Windows XP John Morano
Logging into Windows XP • XP is a secure operating system – users must log into their own workstation • In the Novell Netware login box, your username should already be filled in • Simply type in your email password and click OK • If working from home or off campus, click Workstation only
Exploring Changes to My Computer • My Computer, available from the Start menu, organizes all of your computer’s resources into one window. • Use to view/access any resources available to your computer such as folders and files located on your hard drive or any network drive to which you have access. • When you open My Computer, the common tasks pane appears on the left side of the window. • Initially, the pane contains three task groups. You can use the links in the System Tasks and Other Places groups to perform system functions or to open another folder. • The Details group provides information about the selected object. If you select a storage device, such as a drive, you can see the amount of free space and the total capacity of the drive.
Customizing the Desktop • Changing desktop and display settings • Use the Display Properties dialog box • Background & appearance of desktop • Icons and screen savers • Themes page (new) – a set of display settings including the Desktop background, Screen Saver and Appearance of all windows • Right-click on Desktop and step through all Properties Tabs
Summary Windows XP is a fun and allows you to move around the Desktop with ease. It will be of great assistance for completing projects here at Villanova.
Credits Thank you Professor Wagner for the use of a few of your slides.