Organisation, Naming, Deletion and Archiving of files


In the following slideshow you can see on the left hand side. The process i took to create an archive folder, and inside i compressed a folder i had, called GoPro. This then became a tiny size compared to the original 9.7Gb.  All of the data is no archived, in case i need it at some point, but is stored away tidily, yet ins’t taking up as much space.

To start with, i chose the drive i wanted to use. This i felt the best option would be my standard WDblack hard drive. This is the drive i use to record my videos onto, and edit them on. Due to its size i felt like it would be appropriate to use for a drive to archive items in a compressed state in.  I then used a simple right click to create a folder, and copied and pasted the GoPro folder over. Then again, used a simple right click to be able to compress the file. Then deleted the original large file.

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To rename files, all you need to do is double click on the name, or right click on the file/document and click rename, type in the name, and click enter. The following slideshow will show you the process i took to rename a word document.

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To delete a file, all you have to do is, right click, and click delete. Then either accept or deny the warning message.

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Software – Device Drivers

When installing a device to use in or with your computer, you wont normally get prompted to install drivers. This is because most peripherals are ‘Plug-in and Play’. This means they do it automatically in one of the background processes your computer undertakes.

As seen with this small slide show, it did everything automatically and all i had to do was choose what to do with it.

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This applies to almost all devices and accessories for your modern day computer. However it wasn’t always like this, and at one point, you had to use a disk or the internet to get every single driver for whatever you plugged into your computer.

Configuration – Customising Application Toolbars

To customize and edit your toolbar is really easy! All you have to do is a few simple steps and you have a wide range of options and formats you can have your toolbar in.

  1. On your desktop you need to right click on the task-bar at the bottom of the screen.Screenshot (40)
  2. You will then be prompted by the small menu, with all the options you can do from the right click.
  3. Hover your mouse over the ‘Toolbar’ option in the menu, and you will be given a fly-out menu that you can use to customize your toolbar. Screenshot (41)
  4. From there you will be prompted with options you can pick and choose, and play around with. These options vary and can be different from system to system.


Software – Installing a fresh copy of Windows

If you follow the steps below in order and do what i do, as seen in the slideshow, you will end up with a clean, fresh install of Windows.

  1. Insert USB
  2. Open USB contents
  3. Run the Setup file.
  4. Click Yes
  5. Click Install Now
  6. Because this is an offline computer we clicked to not get updates. If you are connected to the internet, click to get updates, to make sure your computer is as up to date as possible. Click continue once you’ve made your mind up.
  7. Accept the T&C’s
  8. Click next and select your device to install it onto
  9. Click OK if it had stuff on it previously
  10. Wait for all the processes to finish
  11. Select your region, time, and keyboard layout
  12. Choose a name
  13. Create a password
  14. Click Ask me later if your offline, either of the other two if your online
  15. Choose your Timezone
  16. Wait for it to load
  17. Done.

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Configuration – Startup and Power Options

When you startup your computer or laptop, you will want to know how to edit programs on startup and also the power options you have available. The way to access startup applications is to:

Go onto your desktop.

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Click CTRL + ALT + Delete and select task manager.

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From the menu you need to click startup on the tabs at the top.

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From here you can enable or disable any of the startup applications on the computer, and also have information with regards to how much of an impact it has on the startup.

For power options, you need to enter the BIOS as your computer starts. Then when greeted with the BIOS menu, you have to use the arrow keys or mouse to navigate to power options. Click, or tap enter and choose the option that you want to choose. Then click on the save and exit tabs, either with your mouse or with the arrow keys and enter. Save and exit.