My Windows 10 Capstone (Pt 1)

I’ve recently completed the Capstone Project requirements towards an AAS degree in Computer Support.

The Windows 10 Technical Preview was released shortly after the quarter began and provided a relevant topic for my project. I’d like to share with you, my final submission to instructors.

Capstone Project


The Project:

The Capstone Project that I am proposing is my WordPress blog entitled WINDOWSTEN that will be focusing on Microsoft”s newly released Technical Preview of what will when known as Windows 10 when it is officially released to the public. This project will serve as a platform, to showcase the many skills I’ve obtained during my Worker Retraining here at Clark College. Among the skill-sets I will demonstrate are the following.

  • Installation of Operating Systems and Documentation.

  • Operating System Configuration and Use of Features and Applications.

  • Troubleshooting and Data Analysis.

  • Technical Writing.

  • Content Management, HTML, Web Design.

  • Computer Repair and Maintenance.

  • Use of Virtualization software.

My Plan:

The release of the Windows Technical Preview is being made available to IT professionals, students, bloggers, and those in the know through the Microsoft Insider Program as of October 5th.

I have a WordPress blog that I’d began while enrolled in the WordPress Fundamentals course. It was originally started as a blog on Linux distributions, and Progressive Rock music.

I had titled the blog DISTROTECH. I hadn’t been able to devote much time to it after that quarter had ended yet had been looking for impetus to get blogging again.

My plan is to download the .iso files needed to created Virtual Machines using VMWare Workstation 11 with Windows 10 in order to test and review new features and functionality. As a participant in the insider program I’ll contribute feedback to the user forums and developers.

I will also upgrade an existing laptop that is currently running Windows 7 Home Premium to determine if the upgrade path is feasible. This Toshiba laptop has the Intel Celeron 900 Processor, 250 GB hard drive and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM.

In addition I was able to get an older Dell Latitude laptop that originally had Windows XP to test Windows 10 on. It has an Intel® Pentium® M Processor 750, 80gb HD. 2 GB RAM. and had been running Lubuntu with good results.

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