MICROSOFT WINDOWS 2000 Lab Exercise
By the end of this module, make sure you understand the following terms
Microsoft Windows 2000 is an operating system that doesn't depend on
DOS. Advantages are:
Unlike DOS, which is command-driven, Windows uses a graphical user
interface (GUI) which uses pictures of familiar objects such as file folders
Windows applications have a standard interface, so once you learn how
to use one Windows application, you can easily use others. The same Device
Drivers work with all applications. Windows allows for multi-tasking--you
can run more than one application at a time.
Windows 95 and 98 and NT interfaces are similar to that of Windows
There are some disadvantages to the Windows operating
Turn in the disk with the (whateveryounamedit).graphic and wordpad
files on it. Be sure to put your name and section time on the disk.
Open Explorer by right clicking on Start or the MyComputer icon.
Click on View, then Options. On the View Tab, make sure "Show all files"
and "Display full MS-DOS path" are checked. Uncheck The "Hide MS-DOS extensions"
box if it is checked. seeing file extensions will help a lot. Always
make sure file extensions are showing so that you can more easily tell
what files you are working with. On your own computer, once this
is set, it will remain the default condition, and you won't have to redo
it every time.
Open Find by right clicking on MyComputer or the Start button.
Find a file that has the extension .tmp and delete it ( if there aren't
any, find something else that isn't very critical--like an old document.)
look in the trash bin for the file you deleted and restore it. check to
see that it has been put back in the place it was before you deleted it.
Format a disk as 1.44 megabyte High Density format, and put your name on
it for the electronic disk label. 1.44 Megabytes is about 1.5
million Characters, or bytes, of information (1024X1024X1.44). If your
disk is already formatted, you can reformat by clicking on my computer,
selecting 3.5" floppy, right click, select format disk. You are not able
to format unformatted disks this way. If you have an unformatted,
or MAC formatted disk, you have to format by clicking on START, programs,
utilities, format disk. put yourname as the disk label.
Open Paint or microsoft Photoeditor (it comes with Office 97) and
produce or edit some kind of graphic. Note that there are different formats
that have different file extensions, such as *.GIF *.JPG *.PCX.
Just typing a new extension on a file doesn't change the format and can
confuse programs. To save a file in a different format, you have
to select one that's available from the lower list box. The extension
will be changed automatically. SaveAS the file to the disk in the
Open WordPad or some other text editor. Produce a simple document
and save it on the A: disk
Open Explorer. Make a directory with yourname on it on the A drive and
copy the graphics and Wordpad files so they are in both the root directory
and the <Yourname> directory. Use Explorer to check that the files
are in both places This is how I will grade it, so you
can tell before you hand it in whether it's right. This is true of
most exercises we will do this semester. I will grade based on
having both a graphics and a text file in both the root directory and the
(yourname directory), and that you have yourname as the electronic disk
Put a paper label on the disk with your name and section time on it. Turn
in the disk for a grade.
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