad
Create Notepad shortcut on QuickLaunch Bar
How to use Notepad
Using Notepad to create "sticky notes" on your desktop

03. Wordpad
What is Wordpad
Wordpad v. Microsoft Word
Write a basic business letter
Editing text
Changing format (font, size, etc)
Bullets
Saving files
Creating folders in Wordpad
Printing
Page Setup
Right-Click... Open With

04. Paint
All of the different Paint tools (selection, pen, eraser, fill, line, etc.)
Creating a basic map in Paint
Inserting the map into our WordPad document (directions)
Changing the default application to open a file using Open With...

05. Other Accessories
Address Book
Creating Contacts & Groups
Command Prompt - what it is
Overview of the Accessibility items
Overview of the Entertainment items
System Tools - Disk Cleanup to free up disk space

 

Windows 201


00. Introduction

01. Lesson 1
Accessibility Options
StickyKeys
FilterKeys
ToggleKeys
SoundSentry
ShowSounds
Display Options
Cursor Options
MouseKeys
Add Hardware Wizard (Why Not to Use)

02. Lesson 2
Add or Remove Programs
Removing an Application
Add or Remove Windows Components

03. Lesson 3
Administrative Tools - Don't Touch
Date and Time
Changing Date & Time
Internet Synchronization
Opening from System Clock
Display Properties, Part 1
Themes
Background Colors
Background Images
Customize Desktop
Desktop Icons
Desktop Cleanup Wizard
Active Desktop - Don't Use It
Getting a Background Pic from the Internet

04. Lesson 4
Display Properties, Part 2
Screen Saver
Appearance
Changing individual component colors, sizes
Settings
Screen Resolution
Color Quality

05. Lesson 5
Folder Options
Show Common Tasks
Windows Classic Folders
Open In Own Window
Single v. Double Click to Open
Folder Views
Show Hidden Files
Hide File Extensions
File Types - Brief Disccusion
Offline Files - Brief Discussion
Fonts
Game Controllers

06. Lesson 6
Keyboard Options
Repeat Delay
Repeat Rate
Cursor Blink Rate
Mouse Options
Button Configuration
Double-click speed
ClickLock
Pointers
Pointer Options
Power Options
Power Settings

07. Lesson 7
Printers
Viewing the Print Queue
Cancelling Print Jobs
Regional and Language Options
Number, Date Formats
Dealing with 2-digit Years
Language Options
Sound and Audio Devices
Changing System Sounds
Sound Schemes
System
Brief Overview - Don't Use
Taskbar & Start Menu
Settings & Options

08. Review
 
 

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