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  1. Laptop MaintenanceDisk Cleanup on a PC

  2. Focusing Questions • What is a Disk Cleanup? • What are temporary files? • How does Disk Cleanup help a laptop operate better? • Why should the screensaver be disabled? • What are the steps to disable the screensaver? • What are the steps to a Disk Cleanup? • How can we assist others to independently utilize Disk Cleanup on their laptops?

  3. Instruction

  4. Framing The Session • One of the common complaints that students have about their school’s technology, many times it does not work. • Due to heavy usage everyday, laptops will begin to breakdown. • Today, we going to learn how to do a Disk Cleanup on laptops and share that information with other students.

  5. Teaching • It is important that laptops are operating properly. The only way that can happen is that basic steps are taken to maintain these laptops. Today, we will learn how to do a Disk Cleanup on a laptop. • Let’s get started with vocabulary …

  6. Teaching • Vocabulary: • Disk Cleanup – a procedure that is used to remove unneeded files that might slow down the computer. • Temporary files – these are files that are created by a variety of software to handle temporary data storage or help run programs. • Now let’s get started with disabling the screensaver to do our work. • When the screensaver engages, it can sometimes interrupt a utility when it is working; therefore, it is better to disable it.

  7. Disable the Screensaver • Right click on the desktop • Window will appear … click on Properties. • Click the Screensaver Tab • Find Screensaver drop down window and Scroll . • Click on “None”. • Click OK You are now ready to service your computer.

  8. Disable the Screensaver • Right click on the desktop • Window will appear … click on Properties • Click the Screensaver Tab. • Find Screensaver drop down window and Scroll . • Click on “None”. • Click OK You are now ready to service your computer.

  9. Disable the Screensaver • Right click on the desktop • Window will appear … click on Properties • Click the Screensaver Tab • Find Screensaver drop down window and Scroll . • Click on “None”. • Click OK You are now ready to service your computer.

  10. Disable the Screensaver • Right click on the desktop • Window will appear … click on Properties • Click the Screensaver Tab • Find Screensaver drop down window and Scroll . • Click on “None”. • Click OK You are now ready to service your computer.

  11. Disable the Screensaver • Right click on the desktop • Window will appear … click on Properties • Click the Screensaver Tab • Find Screensaver drop down window and Scroll . • Click on “None”. • Click OK. You are now ready to service your computer.

  12. Disk Cleanup does exactly that. It cleans up the hard drive and removes all unnecessary files. You will find Disk Cleanup under System Tools in All Programs in the Start Menu. Click Start. Disk Cleanup

  13. Disk Cleanup • Click All Programs • Scroll to Accessories and click on Accessories • Scroll to System Tools and click on System Tools • Click on Disk Clean up

  14. Click All Programs Scroll to Accessories and click on Accessories Scroll to System Tools and click on System Tools Click on Disk Clean up Disk Cleanup

  15. Click All Programs Scroll to Accessories and click on Accessories Scroll to System Tools and click on System Tools Click on Disk Clean up Disk Cleanup

  16. Click All Programs Scroll to Accessories and click on Accessories Scroll to System Tools and click on System Tools Click on Disk Clean up Disk Cleanup

  17. The computer is now assessing how much space will be made by the disk cleanup. Disk Cleanup

  18. To get the maximum space cleaned out, check all boxes that have more than 0 KB. Click OK Disk Cleanup

  19. You will be asked if you want to delete those files Click Yes Disk Cleanup

  20. The cleanup now begins When it stops, you are finished. Be sure to enable your screensaver. Disk Cleanup

  21. Guided Practice • Now that you have been shown the procedure, it is your turn to try it. • Perform each step slowly. • Think it through.

  22. Work Time

  23. Work Time • It’s time to try it on your own. You will pair up with a partner and for the next 30 minutes practice showing others how to do a Disk Cleanup on a laptop so they can do it independently. • When the 30 minutes are up, we will come back together and discuss what you learned.

  24. Work Time • Step 1 – Students … decide which partner will be the iSquader and the Student. • Step 2 - The iSquader will ask the Student what they know about doing a Disk Cleanup on a computer. • Step 3 - The iSquader will explain the vocabulary terms to the Student. • Step 4 - The iSquader will explain to the Student the purpose of each of the procedures. • Step 5 - The iSquader will walk the Student through each step of Disk Cleanup. • Step 6 - When the activity is completed, the iSquader will have the Student review the steps of a Disk Cleanup again. • Step 7 - Reverse Roles

  25. Share

  26. Share • Now let’s do a follow up to what we have learned today: • We learned how to do a Disk Cleanup. • We learned the purpose of a Disk Cleanup. • We learned what temporary files are. • We learned how to disable a screensaver. • We learned how to show others how to do a Disk cleanup.

  27. Share Let’s Review … • What is a Disk Cleanup? • What are temporary files? • How does Disk Cleanup help a laptop operate better? • Why should the screensaver be disabled? • What are the steps to disable the screensaver? • What are the steps to a Disk Cleanup? • How can we assist others to independently do a Disk Cleanup?

  28. What is a Disk Cleanup? • Answer: A procedure that is used to remove unneeded files that might slow down the computer.

  29. What are temporary files? • Answer: These are files that are created by a variety of software to handle temporary data storage or help run programs.

  30. How does Disk Cleanup help a laptop operate better? • Answer: By removing unneeded files will help allow the laptop to run at peak efficiency.

  31. Why should the screensaver be disabled? • Answer: When the screensaver goes engages, it can interrupt a utility when it is working.

  32. What are the steps to disable the screensaver? • Answer: • Right click anywhere on the desktop and a window appear. • Click on Properties • Click on Screensaver • Scroll to find “None” … click on it • Click OK

  33. What are the steps to do a Disk Cleanup? • Answer: • Click Start • Click All Programs • Click Accessories • Click System Tools • Click Disk Cleanup • A window will open asking which you wish to clean … you want the C drive. • Check all boxes to remove all excess files (you do not need to view files). • Depending on the amount of files that need to be removed, will control the time that it takes to complete the process ( Normally expect approx. 5 minutes) • When completed … clickOK.

  34. How can we assist others to independently do a Disk Cleanup? • Share what worked for you and your partner.