Maintaining and Optimizing Operating Systems Course

Get the most out of your OS with this course covering maintaining and optimizing operating systems, system restore, backing up your files and more.

44 minutes

Course description

It’s one thing to simply use a tool; it’s another thing entirely to know the tricks that make that tool give you the best possible results. With this course on maintaining and optimizing operating systems, you’ll look at patch management, working with disks and applications, system restore, backing up your files and the Task Scheduler tool.


Task Scheduler

Video - 00:07:00

Windows uses the Task Scheduler to automate processes such as backups and mass-storage maintenance.
Backing up Your Files

Video - 00:07:00

Windows has provided many different tools over the years to enable techs (and users) to back up important files, and a good tech knows these tools.
System Restore

Video - 00:05:00

The Windows System Restore utility gives techs the tool they need to fall back to a previous setting and get a system running again.
Working with Applications

Video - 00:07:00

Applications are the reason end users need a computer sitting on their desks in the first place, and a good tech knows how to properly install, maintain and repair applications.
Working with Disks

Video - 00:06:00

Mass storage devices need ongoing maintenance to ensure optimal operation.
Patch Management

Video - 00:11:00

The Windows Update tool will keep your operating system, device drivers and Microsoft applications up to speed.

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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