Now its time to see if you can find some jewels by mining the WinXP Help articles.
In WinXP's Help, there are several helpful new features.
History - Tracks the Help articles you have viewed so that you can return to them quickly.
Favorites - Lets you add Help articles to a Favorites list for use later.
Search the Knowledge Base - Search works directly with Microsoft's Knowledge Base and other sources of help.
Tasks - On the Help and Support home page is a group of links to help for common tasks that people need help with, like Remote Assistance and Windows Restore. No more digging around to find the information.
Links to assistance and support.
Step-by-Step: Help Contents -WinXP
|What you will learn:||to open Windows Help
to navigate the Contents to find a topic
to navigate the topics and related topics
To work with Help in Windows Vista, Win7, Win8 or Win8.1, skip to Windows Vista, Win7, Win8 Help.
Start with: with Desktop and Taskbar showing.
The left column is a list of categories of topics. The right column has links to assistance and common tasks.
become underlined and the mouse pointer changes to a hand. This shows that the words are a link.
Clicking on the link will do something. In this case, the page will change inside
Click on the topic Customizing your computer.
The window changes to show a table of contents on the left, starting at the topic you clicked on, and on the right is a short article.
This topic has subtopics. The subtopics may link to articles or to further lists of subtopics.
The list of subtopics is already open.
A list of topics will open in the right pane.
An article will open in the right pane.
The link opens in a new window.
The link runs a program.
Take a look at the extra features in Help articles. Links and definitions abound!
link changes color; the pointer changes to a hand shape. .
A definition of the phrase or word is available.
Alternate method: Pressing the ESC key on your keyboard will also close a definition.
Windows tries hard to guess what else you might want to know.
A new topic is displayed in the right pane. The left pane does not change.