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To find which programs run at Startup

To find out which programs run when you start up your PC:

Click on Start, and type msconfig into the search box.  Then click on msconfig.exe.

The window which opens lists all the programs which run at start up; you can choose to disable individual programs, which may make startup quicker.

On Windows 8, open the Task Manager by holding down the Ctrl key, and the Alt key, and press the delete key.  Choose Task Manager. Choose the Start-up tab.

In Excel to Delete or Add (Insert) a row

To Delete a row in Excel:

In your open spreadsheet, find the row you want to delete, and highlight it :- to do this, move the cursor to the left hand edge of the spreadsheet, and click on the number of the row.  So in the picture below, to delete the row containing ‘Web Design’ click on the number 22 on the far left.insert delete

 

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Now, EITHER
right click with the mouse in the same place, and choose Delete
OR
go to the top ribbon and click on Delete

To add or Insert a row in Excel:

In your open spreadsheet, find the place where you want to add the row, and highlight the row below where you want the new one :- to do this, move the cursor to the left hand edge of the spreadsheet, and click on the number of the row.  So in the picture above, to add a new row above the row containing ‘Web Design’ click on the number 22 on the far left.

Now, EITHER
right click with the mouse in the same place, and choose Insert
OR
go to the top ribbon and click on Insert

To close down a program that has “hung”

From time to time, something on your PC may “hang” – it’s been sitting there for ages, nothing is happening, and you just want to stop the program or get a response somehow.  Try holding down the CTRL and ALT keys with your left hand, then press the delete key with your right hand.  This should open the Task Manager in a new window.  The Applications tab will show you a list of all the applications (programs) that are currently running.  Click on the one that has hung, and then click End Task.  Windows will then shut down the program.  You may get a warning that you could lose data by ending the task – you might – but it is probably still better to shut the program down if it’s been hung for a while.

Sometimes it can take a minute or two.