55 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>42 hey, sorry for the late response
I don't think there's much to learn when it comes to windows, the only things I can really offer are a bunch of tips.
- So instead of having a "bin" folder, 7 at least has a number of indexed directories in a file called the "path", which can be displayed with the "path" command* in the prompt. By default, I think the only location in there will be ...\Windows\System32, the basic install directory, but by now it'll probably be full of a whole bunch of crap. You should probably know this already, but that basically means that just by typing in the name of an exe, you can load a program up, though that isn't always going to work. That can be edited in a menu called "Environment Variables", and the easiest way to access that seems to be bringing up the start menu and looking for "systempropertiesadvanced.exe"
*(this is NOT a program, please do not type path.exe like I just did like an idiot because it seems to rewrite the path and I think I'm screwed if I turn my computer off)
- I kill the program explorer.exe (I do it from taskmgr, I think trying to do it in CMD will just be interpreted as a shutdown signal) because it looks cooler and because explorer uses a surprisingly high amount of memory. It has a number of drawbacks, like explorer making no noises (this means no "beep"s with a lot of programs, as well), no battery alarms, no clock (you can look at the time with the command time /t), no tray programs or interacting with Windows IME while it's inside of the taskbar and your desktop icons will be at the default size when you start it up again. If you haven't registered a program in your path yet, you can load a little instance of explorer without getting your desktop back by typing explorer (directory. If you screw up and close your CMD window, you can always use alt control delete to bring up the task manager, and run it from there (file -> new task)
- Window's programs and command options start with /, but - will work a lot of the time anyway
- Just look up a batch tutorial or something if you want to learn DOS syntax better, I can't really help there though because I'm just a glorified ricer really
- Look up a bunch of keybinds. With windows, you can access the current window's menu (usually you'd click on the icon on the top left corner) by holding down alt and pressing space. A character under each option will be underlined, showing you faster ways to use them (N to minimise the window, E then L to scroll up or down in CMD, etc.). If you're using a more technical program like a media player or a text editor, you can also just press alt to access the lower menu there. Another really handy one is shift + F10, which brings up the context menu of a selected file
I think that's everything I wanted to get out, good luck. By the way, 7 has a "classic" 98 theme which I'm using, but I'm guessing you knew that already
>>49 I have been bested.