Building a PC Course

Improve your knowledge of booting, installing Windows, post-installation tasks and more.

55 minutes

Course description

There’s nothing like a bit of do-it-yourself, but building your own PC does come with some challenges. With this course, you’ll improve your knowledge of booting, installing Windows, post-installation tasks and more.


Windows Installation Options

Video - 00:07:00

There are many versions of Windows created over the years —can an older version of Windows upgrade to a newer version?
Post-Installation Tasks

Video - 00:12:00

There are several steps that must take place after the Windows operating system is installed to get the system up to speed and ready to work.
Installing Windows

Video - 00:12:00

There’s more than one way to install Windows and a good tech understands all of them.
Boot from Everything

Video - 00:12:00

If there’s no OS installed, or the installation is broken, you can pop in a bootable device; if you don't have one, you can make your own.
The Right PC for the Job

Video - 00:13:00

A tech should understand some of the more common desktop PC systems and know the hardware requirements for those jobs.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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