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Are you one of those folks who bought a computer or tablet with the new Windows 8 operating system, or you upgraded your operating system to Windows 8 and are now struggling with the unfamiliar interface and file structures? Or perhaps you are considering buying a new Windows 8 computer? Then this class is for you!

Windows 8 is kind of confusing, isn't it? The usual Start button is gone (for now), there is really a no straightforward way to shut it down, and no Windows Media Center, the Internet Explorer looks so different, and hard to browse files and programs...

Instructor:
Jonathan Stanley will walk you through the Windows 8 Essentials in this class. He's been in PC Service business since 1985, and has extensive experience with Windows-8 environment from a service-standpoint as well as as an experienced user. He will offer a complete presentation on navigating and operating Windows 8 during the first half-hour, and cover your specific questions in the second half-hour of this session.

In this class you will learn about:
A comprehensive overview of the new Windows 8 interface, using it with a non-touch screen environment (traditional keyboard and mouse) as well as the touch-screens and gestures.

Windows 8 Essentials Topics:

• The lock screen
• Passwords
• Microsoft Account vs. Local Account
• Touch vs. Non-Touch devices
• Switching between multiple users
• Where did the Start button go?
• Windows 8 "Apps" vs. "Programs"
• Where is the close button and menu in apps?
• The Windows 8 App store
• Where are all the old programs I'm used to?
• Searching for files and finding programs
• Adding app tiles to the Start Screen
• Adding programs to the desktop
• Rearranging, resizing, and removing unused tiles
• Switching between running apps
• Running 2 apps on the same screen
• Turning off/on scrolling live tiles
• Settings and Control Panel differences
• Sharing content
• Integrating with Media Center and Xbox Live
• Shutting Down in a single step
• Starting up your Windows 8 device in about 10 seconds

After this presentation you will understand why Windows 8 looks different and how to use it more easily on both touch / non-touch devices. You will also understand how to easily continue to use your familiar programs from earlier versions of Windows such as XP, Vista, and Windows-7. Jonathan will answer as many questions as possible after the presentation.

We will offer coffee, refreshments and snacks during this class.
Bring your own Windows 8 laptop or tablet to this class if you own one.

Cost:
• FREE for Office Divvy members
• $19 for non-Office Divvy members (public)

When you RSVP, we will send you a link for payment about 2 weeks before the class.

When:
On Saturday, October 12th
10 am to 11am