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My Windows 10 (includes video and Content Update Program), 2nd Edition


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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 new edition covers the Fall Creators Update to Windows 10.

This book is also 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 informit.com/CUP.

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Windows 10 photos that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into Windows 10 problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Windows 10 computer.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Windows 10 computer working just the way you want. Learn how to

· Get creative with innovative new features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

· Create photo albums and video projects on the fly using your favorite pictures and songs

· Use the new My People Hub to keep in touch with friends and family

· Ask Cortana to help you find information, schedule appointments, create tasks, and more

· Read ebooks or listen to audiobooks in the updated Microsoft Edge browser

· Discover, download, and rate apps and ebooks from the Windows Store

· Copy, move, and share files and folders using File Explorer

· Use the Skype app to message your contacts and make easy—and free--audio and video calls

· Make the most of new and enhanced gaming features using the Game bar and live game streaming

· Create in three dimensions using Paint 3D and Remix 3D

· Use OneDrive to access your files everywhere, on any device you choose

· Make your computer more secure than ever, thanks to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

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Using Cortana: Your Personal Digital Assistant

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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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