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What is a wizard in computer software?

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October 26, 2009 2:58AM

A wizard is a program designed to help the user accomplish a task, particularly if they have never done it before. The wizard will prompt them with several simple questions to help them achieve some tasks. They are often used for installing software, since making the necessary changes to the registry or checking for necessary libraries may be too difficult for most users. They are also used for setting up templates in many office applications.