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With Windows® 95, new users will find the PC simpler to use and will be productive immediately. Intermediate and advanced PC users will be able to work faster and more efficiently, as well as enjoy new functionality never before available on a desktop system. In fact, even the most experienced Windows 3.1 users were able to do their work dramatically faster with Windows 95. The exercises in this lab demonstrate how Windows 95 will help to make users more productive.

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Objectives

By the end of this lab, you will be able to:

  • Create a Shortcut to a locally stored file

  • Create a Shortcut to an externally stored folder

  • Use the Explorer to manipulate local files

  • Use the Explorer to manipulate external files

  • Create a Shortcut to a network printer and use Point and Print

  • Install a new modem

In this lab you will be connecting to your instructor's machine. Your instructor's machine name is:

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yt0c Estimated time to complete this lab: 30 minutes

Step by Step

Exercise 1: Creating a Shortcut to a locally stored file

In this exercise you will create a Shortcut to the PRESENT2 document found in the Demofile folder of the C: drive and drag and drop the Shortcut to the desktop.

Shortcuts provide easy access to frequently used documents by creating an object that points to the original document. Shortcuts are an extremely powerful tool for increasing efficiency. With Shortcuts, users can create links to any object in the Windows 95 user interface and place it anywhere else in the UI or in an application. When this Shortcut is opened the object that it points to is opened.

Shortcuts provide a quick and easy way to access information locally. Links to the Shortcut are automatically updated so that access to information is assured regardless of its location.

A Shortcut can be deleted and not affect the object it points to.

To create a Shortcut to the PRESENT2 document and drag and drop the Shortcut to the desktop

From the Windows 95 desktop,

  1. DOUBLE-CLICK the My Computer icon on the desktop.

  2. DOUBLE-CLICK the C: drive icon.

  3. DOUBLE-CLICK the Demofile folder to open it.

  4. LOCATE the PRESENT2 document and position the mouse pointer over its icon.

  5. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the PRESENT2 icon.

    A pop-up menu appears.

  6. CHOOSE Create Shortcut from the pop-up menu.

    A Shortcut icon for the file object is created.

  7. Use the left mouse to CLICK and DRAG the Shortcut to Present2 icon from the Demofile window to your desktop.

  8. CLOSE all open windows.

  9. DOUBLE-CLICK the Shortcut to Present2 icon to open the file.

    Notice that the document is opened on the desktop.

    Shortcuts provide easy access to frequently used documents by creating an object that points to the original document. Deleting a Shortcut does not delete the document it points to.

    Note: If you drag and drop a document onto the desktop, you are changing the location where that document is stored. The document is moved to the Desktop folder located in the Windows directory. Since the document object you see on the desktop represents the actual document deleting the object will delete the document.

  10. CLOSE Microsoft Word.

  11. DELETE the Shortcut to Present2.

    While the mouse pointer is over the Shortcut to Present2 icon, CLICK the secondary mouse button and CHOOSE Delete from the popup menu.

  12. CLICK the Yes button in the Confirm File Delete dialog box.

Exercise 2: Creating a Shortcut to an externally stored folder

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In this exercise you will create a Shortcut to the Demofile folder stored on the Instructor's machine and drag and drop it to the desktop.

Shortcuts provide a quick and easy way to access information across the network regardless of the location of the information. Links to the object are automatically updated so that access to information is assured.

Shortcuts can be created that provide users with instant access to important or often used information stored anywhere on the network. Once this shortcut is established, the information can be moved and the links to the information are automatically updated.

To create a Shortcut to the Demofile folder stored on the Instructor's machine and drag and drop the Shortcut to the desktop

From the Windows 95 desktop,

  1. CLICK the Start button.

  2. CHOOSE Run... from the short menu.

    The Run Application dialog box appears.

  3. TYPE \\Instructor's machine name in the Command Line edit box.

  4. CLICK the OK button.

    The Instructor's machine window appears.

  5. LOCATE the Public folder and DOUBLE-CLICK it.

  6. LOCATE the Demofile folder.

  7. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the Demofile icon.

    A popup menu appears.

  8. CHOOSE Create Shortcut from the popup menu.

    A Shortcut icon for the demofile folder is created.

  9. Use the left mouse to CLICK and DRAG the Shortcut to demofile from the Instructor's public folder window to an open area of your desktop .

  10. CLOSE all open windows.

    Notice the Shortcut to Demofile icon visible on the desktop.

