Choosing Start→Help and Support opens the new, improved Windows Help and Support Center window, which is described in Chapter 5.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONThe View from a Window
The My Computer window at home and the My Computer window on my PC at work don’t look alike. What’s up with that?
The difference is that your PC at work is probably on a network
domain, and the one at home belongs to a smaller, less formal
workgroup network (see Section
2.1.1 for details on these differences). As you’ll discover over and over again, the Windows XP Pro experience is slightly different depending on which kind of network you’re on.
On a computer that’s part of a domain, you see only two sections: “Hard Disk Drives” and “Devices with Removable Storage” (as shown at top in Figure 2-21).
The My Computer window is divided into two sections on a computer that’s a member of a network domain, and three sections on a computer that’s a member of a workgroup. Top: The screen you see when your computer joins a network domain. At the top of the screen comes a list of hard drives, followed by a list of removable-disk drives. This computer has one floppy drive, two hard drives (or one partitioned hard drive, as described in Appendix A), and one CD-ROM drive. (If there’s a disk in the CD-ROM drive, you get to see its name, not just its drive letter.) Bottom: If your computer ...
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