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Windows Tutorial 9 Maintaining Hardware and Software. Objectives. Back up and restore files Create a system restore point Install and uninstall software Set default programs Maintain hard disks Enable and disable hardware devices Install and update device drivers

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Windows tutorial 9 maintaining hardware and software

Windows Tutorial 9Maintaining Hardware and Software


Objectives
Objectives

  • Back up and restore files

  • Create a system restore point

  • Install and uninstall software

  • Set default programs

  • Maintain hard disks

  • Enable and disable hardware devices

  • Install and update device drivers

  • Adjust monitor settings and set up multiple monitors

  • Install and set up printers

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Managing data and software
Managing Data and Software

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Backing up files
Backing Up Files

  • Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click Backup and Restore

  • Click Set up backup or click the Back up now button

  • Follow the steps in the wizard. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation

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Backing Up Files

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Backing Up Files

  • Where to Save Your Backup File:

    • Internal hard drive

    • External hard drive

    • USB flash drive

    • Writeable disc

    • Network folder

  • Back up files

  • System image

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Backing Up Files

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Restoring files and folders
Restoring Files and Folders

  • You restore files using the Restore Files Wizard, which you also start from the Backup and Restore window

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Managing software
Managing Software

  • To save system files without affecting your personal files, you can use System Restore

  • Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click System

  • In the left pane, click System protection to open the System Properties dialog box

  • Click the System Protection tab, if necessary, and then click the Create button

  • Enter a description to help you identify the restore point, and then click the Create button

  • Click the Close button

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Creating a system restore point
Creating a System Restore Point

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Installing software
Installing Software

  • You can install software from at least three locations: from a CD or DVD, Web site, or network folder

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Uninstalling a software program
Uninstalling a Software Program

  • Click the Start button on the taskbar, then click Uninstall a program

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Setting default programs
Setting Default Programs

  • You can set default programs by using the Default Programs tool in the Control Panel

    • Program that opens when you select a specific file type

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Managing hardware
Managing Hardware

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Maintaining hard disks
Maintaining Hard Disks

  • Viewing Hard Disk Properties

    • Click the Start button, and then click Computer

    • Right-click a hard disk in the Computer window

    • Click Properties on the shortcut menu

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Checking for partitions
Checking for Partitions

  • A partition (sometimes called a volume) is part of a hard disk that works like a separate disk

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Deleting unnecessary files with disk cleanup
Deleting Unnecessary Files with Disk Cleanup

  • In the Local Disk (C:) Properties dialog box, click the General tab

  • Click the Disk Cleanup button

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Checking a hard disk for errors
Checking a Hard Disk for Errors

  • In the Local Disk (C:) Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab

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Defragmenting a disk
Defragmenting a Disk

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Working with devices and drivers
Working with Devices and Drivers

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Enabling and disabling devices
Enabling and Disabling Devices

  • Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click Device Manager in the System category. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation

  • Expand the list of devices as necessary, and then click a device

  • If the device is disabled, click the Enable button on the toolbar to enable it. If the device is enabled, click the Disable button on the toolbar to disable it

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Enabling and Disabling Devices

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Maintaining your monitor
Maintaining Your Monitor

  • Brightness and contrast

  • Display resolution

    • Native resolution

  • Color settings

  • Screen refresh rate

  • Screen text and icons

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Adjusting the display refresh rate
Adjusting the Display Refresh Rate

  • Right-click the desktop, and then click Screen resolution on the shortcut menu

  • Click the Advanced settings link

  • Click the Monitor tab

  • Click the Screen refresh rate button, and then click a refresh rate

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Setting up multiple monitors
Setting Up Multiple Monitors

  • Physically connect the additional monitor to your computer

  • Click the Extend option

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Setting Up Multiple Monitors

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Installing and setting up a printer
Installing and Setting Up a Printer

  • Follow the printer manufacturer’s instructions to connect the printer to your computer

  • If Windows does not automatically detect the printer and install its drivers, click the Start button, and then click Devices and Printers

  • Click the Add a printer button on the toolbar

  • In the Add Printer Wizard, click Add a local printer

  • Click the Next button to accept the existing printer port

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Installing and Setting Up a Printer

  • Select the printer manufacturer and the printer name, and then click the Next button

  • Enter a printer name, and then click the Next button

  • Click the Finish button

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Installing and Setting Up a Printer

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