  11. DOUBLE CLICK the Shortcut icon to open the folder.

    By creating an object that points to a folder, shortcuts can provide easy access to frequently used directories, regardless of the directories location on the network.

  12. CLOSE all open windows.

  13. DELETE the Shortcut to the Demofile directory.

Exercise 3: Using the Explorer to manipulate local files

In this exercise you will use Windows 95's new Explorer to explore the C: drive and locate the PRESENT document.

The explorer is the eyes of the Windows 95 PC. Using the Explorer users can quickly and easily view the whole of Windows 95's world from a 10,000 foot level or zoom in to a 10 foot level.

The Explorer is a user interface element that acts as a window into the system. It is a navigation tool that displays files and directories in the context of the rest of the system and can tunnel through directories directly into files. The Explorer is Windows 95's replacement for File Manager.

The Explorer helps locate resources faster and displays more information about them than File Manager because the Explorer uses icons more extensively than File Manager. The Explorer also uses windows in a unique way.

To use Windows 95's new Explorer to explore the C: drive and locate the PRESENT document

From the Windows 95 Desktop

  1. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is located over the My Computer icon.

  2. CHOOSE Explore from the short menu.

    The Explorer window appears.

  3. CLICK the + sign, yt2c , next to the C: drive icon.

    Notice that all the folders in the C: drive are revealed. By clicking the + sign you advance one level into the file structure.

  4. CLICK the + sign next to the Msoffice folder.

    Notice that all the folders in the Msoffice folder are revealed.

  5. CLICK the - sign, yt3c , next to the Msoffice folder.

    Notice that the folder collapses. By clicking the - sign you retreat one level in the file structure.

  6. CLICK the demofile folder.

    Notice that the contents of the Demofile folder fill the Contents pane of the Explorer

  7. LOCATE the Present document in the Contents pane.

    You may need to use the scroll bars to locate the Present document.

  8. EXPLORE the various menu options (File, Edit, View, etc) by CLICKING each menu on the Explorer's menu bar and viewing the items available.

  9. CHOOSE View/Toolbar from the menu bar, if the toolbar is not already visible.

  10. EXPLORE the toolbar by moving the mouse pointer slowly over the buttons and reading the Tooltips.

  11. CLICK the Map Network Drive button, yt4c , on the toolbar.

    The Connect Network Drive dialog box appears.

  12. CLICK the Cancel button to cancel the dialog box.

  13. CLICK the Details button, yt5c , to show the file details for the documents in the folder (if it's not already activated).

  14. CLICK the Up One Level button, yt6c , to move backward through the file structure.

  15. KEEP the Explorer window open for the next exercise.

Exercise 4: Using the Explorer to manipulate external files

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In this exercise you will use Windows 95's new Explorer to locate the PRESENT2 document on the Instructor's machine.

With the Explorer, users can quickly and easily view the whole of Windows 95's world including information within the local workgroup as well as information stored across the global network.

The entire Network Neighborhood can be browsed and managed from Windows 95's new Explorer. The Explorer makes access to information stored across a network faster and easier than using the old File Manager.

To use the Explorer to locate the PRESENT2 document on the Instructor's machine

From the Explorer,

  1. CLICK the down arrow button, to the right of the Explore drop down list box, yt8c , found on the Explorer toolbar.

  2. CHOOSE Network Neighborhood from the list box.

  3. CLICK the + sign next to the Network Neighborhood icon to reveal the local workgroup machines.

  4. CLICK the + sign next to the Entire Network icon, yt9c , to reveal the contents of the entire network.

  5. CLICK the - sign next to the Entire Network icon.

  6. LOCATE the Instructor's machine icon.

  7. CLICK the + sign next to the Instructor's machine icon to reveal its contents.

  8. CLICK the Public folder to view its contents in the Explorer's Contents pane.

  9. DOUBLE-CLICK the demofile folder to open it.

  10. LOCATE the Present2 document in the Contents pane.

  11. CLOSE the Explorer window.

Exercise 5: Creating a Shortcut to a networked printer and using Point and Print

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In this exercise you will create a Shortcut to a networked printer and use Windows 95's new Point and Print feature to print a document.

Windows 95's new Point and Print capabilities allows users to quickly and easily send documents to a printer wherever the printer is located.

By creating a Shortcut to a printer, whether that printer is local or a networked printer, users can easily print unopened documents. The user just drags and drops the document icon onto the printer Shortcut icon.

To create a Shortcut to a networked printer

From the Windows 95 desktop,

  1. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the Network Neighborhood icon.

