Windows 8 Crash Course with 50 Tips
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Windows 8 Crash Course with 50 Tips

Top 50 Tips to help you Cruise on the All New Windows 8
3.7 (32 ratings)
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16,354 students enrolled
Created by Earners Classroom
Published 5/2013
English [Auto]
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What you'll learn
  • Get an Overview of Windows 8
  • Learn how to Use the new UI
  • How to Manage Apps
  • and Much More
  • Windows

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Windows 8 overview

Windows 8 is Microsofts latest installment of their operating system. In the latest update from Windows 7, Windows 8 offers many new features. The biggest of all being the new UI overhaul. Windows is now split in both the classic desktop UI along with the modern/metro UI. The new user interface offers a whole new way to browse windows. Not only is windows built for mouse & keyboard but now touch based computers as well. It retains the popular aero interface with some noticeable changes like the removal of the windows start menu. On top of everything windows 8 is a lighter, faster, and more efficient OS. Despite the UI changes its under the hood tweaks provide a cleaner and faster experience.

Why Upgrade?-

Upgrading to Windows 8 isn’t required. However most new PCs today will have it. If your coming from a 7 PC it may be worthy to upgrade as along with windows 8 theres a big unification n process for Microsoft.The modern UI is built with the windows phone & tablet UI in mind. Learning to use windows 8 allows you to also understand navigating their mobile platforms. Additionally if your a user of Microsofts service skydrive, live, and so on then Windows 8 is for you. Windows 8 is built around your live account and accommodates all its services into the OS. If you have older hardware or even new hardware upgrading to windows 8 also brings a speed performance increase. Namely that in boot times, windows 8 is rebuilt from the core and optimizes hardware usage much more than its predecessor.

Why Windows 8 is a headache to many ?

Not everyone is satisfied with Windows 8, and thats for one main reason. The user interface change has left some new windows users lost. The modern UI leaves older users confused. While the modern UI has many great uses and substitutes that of the start menu its translation is lost between the classic desktop & its own interface. The main issue with Windows 8 is that the two UIs don’t play well together. That issue alone makes many people weary of trying and using windows 8.

What people will learn from this crash course ?

In this course we cover the basics all the way up to some advanced windows 8 tweaks and tips. The new user interface can be a bit of hassle to navigate and within the series we show you around the new features of windows 8. Going from basic UI to advanced keyboard shortcuts etc. Along with that we show you how to increase your efficiency around Windows 8 and even great 3rd party apps that help fix common issues with windows 8 like the start menu. Overall you’ll learn the a crash course on everything new in Windows 8 and how to navigate around familiar features that you may have missed from 7.

Key Features of the Course-

-Basic UI Navigation

- Replacing the Windows 8 Start Menu

- The Modern UI

- Windows Charms

- The New Internet Explorer

- Useful Shortcuts

and much more.

Who this course is for:
  • For Windows 8 software PC or Tablet users or those who are considering buying the software
Course content
Expand all 52 lectures 02:27:04
+ Introduction
1 lecture 07:42
Windows 8 is Microsoft latest installment of their operating system.  In the latest update from Windows 7, Windows 8 offers many new features. The biggest of all being the new UI overhaul. Windows is now split in both the classic desktop UI along with the modern/metro UI.
Preview 07:42
+ 50 Tips
50 lectures 02:17:13
Learn how to navigate the new Windows 8 user interface. From the classic desktop to the new modern UI.
Preview 04:32
Takes a look at the lock screen of windows 8 and how to not only invoke it but customize its settings.
Preview 03:35
Learn to group app tiles within the new modern UI. Setting up categories to organize your many app tiles.
Preview 02:15
Windows 8 has a new menu to access all the main features since the removal of the start button.  Learn where to locate the menu and how to quickly navigate around windows 8.

Tip 4 - Quickaccess Menu
Learn to search applications within the new modern UI. Be it settings, applications or files. You can search via the new desktop interface and or the new modern UI search.
Tip 5 - Searching Apps
Learn to quickly shutdown, sleep and other power options within the new windows 8 interface. With the removal of the start button theres new ways to shutdown your pc quickly.
Tip 6 - Power Options - Shutdown/Sleep

This tip looks at the new app bar integrated in windows 8 alongside its modern UI.

Tip 7 - Application Bar
In this tip you’ll learn all about the new windows 8 task manager. How to see all apps running along with services. Use this menu to quickly force quit applications and view what apps are taking up most of your CPU/Ram.

