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Chapter 2. Working with Windows Programs > Starting and Exitinga Program

Starting and Exitinga Program

The most common way to start a Windows program is to use the Start menu, which provides easy access to programs installed on yourcomputer. Clicking the Start button on the taskbar displays the Start menu, which lists common and recently used programs and the All Programs submenu. The All Programs submenu is the master list of every program on your computer. If you start a program, such as your e-mail program, every time you start Windows, you can save some time by adding the program to the Startup folder. When you're done working with a program, you should exit, or close it, to conserve your computer's resources.

Start a Program from theStart Menu

Windows XP provides several ways to start a program:


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