Computer Basics

Accessories - Entertainment

You find the Accessories folder by pointing to and single clicking on the button located on the bottom left of your screen.  

Wait a second or two until the menu opens.  Now slide your mouse up to Programs.  Again wait, when the menu opens, locate Accessories, then slide your mouse pointer to it.


If you would like to know more about each option under this folder, in the diagram above, slide your mouse to the desired subject, then single click.

CD Player

CD Player is Window's default player.  It is a simple player that does not have any bells or whistles of more sophisticated programs.  When you purchase sound cards, the manufacturer of the device will included better programming for your CDs.


Interactive CD Sampler

You can use the Interactive CD Sampler to view interactive, multimedia presentations of Microsoft products.  To start the Interactive CD Sampler, insert the Windows CD into the CD-ROM drive on your computer.  The program will automatically start. 


Sound Recorder

You can use Sound Recorder to record, play, and edit sound files. To use Sound Recorder, you must have a sound card and speakers installed on your computer. If you want to record live sound, you also need a microphone.

Volume Control

If you have a sound card, you can use Volume Control to adjust the volume and speaker balance when you play audio files.  You can also access your volume control by double clicking on located on the lower right of your computer screen.


Window's Media Player

Media Player is a program that is designed to view online multimedia files.  It is a good idea to keep this program updated to ensure you are getting the most recent additions to multimedia as they are being developed.  To find out whether an update is available from Microsoft, please visit, 





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