Drives are used to store data. Almost all computers come with at least two drives: a hard drive (which is used to store large volumes of data) and a CD drive(which stores smaller volumes of data that can be easily transported from one computer to another). The hard drive is typically designated the C: drive and the CD drive is typically designated the D: drive. If you have an additional floppy drive, it is typically designated the A: drive. If your hard drive is partitioned or if you have additional drives, the letters E:, F:, G: and so on are assigned.
Several games are included with Windows XP. To access the games:
★ Click the Start button, which is located in the lower left corner of the screen. The Start menu will appear.
★ Highlight Programs. A submenu will appear.
★ Highlight Games. Another submenu will appear.
★ Click the game you want to play.
To select a screen saver:
★ Right-click anywhere on the Windows desktop. A context menu will appear.
★ Choose Properties. The Display Properties dialog box will appear.
★ Click the Screen Saver tab.
★ The Screen Saver field provides the list of available screen savers. Select the screen saver you want from the list.
★ Click Preview to preview your screen saver.
★ Click Esc to return to the Display Properties dialog box.
★ In the Wait field, set the number of minutes of inactivity before the screen saver starts.
★ Click OK.
Computer monitors display images by firing electron beams at a phosphor-coated screen. If the same image stays on the screen too long, there is a danger that the image will leave a permanent imprint on the screen. Screen savers help prevent this by providing a constantly changing image.
To rename a file or folder:
★ Right-click the file or folder. A context menu will appear.
★ Click Rename.
★ Type the new name.
To copy a file or folder:
★ Right-click the file or folder you want to copy. A context menu will appear.
★ Click Copy. The file or folder should now be on the Clipboard.
To paste a file or folder:
★ After cutting or copying the file, right-click the object or right-click in the right pane of the folder to which you want to paste. A context menu will appear.
★ Click Paste.
To delete a file or folder:
★ Right-click the file or folder you want to delete. A context menu will appear.
★ Click Delete. Windows Explorer will ask, "Are sure you want to send this object to the recycle bin?"
★ Click Yes.
To cut a file or folder:
★ Right-click the file or folder you want to cut. A context menu will appear.
★ Click Cut. The file or folder should now be on the Clipboard.
Cutting differs from deleting. When you cut a file, the file is placed on the Clipboard. When you delete a file, the file is sent to the Recycle Bin.
Yes. Views control how Windows Explorer displays information in the right pane. Windows Explorer provides you with the following choices: Thumbnails, Tiles, Icons, List, and Details.
★ Thumbnails view displays images. These images represent the contents of folders and files. For example, if a folder contains pictures, up to four of the pictures in the folder will be displayed on the folder icon.
★ Tiles view and Icons view display icons to represent drives, folders, and the contents of folders. The icons displayed when you choose Tiles view are larger than the icons that display when you choose Icon view.
★ List view displays all of the files and folders without supplying the size, type, or date modified.
★ Details view displays the size, type, and date modified.