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Windows 8 For Dummies Video Course

Video Description

Windows 8 brings a whole new interface to the Windows operating system, including the start screen, tiles, and touch screen operation for tablets. Follow along through the 63 handy videos in this course for basic overviews and step-by-step instruction covering the essentials of Windows 8. You’ll discover how to get started, use the start screen and the desktop, get things done online, manage photos, play music, customize Windows, and much more.

Table of Contents

  1. Lesson 1
    1. What's New in Windows 8 00:02:23
    2. Which Version of Windows Do I Have? 00:02:39
    3. Windows 8 on a Tablet 00:02:10
    4. Using the Help System 00:02:52
    5. Creating a Microsoft Account 00:02:19
    6. Setting Your Windows 8 Password 00:03:02
    7. Signing Off and Shutting Down Windows 8 00:02:47
  2. Lesson 2
    1. Navigating the Start Screen 00:02:58
    2. Accessing Your Account 00:01:49
    3. Opening the Charms Bar 00:02:11
    4. Viewing and Arranging Apps 00:03:59
    5. Starting Apps from the Start Screen 00:02:47
    6. Organizing Your Apps 00:02:43
  3. Lesson 3
    1. Finding the Desktop 00:01:21
    2. Basic Windows Mechanics 00:12:01
    3. Customizing the Desktop 00:03:09
    4. Browsing Your PC Files 00:03:46
    5. Working from the Taskbar 00:03:47
    6. Adding Favorites and Shortcuts 00:03:11
  4. Lesson 4
    1. Choosing a Default Program 00:02:26
    2. Opening and Saving a Document 00:03:59
    3. Installing an App 00:01:33
    4. Finding Lost Files and Apps 00:04:01
    5. Working with a Printer 00:04:47
    6. Saving to Storage Devices 00:06:04
    7. Using Microsoft SkyDrive 00:04:54
  5. Lesson 5
    1. Connecting to the Internet 00:04:29
    2. Navigating with Internet Explorer 00:05:49
    3. Finding Things on the Internet 00:01:56
    4. Saving Information from the Internet 00:04:45
    5. Windows 8's E-Mail Options 00:04:13
    6. Adding Your Social Media Accounts 00:03:05
    7. Managing Mail, Contacts, and Calendar 00:04:30
    8. Corresponding with Mail App 00:04:44
    9. Staying Safe Online 00:07:17
    10. Setting Up Family Safety 00:04:04
  6. Lesson 6
    1. Accessing the Control Panel 00:05:37
    2. Changing Windows 8's Appearance 00:05:20
    3. Adding and Removing Programs 00:03:02
    4. Modifying Windows 8 for Accessibility 00:03:07
    5. Backing Up Windows 8 00:02:05
    6. Cleaning Up Windows 8 00:02:40
    7. Creating User Accounts 00:02:59
  7. Lesson 7
    1. Setting Up a Network 00:03:58
    2. Creating a Homegroup 00:02:43
    3. Sharing Across a Network 00:03:38
    4. Sharing a Printer 00:01:14
  8. Lesson 8
    1. Adding Photos to Windows 8 00:03:28
    2. Browsing Photos with Windows 8 00:05:42
    3. Finding Photos on Your Computer 00:03:05
    4. Taking Photos with the Camera App 00:02:52
    5. Sharing Photos 00:02:31
  9. Lesson 9
    1. Using the Music App 00:02:24
    2. Using the Media Player 00:03:36
    3. Stocking Your Music Library 00:02:44
    4. Controlling Now Playing Items 00:02:39
    5. Playing CDs 00:01:42
    6. Playing Songs, Videos, and Internet Radio 00:03:26
    7. Creating Playlists 00:01:58
    8. Copying and Creating CDs 00:04:25
  10. Lesson 10
    1. Ten Common Problems and How to Fix Them 00:10:40
    2. Ten Helpful Windows Apps 00:04:24
    3. Not Quite Ten Tips for Laptop and Tablet Users 00:02:45