Setting Default Programs in Windows 8.1

Before you start Objectives: Learn where and how to configure default programs for specific file types in Windows 8.1. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: file type, configuration, Windows 8.1  Default Programs Windows 8.1 has default programs set that will launch when we double-click a file with a certain extension. For example, double-clicking a file that ends with .avi … Read moreSetting Default Programs in Windows 8.1

Libraries in Windows 8.1

Before you start Objectives: Learn how to enable and how to manage Libraries in Windows 8.1 Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: Libraries, Windows 8.1, manage, enable  What are Libraries Libraries were introduced with Windows 7, and are available in newer versions of Windows. However, in Windows 8.1 they are hidden by default. To enable them we can open File … Read moreLibraries in Windows 8.1

File Explorer in Windows 8.1

Before you start Objectives: Learn about new features in File Explorer in Windows 8.1 Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: file explorer, ribbon, tools, sections, file list File Explorer Sections We use File Explorer to work with files on folders on our local computer and network locations. In Windows 8.1 the Windows Explorer is now called the File Explorer. To … Read moreFile Explorer in Windows 8.1

Viewing System Information in Windows 8.1

Before you start Objectives: Learn how to find basic and detailed system information in Windows 8.1 Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: system information, Windows 8.1, Control Panel, Administrative Tools Basic System Information As in previous versions of Windows, in Windows 8.1 we also have full access to Windows settings and information. We need to know how to access … Read moreViewing System Information in Windows 8.1

Customizing Windows 8.1

Before you start Objectives: Learn how to work with Start Screen in Windows 8.1 and where to find computer settings. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: Start screen, settings, personalization, Windows 8.1  Start Screen Start Screen is something completely new when it comes to Windows. We can customize it to suit our taste. We can change the size of … Read moreCustomizing Windows 8.1

App Switching and Snapping in Windows 8.1

Before you start Objectives: Learn how to use the app switcher and how to snap apps in Windows 8.1. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: app, switching, snapping, snap, windows 8.1  App Switching In order to demonstrate how app switching works, we have to have several running apps. In our case we have Calendar and OneDrive open. In order … Read moreApp Switching and Snapping in Windows 8.1

Desktop Environment in Windows 8.1

Before you start Objectives: Learn how is Desktop different in Windows 8.1 when compared to older Windows versions. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: desktop, start, wndows, right-click, screen, taskbar, background, button, 8.1, environment  The Desktop On the Start Screen of Windows 8, there is a big tile called the Desktop. All applications which don’t support the new UI … Read moreDesktop Environment in Windows 8.1

Overview of New User Interface in Windows 8

Before you start Objectives: Learn about the new Start Screen, how to use active corners, how to switch between applications and how to close them. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: start, screen, Windows, corner, applications, hand, apps, left, upper, new, interface Start Screen When we log into Windows 8, we will see the Start Screen. The Start Screen … Read moreOverview of New User Interface in Windows 8

Migrate to Windows 8 Using Windows Easy Transfer (WET)

Before you start Objectives: Learn how to use the WET tool to migrate files and settings from the older computer to the computer running Windows 8. Prerequisites: you should have a basic understanding about data migration methods. Key terms: transfer, WET, files, computer, Windows, option, PC, tool, drive, password, run, simply Running WET In this example we will … Read moreMigrate to Windows 8 Using Windows Easy Transfer (WET)

Upgrading to Windows 8

Before you start Objectives: Learn which options are available when upgrading to Windows 8 and how to use the Upgrade Assistant tool. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: Windows, upgrade, assistant, files, current, OS, settings, users, applications Upgrade Options We can upgrade our current Windows OS to the new Windows 8 OS. There are some things that we should … Read moreUpgrading to Windows 8