• Windows 10 FAQ

    Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016 are installed on all public managed desktop computers, which are available in classrooms and open access spaces across the University. Several software applications are accessed using the application portal  AppsAnywhere. Search and save your favourites from 100's of applications. Look for the AppsAnywhere logo on the start menu, desktop or your browser homepage. 

  • Software can be accessed using the new application portal called AppsAnywhere. Search and save your favourites from 100's of applications.

    Look for the AppsAnywhere logo on the start menu, desktop or open up Chrome.

    AppsAnywhere logo

    Click the Start menu, right-click on account name, then choose Sign out. Alternatively double click on the sign off desktop icon, either a circular red circle with a white saltire, or a white door frame on a blue background (Microsoft sign out logo).
    To access all Drives, including USB, open the start menu and select 'File Explorer'. The window that opens will have your available Drives in the left hand menu.
  • Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 are still installed on staff desktop computers and laptop. All new desktop computers and laptop are delivered with Windows 10 and MS Office 2016.

  • Click on the Windows icon in the taskbar to display the Start menu.

    You can also search Windows and the web from the search box in the taskbar to find help, apps, files, settings.

    Windows 10 search box

    More on search and help

    Edge replaces Internet Explorer as the Windows web browser.

    Find out about Microsoft Edge

    Most of us use the Chrome browser here at Brookes, and may continue to do so.

    When File Explorer opens, you'll land in Quick access. Your frequently used folders and recently used files are listed there. Pin your favorite folders to Quick access to keep them close at hand.

    My Computer is now called This PC, and it won’t show up on your desktop by default.

    What's changed in File Explorer

    Settings and Personalisation:

    • Click on the Windows icon in the taskbar to display the Start menu. Choose Settings.

      Seetings icon
    • Or, in the taskbar, click in the Search box and type ‘control panel’.

    More on settings and personalisation