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  1. 1. ®Microsoft Office 2010Exploring the Basics ofMicrosoft Windows 7
  2. 2. XPXPXPObjectives• Start Windows 7 and tour the desktop• Explore the Start menu• Run software programs, switch betweenthem, and close them• Identify and use the controls in windows anddialog boxes2
  3. 3. XPXPXPObjectives• Navigate your computer using WindowsExplorer and the Computer window• Change the view of the items in yourcomputer• Get help with Windows 7 tasks• Turn off Windows3
  4. 4. XPXPXPSession 1 Visual Overview4
  5. 5. XPXPXPStarting Windows 7• Turn on your computer. After amoment, Windows 7 starts and the Welcomescreen appears• On the Welcome screen, click your user nameand enter your password, if necessary• The Windows 7 desktop uses a graphical userinterface (GUI)–Aero desktop experience5
  6. 6. XPXPXPStarting Windows 76
  7. 7. XPXPXPTouring the Windows 7 Desktop• ScreenTips–Use the mouse to point to the Start button• Start menu–Point to the Start buttonand then click the leftmouse button7
  8. 8. XPXPXPTouring the Windows 7 Desktop• Double-click the Recycle Bin icon to view thecontents of the Recycle Bin8
  9. 9. XPXPXPTouring the Windows 7 Desktop• Right-clicking an object opens its shortcutmenu9
  10. 10. XPXPXPExploring the Start Menu10
  11. 11. XPXPXPStarting a Program• Click the Start button on the taskbar, and thenclick the name of the program you want tostart.or• Click the Start button on the taskbar, and thenpoint to All Programs.• If necessary, click the folder that contains theprogram you want to start.• Click the name of the program you want tostart.11
  12. 12. XPXPXPStarting a Program12
  13. 13. XPXPXPRunning Multiple Programs• Multitasking allows you to work on more thanone task at a time.13
  14. 14. XPXPXPSwitching Between Programs• Aero Flip 3D• Windows Flip14
  15. 15. XPXPXPClosing Programs from the Taskbar• Right click the program button on the taskbarto display the shortcut menu• Click Close window on the shortcut menu15
  16. 16. XPXPXPUsing Windows and Dialog Boxes16
  17. 17. XPXPXPUsing Windows and Dialog Boxes17
  18. 18. XPXPXPUsing the Ribbon• The Ribbon is located at the top of theprogram window–Controls for related actions are organizedon a tab in groups18
  19. 19. XPXPXPUsing the Ribbon19
  20. 20. XPXPXPWorking with Dialog Boxes• A dialog box is a special kind of window inwhich you enter or choose settings for howyou want to perform a task.20
  21. 21. XPXPXPSession 2 Visual Overview21
  22. 22. XPXPXPExploring Your Computer22
  23. 23. XPXPXPExploring Your Computer• Click the Start button on the taskbar, and thenclick Computer• In the Navigation pane, click the Music link23
  24. 24. XPXPXPExploring Your Computer• Windows 7 provides at least eight ways toview the contents of a folder–Click the Change your view button arrow24
  25. 25. XPXPXPNavigating with Windows Explorer• Click the Windows Explorer button on thetaskbar25
  26. 26. XPXPXPGetting Help• Starting Windows Help and Support–Click the Start button on the taskbar.–Click Help and Support.or–Click the Help button on any folder window.26
  27. 27. XPXPXPGetting Help27
  28. 28. XPXPXPTurning Off Windows 7• Click the Start button on the taskbar• Click Shut down• Shut down options–Log off–Sleep–Shut down28