Week Nine Lecture - A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining...

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A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e Chapter 12 Installing Windows
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A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 2 Objectives How to plan a Windows installation How to install Windows Vista How to install Windows XP How to install Windows 2000
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A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 3 How to Plan a Windows Installation Situations requiring a Windows installation – New hard drive – Existing Windows version corrupted – Operating system Upgrade Decisions – Version to purchase – Hardware compatibility – Installation method – Decisions needed after installation has begun
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A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 4 Choose the Version of Windows Purchase options – Retail – Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Vista editions – Variety of consumer needs satisfied – All editions included on Vista setup DVD • Windows Anytime Upgrade feature
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A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 5 Table 12-1 Vista editions and their features
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A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 6 Choose the Version of Windows (cont’d.) Windows XP editions – Windows XP Home Edition – Windows XP Professional – Windows XP Media Center Edition • Enhanced edition of Windows XP Professional – Windows XP Tablet PC Edition • Designed for laptops and tablet PCs – Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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Choose the Version of Windows (cont’d.) Vista and XP 64-bit offerings – Ability to install more RAM Upgrade paths – Clean install or upgrade license A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 7 Table 12-2 Maximum memory supported by Windows editions
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Choose the Version of Windows (cont’d.) Vista minimum hardware requirements – Processor rated at least 800 MHz – 512 MB of RAM – SVGA video – 20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB free space – CD-ROM drive A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 8
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Choose the Version of Windows (cont’d.) Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate edition requirements – Processor rated at least 1 GHz (32-bit or 64-bit) – 1 GB of RAM – Video card or embedded video chip supporting: • DirectX 9 or higher • Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) – 128 MB of graphics memory – 40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB free space – DVD-ROM drive and Internet access A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 9
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Choose the Version of Windows (cont’d.) Windows Vista hardware compatibility issue – Manufacturers not producing Vista drivers for older devices – Check Windows Vista Compatibility Center – Run Vista Upgrade Advisor to check system – If unsure about devices working, dual boot – Before installing new operating system: • Verify device drivers for all critical devices A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 10
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A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 11 Choose the Method of Installation Installation method dependencies – Circumstances – Available hardware
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course CINT 210 taught by Professor Endris during the Spring '11 term at Ivy Tech Community College.

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