Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring USB, part of CompTIA A+ (220-902) Cert Prep: 2 Putting Pieces Together.
- 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 dumaflache 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 root 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 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 wanna 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…
In Part 2, Mike Meyers helps you understand all the pieces that comprise the modern computer: RAM, power supplies, hard drives, and peripherals. Though 220-902 focuses on operating systems and software, a solid foundation in hardware will help you understand how all the pieces fit together. In Chapter 5, Mike shows how to build a basic PC, and install a fresh copy of Windows.
Details about the CompTIA A+ certification and the exam blueprints can be found at https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/a.
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- Working with RAM
- Choosing a power supply
- Understanding portioning
- Implementing hard drives
- Configuring USB
- Building a PC
- Installing Windows