Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Introduction to the Windows 8 Operating System
SC Series user icon
Note: To help
you locate screen
elements that are
referenced in the
such as buttons and
book uses red boxes
to point to these
For a complete list of the
Q&As found in many of
the step-by-step sequences
in this topic, visit the Q&A
resource on the Student
Companion Site located on
detailed instructions about
accessing available resources,
contact your instructor for
information about accessing
the required les.
button displays a menu containing commands related to restarting the computer,
putting it in a low-power state, and shutting it down. The commands available on your
computer may differ.
• The Sleep command saves your work, turns off the computer fans and hard disk,
and places the computer in a lower-power state. To wake the computer from sleep
mode, press the power button or lift a laptop’s cover, and sign in to your account.
• The Shut down command exits running apps, shuts down Windows, and then
turns off the computer.
• The Restart command exits running apps, shuts down Windows, and then restarts
1 SIGN IN | 2 USE WINDOWS | 3 USE APPS | 4 FILE MANAGEMENT | 5 SWITCH APPS | 6 SAVE FILES
7 CHANGE SCREEN RESOLUTION | 8 EXIT APPS | 9 USE ADDITIONAL APP FEATURES | 10 USE HELP
To Sign In to an Account
The following steps, which use SC Series as the user name, sign in to an account based on a typical Windows
installation. Why? After starting Windows, you might be required to sign in to an account to access the computer’s resources.
You may need to ask your instructor how to sign in to your account. If you are using Windows 7, skip these steps
and instead perform the steps in the yellow box that immediately follows these Windows 8 steps.
• Swipe up or click the lock screen
(shown in Figure 3a) to display a
sign-in screen (shown in Figure 3b).
• Tap or click the user icon (for SC
Series, in this case) on the sign-in
screen, which depending on settings,
either will display a second sign-in
screen that contains a Password
text box (Figure 4) or will display
the Windows Start screen (shown in
Figure 5 on the next page).
password text box
Why do I not see a user icon?
Your computer may require you
to type a user name instead of
tapping or clicking an icon.
What is a text box?
A text box is a rectangular box in
which you type text.
Why does my screen not show a password text box?
Your account does not require a password.
• If Windows displays a sign-in screen with a Password text box, type your password in the text box.