Let me put this in present mode and let me get out of the full screen part. Okay, so it says windows and there are alternatives. Regarding the system utilities, our first utility is called disk cleanup. Okay, this cleanup. When you run it, it helps uh. It helps you remove files that you have accumulated over time that are not really necessary. Okay, that’s, why it’s called a disk cleanup. All these are temporary files whenever you install programs, sometimes you have these temp files that get you know the start accumulating. Whenever you browse the internet, you get a lot of little temporary files. So when you run a disk cleanup, it will go through your whole computer and start seeing. Where are all these unnecessary files that you no longer need it’s not going to delete? You know programs it’s, not gon, na leak, delete your documents or your music or stuff like that. It’S just gon na delete temporary files that have accumulated over a long period of time. You’Ll get these little boxes and it tells you they’re right next to them. Okay, how much of that you know how much of that space is due to that kind of you know file, then you put your little check boxes and you click okay and it starts removing them. You can get our announcements. I pledge here to the flag for the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands: one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all honor the texas flag.

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Okay, i can just click on it. It starts calculating and it shows me here what i can you know where i can get some space back and there’s don’t forget to scroll down. You have a little bit more options. Look at that that’s 50 megabytes there huh one gig over here, see i can get some quite a bit some space here. I might do this a little bit later. I want to do it right now, because it’ll take a little while removing all that stuff, just fyi that is available, and then the alternatives you’re not going to use that on your assignments, okay, but i thought i you know uh kind of cover them in case You know some of you are interested. This is a very good utility. I use it a lot when i’m working on other people’s computers, okay, it’s, called ccleaner. Moving on to our next windows, utility it’s called disk defragmenter. Okay, this effect mentor will optimize the computer to start work to work better, not like a lot a lot better. It doesn’t prove its performance a little bit. Why does it do that? If you look over here on the image, it shows you this first graph right here, this area right there. It shows you how files are on the hard drive, okay, and it shows you what the files will look like after you run the disk defragmenter. Remember how a hard drive works: okay and i’m talking about a typical hard disk drive as uh it’s writing information onto into the disk.

Remember the platters are spinning, so the information gets scattered all over the platters that’s. Why you have this where it looks like information? You know throughout all the platters when you do a district mentor, it grabs all the information that pertains to each other and puts it right next to each other. That way, next time you need to retrieve information it does it faster as opposed to okay. This is part of the information is here this one’s over here this over here, so it makes the computer a little bit faster. In other words, it increases its performance. Okay, that is your disk defect mentor. Let me go on to the next one. These are alternatives. We have smart, defrag and i’ll list, uh i’ll, just i can’t even say that right now, this defect again, these applications do the same thing that your your district mentor does. Okay, but these are just other companies that create their own utility. Sometimes they have a bit of different features, but overall the same concept system restore system restore, will provide you a calendar, okay and whatever date is both like right here in this calendar. The five is bold. The two is bold, the 16’s bold. That means that, on those days, microsoft or sorry, the windows operating system you have created what are called restore points. Restore points are pretty much like a snapshot of what your computer was at that time. So that way in case you’re having issues or maybe you had a windows updated installed and started, causing issues you can run through system restore select a date when your computer was working fine, in other words a date before, when the issue started happening and your computer Reverts back to its state at that point now it’s not going to get rid of any files that you, you know that maybe you’ve done since then, but everything else, the programs and the system uh files.

Those will revert back to the data you select. Okay, that is system, restore i’ve used this a few times and it has soft gets. Then we have error, checking error, checking if you right click on the google drive, so i do this here. Let me go to my drives here on my c drive. If i right click on it, i can go to properties, and then you have where it says tools. This is error. Checking right here. Okay, it will check your drive for any errors. Okay, sometimes your drive. You know when you run that utility we’ll fix some errors and then it’ll start working properly. You kind of every now and then some get intermittent issues with computer systems. You know your computer is fine and then awesome it’s, not you run an error checking and it tries to find errors on your drive and it fixes them. So that way your computer starts up and works. You know like it should it doesn’t mean your hard drive. Is bad, it just might mean that there’s a corruption on one of the sectors, so it tries to repair those errors. Okay, you also have alternatives and notice these uh, this one’s just called uh hd scan hard disk drive, scan okay, and then you have over here’s one from c tools. C tools is by the company seagate that makes hard drives, so they create a utility that you can use to scan their drives, but it actually works on other drives as well.

