Configuring & Optimizing a System in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)

Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)    |    Intermediate
  • 9 videos | 41m 8s
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Optimize your system's performance, while keeping your Windows 10 system working its best. During this course, you will explore optimization techniques using the Control Panel, Task Manager, and Resource Monitor. You will learn how to monitor and configure your system and devices with the Control Panel. Learn how to check for problems and system performance levels, with the Task Manager and Resource Monitor. Manage your start up applications. See how to free up and limit hard disk usage. Finally, find out how to create, modify and delete tasks with the Power Shell Task Scheduler.


  • Use the windows 10 control panel
    Configure your windows 10 features menu
    Check your computer's performance
    Check for issues on your computer
    Manage your windows 10 startup applications
  • Free up hard disk space
    Limit hard disk usage
    Create a task with the windows 10 task schedule
    Modify or delete a task in the windows 10 task scheduler


  • 4m 16s
    If you want to change the way in which an application or element of Windows 10 works, you will need to use the Control Panel. You will see how to access the control panel, navigate it and see the differences between it and the Windows Settings option. FREE ACCESS
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    There are a number of features in Windows 10 that can be activated or deactivated. You will see how to access the features menu, add a language feature and access additional features via your Control Panel. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Checking your computer's performance in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    4m 33s
    The applications that you have open on your device use resources, including memory, your network connection, and portions of your CPU power. You will often find yourself running multiple applications at the same time in Windows 10. It is therefore useful to be able to visualize and manage the resources that are being used by your computer at any one time. You can do this with two different tools: the Task Manager, and the Resource Monitor. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Checking for issues on your computer in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    4m 41s
    If Windows 10 detects a problem or issue on your computer, an alert will be created in the Action Center. This menu allows you to manage any potential problems that may have occurred on your system from one single location. Once you have opened the Action Center, you can begin to resolve the individual issues, one by one. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Managing your startup applications in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    4m 51s
    If you find that Windows 10 is taking a long time to start up when you turn your device on, you may want to adjust your startup settings. By default, certain applications installed on your device will open automatically when Windows 10 starts up. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Freeing up hard disk space in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    4m 18s
    When you save a file or install an application, space is used up on your hard disk. Some applications create files and folders that are only required for a short period of time, often simply for the installation process. A user can free up space in Windows 10 by deleting these temporary files. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Limiting hard disk usage in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    4m 21s
    If there are multiple accounts using Windows 10, you can apply limits to the amount of disk space that each one can use. This ensures that the computer's resources are fairly divided amongst its users. You can also create quotas for specific users to limit their hard disk usage. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Creating a task in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    6m 35s
    With the Task Scheduler, you can plan specific actions on your device. You will see how to create a task by defining the action, time, and required conditions. This will set up an automatic alert reminding you to take action on the defined task and it can also automatically open a program of your choice. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Modifying or deleting a task in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    3m 48s
    The Windows 10 Task Scheduler tool can be used to manage any tasks that you've created. You can open and modify the properties of a task that you've previously created. If there's a task that you no longer need, you can disable it or remove it entirely. FREE ACCESS


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