Does Windows 10 have any built-in help?

August 10, 2017 at 19:41:50
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All previous versions of Windows that I've used had lots of
help files. Are there any at all built into Windows 10? If so,
where can I find them? Even if there are only a few.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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August 10, 2017 at 21:20:38
Windows 10 was designed to do everything for us so they hide many of the traditional features and utilities, assuming that it will work better if we do not mess with it. This may be true for many, but it is not true for all so you have to learn to find these features and settings.
If you remember a utility, feature, or setting from Windows 7 then tap the Start and type in the search panel and look through the options, ignoring the web search options (that you can do for yourself).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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August 11, 2017 at 03:04:48
I'm not finding any help info. Everything I've searched for opens
the associated program or settings window, which may contain
some help info, but so far I haven't even seen any of that.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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August 12, 2017 at 06:24:11
Try using "Get Started"

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#4
August 12, 2017 at 08:34:05
Ah, yes. That is something. I really should have caught it since
it is one of just eight original Start Menu tiles I haven't yet deleted.

But it has astonishingly little content. Four pages, each very short:

> Get connected to the Internet
> Make your PC easier to use
> Hear text read aloud with Narrator
> Using speech recognition

The second one sounds promising, but it just lists the Ease of Access
options and says where to find them.

The first starts out by saying "It looks like you're not connected to the
Internet." It then says how to find the Network Troubleshooter. Then
it says "If that doesn't work and you're using a wired connection, make
sure both ends of your Ethernet cable are securely plugged in to your
PC and your router or modem."

That is the only mention of a modem. What is "a wired connection"?
What is an "Ethernet cable"? What is a "router"? What is a "modem"?
And no mention of "Internet provider". I would never guess from that
page that there is such a thing.

Is there any other significant help I missed, or is it all online now?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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