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Windows 8.1 For Dummies Video Training Course

Video Description

Windows 8.1 brings some welcome tweaks to the Windows operating system, including more ways to customize the interface and boot operations, a new start button that reveals apps, greater integration between the two interfaces, and app updates. Follow along through the 36 handy videos in this course for basic overviews and step-by-step instruction covering the essentials of Windows 8.1. 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 00:03:21
    2. Creating a Microsoft Account 00:02:26
    3. Setting Your Windows 8 Password 00:02:48
    4. Signing Out, Shutting Down, and Restarting Windows 8 00:02:51
  2. Lesson 2
    1. Navigating the Windows 8 Start Screen 00:02:42
    2. Accessing Your Account in Windows 8 00:01:59
    3. Accessing the Charm Bar in Windows 8 00:01:45
    4. Viewing and Arranging Windows 8 Apps and Programs 00:03:07
    5. Starting Apps from the Windows Start Screen 00:02:12
    6. Organizing Your Apps on the Windows Start screen 00:02:22
  3. Lesson 3
    1. Finding the Windows 8 Desktop 00:01:56
    2. Basic Windows Mechanics 00:11:01
    3. Changing the Look of the Windows Desktop 00:03:08
    4. Browsing Your PC Files 00:03:25
    5. Working from the Windows Taskbar 00:04:01
    6. Adding Favorites and Shortcuts to the Windows Desktop 00:03:38
  4. Lesson 4
    1. Choosing and Installing New Apps 00:02:10
    2. Using Windows 8.1’s Mail App 00:04:23
    3. Monitoring your Social media accounts 00:02:36
    4. Adding and Viewing Photos 00:05:44
    5. Using Music Apps 00:02:02
    6. Finding Lost Apps, Files, and Everything Else 00:03:20
  5. Lesson 5
    1. Connecting to the Internet 00:04:32
    2. Navigating with Internet Explorer 00:04:32
    3. Finding Things on the Internet 00:02:58
    4. Saving Information from the Internet 00:05:38
    5. Staying Safe Online 00:06:45
    6. Setting Up Family Safety 00:05:10
  6. Lesson 6
    1. Accessing Windows 8.1’s Control Panels 00:04:56
    2. Changing Windows 8.1’s Appearance and Other Settings 00:05:33
    3. Adding and Removing Programs 00:03:00
    4. Choosing a Default Program 00:02:15
    5. Working with a Printer 00:04:50
    6. Working with Flash Drives and Other Storage 00:05:58
    7. Using Microsoft SkyDrive 00:04:46
    8. Backing Up Windows 8.1 00:02:09
    9. Cleaning Up Windows 8.1 00:02:42
    10. Creating User Accounts 00:03:10
  7. Lesson 7
    1. Ten (or So) Solutions to Common Problems 00:10:02
    2. Ten Tips for Laptop and Tablet Users 00:03:14