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Windows 10 Step by Step

Book Description

The quick way to learn Windows 10
This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Windows 10. Jump in wherever you need answers--brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step.

  • Discover fun and functional Windows 10 features!

  • Work with the new, improved Start menu and Start screen

  • Learn about different sign-in methods

  • Put the Cortana personal assistant to work for you

  • Manage your online reading list and annotate articles with the new browser, Microsoft Edge

  • Help safeguard your computer, your information, and your privacy

  • Manage connections to networks, devices, and storage resources

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents
    5. Introduction
      1. Who this book is for
      2. What this book is (and isn’t) about
      3. The Step by Step approach
      4. Download the practice files
      5. Adapt procedures for your environment
      6. Ebook edition
      7. Get support and give feedback
      8. Errata and support
      9. We want to hear from you
      10. Stay in touch
    6. Part 1: The Windows 10 environment
      1. 1. Get started using Windows 10
        1. Start a computing session
        2. Explore the desktop
        3. Explore the taskbar
        4. Explore the Start screen and Start menu
        5. Explore computer settings
        6. Update Windows system files
        7. Manage content and app windows
          1. Resize, hide, and close windows
          2. Move and arrange windows
        8. End a computing session
        9. Skills review
        10. Practice tasks
          1. Start a computing session
          2. Explore the desktop
          3. Explore the taskbar
          4. Explore the Start screen and Start menu
          5. Explore computer settings
          6. Update Windows system files
          7. Manage content and app windows
          8. End a computing session
      2. 2. Personalize your working environment
        1. Configure the Start screen and Start menu
          1. Set the Start screen size
          2. Configure Start menu content
        2. Manage Start screen tiles
        3. Set the desktop background and system colors
          1. Set the desktop background
          2. Set an accent color
        4. Configure the taskbar
          1. Change taskbar appearance
          2. Change taskbar behavior
          3. Display and manage toolbars on the taskbar
        5. Apply and manage themes
        6. Skills review
        7. Practice tasks
          1. Configure the Start screen and Start menu
          2. Manage Start screen tiles
          3. Set the desktop background and system colors
          4. Configure the taskbar
          5. Apply and manage themes
      3. 3. Manage folders and files
        1. Understand files, folders, and libraries
          1. Folders
          2. Libraries
        2. Get to know File Explorer
          1. Work with the standard ribbon tabs
          2. Work with the tool tabs
          3. Work with the Navigation And Search bar
          4. Work with libraries
        3. Change the File Explorer display options
          1. Display and hide panes
          2. Display different views of folders and files
          3. Group folder content
          4. Sort and filter folder content
          5. Change folder options
        4. Create and rename folders and files
        5. Compress folders and files
        6. Move and copy folders and files
        7. Delete and recover folders and files
        8. Work with folder and file properties
          1. View folder properties
          2. Remove file properties
        9. Find specific files
          1. Windows Search
          2. File Explorer Search
        10. Skills review
        11. Practice tasks
          1. Understand files, folders, and libraries
          2. Get to know File Explorer
          3. Change the File Explorer display options
          4. Create and rename folders and files
          5. Compress folders and files
          6. Move and copy folders and files
          7. Delete and recover folders and files
          8. Work with folder and file properties
          9. Find specific files
      4. 4. Work with apps and notifications
        1. Locate and start apps
        2. Explore built-in apps
          1. Productivity and information management apps
          2. Web browsers
          3. Media management apps
          4. Live information apps
          5. Accessories
          6. Utilities for geeks
        3. Install Store apps
          1. Shop at the Windows Store
          2. Manage your Store account and settings
          3. Install, reinstall, and uninstall apps
        4. Manage app shortcuts
          1. Manage Start screen shortcuts
          2. Manage taskbar shortcuts
          3. Manage desktop shortcuts
        5. Manage app startup
        6. Manage app notifications
        7. Skills review
        8. Practice tasks
          1. Locate and start apps
          2. Explore built-in apps
          3. Install Store apps
          4. Manage app shortcuts
          5. Manage app startup
          6. Manage app notifications
      5. 5. Safely and efficiently browse the Internet
        1. Display websites in Microsoft Edge
        2. Find, save, and share information
        3. Manage Microsoft Edge settings
        4. Configure browser security settings
          1. Protect yourself from phishing and malicious sites
          2. Block pop-up windows
