> Sorry, I'm not much of a computer guy. I did install from a completed image. The
> only time I've "connected to the pi" was using a program like winscp. From there
> I can enter and edit the file system. I used this for updating some of the control
> inputs, but I think I'll be also using this to customize some things. This seems
> similar, but I'd be using a program that would be entering information though command
Yes, so, like WinSCP for transferring file, but use "Putty" to do connect to the shell. You'll select "SSH" for the type of connection (and it'll say port 22 automatically for that) and then put in the IP of the Pi (just like you'd have to do for WinSCP). You then log in and get to a command prompt. You could try it and just type those commands and see what you get.
Oh, also, that requires your Pi to be connected to the internet to get the updates. So, if you don't have that also set up, that will be some more config you need to do.
Might be easier to try to find someone with an up-to-date ready-made image though?