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Chapter 14. Using Windows Accessories > Adding Windows Accessories

Adding Windows Accessories

The Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel enables you to install and remove Windows components and accessories, as well as applications. If you opted not to install a particular Windows 98 accessory when you installed Windows but you change your mind later, you can use the Windows Setup feature to add or remove a Windows component. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start menu and choose Settings, Control Panel.

  2. Open the Add/Remove Programs Properties sheet by using the Add/Remove Programs icon.

  3. Select the Windows Setup tab to display a list of Windows components as shown in Figure 14.1.

    Figure 14.1. The Windows Setup tab of the Add/Remove Programs Properties sheet lets you add and remove various components of Windows.

    In the Components list box, a check mark next to an item indicates that the component is already installed on your system. If the check box is gray, the Windows component has more than one subcomponent, and some (but not all) of the subcomponents are currently installed. For example, in Figure 14.2 only some of the subcomponents (Calculator and Games) of the Accessories component are installed. To see what's included in a component, choose Details.

  4. Select a component in the Components list box. The Description box in the lower portion of the dialog box displays a description of that component and tells you how many of the available subcomponents are selected.

  5. If the component you selected consists of more than one subcomponent, choose Details to open a dialog box listing the subcomponents. (For example, Figure 14.2 shows the Accessories dialog box listing the subcomponents of the main Accessories component.) In some cases, a subcomponent has additional subcomponents, which you can view by choosing Details again.

    Figure 14.2. The Accessories dialog box lists a component's parts. By choosing Details, you can narrow your selections.

  6. Mark a component for installation or removal by clicking the check box beside that item in the Components list. Adding a check mark to a blank check box marks that item for installation. Conversely, clearing a checked box instructs Windows to uninstall that component.

  7. If you're selecting subcomponents in a dialog box you opened by choosing a Details button, click OK to close that dialog box and return to the Add/Remove Programs Properties sheet.

  8. When the check marks in the Components lists specify the components that you want for your Windows system, choose Apply in the Add/Remove Programs Properties sheet. You'll need to supply the Windows Setup disks or CD when prompted.



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