Chapter 7. Installing and Configuring Operating Systems

THE FOLLOWING COMPTIA A+ ESSENTIALS EXAM OBJECTIVES ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • 3.3 Explain the process and steps to install and configure the Windows OS

    • File systems

      • FAT32 vs. NTFS

    • Directory structures

      • Create folders

      • Navigate directory structures

    • Files

      • Creation

      • Extensions

      • Attributes

      • Permissions

    • Verification of hardware compatibility and minimum requirements

    • Installation methods

      • Boot methods such as CD, floppy or USB

      • Network installation

      • Install from image

      • Recover CD

      • Factory recovery partition

    • Operating system installation options

      • File system type

      • Network configuration

      • Repair install

    • Disk preparation order

      • Format drive

      • Partition

      • Start installation

    • Device manager

      • Verify

      • Install and update device drivers

      • Driver signing ...

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