Introducing Windows 10
This document describes some of the useful features that staff and students can take advantage of moving to Windows 10.
The login screen has been redesigned in Windows 10, however it keeps the same functionality that you are used to.
You will notice a splash screen appears when you first power it on. To progress past the splash screen simply press any key on the keyboard or mouse, or press and drag it to the top of your screen if you are using a touch screen.
At the Login Window, enter your FAN, password and press enter to login.
The start menu has a default layout in Windows 10 with commonly accessed applications.
Some of the new features include:
- You can search for files, folders, applications and even the internet using the search bar.
- User related actions such as lock, sign out or switch account is available by clicking on the profile icon.
- Computer related actions such as sleep, restart or shut down is available
by clicking on the power icon.
- Start menu tiles can offer quick access to installed applications, files and folders. - See Pinning Items to the Start Menu.
Pinning Items to the Start Menu
Applications, files, folders and web URLs can be pinned to the start menu for ease of access.
This can be done from several places by right clicking on the item. A few of the common ones are listed below.
Windows Explorer (now known as File Explorer)
When File Explorer opens, it will still provide you access to your local and network mapped drives.
Tip: You can pin your favourite folders to Quick access to make them easier to access.
Note: “My Computer” has been renamed to “This PC” and now includes shortcuts to your personal folders.