Windows 8 Training Videos

Following on from my hugely popular Windows 7 Training Videos I am now completing a brand new and unique set of Windows 8 training videos…

Use them to either start learning all about Windows 8 before using Windows 8 on your new/existing machine OR to evaluate the new operating system from Microsoft to see if it meets your needs etc.

Coming Soon!

Windows 8 Guides (PDF)

–  An Introduction to Windows 8 Installation
–  An Introduction to What’s New and Changed in Windows 8

Windows 8 Fundamentals

– Welcome to Windows 8
– Introducing Windows 8 Start and the Charm Bar
– Accessing the Desktop
– Other Navigation in Windows 8
– Working With Apps – Part 1
– Working with Apps – Part 2
– Getting New Windows 8 Apps
– Working with User Accounts
– Using Libraries – Part 1
– Using Libraries – Part 2
– Understanding Homegroups
– Devices and Printers
– Windows Help and Support
– How do you Want to Open This File?

Windows 8 Security and Privacy

– Windows Update and Microsoft Update
– Windows Defender for Windows 8
– Windows Firewall and Advanced Security
– Windows SmartScreen for Windows 8
– The New Unified Extensible Firmware Interface – UEFI
– Windows 8 Introduces Two New Password Types
– Enable Secure SignIn on Windows 8
– 3rd Party Security Tools
– User Access Controls – UACs
– The Action Centre
– Clear Data from Tiles on Start

Windows 8 Performance and Stability

– The Windows Experience Index
– Using System Restore
– Creating Backups
– Create a Recovery Drive
– Using Notifications
– Indexing Windows 8
– Using Power Settings
– Using Disk CleanUp
– Introducing Performance Monitor
– Introducing Resource Monitor
– Introducing System Information
– The Event Viewer
– The Task Manager
– Performance Options Explained
– Generate a System Health Report
– Using Disk Defragmenter
– The Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
– The System Configuration Panel
– Windows 8 Local Services
– Keyboards and Mouse Performance
– Working with Device Drivers
– Understanding Software Compatibility
– Revealing Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 8

Windows 8 System Accessories

– Maths Input Panel
– Notepad and Wordpad
– Microsoft Paint
– The Snipping Tool
– The Sound Recorder
– The Steps Recorder
– Using Sticky Notes
– The Windows Journal
– The Character Map
– Using the XPS Viewer
– Working with a Second Screen
– Configure the Date and Time
– Windows Media Player 12
– Windows 9 Games

Windows 8 System Tools

– System Properties Panel
– The Command Prompt
– Introduction to Windows PowerShell
– Default Programs Explained
– The Remote Desktop Tool
– The Device Manager
– The DxDiag Tool
– The Run Box
–  An explanation of the SFC.exe tool in Windows 8
– Setting up the “Godmode” Shortcut Solution
– An Introduction to using Troubleshooting Wizards
– Refreshing and Resetting Windows 8
– The New Windows 8 BOOT Menu and Options

Windows 8 Personalization and Customization

– Using Folder Options
– Optional Features
– Location Settings
– The Taskbar
– The Ease of Access Center
– Speech Recognition
– Languages
– Region Settings
– Setup Favorites in the Explorer Window
– Change your User Account Picture
– Change the Lock Out Picture

Internet Explorer 10

– Introduction to Internet Explorer 10 – Desktop Edition
– Introduction to Internet Explorer 10 – The Windows 8 App
– Automatic Updating in Internet Explorer 10
– GeoLocation in Internet Explorer 10
– Working with Favorites
– Working with RSS Feeds
– Printing in Internet Explorer
– Internet Explorer 10 Safety Options
– Setting the Home Page
– Deleting your Surfing History

Outlook.com (aka the upgrade to Hotmail.com)

– Introduction to Outlook.com – The Web Edition
– Introduction to Outlook.com – The Windows 8 App

Windows Movie Maker 2012

– A Tour of Windows Movie Maker 2012
– Import Your Videos and Photos
– Working with the View Tab
– Auto Movie Themes
– Adding Titles, Captions and Credits
– Working with Transitions and Pan & Zoom
– Visual Effects
– Working with Music
– Saving your Movie
– Sharing your Movie

Windows Photo Gallery 2012

–  A Tour of Windows Photo Gallery 2012
– Importing Images
– Tagging and Rating
– The Editing Tools
– The Photo Fuse Tool
– The Panorama Tool
– Share Photos and Videos Online
– Support for “RAW” Files
– The Video Player Function
– Photo Gallery Plugins
– The Screen Saver Function

Windows Mail 2012

– A Tour of Windows Mail 2012
– Setup a Non-Hotmail Account
– Setup a Hotmail Account
– Create an Email Message
– Create a Photo Email
– The Calendar
– Contacts
– RSS Feeds
– Safety Options Panel

Windows SkyDrive

– Quick Tour of the SkyDrive Layout
– Basic File Management in SkyDrive
– Working with Your Documents
– Working with Your Images
– Working with Office Apps in SkyDrive
– Saving an Office Document to SkyDrive

 

Kind Regards

Marc Liron – Ex-Microsoft MVP (2004-2010)
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