Navigating BIOS Open & Navigate through control Panel Change the view in control Panel Change the Resolution Use Multiple Monitors View System Information Ease of Access Options Add, Modify and Remove User Accounts Automatic Updates
Section 2. Configuration Tools
Performance Monitor Performance monitor Tabs How to add counters How to Select Performance Objects Creating a Data Log & Event Trace data Resource Monitor sub systems i.e. CPP, Disk, Memory, Network System Configuration Normal Start-up, Diagnostic Stat-up and Selective Start-up Schedule a task to lunch Creating a scheduled task to launch i.e Defrag Task Managing Schedule Tasks Using Event Viewer Custom Views Administrative Events
Section 1: System Configuration
Navigating BIOS: In order to navigate BIOS setup need to use the arrow keys. It helps selecting the fields that required configuring appear in colour. If refer for online navigation it appear in lower side of menu. Upper side of menu gives menu selection information (Finn, 2013).
Open and Navigate through Control Panel:
In computer, first open the control panel by clicking in the start panel and selecting control panel.
In the left panel click on view and select, the option such as category likes large icons, small icons (Bartusevics et al. 2014).
Change the Resolution:
Open Display from control panel via Start button on computer.
Click on setting tabs that extend the windows desktop onto this monitor.
High screen monitor decrease size of items in monitor screen and increases the desktop size.
Setting resolution for each monitor.
In screen monitor, need to drag the slider of resolution that required to use.
Click Apply and OK button after setting the resolution (Nelaturi and Shapiro, 2013).
View system Information:
There are different ways for view the system information such as
Click o run from start menu and type msinfo32.
Click Start button > Select accessories > select system tools > click system information
Click on Start button then select control panel and then click onto system
For Linux OS type lshw
For Mac OS click on apple and then click onto about this Mac. After appearing window clock on the more info button (Li et al. 2013).
Ease of Access Option:
Click Start Menu, Select control panel, click onto Ease of Access
Add Modify and remove User Accounts:
Click Start menu, select control panel, Click on User Account and Family Safety
For Add a new account click on Manage another account
For Modification click on Change the account name for account name changes, Change the password for password changes, remove password for password remove from account.
For Remove the user accounts click on delete the account (Li et al. 2013).
Click on start menu and select windows update.
In left panel setting appear.
Modify selecting the option (Nelaturi and Shapiro, 2013).
Section 2: Configuration Tools
Performance Monitor Tabs – In command prompt menu type perfmon.msc and press enter for opening performance monitoring tabs.
Add Counters – In order to add counters expand monitoring performance tools. Click add to add counters
Performance Objectives – After appearing the window of Add Counter select objectives that need to add.
Create a Data log and Event Trace Data – In the windows of performance monitor navigation pane expand the Data Collector Sets, Right Click on User Defined, click on New, click on Data Collector Set, Select Create data logs. For event trace data click on next button that provides all information about the system events and activities (Vacca, 2013).
Click on start menu
GO to all program and select accessories and then click on system tools
Click on Resource Monitor, Select option such as CPU, Memory, Disk, Network for monitoring (Bartusevics et al. 2014).
Normal Start up – Use the mode to start windows for start up the windows in a usual manner. There were also other two modes for troubleshooting the problems.
Diagnostic Start up – Start the windows with drivers only and basic service. It helps in rule out the basic functionality as a problem.
Selective Start up – It allows selecting basic service or drivers or the other service in start up programs (Li et al. 2013).
Schedule Task to Launch:
Creating Schedule Task – Click on start button, select control panel, click on system and maintenance, click on administrative tools, and double click on task scheduler.
Managing Schedule Tasks – After opening the Scheduled Tasks right click of Schedule task and click rename for renaming the task (Bartusevics et al. 2014).
Using Event Viewer:
Custom View -
Start event viewer
Click on action menu and select Create Custom View
In event level click onto the check box
Specify the event logs
In event ID display the custom view. Separate multiple event ID by commas for multiple user setup (Vacca, 2013).
Administrative Event –
Click on Start menu and select control panel.
Click of System and Security and select Administrative Tools
Double click on Event Viewer and expand customer views
Select Administrative Event
In action menu select create administrative event for add event and remove administrative event for remove the event (Nelaturi and Shapiro, 2013).
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