Synopses & Reviews
SUPPORTING WINDOWS 7 is written for those entering the field of PC repair or those who are currently practicing as support technicians. This Windows 7 supplement is designed to be used in conjunction with A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC, 7TH EDITION or A+ GUIDE TO SOFTWARE, 5TH EDITION. This text covers the differences between Windows 7 and Vista and how to install and maintain Windows 7, including the improved Windows Back up utility, the Action Center, the system image, and tools for troubleshooting network connections. Coverage also includes Windows 7 security tools and techniques and how to troubleshoot Windows 7 start up errors and slowdowns. Each chapter ends with labs that focus on the support tools and techniques in Windows 7 that differ from Vista, and the Windows 7 content is mapped to CompTIA's 2009 A+ exam objectives. After completion of this text and the Windows content in either of the core books, the reader will be equipped to support all of the current Windows operating systems including Windows 7, Vista and XP.
Supporting Windows Vista provides an in-depth look at Microsoft's latest desktop and laptop operating system, Windows Vista. Topics covered include: installing Windows Vista, hardware and applications, setting up user accounts, customizing the desktop, configuring security options, monitoring performance, and troubleshooting startup problems. Written to help you easily integrate the new operating system and designed to accompany A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, Sixth Edition, and A+ Guide to Software, Fourth Edition, you will learn how to successfully install, maintain, secure and troubleshoot this new OS.
The Microsoft? Windows? Vista Guideis designed to introduce Vista to students familiar with Windows? XP. Extensive coverage includes features, user experience, and architecture of this new OS, as well as an in-depth look at installing, managing, supporting and troubleshooting Vista. Screenshots and hands-on projects guide students through installation, security settings, and maintenance of Windows? Vista. This exciting update edition prepares readers with the necessary information to upgrade to and work with the Vista OS.
About the Author
Jean Andrews has more than thirty years of experience in the computer industry, including more than thirteen years in the college classroom. She has worked in a variety of businesses and corporations designing, writing, and supporting application software; managing a PC repair help desk; and troubleshooting wide area networks. She has written numerous books on software, hardware, and the Internet, including the bestselling A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 6th Edition, and A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining and Troubleshooting, Fourth Edition. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Table of Contents
1. INSTALLING AND MAINTAINING WINDOWS 7. What's New with Window 7. Installing Windows 7. Windows 7 Action Center. Backing Up User Data and the System Image. 2. SECURING AND TROUBLESHOOTING WINDOWS 7. Windows 7 Utilities and Tools to Support the OS. Securing Windows 7 Resources. Solving Windows 7 Startup Problems. Appendix A. Labs for Chapter 1: Installing and Maintaining Windows 7. Lab 1.1: Determine Hardware Compatibility with Windows 7. Lab 1.2: Install or Upgrade to Windows 7. Lab 1.3: Navigate and Customize Windows 7. Lab 1.4: Manage Windows 7 Libraries. Lab 1.5: Download and Use Microsoft Security Essentials. Lab 1.6: Install and Use Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC. Appendix B. Labs for Chapter 2: Securing and Troubleshooting Windows 7. Lab 2.1: Identify a Hard Drive Bottleneck by Using Performance Tools. Lab 2.2: Demonstrate Homegroup Security. Lab 2.3: Use Advanced File and Folder Sharing. Lab 2.4: Create a Windows 7 Repair Disc. Lab 2.5: Explore the Repair Disc and the Windows Recovery Environment.