MY Computer or Computer

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My Computer as is known in Windows® XP, or Computer as is known in Windows® Vista or 7, is a location which contains the C:\ drive, DVD-ROM and USB flash Drives. To get to My Computer just click Start -> #2 and on the right hand side in the middle it should be My Computer or Computer, depending if you have Windows® 7, Vista or XP. To browse My Computer just click the icon and you should see something similar with the picture in page 16.

Windows 7 Start Menu, Windows Start Menu, Windows Start

In the next image you will find a Windows® XP Start Menu.

Windows XP start Menu, Start Menu, Windows Start Menu

If you right click on the computer icon and select proprieties, you will get to the more information about your computer, to get to the advanced proprieties click the advanced system settings. #3

MY computer, Windows Explorer, Windows 7 Explorer

#1 .The C:\ drive or the hard-drive which is the central repository for all your data

#2 .The recovery partition which comes preinstalled with most of computers

#3 .A USB flash drive key

#4 .DVD/CD –ROM Drive it reads CDs and DVDs

#5 .Network Drive, – mounted folder from a server, an optional storage used mostly in business world

If you right click on the computer icon and select mange, the Computer Management Console will start. This can also be RUN as compmgmt.msc from the Run dialog box. You can find this out in the next lesson.

Manage computer, Computer Management, compmgmt.msc, advanced windows management

Above you can see the Computer Management console, here you can mange many aspects of your computer. You can manage user accounts, devices and settings. All computer services can be managed from this window. You can manage your disks from Disk Management Snap-in. And you can view the events or errors in Event Viewer – (useful in troubleshooting). You should use computer management with caution since you can render your computer unusable, if you don’t know what you’re doing.   This tool is used throughout this book and you will learn how to use it properly throughout the book.