Setting Up and Configuring a PC

Explore the details of PC setup and configuration.

4 videos  //  16 minutes of training

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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.

Course syllabus

Preparing the Work AreaDuration: 1:54

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

Setting up a Desktop PCDuration: 1:23

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

Completing PC SetupDuration: 4:13

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

Ask Me Anything About Setting up and Configuring a PCDuration: 8:42

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

Meet the author

Scott Jernigan

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Scott Jernigan is editor-in-chief for Total Seminars, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations. Scott has been involved in the computer, network and IT industry since 1996 as a technician, instructor, editor, author and speaker.

Scott has written, edited, and contributed to dozens of books on computer literacy, hardware, operating systems, networking and certification. His latest book is Computer Literacy: Your Ticket to IC3 Certification. Scott co-authored the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, the Mike Meyers A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs and the CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals All-in-One Exam Guide. Scott has taught computer classes all over the U.S., including stints at the United Nations and the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. 

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