Dummies 101: Windows NT (with CD-ROM)


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Windows NT may be a master at letting far-spread computers talk to each other, but it lacks grace when talking to the person sitting right in front of it. Whether you need to learn Windows NT for the office, school, or a fast-paced home, Dummies 101: Windows NT guides you through the ins and outs so that you emerge with the knowledge and experience you need to work like a pro.

Inside, get the information you need now:

  • Find out all the basics of Windows NT with the 18 units in this book
  • Explore your network with Network Neighborhood
  • Assess and reinforce your knowledge with informative summaries and fun tests
  • Learn about My Computer and Explorer to launch programs and work with files
  • Master the most important features of Windows NT and take the guesswork out of working with a new operating system
  • Surf the office intranet or the Internet with Explorer

Don't forget:

After you've taught yourself the basics with this easy-to-use tutorial, look for IDG Books Worldwide's Windows NT® 4 For Dummies®, the perfect reference to keep by your side, and Windows NT® 4 For Dummies® Quick Reference, the quick and easy way to look up tasks and commands alphabetically!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764501678
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Series: Dummies 101 Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Learning How to Use Windows NT
Why You're Reading This Book
How to Use This Book
How about the Technical Stuff?
How This Book Is Organized
The parts
Part I: Bare Bones Basics
Part II: Working with Your Desktop
Part III: Getting into Windows NT
Part IV: The Free Programs
Part V: Fixing Problems
The icons
The tests (Well, you wanted a tutorial, didn't you?)
About the CD
Where to Go from Here
Part I: Bare Bones Basics

Unit 1: Starting and Exiting Windows NT
Lesson 1-1: Turning On Your Computer
Lesson 1-2: Logging On to and Exiting Windows NT

Logging on to Windows NT
Exiting Windows NT
Lesson 1-3: Turning Off Your Computer
Unit 1 Quiz
Unit 1 Exercise

Unit 2: Using a Mouse and Keyboard
Lesson 2-1: Using the Mouse

Making a click
Making a double-click
Dragging and dropping
Lesson 2-2: Using the Keyboard
Using a function key
Using the Alt and Ctrl keys
Using the Esc (Escape) key
Using the keyboard's arrow keys
Unit 2 Quiz
Unit 2 Exercise

Unit 3: Understanding Windows and Menus
Lesson 3-1: Maximizing and Minimizing Windows

Opening and closing a window
Making a window fill the screen (Maximizing)
Changing a full-screen program back into a window
Turning a window into an icon (Minimizing)
Turning an icon back into a window
Lesson 3-2: Carefully Adjusting a Windows Size
Dragging a window's edges
Dragging and dropping a window's corners
Lesson 3-3: Finding and Changing a Window's Location On-Screen
Finding a program that's hiding somewhere on-screen
Moving a window around on the desktop
Tiling and cascading windows on the desktop
Lesson 3-4: Using a Window's Menus and Controls
Choosing something from a drop-down menu
Choosing something by clicking on a button
Sliding and dragging a box
Lesson 3-5: Filling Out Forms (Dialog Boxes)
Filling in words and numbers
Choosing an item with a check box
Choosing an item from a list box
Unit 3 Quiz
Unit 3 Exercise
Part I Review
Part I Test
Part I Lab Assignment
Part II: Working with Your Desktop

Unit 4: Working with the Desktop, Start Menu, and Taskbar
Lesson 4-1: Using the Taskbar

Finding the taskbar
Loading a program with the taskbar's Start button
Using the taskbar to switch between loaded programs
Customizing the taskbar's location
Turning the volume up or down
Lesson 4-2: Using the Start Menu
Finding lost programs and files with the Start menu
Lesson 4-3: Using the Desktop
Making shortcuts to programs and files on the desktop
Adding folders to the desktop
Customizing the Start menu
Lesson 4-4: Retrieving Deleted Files from the Recycle Bin
Unit 4 Quiz
Unit 4 Exercise

Unit 5: Working with Files and Folders in My Computer and Windows NT Explorer
Lesson 5-1: Understanding File Management

Understanding files
Understanding folders and directories
Understanding disks
Understanding drives
Lesson 5-2: Working with Drives
Finding out what's stored on a drive
Deleting a drive
Lesson 5-3: Working with Folders
Looking inside a folder
Creating a folder
Copying or moving a folder
Deleting a folder
Changing a folder's name
Lesson 5-4: Working with Files
Opening a file
Copying or moving a file
Deleting a file
Changing a file's name
Lesson 5-5: Working with Floppies and CDs
Formatting a floppy disk
Making a copy of a floppy
Formatting a hard disk
Lesson 5-6: Working with Explorer
Looking in folders and files with Explorer
Unit 5 Quiz
Unit 5 Exercise

