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TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
TSTC Windows 8 Guide - Complete Edition
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  • 1. TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Instructional Support Windows 8 Guide Complete Edition
  • 2. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 20131 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Introduction Windows 8 is the newest operating system from Microsoft. Windows 8 works on both PCs and laptops, but the major redesign of the interface accommodates new mediums: tablets and phones. Although the look of the environment that you’ve grown accustomed to in previous versions of Windows has changed, how it operates is much the same. Some of the main features in Windows 8 include: • Optimization for Touch Devices • Start screen • Charms • Windows Store and Apps • Desktop screen In this training, we’ll create an account on our Windows 8 device, get familiar with the new interface, set up our work email, and learn about some customization
  • 3. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 20132 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Introduction Before we begin, let’s make sure you’re connected to the internet. Power on your device and log into the Administrator or Instructor account. To connect to the internet: 1. Activate the CHARMS bar by hitting the  (Windows) key + C on your keyboard. The CHARMS bar will appear at the right side of your screen 2. Click on the Settings option in the CHARMS bar, then choose the icon with the signal bars towards the bottom of the Settings panel 3. Choose the network that you’d like to connect to. You may have to type a password if it is password protected
  • 4. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 20133 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Introduction Now that you’re connected to the internet, make sure your APPS that are already installed on your device are up to date. To update your APPS: 1. Go to the START screen by hitting the  (Windows) key on your keyboard and click on the WINDOWS STORE icon 2. Click on the “Updates (#)” in the upper right corner 3. Click the Install icon at the bottom of your screen
  • 5. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 20134 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Create a Microsoft Account When setting up your Windows 8 PC for the first time or adding user accounts, you have two types of accounts to choose from: local and a MICROSOFT ACCOUNT. Local accounts are like standard accounts you’d find on previous versions of Windows. But when you create a MICROSOFT ACCOUNT, you gain access to the WINDOWS STORE and connect to cloud applications such as Skydrive, Email, and more. To change the local account into a MICROSOFT ACCOUNT: 1. Log in with the Administrator or Instructor account. Move your mouse pointer to the upper or lower right corner, move your mouse up or down slightly to display the CHARMS bar and click Settings 2. In the Settings option, click the Change PC Settings link at the bottom 3. In the PC Settings, click on Users. Under the Other Users section, click Add a User
  • 6. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 20135 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Create a Microsoft Account 4. Use your work email as the user name for your MICROSOFT ACCOUNT 5. Fill out the form and use a password that you can remember. You’ll need this password to log onto your computer 6. Fill out the security info. The phone number can be used to text you your password should you forget it. You do not have to include a phone number, but the other information is required
  • 7. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 20136 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Create a Microsoft Account 7. Leave the Finish Up options unchecked 8. Click Finish to complete your account setup. Now that your MICROSOFT ACCOUNT has been created, you need to give this account administrative rights 9. Return to your START screen by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard. Right click on a blank area of the screen and click the All Apps option that appears at the bottom of your screen
  • 8. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 20137 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Create a Microsoft Account 10. Scroll to find the Control Panel app located under the Windows System section and click it 11. The Control Panel should open in the DESKTOP screen. Click on the User Accounts and Family Safety option 12. Click on User Accounts
  • 9. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 20138 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Create a Microsoft Account 13. Click on the MICROSOFT ACCOUNT you just created 14. Click the Change the account type option 15. Click the Administrator option and click the Change Account Type button to complete the process
  • 10. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 20139 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Create a Microsoft Account 16. Return to your START screen by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard. Click on the account you’re logged into at the upper right corner of the screen and click on the MICROSOFT ACCOUNT you created in the drop down list. You will be taken to the login screen. Type your password for the account and Windows will begin setting up the new account.
