Windows 98 Help

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Where are the games?

Four games are included with Windows 98. They are FreeCell, Hearts, Minesweeper, and Solitaire. To access the games:

  1. Click on the Start button, which is located in the lower left corner of the screen. The Start menu will appear.
  2. Highlight Programs. A submenu will appear.
  3. Highlight Accessories. Another submenu will appear.
  4. Highlight Games. Another submenu will appear.
  5. Click on the game you want to play.

How do I change the date and/or time?

To change the date and/or time:

  1. Click on the Start button, which is located in the lower left corner of the screen. The Start menu will appear.
  2. Highlight Settings. A submenu will appear.
  3. Click on Control Panel. The Control Panel will open.
  4. Click on Date/Time. The Date/Time Properties dialog box will appear.

Date/Time Properties Dialog Box

  1. In the Date frame, select the month and year.
  2. In the Month field, click to open the drop-down menu and select the current month.
  3. Type the year in the Year field or use the arrows next to the field to move forward or backward until you get to the current year.
  4. The Time field is divided into four segments: hour, minutes, seconds, and AM and PM. To make an adjustment:
  5. Click in the segment and either type in the correct information or use the arrow keys on the right side to select the correct hour, minute, second or AM or PM.
  6. Select the correct time zone from the drop-down menu.
  7. If you want the clock to automatically adjust to daylight saving time, check the box on the screen.
  8. Click on the Apply button.
  9. Click on OK.

How do I install a new printer?

To install a new printer:

  1. Make sure your printer is plugged in, connected to your computer, turned on, and has paper in it.
  2. Click on the Start button. The Start menu will appear.
  3. Highlight Settings. A submenu will appear.
  4. Click on Printers. The Printer control panel will appear.
  5. Double-click on Add Printer. The Add Printer Wizard will open.
  6. Click on Next. A dialog box will open.
  7. Select the appropriate option, either Local Printer or Network Printer.
  8. Click on Next. A dialog box will open.
  9. Select the manufacturer of your printer from the Manufacturers list box.
  10. Select the model of your printer from the Printers list box. If your printer is not on the list, contact the manufacturer to obtain the proper drivers.
  11. Click on Next. You might be prompted to insert the Windows CD so the necessary files can be copied from it.
  12. Select the correct port from the available ports list box. The most commonly used ports are LPT1 and COM1 (or COM with some other number). Use LPT1 if your printer uses a parallel cable. If you need to use the COM, click on the Configure Port button. Use the documentation for your printer to determine the correct settings.
  13. Click on Next. A dialog box will appear.
  14. Accept the printer that defaults, or type in a new printer name. The name you choose will appear under the Printer icon and in program dialog boxes.
  15. Select "Yes" in the "Do you want Windows based programs to use this as the default printer?" field, if you want this printer to be your default printer.
  16. Click on Next.
  17. You will be prompted: "Would you like to print a test page?" Select "Yes."
  18. Click on Finish. After a minute or two, your test page should print

How do I cancel a print job?

To cancel a print job:

  1. Click on the Start button. The Start menu will appear.
  2. Highlight Settings. A submenu will appear.
  3. Click on Printers. The Printer control panel will appear.
  4. Double-click on the printer to which you sent the print jobs. The Printer window will open.
  5. Click on the job you want to stop. If you want to stop more than one job, hold down the Control key while you click on the additional jobs.
  6. Click on Document, which is located on the menu bar.
  7. Click on Cancel.

How do I cancel every print job?

To cancel every print job :

  1. Click on the Start button. The Start menu will appear.
  2. Highlight Settings. A submenu will appear.
  3. Click on Printers. The Printer control panel will appear.
  4. Double-click on the printer to which you sent the print jobs. The Printer window will open.
  5. Click on Printer, which is located on the menu bar.
  6. Click on Purge Print Documents.

How do I temporarily stop selected jobs from printing?

To temporarily stop selected jobs from printing:

  1. Click on the Start button. The Start menu will appear.
  2. Highlight Settings. A submenu will appear.
  3. Click on Printers. The Printer control panel will appear.
  4. Double-click on the printer to which you sent the print job. The Printer window will open.
  5. Click on the document you want to pause. If you want to pause more than one document, hold down the Control key as you select the additional documents.
  6. Click on Document, which is located on the menu bar.
  7. Click on Pause Printing. A checkmark should appear next to Pause Printing.

How do I restart print jobs I temporarily stopped?

To restart a print job you temporarily stopped:

  1. Click on the Start button. The Start menu will appear.
  2. Highlight Settings. A submenu will appear.
  3. Click on Printers. The Printer control panel will appear.
  4. Double-click on the printer to which you sent the print job. The Printer window will open.
  5. Click on the documents you paused. If more than one document has been paused, hold down the Ctrl key as you click on the additional documents.
  6. Click on Document, which is located on the menu bar.
  7. Click on Pause Printing. The checkmark next to Pause Printing should disappear.

How do I temporarily stop all jobs from printing?

To temporarily stop all jobs from printing:

  1. Click on the Start button. The Start menu will appear.
  2. Highlight Settings. A submenu will appear.
  3. Click on Printers. The Printer control panel will appear.
  4. Double-click on the Printer to which you sent the print jobs. The Printer window will open.
  5. Click on Printer, which is located on the menu bar. A drop-down menu will appear.
  6. Click on Pause Printing. A checkmark should appear next to Pause Printing.

I temporarily stopped all of the print jobs, now I want to restart them. How do I do that?

To restart a print queue that has been stopped:

  1. Click on the Start button. The Start menu will appear.
  2. Highlight Settings. A submenu will appear.
  3. Click on Printers. The Printer control panel will appear.
  4. Double-click on the printer to which you sent the print job. The Printer window will open.
  5. Click on Printer, which is located on the menu bar. A drop-down menu will appear.
  6. Click on Pause Printing. The checkmark next to Pause Printing should disappear.
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