ITE6 - Chapter 5

Windows Installation  (Launch Chapter)
The operating system (OS) controls almost all functions on a computer. In this chapter, you learn about the components, functions, and terminology related to the Windows 8.x, Windows 7, and Windows Vista operating systems.



This chapter introduced computer operating systems. As a technician, you should be skilled at installing Windows operating systems.

  • Several different operating systems are available, and you must consider the customer’s needs and environment when choosing an OS.
  • The main steps in setting up a customer’s computer include preparing the drive, installing the OS, creating user accounts, and configuring installation options.