With a home network set up and media on various networked PCs, learn how to access media stored on those other PCs and local, attached, networked drives. Learn how to use File Explorer's Network option, and how to select media and play it. Use Windows Media Player to access networked media as well.
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- You might have media on more than one computer…in your home or at your place of business.…It's important for all authorized users…to know how to get to that media.…As the slide here shows,…there are many media types.…To make sharing possible,…you'll need a home network,…and for best results, a home group.…By default, when you setup a homegroup,…the kinds of media listed here are shared automatically.…There are lots of ways to get to shared data.…One is to use File Explorer.…Let's open File Explorer from the taskbar…by clicking the folder icon.…
Expand Network and expand Homegroup.…Expand anything under Homegroup as well.…Here, the items under Network and Homegroup…show the Homegroup computers.…Click on one of the computers listed…under the homegroup that you know holds shared media.…Double click the folder that you know…holds the data you want to access.…I'll click Videos.…Notice the data you have access to.…You can double click any file to play it.…
Click any other computers listed under Network or Homegroup…and continue to explore what's available.…
Expert author Joli Ballew then explores important backup and recovery options, including how to configure and use System Restore. She shows how to remove all the unnecessary and unwanted software and then add your desired software and apps.
The course wraps up with some advanced tasks, including setting program defaults, configuring virtual desktops, adding users, and configuring family safety and security settings.
- Registering a new PC
- Connecting to networks
- Installing updates
- Setting up backups
- Creating a recovery drive
- Installing software
- Setting program defaults
- Adding users
- Configuring Family Safety
- Accessing media