Midterm Project

When Microsoft first issued Vista, users found out there were software errors that would pop up left and right when accessing it. In this document, I will be showing the scenario in which how to troubleshoot and resolve issues with MS Vista Networking.

MS Vista Networking

Example One: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Troubleshoot-and-Resolve-Windows-Vista-Network-Problems-55692.shtml

Example Two: http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsVista/troubleshooting-01.html

Example Three: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/5-Tips-Troubleshoot-Windows-Vista-Networking-Issues.html

Based on the three examples, the analysis of networking shown in the three have many similarities, but also an escalating difference in their strategic formality. Based on  “A Concise Guide To Technical Communications”, one of the criteria that is looked upon is the “audience”, but in this case it is the readers. In this scenario, the information displayed between the three examples carry vast differences in the data that is shown. In example two, “Help with windows”,  if you aren’t well backgrounded in computer softwaring, you will have a hard time accessing and understanding how the processes work.

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l404/chameleon234/work.jpg?t=1237567979 – Example Two

In Softpedia, the information displayed is extremely cluttered with irrelevant information. You would have to read the entire document and seperate information that is not needed, inorder to find what you need. Unlike Example three, where the user can quickly locate the important imformation faster.

Finally shown in Windows Networking, is what I consider to be the most simplest and easiest solution to solving network issues. Its depiction which is provided shows step by step in where too look for, and what to do with it.

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l404/chameleon234/work2.jpg?t=1237569128 – Example Three



Analyzing on example one, “Softpedia”, the language in which it was written was in a professional manner, in exception to a few parts of the documents. The design of the document is presented in a bulky format, where it feels unattractive to even look at it, rather than just reading it. Even so, the document does apply the visual part that is needed, to go along with the compatible information and data. http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l404/chameleon234/work3.jpg?t=1237570175 This makes it convenient for the readers. Overall, this document is usable, but there are better ones.

Shown in Example two, “Help with windows” , the information that is given might not be explained in a way that a beginner would understand. In this example, it shows users on how to troubleshoot the network system by configuring the registry editor.  A definition of Windows registry is of the following. The Windows Registry is a database which stores settings and options for Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains information and settings for all the hardware, operating system software, and user settings. So if you aren’t well backgrounded in computers, tampering with the registry editor could lead to bigger issues and problems, like hardware and software malfunctions. But then again, if you are a user with a decent amount of knowledge on how the registry editor, this document would make perfect sense to you, and be very useful.

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l404/chameleon234/work4.jpg?t=1237571431 – Example Two

In Example Three, “Windows Networking” , this document in my opinion would be most suitable for about anyone. The language that it is written in is simple and easy to understand. The designing of this document was made in a convenient manner for the readers, following the data of information with a picture that shows what was being explained. The pictures being shown exemplifies how a perfect running network system would look.

Step 1: http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l404/chameleon234/work5.jpg?t=1237572143

Step 2: http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l404/chameleon234/work2.jpg?t=1237572118

This document would be suitable for most users for its usability.



P.S. I had trouble loading the direct picture onto blog, so I had to link the picture.


~ by chameleon234 on March 20, 2009.

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