Windows Basics

In order to use AutoPlay Media Studio to its full potential, you need to have a solid understanding of some basic (and a few not-so-basic) Windows concepts. This chapter is meant to serve as a quick overview of these Windows basics, to help you gauge your current level of knowledge, and to establish some of the terminology used in the AutoPlay Media Studio documentation.

If you need further help on these subjects, please consult your Windows documentation.

Mouse Maneuvers

Files, Folders and Paths


Shortcut Folders

File Associations

The Registry

Command Line Arguments

The Windows Clipboard

The AutoRun Feature

CRC Values