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Chapter 0000:  How to Get There

“Ability is what you are capable of doing.”
-- Lou Holtz

 

Chapter Objectives

The objective of this chapter is to provide the reader with an understanding of the following:

How Operating Systems work:

  • Anatomy of an OS

Operating System Features:

  • CDI vs. GUI Interface; Command-driven interface

  • DOS Prompt CDI Interface; Graphical User Interface

A Window IS?

  • Mouse clicks; Mouse Adjustment; Mouse Control Chart

  • The TAB Key; TAB Key Table

  • The Keyboard; Shortcut Keys; Basic Shortcut Keys for Desktop

  • The Windows Key & The Start Menu

Desktop Navigation:

  • Navigating the desktop; What is a cursor?; Customizing the Desktop

  • Pop Up Menus; What's This?

  • Context; Create Shortcut

  • Send To > Desktop

  • Windows menus and dialog boxes

My computer, and Version information:

  • Create a folder; Drag and Drop; The Recycle Bin

  • The Task Bar; Multiple Windows

  • How to get there from here; The Open Option; Explorer

Creating Folders In Explorer

  • Creating a folder in the split display window

Control Panel Features:

  • Control Panel Icons; Changing the Time; Power Management

  • Modem Properties; Display Properties; Display troubleshooting

  • Add/Remove programs; Creating a boot floppy; System Properties

Startup Configuration:

  • Windows Help; The Troubleshooters

 

Getting Ready - Questions

1. What must be loaded to boot Windows 9x?

A. MOUSE.SYS

B. HIMEM.SYS

C. SETVER.EXE

D. EMM386.EXE


 

2. What does ATTRIB.EXE allow? (Choose two)

A. Multiple file types

B. Modification in file attributes

C. Modification in folder attributes

D. Attribution of file types to unknown files

E. Changes in the attributes of Windows programs


 

3. The function key which, when pressed as Windows is starting up, causes Windows to start in safe mode is:

A. F5

B. Alt-F1

C. F3

D. F8


 

4. Actions you can perform with Windows Explorer include: (Choose all that apply)

A. Reinstall device drivers

B. Copy files

C. Create files

D. Check the Windows OS for problems

E. Drag and drop folders


 

5. Which of the following statements are true of shortcuts?

A. Deleting a shortcut does not delete the original file it points to

B. You can create a shortcut to a web page using Internet Explorer

C. A shortcut always uses as much disk space as the original file it points to

D. A shortcut can only be created by a Windows Administrator

 

 

 


 

 

Getting Ready - Answers

1. What must be loaded to boot Windows 9x?

A. MOUSE.SYS

B. HIMEM.SYS

C. SETVER.EXE

D. EMM386.EXE


 

2. What does ATTRIB.EXE allow? (Choose two)

A. Multiple file types

B. Modification in file attributes

C. Modification in folder attributes

D. Attribution of file types to unknown files

E. Changes in the attributes of Windows programs


 

3. The function key which, when pressed as Windows is starting up, causes Windows to start in safe mode is:

A. F5

B. Alt-F1

C. F3

D. F8


 

4. Actions you can perform with Windows Explorer include: (Choose all that apply)

A. Reinstall device drivers

B. Copy files

C. Create files

D. Check the Windows OS for problems

E. Drag and drop folders


 

5. Which of the following statements are true of shortcuts?

A. Deleting a shortcut does not delete the original file it points to

B. You can create a shortcut to a web page using Internet Explorer

C. A shortcut always uses as much disk space as the original file it points to

D. A shortcut can only be created by a Windows Administrator

 

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