Starting a Program from the Start Menu
Most of the time you spend using your computer will be spent working in some type of a program—a word processing program to type letters, a spreadsheet program to create budgets, and so on. You can start a program in many ways, including from the Start menu. When you install a new Windows program, that program’s installation procedure will set up a program folder and program icon on the Start menu.
Click the Start button.
If you see the program listed that you want to start, click it from the opening list. Skip to step 7.
If the program is not listed, click All Programs.
If you see the program you want to start, click it, and then skip to step 7.
If you don’t see the program listed, it may be contained in a folder (for example, Accessories). Click a folder to view the programs contained in the folder.
Click the program you want to start.
The program is started. (Here you see Paint, an accessory program included with Windows that is found in the Accessories program folder.)