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Microsoft Windows Vista: Visual QuickStart Guide by Chris Fehily

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Chapter 6. Installing and Running Programs

Windows, like all operating systems, is a launching pad for programs, or applications. More programs from more software firms are available for Windows than for any other OS. Fortunately, Microsoft and sound design enforce substantial consistency, so you can apply knowledge of a few common operations to many programs. Most programs share user-interface elements—scroll bars, copy-and-paste functions, menus, buttons, and so on—as well as setup and management options.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to install, remove, launch, and manage Windows programs. You’ll also learn about documents, which are self-contained pieces of work (files) that you create with programs.

Installing Programs

How you install a ...

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