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Windows desktop: Get started

The courses in this topic are for anyone with a new or pre-owned Windows desktop computer.

They include a fun interactive guide where you can learn all about the features of your computer, helpful step-by-step videos to follow, and handy guides for you to print and keep.

We show you how to set up and use your computer safely, customise it to suit your needs, and how to manage your files to keep things running smoothly. We also show you how to check you are using the most up-to-date Windows 10 operating software to help keep you safer online.

Windows desktop: Interactive guide

Windows desktop: Interactive guide

This interactive guide is a fun way to find out more about the features of your Windows desktop computer. Simply click on one of the pulsing circles to see short, easy to follow demonstrations and information cards.
Windows desktop: Prepare to set up

Windows desktop: Prepare to set up

This course is for anyone who has been given a pre-owned Windows desktop computer and wants to remove the previous owner's details in readiness to set it up safely for their own personal use.
Windows desktop: Set up

Windows desktop: Set up

This course is for anyone who has a brand new Windows desktop computer, or has just completed the 'Windows desktop: Prepare to set up' course above. This course shows you step-by-step how to set up your computer safely from scratch.
Windows desktop: Security and privacy

Windows desktop: Security and privacy

Learn about your computer’s security and privacy features, including how to sign into your computer and how to check for software updates.
Windows desktop: Accessibility

Windows desktop: Accessibility

Learn how your Windows desktop computer can assist your day-to-day living, including how to make text easier to read on the screen, how to control the speed and size of your mouse pointer, and how to use voice commands.
Windows desktop: System settings

Windows desktop: System settings

Learn how to customise your Windows desktop computer to suit you, including setting your preferred language, date and time zone, how to adjust the volume and screen brightness, plus how to check you are connected to Wi-Fi.
Windows desktop: Managing files

Windows desktop: Managing files

Learn how to organise and personalise your Windows desktop computer, including how to manage your files and folders, choose a different screen background, and add a picture to your email account.
Windows desktop: Managing attachments

Windows desktop: Managing attachments

Learn to manage your email attachments, including how to scan an attachment for viruses, and how to safely share and print attachments.
Windows desktop: Managing storage

Windows desktop: Managing storage

Learn to keep your computer in peak performance, including how to save space, delete unwanted files, and recover files deleted by accident.