Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring USB devices, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 3: Peripherals and Building a PC.
- Configuring USB devices,…well in a perfect world…when everything's just right it's actually…a very easy process.…However, we're A technicians so we get to discuss…when things aren't so pretty.…The number one rule to installing a USB device…is always install the device driver first.…So whatever dumaflacher you get…be sure to take the device driver, plug it in,…install that before you actually plug in the device.…Also keep in mind that your motherboard has…all of your route hubs actually on the motherboard…and they need device drivers.…
So part of the normal installation of a new system…would be putting in those drivers first as well.…Okay, now assuming you've done all this…the first place to go to is device manager,…let's take a look.…So here I am in device manager…and what I want to do is right here,…you'll see where it says universal serial bus controllers.…Now as we open this up you'll actually see that we have…a number of different hubs.…Now it also sees,…actually this is actually a device…I think I have a thumb drive plugged in or something…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The third, peripherals and building a PC, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers discusses how to work with auxiliary devices, including media and accessories. He shows how to configure device behavior and manage the ports that support the peripheral devices. CD, DVD, Blu-ray, USB, flash media, FireWire, keyboards, mice, cameras, and webcams are all explored.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
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- Managing media and auxiliary devices
- Configuring device options
- Working with drives and ports to support peripherals
- Building the right PC for you