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MS-Windows 7

MS-Windows 7 Operating System
This article covers:
  • The three major functions of all operating systems
  • MS-Windows 7 major features, including shortcut menus, properties, Windows shortcuts, keyboard shortcuts, the Clipboard, the Recycle bin, and the Control Panel
  • Customizing the MS-Windows 7 user interface, including the Desktop
  • Using Control Panel to obtain information about a computer system and to configure hardware devices such as the mouse and video display
  • Effective methods to launch and close applications and multi-task
  • Minimizing, restoring down, and maximizing program windows and tile program windows automatically on the screen
  • Two methods to create Windows shortcuts
Assign Drive Designation to USB Memory Stick
This article describes how to use the Disk Management Administrative tool to assign a drive designation to a USB memory stick when the device cannot be accessed in Windows Explorer.

The MS-Windows Filing System
This article describes
  • Basic operations and maintenance of the Windows filing system, including formatting and defragmenting
  • Ways to organize a filing system effectively: folders, naming conventions, libraries, partitioning
  • How to use the MS-Windows Explorer user interface skillfully: file list views, navigation, selection, sorting, customizing
  • Routine file maintenance with Windows Explorer: copying, moving, renaming, and deleting files and folders
  • The relationship between Windows Explorer and Save and Open dialog boxes in application programs
  • How to get information about files, folders, and drives
  • File associations

Windows Explorer File List Views, Fields, and Sorts
This article describes how to customize file lists in Windows Explorer and Save As and Open dialog boxes, including the view, inclusion of optional information fields, size and order of fields, and sorting by fields. It also explains how to change the default view for folders in Windows Explorer.

MS-Windows Shortcuts
This article describes Windows shortcuts: what they are, where and how they can be used, how to create them, delete them, and customize them using their Properties. It also covers the Startup Folder of MS-Windows.

MS-Windows 9x

Definition for Windows 95/98/XP
This page is a satirical definition of MS-Windows as given by an anonymous USEnet poster.

Customizing Windows Explorer Startup
This article shows how to create a customized Windows shortcut to Windows Explorer which will open Explorer to a specific location (folder) in the filing system.

MS-Windows 9x Architecture
This article presents the MS-Windows 9X system architecture in a graphical format.

Automating Windows Setup with BATCH.EXE in Windows 98
This article describes how to use Batch.exe to gather information from an existing Windows 98 installation and use it to create a .inf file which can be used as a script file to automate Windows setup.
This information is excerpted from the Help files for the Win98 version of the Batch.exe.
Also see "Automating Windows Setup with Script Files".

Automating Windows Setup with Script Files
This article describes how to create a script file and use it to automate the cloning of a Windows 98 installation on multiple machines.
Also see "Automating Windows Setup with BATCH.EXE in Windows 98".

Add a File to the "New" Menu
This article describes how to add a file to the "New" menu of Window's context sensitive menu.

The Windows 9x Registry
This article describes the MS-Windows 9X Registry and provides a comparison between it and .ini files. Topics covered include the structure of the Registry, making changes to the Registry using REGEDIT, and backing up, restoring, and compacting the Registry.

Bruce Miller, 2014