1 hour 53 minutes
Hello, everybody. And welcome back this and this lecture we're gonna be covering upgrading an operating system. Ah, this is going to continue our conversation on operating systems, at least in this section, and this should be a short lecture, but let's go ahead and dive right into it.
So when you're installing are upgrading an operating system before you go into the installing process, couple things you want to keep into consideration are the operating system requirements. So whenever I go and install a new operating system on my computer, the first thing I like to check
is to make sure that my computer is new enough or powerful enough in order to run the operative system requirements.
Thankfully, these days, most computers that we have if you bought something relatively decent unless
I don't know five years or so, you can run a lot of the operating systems that are modern and today standard. So, actually, when it comes to Lennox, um, there's a whole gambit of operating systems or distributions out there that you can run that are Lennox base,
Um, but if you're running a Mac or Windows, you may want to make sure that's your specs on your PC or on your Mac book or your Mac or any tough Mac that you own
is up to par in order to run the operating system that you want to run. For example, some of the operating systems get larger in space, so you want to make sure that you have a hard drive that's large enough for its That's fast enough for it.
RAM is another important factor and seep use another important factor because they determine the speed
and the ability to compute the processing in order to run. The service is in that operating system, and they help make the experience of the operating system or enjoyable, making sure that you're, uh, you're you're able to run applications on the operative system fast and efficiently
and do what you need to dio on your computer.
The hardware compatibility check is a great way to determine that s O. What you can do is you can run this on your workstation. It can run when you perform the upgrade. You can also run it manually before you install the When this operating system, there's many of them out there that you can use on the Internet.
Ah, some of them you can download. Some of them are baked into the installation media,
like a CD or USB key that you would be installing the operating system on another way to determine if your resource is our good enough on your computer. In order to run the operative system is to just review the back of the box or look on the Web site of the operating system.
For example, if you wanted to install when there's 10 on your computer, you could just search the Windows 10 operating system requirements and find out if that compares appropriately with what is running on your computer.
When you're installing an operating system, couple things you're gonna want to be prepared for or how you gonna partition your hard drive and be prepared to insert the license keys. If you're running windows, you're gonna need the license key in order to install.
If you're running Mac, you shouldn't need it because you'll probably be using that boots. And if you're running Lennox, there's no license. Keep because everything's free,
so just keep that into consideration. If you're running windows, you will have a license key
and last but not least, if you're running an application that you like a lot and it's old and may not be compatible with some of the newer operating systems out there, many of them are, especially if they're builds proprietary to your organizations use. So
you're gonna want to make sure that the operating system will be supported by the application where the application will be supported by the operating system. Either way, you look at it, you want to make sure that everything's gonna run flawlessly. There's been many times where that's did become an issue
When I was doing when the stent upgrades theat locations weren't ready for the Windows 10 push.
And so things started breaking for clients and we had Thio take them off when those 10 and back on Window seven, where the applications were able to run just fine. So keep that in mind when you're working out there on the fields. That may be an issue, and that may be a reason why you can't close that tickets.
Why would you wanna upgrade? Well, upgrading allows you to keep the files and APS that are already installed, basically, Ah, make make sure that you get the new features, new security, all that stuff. But you don't have to wipe everything. You keep it all there. It's it's all good. And you don't the back anything up even though I still recommend you. D'oh!
Um, installing is a little bit different. It wipes everything on the hard drive and gives you a clean slate to start with. Make sure you back up before you do that.
Um, it also allows you to maintain consistency. Customized configurations, uh, maybe things that you already had pre baked into your operating system. You don't want to change like you like your mouth speed. You like your school speed, all that stuff. You wanna make sure you keep it the same way. You like your color schemes, you're wallpapers.
Maybe the wallpapers might change. I don't know, but most of the settings
are gonna stay already pre configured, as you wanted to say. Something that you can do.
Released you can have with upgrading. If you have multiple user accounts on your workstation, those won't go anywhere as long as you upgrade. So no worries there. But if you install, you are wiping everything, so those will be gone
upgrading can also save hours of time. It allows you to avoid the application reinstall, but just make sure that the applications can run on the new operating system that you're upgrading to
the different types of installation. Out there, you have a clean install. You have unintended install and have an M place upgrade. We talked about these in the last lecture. Basically clean install. You wipe everything. You reinstall the operating system. You have a full clean workstation
unattended install as you'd answer some questions on the windows of file, and then it goes ahead and installs without any interruptions. And then, ah, in place upgrade allows you to upgrade the operative system but doesn't affect any of the APP store user profiles, anything like that configuration setting stuff like that
on the operating system. Good example of that would be upgrading from Windows seven to win this 10.
We had everything already set up on the work stations. Just press the button, it goes ahead and upgrades
and everything is still in place,
talking a little bit more about the different types of installations. You also have repair installations this lousy to fix any problems with the operating system. You have multi boot, which grants the ability to run two or more operating systems on a single computer. And then you have the recovery partition, which houses installation files
that's are needed in order to repair any of your operating system issues. So just keep that in mind. You will get some questions on these on the exams to make sure you remember what these are. All right, that about wraps that this lecture I'll see you guys in the next one.
CompTIA A+ 220-1002
In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of operating systems, security, software troubleshooting, and operating procedures. This course will prepare you to take and pass the CompTIA A+ 220-1002 exam.