This is the continuation of our
Windows Vista 101 course. Picking
up where Vista 101 left off, we'll first learn how to customize
Windows: setting the system clock, changing time and date, Windows
appearance, and custom backgrounds.
We'll discuss the User Account Control -
what it is, what it does, and why it's needed for some users.
I'll also show you how to turn on the "Classic"
Windows Start Menu and make your folders and windows have that
Classic Windows look and feel... if you're homesick for Windows XP
Next we'll learn about the Windows Sidebar
and some of the Gadgets. You'll see how to turn the Sidebar on.
I'll show you how to turn gadgets off, move
gadgets up or down, work with gadget options and styles, and activate
other gadgets. We'll take a look at the CPU meter to gauge processor and
memory usage. I'll show you the Notes gadget which adds a notepad to
I'll show you the Weather gadget. You'll
see how to do in and change your location. I'm in Buffalo NY.
I'll show you how you can go online to
Microsoft's Web Site to download even more gadgets for your sidebar.
I'll teach you how to make your gadgets stay on top of other windows
automatically (sidebar properties). I'll show you how you can detatch
the gadgets from the sidebar and put them anywhere on your desktop.
Next, we'll learn how to write a letter using
Windows Vista's built-in word processor called WordPad. You'll
learn how to write a basic business letter, save your letter to your
hard drive, open your letter, delete it, print it, and get it out of the
I'll show you where Windows Vista stores your
files by default - in your Documents folder.
Next we'll talk about copying files and deleting
files. I'll show you how to undelete your files out of the Recycle
Bin, or permanently delete them by emptying the recycle bin.
Next we'll talk about the new Windows Vista
Search feature and how we can use it to find just about anything on
our computer from documents to programs.
In the next lesson, we'll learn about how to get
on the World Wide Web using Microsoft Internet Explorer. You'll
learn all about hyperlinks, the back and forward buttons, URLs, saving
favorites, installing plugins like the Adobe Flash Player, how to watch
videos on YouTube, how to search for information on Google, and much
Next we'll learn how to use Windows Mail to
send and receive email. You'll learn how to set up an email account,
send email, receive email, delete mail, and so on. You'll also learn how
to send an email attachment, and what to watch out for when
someone else sends you an attachment.
| Teacher's Outline
00. Introduction (2:59)
01. Customizing Windows (14:12)
Changing Time & Date
Classic Start Menu
Classic Windows Folders
User Account Control
02. Sidebar (9:21)
Turning the Sidebar On
Turning a Gadget Off
Moving a Gadget
The Weather Gadget
Changing Your Location
Getting More Gadgets Online
Keep the Sidebar on Top of Other Windows
Detaching Gadgets from the Sidebar
Turning the Sidebar Off
03. Using Wordpad (18:09)
Writing a Letter
Saving & Opening a File
Deleting a File
Printing Your Letter
Bold, Italics, Underline
Changing Font Color
Center, Left Justify, Right Justify
Opening the Recycle Bin
Undeleting a File from the Recycle Bin
Right-Click, Restore a File
Emptying the Recycle Bin - Secure Delete
How Often Should You Empty the Recycle Bin?
04. Windows Search (4:36)
Why is Windows Vista Search Better
How Windows Searches Inside Documents
Search for Programs
Search the Internet
Search Boxes in Folders
05. Internet Explorer (14:10)
Visiting a Web Page
Back and Forward Buttons
Adding a Favorite
Searching the Web
What is Microsoft Phishing Filter
Adobe Flash Player
List of Safe Plugins
Adobe Acrobat Reader
06. Windows Mail (18:57)
Setting up an Email Account
Dealing with Attachments
Different Mail Folders
Inbox, Outbox, Sent Mail, Deleted Items
TO, CC, BCC
Windows Junk Mail Filter
09. Review (2:26)