I'm watching a video which appears to be quite old: http://www.cgmeetup.net/home/uv-unwrapping-and-texture-painting-in-blender-tutorial/
What I need to know is what the hotkeys he's using do, and what are they mapped to now. Hotkeys such as CtrlA, CtrlJ, CtrlV, AltF, and that's all I can think of right now.
When I tried using some of these hotkeys or pulling up a menu with one on the menu, they didn't seem to work. Perhaps they don't work with the current version of blender?
By the way: I am using Blender 2.72b. Internet connection where I am is slow ATM so I can't just download the latest.