Setting Up and Configuring a PC Course

Explore the details of PC setup and configuration.

16 minutes

Course description

Getting ready to use a PC means setting up and configuring it before you can get anything done. In this course, you’ll explore the details of setup and configuration: preparing the work area, setting up a desktop PC and completing a desktop PC. This course also includes details about data loss and hotkeys.


Ask Me Anything About Setting up and Configuring a PC

Video - 00:09:00

In this episode, Scott drivers, setting up a laptop, setting up a PC, power strips versus surge protectors and uninstalling software.
Completing PC Setup

Video - 00:04:00

In this episode, Scott moves through the final setup tasks, personalizing and updating the PC.
Setting up a Desktop PC

Video - 00:01:00

In this episode, Scott explains the first steps needed to set up a new PC.
Preparing the Work Area

Video - 00:02:00

In this episode, Scott discusses topics related to productivity, such as temperature and ergonomics.

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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