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Easy Windows 10, 2nd Edition


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  • Coverage of new Windows 10 anniversary update features helps readers use Windows 10 more efficiently and get up to speed on those new features quickly
  • Task-oriented design helps readers use the most common features to get more done
  • Coverage of the updated Windows UI interface
  • Combines the popularity of the Easy series design with the insights of a long-time Windows user and experienced teacher and trainer


  • Copyright 2017
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Pages: 528
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5684-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5684-8

SEE IT DONE. DO IT YOURSELF. It’s that Easy! Easy Windows 10 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 10. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows. No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

Learn how to...

·         Use the improved Windows 10 Anniversary Edition Start menu in standard and Tablet mode versions

·         Add extensions to the Microsoft Edge browser to translate foreign-language web pages and much more

·         Keep your information safe with improved File History and Backup

·         Use OneDrive® cloud storage to save space on your tablets and computers

·         Create reminders using Cortana’s voice recognition and Sticky Notes integration

·         Enjoy and shop for your favorite apps, movies, music, and TV shows

·         Manage and protect your home network

·         Touchscreen, keyboard, or mouse–use Windows 10 your way!

Category: Windows Operating System

Covers: Windows 10

User Level: Beginner



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Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Logging In, Starting Up, And Shutting Down Windows 10 Anniversary Edition With a Touchscreen

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Download the sample pages (includes Chapter 3 and Index)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 What’s New and Improved in Windows Anniversary Edition

Improved Tablet Mode

Voice-Enhanced Cortana

Improved Touchscreen-Optimized Menus

Easier Management with Settings

New Windows Ink Workspace

New Extension Support in Microsoft Edge Web Browser

Improved Photos App

Improved Xbox One Gaming Support

Improved OneDrive Cloud Storage

New Groove Music

Chapter 2 Upgrading to Windows 10 AE

Determining the Upgrade You Need in Windows 7

Determining the Upgrade You Need with Windows 8.1

Installing the Upgrade with the Media Creation Tool

Chapter 3 Logging In, Starting Up, and Shutting Down Windows 10 Anniversary Edition with a Touchscreen

Logging In with a Touchscreen

The Start and All Apps Menus in Tablet Mode

Enabling Tablet Mode

Starting and Closing a Universal or Modern UI App

Locking Your PC

Choosing Sleep, Shut Down, or Restart

Using Handwriting Recognition

Chapter 4 Logging In To Windows 10 Anniversary Edition and Customizing the Start Menu

Logging In to Windows 10 AE

Using the Start Menu

Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Resizing Tiles on the Start Menu

Changing Tile Positions on the Start Menu

Removing an App from the Start Menu

Locking Your System

Choosing Sleep, Shut Down, or Restart

Chapter 5 Using Cortana Search

Configuring Cortana Voice Search

Searching with Cortana

Voice Searches with Cortana

Starting Apps with Cortana

Using Cortana in Tablet Mode

Discovering Cortana Features

Searching for Files, Apps, and Settings

Teaching Cortana to Recognize Your Voice

Creating a Reminder

Creating Reminders with “Hey Cortana”

Viewing Reminders

Disabling Cortana’s Digital Assistant Features

Search After Signing Out of Cortana

Chapter 6 Running Apps

Finding Apps on the Start Menu

Starting Apps

Starting an App in Tablet Mode

Opening a File from Within an app

Maximizing an App Window

Starting an App from Search

Switching Between Apps with the Taskbar

Switching Between Apps with a Touchscreen

Switching Between Apps with the Keyboard

Saving Your File

Resizing an App Window

Making the Desktop Visible

Using Desktop Shortcuts

Adding an App to the Taskbar

Working with Taskbar Jump Lists

Snapping and Closing an App Window

Chapter 7 Web Browsing with Microsoft Edge

Starting Microsoft Edge

Entering a Website Address (URL)