  2. CHOOSE Explore from the short menu.

  3. LOCATE the Instructor's machine icon and DOUBLE-CLICK it.

    Notice the Networked Printer icon.

  4. Using the secondary mouse button, DRAG and DROP the Network printer icon onto your Desktop.

  5. CHOOSE YES to create shortcut.

    Notice that a Shortcut to the network printer is created on your Desktop.

  6. CLOSE the Explorer window.

To use Point and Print to print a document

From the Windows 95 desktop,

  1. CLICK the secondary mouse button while the mouse pointer is over the My Computer icon.

  2. CHOOSE Explore from the short menu.

  3. LOCATE the Hard disk (C:) icon and CLICK it.

  4. DOUBLE-CLICK the demofile share in the Contents pane of the Explorer window.

  5. DRAG and DROP the Present2 document from the Demofile folder to the Shortcut to the Networked Printer icon on your Desktop.

    You may need to move the Explorer window to make the Networked Printer Shortcut icon visible.

    Note: If your computer has not been setup to use this printer, you will be presented with a dialog box indicating your need to do so. Click Yes and the Add Printer Wizard will step you through the setup process.

    Notice that the document is sent to the printer.

  6. CLOSE the Explorer window.

  7. DELETE the Shortcut to the Networked Printer.

Exercise 6: Installing a new modem (Optional)

In this exercise you will use the control panel to install a new modem.

Windows 95 offers easy modem installation and configuration to the PC world.

Windows 95 features centralized modem installation and configuration support to simplify setup for end-users, and simplify communications development efforts for application developers. Windows 95 leverages the use of a single universal modem driver (UniModem) to provide a consistent mechanism for communicating with modem devices. Windows 95 also provides detection support for plug and play modems as well as providing support for existing hardware by including mechanisms for detecting legacy modems.

Support for installing and configuring a modem under Windows 95 is greatly simplified over Windows 3.1. No longer is it necessary to configure each individual communications program for the proper serial port, modem type, and other related modem configuration parameters.

To install a new modem

From the Windows 95 desktop,

  1. CLICK the Start button.

  2. CHOOSE Settings/Control Panel from the start menu.

    The Control Panel window appears.

  3. DOUBLE-CLICK the Modems icon.

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    If you have previously installed a modem, the Modems Properties sheet will appear. CLICK the Add button to move to the Install New Modem Wizard.

    The Install New Modem Wizard appears.

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If you do not have the modem hardware installed in your machine,

  1. CHECK the "Don't detect my modem: I will select it from a list." check box.

  2. CLICK the Next button.

  3. SELECT Hayes® from the Manufacturers: list box.

  4. SELECT Hayes® Accura 144+Fax144 from the Models: list box.

  5. CLICK the Next button.

  6. SELECT Communications Port (COM1) from the Select the port... list box.

  7. CLICK the Next button. Here you need to provide area code information and a number to dial to access an outside line.

  8. Windows 95 will inform you when the modem is successfully installed. CLICK the Finish button to finish installation.

  9. MOVE to the To setup modem properties section of this exercise.

If you do have modem hardware installed in your machine,

  1. CLICK the Next button to have Windows 95 detect your modem for you.

    In most cases, it's best to let the Modem Wizard try to detect your modem for you. If the manufacturer and model cannot be detected exactly, the Modem Wizard will have you select the manufacturer and model manually.

  2. CLICK the Next button in the Verify Modem window to install the detected modem.

    If it is not correct, CLICK the Change button to select the manufacturer and model from a list. Once you have selected the modem CLICK the OK button.

  3. Windows 95 will inform you when the modem is successfully installed. CLICK the Finish button to finish installation.

  4. MOVE to the To set modem properties section of this exercise.

To setup modem properties

From the Modems Properties sheet,

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  1. CLICK the Properties button to view the current settings.

    You can use the Properties for Modems sheet to change the default modem settings.

    The General tab allows you change the communications port, modem speaker volume, and maximum communication speed.

    The Connection tab allows you to change the connection preferences, call preferences, error control, and flow control.

  2. CLICK the Cancel button to cancel the Properties sheet.

  3. CLICK the Dialing Properties... button.

    In the Dialing Properties dialog box specify your dialing location, area code, country, and number you dial for an outside line. You also specify whether you are using a pulse or tone telephone. If this is the first time you have installed a modem, ENTER the appropriate information.

  4. CLICK the OK button.

  5. CLICK the Close button to close the Modems Properties sheet.

  6. CLOSE the Control Panel window.

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