  • 11. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201310 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide First Look at the Start Screen When you started your computer, you may notice that the boot time is significantly faster than with previous versions of Windows. When Windows 8 has finished loading and you’ve logged in, you will see your main screen: the START screen. On your START screen, you’ll see some of your APPS (programs) displayed as TILES. Some of the tiles may be LIVE TILES, where content is constantly changing or updat- ing. The APPS on your START screen are APPS that have been pinned by Windows by default or pinned after you’ve installed an APP. To see more APPS pinned on your START screen: • Drag the scroll bar at the bottom of your screen, move your mouse pointer towards the left or right side of the screen, or use the scroll wheel on your mouse How far you scroll depends on how many APPS are pinned to your START screen. Scroll Bar Live AppsApp Tiles
  • 12. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201311 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide First Look at the Start Screen To view all APPS pinned on your START screen at once: • Hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and roll the scroll wheel down on your mouse or move the mouse pointer to the bottom right corner and click the “-” icon The START screen only displays APPS that have been pinned. To view every APP installed on your computer: 1. Right click on a tile or the background and a menu bar will appear at the bottom of your screen 2. Choose the ALL APPS option at the bottom right of your screen and a new screen will display every APP that has been installed on your computer To return to the START screen from the all Apps view: • Press the WINDOWS key on your keyboard or right click on a blank area of the screen and choose ALL APPS at the bottom right of your screen All Apps Option All Apps View All Pinned Apps View
  • 13. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201312 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide First Look at the Start Screen The START screen has hotspots that activate when you move your mouse point- er in those areas: • Move your mouse pointer to the upper left corner to display a thumbnail of the previ- ous app that was used. Click the thumbnail to switch to that app. • Dragging down slightly will display START screen apps currently opened • Moving your mouse Pointer to the lower left corner will display a thumbnail of the START screen or the APP currently being used, depending on what is active. Click- ing the thumbnail will switch your screen between the two. • Dragging up slightly will display START screen apps currently opened Previous App List of Previous Apps Switch to Start Screen Switch to Previous App
  • 14. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201313 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide First Look at the Start Screen • Move the mouse pointer to the upper or lower right corner to display the CHARMS bar, which allows you to SEARCH, SHARE, return to the START screen, interact with connected DEVICES, or change SETTINGS. Some navigation can also be accomplished using keyboard shortcuts: • If you are not on the START screen, press the (Windows) key on your keyboard to quickly switch to it • Press the Alt+Tab keys on your keyboard to switch between all START screen and DESKTOP screen apps that are currently open Charms Bar Alt + Tab Keyboard Combination
  • 15. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201314 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Charms Bar Anytime you move your mouse pointer to the upper or lower right corner of the screen or hit +C keys, the CHARMS bar will appear with 5 options: • Search - Search for installed apps, files, the internet, and more • If on the START screen, just start typing to begin a search • Share - With some apps, you can share photos, files, or webpages with others • Start - Quickly takes you to the START screen • Devices - View devices connected to your PC, set up print- ers and print documents, and sync your phone • Settings - Adjust the settings of the currently active app with the following Settings options available on every app: • Networks - Choose how you connect to the internet • Volume - Adjust the PC volume • Brightness - Adjust the screen brightness • Notifications - View system notifications • Power - Sleep, Shut down, or Restart the PC • Keyboard - Switch between different language keyboard layouts Press the ESC key once or twice to exit out of the CHARMS options. Access some of the CHARMS options using these keyboard combinations: • +Q to open App search • +W to open Control Panel settings search • +F to open File search • +I to open Settings search Charms Bar
  • 16. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201315 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide The Desktop The DESKTOP in Windows 8 looks and feels very similar to the desktop you’ve grown accustomed to in previous versions of Windows, minus the Start button. From the DESKTOP you’ll be able to access and organize files, run applications, and do many of the same tasks as you’ve done before on Windows. To switch to the DESKTOP: • Click on the DESKTOP app on your START screen or hitting the +D keys Desktop Mode Desktop App
  • 17. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201316 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide The Desktop Move your mouse pointer to the bottom of the DESKTOP screen to access the TASK BAR. From the TASKBAR, you’ll be able to access: 1. File Explorer 2. Pinned Apps 3. Apps in use 4. Apps running in the background 5. Settings (System alerts, Power, Networks, Volume) 6. Date & Time Click on the FILE EXPLORER icon to open up the Libraries window, where you can access drives, libraries, folders, and files. Taskbar File Explorer
  • 18. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201317 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide The Desktop To pin libraries and folders from the DESKTOP to your START screen: • Right click on a library or folder and choose “Pin to Start” from the list of options • Undo this by going to your START screen, right click the library/folder, and choose “Unpin from Start” at the bottom of your screen To pin apps* from your START screen to your DESKTOP TASKBAR: • Right click an app on your START screen and choose “Pin to taskbar” at the bottom of your screen. • Undo this by right clicking the app on your START screen or DESKTOP TASKBAR and choose “Unpin from taskbar” from the options *Apps specifically designed to run from the START screen, like People, News, or Music, cannot be pinned to the DESKTOP TASKBAR. Pin to Start Pin to Taskbar
  • 19. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201318 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Windows Apps APPS in Windows 8 are programs that are preinstalled on your tablet or computer, or they can be downloaded from the WINDOWS STORE. To open an APP, simply click on the APP. • APPS that are optimized for the Windows 8 environment will open from the START screen. All apps installed from the WINDOWS STORE are optimized. • Programs that are downloaded or installed that are Windows 8 compatible will open from the DESKTOP. To view commands for an APP: • Right click anywhere in the APP screen APP Screen APP Commands
