Teach operating system options, features, and maintenance using the following steps.

  1. Review the previous lesson (Understanding the Structure of the Operating System).
  2. Explore the control panel, including
    • viewing the device manager,
    • establishing a wireless network connection, and
    • establishing a LAN broadband connection (automatically detect settings).
  3. Provide instruction on using system tools including
    • Disk Cleanup,
    • Disk Defragmenter, and
    • System Restore, which is used to undo system changes.
  4. Provide instruction on working with files including
    • creating a new folder;
    • moving files into a new folder using cut and paste;
    • deleting unwanted files and folders; and
    • copying files from removable storage to a folder on the local disk (C: drive), and vice versa.
  5. Provide instruction on burning a CD.
  6. Provide instruction on setting up the firewall and setting security options.
  7. Provide instruction on operating system and user file backup.
  8. Provide instruction on getting help online and in the operating system.