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                           Control Panel Components


                  Control Panel Components
   1. Accessibility Options
   2. Add Hardware
   3. Add Remove Programs
   4. Administrative Tools
   5. Automatic Updates
   6. Date and Time
   7. Display
   8. Folder Option
   9. Fonts
   10. Games Controllers
   11. Internet Options
   12. Keyboard
   13. Mouse
   14. Network Connections
   15. Network Setup Wizard
   16. Phone and Modem Option
   17. Power Options
   18. Printer and Faxes
   19. Regional and Language Options
   20. Scanners and Cameras
   21. Schedule Tasks
   22. Security Center
   23. Sound and Audio Devices
   24. System
   25. Taskbar and Start Menu
   26. User Accounts
   27. Windows Firewalls
   28. Wireless Network Setup Wizard

Details:
1. Accessibility Options
Use Accessibility Options in Control Panel to customize the way your keyboard,
display, or mouse functions. Many of these features are useful to people without
disabilities.

The accessibility tools available in Accessibility Options in Control Panel perform
various functions.

   •   StickyKeys enables simultaneous keystrokes while pressing one key at a time.
   •   FilterKeys adjusts the response of your keyboard.
   •   ToggleKeys emits sounds when certain locking keys are pressed.
   •   SoundSentry provides visual warnings for system sounds.
   •   ShowSounds instructs programs to display captions for program speech and
       sounds.
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   •   High Contrast improves screen contrast with alternative colors and font sizes.
   •   MouseKeys enables the keyboard to perform mouse functions.
   •   SerialKeys allows the use of alternative input devices instead of a keyboard
       and mouse.

2. Add Hardware
Install new hardware in your computer we can use this provided feature in Windows
XP. You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators
group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network,
network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.

3. Add Remove programs
By this feature of Windows XP we can add or remove new software to our computer,
and we can also Add Remove windows components. For example if you want to
install Office XP in your windows then you can install from this by inserting a CD of
Office XP, and if you want to remove an existing software then you can also remove
it from this. But the condition applies that you must log on as administrator or a
member of an administrator group.

4. Administrative Tools
The following administrative tools appear in Windows XP:

1. Component Services

Used by system administrators to deploy and administer COM+ programs from a
graphical user interface or to automate administrative tasks using a scripting or
programming language. Software developers can use Component Services to visually
configure routine component and program behavior, such as security and participation
in transactions, and to integrate components into COM+ programs. For more
information, see Using Component Services.

2. Computer Management

Used to manage local or remote computers from a single, consolidated desktop utility.
Computer Management combines several Windows XP administrative tools into a
single console tree, providing easy access to a specific computer's administrative
properties. For more information, see Using Computer Management.

3. Data Sources (ODBC)

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a programming interface that enables
programs to access data in database management systems that use Structured Query
Language (SQL) as a data access standard. For more information, see Using Data
Sources (ODBC).



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4. Event Viewer

Used to view and manage logs of system, program, and security events on your
computer. Event Viewer gathers information about hardware and software problems,
and monitors security events. For more information, see Using Event Viewer.

5. Local Security policy

Used to configure security settings for the local computer. These settings include the
Password policy, Account Lockout policy, Audit policy, IP Security policy, user
rights assignments, recovery agents for encrypted data, and other security options.
Local Security Policy is only available on computers that are not domain controllers.
If the computer is a member of a domain, these settings may be overridden by policies
received from the domain.

6. Performance

Used to collect and view real-time data about memory, disk, processor, network, and
other activity in a graph, histogram, or report form. For more information, see Using
Performance.

7. Services

Used to manage the services on your computer, set recovery actions to take place if a
service fails, and create custom names and descriptions for services so that you can
easily identify them. For more information, see Using Services.


5. Automatic Updates
With Automatic Updates, Windows routinely checks for updates that can help protect
your computer against the latest viruses and other security threats. These high-priority
updates are available through the Windows Update Web site and include security
updates, critical updates, or service packs.

When you turn on Automatic Updates, you don't have to search for updates online or
worry that critical fixes might be missing. Windows automatically downloads and
installs them for you, using a schedule that you determine. If you prefer to download
and install updates yourself, you can also set up Automatic Updates to notify you
whenever any high-priority updates become available.


6. Date and Time
You can use Date and Time to change the computer's date, time, or clock
synchronization.
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7. Display
In Display you can customize the following things
    • Theme
    • Desktop
    • Screen Saver
    • Appearance
    • Settings

1. Theme
In theme you can customize your whole look of windows XP (environment of
windows) you can see your Windows XP like Windows 2000 and also download
themes from internet and totally change its look.

2. Desktop
In this tab you can change the wallpaper of your windows

3. Screen Saver
Here you can change your screen saver and also manage power management of your
computer that will be discuss later

4. Appearance
Here you can change the style of your desktops, fonts, icons and complete style o f
your windows XP.

5. Settings
In this tab you can change the screen resolution of your screen and If you have more
then one display adapters then you can change their settings separately here. Color
quality can also change from here.

8. Folder Options
In this component of control panel you can change the folder option of your windows,
the following type of settings can be done here.
    • General
    • View
    • File Type
    • Offline Files

1. General
Here you can see how our folder internal settings are sets, commons tasks, brows
folder and click options can be sets here.

