Using Task Manager.docx

Understand that with newer versions of windows the

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Understand that with newer versions of Windows, the system will conduct regular maintenance to keep the system running as optimally as it can. For example, system maintenance will automatically defragment your hard disc drives on a regular schedule. Down here, you can configure when that occurs by clicking on change maintenance or you can kick it off and manually start the maintenance process. Let's go back up to System and Security. Windows Firewall is used to configure the host based firewall that protects the system from unwanted connections.System is a really useful section of Control Panel. The system section of Control Panel provides youwith a lot of information about the computer itself, such as the version of Windows that you're running. It provides you with information about the processor that's installed in the system. It provides information about how much memory's installed in the system. Tells you whether you're running a 32- or 64-bit version of Windows. Your computer name. Whether or not your copy of Windows is currently activated. You can also configure your remote access settings and system protection settings as well. Go up a level. Under power options, you select a power plan to use for your system.Under file history, you configure and turn on file history. Backup and restore allows you to create a traditional backup of your system. BitLocker Drive Encryption allows you to encrypt a hard disk drive using BitLocker to protect its contents. Storage spaces allows you to define a storage pool then create storage spaces within that pool. You can also configure work folders. And a tool that you'll probably use quite a bit down here, is administrative tools. Under administrative tools, you find a whole bunch of different system management tools that you can use, such as launching your local security policy editor, viewing your system configuration, viewing system information, running your Task Scheduler, running Disk Cleanup, defragmenting your hard drive, accessing computer management, accessing your event logs, using event viewer and so on. Under network and Internet you have network and sharing center, where you manage your network connections. HomeGroup, where you configure your HomeGroup settings. And Internet options, where you configure how the Internet Explorer web browser will behave. Under hardware and sound, you can manage the devices in the system. Under Devices and Printers, you can configure printing. Under AutoPlay, you decide whether or not you want CDs and DVDs to automatically play when they're inserted in a drive. Understand you can configure what sound you want the system to play for certain events. Power options is the same as the power options found over here under system and security.You can pick a power plan to use. And under display we can configure our display resolution. Under Programs, we can install or uninstall applications off the system.
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  • Spring '14
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