(Solution) COMP 150N Week 1 Assignment: Understanding your Operating System


This assignment is the first part of a final presentation in week 8. You have been assigned to a research team that investigates trending diseases. As part of this brand new team you will be required to setup and configure your computer and mobile device as well as the use Microsoft Office applications. This is necessary to perform your job as part of this research team.This week we are setting up your new computer, organizing files, and updating settings in order to be ready for the research. Make sure you complete the tasks and do not delete what you have done since you will be reusing what you did in future weeks.

Let’s start learning about your computer and its operating system!

What is hardware and software?

Your new computer has some essential components required to complete your job. You have been provided with a desktop computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a printer. Since you are researching and need to be mobile, you have also been provided a laptop and a smartphone for tasks in the field. Let’s review what each of these do.

View the following video to learn more about computers:

Understanding your operating system

The research team has allowed you to pick the operating system you use and feel the most comfortable with. Please select your operating system below and make sure to complete all the parts of the assignment using the same operating system.


Textbook Reading

Below you will find the textbook reading for the week. There are two textbooks based on the operating system that you use found below. Remember to complete your reading by Wednesday to be prepared for the week!

Windows 10

We will be using Windows 10 All-in-One for Dummies for this week’s reading. This book has multiple sections with their own chapters. Here is the link to the textbook for Windows users: Windows 10 All-in-One for Dummies, 3rd Edition (Links to an external site.)

For this week you will read the following chapters:

  • Starting Windows 10 – Chapter 2
  • Personalizing Windows – Chapter 1
  • Working on the Desktop – Chapters 1 through 3
  • Using the Universal Apps – All Chapters
  • Connecting with the Universal Apps – Chapter 4
  • Controlling your System – Chapters 1, 2, 3 4 and 7
  • Maintaining Windows 10 – Chapter 1




Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $10