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XP Computer Management Utility

There are many things you can do in this Utility. This will just be a brief overview of what is in it.
You can right click on any of these and get the Help file, which will give you detailed instructions on how to use each item. Where is this, lol, go to:

Start-Programs-Administrative Tools-Computer Management.

The right screen is showing the Device Manager, that is what is clicked on when I took this screen shot. Also under System Tools is the Event Viewer, first in the list. You need to be logged in as the Administrator to use some of these items.

Computer Management Utility

With Event Viewer you can see log files of Events that occur on your System, it also will show any Errors for:

Shared Folders:

The subfolders are about all the shared resources, sessions and open files on your computer,
I do not use for these, they are for Businesses with networks. Right click on a folder for more info.

Local Users and Groups:

If you open the Users folder and right click on a User and go to Properties:

Performance Logs and Alerts:

Supports detailed monitoring of the OS resources. I do not use this.
Right click on it for detailed info.

Device Manager:

This is the same as Windows 9X :

Storage:

Removable Storage makes it easy for you to track your removable storage media and to manage the libraries such as Changers and Jukeboxes, that contain them.

Disk Defragmenter:

Services and Applications:

Services:

WMI Control:

Windows Management Instrumentation, hmm big name lol

Indexing Service:

Indexing Service is a service that extracts the information from a set of documents and organizes it in a way that makes it quick and easy to access that information through the Windows

XP Search function:

 


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