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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.


1.jpg Click the Start button.

2.jpg If you see the program listed that you want to start, click it from the opening list. Skip to step 7.

3.jpg If the program is not listed, click All Programs.

4.jpg If you see the program you want to start, click it, and then skip to step 7.

5.jpg 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.

6.jpg Click the program you want to start.

7.jpg The program is started. (Here you see Paint, an accessory program included with Windows that is found in the Accessories program folder.)


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