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Old 06-04-2011, 11:48 PM
 
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What version of Windows?
Windows 7 home premium
I'm using AbiWord. There is no familiar send-to option. Just save as, save, and save copy.
I also see no icon for a cd drive on my windows explorer.

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Old 06-05-2011, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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I'm a beginner after using a computer for fifteen years? You are too quick to assume too much my friend. What I am is unfamiliar with some of the new inovations since I was using a 1995 computer until a year or so ago. To be honest I prefer the old computers with their straightforward intuitive simplicity rather than this piece of crap.
No offense intended, but your question led me to assume otherwise.
I have to agree with Asheville. If the latest PC that you used was a 1995 model, a computer class might be beneficial. A 1995 model came with either Windows 95 or Windows 3.1. A lot of things have changed since. You have a lot of catching up to do. Floppies were the king of media back then. Recordable CD's are better for archiving, not so much for casual saving of documents. a $20 flash drive is the way to go if you just want to save documents directly from your word processor software.

Here's an article about computers from November, 1995.
Here Are New Computer Specs For Your Holiday Wish List - Chicago Tribune
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Look for a minimum 75-megahertz Pentium chip, though the 100-megahertz chip is your best bang for the buck.
Get at least a gigabyte of hard-disk space for an IBM-compatible machine and 700MB for a Macintosh.
The absolute minimum would be a megabyte of video RAM for both types of computers, which gives you the ability to see "true color" displays of 16.7 million colors.
Nearly every IBM-compatible computer comes with a quad-speed CD-ROM drive.
Most computers sold this season have 14,400-baud fax modems that are also capable of doubling as answering machines and speaker phones.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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Windows 7 home premium
I'm using AbiWord. There is no familiar send-to option. Just save as, save, and save copy.
I also see no icon for a cd drive on my windows explorer.
I'm guessing you either think you have a CD drive and don't, or there is a hardware problem. Figuring that you have a slot you're putting the CD's in then there might be a hardware problem since the drive isn't showing up in Explorer.

When you put a disc in the drive does a light on the drive blink?
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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No offense intended, but your question led me to assume otherwise.
Don't feel bad, I assumed the same thing, that's generally not a question asked by someone that has used a computer for 15 years.
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