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Upgrading to Windows 2000

Are you planning to upgrade an older Windows operating system to Windows 2000? Before you begin, there are a few things you should consider. In this video, we’ll discuss Windows 2000 upgrade paths, things to consider before you upgrade, and we’ll walk through a live Windows 2000 upgrade process together.

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Installing Windows XP

Windows XP is the most popular operating system in the world, which makes it a critical part of the CompTIA A+ certification. In this video, you’ll learn about the installation requirements for Windows XP and watch as we step through a live Windows XP installation. The post-install process verifies the installation and discusses important post-install steps.

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Installing Windows 2000

Windows 2000 is still found in some of the largest networks in the world, so it’s important that a CompTIA A+ certified professional is comfortable supporting every aspect of this operating system. In this video, you’ll learn the requirements for a Windows 2000 installation and watch as we walk through a live Windows 2000 installation. After the installation is complete, we’ll verify a successful installation and discuss important post-installation steps.

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The Windows Boot Process

When most people start Windows, they see a graphical “splash” screen and a moving status bar. Under the surface, Windows is initializing hardware, loading configuration files, and handing off control to the Windows kernel. In this video, we’ll look at this process in-depth and review some utilities that can assist with troubleshooting the Windows startup process.

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Basic Windows OS Functionality

The Windows operating system is the core operating system used for the CompTIA A+ exam, so it’s important to understand the basic functionality of the user interface, the most common desktop icons, and some of the tools you’ll need to maintain personal computers. In this video, we’ll take you on a tour of some basic Windows operating system features and some OS tools that you’ll use often as a CompTIA A+ certified professional.

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