Computer Lit: Operating System Project (WIN)

Computer Lit: Operating System Project (WIN)


For your Windows operating system
project, you’re going to have to download two
files: the operating systems project files.zip, and the operating systems project.docx, which is a Word document. To download the files you’ll right click, choose “save link as.” I’m going to save mine to my desktop to make them easy to find. You’ll see that my zipped folder is now here on the desktop, and now I’m going to download the project
document. I’ll be walking you through the steps. For the first few sections I’ll go through pretty much step-by-step, then after that I’ll just be demonstrating the parts that you need. Before we get started with actually
working on the project, I want to show you a little bit about my personal Windows
setup. I’m currently working in Chrome from my
browser, though I also use Firefox, I’m working in Windows 8. Windows 8 has
two different views to it. You can be in your traditional
view, which is like Windows 7, except that it
misses the start bar from the corner, which I kind of miss. Then we have the more traditional touchscreen view,
and I am using the touchscreen 18in tablet as my computer and
it will let you move back and fourth where you can go to the desktop, that’s your tile view. I won’t be working in the tile view.
With the touch screen makes it very easy for me to swipe from the side to find search and various options and settings here and this is pretty much what you’ll see for
my background. This is what Windows likes to call the desktop. I’ve set it to a neutral MCC purple. If you ever wish to change
your options, you can go into personalize and you can set your desktop background and various other settings. So I’ll be working in Windows 8. you can work in Windows 8, work in Windows 7. Vista or XP would probably be fine. Most of what I’m
showing is pretty generic. The on part that really needs to have the Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system
is the snipping tool, which we’ll be using in the next video. If
you don’t have that you’ll have to find a way to work around
it. You could use Jing. Jing is the free program, this is it sitting
up here, it lets you take images from the screen and that’s all we’re going to be using the snipping tool for. So if you don’t have Windows 7 or Windows 8 you’ll want to go to Jing and download it. It doesn’t work exactly the same but it
shows you how to make it work, so that would be your option if you’re in
something older than Windows 7.