Manage Users in XP

Before you start Objectives: learn to create new users, change passwords and edit other properties for existing users. We will work with local user accounts. For advanced user management go to Local Users and Groups Management. Prerequisites: before you read about user management, you have to be aware of what a user account actually is. Key terms: account, user, password, new … Read more

Regional and Language Options in XP

Before you start Objectives: find out where can you configure regional and language options in XP. Prerequisites: no prerequisites. Key terms: language, regional, keyboard, format, display Regional Options In previous versions of Windows, in order to move between various languages, we had to install separate packages. Windows XP now allows us to navigate quickly and easily and select … Read more

Group Policy in Windows XP

Before you start Objectives: learn how to open and navigate trough pre-defined Group Policy console. Prerequisites: you have to know what is Group Policy, and how to work in Microsoft Management Console. Key terms: run Group Policy, Console organization, example settings, gpedit.msc, software settings, windows settings, administrative templates, password policy, security options. Local Group Policy Console We will … Read more

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) in Windows XP

Before you start Objectives: learn about available pre-configured consoles, how to open and use pre-configured and also how to create custom Microsoft Management Consoles. Prerequisites: you have to know what is Microsoft Management Console. Key terms: microsoft management console, mmc, pre-configured console, computer management console, custom console Pre-configured Console Computer Management Console Let’s take a look at pre-configured MMC … Read more

User Interface in XP

Common Terms XP can store preferences for each person who uses a PC. Logging on to Windows is the process of telling Windows who you are, so Windows knows which preferences to load. Having different users on one PC also enables us to secure sensitive or personal data. When we turn on our computer, Windows … Read more

Introduction to Windows XP

History of Windows Microsoft sold the first PC operating system to IBM in 1981. It was called DOS and it had no user interface (working in command line). First version of Windows shipped in 1985, and it was called Windows 1.0. It was very slow and unstable. Breathtaking Windows 2.0 shipped in late 1987. It … Read more