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Windows 8.1 Made Simple

Course Summary

From Novice to Expert in Just 3 Hours

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    Course Syllabus

    • Introduction
      • Course Introduction and Welcome from the Instructor
      • Course Notes and Help
      • Downloadable Course Notes
    • Updating to Windows 8.1
      • Updating to Windows 8.1
      • Downloading Windows 8.1 Media
    • Getting Started with Windows 8.1 and the Metro UI
      • Introduction to the Metro UI and Start Screen
      • Working with Metro Apps and Tiles
      • Running Metro Apps Side-by-Side
      • PC and Device Settings in the Metro UI
      • Search and Apps Settings
      • Privacy Settings
      • Apps Screen and Quick Search
    • Using Windows 8.1 Metro Applications
      • Mail
      • Internet Explorer
      • Finance
      • People
      • Music
      • Photo Viewer
      • Calculator
      • SkyDrive
      • Windows Store
    • Customizing Windows 8.1
      • Booting to the Desktop and BYOSB (Build Your Own Start Button)
      • Personalizing the Start Screen, Lock Screen, and Adding a User Photo
      • Replacing the Start Button with Classic Shell
      • Accessing Your Applications with Rocket Dock
      • Making a One-Click Shutdown Button
    • Desktop View and File Explorer
      • Navigating the New File Explorer
      • Favorites, Libraries, and Search Features
      • Drive Encryption with Bitlocker
      • File Encryption with EFS
      • File Revcovery Using File History
      • Snipping Tool and Sticky Notes
    • Creating and Managing User Accounts
      • Creating User Accounts
      • Setting Parental Controls on Child Accounts
      • Setting a Picture Password and PIN Login
      • Bypassing the Login Screen
      • User Accessibility Options
    • Networking and the Internet
      • Connecting to a Wireless Network
      • Creating and Joining a Home Group
      • Using Remote Desktop
    • System Security
      • Managing Software Patches with Windows Update
      • User Account Controls (UAC) and Run as Administrator
      • Monitoring Threats with Action Center
      • Protecting Your PC with Windows Defender
    • Optimization and Troubleshooting
      • Optimizing Your Power Settings
      • Optimizing Your Hard Disk Drive and Special Considerations for SSDs
      • Identifying Problems with Task Manager
      • Creating and Applying a System Restore Point
      • Creating and Using a System Recovery Disk
      • Accessing the Master Control Panel Shortcut (a.k.a.God Mode) in Windows 8.1
    • Backup and Restore
      • Backup and Restore a System Image
      • Refresh Your PC While Keeping Your Files
      • Restore Your PC to Out-of-the-Box Condition
    • Conclusion
      • Course Conclusion and Thank You

Course Fee:
USD 10

Course Type:


Course Status:



1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Networks & IT Infrastructure and IT Security & Architecture Community

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