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    1. 1. Introduction to Windows XP IST and Peace Academy are proud to present….
    2. 2. Introduction to Windows XP Welcome Logistics Course Topics
    3. 3. Welcome <ul><li>Over 15 years experience in Information Technology  </li></ul><ul><li>Served as lead trainer for major organizations such as Cigna Insurance, Yale Locks, SAIC, Department of Energy, and other major corporations </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail address: [email_address] </li></ul>Instructor: Sister Linda Jenkins
    4. 4. Logistics <ul><li>Prayer Times – We will break 5 min prior – Need Volunteer Timekeeper </li></ul><ul><li>Maghrib Prayer 7:55 p.m. - Library </li></ul><ul><li>Isha Prayer 9:04 p.m. – Library </li></ul><ul><li>For copies of documents, please provide e-mail address to me and I will send to you after course is completed </li></ul><ul><li>Because of time restraints, there will be limited time for questions. At the end of class each evening there will be a question and answer session where individual questions can also be addressed. If you still have questions, please feel free to e-mail me or speak directly with me after class. </li></ul>
    5. 5. What is Windows XP? <ul><li>Windows XP is computer software. Specifically, it is an operating system </li></ul><ul><li>An operating system is required on every computer in the world. It is software that allows you (the user) to install and run the programs that you actually wish to use. </li></ul><ul><li>The XP stands for eXPerience </li></ul><ul><li>Windows XP was released on October 25, 2001, which took the place of Windows 98/ME and Windows 2000. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Topics <ul><li>The Desktop </li></ul><ul><li>The Mouse </li></ul><ul><li>The Taskbar and System Tray </li></ul><ul><li>Changing the Desktop Background </li></ul><ul><li>The Start Menu </li></ul><ul><li>The Control Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Installing Software </li></ul><ul><li>Uninstalling Software </li></ul><ul><li>Installing Hardware – Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Review – Questions & Answers </li></ul>Before working with Windows XP it’s important for you to know the Fundamentals of working with the program…. In the 1 st portion of this Course we will be discussing the following topics….
    7. 7. The Windows XP Desktop
    8. 8. Mouse Basics <ul><li>Single Left Click = Select </li></ul><ul><li>Double Left Click = Start / Launch Menu Option </li></ul><ul><li>Single Right Click = Show Shortcut Menu Options – menu will change Depending on the options that are available on the item you select. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Holding the Mouse – Ergonomics Always be sure your wrist is not flexed up or down. If possible, Adjust your seat height so that your wrist is fairly straight Safety . . . . . . At Home Safety . . . . . . At Work
    10. 10. The Taskbar and System Tray The Taskbar is the entire blue bar at the bottom of the active window. The taskbar shows No open programs running. The system tray has icons that are running from the system not necessarily programs you’ve launched. These programs are turned on by the operating system. Multiple programs open with similar items grouped in the Taskbar opened by the user.
    11. 11. The Taskbar and System Tray The Task bar can be moved to different locations by clicking and dragging to new location on the desktop (dragged & dropped) or it can be hidden altogether.
    12. 12. The Taskbar and System Tray To set your preferences on how the Taskbar area reacts Right click the Taskbar and when the properties window dialog box opens, you can select to hide inactive icons, Lock, Auto-hide, Group Similar taskbar buttons, etc. all from this same location
    13. 13. The Taskbar and System Tray This is the quick launch toolbar it’s one of many that are available On the Taskbar area. The most commonly used icons on this toolbar Is the internet explorer icon and the desktop icon. You can add any Program to the list of commonly used programs simply by clicking And dragging them onto the quick launch toolbar. To view the Quick launch toolbar simply right click the Taskbar and left click Toolbars and then left click Quick Launch. To delete an icon from the Quick Launch Toolbar simply right click it and Left click on delete. It only deletes the icon not the program.
    14. 14. Changing your Desktop Background Right click blank area on desktop Left click properties Left click the Desktop Icon on the Display Properties Dialog Box Select the background you want to be your new desktop image You don’t have to use the default selections for your desktop background You can select a picture from the web and place as your background
    15. 15. Changing your desktop image Google is one of the most common search engines available to users. It and other search engines enable users to search the Web, images, Maps, News, Shopping, Groups, and many other topics. For now, we’ll use it to find a new image for our desktop image. Click the Images tab and then search on a favorite topic of your own.
    16. 16. Changing your desktop image After opening the picture simply right click it and left click on Set as Background
    17. 17. The Start Menu
    18. 18. The Control Panel
    19. 19. The Control Panel cont. This screen also a good example of both ways you will see the mini, maxi (maximize), and close buttons.
    20. 20. The Control Panel cont. By default you have the category view, however you can always swap to the Classic view simply by clicking the link to the left. Also, if you hover your mouse over any selectable item for more than 2 seconds, you’ll get a short description of what that item does .
    21. 21. The Control Panel cont. <ul><li>Let’s take some time to view the different categories and views of the control panel </li></ul><ul><li>Please do not save any changes </li></ul><ul><li>As you view different items if asked please select CANCEL so changes are not saved. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have problems please let me know so I can assist you. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Swapping views – Category vs. Classic To select the classic view simply left click it on the left side panel. These views are called Toggle Views. You can toggle between whichever view You feel more comfortable with. It is recommended that if you don’t know what the icon does in this area that you DO NOT touch it. It is VERY possible to do major damage to your operating system in this area. This is the Category View This is the Classic View
    23. 23. Installing Software <ul><li>There are several ways to install software here are some common ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Download from internet </li></ul><ul><li>CD installation </li></ul><ul><li>Floppy installation </li></ul><ul><li>All will give you the Installation Wizard once the install process is </li></ul><ul><li>activated, just follow the prompts answering the questions and clicking </li></ul><ul><li>Finish when you are complete. Some installs may require a reboot </li></ul><ul><li>of your pc to complete the installation process. It’s best to close all </li></ul><ul><li>unnecessary programs before starting any installation process. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Uninstalling software
    25. 25. Installing hardware – for example: camera From the control panel select Printers and Other Hardware then scroll Down and select Scanners and Cameras.
    26. 26. Adding hardware – for example: camera Select Add imaging device from Imaging Tasks Menu on the left panel
    27. 27. Adding hardware – for example: camera Follow the Scanner and Camera Installation Wizard for your particular Camera or scanner for proper installation. Note most newer devices are plug and play. That means all you need to do is plug them into the CPU and they should be detected – if detected no further installation process is normally necessary.
    28. 28. Review – Questions & Answers <ul><li>The Desktop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Overview – Quick Menu </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Mouse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ergonomics – Mouse Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Taskbar and System Tray </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taskbar, System Tray, Quick Launch Bar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Changing the Desktop Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Image Search, Saving as Background, Windows Standard Images </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Start Menu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard Views – What’s there by default, customizing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Control Panel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Category vs. Classic View </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operating System Changes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adding Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation Wizard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deleting Software </li></ul><ul><li>Adding Hardware – Camera </li></ul>
    29. 29. Thank you for attending! <ul><li>I want to thank each of you for your time and attendance tonight. If you have any questions that haven’t been answered or if any of my explanations have confused you, please submit them to me so that I can address them on Wednesday night’s class. I look forward to seeing you then for more fun and learning! </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a special topic of interest directly related to Windows XP that you would like for us to address on Wednesday’s course, please let me know so I can get it added to the schedule for you. </li></ul><ul><li>Again, if you need to contact me my e-mail address is … [email_address] </li></ul>