Installing a Windows Operating System
Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy
Length of Class: 50 Minutes
Video Quality: Good
Familiarity with Using Windows
Purpose of Class
This class teaches students how to install a Windows Operating System. Although we demonstrate installing Windows Vista the same steps can be used for all Windows Operating Systems.
Configuring BIOS for Operating System Installation
Installing an Operating System
Installing Device Drivers
Installing Windows Updates
Installing an Operating System is very easy to do
All data on the computer will deleted during the operating system installation!
Make sure you have the right Operating System disk
Verify that both the optical and hard drives are detected.
Change the Boot Order so that the computer boots from the optical drive first
Make sure to press a key to start the process during bootup
Device Manager controls device drivers on Windows Operating Systems
To get to Device Manager -- Start Button - Right Click "Computer" or "My Computer" - Select "Manage" - Select "Device Manager"
Upgrade to Microsoft Update
NEVER download driver updates!!!
Installing Linux is very similar to installing Windows