Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Post-Installation tasks, part of CompTIA A+ (220-902) Cert Prep: 2 Putting Pieces Together.
- Yay!…I have just completed my first installation of Windows.…Now, just because Windows has installed successfully,…that doesn't mean the installation is done.…In this episode, I want to cover post-installation tasks,…those many things that you need to do…once Windows is installed to get the system…that you need up and running…and probably the first place to start,…certainly the most important place to start,…is let's check our drivers.…Today's versions of Microsoft Windows do a pretty good job…of recognizing the hardware on your system…and installing the built-in Windows drivers,…but it's never a guarantee.…
So the first thing I do after a Windows installation…is I'm gonna run over to Device Manager…and see how well Windows did…recognizing the devices on my system.…So here are are.…Oh and by the way I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro here.…So as I go into Device Manager,…I'm gonna notice that there is one device here…called Base System Device that wasn't recognized by Windows…and that's where the optical media that comes…
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