Okay and a lot of the companies that create hard drives, create utilities like this. That way, you can check what the i guess. The health status of your drive is backup, uh there’s, a backup utility and i’ve, told you guys about this one, this isn’t for you guys to make copies of data very important information. Remember i told you guys here within our district, i know probably for not to you guys liking, but we make we do backups of the skyward and the finances every day. Okay, so that way in case something happens, we can get the information back from you know. The previous day, so we might lose a couple of things. You know maybe attendance records for the day or if a teacher put grades for that day, but everything from before will be there. So if it’s uh information, that’s, very sensitive and very important, you know that’s the reason for backups or just at the same time, for you guys also, maybe you want to back up your music, your movies, you know what not. So, that is your backup. You can select string files or the whole system. Format. Format is another utility that gets used just to raise everything off of a storage drive. Okay, you can put in a flash drive, okay, sometimes you’re, having issues or maybe you just you don’t know. What’S on that drive you don’t care. You haven’t used it it’s been somewhere for like a year.

So if you haven’t used anything from that drive in over a year, you probably don’t need the stuff on there anymore, so just kind of format it and start new on it. Okay, so don’t forget the word. Format is going to erase anything off of a drive and it gives you option as far as what file system you want to use to format and tfs is always more secure than fat32. Next utility is the command prompt. I know you all hated the command prompt. Some of you did like it. I love working with the command prompt. Okay, the command prompt can be used to help you uh, you know, do different things within your system, but a lot of times. We use it for troubleshooting network connectivity. Okay, i use the you know the ping to check my own configurations of my system or ping other systems to see you know where the issues might lay. You know whether it be within one switch or a router. You know by who you’re pinging, you know what’s in between those areas: okay, our task manager to access the task manager. If you press, ctrl, alt delete all the same time, it’s gon na bring up what you see right here on this picture. Okay – and it shows you the applications that are currently running in case you’re, having issues with a certain application. You can always bring this up. It shows you everything, that’s running and then and the task that’s, giving you issues okay and then you can open up that task again and i’m.

Talking about this, you do it in case only one application is giving you issues. Obviously, if everything is frozen, okay, then you probably have to restart the whole system, but you can always end a task and then restart it from there uh. It shows you the performance of your system. You can see over here. On the right hand, side it tells you how much of your cpu is being used up, how much your memory? Okay, so you can always, and then you can even organize this by you know the applications using up. You know how much memory let’s see that’s it for task manager, okay, some alternatives for task manager. You have process explorer, android task manager, okay, so again different utilities, and they just have other little things. Little features that might be available. Okay, this ms config. It was its own utility before now, i’m, not sure if you all paid attention over here. This task manager has a tab that says a startup okay, so the ms config got incorporated into the task manager, but i left it separate because i think you all need it for your assignments. Okay, ms config lets. You see, you know all these startup utilities. In other words, what is starting up as soon as you log into your computer there’s, going to be a lot of things on there? That probably you don’t need starting up as soon as your computer starts up as soon as i log into my computer.

Really, the only thing i need running is my antivirus program. Okay, i do want that real time protection going on as soon as i log in, but i don’t need adobe to check if there’s an update, i don’t need my you know, uh any little messenger service running. I don’t need my zoom to start up as soon as i come and there’s a lot of little utilities that will you know they give you like a startup option kind of like on your phones. When i give a button about notifications, there is on computers a lot of little utilities that will start up as soon as you log in you don’t need them. So you can always go into that and take off the little check marks of everything and just leave your antivirus program. Okay, that way your computer will start up fast right. I mean every little utility that wants to stride up it’s going to take up a little bit of time, adding it to your overall startup time. Okay, you’re registering okay, this one. I have my little caution: little symbols up here and stuff like that, because you have to be very careful in working with the registry. The registry can fix a lot of issues with your computer system, but you have to be careful that the information that you read and they’re gon na go in there for is very reliable. This is not like uh, your google that you’re used to or microsoft office where, if you make so do a change undo, there is no such thing as undo on registry.

