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Learning the Basics

Starting a program

Starting a program

The easiest way to start a program is to double-click the name of a file that is associated with the program you want to use.

To find the file, use My Computer or Windows

®

Explorer.

If you prefer to open the program first, you have four options.

You can:

Use the Start menu

Use Windows program file

®

Explorer or My Computer to locate the

Use the Run dialog box

The next three sections explain how to start a program from the Start menu, Explorer and the Run dialog box.

Starting a program from the Start menu

When you install a program, the operating system usually puts an icon in the All Programs menu. To start a program that has an icon in the All Programs menu, follow these steps, which use the Windows

®

Wordpad program as an example:

1

Click

Start

, then point to

All Programs

.

The Windows ® XP operating system displays the All

Programs menu, which lists programs and program groups. If your program is listed, go to Step 3, otherwise, continue with

Step 2.

2

Point to the program group, in this example,

Accessories

.

The Accessories menu is displayed.

3

Click the program, in this example,

Wordpad

.

Wordpad opens.

To close the program, click the

Close

button in the upper-right corner of the program’s window.

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Learning the Basics

Starting a program

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Starting a program from Windows

®

Explorer

If a program is not listed in the Programs menu, you can start it from Windows

®

Explorer. Windows

®

Explorer gives you a view of your computer’s contents as a hierarchy or “tree.”

You can easily see the content of each drive and folder on your computer. To use this method, you should know the file name and location of the program’s executable file (this file ends with .exe).

This example opens Wordpad using its file name,

wordpad.exe

.

1

Click

Start

, then point to

All Programs

.

2

Click

Accessories

.

3

Click

Windows Explorer

.

4

Double-click

My Computer

.

5

Click on the C: drive in the left part of the window.

6

In the left part of the window, under the C: icon, doubleclick the folder containing the program, in this case

Program Files

.

The files are hidden. Click on “Show the contents of this folder” on the right side of the window to see the files.

Windows

®

Explorer shows the contents of the Program Files folder on the right side of the window. The left side of the window shows all the folders contained within the Program

Files folder.

7

In the left part of the window, click

Windows NT

.

8

Click

Accessories

.

Windows ® Explorer shows the contents of the

Accessories

folder on the right side of the window.

9

In the right part of the window, double-click

Wordpad

.

The operating system opens Wordpad.

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Learning the Basics

Starting a program

To close the program, click the

Close

button in the upper-right corner of the program’s window.

Starting a program from the Run dialog box

This example uses the Run command to start Wordpad:

1

Click

Start

, then click

Run

.

The Run dialog box appears.

Sample Run dialog box

2

In the Run dialog box:

For a program in the Windows ® folder, type just the program name. Otherwise type the full file path, if you know the program’s location. Then click

OK

.

If you do not know the location, click

Browse...

.

In the Browse dialog box, enter the file name (for example

wordpad.exe

) and select the drive to search.

When the operating system has found the file, click

Open

.

HINT: To run the same program again, click the arrow to the right of the text box and select the command line from the drop-down list.

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