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Windows 8: Video QuickStart

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    Videos can be viewed on: Windows 8, Windows XP, Vista, 7, and all versions of Macintosh OS X including the iPad, and other platforms that support the industry standard h.264 video codec.

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Chapter 1

Touring the Interface

The first thing you'll notice about Windows 8 is the profound change Microsoft had made to the Windows interface. Learn how to navigate the tiles interface, work with apps and the notification area, and more.

Duration: 00:04:35  File Size: 24 MB


Chapter 2

Configuring and Using the Lock Screen

Learn now to manage and personalize the Windows 8 lock screen.

Duration: 00:04:01  File Size: 14 MB


Chapter 3

Using the Search Charm

See how to use the Search Charm to search for programs, files, content, control panels, and Windows 8 settings.

Duration: 00:04:01  File Size: 17 MB


Chapter 4

Working with Tiles: Pt. 1

Tiles are one of the most obvious changes to Windows 8. Learn how to resize, rearrange, remove, enable, and disable tiles.

Duration: 00:02:43  File Size: 16 MB


Chapter 5

Working with Tiles: Pt. 2

Discover how to add tiles to the start screen, create tile groups, and display tiles for advances system utilities.

Duration: 00:04:50  File Size: 33 MB


Chapter 6

Personalizing the Desktop: Pt. 1

Learn how to customize the desktop by changing the wallpaper, altering the look of windows, and adding gadgets.

Duration: 00:03:38  File Size: 17 MB


Chapter 7

Personalizing the Desktop: Pt. 2

The customization doesn't stop. See how to add and remove desktop icons and create shortcuts to applications, documents, and folders.

Duration: 00:03:29  File Size: 32 MB


Chapter 8

Settings and Control Panels

See how to use the settings in control panels to customize the way your computer looks and works.

Duration: 00:04:47  File Size: 39 MB


Chapter 9

Launching Applications

Learn how to launch applications in Windows 8.

Duration: 00:04:03  File Size: 20 MB


Chapter 10

Switching Among Applications

If you are like many people, you probably run many applications at once. See how to switch between applications in Windows 8.

Duration: 00:02:32  File Size: 17 MB


Chapter 11

Installing Applications

Find out how to download and install paid and free Windows Store apps as well as legacy applications.

Duration: 00:04:26  File Size: 22 MB


Chapter 12

Uninstalling Programs

Sometimes, you want to get rid of an application. See how to remove an application by uninstalling or unpinning them.

Duration: 00:03:43  File Size: 19 MB


Chapter 13

Working with Internet Explorer 10

Windows 8 gives you two Internet Explorer browsers.  Learn about the features and capabilities of the start-screen version.

Duration: 00:03:26  File Size: 18 MB


Chapter 14

Using the New Windows Explorer

See how to use the desktop version of Internet Explorer 10.

Duration: 00:01:48  File Size: 11 MB


  • Copyright 2013
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-336651-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-336651-8

Microsoft has gone all in with Windows 8. The latest edition of the Windows operating system offers a modern way for users to interact with their PCs, tablets, and phones. This video is exactly what you need to get up to speed with Windows 8; its short, engaging lessons show Windows' new features in action and illustrate how to work with tiles, make your way around the desktop, work with control panels and settings, launching and switching among applications, and more. Along the way, the video covers how Internet Explorer 10 and other essential Windows 8 tools.

About the trainer: Steve Schwartz got an early start as a computer industry writer and author. Immediately after buying an Apple II+ in 1978, he began writing regularly for the computer magazines of the day. Since then, he has written hundreds of articles for major publications, including [ital] Macworld, PC World, InfoWorld, [end ital] and [ital] Computerworld. [ital] He is also the author of more than 60 books on game and computer topics, including guides to business/productivity software (Microsoft Office, Access, and FileMaker Pro), Internet software (Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Entourage, and Gmail), and graphics/image-editing software (Picasa, Picture It, Digital Image Suite, and CorelDRAW).


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