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Windows Tips, Tricks, and Traps 55 Installing and Uninstalling Windows Components The first step to taking control of Windows is figuring out which Windows components are installed on your computer. The Windows setup program performs a typical installation, meaning it installs the components it thinks you want. You can run the setup program again (assuming you have the Windows CD) to install additional components or remove components you don't use. To run Win- dows setup, take the following steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. Insert the Windows CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and click Control Panel. The Windows Control panel, which you'll meet again later in this chapter, appears. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon. The Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box appears. Click the Windows Setup tab. Windows setup checks to determine which components are in- stalled on your computer. The Components list displays groups of related components; for example, Accessories includes Paint and WordPad. The check boxes indicate the following (see Figure 6.1): · Clear box--(no gray, no check mark) indicates that none of the components in this group are installed. · Clear box with check--(check mark but no gray) indicates that all the components in this group are installed. · Gray box with check--(gray and check mark) indicates that some of the components in this group are installed. Figure 6.1. You can easily determine which Windows components are installed.