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Bios

The first step is to turn the computer on and a black screen will apear on the monitor. Wait untill the message appears briefly at the bottom of the screen.

Step two, from the boot up screen message you will know what key to press to enter into the Bios setup, this is usually F2 but other keys can be used to enter the bios and this will depend on the type of machine. Press F2 to enter into the bios setup program.

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Step three consists of pressing the F2 or other key for the pacific machine untill the Bios set-up screen is showing. Once the bios set-up screen is showing go to the Boot Option tab and change the boot sequence to CD-ROM as being the first boot device. To navigate to the CD-ROM < and > keys would need to be used.

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Step four save the configuration changes and exit from the Bios set-up or CMOS set-up Utility by pressing F10 key and follow by pressing the enter key for the save to occur.

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Task 3 – Testing

Test Predicted result Actual result Steps remedy problem Solved problem?
Keyboard The keyboard will work well and have no issues. The keyboard was working perfectly. Not Applicable. Not Applicable.
Anti-virus The anti-virus software will detect the virus. The Anti-virus blocks the virus. Not Applicable. Not Applicable.
USB ports are located on the back of the computer case. The USB ports will work well. The USB ports located on the rear of the case did not work. The correct drivers for the USB ports need to be installed. By restarting the computer that problem was solved.
Head Phones Headphones will work when plugged in and the sound card drivers are installed. The OS was not restarted after the driver was installed therefore the head phones did not work. Restart to the OS, take out the head phones then re-plug them back in. The problem was solved.
Mouse The mouse should work perfectly fine. The mouse doesn’t seem to be working. Restart the OS. The problem was solved by restarting the PC.

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Device Drivers for the sound and network cards

The following steps are for the updating of sound card and network card drivers.

Step one click Start, click the control panel.

Step two type into the top right hand corner update driver and click om Update device drivers.

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Step three click on sound, video amd game controllers, then cyberlink webcam virtual driver.

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Step four the cyberlink webcam virtual diver properties will appear, click on driver and browse for driver software on the computer.

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Browser

I installed the software Google Chrome for a browser.

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The first step was to click the save file to download Google Chrome.

The second step was clicking on the ChromeSetup.exe to launch the total Chrome installer.

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The last step was clicking the yes to install Google Chrome when prompted and when the installation stopped ChromeSetup.eve appeared in the downloads file.

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Office Suite

Step one find the product key, this is required for the installation of the office 2010. If previously purchased use a free key retrieval program such as Produkey.

Step two insert the office 2010 disc or download the installer from Microsoft.

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Step three start the setup program, this should automatically once the disc has been inserted but if using the downloaded installer the program should be founf in my downloads.

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Step four enter the computers product key.

Step five follow the prompts in the installer which will allow for the user to choose which products that they can install and those that they don’t need to.

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Step six finish the installation.

Relevant Equipment

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Step one Connect the keyboard and mouse.

To connect the keyboard and mouse to the computer via the USB ports.  Both keyboards and mouse could be wireless however they make have receivers which will allow for them to be plugged into the USB ports.

There are two different coloured USB ports which are either the black or blue ports, the blue ones are the newer USB 3.0 standard, these are best reserved for the fast storage devices for example hard drives and USB flash drives.

Ideally the user would want to plug the keyboard and mouse into the USB ports which are located at the back of the PC rather than in the front.

There are green and purple connectors also in PC’s for the keyboard and mouse but these days they are rarely used.

Step 2 Connect the monitor

Monitors have a variety of standards by how they connect to PC’s however the main ones are HDMI, VGA and DVI. If there is a choice it would be ideal to choose HDMI or DVI as VGA is not a digital connection.

HDMI cable send both video and audio to a monitor. DVI cables send only video from PC to the monitor. If the monitor has only a VGA input but the PC doesn’t have a VGA output then a VGA to DVI converter will be required.

Step 3 is connecting the network

If the PC does not have built in Wi-Fi then the user will need to connect a network cable a network cable so that they can gain internet access. If the PC does not have wireless networking or isn’t close to a broadband router a powerline network adaptor may be required.