Just in time for the holiday season, we presented a revised offering of our original Windows 8 class, newly entitled “Windows 8.1 for Beginners” ever since Windows 8.1 launched in mid October this year. This latest class was held at the Niles Library on Saturday November 23, 2013 from 10am to noon.
We filled two hours in what seemed a timeframe not big enough for all the content and questions that had to be covered. Some of the items that this class was able to cover include:
- What editions of Windows 8.1 exist?
- What kind of device choices are there for Windows 8.1?
- How does SkyDrive function inside Windows 8.1?
- How can I customize my Start Screen and Live Tiles?
- How does touch work in the new Windows?
- How can I use traditional apps in Desktop mode?
- How does stylus input work with Windows 8.1?
- How does the Surface 2 fit into the Windows 8.1 ecosystem?
- How does the Windows Store work?
- A full Q&A from the class participants
If you are interested in updating your current computer to Windows 8.1, and are curious about compatibility concerns, then please head over to the Windows 8 Compatibility Center to see if your hardware and software will work.
For those who prefer a very easy process of checking over their current systems, Microsoft also has a Windows 8.1 Upgrade Advisor which will install and scan your PC for free and let you know what will and won’t work on Windows 8.1. It’s about as easy as it gets.
If you have more detailed questions about Windows 8.1, or didn’t get to ask your question in class, feel free to contact us using the form on the right hand side of this page, or call us at 847-984-0702.
The full class recording can be viewed in the video player below, or you can head over to our YouTube Channel to view the entire video with more options. Thank you, and we hope to see everyone at our next set of classes starting in January 2014!