How did we get here?
Windows 8 was released in 10/2012. It was mainly for mobile
Windows 10 was released in 7/2015. Back to Computer/Laptop
Windows 10 November Update – 11/12/15
Windows 10 Anniversary Update – 8/2/16
Windows 10 Creators Update – 4/11/17
Help! My Computer upgraded from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 without my
Go to this article to roll back to Windows 7/8.1 if it upgraded to Windows 10 without
your permission. Windows 7 will be supported until 1/14/2020.
Or do a Factory Reset. Go to Office Max, Best Buy, or Data Doctors if need help.
You can right click on an app and unpin it, resize it, uninstall it ,pin it to your task bar,
You can pin apps, folders, email accounts, contacts, and settings to the
start menu by right clicking on the thing you want to pin and then click on
the Pin to Start Option. You can also do this for websites in Edge, and notes
You can resize the start menu by dragging on it.
To shut off your computer click on the windows button, click on Power, then click on
You can create shortcuts to the desktop by dragging the program from tiles or All apps
to the desktop.
Windows Explorer - File Explorer (Windows 10)
My Computer – This PC (Windows 8)
My Documents – Libraries (Windows 7)
New to Windows 10
Cortana is Microsoft’s version of Apple’s SIRI and Google’s Google
Now (Hello Google). She is named after the assistant to the Master
Chief in the computer game Halo. You can ask her questions, set
reminders or alarms, create calendar events, check the weather or
time, or search for programs, files, directions, or the web,
You can get to the Control
Panel by searching for it in
the windows menu or with
Apps - Windows 10 comes with several apps installed.
You can buy apps, games, music, and movies and tv shows, and books through the
Microsoft Store. You can purchase these with a credit card or a Microsoft Store Gift
Card. Click on the icon with the shopping bag with the windows symbol on it to get
to the store.
Do a search for the program, show, movie, music, or book you wish to look for.
Then click on the item you want.
Then click on get or the price or the item. Get is free. The price is the price of
the app. You can pay with a Windows Store Gift Card. You don’t have to give
them a credit card number.
Look at the rating of the app and their reviews before you buy it.
Windows 10 Apps
Wunderlist, Evernote, OneNote,
Netflix, Hulu, Plex, Kodi
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, FourSquare
Nook, Kindle, Overdrive
Microsoft Solitaire, Microsoft Mahjohg,
You can get to tasks in task view by clicking on the Tasks View
button. Or you can also still click on the icon of the program in
the task bar you want to switch to.
You can click on Task View, then New desktop to create a new desktop, or to get to another desktop
that you have already created.
What did they take away in Windows 10?
Windows Media Center
Can be replaced by Kodi, Plex, or MediaPortal.
Can be replaced by 8GadgetPack or Sidebar by
My Computer has Windows 7 or Windows 8.
How do I upgrade to Windows 10?
Click on the Get Windows 10 Button, then click on Get Windows 10, then Download
Then restart your computer when it’s ready and it will upgrade to Windows 10
You can purchase Windows 10.
Run the Windows Updates to your computer to make sure you have the latest
updates for your computer.
What’s new Windows Creators
Update - 4/11/17
Augmented Reality - enables users to
view the real world around them,
with an added layer of information or
interaction digitally overlaid – it’s
generally achieved without a headset,
with mobiles and tablets often being
used – and has generated some fun
viral marketing campaigns as brands
have enabled their customers to
unlock interactive content on their
devices. PokemonGo, Snapchat, &
Windows Ink are examples if this.
Windows Ink - add text to maps, pictures, videos
Windows ink also lets you draw on
Microsoft Edge, Pictures, Maps,
Word, Sticky Notes, OneNote, and
other apps that are available in the
Getting ready for virtual reality. VR headsets and apps from
the Microsoft Store will be available in the future. Also, VR
content on Websites in Edge.
Virtual Reality enables users to see and “move” through a
virtual environment, it’s a completely immersive experience
which shuts out external stimuli through the headset.
Mixed Reality - offers an opportunity to merge the real and
virtual, enables the brand to become a part of the user’s
experience rather than a redundant bystander. Instead of
a virtual venue tour, MR facilitates a guided virtual venue
tour, instead of showcasing a completely simulated
version of a product, MR enables the real-life product to
be displayed with additional data or animation overlaid,
providing a deep-dive behind the circuitry to explain the
inner workings for example.
Example : a Roller Coaster.
Windows Hello lets you sign in to your Windows 10 computer with a fingerprint
scanner or face recognition
Microsoft Wallet. Like Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and PayPal.
4/20/17 Microsoft announced that major updates
will be released on March and September.
Windows will probably stay Windows 10 and name
Updates differently like OS10 which is now on OS
version 10.12-Sierra. Regular updates will still
come out the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
5/2/17 Microsoft announced Windows 10 S that
only runs apps from the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft Build Conference May 10- May 12 in
Fall Update in Sept 2017 Codename Redstone 3
My People - Originally planned for Redstone 2, My People is a new social feature being
built into Redstone 3 that will allow you to pin your favorite contacts to your taskbar for
easy access recent conversations, emails, contact details and more. You'll be able to share
files directly to a contact on your taskbar, collaborate in documents and keep in touch no
matter where you are in the operating system.
Cortana Speaker Devices – Speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home run by Cortana.
Cortana gets own settings page.
Timeline - This feature will present on-screen cards showing recent and past activity, and,
like several new features in Fall Creators, will work across your devices. Any Android or iOS
device can include apps that talk to the Microsoft Graph, which then informs your PC
about an activity to which you may want to return.
VR Headsets – Holidays
Windows 10 Resources
Replacements for software not in Windows 10
Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows 8 Resources