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1. Which edition of Windows 7 comes only in a 32-bit version?
Windows 7 Starter
2. What is the maximum amount of memory a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium can support?
3. How much free space on the hard drive is required to install a 64-bit version of Windows 7
4. How do you start the process to reinstall an OS on a laptop computer using the backup files stored on a recovery partition?
Press a key combination at the beginning of the boot.
5. What are three free applications mentioned in the chapter that can be used to create virtual machines?
Windows Virtual PC, Oracle VirtualBox, and VMware Player
6. When upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7, can you perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 7?
No, you must perform a clean install
7. What must be installed in Windows Vista before you can perform an in-place upgrade from Vista to Windows 7?
Service Pack 1 or a later service pack
8. Which file system is used on the volume where Windows is installed?
Windows is installed on a NTFS volume.
9. What is the minimum number of partitions required on a hard drive that is to be set up as a dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows XP?
10. Is the built-in administrator account in Windows 7 enabled or disabled by default? In Windows XP?
Disabled in Windows 7. Enabled in Windows XP
11. Which gives better security, workgroup sharing or homegroup sharing? Why?
A workgroup gives better security because sharing is limited to individual users rather than to entire computers, which is done with homegroup sharing.
12. Why will homegroup sharing not work on a network that has a mix of Windows XP, Vista, and 7 computers?
Because homegroup sharing is not supported by Windows Vista and XP
13. During a Windows 7 installation, what network location should you choose when you intend to join the computer to a domain? When you intend to join a homegroup?
Work network, Home network
14. What is the name of the domain controller database used by Windows Server 2011?
15. If you suspect a PC is infected with a virus, why is it not a good idea to perform an upgrade installation of Windows rather than a clean install?
The virus might carry into the new installation
16. After setting up a dual boot installation with Windows 7 and Vista, how do you boot the system into Vista?
Select the Vista operating system when the boot loader menu appears during startup
17. What dialog box can you use to change the computer name after Windows 7 is installed?
The System Properties dialog box
18. Is the Windows 7 setup disc a CD or DVD? Vista setup disc? XP setup disc?
Win 7 DVD, Vista DVD, and XP CD
19. After a Windows installation, what is the easiest way to determine that you have Internet access?
Open Internet Explorer and browse to a Web site.
20. How many days do you normally have after a Windows installation to activate the OS?
21. What window in Windows 7 is used to solve connectivity problems on the network?
The Network and Sharing Center
22. What Windows 7 tool can you use to migrate user data and settings from a Windows Vista installation on one computer to the new Windows 7 installation on a different computer?
Windows Easy Transfer
23. What is your primary Windows tool for managing hardware devices?
24. What window is used to uninstall an application in Windows 7?
Programs and Features window
25. Are you required to enter the product key during the Windows 7 installation? During the XP installation?
- Windows 7 No
- Windows XP yes
26. Using an unattended installation of Windows, what is the name of the file that holds the responses a technician would normally give during the installation?
27. What are the two commands used by the User State Migration tool?
ScanState and LoadState
28. To use the User State Migration tool, how must a computer join the network?
Connect through a Windows domain
29. Where is the PXE programming code stored that is used to boot a computer when it is searching for an OS on the network?
PXE is part of the BIOS which is stored on the motherboard
30. Which boot device should be set as the first boot device in BIOS setup when a technician is configuring a computer to launch Windows PE on the deployment server?
You are planning an upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7. Your system uses a network card that you don’t find listed on the Microsoft Windows 7 list of compatible devices. What do you do next?
a. Abandon the upgrade and continue to use Windows Vista.
b. Check the web site of the network card manufacturer for a Windows 7 driver.
c. Buy a new network card.
d. Install a dual boot for Windows Vista and Windows 7 and only use the network when you have Windows Vista loaded.
Answer: b. Check the Web site of the network card manufacturer for a Windows 7 driver.
2. You have just installed Windows 7 and now attempt to install your favorite game that worked fine under Windows XP. When you attempt the installation, you get an error. What is your best next step?
a. Purchase a new version of your game, one that is compatible with Windows 7.
b. Download any service packs or patches to Windows 7.
c. Reinstall Windows XP.
d. Install Windows XP Mode to run the game.
Answer: b. Download any service packs or patches to Windows 7.
If you find out that Windows 7 does not support one of your applications and you still want to use Windows 7, what can you do to solve this incompatibility problem?
- Set up a dual boot.
- Install Windows 7 and then install XP Mode.
In XP Mode, install your application under XP.
Install Windows 7 and then install a virtual machine. Then install the OS and application in the VM.
3. Is it possible to install Windows 7 on a system that does not have a DVD drive? Explain
- Answer: Yes, possible solutions:
- Use an external DVD drive.
Copy the files to a USB flash drive
Use a DVD drive on another computer on your network
Download the Windows 7 setup files from the Web
Motherboard BIOS provides three functions:
–System BIOS contains instructions for running hardware devices beforean OS is started
–Startup BIOS starts the computer and finds a boot device that contains an OS•Then turns the startup process over to the OS
–Setup BIOS is used to change motherboard settings•Can use it to enable or disable a device on the motherboard,change data and time, or select the order of boot devices for startupBIOS to search
- –Homegroup – each computer shares files, folders, libraries, and printers with other computers in the homegroup
- •Provides less security than a workgroup
- •new to Windows 7 (cannot be used with earlier versions)
- –Workgroup – each computer maintains a list of users and their rights on that particular PC
- •The computer allows a user access to local resources based on this file