Windows 8.1 User Instructions
The time has finally arrived for
our Windows 8.1 migration. All teacher laptops will be updated between
10/03 and 10/14. The information below will hopefully help you with the
new look and "feel" of Windows 8.1. As always, Jason, Tom or I will be
happy to help you with the transition.
Windows 8.1 Login
A paper copy of the Login Matrix was placed in all teacher mailboxes on 11/03/14
(You can review the BCS Staff Login Matrix here
* Your Login for Windows 8.1 is similar to your ZScaler login*
Username: UID # (if you do not know your UID look it up here)
Password: Birthdate (YYYYMMDD)
The information below was copied from the Digital Learning Section of the BCS Website.
First Time Login?
Starting Windows 8.1 for the first time
Unlocking the computer and signing in
Your new log in for Windows 8:
Login using your UID, Unique Identifier. This must be done at school one time before taking out of the school or network . This is NOT your Novell login or your employee ID number.
Login: UID #
Password: birthdate (YYYYMMDD)
The first thing that you see on Windows 8.1 Update is the lock screen. The lock screen shows a full-screen image, the date and time, battery status, network status, and notifications (if they’re turned on).
To unlock your computer and sign in:
With a keyboard, press any key.
On the sign-in screen, type your UID and password, which is your birthday,( YYYYMMDD), and click the arrow or press Enter. This opens the Start screen.
After logging in, change your password by pressing CTRL + ALT + DELETE.
Using the Start screen
For tablets and most touch-enabled laptops, the Start screen appears after you sign in. If you prefer the classic desktop you may press the Windows logo key .
You can use the Start screen to:
Shut down or restart the computer
Log out of your computer next to your account picture and name, called sign out now
Launch apps (Word, Microsoft suite..)
Search for apps, settings, and files
Go to the desktop
Open File Explorer (formerly Windows Explorer)
Open Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Go to the Windows Store. You must have a Microsoft account to download apps.
Power and Search buttons on the Start screen. Power and Search buttons are available in the upper-right corner of the Start screen next to your account picture or Name. You'll be able to quickly and easily shut down your PC or search for things right from Start.
On BCS computers that have been set to start at the desktop, the Start screen can be accessed by tapping or clicking the Start button, or by pressing the Windows logo key .
Windows 8.1 features Charms, which appear like a toolbar on the right side of the screen. Charms are available from both the Start screen and the desktop. You drag the cursor to the right top or bottom corners and they appear, they will disappear when mouse is moved.
With a keyboard, press the Windows logo key +C.
You can use Charms as follows:
Use the Search Charm to search system wide for an app, setting, or file. You can also use the Search charm in apps from the Windows Store.
To add Buncombe County Applications type Software Center
Installing a printer type Printers and select Devices and Printers
Use the Share Charm to share content between store-style apps. For example, you can start the Maps app, and then use the Share charm to send a screen shot (picture) to a coworker.
Use the Start charm to go to the Start screen, to the desktop, or to the last-started store-style app if you’re already on the Start screen.
Use the Devices charm to manage devices, such as an additional monitor, Ben Q, data projectors.
To display charms:
The information above should help to get you started with Windows 8.1. Check back for updates with more functions and features in Windows 8.1.