Don't Shoot Your Computer! The Purpose of this Site is to help you learn the basics of using your Windows® PC. Most of us learn these skills through trial and error because we don't have time to read a 400-page book. But learning through trial and error can cause frustration, and frustration can lead to...well, just take a look at these articles to see what that frustration can lead to:
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There are plenty of things just waiting to frustrate you. Your PC doesn't have to be one of them. Honest. Once you know the basics of using your PC, you can figure out the rest.
BASICS of Windows: The Easy Guide to Your PC: Volume 1 - Just the Basics covers using your mouse; the Recycle Bin; the Taskbar; the Start Menu; opening, closing, moving and manipulating the windows; starting up, restarting and shutting down your PC; the differences in the XP and Vista versions; how to use the scroll bars; and how to change your Mouse settings. It gives you a page of simple exercises so you can be sure you've learned what you need to know about these things. And it lists pages of questions and answers to cover the unexpected things that happen...such as What happened to my Taskbar? or Why can't I move the icons on my Desktop? or Why doesn't my window change when I click the Restore button?
So get started by looking at the excerpts from Volume 1.