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Windows 7 Basic Course

Microsoft Windows






The Quick Source eLearning Series combines three levels of training: Learn It, Try It, and Evaluation. The Learn It section includes high quality video that shows you everything the instructor is teaching. The Try It section allows you to practice what you have learned right in our course. There is no need to switch between the course, and the software that you are learning. The Evaluation section gives you the ability to test your knowledge and receive immediate feedback.

Topics covered in this course:

Getting Started

  • Introduction
  • Identifying the Parts of the Windows 7 Desktop
  • Identifying the Parts of the Start Menu
  • Using the Taskbar
  • Using Jump Lists
  • Customizing the Notification Area
  • Working with Windows
  • Working with Gadgets

Files and Folders

  • Introduction
  • Identifying the Parts of the Windows 7 Folder Window
  • Navigating in a Folder Window
  • Using the Navigation Pane
  • Creating a New Folder
  • Working with Files and Folders
  • Working with Libraries
  • Changing the Folder View
  • Changing Folder Options
  • Creating a Shortcut to a File or Folder
  • Viewing File or Folder Properties


  • Introduction
  • Starting and Quitting a Program
  • Setting a Default Program
  • Associating a File with a Program
  • Using the Task Manager
  • Setting a Program to Run at Startup
  • Pinning a Program to the Start Menu
  • Creating a Shortcut to a Program


  • Introduction
  • Changing the Window Color
  • Changing the Desktop Background
  • Working with Sounds
  • Applying a Screensaver
  • Applying a Theme
  • Customizing a Theme
  • Changing Desktop Icons
  • Changing Mouse Pointers


  • Introduction
  • Searching for an Item on Your Computer
  • Searching for an Item in a Folder
  • Filtering Search Results
  • Changing Search Options for a Folder
  • Saving Search Results
  • Working with Search Folders
  • Working with Search Connectors


  • Introduction
  • Working with WordPad
  • Working with NotePad
  • Working with Paint
  • Using the Calculator
  • Working with Sticky Notes
  • Taking Screen Captures
  • Working with the Snipping Tool
  • Using the Sound Recorder


  • Introduction
  • Getting Started with Windows 7
  • Changing Start Menu Properties
  • Setting the Date and Time
  • Working with the Desktop
  • Deleting an Item and Restoring a Deleted Item
  • Putting Your Computer to Sleep
  • Shutting Down Your Computer

Getting Help

  • Introduction
  • Browsing for a Help Topic
  • Searching for a Help Topic
  • Navigating in the Windows Help and Support Window
  • Getting Online Help
  • Using Windows Basics
  • Getting Help in a Window or Dialog Box
  • Printing a Help Topic