Access the Start Menu During
Full-Screen Setups In XP
When you install new software on your machine, it is highly recommended to close
down all of your currently running programs in case the setup program needs to
modify key operating system files. To encourage this, many setup programs go
into full-screen mode, hiding your taskbar.
If during a setup, however, you absolutely have to run another piece of software
or look through your hard drive for files, go ahead and press the Windows key on
your keyboard. Or, if you do not have such a key (it looks like a Windows logo),
hold down the CONTROL key and press ESC. More often than not, the "Start" menu
will appear, allowing you to run software, access files, connect to the
Internet, etc. Note that once you select an option from the "Start" menu, the
menu may disappear again. Just perform the same above tasks to get it to
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