Learn Microsoft Windows 7
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- After completing this course you will know how to completely navigate Windows 7 and personalize it to suit your style. This series takes users from beginner status to advanced user in 6 hours of in-depth tutorials. This advanced knowledge is helpful in both the personal and professional aspects of operating system use.
- Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System
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- Anyone who is currently using a Microsoft Windows 7 and who wants to get the most out of the features within this operating system. Whether new to Windows or a long time Windows user, this course will help you get up to speed quickly. These videos are ideal for visual learners.
The goal of our series is to provide a thorough understanding of Windows 7 and help you get the most out of your PC.
In this video we will review the following:
- The Desktop
- The Start Orb
- The Start Menu
- The Getting Started Center
- Analog Clock
- Slide Show
- Currency Exchange Calculator (and more)
In Windows 7, Gadgets can be placed anywhere on the desktop, and additional Gadgets can be downloaded and added to your computer to add a wide variety of functionality to your desktop.
- Navigating to the Start Menu Properties
- Changing the Power Button actions
- Privacy Settings
- Customization Options
- Pinning an application to the Start Menu
- The Address Bar
- The Navigation Pane
- The Library Pane
- The Details Pane
- The Preview Pane
- Creating a New Folder
- Standard View
- Scientific View
- Programmer View
- Statistics View
Options for Unit Conversion and Date Calculation are also available, as well as a set of four worksheets to assist you with mortgage calculations, determining vehicle lease costs, and calculating fuel economy.
This lesson will walk through the process of downloading and installing Windows Live Essentials.
In this lesson will provide an overview look at IE 8.0 and give you a walk through introduction to the interface. If you are familiar with Internet Explorer 7, there are many carry over features that you will recognize, and there are some nice new features that we'll briefly introduce and cover further in later lessons.
We'll review changes to the toolbar and point out the location of familiar browser options, including:
- Zoom Settings
- The Home button
- Quick Tabs
- The Back/Forward buttons
- The Address Bar
- The Tools Options
Some of the new toolbar features we'll touch on include:
- Email & Print Settings
- Page Options
- Safety Options
- Help Options
- The Favorites icon
- Grouped Favorites
- Adding a Favorites Group
- Deleting from a Favorites Group
- Adding to the Favorites Toolbar
- Creating a Home Page Tab Set
- Tab Settings
- mapping locations
- translation of words
- defining words
- search encyclopedias or the web
- post to a blog or email (and more)
To use an accelerator, just select the text you are interested in. A blue icon will appear above and to the left of the text. Click on this and choose the accelerator action you'd like to take. You can choose to find more accelerators online and add them with one click. Accelerators help you do what you want to do faster
A web slice is really a subscription to a specific part of a website and will notifiy you of changes to that part of the website. A great example is a changing auction price on an item you are following, or the current temperature, or stock information. And the web slice checks are made even if IE isn't on. We'll cover:
- Two methods for adding a web slice
- Web Slice Properties
- Deleting a web slice
InPrivate Browsing is useful feature for when you are away from home or the office, and working on a public location of PC. InPrivate Browsing allows you to start a session that prevents IE from storing any information about your browsing, keeping your data and history private.
InPrivate Filtering works different. When activated, it prevents websites from collecting any information about you when you visit, so that you can remain anonymous.
In IE 8, Microsoft has built upon the feature set of the Phishing Filter and provided something new called the SmartScreen Filter. According to the IE Team at Microsoft, this new filter improves upon the Phishing Filter in a number of ways.
We discuss the pros and cons of downloading Add-Ons, including inadvertently downloading a program that includes unwanted pop up windows, possibly for advertising. Internet Explorer 8 includes a Pop-Up Blocker to help control and eliminate unwanted popup Windows.
Microsoft also maintains a Compatibility List of websites that have reported compatibility issues with IE8, and you can set your browser to check against this list and automatically use Compatibility View when visiting websites included on the list.
The Action Center also includes a Reliability Monitor that allow you to view your systems performance over a timeline, and explore the factors that effected performance at various points to determine what, if any, changes to make.
This lesson will review your options for each type, and discuss the similarities and differences. In contrast to earlier operation systems, Windows 7 allows the standard user a greater level of control than ever before, while providing administrative restrictions on actions that may risk harm to the system or affect other users.
Other topics include:
- Advanced and Administrator options
- Quarantined Items
- Allowed Items
- Turning the Firewall on and off
- Blocking and allowing programs
- Block notification
- Network Profiles
BitLocker To Go also allows you to extend this security function out to external hard drives and USB Flash drives, allowing you to encrypt and protect them as well.
- Control Panel Categories
- Changing your View
- Display as a Menu on the Start Menu
- Windows Credentials
- Certificate-based Credentials
- Generic Credentials
- Associating a File Type with a Program
- AutoPlay settings
- Set Program Access and Computer Defaults
- Scanning for Hardware Changes
- Adding Legacy Hardware
- Updating and rolling back drivers
- Resource conflicts
- Use the computer without a display
- Make the computer easier to see
- Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard
- Make the mouse easier to use
- Make the keyboard easier to use
- Use text or visual alternatives for sound
- Make it easier to focus on tasks
- Power Saver
- High Performance
- Keyboards and Languages
The Sytem Properties dialog has 5 different tabs including:
- Computer Name
- System Protection
- Visual Effects
- Data Execution Prevention
Components that are rated include: Processor, Memory (RAM), Graphics, Gaming Graphics, and Primary Hard Disk. These are rated on a scale of 1.0 to 7.9.
Brien Posey is a freelance technical writer who has received Microsoft's MVP award six times for his work with Exchange Server, Windows Server, IIS, and File Systems Storage.
Brien has written or contributed to about three dozen books, and has written well over 4,000 technical articles and white papers for a variety of printed publications and Web sites.
In addition to his writing, Brien routinely speaks at IT conferences and is involved in a wide variety of other technology related projects.
Prior to going freelance, Brien served as CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare companies. He has also served as a Network Administrator for the Department of Defense at Fort Knox, and for some of the nation's largest insurance companies.