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Chapter 14. Maintaining Your Computer > Adding or Removing Windows Components

Adding or Removing Windows Components

Windows XP comes with a collection of components, such as Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Windows Media Player, or Windows Messenger, you can use to get work done and have fun on your computer. When you install Windows XP, not all the components on the installation CD are installed on your computer. You can use the Windows Components Wizard to install additional components. When you install a new program on your computer, the Start menu highlights the menus you need to click to start the program. If you are no longer using a Windows component, you can remove it to save disk space.

Add or Remove a Windows Component

Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.

Double-click the Add Or Remove Programs icon in Classic view.

Click Add/Remove Windows Components to start a wizard.

Click the component group with the item you want to add or remove.

A shaded check box indicates that only some of the items in a component group are installed.

Click Details.

Select a check box to add the item, or clear a check box to remove an item.

If the Details button is available, you can view subcomponents, and then select or clear item check boxes.

Click OK until you return to the wizard dialog box.

Click Next. If prompted, insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive.

Click Finish, and then click OK if prompted to restart your computer.



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