Windows 98 SE Installation and Configuration Log Ray Nimmo HNC 1-Assessment task 4 Disk Partitioning: Windows 98 boot disk inserted and computer switched on. Computer started with CD support. From A:> prompt – Typed FDISK then enter. Y to confirm large disc support. Selected option 4 to view partition information. Selected option 3 to delete partition. Option 1 to confirm. Prompted to enter volume label, none entered. Pressed Esc Selected option 4 to view partition information – none present Selected option 1 to create DOS partition. Option 1 to verify.
Y to confirm maximum available size. Pressed Esc to exit From A:> prompt pressed CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart. Disk Formatting and Labelling From the A:> prompt, typed FORMAT C:, then enter. Warning appeared saying “All data will be lost”, Y entered to continue. -Disk format in operation. Prompted to enter volume label, HNCX4 entered. Serial number displayed ; 1B27-12FE. Windows Installation Windows 98 CD inserted in drive. At the A:> prompt, DIR C: entered to check drive is empty. Entered R: to change to CD drive ( Assigned R on this computer). Entered DIR to view contents of CD.
Typed SETUP. EXE to run the setup program and begin installation. -Installation in operation when prompted during the install process, the following was entered: – typical setup options – computer name as Test – workgroup as HNC COS – description as Computing Section – location as United Kingdom – creation of Startup Disk – user name entered as Computing Section – user company as West Lothian College – conditions of licence agreement Accepted – windows product key entered – date and time entered (GMT) Installation Complete. Configuration and Testing.
From Start Menu, selected Settings, then Control panel. Keyboard: – Tested Repeat Delay – Tested Repeat Rate – Tested Cursor Blink Rate – Clicked Language Selection Tab – Set default to English(British) – Changes applied, then OK Locale: – Selected Regional settings from control panel – Able to change from here Time, Date, Currency, Number System used and regional settings, ie where the machine is – UK. Mouse: – Right handed mouse selected – Button click speed set and tested – Pointer style selected as Windows standard – Pointer speed and trail lengths adjusted to suit – Changes applied, then OK
Video Driver: – Selected System from Control Panel. – Selected display adaptors, then clicked properties. – From the general tab, message saying device is working properly. – Clicked driver tab, clicked details to view driver files. – Clicked resources, message saying no conflicts. Sound: – Selected sounds from control panel. – Given choice of previewing sounds, or changing sounds or schemes. CD Playback: – From control panel, selected system, then CD ROM. – Selected CD Drive then clicked properties. – General tab displays message saying this device is working properly.
– CD put into drive, accesses drive OK. Printer: – Selected Printers from control panel. – Selected printer then right click and display properties. – Given a number of options tabs to display info for printer. – Selected General tab, clicked Print Test Page. – Test page printed successfully. Customization: Alternative colour scheme and wallpaper: – Right click desktop – Select Active desktop, then Customize. – Click the Appearance tab. – From here select desired Windows scheme. – Click the Screensaver tab. – From here select desired screensaver timings. Folder remove:
– Click Start Menu. – Then Programs, then Accessories. – Right click on Games Folder. – Select delete. Disable sounds: – Click Start Menu, then Settings, then Control Panel. – Select Sounds. – From the Events window, select the desired sound. – From the Name drop down box, select none. – No sound will play upon selected event. System Policies: – To control access to a folder or printer. – Open My Computer. – Select desire folder or printer. – From the File menu select Properties. – Click Sharing tab. – If using user level access control click add, to specify who gets access.