Windows Videos

All of he videos listed here are FREE for for you to watch and download. If you click on the link to download a video, a special Portable Document File (PDF) will be downloaded to your computer. You can open this file using the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader program available at the Adobe website. As soon as you download the PDF you can save it on your computer's hard drive or on a CD ROM or DVD for viewing later on another computer. The videos are grouped by the software modules listed beneath this paragraph. Click on a topic name to view the videos in that section...

These videos cover a number of issues with the different versions of the Windows operating system. Be sure to select the correct version of Windows when you choose a video. You can view these videos online by clicking on the link that begins with the words "View the ...". You can download the same video in Adobe PDF format and save it on your computer by clicking on the link beginning with the words "Download the ...". These videos may be freely shared with your friends. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES may anyone charge for the viewing or downloading of these videos.


Windows Vista and 7

Windows Vista and Windows 7 are so similar, all of the videos in this section will use Windows 7.


Creating and understanding Catalogs and Folders so you can organize your embroidery designs

The most important thing you can do with your computer is to decide on a Cataloging plan to organize the way you store your files on your computer. After you decide on a Cataloging plan, the next thing you must do is to create the Folders and sub-folders needed to put that Cataloging plan into effect. This video explains how to create your Catalog plan.

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Creating the Folders to implement your embroidery design Catalog plan

After you decide on a Cataloging plan, the next thing you must do is to create the Folders and sub-folders needed to put that Cataloging plan into effect. This video explains how to create the folders necessary to implement your Catalog plan.

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Windows 8/8.1

Windows 8/8.1 is the predecessor operating system for Windows 10. If you have not already upgraded to WIndows 10, then you should be thinking about doing that upgrade now. Windows 10 has all of the features of the Windows 8/8/1 Metro look while also giving the user back the Start Menu that everyone likes so much. In addition, there are many new and innovative features available in Windows 10such as the new Windows Edge browser which replaced Windows Explorer. I have a huge number of software packages attached to my computers and a number of peripherals such as printers, scanners, tablets, and other hardware and so far NONE of this hardware has had any problems using Windows 10.


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Windows 10

Windows 10 is now available. These videos will explain some of the more important parts of WIndows 10 regarding the security and use of your PC with this new operating system.


Changing the Update Settings in Windows 10 to prevent the installation of Malware

Windows 10 security problem you need to fix NOW

If you upgraded your computer to Windows 10 there is a setting that you need to change NOW to prevent others from using your computer to update their computer and possibly cause your computer to obtain malware from other people's computers. Here is what is happening.

There is a default setting in Windows 10 that was intended to allow you to obtain updates to Windows 10 from other local computers rather than being required to download the updates yourself. This works fine if the only computer you update from are on your home network and if that network is protected by a secure, hardware firewall. However, if you are out in public using your Windows 10 computer and another computer is nearby also using Windows 10 and appears to have an update on it that you need, then your computer will download that update from a stranger's computer and the update from that computer could contain a virus or other kind of malware and harm your computer possibly giving up personal information stored on your computer. Fixing this is easy to do. This video will demonstrate how to make these changes.

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Changing the the Settings in Windows 10 to prevent Windows 10 from spying on your text and speech

This is ANOTHER Windows 10 security problem you need to fix NOW

If you upgraded your computer to Windows 10 there is a setting that you need to change NOW to prevent WIndows 10 from spying on your use of both text and speech. Here is what is happening.

There is a default setting in Windows 10 that is initially set up to "Help" you and the folks at Microsoft to get you to make better use of the text and speech interfaces on your computer. If your computer has these settings furned on, then your computer is likely sending virtually everything that you type on your keyboard in ANY application (i.e. eMail and word processing) along to Microsoft silently and in a way that you will never detect. Fixing this is easy to do. This video will demonstrate how to make these changes.

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