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Installation of a computer.

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Basic Procedure for Setting up Equipment Connecting it all together Connect up your cables for the keyboard, mouse, VDU and other hardware devices. Once you have done this, plug the computer into the main electricity supply to ensure the system powers up properly before connecting any accessories such as printers or scanners and so on. Installation When the basic system is connected, switched on and running smoothly you are ready to start to install the software and prepare the system for use. Most systems comes with the operating system pre- installed and configured so all you have to do is install drivers for the display, the printer and other peripherals, as well as application software. ...read more.


Most computers come with a CD-ROM drive and so therefore, software is usually loaded from a CD-ROM. Before they invented the CD-ROM software came on floppy disk and you used to have to load several disks before the application was complete. When installing new applications software, the program setup usually asks the user if you would like to create a new directory folder to store the new program in. it then suggests a name for the folder and a path, for example, if a program is called Cubase, it might suggest C:\Cubase. Testing Your installation and setup is only successful once you have tested it. ...read more.


Accessing the applications If your software has been loaded successfully you should be able to open up the program from Start, Programs and then by selecting the program you want to use or you could click on the desktop icon. To ensure that each application is functioning properly, you need to test it and the following procedure would be adequate. 1. Open the application 2. Type <Test 1> with your initials and the date. 3. Save the file as <Test 1> with an appropriate extension. 4. Exit the application 5. Restore the application 6. Open the file 7. Select print 8. Save and close the file 9. Exit the application Your computer is now set up. Tyson Burke: T079718 Leytonstone: School 13411 ...read more.

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