Chapter 7 – Managing Windows XP. Control Panel. The main tool for configuring your system. Most of the tools to configure the system come with the normal installation of Windows. However, others are placed in the Control Panel by other software or hardware installation programs.
Adding and Removing Programs
Adds or troubleshoots your hardware.
Date and Time
Fonts - manages the fonts installed on your system
Keyboard - customizes your keyboard settings
Mouse - configures your mouse settings, such as the type of pointer, motion control and click speed.
Network Connections - configures settings for current network connections and adds or removes connections, adapters and services.
Power Options - customizes energy saving options to suit your needsyou’re your hardware’s capabilities
Phone and Modem options - customizes your telephone and modem options.
Printers and Faxes - adds or removes printers or fax devices; or changes your current settings.
Regional and Language Options - changes settings for languages, date, time, currency and number displays.
Scanners and Cameras - adds, removes or configures scanners or digital cameras attached to your system.
Sounds and Audio Devices - configures the settings for your system’s sound card or other audio devices.
Taskbar and Start Menu - modifies the performance and behavior of the Start Menu and Taskbar
System - displays and changes the settings of your hardware, Windows’ memory and performance management, or the system Update and Restore features.
User Accounts – adds, removes or modifies user accounts and passwords
There are three ways to access XP System Information: