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  • General

    Windows desktop:
    System settings

    This course is for anyone with a Windows desktop computer who wishes to learn more about their computer's key settings.

    Settings such as screen brightness, volume, preferred language and the date and time are just a few that can be customised to suit your preferences. We show you where to find them and how to make them work just the way you like. We also show you how you can check your computer is correctly connected to your home Wi-Fi and how to reconnect if you need to.

    What do I need to start this course?

    To get the most from this course, you will need the following:

    • Your computer, installed with the Windows 10 operating system. Page 5 of our handy printable guide shows you how to do this.
    • Approximately 20 minutes to watch the video.
    • Ready access to your home Wi-Fi name and password, if necessary.
    • Alternatively, you might like to print and follow the steps in our handy course guide. You can find the guide at the bottom of this page.

    When you're ready to start, scroll down and click or tap the play button on the video.