Fundamentals of Microsoft
Windows
®
XP

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About this Course

This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals.

The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® XP in 24 Hours. Read the Introduction to the book.

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Study Aids

Glossary of Terms

Differences Between the Windows Home and Professional Edition

Lesson 15. Exploring Your Hardware Interface

In this lesson, you will

  • Discover what Plug and Play is all about
  • Learn which components must be in place for Plug and Play to work
  • Learn how Plug and Play benefits both you and hardware companies
  • Use the Hardware Wizard to add special hardware that requires more than Plug and Play
  • Implement direct cable connection to make connecting two computers virtually trouble-free

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Plug and Play
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Windows Offers Hardware Help
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Setting Up a Second PC

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

Custom Search
  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Summary of the lesson.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Test your understanding with the Q&A.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Visit the online Workshop.
    Return here after completing your Workshop session.
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User Accountability

If you are part of a class that is using this free online course, your instructor might suggest that you submit the user accountability form when you have completed your work.

 


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