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Windows laptop: Get started

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

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

We show you how to set up and use your laptop 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 laptop: Interactive guide

Windows laptop: Interactive guide

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

Windows laptop: Prepare to set up

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

Windows laptop: Set up

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

Windows laptop: Security and privacy

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

Windows laptop: Accessibility

Learn how your Windows laptop 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 laptop: System settings

Windows laptop: System settings

Learn how to customise your Windows laptop 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 laptop: Managing files

Windows laptop: Managing files

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

Windows laptop: 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 laptop: Managing storage

Windows laptop: Managing storage

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