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Restoring a Voice Recognition Profile

To restore a Voice Recognition Profile, Open WSRProfile. Click Run. Click Restore my speech profile. Browse then select location of your profile. Click Next. Wizard will setup the profile. Click Use current speech profile, to add to an already existing profile. Click Create a new speech profile, for addition saved speech profiles. When finished, click Close. Print this entry

 

Backing up a Voice Recognition Profile

To restore a Voice Recognition Profile Download Windows Speech Recognition Profile Tool located at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16296 Follow the download instruction in Microsoft web site. Open the WSRProfile. Click Run. Click Backup my speech profile. Browse and select location to save your profile. Click Create. Wizard will backup your profile. Note : Transfer/Copy can be accomplished by cable, network or external drive. When

 

Voice Recognition Training Profile setup.

To Setup a profile: Go to Speech Recognition Voice Training. 2.Double click train your computer to better understand you. 3. A window will appear Click next   4.Now read the text in Training Text.   5. After training is completed press Next to finish. Print this entry

 

Performing a Forced Group Policy Update

Published on September 8, 2014 in Windows 8.1

From the Charms Bar, click Search. In the Search box, type gpupdate /force. Click the search result for gpupdate /force. A command prompt will appear stating that it is updating policy. When completed, the command prompt will ask if it is OK to log off or restart. Type N and press ENTER. Restart the computer.

 

Parts of the Internet Explorer 11 Window

Published on June 11, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Below is a labeled picture of the Internet Explorer 11 Window: Print this entry

 

Working With Tabs in Internet Explorer

Published on June 11, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Creating a New Tab To create a new tab in Internet Explorer, you can press Crtl + T or you can click on the gray box next to the tab which states what web address is open.   Closing a Tab To close individual tabs, in the tabs bar, click the Close button in the lower right corner

 

Adding Websites to Internet Explorer’s Compatibilty View List

Published on June 7, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Sometimes websites don’t look how you expect them to look–images may not appear, menus could be out of place, or text could be jumbled together. This can usually be fixed by adding the website to Internet Explorer’s compatibility view list. Go to IE’s Settings menu. Click Compatibility view settings. Add the website to the compatibility

 

Using Internet Explorer’s New Notification Bar

Published on June 7, 2014 in Windows 8.1

In Internet Explorer 11, the Microsoft web browser that comes with Windows 8.1, the notification that a file is ready to be downloaded appears on the bottom of the screen. You have several options for downloading a file. Open folder: Open the folder containing the file. View downloads: View all downloads. Run: Download the file

 

Burning a CD/DVD in Windows 8.1

Published on June 7, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Insert a blank CD or DVD into the CD/DVD drive. Open File Explorer and double-click on the CD/DVD drive. A wizard will appear. Add a title, choose With a CD/DVD Player, and click Next. In the opened window, copy the desired contents to the blank CD/DVD window. Once added, click the Share tab and click

 

Viewing Metadata for a File or Folder

Published on June 7, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Select a file or folder. Click the Metadata button on the top left corner of the File Explorer. Review the Properties screen. Print this entry

 

Creating a New Folder

Published on June 7, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Click the New folder button on the top left side of the File Explorer. Type a name for the new folder. Hit the Enter key. Print this entry

 

Viewing a Password When Typing It

Published on June 7, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Type your password in the Password field of the login screen. Click the Show password button to the right of the password. (Password in this example was marked out for security.) When you are finished, release the left mouse button. Print this entry

 

Changing the Background of the Start Screen

Published on June 7, 2014 in Windows 8.1

From the Start screen, activate the Charms Bar. Click on Settings. Choose Personalize. Use the color and pattern choices to customize your Start screen background. When you are finished, click on the Start screen to exit out of the Settings menu. Print this entry

 

Resizing Tiles on the Start Screen

Published on June 7, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Right-click a tile. Hover your mouse over the Resize option. Choose from the Small or Medium options. The tile is now resized. Print this entry

 

Creating Tile Groups on the Start Screen

Published on June 7, 2014 in Windows 8.1

To create tile groups on the Start screen, you must pin tiles to a new area of the screen or drag tiles out of existing groups to a new area. You can learn how to pin tiles to the Start screen by reading “Pinning and Unpinning Tiles to the Start Screen”. You can learn how

 

Naming Tile Groups on the Start Screen

Published on June 7, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Looking for creating a new tile group? Check out “Creating Tile Groups on the Start Screen”. Right-click an empty area of the Start screen and click the Name groups option that appears. In the box labeled Name Group, type a name for that group of programs. Click outside the text box twice. The name has

 

Arranging Tiles on the Start Screen

Published on June 7, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Click and drag the program you wish to move. Release the cursor once you have moved the tile to its new location. The program will now stay in its new location. Print this entry