Working with Tabs

Opening a Link

Setting Your Home Page

Configuring Your New Tab Page

Using Cortana in Microsoft Edge

Copying and Pasting a Link

Using Zoom

Using Reading View

Printing or Creating a PDF of a Web Page

Adding a Web Page as a Favorite

Viewing and Opening Favorites

Adding a Web Page to the Reading List

Using Reading List

Using Downloads

Using the Web Notes Pen Tool

Using the Web Notes Text Tool

Using the Web Notes Highlighter Tool

Using the Web Notes Clip Tool

Saving a Web Note

Setting Browser Privacy, Services, and Platform Controls

Installing Browser Extensions in Edge

Managing Browser Extensions in Edge

Chapter 8 Playing and Creating Music and Audio

Starting the Groove Music App

Viewing Options for Your Music Collection

Playing Your Music Collection

Searching for Your Favorite Music

Creating a Playlist

Playing a Playlist

Buying Music

Recording Audio with Voice Recorder

Playing and Renaming a Recording

Editing Recorded Audio

Chapter 9 Enjoying Videos

Starting the Movies & TV App

Adding a Location to Look for Videos

Playing a Video, Movie, or TV Show

Using Search to Find Local and Windows Store Media

Buying or Renting a Movie or TV Show

Using Settings to Review Billing

Chapter 10 Viewing and Taking Photos with Camera

Starting the Camera App

Selecting Camera Settings

Using Video Mode

Changing Camera App Settings

Opening the Photos App from Camera

Viewing Your Photo and Video Collection

Basic Options for Your Photos

Viewing Your Videos with Photos

Cropping a Picture with Photos

Improving Brightness and Adding Effects with Photos

Comparing Edited and Original Versions

Saving Changes

Chapter 11 Connecting with Friends

Using the People App

Connecting to Facebook with the Facebook App

Starting Mail

Adding an Email Account

Composing and Sending a Message

Reading and Replying to Messages

Forwarding Messages

Flagging Messages

Deleting Messages

Creating an Email Signature

Using the Calendar App

Scheduling an Appointment with Calendar

Scheduling an All-Day Event

Scheduling a Recurring Appointment

Setting an Appointment Reminder

Hiding and Displaying Calendar’s Folders Pane

Starting Skype Preview

Adding Contacts with Skype Preview

Placing a Video Call with Skype Preview

Receiving a Call with Skype Preview

Text Messaging with Skype Preview

Controlling Notifications

Chapter 12 News, Weather, Sports, and Money

Starting the News App

Using the News App

Customizing News

Checking Weather with the Weather App

Adding Locations to Weather

Starting Maps

Getting Directions

Starting the Money App

Using the Sports App

Chapter 13 Using Windows Ink

Opening the Windows Ink Workspace

Create a Sticky Note

Create a Reminder Using Sticky Notes

Delete a Sticky Note

Configuring Sticky Notes

Getting Started with Sketchpad

Editing and Saving with Sketchpad

Sharing with Sketchpad

Using Screen Sketch

Chapter 14 Storing and Finding Your Files

Opening File Explorer

Using the View Tab

Using Copy To

Renaming Files

Selecting Files

Deleting Files

Retrieving Files from the Recycle Bin

Moving Files or Folders

Dealing with File Name Conflicts

Burning Data Discs

Sorting and Grouping Files

Creating Zip Files with the Share Tab

Syncing a Folder with OneDrive

Configuring OneDrive

Chapter 15 Discovering and Using Windows 10 AE’s Tools and Accessories

Finding Accessories and Tools in Tablet Mode

Setting Alarms with the Alarms & Clock App

Converting Number Values with Calculator

Enabling Word Wrap in Notepad

Using Character Map with WordPad

Chapter 16 Using the Windows Store

Going to the Store

Searching for Apps by Name

Deciding On an App

Browsing for Apps By Category

Installing an App

Rating an App

Uninstalling an App from the Start Screen

Chapter 17 Gaming

Finding Games with the Store App

Creating a New Xbox Account

Using the Xbox App

Connecting to Xbox One

Viewing Gaming Clips

Chapter 18 Printing and Scanning

Printing a Document

Selecting a Different Printer

More Printer Settings

