Windows for the InXPerienced – Chapter 1 – Page 5

Windows for the Inxperienced

Chapter 1 – Page 5

Initial Configuration continued

The next screen will prompt you to activate Windows.  Activation is mandatory with Windows XP, but you have 30 days to do it.  You can activate over the Internet, or you can telephone Microsoft to activate.

 Fig 1-7

You will have the option to choose whether or not to activate by clicking a ‘Radio’ button for Yes or No.
We recommend you select 
No and move on by clicking the Next icon at the bottom of the screen.

A Radio button is a selection choice a bit like choosing a radio station by pressing one of a selection of buttons.  Any selection cancels any previous selection.

 Fig 1-8

This screen will allow you to set up from 1 to 5 users to use the computer, by typing a username for each user.  Each user will have their own individual configuration including personalised desktop, personal folders and other settings.  Click the Next icon to continue to the next screen.

The final configuration screenshot:

 Fig 1-9

This last screen simply confirms that your initial configuration is complete, and the icon at the bottom of the screen is titled Finish.

Once this initial configuration is carried out, the computer will take you to the desktop.

The default initial configuration allows logon without entering a password.  If you only setup one user, then starting up the computer will take you straight to the desktop.  If you set up more than one user, then before
you get to the desktop you will be presented with a screen with the names of the users and a unique icon for each.  Click on a user name or icon to go to the desktop for that user.

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