Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Processes, part of CompTIA A+ (220-902) Cert Prep: 3 Windows Basics.
- In Microsoft Windows, everything that's running…on your computer is a process.…However, there are applications and there are services.…Let's make sure we understand the difference.…So, looking back here on RAM,…I've got lots of processes running,…and some of these processes are Microsoft Word…or World of Warcraft, or Photoshop,…whatever I might want to be running…at any given moment,…but there's also a lot of processes running…that really don't need an interface.…Now, if you're gonna play World of Warcraft,…it's a lot of fun to actually see what's happening, right?…But if you take a look,…I've got a process here that's a print spooler.…
The only thing he's doing is he intercepts print jobs…and sends 'em off to a printer.…In general, he doesn't need an interface.…I need to be able to click on File, Print,…within Microsoft Word for it to print,…but I don't need to actually see the print spooler.…So what we have are applications,…which are things that we see,…and then all of these hidden programs,…which we call services.…
Part 3 covers the Windows operating system: all the basics you need to know to troubleshoot the inside of a PC. Author and CompTIA expert Mike Meyers takes a look under the hood at the processes, services, and tasks and provides an overview of user management, which is one of the foundations of Windows security. In Chapter 3, you'll learn some techniques for maintaining and optimizing the performances of Windows, including backup and restore procedures. Every lesson maps to a question in the critical Windows domain—an estimated 30% of the exam.
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- What is the Windows registry?
- Understanding the boot process
- Using the Windows 8 Task Manager
- Creating and managing users
- Working in the Microsoft Management Console
- Installing and uninstalling programs
- Backing up and restoring Windows