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Principles and Practice of using Windows XP & 7 and Microsoft Office

This course encompasses the basic principles and practice of using Windows XP for the average adult user. It includes navigating Windows and its workings, an overview of the file system, and naming conventions and utilities, with a focus on the principles that will guide users to productive and enjoyable computer use. Also useful for other Windows versions.

Date & Time: Tuesdays, September 13, 20 & 27, 2011 from 9:30 – 11:00 am

Location: Colgate Bookstore Community Room on the third floor

Facilitator: Harvey L. Kliman, Ph.D.           Relevant Experience =>

Slides: The slides used in the presentation are here, but incomplete without the real-time demonstrations given during the class.  Nonetheless, the slides may be useful reminders of the content along with the handouts.    

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Links in the slides with description.       PDF icon



#0 General Computer Maintenance   icon Word Logo

#1 Finding the Control Panel     icon Word Logo

#2 Setting the Active Window Border in the Control Panel to make it much more visible.  This helps one focus on where to work when the desktop gets cluttered with several windows open at once      . icon Word Logo

#3 List, Links and description of free programs you may find useful    .    icon excel_logo
   (links OK as of December 27, 2010)
I use these, but you never know how your particular computer or system will react, so use them at your own risk.
Tested on my computers: HP zt1155 laptop running Windows XP Home SP3 amd HP-Compaq 8000T running Windows XP Professional SP3 and HP tower running Windows 7 Home Premium, and some on a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. 

#4 Backup options  icon Word Logo

#5 Protecting your computer and maintenance   icon Word Logo

#6 Keeping Track of files - suggested structure   icon Word Logo

#7 How to Erase Hard Drives Permanently   icon Word Logo

#8 Change the Size of desktop icons   icon Word Logo

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