 

Pinning and Unpinning Tiles to the Start Screen

Published on June 7, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Pinning From the Start screen, click the arrow in the bottom-left corner of the screen. From the Apps menu, right-click the program you would like to add to the Start screen and choose the Pin to Start option. The program you pinned will now appear on the Start screen. You can also right-click an icon on

 

Using Jump Lists

Published on June 7, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Jump lists allow you to easily access files you use often. Right click on an application to: View recent files opened by that program Open another copy of that program Pin that program to the taskbar Close the application Clicking the pushpin icon will save a link to that file on the jump list. Print

 

Taskbar: Add and Remove Applications

Adding Applications Right-click on the desired item. Left-click Pin to taskbar.   Removing Applications Right-click on the item to remove. Left-click Unpin this program from taskbar   NOTE: You can also reorder your icons on the taskbar. Print this entry

 

Snap Windows

Left click on the title bar of the window that you want to snap and drag it to the left or right side of the screen until a semi-transparent box covers half of the screen. Release the left-mouse button. NOTE: You can now set up your windows so that you can work side by side

 

Accessing File Explorer

Accessing File Explorer: 3 Options You can access File Explorer three different ways.  They are listed below: Desktop: On your desktop, double click This PC and  File Explorer  opens. Taskbar: On your desktop, click once on the File Explorer icon on the Taskbar and  File Explorer  opens. Start Screen: Access the Start Screen (See Accessing the Start Screen). 

 

Checking Print Queues

Published on June 5, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Go to the Control Panel. Click on Devices and Printers. Right-click a printer and select See what’s printing. Print this entry

 

Accessing the Control Panel

Published on June 5, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Accessing the Control Panel from the Start Button Right-click the Start button. Click Control Panel.   Accessing the Control Panel from the Charms Bar Activate the Charms Bar. Click Settings. Click Control Panel.   Accessing the Control Panel from the File Explorer Open the File Explorer. In the open window, click the tab that says Computer. Click Open

 

Using the Charms Bar Search

Published on June 5, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Search Charms Bar Click the Search icon on the Charms Bar. Click on Everywhere. Choose where you want to search: Everywhere, Settings, Files, Web images, or Web videos. Once you have made your decision, enter your criteria in the box and click the magnifying glass icon. Results will include installed apps, apps downloadable via Microsoft Store, and searches from Bing.com. Start

 

Accessing the Charms Bar

Published on June 5, 2014 in Windows 8.1

From the Screen To access the Charms Bar, move your mouse cursor to the upper right corner of the screen. Then move it down the side slightly. From the Keyboard Press the Windows key and C on your keyboard. Print this entry

 

Using the Steps Recorder

Published on June 5, 2014 in Windows 8.1

The Steps Recorder is a useful tool for show step-by-step directions on the computer. Click Start Record. Perform a task on the computer. When you are finished, click Stop Record. Review your steps. Click Save and choose where you want to save your steps. It will save your file with the .zip extension, which contains a file that

 

Using the Snipping Tool

Published on June 5, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Taking the Snip Click New. Drag the crosshairs around any portion of the screen to take a screenshot. The Snipping Tool will now display the captured area. Saving the Snip Click the Save (disk) button to choose where you want the program to save your screenshot. You choose to save your image as a GIF, JPEG,

 

Using Peek View

Published on June 4, 2014 in Windows 8.1

To see a preview of an open window, hover your mouse cursor over the corresponding button on the taskbar. A preview of any related windows will appear. Click the window you wish to open. Print this entry

 

Pinning and Unpinning Programs on the Taskbar

Published on June 3, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Pinning Right-click a program shortcut on the desktop,  Start screen, or Apps screen. Select Pin to taskbar. Unpinning Right-click an icon on the taskbar. Select Unpin this program from the taskbar. Print this entry

 

Adjusting Audio

Published on June 3, 2014 in Windows 8.1

From the Taskbar On your taskbar, click the speaker icon on the right (next to the date and time) to adjust your volume. From the Charms Bar Activate the Charms Bar. Select Settings. Click the speaker icon to adjust your volume. Print this entry

 

Signing in and Out

Published on June 3, 2014 in Windows 8.1

To Sign In: Press any key on the keyboard to bring up the sign-in screen. Type your SJY credentials into the appropriate boxes and hit Enter. To Sign Out: Using the Start Button Right-click the Start button. Hover over Shut down or sign out. Click Sign out. Using the Start Screen Click on your username on the Start screen.