Tip 8 - Task Manager
Exiting a modern UI app in Windows 8 is confusing, in this tip you’ll learn how to see all open windows 8 modern apps. From this menu you’ll be able to close out all apps and keep your PC running optimally.
Tip 9 - Exiting an App
This tip covers the two internet explorers included in windows 8. The classic desktop internet explorer and the new full screen modern UI based internet explorer.
Tip 10 - Internet Explorer
Windows 8 has a new feature with the modern UI & classic desktop where you can view apps side by side. In this tip we show you how to invoke split view so you can work productively with Windows 8.
Tip 11 - Side by Side Apps
This tip goes into the new modern UI of windows 8. The main feature of the new user interface is that of the tiles. This tip goes into adjusting app tiles size within the new modern ui.
Tip 12 - Adjusting App Tiles
 A look how to unistall modern UI applications as well as native desktop apps in windows 8.

Tip 13 - Unistalling Apps
A look at application privacy setting within the new windows 8 store.
Tip 14 - App Privacy
Looking at the admin tools within windows 8 and what each tool/utilities mean.
Tip 15 - Admin Tools
Learn to disable the lock screen within windows 8 so it doesn't pop in at login.
Tip 16 - Disable Lock Screen
This tip looks into 3rd party apps to reinstate the classic start menu button.
Tip 17 - Start Menu Button
A quick tip on how to use a keyboard shortcut to quickly save screenshots in windows 8.
Tip 18 - Quick Screenshots
A look at how to pass the start screen by disabling it in windows 8 boot options.
Tip 19 - Skip Start Screen
Install system- Managing options within windows to allow any apps to be installed via Windows 8.
Tip 20 - Ignoring the App
An in-depth look at the new Windows 8 people app within the modern UI interface.
Tips 21 - People App
Learn how to take any contact from the People app and pin them to your start menu for quick access.
Tip 22 - Pin People to the Start Menu
 A look at some shortcuts to get into windows charm.
Tip 23 - Charm Keystrokes
 A tip on how to set a self timing option within the windows  8 camera application.
Tip 24 - Self Timer Camera
A look at the new ease of access options within the windows 8 settings panel.
Tip 25 - Ease of Access Menu
Editing startup items via Msconfig within the new windows 8.
Tip 26 - Edit Startup Items
The top keyboard shortcuts in windows 8  and what exactly they invoke.
Tip 27 - Top Shortcuts
Tip 28 - Hot Corners
How to setup a picture password for extra security within windows 8.
Tip 29 - Use a picture password
A complete look at the new windows store and how you can browse and download apps.
Tip 30 - Windows Store
How to setup multiple boot options via boot partitions.
Tip 31 - Setup Multiboot

A look at setting accounts for your children easily with certain permissions in windows 8.

Tip 32 - Setup Child Account
Tip 33 - Refresh your PC
What defragging means and how to do it within windows 8.
Tip 34 - Defrag your HDD
Tip 35 - Backup/Archive Tool
 TIp covering some settings to help customize the look and feel of your start screen.
Tip 36 - Customize Start Screen
A walkthrough of the all new storage spaces feature within windows 8 that deals with your hard drive and data protection.
Tip 37 - Storage Spaces
All the sync settings within the new windows 8
Tip 38 - Sync Settings
Tip 39 - Privacy Settings
 A walkthrough the tool that helps schedule tasks via windows 8 and help keep your pc up to date and clean.
Tip 40 - Schedule Maintenance
A tip covering the on screen keyboard utility.
Tip 41 - Touch Keyboard
 A look at how to create a shutdown shortcut on the classic desktop.
Tip 42 - Create Shutdown button
A look at bitlocker in windows 8 and how you can use it to encrypt your sensitive data.

Tip 43 - Bitlocker
A look at customizing the classic desktop version of windows from colors to cursors.
Tip 44 - Customizing Windows
Tip 45 - Maps
 How to run any application within windows 8 as admin.

Tip 46 - Run As Admin
The all new music app within windows 8 and how you can use it to buy your latest albums/songs.
Tip 47 - Music
A look at the new video application and how to use it buy videos/movies easily via the modern UI.
Tip 48 - Video
 A quick tip on changing your windows 8 user account picture.
Tip 49 - Change Account Picture
A look at the all new photo viewing application within the new modern UI.
Tip 50 - Photo viewer
+ Conclusion Section
1 lecture 02:09
This video will wrap up Windows 8
Wrap Up Video