Software is instructions executed by the computer.
There are two major types
This is a program that controls the computer and runs the application programs. It includes the operating system and all the utilities that enable the computer to function.
This is a program that processes data for the user. It includes productivity software, such as word processing,
To install software from a disk, place the disk in the proper drive. The install dialog box (wizard) should appear on the desktop. If not, follow the directions that came with the software.
Note: Some software runs from the hard drive only. Others run from the disk, so it must be in the drive when you are using the program.
Important: If you download software from the Internet, be careful. It is easy to get a computer virus this way. Before you download from the Internet, make sure that it is a reliable source.
To uninstall software open Start menu
and point to Control Panel. In the
Control Panel window,
When the uninstall wizard begins, follow the steps.
Note: Do not just delete the program because that may not delete all the files associated with the program.
Think about these questions: What software programs came with your computer? What programs would you like to install?
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