Control Panel, System, general tab.
Accessories, System Tools, System Information.
Winver from the windows install folder/system32 folder, windows explorer (My
Computer) or run command.
If Help and Support Information is available from the Start Button
implementation, try input appropriate wording for suitable feedback.
Overriding the video setup may be locked out for users. Easy to get around
if Home version XP per default administrator password in safe mode. If you
don't know or can't find that info for XP Home version, suggest that maybe
you're not what you contend to be regarding experience level. And, if
appropriate depending on the implementation of video drivers.
I'm running on my daughter's computer. Actually, her husband thinks
its his computer and he "benevolently" allows her, their kids and me
to use it. He fancies himself a computer wizard. I'm a retired
computer consultant with decades of experience in programming on
various Win platforms.
I''d like to confirm that this computer's running XP and determine the
Service Pqck level installed. I've forgotten how to do that, and may
not even be able to since I'm running on my daughter's account and she
doesn't have Admin privileges.
Also the default colors are poorly chosen, e.g. the scrollbar is
indistinguishable on some windows because the colors are 'washed
out." I expect I'll be able to change them on my daughter's account
notwithstanding the default settings for the system.
Any advice, even just links to relevant pages would be most