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mowmud
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A windows 10 question

Post by mowmud » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:31 pm

As much as I say I like 10, I can't figure out how to access my cd:rom drive. XP had the 'my computer' thing. I can't figure out where to find it. Same place I would go to find info to update my signature info if I wanted to. I know its here... I'm just can't seem to find it. Can you help?
MS Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3
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3200+
2.0 GHz 960 MB Ram
Dell Dimension C521

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Re: A windows 10 question

Post by Gerrit » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:49 am

'My Computer' has been renamed to 'This PC' (for whatever reason :shock: )

Type This in the Windows search field and it will show up in the list.

When the 'This PC' window is open you can easily create a shortcut for it on the desktop. Right click and drag the 'This PC' entry in the left pane to your desktop. When you let the button go you choose 'Create Shortcut here'.
The name is This PC - shortcut. You can delete the last part or even name it 'My Computer' or similar.
That's it. :)
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Re: A windows 10 question

Post by Gerrit » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:21 pm

Here is an article that explains how you can make two shortcuts to open and close the CD/DVD drive with just a click.
http://www.intowindows.com/keyboard-sho ... indows-10/
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Re: A windows 10 question

Post by Gerrit » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:36 pm

The system information (to change your signature) can be found in Settings.
Type Settings in the search box and it will show up in the list.
Now click on System and then on About in the left pane.

Under About (in the right pane) you'll find info of the computer, the next paragraph informs you about your Windows version.

While in Settings you may want to take some time to check the privacy settings.

One of the reasons I don't like '10' is the steady 'Phone Home' behavior and the amount of data that MS wants to collect from their users.
I have almost every setting in Privacy set to off but even then they collect some data that I would rather not share but there's no way to avoid that, other than not using Windows 10.
That's why I still use Windows 7 and next to it Linux Mint and Apple MacOS. Only one laptop is always on Windows 10 and I don't use that one a lot..
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Windows 7 Professional &
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Re: A windows 10 question

Post by mowmud » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:05 pm

Ah hah! Thank you. The reason I wanted to spin up my cd:rom is because I requested my hospital records from my MRI's and x-rays, and they all came on a disc. Pretty darn convenient... as long as you can make the computer spin it up. I haven't looked into updating my sig yet. I'll get to it eventually. Thanks again.
MS Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3
AMD Athlon 64
3200+
2.0 GHz 960 MB Ram
Dell Dimension C521

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