Introduction to Windows Basics

Part of the Franktronics Training Series

Introduction to Windows BasicsIntroduction to computers covers a little bit of everything that will help improve your experiences with getting around any Windows based computer. The different Windows operating systems (OS) provide their own challenges to users, but most of these issues are easily resolved with a basic familiarization of the computer, which is also known as the PC (personal computer). Audience: This course is intended to help the novice and semi-experienced users become more comfortable with the many changes that have been made over the years. Prerequisites:  No prerequisites.  Just come in to class with a desire to learn! Description:  By the end of this course, users should be able to understand what makes up a computer, the different Windows OS’s, make better use of the keyboard and mouse, safely navigating on the internet, protecting your information, and maybe even perform some customizations on your own PC. Subjects that will be discussed (as time allows):
  • Understand basic hardware computing terms
  • Using the mouse, keyboard, and desktop to your advantage
  • Be able to identify you PC connections and connect devices to a PC and modify device settings in this lesson.
  • Comprehending the different Operating systems, Programs and Applications available on all PCs.
  • Familiarization with your personal network and Internet basics
  • Browsing the Web
  • Understanding viruses and malware and how to protect your data
  • Customizing your computer settings for a more pleasant experience
  • Printing and how to connect to the printers available to you
  • Understand and using files and folders in Windows Explorer
Requirements:  None; optionally, users can bring in their Windows laptop or tablets to follow along during class discussions.

Scheduled Classes

Mar
11
Sun
Daylight Savings begins
Mar 11 all-day

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour starting at 2:00am.  Your computer should update automatically if its connected to the internent.

And forget to check and replace the batteries in your smoke detectors!

Mar
24
Sat
Daffodil Festival – Gloucester County
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day

The Gloucester Daffodil Festival, a celebration of spring and a Gloucester County tradition since 1987. The Daffodil Festival Council invites you – visitors and vendors alike – to come and enjoy this true community event.

Watch the parade. Meet the Daffodil Festival Queen and the scholarship winner. Tour the internationally known farms at Brent & Becky’s Bulbs. Enjoy the rides and games. Take part in a talk on gardening, shop our many vendors, listen to a Live Music performance or play laser tag. Have a tasty treat and get your face painted.

May
16
Wed
Seafood Festival by the Abingdon Ruritan Club
May 16 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Abingdon Ruritan Club Seafood Festivals are held twice yearly and are located on our Festival Grounds behind our club building at 8784 Guinea Road, Bena, Virginia.  2017 marks the 38th year, and the Fall Festival was the 69th!

May
28
Mon
CLOSED: Memorial Day
May 28 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.  We will re-open Tuesday morning at 9:00am.

Jul
4
Wed
CLOSED: July 4th
Jul 4 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Independence Day Holiday.  We will re-open Thursday morning at 9:00am.

Sep
3
Mon
CLOSED: Labor Day Holiday
Sep 3 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday.  We will re-open Tuesday morning at 9:00am.

Sep
28
Fri
Guinea Jubilee
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

The Guinea Jubilee and the Guinea Heritage Association are committed to preserving the history and values of a unique community we call Guinea. The Guinea Jubilee is a two day event that annually attracts thousands of people to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck. The Jubilee features cultural activities, arts and crafts exhibits, a parade, delicious seafood, and a fireworks show to end the event. Our festival is always held the last Friday and Saturday in September.

Oct
8
Mon
Columbus Day
Oct 8 all-day

Federal Holiday.  Franktronics will be open for normal business hours.

Oct
17
Wed
Seafood Festival by the Abingdon Ruritan Club
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Abingdon Ruritan Club Seafood Festivals are held twice yearly and are located on our Festival Grounds behind our club building at 8784 Guinea Road, Bena, Virginia.  2017 marks the 38th year, and the Fall Festival was the 69th!

Nov
4
Sun
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Nov 4 all-day

Remember to turn your clocks Back 1 hour at 2:00am.

Don’t forget to check/replace the batteries in your smoke detectors!

For more class schedules, please see our Computer Training Page.