Photo Printing Settings

Using Scan

Adjusting Scan Settings

Selecting Color, Grayscale, or Black-and-White Modes

Opening the Scans Folder

Chapter 19 Managing Windows 10 AE

Adjusting Speaker/Headset Volume

Advanced Audio Options

Adjusting Microphone Volume

Accessing the Settings Dialog Box

Settings Overview

Adjusting Display Brightness and Rotation

Adding a Second Display

Extending Your Desktop

Adjusting Screen Resolution

Adjusting Screen Position

Changing Quick Actions

Configuring App-Specific Notifications

Apps & Features

Configuring Tablet Mode

Configuring Snap

Using Battery Saver

Power & Sleep

Making Maps Available Offline

Checking Drive Capacity with Storage

Changing File Locations with Storage

Changing Default Apps

Adding a Device, Printer, or Scanner

Removing a Device

Configuring Mouse & Touchpad

Working with Bluetooth Devices

Changing Typing Settings

Changing Pen & Windows Ink Settings

Changing AutoPlay Settings

USB Settings

General Privacy Settings

Configuring Location Settings

Changing Privacy Settings for Camera, Microphone, Contacts, Messaging, Radios, and Account Info

Changing Speech, Ink, and Typing Privacy Settings

Managing Personal Information with Bing

Chapter 20 Networking Your Home with HomeGroup

Starting the Wireless Network Connection Process

Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network

Connecting to a Secured Private Network

Disconnecting a Wireless Connection

Using Airplane Mode

Managing Networks

Disabling and Enabling Wi-Fi

Managing Wi-Fi Sense

Managing Wireless Connections

Creating a Homegroup

Joining a Homegroup

Chapter 21 Customizing Windows

Using Personalization Settings

Changing the Screen Background

Choosing Your Own Background Picture

Choosing a Picture Fit

Changing Accent Colors

Changing Taskbar and Start Menu Colors and Transparency Settings

Changing Start Menu Settings

Selecting a Screen Saver

Customizing the Taskbar

Selecting Your Time Zone

Chapter 22 Adding and Managing Users

Preparing to Add a User

Adding a Child as a Family Member

Adding Another User Who Has a Windows Account

Adding a User Who Needs a Microsoft Account

Adding a Local User

Selecting an Account to Log In To

Changing an Account Type

Converting a Local Account to a Microsoft Account

Chapter 23 Protecting Your System

Checking for Windows Updates

Protecting Your Files with File History

Recovering Files with File History

Using Windows Notifications

Configuring and Starting Windows Defender

Checking for Malware with Windows Defender

Chapter 24 System Maintenance and Performance

Checking Charge Level

Selecting a Power Scheme

Viewing Disk Information

Checking Drives for Errors when Connected

Checking Drives for Errors with This PC

Using Windows Troubleshooters

Starting Task Manager with a Mouse

Starting Task Manager from the Keyboard

Viewing and Closing Running Apps with Task Manager

Using Reset


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Closing an App from the Taskbar

Viewing Drive Properties

Managing Drives

Viewing Folder Properties

Viewing Picture File Properties

Viewing Music Track Properties

Installing a Homegroup Printer

Opening Homegroup Files

Connecting to a Hidden Network

Putting a Slide Show on the Lock Screen

Advanced Slide Show Settings

Changing Status Items on the Lock Screen

Overview of the Themes Menu

Configuring Ease of Access’s Magnifier

Configuring Ease of Access’s Narrator

Configuring Ease of Access’s High Contrast

Configuring Ease of Access’s Closed Captions

Configuring Ease of Access’s Keyboard Settings

Configuring Ease of Access’s Mouse Settings

Configuring Other Ease of Access Settings

Setting Up and Using a Picture Password

Managing Child Users with Microsoft Family

Viewing Child Activity with Microsoft Family

Logging In After Curfew with Microsoft Family

Blocked Websites with Microsoft Family

Blocked Searches with Microsoft Family

Scheduling Tasks

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