        5. Maintain browsing privacy
        6. Troubleshoot browsing issues
        7. Skills review
        8. Practice tasks
          1. Display websites in Microsoft Edge
          2. Find, save, and share information
          3. Manage Microsoft Edge settings
          4. Configure browser security settings
          5. Maintain browsing privacy
          6. Troubleshoot browsing issues
    7. Part 2: Devices and resources
      1. 6. Manage peripheral devices
        1. Understand peripheral devices
          1. Peripheral device terminology
          2. Install peripheral devices
        2. Locate device information
        3. Display your desktop on multiple screens
        4. Set up audio devices
        5. Change the way your mouse works
        6. Change the way your keyboard works
        7. Manage printer connections
        8. Skills review
        9. Practice tasks
          1. Understand peripheral devices
          2. Locate device information
          3. Display your desktop on multiple screens
          4. Set up audio devices
          5. Change the way your mouse works
          6. Change the way your keyboard works
          7. Manage printer connections
      2. 7. Manage network and storage resources
        1. Manage network connections
          1. Connect to a network
          2. Display information about networks and connections
          3. Configure network connection security
          4. Troubleshoot network connections
        2. Manage homegroup connections
        3. Share files on your network
        4. Skills review
        5. Practice tasks
          1. Manage network connections
          2. Manage homegroup connections
          3. Share files on your network
    8. Part 3: Behind the scenes
      1. 8. Manage user accounts and settings
        1. Understand user accounts and permissions
          1. User profiles
          2. User account permissions
          3. Family accounts
          4. User Account Control
        2. Create and manage user accounts
          1. Create and manage family user accounts
          2. Create and manage non-family user accounts
          3. Manage settings for any user account
        3. Manage account pictures and passwords
        4. Customize your sign-in options
        5. Skills review
        6. Practice tasks
          1. Understand user accounts and permissions
          2. Create and manage user accounts
          3. Manage account pictures and passwords
          4. Customize your sign-in options
      2. 9. Manage computer settings
        1. Manage date and time settings
        2. Manage regional and language settings
        3. Manage speech settings
        4. Customize device display settings
        5. Skills review
        6. Practice tasks
          1. Manage date and time settings
          2. Manage regional and language settings
          3. Manage speech settings
          4. Customize device display settings
      3. 10. Manage power and access options
        1. Configure power options
        2. Customize the lock screen
          1. Set the lock screen background
          2. Display app status information on the lock screen
        3. Configure Windows accessibility features
          1. High-contrast settings
          2. Magnifier settings
          3. Narrator and Audio Description settings
          4. Keyboard and mouse settings
        4. Skills review
        5. Practice tasks
          1. Configure power options
          2. Customize the lock screen
          3. Configure Windows accessibility features
      4. 11. Work more efficiently
        1. Configure Quick Action buttons
        2. Get assistance from Cortana
          1. Initialize Cortana
          2. Configure Cortana settings
        3. Search your computer and the web
          1. Search storage locations and the web
          2. Manage Bing content filters
          3. Manage File Explorer search processes
        4. Specify default apps
        5. Organize apps on multiple desktops
        6. Monitor system tasks
        7. Skills review
        8. Practice tasks
          1. Configure Quick Action buttons
          2. Get assistance from Cortana
          3. Search your computer and the web
          4. Specify default apps
          5. Organize apps on multiple desktops
          6. Monitor system tasks
      5. 12. Protect your computer and data
        1. Configure update options
        2. Configure privacy settings
        3. Restore computer functionality
          1. Set and use restore points
          2. Refresh or reset your computer
        4. Back up data to OneDrive
        5. Back up data by using File History
        6. Back up and restore your system
        7. Skills review
        8. Practice tasks
          1. Configure update options
          2. Configure privacy settings
          3. Restore computer functionality
          4. Back up data to OneDrive
          5. Back up data by using File History
          6. Back up and restore your system
    9. Appendix A. Install or upgrade to Windows 10
      1. Where to get Windows 10
      2. Prepare for the update
        1. Prepare your computer
        2. Reserve your copy of Windows 10
      3. Perform the update
      4. After the update
    10. Appendix B. Keyboard shortcuts and touchscreen tips
      1. Keyboard shortcuts
        1. New in Windows 10
        2. Windows keyboard shortcuts
      2. General keyboard shortcuts
      3. Touchscreen tips
    11. Glossary
    12. Index
    13. About the authors
    14. Acknowledgments
    15. Survey