Onemust know his/her way around a computer in order to determine itscapabilities. In addition, he/she needs to understand the processesthat operate in the background in order to know what to shut down inorder to increase the computer’s efficiency. Inherently, some ofthe most basic skills that one should know are viewing the system’sgeneral information, creating a new folder, and exploring activelyrunning processes. This paper demonstrates how these things can bedone in computers with Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.
Right click the start button
Select system (Romer & Pinard, 2011).
Fromthe system window, my computer has Windows 10 Pro operating system,Intel (R) Pentium (R) CPU N3540 2.16 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, and a64-bit operating system.
Right click on the desktop
Move the mouse cursor to new
Type new name and press enter
ExploringActively Running Processes
Right click the task bar
Select task manager
In the window that appears, select more details
Under processes, view the number of processes running actively in the background
Alternatively, one can press a combination of Alt+Ctrl+ Delete then select task manager and continue from step 3
Notably,63 processes were running in the background at the time the exercisewas completed. The task manager also showed that nine applicationswere running in the section on top of background processes part.
Overall,this paper demonstrates that I successfully viewed the systeminformation and documented the specifications of my computer, createda new folder on the desktop, and viewed the active processes on mycomputer using the task manager. I believe that every new user shouldlearn these basic to ensure that he/she uses the computerefficiently.
Romer,R. M., & Pinard, K. (2011). CMPTR.Mason, Ohio: South-Western.