Welcome to “Microsoft Windows 10 Management and Performance.” After watching this video, you will be able to: Describe disk configuration and management. Explain storage and file and folder management basics. Explain how to access the Health report, and describe how to locate System Maintenance. Preferred disk configurations vary by operating system platform. Windows computers generally use FAT32, NTFS, or HPFS configurations. Linux workstations use EXT 4, and Mac workstations use HFS+. Storage management goals are about optimizing performance, minimizing data loss, and maximizing disk use. You can quickly access storage management options via Settings and Storage. But remember, always back up your data before changing your disk configuration. Storage management capabilities include: Viewing storage usage on other drives, changing the storage destination, managing storage spaces, optimizing hard drives, and viewing data backup options. Disk management enables hard drive formatting and partitioning. Here’s how: In the Windows Taskbar box, type “disk managementt” and open the Disk Management app. Use the Disk Management app to perform disk formatting, partitioning, compression, and cleanup. To see the rules for how files are indexed, within the Settings app, select Search and select Searching Windows. Here you can set rules for how users find their files and which folders to exclude when users search for files. With the rules set, to search files and folders, open File Explorer. Within File Explorer, the ribbon bar displays commands to perform tasks such as opening, editing, copying, and moving – known as pasting-and deleting files. Primarily managed through File Explorer, your hard drive configuration determines the allowable number of files and folders. The average user will not encounter limitations. In the Windows Taskbar box, type “File Explorer Options” to open File Explorer. Here you can set file and folder options to open folders within an existing or in a new window, to use a single-click or a double-click action to open a file, and to display recently accessed files and folders. A user might not need a program, or a program may not be permitted on the user’s computer based on company policy. You can select Settings and then Apps. And in the Apps & Features section, locate the program and right-click on the program to select the Uninstall option. Most software originates from online sources. So, before downloading software, verify that the website is legitimate. In most instances, to install the software, click the designated *.exe file. Windows will request your permission to install the software. Simply follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Windows manages most operating system software updates automatically. To check the update status, using the Settings app, select Update and Security where you can view your Windows update status. If your user mentions that they’re having issues with the system performance, open the Settings app, enter the word Performance, and select Device performance and health. When viewing Device performance & health, the Health report displays the status of Windows Time service, storage capacity, battery life, and apps and software. If needed, using the Settings app, search for System maintenance and select the second option to Troubleshoot and help prevent computer problems. Then follow the onscreen instructions to help maintain the computer. In this video, you learned that: Windows computers generally use FAT32, NTFS, or HPFS configurations, while Linux workstations use EXT 4 and Mac workstations use HFS+. The Disk Management app enables disk formatting, partitioning, compression, and cleanup. You can go to Settings and select Storage to change storage destinations, optimize drives, set access data backup options, and more, and you can use File Explorer to set folder options such as whether to open folders within an existing or new window, whether to single-click or double-click to open a file, and whether to display recently accessed files for quick access. You also learned that the Health report displays the status of Windows Time service, storage capacity, battery life, and apps and software, and System Maintenance provides troubleshooting capabilities to help keep your computer running smoothly.