Windows 10


Keeping Windows 10 Secure
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from John’s PowerPoint presentation on August 2nd 2017

Here are some articles about Windows 10 to help you understand and use it, also some Hints & Tips.

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Windows 10 Articles

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Windows 10 – Primer for Windows 7 Users
This explains Apps and Accounts in Windows 10.  Windows 8 users would be familiar with this.
Windows 10 – Basics for Windows 7 and 8 users
The new concepts in Windows 10.  Windows 7 users should first read the Primer above.
Windows 10 – User Accounts
How to set up Local and Microsoft accounts in Windows 10.  Windows 7 users should first read the Primer above.  Read this to understand what account information will be requested during the upgrade process, also what a PIN is.
Windows 10 – Before Upgrading
Checklist before you upgrade to Windows 10, and what to expect during the actual upgrade process.
Windows 10 – Setting default apps during the upgrade
During the upgrade you get the choice of using new apps for Photos, Browsing, Music and Video, or using your existing applications for these functions.  You can always change this later.
Windows 10 – How to downgrade from Windows 10 to your old Windows 7 or 8
If you have upgraded to Windows 10 and you don’t like it, you can revert to your old Windows 7 or 8, but only within 30 days following the upgrade.
Windows 10 – Freeing up disk space after the upgrade
During the upgrade a very large amount of disk space is used to store a copy of files in your old system.  This explains how to delete these files after a successful upgrade.
Windows 10 – 2016 Anniversary Update
Released in August 2016, this is a major system update to existing Windows 10 computers.  This article explains all the changes to the Start menu and other functions, as well as new features.
Windows 10 – Install or upgrade Windows 10 on computers with limited disk space
The Windows 10 installer requires about 10GB of spare disk space to install an upgrade.  If your computer has limited disk space, you can use a USB disk.
 Windows 10 – October 2017 Fall Creators Update – Controlled Folder Access
Controlled Folder Access is an optional and powerful security feature that you can choose to turn on or off. Turning it on would prevent rogue ransomware apps encrypting files and other damage to your files from malware.

Windows 10 Hints & Tips

General hints & tips on using Windows 10 and customising it to your needs:

Get Started
Where is Internet Explorer??
Choose a different default web browser
Internet Explorer – set Google as the default Search Engine
and set your home page to Google
Microsoft Edge Browser – Set Google as the default Search Engine
and set your Home page to Google
Change the default email app
Change the default Photo viewer, Music, Video apps
Customising the Start menu
Managing the Live Tiles on the Start menu
Help, my Start menu is full screen and all my apps run full screen
Using the All apps list in the Start menu
What is Fast Start?
Too many Notifications? How to fix it
Change the Search and Cortana settings
Change the format and functionality of the Search box
Setting up a PIN to sign in to Windows
Edge Browser opens lots of web pages when it starts – how to fix it
Using the Troubleshooting Apps
Setting privacy options
Stop Windows 10 using YOUR Internet Connection to upload updates to other computers on the Internet
Slide shows with speed control
How to fix apps with blurry text

John Allen
Last edited July 2016