Bought a new computer this holiday season? Looking to learn the ins and outs of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1? Our latest class was held at the Niles Library on Saturday January 4, 2014 from 10am to noon, and in cased you missed it, the full recording from the session is below!

Windows 8.1 Logo

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 class in February on the 15th, which will be our re-vamped Computer Security for Beginners class — back by popular demand! It will be held at the Niles Library from 10am-noon and you MUST pre-registered with the library to secure a seat. See you there!

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