G e t t i n g S t a r t e d
Using the computer for the first time
After you shut down the PC, wait at least 5 seconds before turning
it on again. The computer may not initialise itself properly if you
turn it off then on again in quick succession.
Emergency shut down
In exceptional circumstances, you can put your PC into Off [red]
mode without shutting down Windows first. To do this, press and
hold down the P
If you press the P
or performing the power-on self-test (POST), the PC always goes
directly into Off [red] mode.
In an emergency shut down, you may lose any recent changes made to
the files you are currently working on.
First time with Windows 95 or Windows NT
The first time you turn on your computer you must tell
Windows your name (and the name of the company for which you
work, if applicable) and agree to the legal terms and conditions of
the Windows Licence Agreement. Windows then spends a few
minutes analysing your computer and configuring itself to take full
advantage of your computer's components. Windows 95 also offers
you the opportunity to install a printer and make back-up diskettes
of Windows and other pre-installed software. Note that you do not
have to install a printer or make back-up diskettes at this time if you
don't want to. See the section on "Backing-up the pre-installed
software" later in this chapter.
First time with Windows for Workgroups
The first time you turn on your computer a message appears
explaining the legal terms and conditions that govern the use of the
software pre-installed on the computer's hard disk. Once you have
read this message, you can press the
you are acknowledging that you have read, understood and
accepted the terms and conditions.
button for at least four seconds.
button while the PC is running MS-DOS
3 key to continue. By doing so