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Microsoft Windows 8

Video Description

In this video based Microsoft Windows 8 training course for, Erin Olsen teaches you how to take advantage of the enhanced and new features that you will find in this latest Windows release. No previous experience is required to get the most out of this tutorial, as Erin breaks even complex operations down into easy to understand steps that anyone can absorb quickly and easily.
Erin begins with the basics of logging in and then guides you through a tour of the new Windows interface. You will learn how to manage files and folders and how to use Windows 8 Apps. Erin teaches you how to use the music App, as well as work with the Photo and Video Apps. You will master the Windows 8 messaging App, sending and receiving email, and getting organized with the calendar. This computer based training course also covers topics such as using the Internet, sharing your data, keeping your data secure, securing the computer for family-safe use, and finally, properly maintaining your Windows computer to keep it operating at peak efficiency.
Once you have completed this tutorial video you will have learned how to effectively use Windows 8 to make your life easier. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting In Touch With The Windows 8 Interface
    1. What You Will Learn 00:04:55
    2. How To Use The Working Files 00:02:10
    3. First Things First 00:07:04
    4. More Than Just A Lock Screen 00:03:06
    5. Logging On To Windows 8 00:02:13
    6. Exploring The Start Screen 00:06:48
    7. Manipulating Windows 8 Screens 00:07:26
    8. Changing Tile Sizes On The Start Screen 00:02:17
    9. Deleting And Adding Tiles On The Start Screen 00:03:42
    10. Controlling Live Tiles 00:03:18
    11. Rearranging And Grouping Tiles On The Start Screen 00:05:32
    12. Accessing And Using Charms 00:04:23
    13. Searching For Apps Settings And Files 00:06:42
    14. Accessing The Traditional Desktop 00:03:10
    15. Using The Desktop Taskbar 00:02:27
    16. Multitasking Windows 8 Style 00:09:31
    17. Calling It Quits 00:05:58
  2. Making Windows 8 Our Own
    1. Personalizing The Lock Screen 00:05:09
    2. Personalizing The Start Screen 00:03:24
    3. Pinning Programs To The Task Bar 00:03:41
    4. Creating Desktop Shortcuts 00:04:01
    5. Working With Jump Lists 00:06:51
    6. Modifying Date, Time, And Clocks 00:05:40
    7. Accessing The Secret System Menu 00:01:53
    8. Optimizing Power Plans 00:07:01
    9. Changing Screen Resolution 00:05:27
  3. Managing Files And Folders
    1. Exploring File Explorer 00:08:08
    2. Configuring Libraries 00:10:45
    3. Modifying Folder Properties 00:06:51
    4. Creating File And Folder Shortcuts 00:05:40
    5. Modifying User Folder Locations 00:05:07
    6. Sharing Files From File Explorer 00:02:41
    7. Burning Files To CDs And DVDs 00:03:15
    8. Using Easy Access Options 00:03:13
    9. Managing The Recycle Bin 00:06:38
  4. Using Windows 8 Apps
    1. Using Windows 8 Apps 00:11:26
    2. Listening With The Music App 00:07:56
    3. Working With The Photo App 00:05:54
    4. Viewing With The Video App 00:03:37
  5. Enjoying Multimedia
    1. Exploring The Media Player Interface 00:05:49
    2. Ripping CDs To Digital 00:06:03
    3. Creating And Burning Playlists 00:06:49
    4. Sharing Media With Media Player 00:08:33
  6. Reaching Out With Windows Apps
    1. Connecting To Others With The People App 00:07:58
    2. Linking Social Sites To The People App 00:05:18
    3. Using The Windows 8 Messaging App 00:07:49
    4. Getting Oriented To The Mail App 00:06:56
    5. Sending E-Mail Messages With The Mail App 00:05:49
    6. Getting Organized With The Calendar App 00:07:34
  7. Enhancing Our Experience With The Windows Store
    1. Discovering The Windows Store 00:04:23
    2. Searching The Store And Finding Free Apps 00:04:18
    3. Exploring The App Listing Page 00:04:25
    4. Installing Apps From The Windows Store 00:03:21
    5. Keeping Windows 8 Store Apps Updated 00:02:58
  8. Connecting To Networks And The Internet
    1. Accessing The Network And Sharing Center 00:03:42
    2. Designating A Computer And Workgroup Name 00:05:15
    3. Connecting To A Wireless Network 00:05:45
    4. Changing A Network Profile 00:02:42
    5. The Two Faces Of Internet Explorer 10 - Part 1 00:04:30
    6. The Two Faces Of Internet Explorer 10 - Part 2 00:08:15
  9. Keeping Windows 8 And Data Secure
    1. Adding A Picture To User Accounts 00:03:24
    2. Changing User Account Types 00:05:48
    3. Changing User Account Passwords 00:02:24
    4. Creating A Picture Password 00:05:31
    5. Creating A PIN For Accessing User Accounts 00:02:06
    6. Bypassing Or Enhancing The Logon Process 00:05:15
    7. Adding And Deleting User Accounts 00:06:40
  10. Sharing Data And Resources
    1. Creating A Homegroup 00:03:28
    2. Joining And Leaving A Homegroup 00:03:13
    3. Identifying And Changing The Homegroup Password 00:04:17
    4. Accessing Homegroup Resources 00:03:38
    5. Sharing Drives Folders And Files 00:05:10
    6. Sharing Printers 00:05:09
  11. Keeping Families Safe
    1. Enabling Family Safety Features For User Accounts 00:05:17
    2. Restricting Access To Websites, The Store, Games, And Apps 00:10:12
    3. Setting Time Limits On Computer Use 00:04:47
    4. Reviewing Activity Reports For Family Safety 00:05:15
  12. Easing Use Of Your Computer
    1. Getting To Know Ease Of Access Options 00:07:05
    2. Getting Closer With The Magnifier 00:02:44
    3. Listening With The Narrator 00:03:52
    4. Enabling And Training Speech Recognition 00:08:24
  13. Maintaining Windows 8
    1. Associating File Extensions With Applications 00:06:15
    2. Checking What Is Running With Task Manager 00:09:29
    3. Managing Start-Up Programs 00:03:36
    4. Running Programs As An Administrator 00:05:46
    5. The Control Panel Revisited Windows 8 Style 00:07:00
    6. Adding And Removing Windows Features 00:03:08
    7. Defragmenting The Hard Drive 00:04:33
    8. Enabling And Configuring Windows Firewall 00:07:16
    9. Using Windows Defender 00:06:15
    10. Reviewing The Action Center 00:04:34
    11. Synchronizing Windows 8 Settings Between Devices 00:05:08
    12. Enabling Reviewing, Restoring, And Using File History 00:07:43
    13. Troubleshooting, Refreshing, And Resetting Windows 8 00:13:01
  14. About The Author
    1. About The Author 00:08:27