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Up and Running with Windows 8
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Up and Running with Windows 8

with Tim Grey

Video: Welcome

(audio playing) Hello, I'm Tim Grey and I'll be your instructor for this video course covering Windows 8. In many ways, Windows 8 represents a somewhat radical departure from previous versions of Windows. To begin with, the Start menu that has been a fixture since 1995 when Windows 95 was released, has been replaced by the Start screen. The Start Screen changes how you interact with Windows and also changes quite a bit about how you approach and think about the Windows platform as well as many of the applications you use. The second big development in Windows 8 is the focus on gestures you can utilize with a touchscreen display or other device such as a tablet. in short, there is no question that Windows 8 emphasizes and encourages the use of touchscreen devices.
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  1. 2m 3s
    1. Welcome
      2m 3s
  2. 31m 6s
    1. A Windows 8 overview
      3m 53s
    2. Changing your environment
      3m 5s
    3. Customizing live tiles
      4m 14s
    4. Helpful keyboard shortcuts
      3m 41s
    5. Using gestures
      4m 18s
    6. Handwriting recognition on a tablet
      3m 7s
    7. Creating and using a picture password
      3m 25s
    8. Working with your account
      3m 0s
    9. Power options
      2m 23s
  3. 1h 2m
    1. Basics of Metro applications
      3m 24s
    2. Working with a typical application
      4m 10s
    3. Updating applications
      2m 27s
    4. Browsing with Internet Explorer 10
      5m 58s
    5. Managing contacts with People
      4m 29s
    6. Configuring and using Mail
      5m 41s
    7. Connecting with Messenger
      4m 16s
    8. Staying organized with Calendar
      6m 7s
    9. Finding places with Maps
      6m 3s
    10. Getting more applications in the Windows Store
      3m 43s
    11. Purchasing applications
      2m 54s
    12. Organizing the Start screen
      2m 59s
    13. Accessing all applications
      2m 47s
    14. Running applications side by side
      3m 28s
    15. Closing applications
      2m 11s
    16. Unpinning or removing applications
      2m 4s
  4. 28m 0s
    1. Working with photos
      5m 56s
    2. Sharing photos
      3m 29s
    3. Copying videos to your computer
      3m 36s
    4. Watching movies and TV shows
      2m 23s
    5. Playing music
      4m 9s
    6. Using the Reader
      3m 59s
    7. Sharing with SkyDrive
      4m 28s
  5. 28m 13s
    1. Accessing and personalizing the desktop
      4m 55s
    2. Using desktop applications
      2m 23s
    3. Window sizing
      2m 57s
    4. Creating a desktop shortcut
      3m 8s
    5. Working with the File Explorer
      6m 11s
    6. Safely removing a device
      2m 51s
    7. Using the Recycle Bin
      3m 12s
    8. Snipping for screen captures
      2m 36s
  6. 18m 7s
    1. Changing Windows settings
      4m 20s
    2. Protecting your PC with Windows Defender
      5m 20s
    3. Adding devices
      2m 56s
    4. Printing
      2m 53s
    5. Backing up your files
      2m 38s

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2h 50m Appropriate for all Jan 10, 2013

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Windows 8 has some major differences from previous versions, including a new Start screen and support for touchscreen gestures. In this course veteran trainer Tim Grey will help you get oriented. After exploring the interface and the preinstalled applications, Tim shows how to add or remove applications, send and receive email, browse the web, view and share photos, play music and movies, and much more. Plus, see how to switch to the traditional desktop interface, if you prefer it, and get tips on managing, protecting, printing, and backing up your files.

Topics include:
  • Changing your environment and customizing live tiles
  • Using gestures
  • Creating and using a picture password
  • Using Windows applications
  • Working with media
  • Accessing and personalizing the desktop
  • Working with the File Explorer
  • Changing Windows settings
  • Printing
  • Backing up your files
Subjects:
Business Operating Systems Home + Small Office video2brain
Software:
Windows
Author:
Tim Grey

Welcome

(audio playing) Hello, I'm Tim Grey and I'll be your instructor for this video course covering Windows 8. In many ways, Windows 8 represents a somewhat radical departure from previous versions of Windows. To begin with, the Start menu that has been a fixture since 1995 when Windows 95 was released, has been replaced by the Start screen. The Start Screen changes how you interact with Windows and also changes quite a bit about how you approach and think about the Windows platform as well as many of the applications you use. The second big development in Windows 8 is the focus on gestures you can utilize with a touchscreen display or other device such as a tablet. in short, there is no question that Windows 8 emphasizes and encourages the use of touchscreen devices.

We'll begin this course with an overview of Windows 8, and an exploration of some of the key features and interface elements. We'll also take a look at the hands on, literally, experience of working with the tablet device running Windows 8. You'll also learn how to utilize many of the new applications that are included with Windows 8, including Internet Explorer, Mail, Messenger, Calendar, and people, among others. We'll also take a look at the various ways you can work with photos, videos, and music, as well as documents. I think you'll also see great potential in the Sky Drive platform for sharing documents across multiple devices.

We'll take a look at the posibilities there, as well. While Windows 8 certainly revolves around the new Start screen, the familiar desktop environment is still there, and we'll explore how to put it to use for a variety of tasks, including running applications, working with the file explorer and more. Finally, we'll cover some of the key tasks related to the overall management of your computer system, including changing settings, using Windows Defender, and more. By the time you've completed this course, you'll feel at home in the new interface of Windows 8, and will be able to confidently put this platform to use on both traditional computers, and a wide variety of touchscreen devices that are becoming increasingly common. Let's get started.

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