What parts do all computers have?

Computers are made up of two basic parts – hardware and software.

  • Hardware is any physical part of the computer – such as a monitor, mouse, hard drive etc.

  • Software is any set of instructions that tells the hardware what to do. Without the software telling it and guiding it in what to do the hardware is useless. An example of software might be a web browser, a game or an application such as Microsoft Word.
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