Windows 10 – Basics

Win 10A – Intro

Windows 11 computers should be out and we may soon have classes on it. For now, we will continue to support Windows 10 as long as enough members stay with it – Microsoft will support it for five years. Even in Windows 10, you may need a refresher class to go over all the changes made in the past few years. We’ll start with how to perform some fundamental tasks and then focus on what has changed from the many updates of Windows 10. This class should be using the latest version: the 21H2 Update. The club has enough Windows 10 computers for everyone, but if you have a Windows 10 laptop, feel free to bring it to the class.

Platform: Windows 10.

Win 10B – Settings

This class (renamed from Customization to Settings) will get you started on the tools and techniques to make your PC work the way YOU want it to. Topics covered will include: customization and personalization, settings, task bar and start menu, privacy, security, and types of accounts. We will be using the latest versions: the 20H2 or 21H1 Updates. Bring your questions and problems too. If you have a Windows 10 laptop, feel free to bring it to use during the class. This class is a follow-up to the Win 10A – Intro class (which you should take first!).

Platform: Windows 10.

Win 10C – Apps

In this class we will cover some of the apps that are included in Windows 10; the focus will be on those that are new. Some will include apps that require a Microsoft account, such as Calendar and Mail; others can be used in a local account. Some of the covered apps are Calendar, Edge, Mail, Paint 3D, Snip & Sketch, Store and Your Phone. We will be using the latest versions of Windows 10: 20H2 or 21H1. You should take Win 10A and 10B before taking this one.

Platform: Windows 10.

Win 10D – Files

One of the major causes of computer users’ frustration is a lack of experience and/or understanding of how a computer stores things. This is true for documents, pictures, apps, music, etc. All this can be lumped under the broad heading of “file management.” In this class you’ll learn how and where files are stored, accessed, and manipulated in Windows 10 using File Explorer. We will cover several methods to accomplish the basic tasks of folder creation, copy, move, delete, paste, cut, search, multiple select, etc. There should be ample time for practice. This class will use the “ribbon” interface to File Explorer rather than the classical menu/tool bars. We will also cover the File History app that provides a partial backup. You should take Win 10A and 10B before taking this one.

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