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Students will:

  • Discover how to use the exciting new features in Windows 10, including the Fall Creators Update (2017)
  • Learn how to connect everything to Windows PC–phone, xBox game console, tablet, netbook, and more
  • Make sure Windows PC is safe (without the hassle and confusion)


  • Copyright 2018
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 352
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5980-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5980-1

My Microsoft® Windows® 10 is an easy, full-color tutorial on the latest operating system from Microsoft.

This book is part of Que’s Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Windows 10, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a FREE Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. To learn more, visit www.quepublishing.com/CUP.

Author Katherine Murray has been writing about technology for more than 25 years and has worked with every consumer version of Windows since Windows 3.1.  Murray will help you learn how to:

  • Master Windows 10 innovations you like and keep the older techniques you’re comfortable with
  • Let Cortana, your new personal digital assistant, help you find what you need
  • Adjust the Start menu so it works the way you want (not the other way around!)
  • Learn to use Windows 10 on PC or tablet
  • Streamline your browsing experience with Microsoft® Edge, the new state-of-the-art web browser
  • Find, download, install, and work with the best new Windows Store apps
  • Copy, move, and share files using File Explorer
  • Use the Skype app to make super-easy, free video calls
  • Access all your favorite media with the new Groove Music and Movies & TV apps

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Table of Contents


Versions of Windows 10

Highlights of Windows 10 Creators Update

What You’ll Find in This Book

Let’s Begin

Chapter 1 Hello, Windows 10!

