7.1. Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining Personal Computer Components

As you study for this part, you'll want to reread Chapter 1, "Hardware," which you'll need to know for the Essentials exam; make certain you know each component's purpose and some of its basics. For example, understand the difference between memory types and be able to identify a memory card by sight.

7.1.1. Critical Information

This objective demands that you be able to add, remove, and configure a number of different devices. At some point, every computer will need to be upgraded. Upgrading usually means one of two things: replacing old technology with new technology or adding functionality to an existing system. An example of upgrading old technology is replacing ...

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