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Windows 7 Basic Computer Course Course Details

This course covers the usage of the Windows 7 system for end-users. Windows 7 has added new features such as opening DOCX files in WordPad, Windows Multi-touch.


End users


Familiarity with Windows on the desktop.


2 Days


$367.50 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 14%.   *Discount available

PC Hire:

$50   *Bring a PC

Note: information may change without notice.

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About Windows 7 Basic Computer Course

Windows 7 is the latest user operating system. This course covers everything you need to know about the current technology.


If you have never used a computer before and you are new to using computers, we suggest that you attend our

COMPUTER ORIENTATION COURSE and then move onto Windows 7 training course.

Course Outline

  • Introducing Windows 7
    • What is Windows?
    • Windows 7
    • Other Windows 7 Editions
    • Windows 7 Features
    • PC Requirements
    • 32-Bit versus 64-Bit
    • Installation Options
    • Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
    • Upgrade Reports
    • Starting Windows 7
    • Network Location
    • Finalize Settings
    • Windows Recovery
    • User Account Control
    • Using Your Mouse
    • Windows Touch
  • Getting Started
    • Select User and Sign On
    • The Desktop
    • The Start Button
    • Getting Started/Welcome
    • Get Windows Live Essentials
    • Windows Live Settings
    • Antivirus Protection
    • Help and Support Center
    • More Support Options
    • Product Activation
    • Add a Printer
    • Print Preview
    • Turn Off Your Computer
    • Switch Users
  • Basic Controls
    • Menus
    • Dialog Boxes
    • Structure of a Window
    • Moving a Window
    • Restoring a Window
    • Resizing a Window
    • Arranging Windows
    • Aero Snaps
    • Switching Windows
    • Windows Flip and Flip 3D
    • Arranging Icons
    • Scrolling
    • Closing a Window
  • Windows Explorer
    • Windows Explorer
    • Computer Folder
    • Exploring Drives
    • Opening Windows Explorer
    • Navigation Pane
    • Libraries
    • Customize the Library
    • Address Bar
    • Customize Layout
    • Folder Contents
    • Changing Views
    • Sorting
    • Filtering
    • Grouping
    • Folder Options
    • Customizing Folders
  • Manage Files and Folders
    • Select Files and Folders
    • Copy or Move Files or Folders
    • File Conflicts
    • Delete Files and Folders
    • The Recycle Bin
    • Create a File or Folder
    • Rename a File or Folder
    • Backtrack File Operations
    • File Properties
    • Open Files
    • Recent Items
    • Search for Files and Folders
    • Compressed Folders
    • Fonts Folder
    • Character Map
  • Working with Programs
    • Start and Close Programs
    • Start Menu Searches
    • Create a Shortcut
    • Pin to Start Menu
    • Pin to Taskbar
    • Taskbar Grouping
    • Startup Folder
    • Minimized (or Maximized)
    • Install and Uninstall
    • Windows Features
    • Program Compatibility
    • Windows Virtual PC
    • Configure XP Mode
    • Command Prompt
    • Task Manager
    • Resource Monitor
  • Internet and Windows
    • Internet Connection
    • Start Internet Explorer
    • Browse the Web
    • Browser Buttons
    • Search the Internet
    • Change Search Provider
    • Bookmark Favorites
    • RSS Feeds
    • History
    • Home Page
    • Tabbed Browsing
    • Zoom
    • Print
  • Email and Messaging
    • Web Mail
    • Enable Pop Mail
    • Start Windows Live Mail
    • Receive Emails
    • Read a Message
    • Reply to a Message
    • Compose a New Message
    • Windows Live Contacts
    • Instant Messaging
    • Newsgroups
    • Block Spam Senders
    • Send a Web Page
  • Networking
    • Network Components
    • Set Up Your Network
    • Internet Connection
    • Discover Networks
    • Network and Sharing Center
    • Join the HomeGroup
    • Sharing a Printer
    • Network Map
    • View Network Components
    • Share Files and Folders
    • Network Troubleshooting
  • Customize Windows
    • Personalize Your Computer
    • Change Color and Sound
    • Screen Saver
    • Get More Themes
    • Windows 7 Basic
    • Desktop Icons
    • Screen Resolution
    • Display Settings
    • Desktop Gadgets
    • User Accounts
    • Configure the Account
    • Password Reset Disk
    • Date and Time Functions
    • Ease of Access Centre
    • Mouse Settings
  • Digital Media
    • Upload Pictures
    • Windows Live Photo Gallery
    • Windows Live Movie Maker
    • Windows DVD Maker
    • Windows Media Player
    • Copy Audio CD
    • Play DVD Movies
    • Media Library
    • Online Resources
    • Windows Media Center
  • System and Security
    • System Properties
    • Performance Information
    • Clean Up Your Disk
    • Back Up and Recover Data
    • System Restore
    • Action Center
    • Windows Firewall
    • Malware Protection
    • Windows Update
    • Change Settings

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Light finger meals are supplied for part time courses.

Scheduled Dates

There are currently no up and coming Windows 7 Basic Computer Course courses scheduled.You may request that the course be scheduled. If you are interested please click here to fill out an enquiry form.


For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport, consider the Gautrain. Our training premises in Woodmead is located near the Morning Glenn Mall Bus Stop. If organised by prior arrangement we will collect delegates from the afore mentioned bus stop at no extra charge. Direction to the bus stop are as follows:

Take the Gautrain to the Sandton station.
Take the S2 Bus to Morning Glenn Mall.
We will collect you at 8:30 directly from the bus stop.


Please submit a query on the course page and we will be able to advise you on hotels and guest houses close to the training facility.