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Windows 8 talk compressed

  1. 1. Making The Move To Windows 8 Richard Pascoe www.adelaidetechguy.com.au Find me on Facebook - Adelaide Techguy Find me onTwitter @adelaidetechguy Phone: 0419829145 Hear me on :
  2. 2. Operating Systems •  Windows 95 •  Windows 98 •  Windows Me •  Windows XP •  Windows XP Service Pack 2 •  Windows Vista •  Windows 7 •  Windows 8 •  Windows 8.1 2
  3. 3. Windows 8 •  A hybrid operating system that is designed to run on tablets ( touch based ) & traditional computers •  Windows 8.1 is the stable version of this operating system , think of it as the Windows XP Service Pack 2 equivalent
  4. 4. Microsoft Account •  You will need a Microsoft account •  Outlook.com •  live.com •  Enables you to sync your account , reset password , settings across all Windows 8 pcs •  Gives you access to OneDrive •  Local account - if you don’t want an online Microsoft Account
  5. 5. Local Account •  You will get the option of signing in to your Microsoft account or creating a new one •  If you go to create a new one it will give you the option of signing into a local account •  This is important on the change from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1
  6. 6. Moving From •  Windows XP - back up , format , reload •  Windows Vista - back up , format , reload •  Windows 7 to Windows 8 - in place upgrade •  Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 - back up , format , reload ( programs ) – in place upgrade will keep your documents
  7. 7. Installing Programs •  Installing a program •  Via internet / usb / cd / dvd •  Go to desktop & follow instructions
  8. 8. The Windows Store •  1st Stop For Software •  You know it will run •  It is safe
  9. 9. Installing Software
  10. 10. Boot To Desktop •  Right click toolbar in desktop and go to properties •  Then they can put shortcuts to programs they use on the desktop
  11. 11. The Start Button •  Shut down and reboot •  System settings
  12. 12. Windows 8.1 Features •  Smart Search •  OneDrive •  Customise desktop •  Skype - calls , messaging
  13. 13. OneDrive •  7GB of online storage - free •  Think of it as you’re my Documents in “ The Cloud “ •  Change on your computer – changes in the cloud •  Access your files from any computer
  14. 14. File Explorer •  A folder is a storage area on a drive •  A library is a super folder holding many folders - my music , my documents etc •  Right click inside a folder to create a new folder
  15. 15. Attach A Device •  Windows 8 will ask what happens when you insert
  16. 16. The Tiled Desktop •  Think of it as your old start screen •  Move what you use to the left hand side of the screen •  Change the size of the tiles -
  17. 17. Windows Search •  Search for anything on your computer and inside your filing system / internet
  18. 18. Change File Associations •  Windows 8 will assign , certain software to open certain files •  PDF can open with the built in Reader or Adobe if you download and install •  Right click and decide on default program
  19. 19. Open With
  20. 20. Create Shortcuts To Programs On Desktop •  Put the program in the task bar first - done from the tiled start screen •  Then press shift while right clicking brings up the option to send to desktop as a shortcut
  21. 21. The Charms Bar •  Search •  Share •  Start •  Devices •  Settings
  22. 22. Control Panel
  23. 23. Control Panel No 2
  24. 24. Action Centre
  25. 25. Stop Programs Loading
  26. 26. Programs and Features
  27. 27. Settings
  28. 28. Account
  29. 29. Internet Explorer •  There are 2 versions - Tip - use the one on the desktop tile
  30. 30. Internet Explorer - Tiled
  31. 31. Internet Explorer - Desktop
  32. 32. When All Else Fails •  Press The Windows Key - returns you to the front tiled screen
  33. 33. Backup •  One day disaster will strike •  Windows 8.1 has a built in backup •  Open Control Panel – File History •  Plug in external hard drive •  Will backup your libraries , desktop , contact , favourites
  34. 34. If Things Go Wrong •  Reset or refresh your computer •  Go to settings - change PC settings - update and recovery •  3 options •  Refresh Your PC without affecting your files •  Remove everything & reinstall •  Advanced Start Up
  35. 35. Computer Infections •  Do not click links in emails •  “If you don’t think it was meant for you it probably wasn’t” •  Keep your system up to date – Windows and software •  Out of date software is a risk – Windows XP , Adobe , Java •  Your antivirus is the last link in the chain •  Run as a standard user

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