Windows 8.1 Made Simple
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If you’re like me, when you first saw Windows 8… you hated it! You probably had many of the same questions and complaints I had. Ugh, those big icons are hideous! Where’s my desktop? And, what happened to my Start button?
That was my first reaction. But, after I used Windows 8 for a while, I started to like it. Now, with the release of Windows 8.1, I love it! Register for my course and just three hours from now, you’ll love it, too.
I begin the course by showing you step-by-step how to update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Microsoft even gives us the update for free. How cool is that?
From there, we start from the beginning and go step-by-step through all the features of the updated Metro UI. I then spend several lessons guiding you through the features of the most commonly-used Metro applications like the Mail app, the new Internet Explorer, the People app, the Music app, and SkyDrive.
Still want more apps? No problem. I take you through the Windows Store where you can download nearly 150,000 apps for anything you can imagine.
I walk you through the updated File Explorer (formerly Windows Explorer) and show you how to customize the Desktop using some really cool (and free) third-party apps.
Here’s what else you’ll learn:
And much more…
Think you can’t possibly learn all this in just 3 hours? Enroll now, and let me prove that you can.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Course Introduction and Welcome from the InstructorPreview
Course Notes and HelpPreview
Downloadable Course Notes
|Section 2: Updating to Windows 8.1|
Updating to Windows 8.1Preview
Downloading Windows 8.1 Media
|Section 3: Getting Started with Windows 8.1 and the Metro UI|
Introduction to the Metro UI and Start ScreenPreview
Working with Metro Apps and Tiles
Running Metro Apps Side-by-Side
PC and Device Settings in the Metro UI
Search and Apps Settings
Apps Screen and Quick Search
|Section 4: Using Windows 8.1 Metro Applications|
|Section 5: Customizing Windows 8.1|
Booting to the Desktop and BYOSB (Build Your Own Start Button)
Personalizing the Start Screen, Lock Screen, and Adding a User Photo
Replacing the Start Button with Classic Shell
Accessing Your Applications with Rocket Dock
Making a One-Click Shutdown Button
|Section 6: Desktop View and File Explorer|
Navigating the New File Explorer
Favorites, Libraries, and Search Features
Drive Encryption with Bitlocker
File Encryption with EFS
File Revcovery Using File History
Snipping Tool and Sticky Notes
|Section 7: Creating and Managing User Accounts|
Creating User Accounts
Setting Parental Controls on Child Accounts
Setting a Picture Password and PIN Login
Bypassing the Login Screen
User Accessibility Options
|Section 8: Networking and the Internet|
Connecting to a Wireless Network
Creating and Joining a Home Group
Using Remote Desktop
|Section 9: System Security|
Managing Software Patches with Windows Update
User Account Controls (UAC) and Run as Administrator
Monitoring Threats with Action Center
Protecting Your PC with Windows Defender
|Section 10: Optimization and Troubleshooting|
Optimizing Your Power Settings
Optimizing Your Hard Disk Drive and Special Considerations for SSDs
Identifying Problems with Task Manager
Creating and Applying a System Restore Point
Creating and Using a System Recovery Disk
Accessing the Master Control Panel Shortcut (a.k.a.God Mode) in Windows 8.1
|Section 11: Backup and Restore|
Backup and Restore a System Image
Refresh Your PC While Keeping Your Files
Restore Your PC to Out-of-the-Box Condition
|Section 12: Conclusion|
Course Conclusion and Thank You
I've been in the IT profession since 1997, and I've worn many hats throughout my career... Technical Support, Software QA Engineer, Software Developer, Network Administrator, and Project Manager. Now, thanks to Udemy, I'm also a teacher. In the coming months, I'll be sharing my expertise on several subjects including Linux commands and scripting, Microsoft SQL Server, and Java programming. I hope to have the opportunity to help you achieve your learning goals.