End User Components of Microsoft Windows

This section presents Microsoft Windows components from end user point view. Windows Explorer is the most used component.

From end user point of view, Microsoft Windows components can be grouped in 3 areas:

1. Configuration and Maintenance - Like Control Panel, Device Manager, Windows Action Center, Microsoft Management Console, System Restore, Windows Disk Defragmenter, Event Viewer, Resource Monitor, Registry Editor, Task Scheduler, Windows Update, Windows Installer, etc.

2. User Interface - Like Windows Shell, Windows Explorer, Windows Search, Start Menu, Taskbar, File Associations, etc.

3. Application and Utilities - Like Calculator, Character Map, Paint, Notepad, Sound Recorder, Command Prompt, WordPad, Remote Desktop Connection, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer, Windows Media Center, Windows Task Manager, Disk Cleanup, Snipping Tool, etc.

Windows Explorer is definitely the most used component. Here is a screen shot of Windows Explorer on Windows 7:
Microsoft Windows 7 - Windows Explorer

Last update: 2012.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 What Is Microsoft Windows?

 Top Features of Windows 7

End User Components of Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version