Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Windows upgrade paths, part of CompTIA A+ (220-902) Cert Prep: 2 Putting Pieces Together.
- Woohoo!…A new version of Windows has come out once again.…One of the great things about being in the business…as long as I have,…is I've gone through many, many, many…new versions of Windows.…And when a new version of Windows comes out well by golly,…I want to upgrade to that version of Windows on my system.…Now, the CompTIA A plus is going to be challenging you…with a number of questions that are asking you…if you have this type of Windows system,…can you upgrade to that kind of Windows system.…And that's pretty much what…this entire episode is all about.…Upgrading different versions of Windows…to other versions of Windows.…
Now, when you're upgrading you really only have two choices.…First of all, you can do what's known as a clean install.…Now when I say a clean install,…you're pretty much taking a flamethrower to your hard drive,…wiping it clean, and putting a new version of Windows on it.…So with a clean install you can pretty much upgrade…anything to anything.…In fact, you can downgrade if you want to.…
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.
- Working with RAM
- Choosing a power supply
- Understanding portioning
- Implementing hard drives
- Configuring USB
- Building a PC
- Installing Windows