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Windows XP Basic Course

Microsoft Windows






The Quick Source eLearning Series combines three levels of training: Learn It, Try It, and Evaluation. The Learn It section includes high quality video that shows you everything the instructor is teaching. The Try It section allows you to practice what you have learned right in our course. There is no need to switch between the course, and the software that you are learning. The Evaluation section gives you the ability to test your knowledge and receive immediate feedback.

Topics covered in this course:

Getting Started

  • Logging On
  • Identifying the Parts of the Windows XP Desktop
  • Using the Start Menu
  • Using the Taskbar
  • Using the Quick Launch Bar
  • Working with Windows
  • Arranging Windows
  • Switching Users
  • Logging Off and Shutting Down Your Computer


  • Starting and Quitting a Program
  • Using the Tasks Pane and Dialog Boxes
  • Adding a Program to Your Computer
  • Changing a Program
  • Removing a Program
  • Working with Multiple Programs
  • Using the Program Compatibility Wizard
  • Associating a File with a Program
  • Working with Shortcuts

Files and Folders

  • Saving a File
  • Creating a New Folder
  • Renaming a File or Folder
  • Moving and Copying Files and Folders
  • Deleting Files or Folders
  • Folder Views and Options
  • Hiding and Sharing Files and Folders
  • Compressing Files and Folders

Windows Accessories

  • Using Windows Explorer
  • Using Personalized Folders
  • Using Internet Explorer
  • Working with Internet Explorer Favorites and History
  • Setting Internet Explorer Options
  • Using the Search Companion
  • Using Windows Messenger
  • Using MSN Explorer

Additional Tools and Accessories

  • Using Accessibility Tools
  • Using Notepad
  • Using WordPad
  • Using Paint
  • Using the Address Book and Calculator
  • Using Printers and Faxes
  • Using Volume Control
  • Using Windows Picture Viewer

System Tools

  • Using the Control Panel
  • Using System Properties
  • Using System Maintenance
  • Using Backup
  • Using System Restore
  • Using Disk Cleanup
  • Using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
  • Using the Disk Defragmenter

Customizing Windows

  • Customizing the Desktop Background
  • Setting or Changing the Screen Saver
  • Changing the Screen Resolution
  • Customizing Windows Elements
  • Customizing the Start Menu
  • Customizing Taskbar Settings
  • Working with Desktop Themes
  • Using the Desktop Cleanup Wizard
  • Customizing Files and Folders

Getting Help

  • Using the Help and Support Center
  • Touring Windows XP
  • Using the Help Index
  • Using the Help Search
  • Working with the Help History and Favorites
  • Using Remote Assistance
  • Printing a Help Topic or Page
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