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 7. Improving Your Windows Desktop Experience

In this lesson, you will

  • Place Web pages on your desktop as wallpaper
  • Use screensavers to personalize your PC
  • Protect your computer with a password
  • Locate the computer's time and date settings

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Activate Your Desktop
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Synchronizing Your Web Page Desktop
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Active Content
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) SOS—Save Our Screens!
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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 of the lesson Summary.
  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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