I been working with Windows majority of my life. You could say that windows was where plenty of my projects first begun. Most of my earlier projects starting in Windows.
Some of my first projects several years ago started in windows.
Started with Windows 7, taking the time to just learn how to navigate around the OS, learning where the control panel was, devices and printer, and getting better understanding of the Registry.
Also learning how to perform proper backup and recovery, system recovery, how to boot into safe mode off a flash drive and running virus and malware scans and understanding the symptoms of when a PC has been infected with a virus or malware.
Remember a long time ago my first set of virus removals were I took a second throw away laptop went on every virus infected site that I could find and infect the PC purposely with viruses, then run a virus removal on the machine afterwards which was indeed fun.
It helped my understand how a customer feels as they are trying to work on a computer that is infected with viruses which has a huge help because then once i stared my first job at staples it helped me with being able to attend to every clients need. Which is a good asset to have when dealing with a client being able to understand the client or customer help with being able to relate to their problem and solve their issue.
After that once I really learn the Windows 7 OS on the GUI I tried to take time to learn the command line interface.
First taken the time to learn basic command line utilities like ipconfig and ping.
Use ipconfig to learn what my IP, DNS, and gateway was.
then taken things a step further and learning commands like ipconfig /all to get my PC’s hostname and MAC address
ipconfig /release to know how to release the current ip my PC is using so it can grab another one from DHCP once I reconnect it again to the same network. Also I had to learn the hard way one time find out that this command also disconnects you from the network. So be mindful while
ipconfig /renew which restore your network connectivity with your gateway and the internet.
Know the basics these commands really help throughout my career while working as an PC technician, a desktop field support personal, and a backup administrator.
especially using the arp command as well which check the neighboring PC’s on the same LAN.
Soon on this site I will providing some step by step tutorial on using these basic utilities for Windows OS troubleshooting.
Now this does not mean I do not know anything about windows 8 or 10
The same troubleshoot methods shown on command line will work in these operating systems as well