The operating system (OS) controls almost all functions on a computer. In this chapter, you will learn about the components, functions, and terminology related to the, Windows XP, and Windows 7 operating systems.
Chapter 5 is important because operating systems control most of the functions of a computer. Most software requires an OS to operate. Many of the common computer problems that technicians must solve are related to the OS and can be solved with the knowledge and skills developed in Chapter 5