Introduction: Windows 7 Start Button

The Windows 7 Start button is a very useful tool in accessing the documents and files of your computer. In this article, I will explain how to use it effectively.

Step 1: Step 1: Materials

First of all, you need a computer running Windows 7. Any computer will do, except for a Mac.

Step 2: Step 2: Power Up Your Windows 7 Computer

But you probably already have, because your reading this off the internet..

Step 3: Step 3: Finding the Start Button

The start button is the blue, round button with the Windows flag. It is located on the bottom left corner of your screen.

Step 4: Step 4: Using the Start Button

By left-clicking on the Start Button, you will be greeted by a menu. This menu has many different features and all files on your computer can be accessed through the Start Button menu.

Step 5: Step 5: Finding Documents

With the Start Button menu displayed, click "Documents" on the right-side of the menu.

The Documents folder will then appear and you may browse that to find your Documents.

Step 6: Step 6: Finding Programs

With the Start Button menu displayed, click "All Programs" on the left side of the menu.

This will display a large list of programs/applications found on your computer. There's a lot of them, so you may want to explore a few of them.

Step 7: Step 7: Computer Modes

With the Start Button menu displayed, click the small arrow pointing to the right of your computer(may say "log-off", "Sleep" or "Shut Down",

A small tab will appear and you can choose to either Switch User, Lock, Hibernate, Log-off, Restart, Sleep or Shut Down.

Step 8: Step 8: Demonstrate Your Knowledge

To demonstrate your knowledge, quickly restart your computer using the Start Button