Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Choose the right training course, part of Windows 10 Essential Training.
- [Instructor] Before we get started with Windows 10 Essential Training, it's important that you take a quick moment to confirm which version of Windows 10 you're running and make sure you're watching the right course. We have multiple Windows 10 Essential Training courses, each one a complete course intended for a different version of Windows. First, let's identify the different versions of Windows 10. I like to refer to this Wikipedia article which has the information that we need. The original release of Windows 10 came out in July 2015 and over the years Microsoft published some large updates that represent significant changes.
These big updates were given names like the Anniversary Update and the Creators Update. For most normal Windows users, it is recommended that you run these updates and always make sure you have the most current version of Windows 10. But there are some companies, schools and other institutions that need to keep older versions of Windows for various technical reasons. So we keep all of our major Windows 10 courses available in our library, but that means you need to make sure that you're watching the right course. So you will need to check which version you're running.
So first thing's first. Unless you have some specific reason to keep an older version of Windows, you should run all of your software updates to make sure you have the most up to date version. Just make sure you have a current backup before updating. So what we'll need to do is go to the Start Menu, then click on this button that looks like a gear. This is the button for Settings and of course we'll be talking more about Settings as we go through this course. Next we'll go to this category labeled Update and security, and then we're looking for this information here.
My device is currently up to date. You may want to hit this button that says Check for updates and see if there are any updates available and of course go ahead and install any available updates. So if you're all up to date or if you're just not able to update at the moment, we can move on. Next we need to check to see which version of Windows you are currently running. So let's just reset here. Starting from the beginning, I'll go to the Start Menu, to Settings. This time I will go to the System category, then down here to this section labeled About.
And here we can see my version number. My version is one seven zero three. Now we can just refer to that Wikipedia page we were looking at a moment ago. If you have version one five zero seven, then you have the original release of Windows 10 and you should use Windows 10 Essential Training the original release from 2015. The November update was not significant enough to do a whole new training course so if you have version one five one one, then you should just refer to the original course as well.
In August 2016, Microsoft released the Anniversary update. If you have version one six zero seven, then you should be watching Windows 10 Anniversary Update Essential Training. In April 2017, Microsoft released the Creators Update, once again changing several features in Windows. So if you have one seven zero three, then you should be watching Windows 10 Creators Update Essential Training. And of course over time Microsoft will publish new updates to Windows so if you have a version of Windows newer than one seven zero three, then check our library and find the Essential Training course that matches the version that you're using.
So run your updates, check your version, and make sure you're watching the right course.
Learn all the essential features of Windows 10. This comprehensive course covers everything you need to know to install Windows, customize it to your liking, and start working with files and applications. Author Nick Brazzi shows how to manage folders, use Cortana to search and navigate, browse the web with the new Microsoft Edge browser, and work with Mail, Calendars, and People (aka contacts).
Plus, learn about sharing via a home network, multiuser configurations, security and privacy, and troubleshooting Windows.
- Installing or upgrading to Windows 10
- Connecting to the Internet
- Launching, quitting, and managing applications
- Creating, copying, moving, and renaming files and folders
- Zipping and unzipping files
- Using Cortana to search
- Browsing the web with Edge
- Sending email
- Installing new apps
- Sharing files over home networks
- Backing up and restoring files
- Configuring Windows updates
- Using Windows Defender
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 05/02/2017. What changed?
A: A new video was added that helps you confirm which version of Windows 10 you’re running, to ensure that you’re choosing the right training course.
1. Getting Started
2. Launching and Managing Applications
3. File Explorer: The Windows Filing Cabinet
4. Using Cortana to Search
5. Browsing the Web with Edge
6. Working with Mail, People, and Calendar
7. Using the Other Bundled Apps
8. Installing Applications
Setting application defaults6m 36s
9. Essential Settings and Customization
10. Account Settings
11. Sharing with Home Networks
Using Remote Desktop4m 54s
12. Backing Up and Restoring
13. Troubleshooting and Updating
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