Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Media sources, part of CompTIA A+ (220-902) Cert Prep: 2 Putting Pieces Together.
- If you're gonna be installing Windows,…you need some form of installation media.…Now, traditionally with Windows, we've used optical media,…we've been using it since, well, a long, long time ago.…And there's nothing wrong with optical media…in and of itself, except for, well, a couple of things.…Number one, if you ever have to reinstall Windows,…I hope you still got this optical media,…otherwise you're in trouble.…Optical media in my case tends to disappear a lot.…Optical media gets scratched.…And then on top of that, optical media is relatively slow.…
So what I want to do is talk about different types…of media sources for a Windows installation.…And optical media is certainly one of them,…and there's nothing wrong with that,…but I want to give you some other ideas.…In particular I wanna introduce you…to the concept of an ISO.…And ISO is a block-by-block copy…of traditionally optical media.…In fact, the term ISO comes from a standard called…ISO9660, which defined how you stored data on optical media.…Now, ISOs transcend way past optical media,…
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