Windows 8.1 Essentials

Windows 8.1 Essentials

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Chip Reaves

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High-quality HD content in the “Uniquely Engaging™” Bigger Brains Teacher-Learner style! 

Unlock the power of the Windows 8 operating system  This course is for people new to Windows 8 – taking this course will help you understand the new operating system, learn its functionality, and its advantages. When Microsoft released Windows 8 they surprised many PC owners.  The interface and basic functionality were different from any previous Windows operating system. In fact, Windows 8 represents the biggest change in the Windows operating system since Windows 95. Take advantage of Windows 8 functionality across multiple formats. Windows 8 is faster, prettier, and easy to operate for most tasks.  It’s consistent across desktop computers, tablets, and even Windows phones. Tackle common Windows 8 issues. Many people need some training with Windows 8 because the familiar Start button and Control Panel are hidden. Users must learn a whole new way of navigating through the Windows environment. Roll up your sleeves and maximize the benefits – this course helps you avoid sitting on the new operating system sidelines. New users of Windows 8 may ask, “Do the benefits outweigh the concerns of the new look and navigation?”  Take our Windows 8 course to learn more about this updated version of Windows and how you can use it most effectively.  Topics covered include:

  • Navigating and customizing the Start pane
  • Finding the hidden Control Panel to tweak settings
  • Using the mouse or touchscreen to navigate between programs
  • Troubleshooting program and printer issues
  • Learning tips and tweaks on over 50 new Windows features

  Over 30 minutes of high-quality HD content in the “Uniquely Engaging” TM Bigger Brains Teacher-Learner style!

Course Contents:

# Lesson Length
1 Introduction 5:36
2 The Basics, Part 1 8:37
3 The Basics with Touch, Part 2 10:17
4 Charms 9:58
5 Getting Connected 7:05
6 Common Settings 6:33
7 Getting Organized 14:20
8 Using Snap 6:04
9 Windows Apps 11:52
10 Tips, Tweaks, and Gotchas 9:10
11 Security and Backup 2:58

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