Windows 8.1 Essential Training

with David Rivers
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Windows 8.1 Essential Training
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Windows 8 was a new direction for Microsoft, offering mobile integration, cloud storage, and security enhancements. But some people were unhappy with its design. Windows 8.1 answers these complaints and takes Windows a step further. In this course, David Rivers shows you all its essential features. Take a tour of the interface, review the new file and folder behaviors, and meet the most useful apps, including Calendar, Photos, Maps, and Music. David also shows how to adjust system settings like default programs and volume, work with external devices, and set up networks. The final chapters show you how to keep your computer even more secure with Access Control and Windows Defender, and how to troubleshoot potential issues, like reversing fatal crashes.

Topics include:
  • Using touch screens and gestures
  • Organizing files and folders
  • Managing your inbox with the Mail app
  • Working with photos
  • Managing contacts in the People app
  • Controlling system sounds, volume, and accessibility options
  • Getting connected to other PCs and devices
  • Keeping your PC secure with Windows Update
  • Using parental controls to block unwanted content
  • Printing from Windows 8
  • Fixing issues with the Problem Steps Recorder
  • Keeping file backups with File History


(slicing sound) (electronic ringing) - [Voiceover] Hi and welcome to Windows 8.1 Essential Training. I'm David Rivers. We'll begin by getting you comfortable navigating the new and improved user interface before opening up the file explorer to work with the ribbon interface to manipulate your files and your folders. We'll also be working with many of the Windows apps included in Windows 8.1 like Mail, Photos, Music, and Video.

Other topics include customizing your system settings to suit your needs. There's networking, Windows security, and printing. With so much to cover, let's get started with Windows 8.1 Essential Training.

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