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Old 23. Aug 2015, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone recommend a good, comprehensive Windows 10 User Guide (preferably a downloadable pdf) please?

I'm looking for something that's simple to follow and covers all the main features to allow a new user (coming from XP!) to find their way around, and get the most out of the OS.

Any suggestions appreciated.
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Old 23. Aug 2015, 06:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well here's what Google recommends, and it looks pretty darn comprehensive to me: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-guide/
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Well here's what Google recommends, and it looks pretty darn comprehensive to me: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-guide/
Looks good, certainly covers a lot, thanks for that.

"Google recommends" so much that it's easy to miss this type of thing amongst the repetitive, less useful and stuff.
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Old 23. Aug 2015, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Get started with Windows 10;

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...arted-whatsnew

Need help with Windows 10?;

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-10/support

Have you looked on the main site here? ... I have a couple of PDF's and I'm sure they were linked to on here a few weeks ago. Could be wrong. Maybe Vic will know about that? One of them is titled Win 10 Quick Guide Final pdf.

Lenovo also did a pdf which might be of help, you can download it here;

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/news/48...pdf-guide.aspx

.. download link is at the bottom of the write up.
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I don't know how much detail you want. Whole books are being written but Microsoft has some short PDFs. They are about the preview version so some things may have changed, One is https://news.microsoft.com/download/...lpreviewqg.pdf that deya referred to.
Another is Ed Bott's preliminary version of the book he is writing at http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.c...#9780735696969.
And, of course, the Internet is full of articles on individual topics. Gizmo's Tech Tips has had a series and links are at http://www.techsupportalert.com/view/tips
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Old 24. Aug 2015, 09:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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All useful suggestions, thanks.

I am aware of all the great article written on Gizmo's regarding Windows 10, and it's a great resource to direct someone to to learn about the new OS.

The person I have in mind really needs a guide that walks them through the use and features of all the native apps that come with Windows 10 and shows them how to find their way around. Some people just aren't as computer literate as others.

The Lenovo pdf is ok but brief and feels very much like a Lenovo manual (as it would )

The Ed Bott book is too "IT professional"

The Technical Preview Guide is too "Technical Preview"

I suspect what I'm looking for doesn't exist. Instead, I think I may have to just assemble a list of links to individual articles that each cover a specific app/feature.

....something along these lines.........

The Windows 10 Start Menu Explained

Windows Explorer in Windows 8

How to work with files and folders
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Here is another possibility. This one is from AnandTech: http://www.anandtech.com/show/9543/t...dows-10-review
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Here is another possibility. This one is from AnandTech: http://www.anandtech.com/show/9543/t...dows-10-review
Thanks, certainly looks like quite a comprehensive review, plenty to read through there.

I have been spending some time trawling the net, in an attempt to gather a collection of links to articles that each focus on individual apps/features, which I'm hoping will cover most of the stuff that comes with Windows 10.
I'm hoping the person I'm doing it for will find it a useful resource at least to get started with the transition from XP.
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