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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to A+ (A+ 4 Real)
 9  Chapter 1: What are Operating Systems and How Do They Work?
      9  Operating System Features
           9  The Control Panel

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Add/Remove Programs

The “Add/Remove Programs” applet allows you to configure, install or remove applications from your system, as well as adding or removing components of the operating system.

Figure 81: Add/Remove Programs Icon

 


The visual appearance of this applet is very different, with Windows 95, 98 and NT looking more primitive compared to Windows 2000 and XP. The screenshot in Figure 82 is from Windows 2000.


Figure 82: Add/Remove Programs

 


Clicking on an entry displays some information on usage and available options.

Figure 83: Installed Program Details

 


To add or remove Windows components, click the “Add/Remove Windows Components” button in the left navigation panel. Figure 84 appears.


Figure 84: Add/Remove Windows Components

 


If a Windows tool or option is missing (for example, IIS), or if you want to remove items that are unused and taking up disk space, this is the safe place to do it.


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