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The Windows key is the key on your keyboard with the Windows "flag". It looks similar to this:
In this hot weather, make sure the back of your desktop computer has a good amount of space for air flow. For laptops make sure the area that has hot air coming out (side or back) is not restricted. Computers that are too hot will just turn off without warning.
In Windows Explorer if you have a file selected Ctrl + c will copy that file to the Clipboard. Ctrl + v will paste it to whatever folder you go to. Ctrl + x followed by Ctrl + v will move the file.
Ctrl + c for copy, Ctrl + v for paste and Ctrl + x for cut
In Word, Excel and most other programs Ctrl + c will copy the selected text to the clipboard. Ctrl + v will paste whatever is in the Clipboard where the cursor is. Ctrl + x will remove the selected text and place it into the Clipboard. Use Ctrl + v to paste it where the cursor is. Cut is akin to move.
Alt + Tab: Switch between applications/windows quickly
Keeping ALT pressed press and release TAB to rotate through the list of programs. The application you stop on will then come into focus.
Buying a new computer? Don’t buy Intel's Celeron processor, get a Core2 instead. The Celeron is cheaper as it has features removed and is MUCH SLOWER.
Windows keyboard shortcut: Windows key + f
This key combination will bring up Windows Search.
Windows keyboard shortcut: Windows key + e
This will open a new Windows Explorer Window, so you can browse your files.
Windows keyboard shortcut: Windows key + d
If you have lots of things open this will minimise all windows, showing your desktop with its icons.