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Windows XP


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    Please E-Mail me with solution to get my computer going again.

new to windows xp

Postby cnVzdHk » Sun, 05 Nov 2006 11:24:02 GMT

i got a new computer for mothers day this last spring---i had windows98 and i 
am self taught for about 5 years now.  i ordered a book manual instead of the 
on line manual--it used to work for me better expecially if i dont know how 
to get help.  not this manual--they expect everyone knows and is upgrading.  
i know how to e-mail shop and search and thats all--have no clue how to file 
or make folders...for pictures and save certain info that ive researched--i 
think its called cut and paste?  cant take a site i get geeked about and 
learn how to get it to an e-mail to send the site to a friend---  is there a 
book for dummies or anything eaisy for me to learn what this computer can do. 
 when i cal for info from dell i cant understand the person talking me 
through on line and it depends on who you talk to as to how to fix a 
problem--and it never seems to get resolved.  anyone going through the same 
thing?  any info would be apprecialted.  thanks

Re: new to windows xp

Postby Galen » Sun, 05 Nov 2006 16:33:16 GMT

rusty had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

With the way things change, as rapidly as they do, a book is out of date 
before it hits the shelf or shortly after. I'd not really recommend a book 
but rather finding a nice easy forum to use, finding a newsgroup, or 
something like that and when you have a specific question you can just ask. 
Some of the MVPs here have nice forums that are good sized so taking a look 
in their signature might lead you to a site where you'd find a bunch of 
helpful people who'd happily help you learn the basics and then the more 
advanced subjects will come in time.

Galen - MS MVP - Windows (Shell/User & IE)
 http://www.**--****.com/ ://

"Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and
its solution is its own reward." - Sherlock Holmes 

Re: new to windows xp

Postby Sharon F » Sun, 05 Nov 2006 22:45:43 GMT

Take a deep breath and step back a bit. 

Since you've used Win98 successfully for 5 years, you know a lot more than
you think you do. XP looks different but the basics of creating files and
folders and using cut&paste are the same as they were in Win98. Spend a
little time finding where things have been moved to in XP and then use the
knowledge you've already acquired to proceed. 

Emailing a link is a little different due to security issues that have
surfaced since Win98 days. Restrictions in OE and a few bugs have made it
more difficult. Take another approach to accomplish the same thing: Compose
a new email, then open the web page and copy/paste the URL in the address
bar to your email message. (There are other ways to send an URL and ways to
fix OE to comply - head over to the OE newsgroups for those tips.)

Galen has also pointed you to some good resources - smaller forums where
you can take your time learning. Good luck and - most of all - enjoy!

Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

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