By Curt Simmons
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You can even create custom consoles so that you can configure Windows XP more easily. The good news is that working with the MMC is rather intuitive—you can use the menu commands as you would any folder in Windows XP, and you can right- click just about any item in the console for menu options. However, the following sections will sharpen your MMC skills and show you how to make the best use of the console. 44 Chapter 2: Operating System Fundamentals Chapter 2: Operating System Fundamentals 45 Opening Snap-Ins You can easily open any MMC snap-in from within an MMC console.
When you open Regional and Language Options, you see a standard Regional Options tab, a Languages tab, and an Advanced tab. Each tab contains drop-down menus so you can select the desired regional settings. Scanners and Camera Because of the popularity of scanners and digital cameras, Windows XP includes a Control Panel icon to help you manage these hardware devices. You can learn about installing and managing scanners and cameras in Chapter 4. 36 Chapter 2: Operating System Fundamentals Chapter 2: Operating System Fundamentals 37 Scheduled Tasks The Scheduled Tasks folder in Control Panel contains several wizards you can use to help you set up a variety of PC maintenance utilities to run in the background.
Add or Remove Programs The Add or Remove Programs icon enables you to install new programs, remove programs, and install and remove Windows components. These features are explored in Chapter 5, so refer to that chapter for step-by-step instructions. Administrative Tools Windows XP includes a folder called Administrative Tools. In this folder, you will find several different tools that can help you manage the Windows XP computer, including the Computer Management tool and a Performance Monitor. Because of the complexity of these tools, you will explore and use them in several chapters throughout the book.
A+ Technician's on the Job Guide to Windows XP by Curt Simmons