In this course I will teach you the essential fundamentals and intermediate skills so that you can learn how to increase Productivity with the Windows 7 Operating System.
The course is a collection of screen cast videos broken up into short bite size tips that you can implement immediately in your use of Windows 7. Most videos are between 2 and 3 minutes long while some of the more technical videos are a little longer. Don't worry you don't need to sit through any long boring explanation videos!
The course can be completed at your own pace and contains about 3 hours of video.
The only requirements for taking this course is a computer that runs the Windows 7 Operating System and a desire to increase your productivity and technical skills.
Welcome to Windows 7 Productivity Essentials.
In this course you will find over 3 hours of in depth information on how to use your Windows 7 Operating System to increase productivity.
Don't take my word for it though, listen to what some of my students have said:
"This course is very informative and easy to follow. It is broken down into organized lectures that make sense. The course has truly provided me with some great tips for increasing the way I operate on Windows 7. Highly recommended!"
"...Even with my prior knowledge, this course taught me things I still wasn't aware of and streamlined my own process for working within it. It was easy to follow and within minutes I was speeding up my own workflow from the topics covered. I highly recommend this course whether you're a casual user or using Windows 7 for your own business needs."
This lecture should be watched first before any others. This lecture shows you how drag windows around so you can work on multiple tasks at once. Use it when taking the course to watch the video on one half of your screen and to follow along on your own computer on the other half.
This lecture goes over how to use the Windows 7 Taskbar and how to customize it in ways that benefit you and your personal productivity.
In this lecture you will learn how to use jump lists to quickly navigate your most used and essential files and folders.
This video lecture shows you step-by-step how to access your desktop straight from your Windows 7 Taskbar. No more wasteful minimizing and navigating away from open programs or web pages to access something on your desktop.
This video lecture details how to use the window keyboard shortcut to open anything on your taskbar.
This lecture teaches you how to add an Internet Browser Address bar to your taskbar so that you can access a site without navigating away from whatever program or file you are using.
In this lecture you will learn how to use the keyboard shortcut to quickly cycle through all your open programs.
This video lecture will teach you how to use some mouse and control key to cycle through multiple instances of open programs and view a preview of that program or page.
This video lecture will show you how to use the Screen Stretch Shortcut.
In this lecture I show you how to access and unlock hidden themes on your computer to give you more customization options for your desktop and background.
This video lecture introduces you to the Windows Explorer in Windows 7. The Windows 7 Explorer has great organizational options and gives you the ability to quickly access the various parts of your computer.
This lecture shows you how to change the default Windows Explorer start page. Follow the instructions and copy and paste the characters at the bottom of this description.
This is what you need to type in EXACTLY as is, you can just copy and paste it from here:
In this video lecture you will learn how to change how the Windows Explorer behaves so that you can customize the information available at first look.
This video lecture describes how to organize your libraries so as to make them more efficient and conducive to productivity.
In this video lecture you will learn how to organize specific files to increase productivity and efficiency.
This lecture will show you how to use the Windows Explorer keyboard shortcut.
This video lecture goes over how to use the preview pane to view previews of documents without actually opening them up and waiting for them to load.
This video lecture will show you how to enable and disable check boxes in Windows Explorer so that you can manage multiple files in an easier way.
This video lecture goes over the default Control Panel in Windows 7.
This video lecture shows you how to access your full Control Panel right from the Start Menu.
This video lecture shows you how to create full Control Panel straight from an icon on your desktop. This is great for people who often find themselves in the Control Panel to change various settings.
After the folder name (I used "God Mode") you must have a period. After the period, copy and paste the following text:
Note: There are no letter Os, these are the number ZERO. If it didn't work, make sure you have zeros instead of O in the text.
This video lecture teaches you how to change the power button default from "Shutdown" to whatever option you prefer such as "logout" or "sleep".
This video describes the search function in Windows 7.
In this video lecture you will learn how to filter searches to get faster more accurate results.
This video lecture teaches you how to index specific locations in Windows 7 so that you can search more of your computer's files.
In this video you will learn the basic and advanced functions of the Windows 7 Calculator. The calculator is greatly improved from Vista so definitely watch this if you have recently switched over.
This video lecture demonstrates how to use sticky notes and even customize multiple different sticky notes.
This video lecture introduces you to Notepad for Windows 7, which is a free text editor available on all Windows 7 machines.
Wordpad is robust text editor available for free on Windows 7. This lecture will show you how to use it for basic and intermediate level text editing functions.
This video lecture introduces you to Paint for Windows 7. Learn how to create basic images and graphics.
In this video lecture I will go over why you should NOT be using Gadgets for Windows 7.
If you are currently using gadgets, I highly recommend (as does Microsoft) you discontinue using them.
This video lecture will teach you how to access Microsoft Security Essentials so that you can protect your PC and keep your security up-to-date.
In this video lecture you will learn how to access Automatic Updates to ensure your PC is protected from the newest threats and your programs are running their most recent editions.
In this video you will learn how to manage multiple user accounts on a shared PC.
In this video you will learn how to use the credential manager to auto-populate passwords and usernames.
This video teaches you how to access and customize parental controls on certain user accounts on a shared PC.
This video will show you how to use the built in Windows 7 Trouble Shooter to diagnose and fix issues on your PC.
This video I show you how to use the Problems Step Recorder to clearly record and share any issues you may be having on your PC with a remote user. The problem steps recorder can also be used to make simple explanation images to share with coworkers and colleagues.
In this video you will learn how to use the built in Windows 7 Snipping Tool to create customize screen captures and to even annotate and share your screen captures easily and quickly.
In this video I will teach you how to back up your files onto an external location such as a hard drive, flash drive, or DVDs.
In this video lecture you will learn how to restore backed upped files and settings.
In this video I will teach you how to make a repair disc so that you can access your files in the case of a hard drive crash or similar emergency.
In this video lecture you will learn how to easily boost the performance of your PC as well as see what specific programs and files are slowing your computer down.
This video lecture will show you how to use Ready Boost on a flash drive to quickly boost your PC's performance.
You need to type this into the command prompt if you want your report to be generated in your windows folder:
powercfg -energy -output \windows\Energy_Report.html
If you want to change it to a different file path then change "windows" to the desired file path location.
Remember a new report will save over an old one and get rid of it.
If you need to uninstall a program follow the steps in this video lecture. Be aware simply deleting an icon is not the same as permanently uninstalling a program.
This video introduces you to Windows Live Essentials that you can download for free from Microsoft.
This is the link to the download page for Windows Live Essentials.
In this video you will learn the basic functionality of how to use Windows Movie Maker to create photo montages or videos to share with others.
This video lecture will teach you the basics of editing and organizing your photos in Microsoft Photo Gallery.
In this video I will introduce you to the Windows Live Writer a convenient and easy to use Blogging tool that can publish content straight to your blog.
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I'm Nathanael Murphy an eCommerce Entrepreneur and learning addict. I run an eCommerce website and also teach others how to do the same.
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At 23 I quit my steady full time job to focus on my eCommerce business full time and haven't looked back. I love to learn and teach others what I have learned. Follow me on Udemy and get access on a full range of courses and topics to teach you the steps needed to successfully start and run an eCommerce website. I teach technical skills as well as essential business and marketing information needed to run a successful online business.