Windows 10 - The Beginners’ Guide

Windows 10 - The Beginners Guide

NEW! Premium Special Edition. Over 140 pages of high quality content. The only digital Windows 10 user guide you will ever need. Fully updated to include all of the best features of Microsoft’s Creators updates, Windows 10 - The Beginners’ Guide is your essential guide to getting the most from Microsoft’s most powerful operating system to date! From sending emails and chatting on Skype, to customising the Start menu and using Windows Defender, this guide is crammed full of step-by-step guides that are perfect for the new Windows 10 user. 100% Independent.

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windows 10 the beginners’ guide

From sending emails and chatting on Skype, to customising the Start menu and using Windows Defender, this guide is crammed full of step-by-step guides that are perfect for the new Windows 10 user. Whether you have been using Windows for a while, or if you have just bought your first Windows 10 PC, this guide is full of useful advice, essential tips and all that you need to take your computing knowledge to the next level. Our step-by-step guides and tutorials make getting the most from your computer easy and there is something new to learn on every page. Including some of the most important elements of Windows 10, and something everyone who uses a computer online should know more about, the security and privacy features. So what are you waiting…

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upgrade to windows 10

Upgrading From Windows 7 or 8 Installing Windows 10 on a Windows 7 or 8.1 PC is a relatively simple process, as long as you follow a few basic rules and ensure that the hardware specification matches with what is required by the newer OS. Step 1 The first thing you need to do is to make sure you have installed all of the updates for Windows 7 or Windows 8, including update KB3035583 so that you’ll receive the “Get Windows 10” app. When you see the message pop-up, click the box and follow the instructions to begin installation. Step 2 Your PC will run through several things during this time, especially checking that everything installed and connected to it is OK with the update. You may be asked to identify whether the PC belongs…

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set up a microsoft account

Setting Up and Configuring Microsoft prefers its users to have a single main account. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, it’s really easy to get one. Here we’ll show you how, as well as look at any other further settings you might need. How to Get a Microsoft Account Although you can sign up for an account when you install or initialise Windows 10 for the first time, you can also create one at This is also where you can customise your account settings, which we’ll come onto shortly. What Does an Account Get You Access to? As well as Windows and, you can also use your account across all Microsoft services including Xbox Live, Skype, Office and Bing as well as Windows-powered phones (your Contacts are automatically synchronised with your account,…

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creating a child account in windows 10

Windows 10 Child Account With a Windows 10 child account you’re able to set up age restrictions and time limits and ensure they’re not visiting sites or using apps they shouldn’t. Step 1 Start off by clicking the Windows Start button and typing ‘account’. The first result that should appear is Manage your account, if anything else appears, as in you have some work labelled ‘account’ or such, then scroll down until you find the Manage your account option. Step 2 You’ll now find yourself at the Windows 10 Settings page, in the Accounts section portal. Notice there are links down the left-hand side, look for the Family & Other People link and click it to continue with the process. Step 3 You’ll need to sign in with a Microsoft account for this to work. If you’ve…

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sign in to windows 10

Signing In Using Your Microsoft Account We’ll look at how you can sign in when you’re installing Windows 10. And also how to register your details and add a Microsoft account if you’re already using Windows 10. An essential, but unexciting part of the setup process. Make It Yours During the Windows 10 installation process you’ll be asked to sign into Windows. Now, you can skip this step should you wish to, but we’d recommend you don’t. You’ll need to use your Microsoft account to download apps and settings (such as new printers) and synchronise your network settings between PCs automatically. Sign Up If you use Xbox or used Hotmail or Windows Live, you should be able to sign in with those details. During the Windows 10 installation you can sign up for a Microsoft…

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choose sign-in options

The Various Ways You can Log into Windows 10 Whether you use a password, PIN, picture password or fingerprint to log into Windows 10 we’ve got you covered. Let’s take a look at the different ways available to sign in to Windows 10, from the least to the most secure. What You See When you start-up Windows 10, you’ll see the lock screen. If you used Windows 8, it’s something you’ll be familiar with. You can get other information displayed here including network and battery life information, and you can change what appears in Settings > Personalisation > Lock Screen. Log into Windows As soon as you click any key or tap on the lock screen you’ll get this – the Windows logon screen. You can use your password, fingerprint reader, picture password or PIN…