Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing Windows, part of CompTIA A+ (220-902) Cert Prep: 2 Putting Pieces Together.
- Let's go through the process…of actually installing Windows.…Now, I've got a system here.…It's got a blank hard drive,…there's absolutely nothing on it.…I'm gonna use Windows 8.1 in this particular example.…So I've got installation media of Windows 8.1.…And we are gonna go through the process of installing.…Now, the A+ covers a number…of different versions of Windows,…starting with Vista, seven, eight, 8.1,…and while they're not gonna quiz you…on exactly how each one of these versions…tells you how to do stuff during the install,…there are certain common features.…
So, while I'm gonna be doing this in 8.1,…I assure you that the screens…that you see when you're installing…almost any version of Windows,…are going to be the same.…Now, when I say the same,…they're not gonna be in the same order,…they tend to be laid out a little bit differently,…later versions are prettier,…but they do ask the same questions.…So, let's go ahead and start a Windows installation,…and obviously this would normally take quite a while,…
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.
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- Working with RAM
- Choosing a power supply
- Understanding portioning
- Implementing hard drives
- Configuring USB
- Building a PC
- Installing Windows