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Manage file systems, partitions, and disks

From the course: Windows 10: Troubleshooting for IT Support

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  • Course details

    Windows 10 is the most secure and reliable operating system ever from Microsoft. But when things go wrong, your users need your help to troubleshoot their issues. In this course, instructor Andrew Bettany provides a comprehensive guide to troubleshooting a range of Windows 10 issues commonly encountered by IT professionals—especially help desk professionals tasked with user support. Learn how to remotely help your users, troubleshoot hardware and software, and restore Windows 10 should you need to. You can discover how to resolve user account and permissions issues, and troubleshoot file access, networking and Wi-Fi problems, and Windows 10 startup issues. Plus, learn how to resolve app incompatibilities, diagnose and fix performance bottlenecks. Andrew wraps up the course with a look at essential maintenance tasks that will keep Windows 10 users from encountering problems in the first place.

    Instructor

    • Andrew Bettany

      Andrew Bettany

      Azure Skills Lead for Higher Educations UK. Modern management consultant specialising in Azure, Teams and Microsoft 365.
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      Andrew Bettany is a trainer and author specializing in Microsoft technologies and social media strategy.

      Andrew focuses on cloud and mobility technologies, including Windows 10, Office 365, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Azure. He is a keen networker who is passionate about helping people—from young adults to apprentices and career changers—pursue and achieve their learning goals and gain certifications. For eight years, he managed and grew the IT Academy at the University of York, until deciding to focus more on other opportunities, consulting, authoring, and freelance training. He also sits on several company boards as a director and advises on business development and strategy.

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    Skills covered in this course

  • Welcome

    - [Instructor] Let's now turn to how to troubleshoot hard drives and partitions and also see how to use virtual hard drives in Windows 10. All storage in a PC including hard disks, USB drives, and even SD cards need to be partitioned before we can use them. A drive can contain several partitions, but there must be at least one. In order to save anything on a drive, you must first create a partition which then needs to be formatted with a file system such as NTFS. If your requirements change or for example, you originally set up your new laptop with a small C drive partition, you are now able to re-size partitions within Windows to make them smaller or larger, as required. Similarly to previous versions of Windows, Windows 10 allows you to group together drives to operate as mirrored copies of each other or set up spam drives. Whilst this is possible, it's quite rare to see in practice. If you want this level of custom drive configuration such as mirrored disks, my recommendation is to…

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