1.0 Operating Systems

1.2 Given a scenario, install, and configure the operating system using the most appropriate method.

  • Boot methods

    • USB

    • CD-ROM

    • DVD

    • PXE

  • Type of installations

    • Creating image

    • Unattended installation

    • Upgrade

    • Clean install

    • Repair installation

    • Multiboot

    • Remote network installation

    • Image deployment

  • Partitioning

    There are two types of partitions, primary and extended. A primary partition is one into which you can install the files needed to load an operating system. A primary partition is formatted for a particular file system and is assigned a drive letter. Having multiple primary partitions enables you to install and start operating systems that do not use the same file system. You can have as many as four primary partitions on a hard disk.

    You can have one extended partition on a hard disk. An extended partition is effectively a logical disk. Unlike a primary partition, you do not format the extended partition, nor does it get assigned a drive letter. Instead, you can create one or more logical drives within the extended partition, and each logical drive is assigned a drive letter. You format each logical drive for a particular file system. An extended partition is a method for configuring a hard disk into more than four logical areas. If you have an extended partition on the disk, you can have up to three primary partitions.

    • Dynamic

    • Basic

    • Primary

    • Extended

    • Logical

  • File system types/formatting

    • FAT

    • FAT32

    • NTFS

    • CDFS

    • Quick format vs. full format

  • Load alternate third party drivers when necessary

  • Workgroup vs. Domain setup

  • Time/date/region/language settings

  • Driver installation, software and windows updates

  • Factory recovery partition


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