Exploring Windows 10 Creators Update

    Logging In to Windows 10

    Touring the Windows 10 Desktop

    Getting Started with Windows 10

Getting Around with the Mouse, Keyboard, and Pen

    Using the Mouse

    Selecting Multiple Items

    Getting to the Menu

    Using the (Real) Keyboard

    Using Speech with the Keyboard

    Using a Pen with the Keyboard

    Displaying the Emoji Keyboard

Using Touch in Windows 10

    Using Single Tap

    Tap and Hold

    Swiping Right

    Swiping Left

    Swiping Up and Down

    Using Pinch Zoom

Getting Help in Windows 10

    Using the Tips App

Shutting Down or Putting Windows 10 to Sleep

    Goodnight, Windows 10

    Shutting Down Windows 10

Chapter 2 Connecting and Managing Your Desktop and Devices

Adding Devices in Windows 10

    Viewing Installed Devices

    Removing a Device

Connecting to Wireless Networks

    Connecting to an Available Network

Linking Your Phone to Windows 10

    Adding Your Phone to Windows 10

Managing Your PC Power

    Turning On the Battery Saver

    Changing Your Power Settings

Resetting Windows 10

    Resetting Your PC

Chapter 3 Accomplishing Windows 10 Essential Tasks

Exploring the Windows 10 Desktop

    Learning About the Windows 10 Desktop

    Using the Windows 10 Start Button

    Using the Start Menu

    Working with the Start Menu

    Changing User and Profile Information in the Start Menu

    Adding App Tiles to the Start Menu

    Removing App Tiles from the Start Menu

    Resizing App Tiles

    Turning Off Live Tile Updates

Using Tablet Mode

    Making the Change Manually

    Using the Start Menu with Touch

    Tweaking the Start Menu with Touch

    Setting Tablet Mode Options

Tailoring the Taskbar

    Adding Apps to the Taskbar

    Using Jump Lists

Working with Windows

    Window Basics

    Moving a Window

    Resizing a Window

    Arranging Windows

Using Task View

    Displaying and Using Task View

Working with Notifications and the Action Center

    Checking Notifications

    Turning Notifications Off and On

Using Ink with Windows 10

    Displaying the Windows Ink Workspace

    Creating a Sticky Note

    Setting Reminders

Creating and Using Multiple Desktops

    Creating a New Desktop

    Adding Apps to the New Desktop

    Closing a Desktop

Chapter 4 Using Cortana: Your Personal Digital Assistant

Getting Started with Cortana

    Leaving a Wake-up Call

    Learning the Cortana Tools

Searching with Cortana

    Seek and Find with Cortana

Using Cortana’s Notebook

    Exploring the Cortana Notebook

    Personalizing Cortana’s Info

Adding to Cortana’s Skills

    Expanding Cortana’s Skills

Setting Tasks with Cortana

Having Cortana Find Your Phone

Managing Cortana Permissions

    Managing Your Permissions

    Setting Notifications

Chapter 5 Personalizing Windows 10

Selecting a New Desktop Background

    Displaying Personalization Settings

    Choosing a New Background Picture

    Selecting a Color Background

    Creating a Custom Color

Adjusting Colors in Windows 10

    Choosing Accent Colors and Transparency

Setting a Night Light in Windows 10

Personalizing the Lock Screen

    Choosing a New Lock Screen Picture

    Adding a New Lock Screen Picture On-the-Fly

    Creating a Slideshow

    Stopping the Show

Choosing a Windows 10 Theme

    Displaying Themes

Customizing the Start Menu

    Modifying the Most Used List

    Changing Start Menu Settings

    Resizing the Start Menu

Tweaking Additional System Settings

    Changing the Time

    Changing Your Account Picture

Chapter 6 Securing Your Computer–for Yourself and Your Family

Customizing Your Login

    Changing a Password

    Creating a PIN Logon

    Creating a Picture Password

Working with Security and Maintenance in Windows 10

    Reviewing Your System Status

    Changing Security and Maintenance Alerts

Using Windows Defender

    Checking Out the Windows Defender Security Center

    Scanning for Risks with Windows Defender

    Checking Your Windows Firewall

    Checking the Firewall

    Changing Firewall Settings

    Working with Windows SmartScreen

Working with User Accounts

    Adding a User

    Switching Users

Maintaining Your Privacy

    Choosing Privacy Settings

    Setting Location Privacy

Chapter 7 Discovering, Using, and Sharing Favorite Apps

Getting Started with Apps

    Checking Out Your Apps on the Start Menu

    Pinning Apps to the Start Menu and the Taskbar

Finding and Starting Apps

    Finding an App

    Launching an App from the Start Menu

Moving, Grouping, and Removing Apps

    Moving Apps on the Start Screen

    Creating an App Group

    Naming App Groups

    Removing an App from the Start Menu

Working with Apps

    Exploring an App Window

    Exploring a Windows 10 Universal App

    Working with an App

    Snapping Apps

Closing Apps

    Closing Selected Apps

    Using the Task Manager

Getting Apps from the Microsoft Store

    Searching for an App

    Reviewing and Installing an App

    Managing Your Apps

    Overseeing Your Finances in the Microsoft Store

    Uninstalling Apps

Chapter 8 Working with Your Files in File Explorer and OneDrive

Getting Started with File Explorer

    Starting File Explorer

    Touring the File Explorer Screen

    Working with Quick Access

    Checking Out This PC

Using the Ribbon

    Learning the Ribbon Layout

    Showing and Hiding the File Explorer Ribbon

Managing Your Files and Folders

    Finding Files and Folders

    Selecting Files and Folders

    Viewing File Information

    Tagging Files

    Arranging Folder Display

    Any Folder Works

Copying, Moving, and Sharing Files and Folders

    Copying Files

    Sharing Files

    Compressing and Extracting Your Files

Using Files On-Demand with OneDrive

    Working with OneDrive in the Taskbar

Chapter 9 Streamlined Surfing with Microsoft Edge

What’s New About Microsoft Edge?

Getting to Know Today’s Microsoft Edge

    Starting Microsoft Edge

    Exploring Microsoft Edge

Browsing and Searching the Web

    Starting at the Top

    Navigating the Web

    Opening a New Tab

    Pinning Open a Tab

    Displaying and Hiding Tabs

    Searching in Microsoft Edge

    Using Cortana in Searches

    Adding Search Providers

Personalizing Your Browsing

    Choosing a Theme

    Magnifying and Reducing the View

    Selecting Your Start Page

    Using the Hub

    Working with Extensions

    Adding an Extension

    Turning On Extensions

    Using Extensions

Saving Your Favorites

    Adding a Favorite

    Importing Favorites from Other Browsers

Saving and Working with Web Content

    Reading Clearly in Reading View

    Adding eBooks

    Reading eBooks in Your Browser Window

    Saving Articles to Your Reading List

    Adding Notes to Web Pages

    Printing Web Content

Securing Your Browsing Experience

    Blocking Cookies

    Clearing Browsing Data

    Saving Passwords and Form Entries

Chapter 10 Staying in Touch (and in Sync) with Windows 10

Calling and Messaging with Skype

    Starting Skype

    Signing In to Skype

    Exploring the Skype Window

    Finding and Adding Contacts

    Communicating with Skype

Using the New People Hub

    Getting Ready to Use the People Hub

    Finding People Hub Contacts

    Checking In

Managing Contacts with the People App

    Getting Started with the People App

    Using the People App

    Adding a New Contact

Staying in Touch Through Email

    Launching Mail

    Checking Out the Mail Window

    Composing an Email Message

    Adding an Email Account

    Organizing Your Email

Keeping Your Dates Straight with the Calendar App

    Checking Appointments

    Adding a New Appointment

Chapter 11 Bringing Out Your Inner Artist with Photos and Paint 3D

Viewing and Organizing Your Photos

    Starting the Photos App

    A Look Around the Photos App Window

    Viewing Your Photos

    Editing and Enhancing Photos

    Importing Photos

Working with Creations

    Adding Your Own Creations

    Viewing and Editing Creations

Paint 3D: Adding Artistic Dimension

    Getting Started with Paint 3D

    Exploring the Paint 3D Window

    Creating with Paint 3D

    Adding Mixed Reality

    Saving Your Objects in Paint 3D

Chapter 12 Getting Your Groove on with Favorite Music and Shows

Your Music, Your Way

    Getting Started with the Groove Music App

    Learning the Groove Music App Window

    Playing an Album in Groove Music

    Creating Playlists

Finding and Watching Your Favorite Shows

    Launching the Movies & TV App

    Exploring the Movies & TV App Window

    Finding New Movies & TV Shows

Playing and Pausing Shows

Chapter 13 Entertainment for the Gamer in You

Exploring the Xbox App

    Starting the Xbox App and Signing In

    Learning the Xbox App Window

Playing a Game with the Xbox App

Using the Game Bar

Choosing Game Settings

Broadcasting as You Play

Finding and Downloading New Games

Checking Network Status

Chapter 14 Caring for Your Computer and Updating Windows

Checking for Windows Updates

    Checking for Updates

    Setting Advanced Update Options

Backing Up and Restoring Your Files

    Backing Up Your Files with File History

    Restoring Files

Troubleshooting Your Computer

    Launching a Troubleshooter

Optimizing Your Computer

    Optimizing Your Hard Disk

Encrypting Your Device

    Changing Encryption Settings

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