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My Windows 10 (includes video and Content Update Program)

Book Description

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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This E-Book
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Table of Contents
  7. About the Author
  8. Dedication
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. We Want to Hear from You!
  11. Reader Services
  12. Introduction
    1. Versions of Windows 10
    2. Highlights of Windows 10 Creators Update
    3. What You’ll Find in This Book
    4. Let’s Begin
  13. 1 Hello, Windows 10!
    1. Exploring Windows 10 Creators Update
      1. Logging In to Windows 10
      2. Touring the Windows 10 Desktop
      3. Getting Started with Windows 10
    2. Getting Around with the Mouse, Keyboard, and Pen
      1. Using the Mouse
      2. Selecting Multiple Items
      3. Getting to the Menu
      4. Using the (Real) Keyboard
      5. Using Speech with the Keyboard
      6. Using a Pen with the Keyboard
      7. Displaying the Emoji Keyboard
    3. Using Touch in Windows 10
      1. Using Single Tap
      2. Tap and Hold
      3. Swiping Right
      4. Swiping Left
      5. Swiping Up and Down
      6. Using Pinch Zoom
    4. Getting Help in Windows 10
      1. Using the Tips App
    5. Shutting Down or Putting Windows 10 to Sleep
      1. Goodnight, Windows 10
      2. Shutting Down Windows 10
  14. 2 Connecting and Managing Your Desktop and Devices
    1. Adding Devices in Windows 10
      1. Viewing Installed Devices
      2. Removing a Device
    2. Connecting to Wireless Networks
      1. Connecting to an Available Network
    3. Linking Your Phone to Windows 10
      1. Adding Your Phone to Windows 10
    4. Managing Your PC Power
      1. Turning On the Battery Saver
      2. Changing Your Power Settings
    5. Resetting Windows 10
      1. Resetting Your PC
  15. 3 Accomplishing Windows 10 Essential Tasks
    1. Exploring the Windows 10 Desktop
      1. Learning About the Windows 10 Desktop
      2. Using the Windows 10 Start Button
      3. Using the Start Menu
      4. Working with the Start Menu
      5. Changing User and Profile Information in the Start Menu
      6. Adding App Tiles to the Start Menu
      7. Removing App Tiles from the Start Menu
      8. Resizing App Tiles
      9. Turning Off Live Tile Updates
    2. Using Tablet Mode
      1. Making the Change Manually
      2. Using the Start Menu with Touch
      3. Tweaking the Start Menu with Touch
      4. Setting Tablet Mode Options
    3. Tailoring the Taskbar
      1. Adding Apps to the Taskbar
      2. Using Jump Lists
    4. Working with Windows
      1. Window Basics
      2. Moving a Window
      3. Resizing a Window
      4. Arranging Windows
    5. Using Task View
      1. Displaying and Using Task View
    6. Working with Notifications and the Action Center
      1. Checking Notifications
      2. Turning Notifications Off and On
    7. Using Ink with Windows 10
      1. Displaying the Windows Ink Workspace
      2. Creating a Sticky Note
      3. Setting Reminders
    8. Creating and Using Multiple Desktops
      1. Creating a New Desktop
      2. Adding Apps to the New Desktop
      3. Closing a Desktop
  16. 4 Using Cortana: Your Personal Digital Assistant
    1. Getting Started with Cortana
      1. Leaving a Wake-up Call
      2. Learning the Cortana Tools
    2. Searching with Cortana
      1. Seek and Find with Cortana
    3. Using Cortana’s Notebook
      1. Exploring the Cortana Notebook
      2. Personalizing Cortana’s Info
    4. Adding to Cortana’s Skills
      1. Expanding Cortana’s Skills
    5. Setting Tasks with Cortana
    6. Having Cortana Find Your Phone
    7. Managing Cortana Permissions
      1. Managing Your Permissions
      2. Setting Notifications
  17. 5 Personalizing Windows 10
    1. Selecting a New Desktop Background
      1. Displaying Personalization Settings
      2. Choosing a New Background Picture
      3. Selecting a Color Background
      4. Creating a Custom Color
    2. Adjusting Colors in Windows 10
      1. Choosing Accent Colors and Transparency
    3. Setting a Night Light in Windows 10
    4. Personalizing the Lock Screen
      1. Choosing a New Lock Screen Picture
      2. Adding a New Lock Screen Picture On-the-Fly
      3. Creating a Slideshow
      4. Stopping the Show
    5. Choosing a Windows 10 Theme
      1. Displaying Themes
    6. Customizing the Start Menu
      1. Modifying the Most Used List
      2. Changing Start Menu Settings
      3. Resizing the Start Menu
    7. Tweaking Additional System Settings
      1. Changing the Time
      2. Changing Your Account Picture
  18. 6 Securing Your Computer—for Yourself and Your Family
    1. Customizing Your Login
      1. Changing a Password
      2. Creating a PIN Logon
      3. Creating a Picture Password
    2. Working with Security and Maintenance in Windows 10
      1. Reviewing Your System Status
      2. Changing Security and Maintenance Alerts
    3. Using Windows Defender
      1. Checking Out the Windows Defender Security Center
      2. Scanning for Risks with Windows Defender
      3. Checking Your Windows Firewall
      4. Checking the Firewall
      5. Changing Firewall Settings
      6. Working with Windows SmartScreen
    4. Working with User Accounts
      1. Adding a User
      2. Switching Users
    5. Maintaining Your Privacy
      1. Choosing Privacy Settings
      2. Setting Location Privacy
  19. 7 Discovering, Using, and Sharing Favorite Apps
    1. Getting Started with Apps
      1. Checking Out Your Apps on the Start Menu
      2. Pinning Apps to the Start Menu and the Taskbar
