Overview of the past, present and future Microsoft Operating Systems, including the latest operating systems. Students will learn to install and customize the Windows environment. Other topics include file management, how to use hidden utilities, memory management to speed performance, registry configuration, partial and full back up of operating system and files, and a look at 3rd party tools to maximize the windows experience. Students will receive their own licensed copy of XP Professional and Vista to use at home. Recommended: CS 110.