This article contains information for University staff only.

Welcome to Windows 10

This article will introduce you to some of the essential features of Windows 10. Select a link below to quickly locate the information you need.

Contents

Video Tutorial 

Logging in

Locking your PC or Laptop

Changing the Desktop Background 

Adding a printer in Windows 10

Accessing Programs and Applications 

Accessing and running Software 

Accessing the N and K Drives

Setting Default Applications for opening files 

 

Video Tutorial

The video below covers, logging in, changing the desktop background, accessing program and applications, accessing the running software and accessing the N and K Drive. 

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Logging in

  1. If needed power on the PC or laptop.
  2. The lock screen will appear. Click on the screen to start the sign in process.
  3. Type in your University username followed by your University password.
  4. Either press enter on your keyboard or select the arrow on your screen. 
  5. Your desktop will appear.

 

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Locking your PC or Laptop

If you need to leave the PC or laptop you are using unattended, even for a few seconds, it is important to lock the device. If you do not lock the device it would be very easy for someone to access and compromise your network account, files and any online services that you are logged into.

Method 1

  1. Press the "Window" key and the "L" key on your keyboard together.
  2. The University Lock screen will appear, your device will be locked.

 

Method 2

  1. Select the Start Menu icon which can be found at the bottom left of your screen.
  2. Select the Account icon, a context menu will appear.
  3. Select "Lock". The University Lock screen will appear, your device will be locked.

Unlocking your PC or Laptop

  1. Click on the screen, the sign in screen will appear.
  2. Type in your password and press enter on the keyboard. 

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Changing the Desktop Background

When you first log in there will be a standard desktop background which you may wish to change.  There are two methods of changing the background. 

Method One:

  1. Select an image you have previously saved in your N Drive. 
  2. Open the image by double clicking on the file name.
  3. Right click on the image and select "Set as background".  The background image will now be set.

 

Method Two:

The second method involves using the Settings menu. For instructions please see the link to the "Customising the Windows 10 Desktop" article below.

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Adding a Printer in Windows 10

  1. To install a network printer select the "Install a Printer" icon on the desktop.
  2. Select "Add a Printer".
  3.  

  4. Scroll to locate your printer. Double click on the printer name.

  5.  

  6. A dialogue box will appear, select "Finish".

 

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Accessing Programs and Applications

  1. Open the start menu by clicking on Start Menu. 
  2.  

  3. A list of all programs and applications will be displayed, scroll to the desired program, select a program / application to open it.

 

For more information on the Start Menu please see the "Customising the Start Menu in Windows 10" article below.

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Accessing and running Software

Windows 10 has Office 2016 and web browsers pre-installed.

Other University delivered software can be launched via AppsAnywhere.

The AppsAnywhere shortcut will be located on your Windows 10 desktop.

 

  1. Double click on the icon to open AppsAnywhere. 
  2. Select "Launch" to open the program.

Electronic Document Management System (EDM)

EDM can only be installed via Software Center. 

  1. Select the Start menu and start typing Software Center.
  2.  

  3. Select Software Centre shown as a Best Match at the top of the Start Menu.
  4. The Software Centre will open. Double click on Electronic Document Management to install.

 

Additional programs are also available from the Microsoft "Store" which you can access from the Start Menu.

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Accessing the N and K Drives

  1. To access the N and K drive select the File Explorer Icon from the Task Bar.
  2. Alternatively select the  “This PC” icon on the desktop. 

  3.  

  4. The File Explorer dialogue box will open.  Select the drive you require from the left-hand menu.

 

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Setting Default Applications for opening files

You may wish to open files with specific applications.  For example you may want to open PDF documents using Adobe Reader rather than the default MS Edge. To achieve this you will need to change the default application for the PDF file type.

  1. Open the Start Menu and select the Settings Icon.
  2.  The Windows Setting Window will appear, select "Apps".
  3. Select "Default apps" from the left hand menu.
  4. Select "Choose default applications by file type".
  5. A list of file types will appear (it may take a minute). Scroll down the list to locate the file type you wish to change. 
  6. Select the icon next to the file extension. The icon will be displaying the current application that is used to open files of this type.
  7.  A dialogue box will open, listing alternative applications you can use use to open files of this type. Select the application you wish to use. The icon will change reflecting the change you have made.
  8. To close settings select the (X) Exit button located in top right of the window. 
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