So if you make a change, it’s going to take effect to your overall system immediately, if you make the wrong change, you can mess up your system so that’s. Why? I do have those little caution: things there now sometimes i’ll go to microsoft and they you know, if i’m on the microsoft side – and they tell me to go to the registry and go to the certain area on the registry. I trust that okay, but if i just do a google search and i come across one site, if it doesn’t look, you know, looks a little sketchy. I’M, not gon na, go to the registry and make whatever changes. They tell me to okay, because i don’t wan na mess up my system. Okay, uh windows updates. These windows updates obviously just gives you patches and service packs, which are all uh little. I guess you can call them little software updates and get created to fix issues that have been discovered on your computer, okay, that’s. What they’re for that’s? Why you have all those updates they’re, just fixing bugs that are on the software, believe it or not. I mean there’s people that are always discovering things that are wrong in software and then that’s, why they create updates and service packs, a lot of people that discover those issues which i’m talking about like your programmers. If they figure out issues they they can contact the company and let them know about it and they can get paid.

Okay, then the company will create a patch for it and fix it. Your firewall, i talked about how this is a security measure against unauthorized access to users to your computer, so you always want to make sure that your firewall is on okay windows security. This has changed as far as the name goes over time. It used to be called security essentials. Then it changed to windows. Defender now, it’s just called windows security. This is microsoft’s free version of an antivirus program on your computer, okay, it’s free you, it gets uh through the windows update. It gets new definitions to discover new viruses and stuff like that uh. Let me see what over here on the picture. You can see how this is quick scan option, okay and i can just type it here guys, so you can know that you have this available windows security see. This came up i’m gon na click on it there’s that screen. So i can do a quick scan when i do a quick scan. It will search for the most common places that viruses and malware tend to hide, or i can go to scan options and do a full scan. Do a full scan when you’re not going to use your computer for a while, because the full scan can take anywhere. You know from 20 to an hour, depending on how much files you have and depending on the overall size of your drive, okay. But this will scan every file on your computer for potential threats.

Okay, so if you you know, if you figure, you might have some issues with computers working a little, you know uh, not uh, not normal something’s capping. Out of the you know, ordinary then run this uh scan on your computer. We’Re almost done yes, these are some alternatives that you can get, and these are all free. Okay, avast has a free, antivirus program avg. This has been around for a long time. Also, it has is a free antivirus program, these uh, they detect other things. Besides viruses, they detect uh, adware, spyware again, all of them are called malware as a collection because they all cause harm to your computers. This malwarebytes anti malware. I use this a lot. Okay, that’s a an option: adw cleaner ad awares uh. It has an antivirus but also searches for spyware. Then you have spybot it’s called search and destroy also looks for spyware, okay, we’re going to go into viruses and spyware and all that type of stuff. You know pretty soon, so your problem step recorder, it started in windows, seven! Okay, if you type a p, the problem step record is just abbreviations on your search bar psr see step recorder. Pops up. This will record everything that you’re doing for a little bit. Okay, so if you’re having issues with your computer system – and you need to ask somebody else for help, but you know they’re not there, you can always run this, replicate the problem, stop the recording and then send that file to the person, and then they could see A short little video, as you were doing the you know, because sometimes it’s kind of hard to explain what’s going on with the computer you’re like yeah, you click over there on that little thingy.

You know people say a lot about things like that. So get the little video show it to somebody that they can help you out as a technician. Sometimes i would have people okay, do this, do what you were, what you were doing once you see the issue, stop the recording and send me that, and then our last one here is windows memory diagnostic. This checks, the status of your ram, just like that error. Checking checks the status of your hard drives. This checks the status of your ram. Okay, a lot of times you might have certain uh things. You know that are freezing crashing, get a lot of blue screens, okay and i’m, not talking about little pop ups or you know abnormally, but just your computer there’s difference you can, after a while start, detecting okay, which one is my computer working sluggish, getting popups homepage. Changing that might be a virus compared to the system, just freezes, and i get a blue screen that tells me something’s not working correctly with hardware, as opposed to software, so that’s, when you want to run something like this windows memory diagnostic to see and the alternative Option this memtest 86 has been around for a long time.

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