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Looking for an XP tutorial

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by digger1, Apr 15, 2004.

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  1. digger1

    digger1 Thread Starter

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    Hello All,
    I am looking for an on-line interactive tutorial for PC beginners. I work with two middle age women who have absolutely no PC skills and due to a recent reorganization have to learn some XP basics fast. TPTB (in their infinite wisdom) have signed them up for a class on Word and I fear they will be totally lost (not knowing what a mouse is, much less on how to use one). Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    digger1
     
  2. Elvandil

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    The best way would be simply to put them in front of a computer and let them experiment. The greatest fear of newcomers seems to be that they might "break something". Having a computer available that is expendable or has someone around who can fix things offers enough re-assurance that new people feel free to just try things.

    This "tutorial" is not at the level of not even being able to use a mouse, but offers a good overview of XP:
    http://ics.purdue.edu/helpdocs/General/XPTutorial.asp?noss=1
     
  3. RUSST

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    Windows XP comes with an interactive tutorial. Click start> all programs> accessories> Microsoft interactive training.
     
  4. xgerryx

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    Hello Russt

    This option isn't always available on a lot of machines. I think it is on new OEM installations (or something like that) and if the machine has been formatted and xp reinstalled you will lose that function.
     
  5. digger1

    digger1 Thread Starter

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    Wow! Thanks for the quick replies. These are two great ladies and I would hate to see them out of a job. It looks like class will be in session this weekend at my house.

    Thanks again.

    digger1
     
  6. rude

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    I have to tell you that my best friend (when I first started working with Windows) was,and still is, Help & Support (Start/Help & Support)
    What is cool is that,whenever you have a question,you can look it up.

    My second best friend was (and has now become my new best friend), GOOGLE, you can find it here,and make sure to bookmark it:
    http://www.google.ca/ The best Internet search site there is!

    I'm pretty sure if you can't find it with GOOGLE,it doesn't exist.
     
  7. Elvandil

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    Here is a complete online interactive tutorial in Macromedia Flash and Shockwave from Microsoft. Don't be put off by the prices listed at the top---the courses are free. Scroll down to the first XP lesson, which happens to be logging on and using the mouse.

    http://www.microsoft.com/insider/learning/lessons.asp#
     
  8. digger1

    digger1 Thread Starter

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    Again, many thanks for the suggestions. I've been able to put together a nice little crash course that (hopefully) will not be too overwhelming.

    digger1

    P.S. I love the Google search and have bookmarked and used it several times already today.
     
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