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Q1:Will I use the My Computer window a lot?
A1: This question's answer varies. Some people use their computers primarily for one or two application programs. These people don't modify their computers very often and do not perform a lot of file interaction or system management, so they would rarely, if ever, need to open the My Computer window.

On the other hand, if you modify the hardware on your computer often, you might have to access the My Computer window often. Windows XP is designed for use with plug-and-play hardware, which means that you don't only need to install a new device and Windows XP, in theory, should recognize the device. You, therefore, won't have to configure Windows XP every time you change hardware on your computer. Not all hardware devices are truly Plug-and-Play, however, and you might have to modify some Windows XP system settings using the My Computer window when you install new computer hardware, such as a second printer.

Q2:I like the animated cursors, but will they slow down my computer?
A2: If you use a slow computer, you don't want to do anything that will drain more speed from the processor. Nevertheless, the animated cursors do not seem to cause much of a drain on the processor's resources. The animated cursor icons are small and efficient. Therefore, you should feel free to use whatever cursors you want to use.


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