Windows XP Information

Background/Wallpaper

  1. Double click on my computer
  2. On the left-hand side of the screen look under “other places”
  3. Click on control panel
  4. Click on appearance and themes
  5. Double click on change the desktop background
  6. Using the up/down arrows, you can scroll through the different backgrounds.
  7. Click on the item you would like to view
  8. When you decide on the background click apply (to save choice)
  9. Then click ok (to close screen)

 

Screen Saver

  1. Double click on my computer
  2. On the left-hand side of the screen look under “other places”
  3. Click on control panel
  4. Click on appearance and themes
  5. Click on choose a screen saver
  6. Click on the arrow for the pull down menu choose a screen saver to view
  7. When you have found one you like click apply (to save choice)
  8. Then ok (to close screen)

 

Check programs that are running in start-up

  1. Click once on start go to programs (move mouse so programs is highlighted).  Then move mouse over start-up.  This shows how many programs operating when you start the computer. And the more programs you have listed the slower your computer will run.

 

Home Page

  1. Double click on my computer
  2. Under the heading Other Places
  3. Click on control panel
  4. Click on network & Internet connections
  5. Click on Internet options
  6. Under the heading homepage there is an address bar you can enter an address

 

How much hard drive space have I used?

  1. Double click on my computer
  2. Right click on Local Disk C: under hard disk drives
  3. Click on properties
  4. A graph will appear on your screen, it will show you how much space you have used and how much is left. Click on the X in the upper right-hand corner of your screen to close window.

Closing a window

  1. You can click on the X in the upper right-hand corner of the screen or click on file then click on close or exit.

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