Unit 6: Talking to Other Computers on a Network
Lesson 6-1: Opening and Exploring Network Neighborhood
Lesson 6-2: Using Windows NT Explorer to Open Network Resources
Lesson 6-3: Using the Windows NT Find Feature to Locate Other Network Resources
Lesson 6-4: Placing Network Resources in the My Computer Group (Mapping a Network Drive)
Lesson 6-5: Placing a Network Drive Icon on the Desktop
Lesson 6-6: Transferring Files between Your System and Another User's System
Unit 6 Quiz
Unit 6 Exercise
Part II Review
Part II Test
Part II Lab Assignment

Part III: Getting into Windows NT

Unit 7: Starting a Program
Lesson 7-1: Opening a Program from the Start Menu
Lesson 7-2: Opening a Program from the Desktop

Loading a program from a desktop icon
Creating a desktop shortcut and loading a program
Loading a program from the desktop menu
Lesson 7-3: Opening a Program in My Computer
Lesson 7-4: Opening a Program in Explorer
Lesson 7-5: Typing a Name into a Run Box
Unit 7 Quiz
Unit 7 Exercise

Unit 8: Opening or Creating a File
Lesson 8-1: Loading a File into a Program
Lesson 8-2: Loading a File from within My Computer or Explorer
Lesson 8-3: Creating a File from the Desktop Menu
Unit 8 Quiz
Unit 8 Exercise

Unit 9: Saving a File
Lesson 9-1: Knowing Where to Save Your Work
Lesson 9-2: Saving Your Work
Lesson 9-3: Saving in Different Formats (The Save As Command)
Unit 9 Quiz
Unit 9 Exercise

Unit 10: Printing a File on Your Computer's Printer
Lesson 10-1: Hooking Up a New Printer
Lesson 10-2: Sending Information to the Printer
Lesson 10-3: Adjusting the Printer's Settings
Lesson 10-4: Printing a File in My Computer or Explorer
Unit 10 Quiz
Unit 10 Exercise

Unit 11: Printing on a Network Printer
Lesson 11-1: Using the Add Printer Wizard to Locate and Install Network Printing Resources
Lesson 11-2: Sending Information to a Network Printer
Lesson 11-3: Adjusting the Network Printer's Settings
Unit 11 Quiz
Unit 11 Exercise

Unit 12: Sharing Information (That "Cut and Paste" Stuff)
Lesson 12-1: Selecting Information
Lesson 12-2: Copying Information
Lesson 12-3: Cutting Information
Lesson 12-4: Pasting Information
Lesson 12-5: Harnessing the Power of Drag and Drop
Unit 12 Quiz
Unit 12 Exercise
Part III Review
Part III Test
Part III Lab Assignment

Part IV: The Free Programs

Unit 13: Investigating Internet Explorer
Lesson 13-1: Connecting to the Internet
Lesson 13-2: Moving from Place to Place on the Internet or Intranet
Lesson 13-3: How Do I Move to a Specific Web Page?
Lesson 13-4: Searching for Specific Subjects on the Web
Lesson 13-5: Returning to Favorite Places on the Web
Unit 13 Quiz
Unit 13 Exercise

Unit 14: Using Microsoft Exchange for Your E-Mail
Lesson 14-1: Add and Edit Entries to your E-Mail Address Book
Lesson 14-2: Receiving E-Mail from Your Computer
Lesson 14-3: Sending E-Mail from Your Computer
Unit 14 Quiz
Unit 14 Exercise
Part IV Review
Part IV Test
Part IV Lab Assignment

Part V: Fixing Problems

Unit 15: Organizing Your Desktop
Lesson 15-1: Creating Desktop Shortcuts
Lesson 15-2: Organizing Folders
Lesson 15-3: Starting Programs Automatically with Windows NT
Unit 15 Quiz
Unit 15 Exercise

Unit 16: Using the Windows NT Help Program
Lesson 16-1: Using the Windows NT Help Program
Lesson 16-2: Finding Help for General Problems
Lesson 16-3: Finding Help for Specific Problems
Lesson 16-4: Finding Help in a Dialog Box
Unit 16 Quiz
Unit 16 Exercise
Part V Review
Part V Test
Part V Lab Assignment

Appendix A: Answers
Unit 1 Quiz Answers
Unit 2 Quiz Answers
Unit 3 Quiz Answers
Part I Test
Unit 4 Quiz Answers
Unit 5 Quiz Answers
Unit 6 Quiz Answers
Part II Test
Unit 7 Quiz Answers
Unit 8 Quiz Answers
Unit 9 Quiz Answers
Unit 10 Quiz Answers
Unit 11 Quiz Answers
Unit 12 Quiz Answers
Part III Test
Unit 13 Quiz Answers
Unit 14 Quiz Answers
Part IV Test
Unit 15 Quiz Answers
Unit 16 Quiz Answers
Part V Test

Appendix B: About the CD
System Requirements
What's on the CD
Putting the CD Files on Your Hard Drive

Using the CD
(Re)Starting the CD
Installing the exercise files
Accessing the exercise files
Removing the exercise files and icons
Removing programs installed from the CD
Extra Stuff
CleanSweep demo
If You've Got Problems (Of the CD Kind)


IDG License Agreement

Dummies 101 Disk Installation Instructions

IDG Books Worldwide Registration Card

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