Upgrading to Microsoft Windows 8.1


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Upgrading to Microsoft Windows 8.1

Our Upgrading to Microsoft Windows 8.1 training materials provides you with a fully-customizable package of courseware content for delivering Microsoft Office training to your employees and/or students. Everything you need to run the course is included, just add trainer!


All courseware print licences are perpetual – buy once and use forever!

  • Complete. Includes content at Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
  • Fully customizable. Sold on a site licence basis, you can tailor ALL content to meet specific learning or corporate requirements.
  • Digital download. Content is available to download after purchase.
  • Proven. Our course materials are used in hundreds of training centres around the world. Every course is fully beta tested and validated in the classroom before undergoing a full production release.
  • Simple… No need to invest in expensive DTP applications – all files are easily editable in any word processor.
  • Print on demand. You only need to print exactly what you need, when you need it.
  • Totally flexible. Courses can be modified to meet specific requirements. Sections can be removed. New content added. One or more titles can be combined. Whatever your training requirements, our courseware can help you meet that need.
  • Unlimited users. Content is sold on a site licence basis. You can train as many staff or employees at that location as you like. Forever!
  • Buy once. Use forever! You’re buying a perpetual licence. One payment gives you an unlimited site licence for use as long as you need it.
  • No limits! Unlike some content providers, our licence enables you to reprint the courseware as many times as you like. 1 student or 100,000. No limits…


Student manual

Fully customisable. May be opened in any word processor and changed to meet your exact needs.

Student workbook

Fully customisable. Additional book includes series of practical tasks and review questions.

Student workbook exercises

Sample exercises to accompany the student workbook.

Trainer manual

Fully customisable with additional information for trainers.

Timetable and lesson plans

Detailed timetable and plans ensure you deliver the best possible course

PowerPoint presentations

PowerPoint presentations. Fully customisable. Complete set of PowerPoint slides for use by the trainer.
  • The Basics of Windows 8.1 • What is Windows 8.1? • What’s New in Windows 8.1? • Getting the Update • Logging In and Logging Out
  • Interface Basics • Understanding the Windows 8.1 Start Screen • Understanding the Windows 8.1 Desktop • Viewing the Charms Bar • Viewing Running Apps
  • Common Gestures and Keyboard Shortcuts • Windows Key Shortcuts • Tapping and Swiping Basics • Pinch Zoom • Swiping to Show or Switch Apps • Using the Help + Tips App
  • Exiting Windows 8.1 • Switching Users • Locking and Unlocking the Computer • Putting the Computer to Sleep • Restarting the Computer • Turning Off the Computer
  • Using the New Start Screen • Viewing All Apps • Turning Live Tiles On or Off • Working with Notifications • Customizing Notifications • Changing the Start Screen Background to Match the Desktop
  • Working with Windows 8.1 Apps • Pinning Apps to the Start Screen • Pinning Apps to the Taskbar • Displaying the Taskbar • Moving and Resizing Tiles • Multitasking with Apps • Closing and Minimizing Apps
  • Searching in Windows 8.1 • Searching for Apps • Using Bing Smart Search • Searching by Category • Changing Search Settings
  • Customizing PC Settings • Opening PC Settings • Changing Display Settings • Changing Mouse Settings • Disabling Hotspots
  • Using the Windows Store • Launching the Store • Searching for Apps • Downloading Apps • Launching Recently Installed Apps • Toggling Automatic Update for Apps • Uninstalling Apps
  • Introducing the Windows 8.1 Desktop • Switching to the Desktop • Using the Desktop • Using the Taskbar • Using the System Tray • Using the Start Button
  • Using Desktop Features • Using Snap • Using Peek • Using Shake
  • Desktop Application Basics • Starting a Program • Opening Files from the Desktop • Launching Help from Within an Application • Ending a Frozen Program • Exiting a Program
  • Using File Explorer on the Desktop • Opening and Closing File Explorer • Understanding the Locations in the Navigation Pane • Customizing the Favorites Section of the Navigation Pane • Using File Explorer with OneDrive • Displaying Libraries
  • Using Internet Explorer 11, Part One • Opening Internet Explorer • Navigating in Internet Explorer • Refreshing the Page • Moving Back and Forward
  • Using Internet Explorer 11, Part Two • Opening Tabs • Closing Tabs • Pinning a Page to the Start Screen • Side-By-Side Browsing • Customizing Internet Explorer 11 • Switching to Internet Explorer Desktop
  • Using Mail • Starting Mail • Viewing Mail Messages • Composing Mail Messages • Replying to Messages • Deleting Messages • Organizing Mail
  • Using Skype • Starting Skype • Logging into Skype • Finding and Adding Contacts • Starting a Call • Changing Your Status
  • Using Reading List • Starting Reading List • Sharing Items to Reading List • Viewing Items • Searching Your Reading List • Removing Items
  • Using OneDrive • Opening and Configuring OneDrive • Viewing Files • Creating Folders • Adding Files • Syncing Files • Deleting Files
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions