*First, Discuss topic in at least 250 word paragraph.
*Second, make 1 reply of at least 100 words for each paragraph provided below. For your paragraph and replies, you should support your assertions with at least 1 source and accompanying citations in APA format. Acceptable sources include the textbook, reputable websites, and the Bible.
You received a request from your boss to upgrade an employees computer from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. You are planning to upgrade his computer next week since he will be on vacation. What will you need to do to prepare for the onsite visit and, once there, what will be the steps to perform the upgrade?
100 word Reply to Each Paragraph!
When asked to upgrade an employees computer from Vista to Windows 7 the first thing I would do is to verify that the users computer qualifies for the upgrade. The windows 7 Upgrade Advisor checks to see if its ready to run Windows 7. Next, I would check what hardware and software Windows 7 currently supports by going to the Windows 7 compatibility center. You can easily search or browse for your hardware to see if its Windows 7 compatible. If you have an older software version or hardware driver, they point you to the manufacturers website so you can upgrade to the right version of Windows 7. (Burgess, 2017). Next, I would make sure to backup all important files and data. While the employee is out of the office on vacation, I would then begin the upgrade by running the Windows 7 disk making sure that I am connected to the internet so the updates can be downloaded and installed. I would then accept the license terms with the recommendation of Upgrade installation instead of custom.
I would next make sure to address any issues that may arise before I install the new operating system. Before you begin the installation, complete the final checklist of hardware requirement, hardware problems resolved, product key, network access, and data backup, to verify you are ready. (Andrews, West, & Dark, 2017). Once the upgrade process begins there will be reboots while the process begins. After the reboots are completed, I would then type in the upgrade product key. Once all the updates are complete, I would re-install the software that was on the original system and ensure that all the files transferred. After confirming that the installation is complete the computer will be ready to use when the employee returns from vacation.
*100 word reply
If I were to be tasked with upgrading a clients computer from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, I would first start by creating a backup of all of the files on their desktop. I would then download the iso file for Windows 8 from Microsoft. After downloading the iso file, I would burn it to a USB drive. Before performing a clean installation of Windows, I would run a PowerShell script that retrieves the product code for activating Windows. I would write down the product code to be used to activate Windows 8.1. Next I would power off the computer and wait for it to completely shut down.
Once the computer has been shut off, I would insert the bootable USB drive into one of the USB ports, preferably one of the back ports that is connected to the motherboard if it is a desktop. After connecting the USB to the computer, I would power on the computer and rapidly press the key that prompts the computer to open up the bios menu. On the bios menu, I would navigate to boot order and change the boot order so that USB is on top. I would press F10 to save the settings and power off the computer again. After the computer turns off, I would power on the computer and let it load the USB boot menu. I would select the appropriate USB drive and let it begin to load the files for Windows 8.1 Once the files have been loaded, I would go through the default prompts to begin setting up Windows. When the installation is complete, I would load the clients files back onto their machine and have them test it (Lendino, 2015).
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