Preparation for OS Installations Lesson 3 Created by: Meadowbank IT
Agenda Preparation for an OS Installation OS Installation Methods Identifying Upgrade Paths Windows Client OS Editions Windows Server OS Editions Preparing for Windows 10 Client Installation Windows 10 Upgrade vs. Migrate Preparing for Windows Server OS Installation Application Compatibility Product Identification Keys
Preparing for an OS Installation 1. Checking Hardware & Software 2. Backup Data 3. Installation of OS 4. Configure OS 5. Conduct a Test 6. Provide Training
Preparation for Installation Created by: Meadowbank IT This involves : • Making sure the computer meets or exceeds the minimum requirements • Ensuring that all equipment is operating correctly • Having all OS installation media available • Understanding the general features of the OS you are installing so you can decide which modules to install or omit • Having device drivers that might not be included with the OS installation files • Having accurate information available about your computer and peripheral devices • Being aware of network environment in which you are installing the OS Guide to Operating Systems, 5th Edition
What other information is required? Created by: Meadowbank IT During the installation, you may need to provide: • Where (in which drive, folder, or path) to install the OS and what to name the folder that contains the OS • What type of installation you wish to perform (Custom or Upgrade) • Information about you, your company, and your computer (computer or workgroup name) • Licensing information verifying your right to install the OS • Which components of the OS you want to install Guide to Operating Systems, 5th Edition
1. Checking Hardware & Software Created by: Meadowbank IT • If your organization supports many computers, consider keeping an inventory of the hardware • Make sure that the current drivers for I/O devices and storage media work with the new version • Keep detailed records of custom software settings (changes in the default settings) • Determine what software is used on systems prior to an upgrade so you make sure it is compatible with new OS Guide to Operating Systems, 5th Edition
32-bit & 64-bit Computing Support Created by: Meadowbank IT 32-bit version Limited to addressing 4 GB of RAM 64-bit version Supports up to 2048 GB of RAM Has a greater theoretical limit for processing data, which may allow it to complete calculations faster than a 32-bit version Microsoft Specialist Guide to Microsoft Windows 10 (Exam 70-697, Configuring Windows Devices)
2. Backup Data Created by: Meadowbank IT • Backup involves, copying files from a computer system to another medium, such as tape, DVD, another hard drive, or a removable drive • Most operating systems have a backup utility • Consider this when backing up your information: Close all open windows and save files Make sure you have the software to restore the backups under both the new and old OS Make sure you make a full backup of the system Guide to Operating Systems, 5th Edition
3. Installation of OS
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