Upgrading to Windows 10: What's New and Important

Upcoming Dates

Monday, August 17, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Trainer: Tim
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Trainer: Sue
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Trainer: Sue
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Class Details

Price per person: $129
Length of class:three hours
Version covered:10


In this three-hour session, you will learn what is new and important in Windows 10, including the redesigned Start Menu, Notification area, Action Center, Cortana search, and OneDrive online storage. You will also learn useful tips for working with windows, applications and web browsers, as well as ways to customize your Windows 10 PC, along with some simple troubleshooting techniques when things go wrong.


This class is ideally suited for people with basic computing skills, such as using a mouse and opening and closing windows, who are upgrading to Windows 10 from a previous version of Windows.

Class Outline

Navigating in Windows 10
- the desktop
- the taskbar
- the notification area
- tooltips
- context menus
- desktop icons
- anatomy of the start menu
- pin apps to start menu and taskbar
- jump lists

Working in Windows 10
- about Windows 10 notifications
- about the action center
- opening and closing the action center
- clearing notifications
- customizing notification settings
- using cortana search
- connecting devices
- viewing devices
- removing devices

Working with apps
- launching apps
- switching between apps
- arranging windows with Snap and Peek
- closing apps
- using web browsers
- the address bar
- managing favorites
- managing tabs

Store and share files on OneDrive
- what is OneDrive?
- using the OneDrive notification icon
- viewing your OneDrive folder locally and online
- uploading files and folders
- changing OneDrive settings

Customizing Windows 10
- the settings window
- the control panel
- changing control panel view
- setting taskbar properties and behaviors
- using the lock screen

Basic troubleshooting
- closing a crashed program
- when to restart the computer

Printable Course Description

Quotes from our Windows students

  • "I really enjoyed the class very much. Sue was absolutely amazing. She truly inspired me to overcome my technology anxiety. Thank you so much. I was pleasantly surprised that businesses with your integrity still exist."
    - Dorra Cherif