Introduction 1 About This Book 2 Conventions Used in This Book 2 How to Read This Book 3 Foolish Assumptions 4 How This Book Is Organized 4 Beyond the Book 5 Part 1: Getting Started with Windows 10 7 Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Windows 10 9 Tell Your Computer What to Do 10 Move the Mouse 11 Touch the Screen 11 Use a Keyboard 12 View the Touch Keyboard 14 Turn On Your Computer 18 Check Out the Start Screen 20 Shut Down Your Computer 24 Start Again on the Lock Screen 25 Chapter 2: Using the Start Screen and Apps 27 Open Windows 10 Apps 28 Switch among Open Apps 32 Close Windows 10 Apps 35 Use the App Bar 36 Add a Location in Weather 37 Change App Settings 40 Search for a Desktop App 42 Arrange and Group Apps on the Start Screen 44 Ask Questions of Cortana 47 Chapter 3: Adjusting Windows 10 Settings 51 Access the Settings Screen 52 Personalize the Lock Screen 54 Choose an Account Picture 56 Check for Important Updates 58 Make Windows 10 Easier to Use 59 Customize the Start Menu 63 Handling Notifications 64 Chapter 4: Working with User Accounts 67 Connect to the Internet 68 Disconnect (or Switch to Airplane Mode) 71 Create a New Microsoft Account 73 Create a Local Account 77 Switch from a Local to an Existing Microsoft Account 79 Create a Local Account for Someone in Your Household 81 Create a Password for a Local Account 84 Change or Remove a Local Account Password 86 Change a Microsoft Account Password 87 Delete a Local Account 89 Chapter 5: Getting Comfortable with the Desktop 91 Check Out the Desktop 92 Change the Date or Time 94 Explore the Parts of a Window 97 Resize a Window 99 Arrange Some Windows 100 Snap a Window 101 Open a Second Desktop 103 Choose a Desktop Background 105 Pin Icons to the Taskbar 107 Stop Apps with the Task Manager 108 Part 2: Windows 10 and the Web 111 Chapter 6: Finding What You Need on the Web 113 Browse the Web with Edge 114 Open Multiple Pages in Separate Tabs 117 Search for Anything 119 Bookmark and Revisit Your Favorite Websites 121 Explore Edge Features 124 Block Ads on Web Pages 127 Chapter 7: Emailing Family and Friends 131 Use the Mail App 132 Write an Email Message 134 Format Email 136 Send Files and Pictures 138 Read and Respond to Incoming Email 139 Change Mail Settings 141 Add an Email Account to Mail 143 Chapter 8: Exploring Apps for Your Daily Life 145 Add Contacts to the People App 146 Delete a Contact 148 Add a Birthday or Anniversary to the Calendar 149 Search and Explore with the Maps App 153 Remind Yourself to Do Tasks with Alarms & Clock 156 Write Documents with WordPad 158 Write a Sticky Note to Yourself 160 Tweak Quick Status Settings 161 Chat Face-to-Face with Skype 162 Part 3: Having Fun with Windows 10 167 Chapter 9: Exploring the Microsoft Store 169 Explore Apps and Games by Category 170 Search for an App or Game by Name 174 Install a New App or Game 176 Examine Your Apps and Games 179 Rate and Review an App or Game 180 Add Billing Information to the Microsoft Store 182 Chapter 10: Taking Photos and More 185 Take Photos (and Videos) with Your Computer 186 Choose Camera Settings 188 Copy Photos from Your Camera 189 View Photos with the Photos App 193 Edit Photos Using the Photos App 195 Print Photos Using the Photos App 198 Scan Photos and Documents 199 Chapter 11: Enjoying Music and Videos 203 Play and Copy Music from a CD 204 Listen to the Groove Music App 208 Create and Manage Playlists 211 Watch Videos 214 Burn a CD 216 Make a Voice Recording 218 Part 4: Beyond the Basics 221 Chapter 12: Maintaining Windows 10 223 Install a New Program on the Desktop 224 Remove Desktop Programs 226 Control Startup Apps 229 Explore System Information 231 Check Your Security and Maintenance Status 233 Speed Up Your Computer 236 Protect Your Computer with Windows Defender 238 Chapter 13: Connecting a Printer and Other Devices 241 Trust USB Plug and Play for Hardware 242 See All Devices 244 Connect a Printer or Other Device 245 Access Device Options on the Desktop 246 Calibrate Your Touchscreen 248 Chapter 14: Working with Files 251 Save and Open a File 252 Find a Misplaced File 254 Add a Location to Quick Access 258 Use File Explorer for Easy Access to Files 260 Create a Folder to Organize Your Files 262 Use Check Boxes to Select Files 263 Add the Undo Button to File Explorer 265 Move a File from One Folder to Another 266 Rename a File or a Folder 268 Delete a File or Folder 269 Get Back a File or Folder You Deleted 271 Chapter 15: Backing Up and Restoring Files 273 Add an External Hard Drive or Flash Drive 275 Copy Files to or from a Flash Drive 276 Use OneDrive to Store File Copies 280 Turn On File History 284 Restore Files with File History 287 Reset a Misbehaving Computer 289 Index 293
Peter Weverka is an all-around tech guru. His Office All-in-One For Dummies is the top-selling book on Microsoft Office. In nearly two decades as a tech author, Peter has written on Office and its various applications, Windows, Internet technologies, Microsoft Money, and ICQ. He is the co-author of Windows 8.1 For Seniors For Dummies.