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43 Chapter 5. Windows Survival Guide In This Chapter · Check out a few Windows programs · Find out what's on your hard disk · Dump stuff in the Recycle Bin and dig through your trash later · Get instant help whenever you need it If you're using a PC, chances are you're working with some version of Windows (Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, Me, or XP). At this point, you should be face to face with the opening Windows screen, a Spartan screen with a lowly Start button that lets you run all of your programs. But how do you start? And how do you navigate this brave, new operating system? This chapter has the answers you need and specific instructions on how to perform the most basic Windows tasks. We Now Have Control of Your TV There's no starting Windows; there's no stopping it, either. Once it's installed, it comes up whenever you turn on your computer. After an interim screen welcomes you to Windows, you find yourself on the Windows desktop, as shown in Figure 5.1. The icons (little pictures) you see on your desktop might differ, depending on how you or the manufacturer installed Windows and whether you have additional programs.