Chapter 10. Maintaining Windows

This chapter covers the following A+ exam topics:

Updating Windows

Maintaining Hard Disks

You can find a master list of A+ exam topics in the “Introduction.”

This chapter covers CompTIA A+ 220-802 objectives 1.1, and 1.7.

Windows maintenance is important as a security precaution and as a way to prevent any strange and unforeseen issues that might occur. Bad guys are always finding ways to exploit Windows code, and as these exploits are discovered, Microsoft releases updates (also known as patches) to fix those issues.

Keeping up maintenance on the hard disk drives is one of the best things you can do for your computer. By maintaining the hard drive, you increase its lifespan and reduce the chance of corrupted ...

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