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My #1 Windows 10 Tip

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management, Windows 10
 
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The first email I read on Monday morning was this one:  “No question. Just want to thank Cynthia for all her hard work on getting us good info on Windows 10. I took the plunge a few weeks ago and it was a non-event. Everything went smoothly – it feels like Windows 7 but looks a little different is all. Hubby was so impressed that he upgraded too the next day and is usually loathe to upgrade. :)”

Thank you so very much. Most of the time I hear from people only when they’re having problems. That was pretty much my general option of Windows 10 as well.  It does feel very much like Windows 7 to me as well.

I didn’t really have any issues upgrading. I was surprised that my husband had zero as well and he was updating an eight-year-old laptop. But no upgrade problems and no issues so far.

My number one tip for those who are a little dazed by their new operating system is: When in doubt, always go to the search box.

Just click the  Windows icon on the lower left side.

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Need to find a program? Just type the name in and then click on the result.

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Need to find a setting?  Just ask. Setting options will always have a gear in the results.

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Tap the result and it will take you to the place to check on the setting.

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Need a document?  Just type the name.

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Or type Documents to be taken to the document folder.

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The same is true for pictures.

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Want to find an app in the Windows store?  Type it in.

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You’d be surprised at how quickly you can find what you’re looking for.

~ Cynthia

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