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What Is A Start Button?

Zel writes:

When I see instructions for Windows 7, often times it will say to use the “start button.” I always thought the “start button” was the button that turned the power off and on. But when I press that, the computer just restarts. Is this button on the computer or somewhere on the keyboard? Is it found only on lap tops? Your assistance would be much appreciated.

Zel, the Start Button isn’t a physical button, but just the name given to an icon that access a menu in Windows 7. You’ll find it in the lower-left of your Windows 7 computer.

Click on it and you’ll see a your recently used programs, a menu with shortcuts to important functions on your computer and a search box at the bottom that will allow you to search for things on your PC.

~ Cynthia