Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding partitioning, part of CompTIA A+ (220-902) Cert Prep: 2 Putting Pieces Together.
- In other episodes we talk about…how the file system talks directly…to the hard drive in order…to save our folders and files.…While that's technically correct,…I'm actually skipping a really important step,…and that's partitions.…In this episode, Understanding Partitions,…we're gonna see what these guys are all about.…So to get us started, what I've got here…is a trash, I mean a hard drive.…So what we do with hard drives is we store stuff in it.…For example I install my games into hard drives,…I copy all my files and folders into hard drives,…but that's only part of the game.…
You see, we need to do more with our hard drives than that.…For example, a lot of operating systems wanna…take a part of your hard drive and set it aside,…they wanna separate it from everything else…just so that they can install boot stuff.…Another example is a lot of operating systems…want to set aside a part of your hard drive…for repair and recovery.…And the other part is, is some people just like…to organize their drives into more than one physical drive.…
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