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  1. Chapter 6 Customizing Your Computer Using the Control Panel

  2. Objectives • Open the Control Panel window and switch to Classic View • View system information and hardware properties • Add and remove a printer • Customize the mouse configuration • Install and uninstall a program Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  3. Objectives • Explain account privileges and view account information • Create and configure a new user account • View and change the date, time, and time zone • Adjust Ease of Access Center settings Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  4. Plan Ahead • Determine the permissions you have on the computer you will be using • Identify the type of keyboard and mouse you will be using • Determine if you have Internet access Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  5. Opening the Control Panel Window • Display the Start menu • Click the Control Panel command to display the Control Panel window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  6. Opening the Control Panel Window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  7. Switching to Classic View • Click the Classic View link in the Control Panel window to switch to Classic View • Click the Control Panel Home link to return Control Panel to Category View Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  8. Switching to Classic View Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  9. Opening the System and Maintenance Window • Click the System and Maintenance link to open the System and Maintenance window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  10. Opening the System and Maintenance Window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  11. Opening the Welcome Center Window and Viewing the Get Started Topics • Click the Welcome Center link to open the Welcome Center • Click the Show all 14 items link to show all of the Get started with Windows links • Click the Back button to return to the System and Maintenance window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  12. Opening the Welcome Center Window and Viewing the Get Started Topics Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  13. Viewing System Information • Click the System link to open the System window. If necessary, click the Maximize button to maximize the window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  14. Viewing System Information Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  15. Viewing the Windows Experience Index • Click the Windows Experience Index link to open the Performance Information and Tools window • After viewing your score information, close the Performance Information and Tools window • Return to the System and Maintenance window • Click the Restore Down button to restore the System and Maintenance window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  16. Viewing the Windows Experience Index Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  17. Viewing Installed Updates • Click the Windows Update link to open the Windows Update window • Click the View update history link to open the View update history window • Click the OK button to return to the Windows Update window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  18. Viewing Installed Updates Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  19. Viewing Available Updates • Click the View available updates link to open the View available updates window • After viewing the available updates, click the Back button to return to the Windows Update window • Return to the System and Maintenance window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  20. Viewing Available Updates Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  21. Viewing Power Options • Click the Power Options link to open the Power Options window • Return to the System and Maintenance window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  22. Viewing Power Options Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  23. Viewing Problem Reports and Solutions • Click the Problem Reports and Solutions link to open the Problem Reports and Solutions window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  24. Viewing Problem Reports and Solutions Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  25. Checking for New Solutions • Click the Check for new solutions link to check for new solutions • After the check finishes, the results display in the Problem Reports and Solutions dialog box • Click the Close button to close the Problem Reports and Solutions dialog box • Close the Problem Reports and Solutions window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  26. Checking for New Solutions Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  27. Opening the Device Manager • Scroll down in the System and Maintenance window until the Device Manager link appears • Click the Device Manager link to open the Device Manager • If necessary, click the Continue button in the User Account Control dialog box Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  28. Opening the Device Manager Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  29. Viewing the Properties of a Device • Click the plus sign next to the Keyboards item to expand the list of installed keyboards • Double-click the installed keyboard device to open the Keyboard Device Properties dialog box • Click the Driver tab to display the Driver sheet • After viewing the driver information, click the OK button to close the dialog box • Close the Device Manager • Click the Control Panel Home link to return to the Control Panel window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  30. Viewing the Properties of a Device Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  31. Adding a Printer • Click the Hardware and Sound link to open the Hardware and Sound window • Click the Printers link to open the Printers window • Click the Add a printer button to start the Add Printer Wizard • Click the Add a local printer link • If necessary, click the Use an existing port option button • Click the Next button to continue Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  32. Adding a Printer • Scroll down in the Manufacturer list to display HP • Click HP to display a list of HP printers in the Printers list • Scroll down in the Printers list until the HP Deskjet 6940 series appears • Click HP Deskjet 6940 series to select it • Click the Next button to continue • If necessary, click the Set as the default printer check box to remove the check mark Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  33. Adding a Printer • Click the Next button to continue • The Installing printer message appears, indicating the progress of the installation • After the installation is complete, the You’ve successfully added HP Deskjet 6940 series message is displayed • Click the Finish button to exit the wizard Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  34. Adding a Printer Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  35. Deleting a Printer • Right-click the HP Deskjet 6940 series printer icon to display a shortcut menu • Click the Delete command on the shortcut menu to display the Printers dialog box • Click the Yes button in the Printers dialog box to confirm that you want to delete the printer • Close the Printers window and return to the Hardware and Sound window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  36. Deleting a Printer Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  37. Adjusting AutoPlay Settings • Click the AutoPlay link to open the AutoPlay window • Scroll down to view the remaining AutoPlay settings • If necessary, scroll up until the Software and games setting is visible • Click the Software and games dropdown list button to see a list of available actions • Click the Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer action to change the action for Software and games • Click the Save button to save the changes and return to the Hardware and Sound window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  38. Adjusting AutoPlay Settings Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  39. Reverting an AutoPlay Setting • Click the Change default settings for media or devices link to open the AutoPlay window • Click the Software and games dropdown list button to display a list of available actions • Click the Ask me every time action to change the default action • Save the changes and return to the Hardware and Sound window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  40. Reverting an AutoPlay Setting Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  41. Changing the Mouse Button Configuration • Click the Mouse link to display the Mouse Properties dialog box • Click the Switch primary and secondary buttons check box to select it • Using the right mouse button, click the Switch primary and secondary buttons check box to Deselect it Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  42. Changing the Mouse Button Configuration Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  43. Adjusting the Double-Click Speed • Drag the Double-click speed slider in the Double-click speed area to the right end of the slide to select the fastest Double-click speed • Double-click the test area until the folder opens • If the folder does not open, drag the speed slider to the left until the folder opens when you double-click the test area Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  44. Adjusting the Double-Click Speed Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  45. Turning on and Using ClickLock • Click the Turn on ClickLock check box in the ClickLock area in the Mouse Properties dialog box to select it • Create and open a new document in Notepad • Type ClickLock allows you to lock a mouse button and select or drag text. in the New Text Document - Notepad window • Position the mouse pointer to the left of the word, ClickLock, in the document, hold down the left mouse button for several seconds, release the mouse button, move the insertion point to the right to highlight the word, ClickLock, and then click the left mouse button to select the word, ClickLock Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  46. Turning on and Using ClickLock Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  47. Closing the Document and Turning off ClickLock • Close the New Text Document - Notepad window • Click the Don’t Save button in the Notepad dialog box to discard the changes to the document • Delete the New Text Document icon by moving the file to the Recycle Bin • If necessary, click the Mouse Properties button on the taskbar to make the Mouse Properties dialog box active • Click the Turn on ClickLock check box to remove the check mark Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  48. Closing the Document and Turning off ClickLock Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  49. Adjusting the Pointer Speed • Click the Pointer Options tab in the Mouse Properties dialog box to display the Pointer Options sheet • Drag the pointer speed slider in the Motion area to the left end of the slide to select the slowest setting • Move the mouse pointer around the desktop and notice the difference in the pointer speed • Drag the pointer speed slider to the right end of the slide to select the fastest setting • Move the mouse pointer around the desktop and notice the difference in the pointer speed Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

  50. Adjusting the Pointer Speed Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques