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activationProcess of confirming that an installed copy of Microsoft product (most commonly Windows or a Microsoft Office application) is legitimate. Usually done at the end of software installation.
Administrative ToolsGroup of Control Panel applets, including Computer Management, Event Viewer, and Reliability and Performance Monitor.
AeroThe Windows Vista desktop environment. Aero adds some interesting aesthetic effects such as window transparency and Flip 3D.
appletsGeneric term for a program in the Windows Control Panel.
Computer (Vista and Windows 7)Default interface in Windows Vista and 7 for Windows Explorer; displays drives and network locations.
Computer ManagementApplet in Windows' Administrative Tools that contains several useful snap-ins, such as Device Manager and Disk Management.
context menuSmall menu brought up by right-clicking on objects in Windows.
Control PanelCollection of Windows applets, or small programs, that can be used to configure various pieces of hardware and software in a system.
desktopUser's primary interface to the Windows operating system.
Device ManagerUtility that enables techs to examine and configure all the hardware and drivers in a Windows PC.
extensionsThree or four letters that follow a filename and identify the type of file. Common file extensions are .ZIP, .EXE, and .DOC.
file associationWindows term for the proper program to open a particular file; for example, file association for opening .MP3 programs might be Winap.
Flip 3DIn the Aero desktop environment, a three-dimensional replacement for ALT-TAB. Accessed by pressing the WINDOWS KEY-TAB key combination.
Folders listToggle button in Windows Explorer for Windows 2000 and XP that displays the file structure on the left side of the window. In Windows Vista and 7, the folders list is active by default.
interfaceMeans by which a user interacts with a piece of software.
login screenFirst screen of the Windows interface, used to log in to the computer system.
Microsoft Management Console (MMC)Means of managing a system, introduced by Microsoft with Windows 2000. The MMC allows an Administrator to customize management tools by picking and choosing from a list of snap-ins. Available snap-ins include Device Manager, Users and Groups, and Computer Management.
My ComputerApplet that allows users to access a complete list of all fixed and removeable drives contained within a system.
My DocumentsIntroduced with Windows 98 and used in Windows 2000 and Windows XP, the My Documents folder provides a convenient place for users to store their documents, log files, and any other type of files.
My Network PlacesFolder in Windows XP that enables users to view other computers on their network or work group.
NetworkCollection of two or more computers interconnected by telephone lines, coaxial cables, satellite links, radio, and/ or some other communication technique. Group of computers that are connected and that communicate with one another for a common purpose.
notification areaContains icons representing background processes, the system clock and volume control. Located by default at the right edge of the Windows taskbar. Most users call this area the system tray.
page filePortion of the hard drive set aside by Windows to act like RAM. Also known as virtual memory or swap file.
Performance consoleWindows used to log resource usage over time.
Quick Launch ToolbarEnables you to launch commonly used programs with a single click.
Recycle BinWhen files are deleted from a modern Windows system, they are moved to the Recycle Bin. To permanently remove files from a system, they must be emptied from the Recycle Bin.
RegistryComplex binary file used to store configuration data about a particular system. To edit the Registry, users can use the applets found in the Control Panel or REGEDIT.EXE or REGEDT32.EXE.
Reliability and Performance MonitorWindows Vista's extended Performance applet.
servicesUsed to handle a huge number or tasks, from application support to network functions.
Start buttonButton on the Windows taskbar that enables access to the Start Menu.
SystemRootThe tech name given to the folder in which Windows has been installed.
System ToolsMenu containing tools such as System Information and Disk Defragmenter, accessed by selecting Start, Programs or All Programs, Accessories, System Tools.
system trayContains icons representing background processes and the system clock. Located by default at the right edge of the Windows taskbar. Accurately called the notification area.
taskbarContains the Start button, the system tray, the Quick Launch bar, and buttons for running applications. Located by default at the bottom of the desktop.
transparencyGives an adjustable amount of transparency to the edges of your windowed programs.
User's FilesWindows Vista's redux of the My Documents folder structure. It is divided into several folders such as Documents, Pictures, Music, and Video.
Welcome ScreenLogin screen for Windows XP. Enables users to select their particular user account by clicking on their user space.
Windows ExplorerWindows utility that enables you to manipulate files and folders stored on the drives in your computer.
Windows SidebarUser interface feature in Windows Vista that enables users to place various gadgets, such as clocks, calendars, and other utilities, on the right side of their desktop.
x64Describes 64-bit operating systems and software.
x86Describes 32-bit operating systems and software.

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