Windows XP is one of the most popular operating systems around, and a CompTIA A+ certified professional will certainly be installing and managing many Windows XP desktops. In this video, we’ll step through a complete installation of Windows XP from beginning to end.
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The Windows Vista operating system takes a departure from previous Windows versions with a streamlined installation process. In this video, we’ll take you from beginning to end with a clean install of Windows Vista on one of our virtual machines.
Although the topic of virtual machines isn’t part of the CompTIA A+ requirements, using a VM on your computer can really make a difference when studying about Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. In this video, you’ll learn about virtual machines, configure a VM, and you’ll learn some tips for running multiple virtual machines on your desktop.
If you look closely at a motherboard, you’ll see interfaces, connections, and many different chipsets. In this module, you’ll learn about these various chipsets and their interrelations.
RAID arrays are common ways to provide high-throughput and redundancy for groups of hard drives. In this module, you’ll learn how the different RAID technologies can be used to build large-scale storage infrastructures. You’ll also learn the advantages and disadvantages of the different RAID technologies and how hardware and software RAID compares.
Are you ready to install Windows? Before you start an install or upgrade, you’ll need to consider backups, hardware requirements, file system types, and installation methods. In this video, you’ll learn everything you’ll need to make your installation work flawlessly.
File management of the Windows operating system is a mix of files, folders, attributes, and permissions. In this video, you’ll learn about Windows file systems, the structure of directories, and how files are named and managed. << Previous Video: Command Line UtilitiesNext: Planning a Windows Installation >>
There is a wealth of Windows utilities that can be run directly from the command line or launched from the Start menu. In this video, we’ll examine utilities like telnet, ping, msconfig, dxdiag, and many more.
The graphical Windows environment contains many different interface features that allow access to the powerful features of the operating system. In this module, you’ll learn how to recognize and use the most common Windows user interface features such as Windows Explorer, Control Panel, the Microsoft Management Console, and many others. << Previous Video: Operating SystemsNext: …
The operating system is the fundamental software component of any computer. In this video, you’ll learn the fundamentals of operating systems and the requirements for Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.