Looking for an XP tutorial

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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,

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

RUSST said:
Windows XP comes with an interactive tutorial. Click start> all programs> accessories> Microsoft interactive training.
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.
 

digger1

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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.

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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.
 

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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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