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Windows 10

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A review of Windows 10 for seniors

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Windows 10

  1. 1. Windows 10 ? Computer Learning Center at Ewing David Shinkfield January 2016
  2. 2. Just one day after Microsoft released its new operating system, over 14 Million Windows users upgraded their PCs to Windows 10.
  3. 3. Over the first two months, 110 million computers had installed Windows 10 But that is only 8% of Windows users!!
  4. 4. At the end of 2015, Windows 10 accounted for 9.65% of Windows systems – Windows 8 – 13% – Windows 7 – 56% – Windows Vista – 2% – Windows XP, despite being unsupported for 12 months – 11%
  5. 5. Windows Timetable  Windows 10 launched on July 29th, 2015  Several updates issued in August and September  Microsoft released a “November update” on November 10th - called “Threshold 2”. Could be the first Service Pack for Windows 10
  6. 6. Today’s Discussion  New things in Windows 10  Getting Windows 10  Installing Windows 10  Change you mind! – Go back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1  Windows 10 Features  Should you install Windows 10
  7. 7. New things in Windows 10  Cortana becomes your legal and entertainment assistant  Microsoft’s answer to Chromecast  The Start Menu has returned.  Activation headaches resolved  A new browser – Edge. A work in progress  Multiple Desktops to separate activities.  Notification Area.  Improved Apps – Mail, Calendar, Photos and Office Mobile
  8. 8. Getting Windows 10  There are three ways to obtain Windows 10 – buy a new PC with Windows 10 preloaded, – buy a license key to Windows 10 online, – or upgrade an existing Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 PC.  If you have a legitimate version of Windows 7 , Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, Microsoft is giving a free upgrade if you upgrade before July 29 2016  If you upgrade, your Windows 7 or 8 will disappear.  If you want to keep your old system and install Windows 10, it will cost $119 for Windows 10 Home and $199 for Windows 10 Pro
  9. 9. Installing Windows 10  Before you do anything, we’re going to give you our standard advice: back up your data  If you own a qualifying Windows PC, you had the option of “reserving” a free copy of Windows 10. At some point, Microsoft will invite you to begin the upgrade process  If you have not received the email from Microsoft, there is an alternative – the Media Creation Tool
  10. 10. Installing Windows 10  Using Windows Media Creation Tool – Avoid waiting for Microsoft email – Can upgrade existing system – Can create a Windows 10 disk  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software- download/windows10  Latest update means you no longer need to select for 32 or 64 bit computer
  11. 11. Installing Windows 10  Using Media Creation Tool, choices are: – Upgrade this PC now – Create Installation Media for another PC
  12. 12. Doing a “clean install”  Microsoft has changed the “activation process” for Windows with Windows 10. (Digital Entitlement or Product Key)  After installation of Windows 10, Microsoft will remember the details and no further activation codes will be required.  Starting with the November update, Windows 10 can be activated using some Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 Product Keys
  13. 13. Change you mind! – Go back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1  To make life easier on Windows 7 and 8.1 converts, Microsoft will allow you to rollback your Windows 10 installation to the previous operating system for 30 days post-upgrade.  Downgrading to your older OS requires that you still have your Windows.old folder at C:Windows.old.  This will not work if you have done a “clean install” of Windows 10  You can still re-upgrade to Window 10 until July 29, 2016 downgrading to your older OS requires that you still have your Windows.old folder at C:Windows. downgrading to your older OS requires that you still have your Windows.old folder at C:Windows.old.
  14. 14. Change you mind! – Go back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 Before you use the rollback option  Back up your data  Find product keys for your Windows 7 or 8 system. You should not need them, but just in case. downgrading to your older OS requires that you still have your Windows.old folder at C:Windows. downgrading to your older OS requires that you still have your Windows.old folder at C:Windows.old.
  15. 15. Change you mind! – Go back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 For Rollback  Open the Start menu, select the Settings app, and go to Update & Security > Recovery. downgrading to your older OS requires that you still have your Windows.old folder at C:Windows. downgrading to your older OS requires that you still have your Windows.old folder at C:Windows.old.
  16. 16. Change you mind! – Go back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 After Rollback  Older programs may need to be reinstalled  Old Passwords may need to be re-entered After the 30 days,  Do a clean install of your old system. You need product keys  Use a System Image that you saved previously downgrading to your older OS requires that you still have your Windows.old folder at C:Windows. downgrading to your older OS requires that you still have your Windows.old folder at C:Windows.old.
  17. 17. Turn Off Windows 10 Messages  If you want to keep your old Windows version, you may continually get Microsoft messages to upgrade.  in Notification Bar  Can be turned off. Here is the link  http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how- stop-windows-10-upgrade-downloading- your-system
  18. 18. Possible changes in January  Microsoft has set a goal of having Windows 10 on a billion devices within three years.  Gossip says that “in January, Microsoft will make installing Windows 10 a “recommended update”.  If true, Windows 10 will automatically install on your Windows 7 or 8 computer unless you prevent it.
  19. 19. Windows 10 Features  Setting up the Start Menu  Make Cortana’s ears perk up  Playing a DVD  Schedule your Updates  Settings and Control Panel  Notifications  Edge Reading enhancements  Windows 10 Privacy Settings
  20. 20. The Start Menu  The Start menu v. the Start Screen  Accessing All Programs  Grouping and customizing your Start Screen  Hidden Start Menu
  21. 21. Make Cortana’s ears perk up  Accessing Cortana Settings  Turn Cortana On and Off  “Hello Cortana”  Talking to Cortana
  22. 22. Playing a DVD  In Windows 10, you say goodbye to Windows Media Center and with it, the ability to play DVDs  Windows DVD Player. $14.99 and it does not work perfectly  Better solution. Download VLC from VideoLan. Once your DVD inserted, click on Media > Open Disc then just sit back and enjoy your DVDs.
  23. 23. Schedule your Updates  All updates are automatically downloaded to your machine and then scheduled to install when your PC is idle.  Microsoft will let you decide when your system actually restarts to install the updates.  Scheduling restarts. Update & security > Windows Update.
  24. 24. Settings and Control Panel  Windows 10 includes a Settings Panel and a Control Panel – Settings includes most basic settings – Control Panel offers more detail.  Accessing Settings and Control Panel
  25. 25. Notifications  Accessing Notifications settings
  26. 26. Edge Reading enhancements  Still a work in progress  Reading Mode very good  Internet Explorer still installed
  27. 27. Windows 10 Privacy Settings  How Microsoft collects data from Windows 10 systems and how the user can control it.  Windows 10 has the most granular level of controls relating to privacy than any Windows operating system before it.  https://youtu.be/TU9ECwhi3hc
  28. 28. Should you Install Windows 10  Are you happy with the system you have?  Are there new features in Windows 10 that are really attractive to you?  Are you ready to deal with any problems caused by an upgrade? Vic Laurie
  29. 29. Should you Install Windows 10 Some Recommendations  If you are happy with Windows 7, your programs work and you don’t want the hassle of a new Operating System, stay with Windows 7. It will be maintained until 2020  If you use Windows 8 or 8.1, Windows 10 is better. I recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10.
  30. 30. The Presentation Web Site http://www.clcewing.org/tips_and_tricks.html

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