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list of instructions that tell the computer how to perform the 4 basic operataions (input, output, processing, storage )


An operating system (commonly abbreviated OS and O/S) is the software component of a computer system that is responsible for the management and coordination of activities and the sharing of the resources of the computer. The operating system acts as a host for application programs that are run on the machine.

operating system

An operating system developed by mocrosoft corporation

window 7

A collection of data stored in one unit, identified by a filename. It can be a document, picture, audio or video stream, data library, application, or other collection of data.


a container that holds information, data, programs, and other folders


A folder contained within a folder; used to further organize files.


The background work area displayed on the screen when using Microsoft Windows.


opens the start menu

start button

A bar normally located at the bottom of the Windows desktop, displaying information about open programs and providing quick access to others.


The ____________________ is a window containing several small utility programs called applets that are used to manage hardware, software, users, and the system.

control panel

a hard disk that can be removed from the disk drive

removable disk

a device attached to a computer used to access information stored on various types of media.


display the contents of the current folder, library , or device, and contains helpful parts so that you can navigate.

folder window

(computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use


Includes Favorite Links, which are links to folders containing the items you use the most, including recent searches (VISTA 11).

navigation pane

A set of icons or buttons displayed horizontally or vertically on the screen that can be used to issue commands to the computer.


This is the bar that gives you the location or address of the current page you are viewing.

address bar

You want to draw a circle around something on your Desktop and save it as an image. What 7 tool would you use?

snipping tool

The box in a scroll bar that you drag to reporsition a document on the screen

scoll box

A(n) ____ is what you see and interact with when using an application.

user interface

Shuts down or restarts a computer


The user account type that lets you make changes that will affect other user of the computer and permits the most control over computer is

standard user account

Stores your most frequently used folders and is by default named with the name you used to create your computer account.

personal folder

The program within win7 that displays the content of libraries, folder, and fileson your computer, and which also enables you to perform task related to your files and folder such as copying , moving, and renaming is

window explorer

The area that displays the contents of current folder or library is the

file list

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