    2. Finding and Starting Apps
      1. Finding an App
      2. Launching an App from the Start Menu
    3. Moving, Grouping, and Removing Apps
      1. Moving Apps on the Start Screen
      2. Creating an App Group
      3. Naming App Groups
      4. Removing an App from the Start Menu
    4. Working with Apps
      1. Exploring an App Window
      2. Exploring a Windows 10 Universal App
      3. Working with an App
      4. Snapping Apps
    5. Closing Apps
      1. Closing Selected Apps
      2. Using the Task Manager
    6. Getting Apps from the Microsoft Store
      1. Searching for an App
      2. Reviewing and Installing an App
      3. Managing Your Apps
      4. Overseeing Your Finances in the Microsoft Store
      5. Uninstalling Apps
  20. 8 Working with Your Files in File Explorer and OneDrive
    1. Getting Started with File Explorer
      1. Starting File Explorer
      2. Touring the File Explorer Screen
      3. Working with Quick Access
      4. Checking Out This PC
    2. Using the Ribbon
      1. Learning the Ribbon Layout
      2. Showing and Hiding the File Explorer Ribbon
    3. Managing Your Files and Folders
      1. Finding Files and Folders
      2. Selecting Files and Folders
      3. Viewing File Information
      4. Tagging Files
      5. Arranging Folder Display
      6. Any Folder Works
    4. Copying, Moving, and Sharing Files and Folders
      1. Copying Files
      2. Sharing Files
      3. Compressing and Extracting Your Files
    5. Using Files On-Demand with OneDrive
      1. Working with OneDrive in the Taskbar
  21. 9 Streamlined Surfing with Microsoft Edge
    1. What’s New About Microsoft Edge?
    2. Getting to Know Today’s Microsoft Edge
      1. Starting Microsoft Edge
      2. Exploring Microsoft Edge
    3. Browsing and Searching the Web
      1. Starting at the Top
      2. Navigating the Web
      3. Opening a New Tab
      4. Pinning Open a Tab
      5. Displaying and Hiding Tabs
      6. Searching in Microsoft Edge
      7. Using Cortana in Searches
      8. Adding Search Providers
    4. Personalizing Your Browsing
      1. Choosing a Theme
      2. Magnifying and Reducing the View
      3. Selecting Your Start Page
      4. Using the Hub
      5. Working with Extensions
      6. Adding an Extension
      7. Turning On Extensions
      8. Using Extensions
    5. Saving Your Favorites
      1. Adding a Favorite
      2. Importing Favorites from Other Browsers
    6. Saving and Working with Web Content
      1. Reading Clearly in Reading View
      2. Adding eBooks
      3. Reading eBooks in Your Browser Window
      4. Saving Articles to Your Reading List
      5. Adding Notes to Web Pages
      6. Printing Web Content
    7. Securing Your Browsing Experience
      1. Blocking Cookies
      2. Clearing Browsing Data
      3. Saving Passwords and Form Entries
  22. 10 Staying in Touch (and in Sync) with Windows 10
    1. Calling and Messaging with Skype
      1. Starting Skype
      2. Signing In to Skype
      3. Exploring the Skype Window
      4. Finding and Adding Contacts
      5. Communicating with Skype
    2. Using the New People Hub
      1. Getting Ready to Use the People Hub
      2. Finding People Hub Contacts
      3. Checking In
    3. Managing Contacts with the People App
      1. Getting Started with the People App
      2. Using the People App
      3. Adding a New Contact
    4. Staying in Touch Through Email
      1. Launching Mail
      2. Checking Out the Mail Window
      3. Composing an Email Message
      4. Adding an Email Account
      5. Organizing Your Email
    5. Keeping Your Dates Straight with the Calendar App
      1. Checking Appointments
      2. Adding a New Appointment
  23. 11 Bringing Out Your Inner Artist with Photos and Paint 3D
    1. Viewing and Organizing Your Photos
      1. Starting the Photos App
      2. A Look Around the Photos App Window
      3. Viewing Your Photos
      4. Editing and Enhancing Photos
      5. Importing Photos
    2. Working with Creations
      1. Adding Your Own Creations
      2. Viewing and Editing Creations
    3. Paint 3D: Adding Artistic Dimension
      1. Getting Started with Paint 3D
      2. Exploring the Paint 3D Window
      3. Creating with Paint 3D
      4. Adding Mixed Reality
      5. Saving Your Objects in Paint 3D
  24. 12 Getting Your Groove on with Favorite Music and Shows
    1. Your Music, Your Way
      1. Getting Started with the Groove Music App
      2. Learning the Groove Music App Window
      3. Playing an Album in Groove Music
      4. Creating Playlists
    2. Finding and Watching Your Favorite Shows
      1. Launching the Movies & TV App
      2. Exploring the Movies & TV App Window
      3. Finding New Movies & TV Shows
    3. Playing and Pausing Shows
  25. 13 Entertainment for the Gamer in You
    1. Exploring the Xbox App
      1. Starting the Xbox App and Signing In
      2. Learning the Xbox App Window
    2. Playing a Game with the Xbox App
    3. Using the Game Bar
    4. Choosing Game Settings
    5. Broadcasting as You Play
    6. Finding and Downloading New Games
    7. Checking Network Status
  26. 14 Caring for Your Computer and Updating Windows
    1. Checking for Windows Updates
      1. Checking for Updates
      2. Setting Advanced Update Options
    2. Backing Up and Restoring Your Files
      1. Backing Up Your Files with File History
      2. Restoring Files
    3. Troubleshooting Your Computer
      1. Launching a Troubleshooter
    4. Optimizing Your Computer
      1. Optimizing Your Hard Disk
    5. Encrypting Your Device
      1. Changing Encryption Settings
  27. Index
  28. Inside Front Cover
  29. Inside Back Cover