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Author Topic: My computer and Control Panel !  (Read 4212 times)

tickmike

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My computer and Control Panel !
« on: January 20, 2009, 10:42:19 PM »

Well as a lot of you know I use Linux now .
My wife still keeps in touch with her old school teacher who is now in her 70's and had a computer for the first time, so she came over to us for some help.
She has MS Vista Home on it, Now I'm ok up to XP but I have not used Vista before.
I expected to find My Computer or Control Panel some place, but could not .
Does it have it ?.
If not how do you see the HDD etc ?
Whats in place of Control Panel.?
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Re: My computer and Control Panel !
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 10:56:25 PM »

I expected to find My Computer or Control Panel some place, but could not .
Right there on the start menu! (right hand column?)
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Re: My computer and Control Panel !
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 11:02:37 PM »

I expected to find My Computer or Control Panel some place, but could not .
Right there on the start menu! (right hand column?)

No it was not ! :(
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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: My computer and Control Panel !
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 12:22:51 AM »

I expected to find My Computer or Control Panel some place, but could not .
Right there on the start menu! (right hand column?)

No it was not ! :(
Oh yes it is,,,,,,,,,,, along with various other options, such as Computer (Previously known as "My Computer")

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Re: My computer and Control Panel !
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 07:00:01 AM »

Here's an example Mike of what you should see when clicking 'start'

http://tinyurl.com/9w4br5
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Re: My computer and Control Panel !
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009, 01:18:42 PM »

That's the first and logical place I looked and I could not believe it was NOT there !.

Being It's MS operating system I asked her if she ever Defraged the hdd, what's that she replied, so me being the  computer expert in her eyes could not find the above  :blush:

I would expect to see computer and control panel even if she was in a user account, unless it's been set in the registry to not be there because her son works for a computer firm and he may have set it so his mum does not fiddle .
I think I will keep away from it unless she asks for help again.
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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: My computer and Control Panel !
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 01:43:11 PM »


...... her son works for a computer firm and he may have set it so his mum does not fiddle .
I think I will keep away from it unless she asks for help again.
Probably a wise decision, you know how possessive some people can be of systems they have set up.

I used to work on one of my neighbours PC (after one of her relations has been on it) who re-alters all the settings that she is used too, so now I refuse to work on it as long as she keeps letting this so-called computer buff lose on it.
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