  • 20. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201319 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Windows Apps To use two APPS at the same time: 1. Move your mouse pointer to the top of the APP screen til you see a hand icon 2. Click and hold your mouse button and drag down slightly, then to the left or right side of the screen and release the mouse button 3. Move your mouse pointer to the bottom left corner of your screen and click to go to your START screen. Click on another APP to open it. Use the bar between the two apps to change the size and switch between APPS. To close an APP: 1. Move your mouse pointer to the top of the APP screen til you see a hand icon 2. Click and hold your mouse button and drag down to the bottom of your screen and release Top of APP Screen Bottom of APP Screen Move First APP First APP Set Second APP Opened
  • 21. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201320 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Windows Apps To uninstall an APP: 1. Right click the APP tile that you want to uninstall 2. Choose the Uninstall icon in the options that appear at the bottom of your screen Uninstall an App
  • 22. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201321 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Windows Store The WINDOWS STORE is where you can go to download APPS, much like an iPhone or Android device. The WINDOWS STORE offers both free and paid APPS. Most of these APPS are designed to run from the START screen. To open the WINDOWS STORE, click on the Store icon. The WINDOWS STORE has several categories and in each category you’ll see fea- tured apps and the sections “Top paid”, “Top free”, and “New Releases”. To scroll through the WINDOWS STORE categories: • Roll the scroll wheel on your mouse, or • Move your mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen and drag the scroll bar To browse a category: • Click on the category title, such as “Games”, “News & Weather”, “Sports”, etc. Store Icon Windows Store
  • 23. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201322 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Windows Store To search the WINDOWS STORE: 1. Move your mouse pointer to the top or bottom right corner of your screen to access the CHARMS bar 2. Click on the Search icon to open the search feature and type a title or keyword After you’ve selected an APP, a page displaying information about the APP will appear on your screen. To install an APP: • If it’s a free app, click the Install button • If it’s a paid app, click the Buy or Try button After the APP has installed, a tile for the APP will be created on the START screen. App Information in the Windows Store Search Icon
  • 24. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201323 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Windows Store APPS that you have purchased or installed through the WINDOWS STORE can be installed on up to five PCs with your Microsoft account. To see what APPS are installed on your PC(s): 1. Right click anywhere on the WINDOWS STORE screen and choose the Your Apps option that appears at the top of the screen 2. In the Your Apps screen, click on the first dropdown list to see what APPS are in- stalled on which PC You may have noticed that the WINDOWS STORE icon sometimes contains a number in it. This number indicates the number of APPS that need to be updated. To update APPS: 1. Click on the WINDOWS STORE icon 2. Click on the “Updates (#)” in the upper right corner 3. Click the Install icon at the bottom of your screen • You can click on the Select All or Clear icons, or select each APP individually to customize which APPS you’d like to update Update Apps
  • 25. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201324 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Set Up Work Email in the Mail App In Windows 8, you can receive email notifications and reply to emails using the MAIL app. To set up your work email in the MAIL app: 1. Click on the MAIL app on your START screen 2. Click on Google under the Add your email accounts option at the bottom left corner of your screen 3. Type your email address and email password, then click Connect. On the next screen about Staying in touch with your Google friends, you can choose to connect or not to connect
  • 26. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201325 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Set Up Work Email in the Mail App 4. Now that your work email is synched with the MAIL app, there are a few options that should be changed. Access the CHARMS bar by moving your mouse pointer to the upper or lower right corner of your screen, move your mouse slightly up or down, and click on the Settings option 5. Under Settings, click on Accounts 6. You should see two accounts with the same email. Click on the first one with the envelope icon. This is your MICROSOFT ACCOUNT email
  • 27. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201326 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Set Up Work Email in the Mail App 7. Make the following changes: Change the account name to My Microsoft Account 8. Click on the arrow icon at the top of this panel to return to the Accounts section
  • 28. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201327 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Set Up Work Email in the Mail App 9. You should see two accounts with the same email. Click on the one with the Google icon. This is your work account email 10. Make the following changes: Change the account name to My Work Account Change Download email from to Any time Ensure Email is checked next to Content to sync Change your email signature
  • 29. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201328 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Set Up Work Email in the Mail App 11. Scroll down and make the following changes: Make sure the Show email notifications slider is set to On
  • 30. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201329 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Quick Tips and Resources Quick Tips • Press the (Windows) key on your keyboard to quickly switch to the START screen • Press +D keys to access the DESKTOP screen • Press +C keys to access the CHARMS bar in both the START and DESKTOP screens • Click Devices > Second screen to change how your screen is displayed when connected to a monitor or projector • Click the Settings option to: • Power off, restart, or put your computer in sleep mode • Connect to a network • Adjust the volume and brightness • Temporarily hide notifications • Accessing CHARMS bar > Settings in the DESKTOP screen will get you quick links to the Control Panel, Personalization, and PC Info • To view all APPS installed on your device, right click on the START screen and choose the All Apps option that appears • Press the Alt+Tab keys on your keyboard to switch between all START screen and DESKTOP screen apps that are currently open • When using an APP optimized for Windows 8, right click to view commands • To close a Windows 8 optimized APP, move the mouse pointer to the top of the screen til it changes to a hand icon, click and hold, then drag the APP to the bottom of your screen • To uninstall an APP from the START screen, right click the APP tile and choose Uninstall
  • 31. Texas State Technical College | Copyright 201330 TexasStateTechnicalCollege|InstructionalSupport TSTC Windows 8 Guide Quick Tips and Resources Resources Websites • TSTC Windows 8 Guides insupport.tstc.edu, click on Resource Repository > E-Doc Guides • Windows 8 Tutorials from Microsoft http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/tutorial • Windows 8 Tutorials from GCF http://www.gcflearnfree.org/windows8 Videos • The Missing Windows 8 Instructional Video - Who moved my Windows 8 Cheese? http://youtu.be/5BSmmSU-UZU • Learn Windows 8 in 3 minutes (OK, it’s really 4) http://youtu.be/wi8NpwiEuzc

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