 

Restarting the Computer

Published on June 3, 2014 in Windows 8.1

From the Desktop Right-click on the Start button. Hover over Shut down or sign out. Click Restart. From the Start Screen Click the Power symbol on the Start screen. Choose Restart. Print this entry

 

Accessing the Start Screen and Desktop

Published on June 3, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Using the Taskbar Click the Start button on your taskbar. Using the Keyboard Press the Windows key on your keyboard. Using the Charms Bar  Click the Start option on the Charms Bar.   To find the Start button again, move your mouse cursor to the bottom left corner of the screen, or you can use the Windows key. Print this

 

Connecting a Device to a Projector

Published on June 3, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Using the Keyboard Press the Windows key and P at the same time. Choose how you want the device to connect to the projector: PC screen only, Duplicate, Extend, or Second screen only. PC screen only will display images only on the computer. Duplicate will show the same image on the computer and the monitor/projector. Extend will split the image between

 

Accessing, Sorting, and Searching the Apps Screen

Published on June 3, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Accessing Move your mouse cursor in the lower left corner of the Start screen to activate the downwards-facing arrow. Click on the downwards-facing arrow on the Start screen. Scroll through the program list to select the software you wish to use. You can either move your cursor to activate the scrollbar or use the scroll wheel

 

Changing the View of a Folder

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Click on View at the top of the window. From the menu that appears, select Extra Large Icons, Large Icons, Medium Icons, Small Icons, List, Details, Tiles, or Content. You may have to use the menu’s scroll button to see all the options. Print this entry

 

Changing the Desktop

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

From the Desktop Right-click your desktop background and select Personalize. From the open window, select the Desktop Background option. Choose the color or picture from the drop-down menu, or click Browse if you already know the location of the picture you want to use. Click Save Changes and close the window. From the Charms Bar Activate

 

Changing the Mouse Pointers

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Go to the Control Panel. Select Mouse. Select the Pointers tab at the top of the window. Use the Scheme drop-down menu to select to select a new setting. Click OK when you are finished. Print this entry

 

Changing the Screen Saver

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

From the Desktop Right-click your desktop background and select Personalize. From the window, click the Screen Saver option in the bottom right corner. From the Screen saver drop-down menu, choose the screen saver you would like to use. Use the Settings button to adjust the screen saver and the Preview button to see what it

 

Changing the Sounds

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Go to the Control Panel. Select Sound. Click the Sounds tab at the top of the window. Choose an event from the Program Events list. Choose a sound from the Sounds drop-down list, or click the Browse button to find your own sound. Click Apply. Click OK to save your changes. Print this entry

 

Copying a File or Folder

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Select the file or folder you wish to copy. Right-click it and select Copy. Print this entry

 

Copying Shortcuts from the O Drive

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Open This PC and the Organizations O: drive. Open the Program Shortcuts folder. Click and drag the icon(s) that you want to the desktop. Print this entry

 

Displaying Hidden Files and Folders

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

From the Control Panel Right-click the Start button and select Control Panel. Click Folder Options. In the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders. Click OK. From File Explorer Open File Explorer. Click the View tab. Click the checkbox that is labeled Hidden Items. Print this entry

 

Increasing or Decreasing the Size of Text in Windows 8.1

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Right-click the desktop and select Screen resolution. Select Make text and other items larger or smaller. Use the drop-down menu under Change only the text size to set the font size for certain items (title bars, menus, message boxes, palette titles, icons, or tooltips). Select the new font size in the adjacent box. Mark the

 

Locking and Unlocking Your Computer

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

There are three different ways to lock your computer in Windows 8.1. Keyboard: Ctrl, Alt, and Delete Hold down Ctrl, Alt, and Delete. Click Lock. To unlock, press any key and type your password in the provided box. Keyboard: the Windows Key and L Hold down the Windows key and L on your keyboard. To

 

Pasting a Copied or Cut File or Folder

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Right-click on the place you wish to paste the file. Select Paste from the menu that appears. Print this entry

 

Searching for a File or Folder

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Using the Start Button Right-click the Start button and select Search. Click on Everywhere. Choose where you want to search (Everywhere, Settings, Files, Web images, or Web videos). Type your search criteria in the Search bar and click the magnifying glass icon. The results will appear underneath the Search bar. Using the Charms Bar Activate the Charms

 

Setting a Default Printer

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Go to the Control Panel. Select Devices and Printers. Right-click on the printer you want as your default and choose Set as default printer. A green checkmark will now appear by your default printer. Print this entry

 

Shutting down the Computer

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Using the Start Button Right-click the Start button. Hover over Shut down or sign out. Click Shut down. Using the Start Screen Click the Power symbol on the Start screen. Choose Shut down. Print this entry

 

Accessing Your Personal (T) and Shared (O) Drives in Windows 8.1

Published on May 21, 2014 in Windows 8.1

Personal Drive On your desktop, double click THIS PC. In the open window, double click your T: drive. Shared Drives On your desktop, double click THIS PC. In the open window, double click the O: drive. Print this entry