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Windows 8 - What you need to know

Course Summary

Make the most of Windows 8, using both Modern UI and Desktop interfaces

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    Course Syllabus

    • Discover Windows 8
      • Introduction
      • Is your PC ready for Windows 8?
      • The benefits of Windows 8
      • Starting, shutting down and restarting your PC
      • Logging in to your computer
      • Two worlds in a single OS
      • How to close Windows 8 applications?
      • Where is the Start button?
      • Hot corners
      • The Charm bar
      • The App bar
      • Semantic zoom
      • Windows Desktop is still alive
      • Starting a Desktop application
      • Pinning applications and documents to the taskbar
      • From the Start Screen to the Desktop and vice-versa
      • Running multiple Modern UI apps
      • Touch gestures
    • Make the most of Windows 8
      • Install and uninstall Windows 8 apps
      • Install and uninstall a program from a CD or DVD
      • Install and uninstall a program from the Internet
      • How to use the Search charm
      • Display two Windows 8 apps at the same time
      • Useful keyboard shortcuts
    • Customizing the Start Screen and Lock Screen
      • Rearranging and resizing tiles
      • Creating and managing groups
      • Choosing another Start Screen Background
      • Removing Start Screen tiles
      • Adding tiles to the Start Screen
      • A tile to shut down your computer
      • A tile to restart your computer
      • Choosing another Lock Screen background
      • Status and notifications on Lock Screen
    • Customizing your computer
      • Two ways to customize your computer
      • Using a screen saver
      • Changing the screen resolution
      • Setting up the mouse
      • Adding a printer
      • Selecting a default printer
      • Associating sounds with events
      • Customizing the taskbar
      • Modifying your default programs
      • Going to the Desktop when Windows starts
      • Adding a user account
      • Switching between users
      • Managing notifications
      • Deciding which apps you can search within
      • Deciding which apps can share
      • Syncing your settings
      • Options for disabled people
      • Preventing Windows 8 Apps from using your location
    • Disk operations
      • File Explorer
      • Copying files with File Explorer
      • HomeGroup and Network
      • Libraries
      • Linking files and programs
      • Defragmenting a hard drive
      • Disk Cleanup
      • Creating a Restore point
      • System Restore
      • File History
      • Refreshing or resetting your PC
      • Managing ISO files
      • The Recycle Bin
    • Internet
      • Two Internet Explorers are available
      • Changing the home page
      • Searching on the Web
      • Downloading a file
      • Setting up Internet Explorer
      • InPrivate Browsing
      • IE10 Accelerators
      • Pinning websites to Windows Start Screen
      • Mail - Setting up access to your messages accounts
      • Sending and receiving messages
      • Formatting your messages
      • The Messaging app
      • The People app
      • The SkyDrive app
      • The SkyDrive Desktop program
      • Windows Store
      • Windows Update
    • Multimedia
      • The Photos App
      • Installing Photo Gallery
      • Using Photo Gallery
      • Interfacing a digital camera
      • Playing music from CDs
      • Copying music from CDs
      • Copying music to mobile devices
      • Playing DVD movies
      • Downloading and installing Windows Movie Maker
      • Editing a video clip
      • Storing and publishing your movies
      • Other multimedia apps
    • System
      • Accessing Admin Tools
      • Task Manager
      • The Action Center
      • User Account Control
      • Windows Defender
      • Windows SmartScreen
      • The Windows 8 firewall
    • Bonus
      • Closing Lecture
      • An e-book bonus with the course

Course Fee:
USD 25

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Digital Media & Games and Peripherals Community

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