CHAPTER 11

Building a PC

In this chapter, you will learn how to

•   Research and spec out specialized PCs

•   Install and upgrade Windows

•   Describe Windows post-installation best practices

Techs build computers. We fix them too, of course, but very little beats the chance to show off our knowledge, research skill, and technical savvy like creating excellent custom PCs for clients.

This chapter puts together a lot of what you know about hardware from the previous ten chapters and layers on the essential component that makes Windows PCs so excellent: Windows. Let’s start with customized PCs for specialized jobs, then turn to installing and upgrading Windows. The final section covers post-installation tasks.

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