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Here are some quick and simple tips on how to do basic tasks and find information in Windows.  Ideas for new ones welcome!

Q – How do I find out what version of Windows I am using?

A – Click Start and the right-click on My Computer (XP) or Computer (Vista and 7). The windows or dialog that comes up will tell you which version of Windows you are using, and the level of Service Pack, if relevant.

Q – How do I stop a CD from running when I put it in the CD drive?

A – To stop it each time, hold the shift key down when closing the CD tray. To make the change permanent in Windows 7, open Control Panel, choose to view by Small Icons, and click AutoPlay. Uncheck the box that says Use AutoPlay for all media and devices.

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