2. View

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Folder View and Advance Settings can be done here. And in folder view you can sets
that how your folders look like and in advance settings tab you can checks different
options either computer shows the file extensions or not and some else.

3. File Types
Here you can set a file that can open with a software (that is associated with it). For
example a DOC file always open with Microsoft Word and a XLS file open with
EXCEL.

4. Offline Files
Use the offline files to work with files and programs stored on the network even when
you are not connected

9. Fonts
This component of control panel of windows contains all installed fonts in this
window that are use in different applications of windows.

10. Games Controllers
This component helps you to install a hardware that controls your game controller like
joy stick etc.

11. Internet Options
Internet Options can manage the internet explorer. It has following tabs where you
can manage your internet explorer according to your needs
    • General
    • Security
    • Privacy
    • Content
    • Connection
    • Program
    • Advance

12. Keyboard
Here you can sets the following properties of your keyboard
   • Character delay
   • Repeat rate
   • Cursor blink rate

13. Mouse
Here you can manage your mouse, its properties and functionality
   • Button configuration
   • Double click speed
   • Click lock
   • Pointer
   • Pointer motion
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   •   Pointer snap to
   •   Pointer Visibility
   •   Pointer tail



14. Network Connection
In network connection you can see both LAN and WAN connections in different
groups. You can make a new connection for dial up connection and also configure a
LAN card here; you can set IP addressing and also do advance settings.

15. Network Setup Wizard
This wizard helps you to setup this computer to run on your network with a network
you can
   • Share an internet connection
   • Setup windows firewall
   • Share file and folders
   • Share printers

16. Phone and Modem Option
In this component you can see the installed modems list and you can configure them
and also add and remove modems. There are some advance settings are also there that
can be managed by a user.

17. Power Options
This component of control panel cantains very important management about the
power of the computer, here you can manage your screen’s power off time, hard disk
off time and also manage UPS settings, the following tabs are there
    • Power scheme
    • Advance
    • Hibernate
    • UPS

18. Printers and Faxes
All installed printers and faxes are located here you can double click on a specific
printer or fax to change its settings according to your needs

19. Regional and Language Options
This object of control panel helps you to manage your computer format, country,
language, date time format and currency etc.
    • Regional options
    • Language
    • Advance
20. Scanners and Cameras

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Windows XP supports latest digital cameras and scanners, all connected scanners and
cameras are there just double click on it and manage it and use it. You can directly get
pictures from them and save and store them to your computer.

21. Schedule Tasks
Here you can set a schedule of a program that will run automatically at preset time.
You can run a program under any logon with some criteria that when it will run and at
which time it will run etc.

22. Security Center
Security Center helps you to manage your windows security settings. Windows
Security Center checks the status of your computer for the three security essentials
listed below. If a problem is detected with any of the three essentials (for example, if
your antivirus program is out of date), the Security Center sends you an alert and
provides recommendations for how to better protect your computer.

   •   Firewall: A firewall helps protect your computer by preventing unauthorized
       users from gaining access to it through a network or the Internet. Windows
       checks to see if your computer is protected by a software firewall.
   •   Virus protection software: Antivirus software can help protect your
       computer against viruses and other security threats. Windows checks to see if
       your computer is using a full, up-to-date antivirus program.
   •   Automatic Updates: With Automatic Updates, Windows can routinely check
       for the latest important updates for your computer and install them
       automatically.

The Security Center can also help you:

   •   Find out about the latest viruses or other security threats.
   •   Get customer support from Microsoft for a security-related issue.

23. Sound and Audio Devices
All installed Audio devices are there listed you can install, remove and edit manage
any audio device there and the following properties are there in tabs
    • Volume
    • Sounds
    • Audio
    • Voice
    • Hardware

24. System
System all about computer most important management portion, here general
information, RAM information, computer name, Registered to, Work group or
Domain name, Complete hardware attached to computer, automatic Updates
information and management and Remote control of computer. Every thing manage
here.
    • General
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   •   Computer name
   •   Hardware
   •   Advance
   •   System Restore
   •   Automatic Updates
   •   Remote



25. Taskbar and Start Menu
This component of control panel contains the information about Start Menu and
Taskbar of the windows. Here you can customize the appearance of Taskbar and Start
Menu style

26. User Accounts
Here you can create new users and manage them there are users groups that can me
made edit a user, change his/her password every thing is there. You can also change
the way of logon to windows. Fast switching or regular logon etc there are some types
of users
    • Administrator
    • Guest
    • Power User
    • User

27. Windows Firewalls
A firewall helps to keep your computer more secure. It restricts information that
comes to your computer from other computers, giving you more control over the data
on your computer and providing a line of defense against people or programs
(including viruses and worms) that try to connect to your computer without invitation.

You can think of a firewall as a barrier that checks information (often called traffic)
coming from the Internet or a network and then either turns it away or allows it to
pass through to your computer, depending on your firewall settings. See the following
illustration:

In Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Firewall is turned on by
default. (However, some computer manufacturers and network administrators might
turn it off.) You do not have to use Windows Firewall—you can install and run any
firewall that you choose. Evaluate the features of other firewalls and then decide
which firewall best meets your needs. If you choose to install and run another
firewall, turn off Windows Firewall.

28. Wireless Network Setup Wizard
Wireless Network Setup Wizard helps you setup a security enabled wireless network
in which all you your computers and devices connect through a wires access point.
This is called a wireless infrastructure network.
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